11 Gifts That Are Even Better When You Enjoy Them With Your Partner
Every holiday season, my boyfriend and I agree to only gift each other items that the both of us can share. It's become one of my favorite traditions — with the stress of constantly thinking about others during this time, it's so refreshing to be able to focus on us for a change. Whether you're looking to surprise your own partner or a pair of cohabiting loved ones, keep reading for nearly a dozen gift ideas across a range of price points that are better when experienced together. Bonus: these make great housewarming gifts as well if you need one!
Bonsai Tree Kit
Bonsai trees may be finicky, but care for them correctly, and they have the ability to outlast you in life. Put down some roots and start a legacy with your partner using this handy DIY Urban Outfitters Miniature Indoor Bonsai Tree ($16). It makes for such a thoughtful stocking stuffer.
Sous Vide Tool
Take the guesswork out of cooking with the ChefSteps Joule Sous Vide ($179), which is a kitchen game changer. This device is the smallest and sleekest sous vide available on the market and cooks your food at the perfect temperature, every single time. Now you can enjoy the finished meal together rather than worrying about whether it's overcooked.
Neither overly feminine nor overly masculine, the notes in this Tom Dixon Elements Set of Four Scented Candles ($195) draw inspiration from the elements. There's a scent to suit every mood, and you can even reuse the glass vessels once the candles have burned through.
If you're like me, answering the question "what do you want to eat?" is a constant, daily struggle. At least the Black & Decker Waffle Maker ($18) takes care of brunch. After all, who can say no to waffles?