From commemorating a first wedding anniversary to ringing in your 60th, we’ve got plenty of gift ideas for you to give to that special couple—or to your co-celebrant. Ahead, we’ve compiled the 28 best anniversary gifts by year, according to their themes.
28 Thoughtful Wedding Anniversary Gifts by Year
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1. First Anniversary: Paper
HP Sprocket Portable Photo Printer
- Why We Love It: Uses sticky-backed photo paper, spits out 2 x 3-inch photos
You’ve already documented your love story using digital snaps and social media, but there’s no substitute for old-fashioned photo album. Turn any journal into just that by printing out small photos from your phone using this printer’s Bluetooth connectivity. Bonus: You can easily use this to set up a photo booth at the next party you throw and give people little mementos to take home.
2. Second Anniversary: Cotton
Brooklinen Lightweight Textured Throw Blanket
- Why We Love It: Airy weave, 70 x 50 inches
Long-staple cotton makes this throw super-soft; imported from Portugal, it’s available in basil, dried rose and sand colorways. In other words, it’s just the thing for both of you to snuggle under during your next Netflix date.
3. Third Anniversary: Leather
Saks Fifth Avenue
Saks Fifth Avenue Leather Touch Tech Gloves
- Why We Love It: Snap closure, simple styling
Made in Italy, these gloves have simple styling he’ll love for many years to come. Equally suitable to wear to work as they are for casual walks around the park, they’re also touchscreen-compatible, so he won’t have to take them off when he’s hitting “like” on your Instagram posts.
4. Fourth Anniversary: Flowers or Fruit
- Why We Love It: Self-watering potting system, glossy leaves and blossoms
You won’t be able to pick a favorite from the three hearty houseplants in this gorgeous set: Heartleaf Philodendron with its glossy foliage; Anthurium with its heart-shaped leaves or the Kalanchoe Blossfeldiana succulent with its little flower clusters. Choose among four color palettes to have your plants delivered in (blues, warm tones and more) and each pot has its own little water collector that you fill for the plant to drink from as needed.
5. Fifth Anniversary: Wood
- Why We Love It: Rich Sheesham wood, food safe
Rich swirls of natural wood grain add natural character to these simple wood trays crafted from Sheesham wood, also known as Indian rosewood. Widely grown on the subcontinent, this hardwood is durable and moisture-resistant. The trays come in two sizes (16 x 8 inches and 19.75 x 12 inches) and can be used to serve small bites at your next get-together (like the one celebrating your fifth anniversary) or corral any clutter on your coffee table.
6. Sixth Anniversary: Candy or Iron
Sugarfina Champagne Bears Candy Gift Set
• Why We Love It: Two flavors of champagne bears, festive packaging
Want to honor the spirit of the event but not gift so much candy that your recipient makes themselves queasy? Opt for this elegant sampler of champagne and strawberry gummy candies, which includes two gummy bear flavors (plain and strawberry) infused with Dom Perignon champagne, along with a serving of Venus strawberries (that’s freeze-dried strawberries wrapped in white chocolate then encased in a candy shell). Sweet, just like you two lovebirds!
7. Seventh Anniversary: Wool or Copper
Boska Copper & Concrete Fondue Set
- Why We Love It: Conductive material, can be used for cheese or chocolate
This attractive cookware set is as beautiful as it is practical, since the concrete base where the integrated burner rests is sturdy and absorbs heat, and the copper pot is shiny, has a one-liter capacity and is seven inches in diameter. You can dip into your melted main course (fondue) or deliciously gooey dessert (chocolate) with one of the four stainless steel skewers.
8. Eighth Anniversary: Pottery or Bronze
Pottery Barn Artisan Footed Bowl
- Why We Love It: Hand-thrown, versatile uses
This 15.5-inch diameter bowl holds fruit, your crystal collection, potpourri or whatever else you like, as it handsomely takes center stage on a coffee or dining table. Handcrafted earthenware, each piece is one-of-a-kind, just like your marriage.
