30 Best Wedding Anniversary Gift Ideas for Your Wife – Make Her Day Special!
As wives, we will be the first to admit that we can be pretty tricky to buy gifts for.
Sometimes we are masters of dropping hints. Other times we expect you to just know what we want because, after a decade of marriage, you should have a pretty good idea of who we are and what we like (right ladies?!).
Are you still stumped on what to buy your one and only for your wedding anniversary? I will let you in on a secret. It is not a vacuum. I had a friend who received a new vacuum because apparently, her husband heard her complain about vacuuming and naturally thought that meant she must want a newer, upgraded Hoover. Wrong!
Don’t be that spouse. Let us help you, help yourself, with this list of anniversary gifts for her, selected by actual wives.
Anniversary Gifts for Her
Before we begin, a quick note. These gifts loosely follow the official list of traditional anniversary gifts. We say “loosely” because some of them take a different approach to the prescribed gift theme and re-envision the anniversary present in a trendier, more modern light.
While we love traditions, a few of the historical gifts haven’t stood the test of time well (looking at you, ivory) so we’ve decided to still keep the wonderful custom alive, but with some minor alterations.
Whether you’ve been married for one year or one hundred, your wife deserves a thoughtful gift that shows her just how much you appreciate her and everything she does!
We’ve done our best to find some unique and thoughtful gifts for your wedding anniversary.
Let’s dive in!
- 1st Anniversary [Paper] - Scratch Off Adventure Book
- Creative approach to activities
- Love the physical act of scratching off to reveal the activity surprise
- Creates intimacy and fun
- 2nd Anniversary [Cotton] - Cotton Throw Blanket
- Heavy weighted blanket
- Beautiful clean print
- Great sizing options
- 3rd Anniversary [Leather] - Designer Leather Flats
- Love the array of colors and styles available
- Great for packing
- Excellent for a change at work when heels hurt - still smart and cute.
- 4th Anniversary [Silk] - Silk Pillowcase
- Helps with keeping hair healthy
- Prevents facial moisterizers being transferred to pillowcase
- Reduces pulling of sensitive facial skin - anti aging
- 5th Anniversary [Wood] - Wood Frame Gallery
- Warm, neutral wheat tone
- Hanging Options - Vertical and Horizontal
- Varied sizes perfect for feature wall
- 6th Anniversary [Iron] - Everlasting Iron Rose
- Mounting options available
- Great options on cutomizing
- Expedited delivery options
- 7th Anniversary [Wool] - Italian Wool/Cashmere Throw
- Neutral and doesn't overwhelm decor
- Incredibly soft
- Classy appearance
- 8th Anniversary [Appliances] - Stand Mixer
- Iconic design
- Looks like a piece of art in the kitchen
- Array of attachments that come with it - serve lots of purposes
- 9th Anniversary [Pottery] - Set of Pottery Dishes
- Beautifully handmade
- So different to other typical dinnerware sets in department stores
- Each piece is truly unique as it isn't bulk manufactured
- 10th Anniversary [Tin] - Tin Wind Chimes
- Varied font types and styles
- Superb craftmanship on the engraving
- Great sounding chimes
- 11th Anniversary [Steel] - Steel Planters
- Sleek modern look
- The two sizes juxtaposed look great
- The color allows the plants to shine
- 12th Anniversary [Linen] - Linen Jewelry Roll
- Holds enough jewelry for multiple occasions
- The personalization looks great against the material
- Great stitching and fabric
- 13th Anniversary [Lace] - Citrine Gemstone Tree
- Multiple color options to suit home style and also manifestation goals
- Lots of gem combinations to suit any taste
- Zen and cool gift
- 14th Anniversary [Ivory] - Gold Trimmed Rose
- Color combinations are plentiful
- Lifetime warrenty
- Love the personalisation/customization options
- 15th Anniversary [Crystal] - Quartz Crystal Platter
- The natural coloring of the pieces are stunning
- Color options are plentiful
- Multiple uses for the pieces
- 16th Anniversary [Wax] - Voluspa Maison Candle
- Smells divine and looks amazing
- Strongly scented but not overpowering Gorgeour mercury glass design
- 17th Anniversary [Furniture] - Teak Nightstand
- Mahogany and teak for solid rich look
- Easy to assemble
- Unusual oval body design
- 18th Anniversary [Porcelain] - Porcelain Earrings
- Handcrafted from snow-white porcelain
- Available in multiple colours
- Light weight for daily wear
- 19th Anniversary [Bronze] - Bronze Bowl
- Engrave “19” on the bottom of the smaller bowl
- Unique, versatile, and practical
- Each bowl individually formed and glazed
- 20th Anniversary [China] - 32 Piece Bone China Set
- Large set good for hosting lots of friends
- Practical yet formal enough for guests
- Will not overpower table decor
- 22nd Anniversary [Copper] - Lyrics on Copper
