For the foodie couple:

Mariakakis Fine Food and Wine

1322 Fordham Boulevard, #1 Chapel Hill

Mariakakis Fine Food and Wine, a gourmet market, offers a variety of wine, champagne, and specialty foods from Greece, Italy, Eastern Europe, and the Mediterranean.

For the minimalist couple:

Port of Raleigh

416 South McDowell Street, Raleigh

Find something timeless in Port of Raleigh’s collection of sleek bedding, vases, and kitchenware.

For the vintage-y couple:

Father & Son

107 West Hargett Street, Raleigh

With a focus on midcentury modern, Father & Son has a range of home décor and furniture. Whatever you find, you can be sure the couple won’t get two.

For the freaky couple:

Frisky Business Boutique

1720 New Raleigh Highway, Durham

You’ll want to know the couple pretty well before you shop here.

For the music-loving couple:

Schoolkids Records

2237 Avent Ferry Road, #101, Raleigh

Schoolkids carries a wide selection of vinyl for old-school souls. Locations in Durham and Chapel Hill, too.

For the charitable couple:

One World Market

811 Ninth Street, Durham

Stocked with colorful baskets, quilts, and lanterns, this fair-trade store supports artisans in more than seventy developing countries. A gift from One World Market keeps giving.