9. Ninth Anniversary: Willow or Pottery
Rurality Store Wicker Picnic Basket
- Why We Love It: Roomy 15.7 x 12.5 x 7.87 inches, two-flap lid
This classic picnic hamper will fit sandwiches and a bottle of wine inside, and the lace-trimmed cloth liner keeps any smaller supplies (and crumbs!) from slipping out. And the 14-inch handle makes it easy to carry.
10. Tenth Anniversary: Tin or Aluminum
Gardens Gate Jewelry
Gardens Gate Jewelry Cuff Bracelet
- Why We Made It: Personalized, handmade
This solid aluminum cuff bracelet has a subtle etching that indicates 10 years down, and you can have a customized message printed on the inside. The cuff’s 7 x 3/8 inch size will look good on him, even if he’s not a jewelry guy. Want a matching cuff? The Florida-based makers have designed a women’s bracelet, slightly scaled down in size.
11. 11th Anniversary: Steel
Cuisinart Pure Indulgence Ice Cream Maker
- Why We Love It: Large spout for mix-ins, 8 x 8.25 footprint
After 11 years, you have both learned that sometimes, when the intimacy hits the fan, you just need a reset with some decadent ice cream. That’s where this stainless steel-housed Cuisinart number comes in—it makes two quarts of ice cream or yogurt in as little as 25 minutes. (The integrated motor, double-insulated freezer bowl and automatic mixing paddle do all the ice cream making without you ever having to lift a finger.) And cleanup is easy so this is an anniversary gift that every family member will love.
12. 12th Anniversary: Silk or Linen
19 Momme Seamless Silk Sheets Set
- Why We Love It: Includes top and bottom sheets plus a duvet, choice of 9 colors
Made from 100 percent grade A mulberry silk, this set of 400 thread count sheets are temperature regulating (yay, natural fibers). Not only that, silk is also a surprisingly durable fabric that has an anti-allergenic property to keep your skin comfortable. Did we mention that these sheets are also machine washable on gentle cycle?
13. 13th Anniversary: Lace
- Why We Love It: Soft cotton/nylon fabric, comfortable length
Every woman needs a versatile white lace blouse in her wardrobe, and this one is extra special because of its tailored collar and cuffs. She’ll also appreciate the generous shirt tails that ensure it’s not going to come untucked.
14. 14th Anniversary: Gold Jewelry
- Why We Love It: Personalized, minimalist
Engrave up to 28 characters on this bar, made of 18 karat gold over sterling silver. It’s adjustable from 16 to 18 inches, so your sweet message hits at exactly the right place: above her heart.
15. 15th Anniversary: Crystal
- Why We Love It: Nontraditional crystal color, imported crystal
“ [This is a] fabulous piece! I receive so many compliments,” writes on reviewer about the jet-hued crystal Baccarat heart. We like that it’s an obvious token of love—it’s fine crystal imported from France and made by a marquee homeware company—but it’s got an edgy color that makes it a great gift for the cool cat you’re married to.
16. 16th Anniversary: Coffee or Tea
De'Longhi Dedica Arte Espresso Machine
- Why We Love It: Slim profile, latte steam wand
The coffee lover that’s celebrating an anniversary is going to appreciate this highly engineered machine. Measuring at 13" x 5.9" x 12" inches, this Italian import gets high marks for being easy on the eyes and for being dependable. “I have been a fan of the Delonghi Dedica for nearly 10 years. [It’s] easy to use and my morning cappuccino is perfect and made to my spec’s rather than depending [on] a barista in a coffee shop. And, by comparison it is also an efficient and cost effective method for my morning brew,” writes one reviewer.
17. 17th Anniversary: Wine or Spirits
In Good Taste
- Why We Love It: Includes 12 single-serve rosés, cute packaging
These happy little bottles of single-serve roses are top-rated vintages from the importers at In Good Taste. Each box also comes with a tasting guide and pairing recommendations.