- The maker will work with you on size and design
- Twelve different fonts available
- One of a kind
- 23rd Anniversary [Tableware] - Tiffany Tray In Sterling Silver
- An item that is heirloom worthy
- A durable product that will hold value
- Impressive quality
- 24th Anniversary [Opal] - Facial Roller
- Easy to use and easy to clean
- Smooth non-porous stone
- Smooth away stress and massage your face
- 25th Anniversary [Silver] - Silver Anniversary Charm
- Good options on silver or gold
- I love that the bracelet can be expanded upon for other occasions
- Beautiful pave detailing
- 30th Anniversary [Pearl] - Classic Pearl Strand Necklace
- Classic and sophisticated
- Will hold value
- Timeless elegance
- 35th Anniversary [Coral] - Fruit Bowl
- 40th Anniversary [Ruby] - Stacking Ring
- Classy and classic
- Looks good in a stack and on its' own
- Luxurious and clear ruby
- 45th Anniversary [Saphire] - Eternity Ring
- Deep toned blue sapphires
- Modern twist for something a little different
- Symbolises never-ending love
- 50th Anniversary [Gold] - Love Knot Earrings
- Classic everyday design to go with any look
- Perfect size to wear anytime - not too small, not too large
- Comfortable to wear
There is no shame in admitting that after a year of being together, date night can get a little stale. If you need a night-out refresh, try giving her this scratch-off adventure book! Over fifty pages are full of amazing adventures to help you disconnect from the rat race and reconnect with each other. We love the variety and every page has a helpful key to let you know the cost, time of day, length of activity, and more.
Whether you need a paper anniversary gift or something to rekindle the flame, this book is where it’s at!
A couple’s second wedding anniversary is cotton, though I would love to cuddle up in this cozy blanket regardless of what year of marriage we’re on!
Woven from natural cotton, it is soft, durable, and perfect for snuggling up with your sweetheart. The customization of adding you and your partner’s name within the branch wreath makes it extra special. It’s so beautiful you may just want to display it on your wall as hygge-inspired art!
With thousands of 5-star reviews and an endorsement from the Queen to boot – Opera that is. Winning a place on her coveted ‘favorite things’ list, Tieks are the ultimate gift to give to the lady in your life. With a cute and stylish aesthetic combined with comfort, durability, and convenience, Tieks are quite possibly the best ballet flat on the market.
The sheer array of colors and styles available could match any possible style! The shoes are so light, they are perfect to travel with or slip into a work purse for a quick change.
I originally saw one of these silk pillow cases on a talk-show segment and though it sounded like a great idea. It promises to help with bedhead, wrinkles, and sleep crease. As well as being hypoallergenic, dust mite-resistant, and allows the skin to breathe unlike synthetic satin (polyester) — hello who doesn’t want to sleep on a silk pillow?
That alone makes you feel more luxurious a night. And from all the positive reviews this pillow case receives, albeit a little on the pricier side, I think it looks like a worthy splurge for a cooler, more restful night’s sleep.
A luxury gift, the Slip Silk Pillowcase is made from of 100% pure silk.
A picture frame gallery always seems to be one of those projects that many say they would love to do, but few end up actually accomplishing on the endless to do list of life. If she is always talking about putting one together, what better time to surprise her with a set of hardwood frames. Enhance the romantic gesture further by pre-printing and framing her favorite photos. Major brownie points!
The marriage anniversary of six years is marked by a gift of iron which can seem like a daunting shopping task. However, for a completely unique and thoughtful gift – look no further. These beautifully crafted Iron Roses perfectly meet the occasion.
They can be styled in a multitude of ways to match your home décor vibe – displayed amongst knickknacks, adhered to the wall centering a gallery feature: the possibilities are endless. With a speedy delivery option, this is also a great option for the slightly disorganized gift – giver!
Wool is another tricky anniversary year. While we all love cozy wool socks, they don’t exactly scream “romance”.
This being said it is a truth universally acknowledged that nobody could ever be disappointed by the gift of a sumptuously soft blanket, especially one crafted with both lambswool and cashmere. This luxurious gift deserves pride of place on the sofa or bed. Exquisitely made with accolades and features from top interior design companies, this is the perfect gift for your favorite snuggle buddy. An array of styles are available from classic and chic to the more contemporary.
