A decade and a half since you said “I do” is something pretty special. I hope you’re both patting yourselves on the back and looking forward to celebrating 15 special years together. This 15th year anniversary is a pretty big one, so I’m sure you’re looking forward to reminding your soul mate just how much they mean to you.
And if you’re looking for an extra thoughtful present to give your sweetheart, our guide to 15th anniversary gifts can help guide you to a sparking idea.
What is the Traditional 15th Anniversary Gift?
The traditional gift for a 15th wedding anniversary is crystal, which symbolises the clear and sparkling love the two of you have for each other. As you can see it in my go-to book – Blue Book of Social Usage by Emily Post – crystal is one of those gift ideas that was already completely cemented in the mind of society by the time the book was written in the early 20th century. Its the traditional gift choice in both the US and the UK, and I just love the inventive options with this one.
If crystal isn’t quite your thing, the good news is that anything made from glass is also fair game. That said, we’ve got plenty of great crystal gift ideas to help you get your search started.
Modern Fifteenth Anniversary Gift
Modern gift guides list wrist watches as the must have piece for this anniversary. It’s a cute option, as your sweetheart can wear it every day and be reminded of all the good times you’ve spent together.
- Rose: Give one of the most romantic flowers of all time on your 15th anniversary – roses. Go for the traditional deep red, pretty in pink, or choose yellows and peaches for a sunny combo.
- Rhodolite: This gorgeous, deep pink garnet gemstone got its name from the Greek word for rose. How perfect is that? It’s also associated with the feelings of joy and inspiration, two things I bet your sweetheart makes you feel on a regular basis.
Crystal Anniversary Gift Ideas for Her
Let your love shine through, with beautiful crystal gifts to suit all kinds of ladies. From big and bold statement pieces to sweet treats with just a hint of sparkle.
1) Quartz Crystal Platter
by Hello Posh
An absolutely stunning quartz crystal platter is the kind of statement piece that can really tie a room together. Luxurious and unusual, it can be combined with a few other favourite ornaments to make a dazzling display. A winner for any lady who loves pink and wants a grown up way to show it.
2) Heart-Shaped Crystal Paperweight
For a marvelously modern take on crystal homeware, check out this sweet crystal paperweight from Swarovski. It’s elegant, eye-catching, and features a hidden engraved message, which can be found by removing the smaller pink heart from its nest within the larger heart.
3) Natural Crystal Candle Holder
This is the kind of candle holder that will add a warm glow to any room. If your sweetheart loves to unroll a yoga mat in the morning or enjoys a quiet glass of wine by candlelight in the evening, get her this beautiful crystal holder. Choose a few gently scented candles to go with it and you’ve got a natural romantic setting!
4) Cerise Crystal Charm
I love a good charm bracelet, especially from Pandora. They really do give you the chance to add a ton of wonderful memories to one piece of jewelry. And because you can mix and match, you never get bored.
Pandora produce an absolutely magical line of bracelets, and which charm could be better than this cerise treasure as a 15th anniversary gift for her?
5) Wrist Watch
Want the chance to tick both anniversary boxes in one fell swoop? This elegant wrist watch is the ideal gift.
Not only does it have a simple, elegant style that makes it ideal for every day wear and well as special occasions, but it also has a quartz movement and Mineral crystal face
6) Agate Crystal Bookends
Give your bookworm a gift of luxe crystal bookends that would look stunning perched on a white shelf. The awesome natural crystal is set off perfectly with a glint of gold.
7) Crystal Vase
A vase is an excellent anniversary gift, especially when you make sure to fill it with flowers (roses for this 15th year!). And, what better place to find a gorgeous vase than from Waterford Crystal, an iconic brand that first started producing crystal way back in the 18th century?
8) Crystal Bracelet
A shimmering bracelet is a perennial popular gift idea. Who better to turn to than Swarovski when it’s your 15th anniversary? Famous for their crystals and boasting hundreds of different designs, go find just the right cuff, plated, or charm bracelet for your gal.
9) Matching Crystal Earings
You could go for the real double whammy and choose a pair of earings to match the bracelet. Or, if you know your sweetheart isn’t the biggest fan of jewlery on their wrist, just splash out on a sepcial pair of earings and add some serious sparkle to any outfit.
10) Bouquet of Roses
A bouquet of roses is a wonderfully romantic gesture at any time, but it couldn’t be more perfect for your 15th anniversary. Pair them up with a crystal vase like the one from Waterford for a vision of elegance.
11) Raw Crystal
There are few things that can compete with the natural beauty of raw crystal. I mean, just look at it! A mystic allure that naturally draws you into deep thought and contemplation.
Too much? Let’s go for classic cheesy instead then — Give your wife something that shines as brightly as she does!
A charming Celestine Cluster like this one promotes a calming energy and feelings of hope and happiness – perfect!
12) Book a Romantic Getaway on Crystal Cruises
from Cruise Direct
If you can splash some cash, then a luxury ocean cruise is a truly amazing way to celebrate an anniversary! Granted, I’ve taken liberties by tying in the traditional gift by name, but I am such a huge cruise fan and had to make an exception.
I can’t think of a more magical way to wake up on a 15th anniversary than on an unforgettable (crystal line) cruise!
Crystal Anniversary Gift Ideas for Him
Give your guy a cool gift with a traditional twist and look forward to spending yet another anniversary with the person you love best.
1) Starwars Crystal
For diehard Star Wars fans, an amazing crystal Stormtrooper, Darth Vader, or C-3PO will likely make his year. It’s from Swarovski, so you know the quality is top notch. Plus, it has the sort of detailing that appeals to anyone who’s spent many happy hours streaming Hans, Princess Leia, and Luke Skywalker.
2) Crystal Wine Glasses
Sharing a glass of wine while chattng about the day is one of my absolute favorite ways to wind down. Fill these generous crystal goblets with your favourite chardonnay or merlot, and do pick him up a bottle while you’re at it!
3) Crystal Clock
Of course, if you’re looking for something special I can absolutely recommend this elegant art deco crystal clock from Waterford. It can be engraved with his name or initials, or your anniversary date.
4) Crystal Cufflinks
So these might not be for everyone, but the right guy is going to go absolutely nuts for these vibrant cufflinks. Are they from the past, or are they from the future? You decide! This chunky piece of jewellery is going to add a whole new level to his top wardrobe picks.
5) Crystal Old Fashioned Pair with Decanter
With a classic pair of old fashioned glasses and decanter like this one, he’ll have something extra to smile about the next time he’s meeting and greeting. Add a bit of charm to his existing bar area or office.
6) Crystal Pen
A fun and futuristic pen that makes for a calm and clear desk. This pen is filled with over a thousand clear crystals using unique Crystalline technique. With a choice of three colors, he’ll love having this stylish writing instrument on his desk.
7) Sun Glasses
by Ray Ban
Not only do these sunglasses look totally fab, they have a subtle nod to the traditional gift for your 15th anniversary. The lenses are made of crystal! Unconventional, traditional, and a really cool gift all in one. Now you just have to plan a couple of nice days out for him to rock the look.
8) Quartz Crystal & Air Plant
I am completely in love with these amazing little plants. This display holds three beautiful crystal clusters alongside an air plant, which will thrive on just a light misting of water once or twice a week. This means they’re as low maintenance as they are refreshing to look at. Ideal for a guy who loves a little greenery without the hassle.
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Thanks for reading our whistle-stop tour of crystal gifts for a 15th year anniversary. We’re wishing you many more happy celebrations together!