18. 18th Anniversary: Appliances
- Why We Love It: Vibration toy for couples, elegant design
This flexible silicone c-ring can be used by each partner individually or worn during intercourse. With six settings, a waterproof construction and flexible fit, this is going to spice up anyone’s anniversary night.
19. 19th Anniversary: Jade
- Why We Love It: A visual reminder of “your song,” available with or without frame
Choose any favorite song, and this maker renders it in sound waves. It’s an arty way to enjoy music, and a special commemoration between the two of you.
20. 20th Anniversary: China
Feldspar 24ct Gold Painted Bone China Cake Stand
- Why We Love It: Handmade in England 3.7 x 11.1 inches
Stoke-on-Trent in England is a historic source of fine china, and this cake stand is made from local Cornish clay and slip cast by hand in a plaster mold. The translucent finish and gold touches make this stand both homey and elegant. (We recommend presenting the gift with a colorful cake on top.)
21: 25th Anniversary: Silver
Waterford Classic Picture Frame
- Why We Love It: Classic styling, 5 x 7 or 8 x 10 inch sizes
This tarnish-free frame is elegant and is sure to become a family heirloom. Why not gift it with a recent photo of the whole family or look through a box of old family photos for an early picture of the couple and have it enlarged at a local photo shop?
22. 30th Anniversary: Pearls
Mejuri Essential Pearl Earrings
- Why We Love It: Suitable for casual and formal wear, comes in 5 mm and 8 mm sizes
These versatile earrings are set in 14 karat gold, so she’ll be able to wear them without risk of irritation. And the slight drop design makes them more special than the usual pearl studs (and ups the odds she won’t already have a similar pair).
23. 35th Anniversary: Coral
- Why We Love It: Encourages travel, can be used for experiences
For the coral anniversary, why not give the gift of seeing live coral—on a trip to the Florida Keys, say, or coastal Mexico? The happy couple can choose their own adventure with an Airbnb gift card that lets them use it to book a comfortable place to stay in or they can choose an experience such as tours led by locals in their destination.
24. 40th Anniversary: Ruby
- Why We Love It: Paperweight or art object, 2 x 4 x 4 inches
For their ruby anniversary, gift a ruby that everyone can delight in. This multi-faceted rock shimmers in the light and would make an excellent centerpiece or table topper.
25. 45th Anniversary: Sapphire
Crock Pot Artisan Enameled Cast Iron Braiser
- Why We Love It: Cast iron, 5-quart capacity
The self-basting lid on this classic cast iron pot keeps evaporation inside, and the 15-pound weight ensures it won’t accidentality get knocked off the stove. It’s made to go from the fridge to the oven or stovetop, and won’t rust over time, so it’s the perfect gift for the long-married chef.
26. 50th Anniversary: Gold
The Forever Rose
- Why We Love It: Hand-dipped real rose, stem etched with message
For a seemingly eternal bond, how about a rose that’s been made eternal, too? This is an actual rose that’s picked at peak bloom then embalmed in a 60-step process. Each petal is plated individually and a 30-character message can be etched on the stem. At 12 inches long, it’s a beauty that never needs watering (and for an extra thrill, can be gifted nestled in a fresh flower bouquet).
27. 55th Anniversary: Emerald
Personalized Family Tree Wire Sculpture
- Why We Love It: Includes names of family members, handmade in Indiana
Craftsperson Lisa twists copper wire into the shape of the body and branches of this tree sculpture, with shimmering green beads as leaves. You send her names of family members, and she bends each name into the tree branches (and leaves room for new additions).
28. 60th Anniversary: Diamond
Waterford Lismore Old Fashioned Glasses
- Why We Love It: Diamond patterned cut glass, set of two glasses
What better way to toast to 60 years of marriage than using a set of diamond-patterned sparkling cut glass? The 4.5 x 3.5 inch size is suitable for whiskey or cocktails. Heck, they even add a touch of elegance to your morning juice.
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