Top 5 best eco-friendly Christmas gifts for couples

Published on December 12, 2023 -The holiday season is upon us, and if you're looking for the perfect gift for that special couple in your life, look no further! We've compiled a list of the top 5 tech-related gifts that are sure to bring joy to any couple. Whether they'd prefer practical gifts that they can use on a daily basis, personalized items that showcase their unique bond, or shared items that bring them closer together -- Back Market has you covered with refurbished and eco-friendly options.

Why refurbished tech as a Christmas gift for a couple?

Shopping for Christmas gifts for multiple people can be hard and expensive. Here at Back Market, we think refurbished items are the solution to both those problems.

If you're not yet sold on gifting refurbished goods, let's summarise the reasons why they make for great gift ideas:

  • You will take care of the environment. By giving reconditioned items a second chance, you prevent them from ending up in a landfill. Moreover, you cut down on the demand for new items, stopping additional waste and resource depletion. Couples who are environmentally conscious will definitely appreciate more sustainable gift options!

  • 30-50% cheaper than buying new. New items may have the latest feature set, but is the slight upgrade really worth the extra cost? Refurbished items usually perform just as well on a daily basis, and at Back Market, they're much more budget-friendly. This is especially useful if you're looking to splurge on a high-end item or if you're shopping for a couple.

  • 100% guaranteed tech. The refurbished devices that we sell at Back Market have undergone extensive testing and reconditioning prior to their sale. This guarantees you get an item that looks new. Plus, they all include a 12-month warranty and 30-day returns just in case anything goes wrong (and we doubt it will).

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1. Smart home devices for the savvy type of couples

From voice assistants to smart thermostats, there are so many options for couples to upgrade their homes with the latest technology.

Consider gifting them a Google Nest Hub or an Amazon Echo to get them started. These devices can be controlled through voice commands, allowing the couple to manage their home's temperature, lighting, security, and more with just a few words.

They also allow people to quickly play music, set alarms and get news and weather updates.

You can also gift a savvy couple a smart home security system like the Ring Alarm to keep their home safe and secure. Systems like these can be controlled through apps which allow users to arm and disarm the alarm, receive notifications of movement near their homes, and even speak to visitors through a built-in intercom.

Overall, these devices can be a great addition to any couple's home and provide a level of convenience and control that they may not have had before. Smart tech for home bodies is always a good idea!

2. Home theatre upgrades for movie lovers

Know a couple that's always talking about the latest movies and TV series? Try upgrading their watching experience at home!

With a video projector, they can transform their living room into a home theatre and have a more cinematic viewing experience. Projectors come in a range of sizes and prices, so you can find one that fits their needs and budget. Much more practical than a traditional 4K TV!

Something a little more low-key is a simple subscription to a new streaming service. Give the gift of entertainment by paying for a few months of Netflix, Hulu, or Amazon Prime.

Whether the couple is hosting a movie night with friends or just snuggling up for a quiet night in, these upgrades add some extra enjoyment to their home.

3. Matching smartwatches for fit couples

From tracking fitness goals to receiving notifications on the go, refurbished smartwatches are practical and affordable gifts for any couple. They'll not only be better connected, but they can also start working out together!

With an Apple Watch, a Garmin Forerunner or any similar device, you can keep track of fitness achievements and stay on top of health-related goals. Couples can start competitions with each other to see which has the most workout minutes or they can start going on weekly runs together.

The Apple Watch Series 8 and Samsung Galaxy Watches are the most popular smartwatches we sell. However, there is a whole slew of refurbished watch options on Back Market for all kinds of needs.

4. Video game console for competitive couples

Give the gift of friendly competition with a Nintendo gaming console like the Nintendo Switch. Couples can play their favourite games together and with other friends online. Great additions to any couple's home and they're fun activities for when friends come over too.

Other video game consoles like the PS5 and Xbox One are options too, but their video game catalogues are mostly for single players. Of course, if they both spend hours playing FIFA or Call of Duty, a second console may be a good fit as well.

5. A camera for adventurous couples

Do you know a couple that doesn't have any pictures of themselves together? Well, no matter how good mobile phones are getting, they don't replace the feeling of a dedicated camera.

A camera can be the perfect gift for Christmas, and it can encourage the couple in your life to get more pictures together. A Polaroid in particular is great for snapping flicks while on holiday, and they're instant moments of the trip. Of course, a DSLR camera could also be a great option for the two of them.

One other idea we love is a digital picture frame to help them display their favourite memories. The Nixplay Smart Frame can quickly cycle through albums of any photos they upload. No need to print out all their photos to show off their trips or favourite photos from date nights.

Need other Christmas gift ideas for couples?

So if you're still on the hunt for the perfect gifts for couples for Christmas, consider exploring the world of refurbished tech. Not only are these gifts more budget-friendly, but they also have a smaller impact on the environment.

Our other gift guides dive into other refurbished tech options, from smartphones to laptops and more. Check them out for more inspiration on how you can give the gift of technology while also being kind to the planet:

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Written by HaziqTech Expert for Back Market UK, Ireland & Australia

When not fighting the good fight for environmental sustainability, Haziq loves making reviews of everything and anything tech-related.

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