22 Unique 19th Anniversary Gifts to Celebrate the Big One-Nine
A marriage that spans nearly two decades is a thing of beauty, and any couple celebrating 19 years together deserves a lot of accolades. Luckily, there’s no shortage of 19th wedding anniversary gifts that are just perfect for commemorating those 6,935 days of wedded bliss! (Give or take a few.)
Want to see our picks for the best 19th anniversary gifts you’ll find in 2022? Of course you do! Hang out here, and we’ll show you what we found to give your sweetheart or your favorite couple raising a glass to the big one-nine.
(If the anniversary you’re shopping for is your own and you’d like some more gift ideas for your sweetheart, check out our post on anniversary gifts for her. Shopping for the man in your life? Here are some more anniversary gifts for him!)
- Why are Traditional & Modern Gifts a Thing in the First Place?
- Modern and Traditional 19th Anniversary Gift: Bronze
- 19th Anniversary Flower: Chrysanthemum
- 19th Anniversary Gemstone: Aquamarine
- 1. Aquamarine & Sapphire Necklace
- 2. Aquamarine Earrings
- 3. Aquamarine Bracelet
- 4. Fancy Candle and Bronze Candle Holder
- 5. Bronze Pottery Heart Nesting Set
- 6. Bronzed Pitcher Vase
- 7. Bronze Horse Bookends
- 8. Bronze, Wood, and Leather Cologne
- 9. Bronze Dragonfly Sundial
- 10. Bronze Cufflinks
- 11. Bronze Rim Whiskey Glasses
- 12. Fireplace Screen
What Are the Traditional & Modern Gifts For A 19th Anniversary?
Why are Traditional & Modern Gifts a Thing in the First Place?
While the verdict is still kind of out on how the whole “specific-gifts-for-specific-anniversaries” thing came to be, we know for sure the custom became popular in Victorian times.
Why? Probably for a bunch of reasons, not the least of which being that many Victorians were pretty pessimistic when it came to issues of love, marriage, and all the fun stuff that comes with it.
When marriage for love gradually became more common than marriages of convenience, anniversary gifts commemorating each year a couple had been together grew in popularity as important symbols of long-term commitment.
Because a marriage for love wouldn’t have as much sticking power as marriage for, let’s say, money or status, they needed to prove to the world that a couple was legit.
They may have been prudish, but those Victorians sure were romantic.
Modern and Traditional 19th Anniversary Gift: Bronze
Coming in at number one, it’s no stretch to see why bronze is both the traditional and modern gift of choice for a 19th wedding anniversary. Versatile and beautiful, this metal is an excellent medium for everything from art to jewelry to kitchen tools. Not to mention it’s a perfect option for both men and women.
19th Anniversary Flower: Chrysanthemum
Chrysanthemums are such a great flower to represent the 19th anniversary because of their resilience! Hardy mums do best in the chilly months of October and November and can gracefully withstand a light freeze to come back even prettier after. We’ll let you connect the symbolism for yourself.
19th Anniversary Gemstone: Aquamarine
Dreamy aquamarine is the official gemstone of 19 years! Its color represents calm and serenity for many of us: traits reminiscent of a long-lasting marriage. Maybe. Ok, calm and serenity is a tall order – no pressure.
19th Anniversary Gift Ideas for Her
1. Aquamarine & Sapphire Necklace
by Blue Nile
Want to give her a serious case of the oohs and ahhs? This necklace will most certainly do it. The octagon-cut aquamarine stone is flanked by baguette sapphires, and the whole pendant is bordered with delicate pave diamonds.
Observe her closely when she opens the box – you may need to remind her to breathe.
2. Aquamarine Earrings
Pear-shaped aquamarine drop earrings are another gasp-worthy gift idea for the lady who loves all things sparkly! We think they’re perfect as-is, but with a rainbow of gemstone choices and settings from platinum to 18K gold, you can customize the accent stones and setting as you wish.
3. Aquamarine Bracelet
by Blue Nile
So delicate! With its’ tiny glittering aquamarines and 14K white gold chain, this bracelet will become a staple to match any occasion, from workdays to date night. It’s adjustable with a spring-ring clasp for up to three sizes for a perfect fit.
4. Fancy Candle and Bronze Candle Holder
Despite the jokes about candle regifting, I’ll let you in on a secret: women actually do like to get candles.
Ok, maybe I’m speaking more for myself. But I honestly don’t know any woman who doesn’t love a posh scented candle, and Diptyque candles are among the best. Pair one of their luscious botanical scents with this one-of-a-kind bronze holder, and you’ve got a fantastic 19th wedding anniversary gift!
5. Bronze Pottery Heart Nesting Set
by Etsy: sarahwelchpottery
A functional work of art is always a great gift. These pretty heart nesting bowls are handcrafted with a beautiful bronze patina to commemorate your 19 years together.
The three-inch bowl is perfect for holding rings and other smaller items while the five-inch bowl is ideal for keys or chunkier jewelry. Upon request, the shop will engrave “19” on the bottom of the smaller bowl to commemorate how many years you’ve been together.
6. Bronzed Pitcher Vase
Elegant, graceful, sexy – what else can we say?
The lines and warm glow of bronze featured on this pitcher vase are just stunning – she’ll want to show it off front and center in your home! Just make sure you’re standing nearby at the next get-together so you can take credit for such a gorgeous wedding anniversary gift.
Dimensions: 11.5 x 10 x 5 inches
19th Anniversary Gift Ideas for Him
7. Bronze Horse Bookends
by Pottery Barn
Bronzed thoroughbreds with a white marble base, these masculine bookends are the perfect bronze anniversary gift for the guy with discriminating taste. They’d be excellent to display proudly in the office or a home library.
