Another year of wedded bliss and another anniversary gift to think about. If you follow traditional anniversary gift giving, each year comes with a special theme. Here are ideas for celebrating your love and the time you’ve spent together.
1st Anniversary: Paper
Letter writing may be a lost art, but there’s no reason it can’t be brought back. Get a letter writing kit as a gift for penning romantic letters or a journal to log memories the two of you share.
What could be more cozy to celebrate your second anniversary than his and her robes? There are many great ones to choose from and a spa treatment could be coupled with the gift to make the celebration even more special.
You could go for a snazzy new leather coat, a pair of driving gloves, a guitar strap or something more sentimental like this leather tray, which is customizable with everything from your vows to your wedding date. It can be used to hold all of your important things like keys, rings, phones and remote controls.
Skip the traditional flower delivery and go for something different, like a fruit tree! These cute little Kesarmango treescan grow indoors and yield fruit. Don’t trust your green thumb?Harry and Davidhas some wonderful fruit of the month clubs and deliver amazing fruit boxes to your door.
You can choose candy or iron for this anniversary, but what is sweeter than sugar? Go ahead and order a trunk full of your favorites at 1800-Baskets or personalize your own candy wrappers. If you really love chocolate, take a trip to Hershey, Pennsylvania to experience their world cocoa that includes rides, spa items and plenty of chocolate-laden food.
If you’re a kitchen geek you’ll love all of the fun copper accents that are showing up on everything from pots and pans to Kitchenaid mixers and pasta attachments. If wool is more your speed, there are plenty of ways to get cozy for anniversary number seven, like cuddling under a wool blanket. We love the endless variety here.
The 8th anniversary comes with another choice: pottery or bronze. After eight years it may be nice to invest in some new plates and mugs. There are many cool artisan potters out there, so it’s easy to get something chic and unique. For bronze lovers, opt for stunning jewelry or customizable cufflinks.
If you went the pottery route for your eighth anniversary, you may want to make number nine a willow gift. Willow is a bit tricky but you could choose this light-up willow tree or a woven basket filled with treats.
How nice would it be to wake up to freshly squeezed OJ? Say yes to mornings in bed with an aluminum juicer, or be more sentimental with this tin song wave art that takes a meaningful song of choice and turns it into ever-lasting art.
Why not make anniversary number 11 an interactive one? Ooni has a lightweight, stainless steel pizza oven that is easy to use and offers a whole lot of fun. It won’t take long before you are both expert pizza makers.
The same goes for wine and spirits. There are luxurious bottles out there, some really cool wine clubs or wine accessories. You could also venture off to wine country, or take a cocktail making class together.
Few things sum up 18 years of marriage like the practicality of appliance shopping. Now is the time to finally get the new appliance you’ve been eyeing, whether it’s a refrigerator or a new toaster oven.
This is a huge milestone–20 years! You could buy a new set of China or go a little off cuff and take a trip to the country itself. If that’s not in the cards, talk about future travel plans while sipping from these bone china mugs.
There is still fire in your relationship after 21 years, and that should be the theme for your gift. Whether you take it literally with something like a backyard fire pit or sign-up for a cooking class, this is sure to be a hot anniversary!
We’d take this anniversary on the water–literally! Whether it’s a romantic sunset boat ride, scuba lessons, a picnic on the beach or a midnight swim, enjoy time in the water together. If you want something more tangible, yeti offers great waterproof coolers and things to take on a boat.
Why not gift something sentimental for this momentous anniversary? River and Birch creates beautiful silver jewelry with handwritten messages on them like, "my love forever" or "love you always." Anything you choose will be a keepsake for years to come.
What is the ultimate 35th anniversary gift? Exploring the Great Coral Reef while you can still see the beauty of the ocean.
40th Anniversary: Ruby
We are seeing red for the 40th anniversary! The crimson colored gemstone adds a real pop to jewelry like in this David Yurman bracelet, or cuff links. Or, if jewelry isn’t your thing, you could opt for this personalized ruby poster.
The bright blue gemstone commemorates 45 years and its hue adds a pop to more than just rings and bracelets. This phone case is a daily reminder of your love. Or you could go more luxe with this diamond and sapphire necklace.