Dimensions: 10 x 4 x 9.5 inches
8. Bronze, Wood, and Leather Cologne
by Jo Malone
If ever there was a purveyor of sexy scents for men, it’s Jo Malone. With its sensual notes of warm leather, juniper, grapefruit, and vetiver, this cologne is the perfect choice for your husband to wear out to dinner for your 19th anniversary.
It’s so sexy, in fact, you may just end up late for your reservations.
9. Bronze Dragonfly Sundial
Just like your marriage, this sundial is sturdy enough to withstand occasional bouts of stormy weather and get even more beautiful with time! It’s made from solid aluminum colored with a bronze patina and is designed to rest on a flat surface.
Dimensions: 12 x 12 x 6 inches
10. Bronze Cufflinks
Solid hammered bronze cufflinks add masculine flair to any attire, whether it’s daytime at the office or a night on the town with you. These are handmade and completely customizable with an engraved monogram, date, or a short sentimental message.
11. Bronze Rim Whiskey Glasses
His fancy scotch will look even fancier when served in these unique bronze glasses! When he’s not sharing with friends, they’re gorgeous enough to display front and center on a bar cart or buffet.
12. Fireplace Screen
If snuggling by a cozy fire is your idea of the perfect date night, a gorgeous handcrafted bronze fireplace screen helps set the mood beautifully! We think this one would look stunning with any decor and color theme.
Dimensions: 38.25 x 9 x 30.5 inches
19th Anniversary Gift Ideas for Them
What better way to celebrate the happy couples’ 19th wedding anniversary than with an exciting trip or activity just for two? Virgin and Tinggly both offer fantastic getaways to destinations all over the world as well as adventures closer to home.
If you aren’t sure which experience is the perfect gift for them, go with a gift card so they can choose their own adventure!
14. Bronze Floor Planter
An elegant bronze planter looks great anywhere, indoors or out, and we happen to think this one stands out just a hair above the rest. It holds a 9-inch pot – the perfect size for a flourishing houseplant.
Handcrafted from solid iron with a bronze finish.
15. Unique Bronze Glassware
by Pottery Barn
If the lady prefers martinis and the gentleman favors two fingers of scotch (or vice versa), this gorgeous stag glassware set has them both covered! We think it would be the perfect accessory for a romantic evening on the deck accompanied by the outdoor fire pit featured in our post on gifts for men who have everything.
16. Bronze Sculpture
by Etsy: YennyCocq
This is such a beautiful, modern sculpture to celebrate the happy couple’s 19 year anniversary. It would look amazing resting on a bookcase or mantle, or you can opt to include the matching base. Either way, it’ll draw compliments no matter where it’s displayed!
Figures Dimensions: 4 inches
Base Dimensions: 4 x 3 x 2.75 inches
17. Side Table
by West Elm
The side table may be the unsung hero of frequently used living spaces. (In our opinion, anyway.) It’s always functional but often overlooked – unless it’s as stunning as this one!
This one features a solid cast metal frame finished in antique bronze and hand-sculpted into a contemporary, modern design. A practical gift for the couple with fabulous taste in decor.
Dimensions: 15 x 18 inches
18. Bronze Mirror
Whether it’s displayed in the bedroom, entryway, or as a stunning addition to a powder room, this round bronze framed mirror is sure to impress. Made with a solid wooden back and brass frame finished in a bronze patina, this traditional gift is even suitable for outdoor use.
Dimensions: 30 x 1-1/4 inches
19. Table Lamp
Weighing in at a sturdy nine pounds, this table lamp is sure to become a family heirloom! The organic, art-deco design would look gorgeous in a warm contemporary environment but would work just as well with Scandinavian minimalist decor.
Dimensions: 18 x 14 x 27 inches
20. Bronze Hanging Photo Frames
by Pottery Barn
Speaking of a flexible addition to any home decor – we just love these sturdy brass photo frames! Finished with a bronze patina, they’re a fitting gift for a 19th wedding anniversary.
Find some family photos to put in them, and you’ve got a gift as meaningful as it is beautiful.
Comes in sizes to fit 8 x 10 or 11 x 14 photos.
21. Forty Bottle Wine Rack
by Wayfair: Zipcode Design
This brass wine rack makes an excellent gift for the couple who enjoys a glass of wine or three! With space to hang 24 stemware glasses and a wooden top that holds up to 50 pounds, they’ll want to use it to show off their favorite vintages. And hopefully, share a bottle or two with you, too!
Dimensions: 36.42 x 38.03 x 14.02
22. Aquamarine Fine Art
Aquamarine is the official gemstone of the 19th anniversary, and we think this gorgeous piece is a beautiful way to bring the essence of the sparkling gemstone home.
Stunningly colorful, this print is a fantastic example of the kind of abstract wall art you can expect from the talented commissioned artists at Minted.
It’s available in six sizes with 12 framing options.
Here’s To 19 Years And Counting
Every anniversary deserves an unforgettable gift! Whether it’s a 19th anniversary gift for your beloved or a gift for a special couple in your life, we hope our list has helped you find something they’ll treasure for at least 19 more.
Looking for more wedding anniversary gift ideas? Find plenty of inspiration for every year in our anniversary gift shopping guides!
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Laura resides in the fantastic city of Nashville, TN with her very, very patient husband, three well above average boys, a dog the size of a dinosaur, and a fleet of cats. When she’s not writing for work, she’s writing for fun. When she’s not doing that she enjoys reading, fine dining, copious amounts of wine, and philosophical conversations with her children. And some adults on occasion.
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