Sometimes I wonder who came up with the formal list of anniversary gifts. Some I am completely on board with, like pearls, but it seems like we have to wait a lifetime to make it to the good stuff!
KitchenAid was established in 1919 and has been around over 100 years for a very good reason: they make exemplary products that stand the test of time. The iconic stand mixer is equivalent to buying a functional art piece for your kitchen countertop.
Available in a vast array of colors, it is so simple to find a piece to match your décor and personal style. There are options to alter the mixer bowl for an edgier vibe and each piece comes with all attachments necessary to whip up a beautiful meal for loved ones.
The product offers an impressive warranty policy for this investment piece of cookware.
Pottery is the traditional 9th anniversary gift. Available in an array of neutral colors, this sophisticated, handcrafted dinnerware perfectly fits the bill. The beauty of a classic contemporary color scheme is that it will continually and effortlessly match any table decoration. The unique nature of the handmade serving ware completely sets them apart from everything else on the market.
At ten years of marriage, your relationship is probably pretty solid. Tin is used to represent the strength of your bond after being together for a decade.
These striking tin chimes are equally as durable and lasting. Six tubes reaching up to 18.5 inches in length are tuned to play lovely chords each time the wind blows. The plaque that hangs to catch the breeze can be customized with your names, a special date, and even a phrase. Weather-resistant and powder coated, they’ll be beautiful for years to come.
Have you been cultivating your relationship for eleven years? Congratulations! Now, how about checking off that eleventh-year steel anniversary gift and letting your wife devote her nurturing skills to something new? These sleek steel planters are suitable for indoor or outdoor use and can be filled with a vibrant array of plants to really impress your partner. They’re modern, strong, and pretty (just like your wife!).
Traditionally, giving linen or silk on the twelfth anniversary was thought to be a way to treat one another to a luxurious commodity. Silk and linen have since become more widely available, but the idea of indulgence doesn’t have to fade.
Since you recently put a ring on it, a no-brainer gift for the bride with the bling has to be a convenient travel linen jewelry roll. For an added touch of thoughtfulness, the exterior can be monogrammed with those newly acquired initials.
Handcrafted from linen and silk, this is both a practical and beautiful gift. Ideal for the honeymoon and beyond, this gift keeps giving.
For a Zen gift, look no further than the Citrine Clustered Gemstone Tree. A truly unique and special gift which will look fantastic in any home. Carefully handmade from citrine and amethyst which promote health, wealth and wellness – which after planning a wedding is exactly what your new partner might appreciate!
The pieces come in a variety of gemstone combinations so they can match décor or for a more thoughtful approach, your spouse’s manifestations for the future.
We’re all about opting for either the modern version of the 14th wedding anniversary gift or taking a different angle when it comes to giving the traditional gift of ivory. We want our gift-giving to be as guilt-free (and lawful) as possible.
The modern gift for your 14th wedding anniversary is gold jewelry but hey, any gold will do.
This stunning gold-trimmed rose avoids the heartache of watching a beautiful bouquet of flowers slowly wilting away. Encased in lacquer and plated with gold, is a real rose in full bloom!
With impeccable craftmanship, and a plethora of options on style, gemstones, and color – start a new gift tradition today and work your way to an entire bouquet! For an extra special touch, inscribe a special love note on the stem.
For the ‘hostess with the mostess’, make her Pinterest dreams come true with a stunning platter which will be the perfect addition to her kitchen. Like her, each piece is perfectly unique and beautiful.
The platter is also adaptable, it can be used as an art piece, for storing jewelry or even as a candle holder – the possibilities are endless.
Candles are a gift that never goes out of style, especially when it’s a Voluspa candle. All of their candles are made out of their signature coconut wax and are elegantly packaged in ornate glass cut jars.
Your wife will fall in love with unique aromas like Japanese Plum Bloom and Santiago Huckleberry. And there’s a good chance she’ll be inspired to have a candlelit dinner or a bath with you.
Traditionally speaking, the 17 year anniversary gift is furniture. Easy enough.
This nightstand’s gorgeous, laid-back lines are perfect for a cozy, casual bedroom! Also, that mahogany and teak finish is positively swoon-worthy.
Features a single drawer and lower shelf.
Class jewelry for a classy lady, right? Your wife is bound to love these delft blue and white porcelain earrings. This stunning set of earrings is reminiscent of the famous Norwegian delft pottery with a modern gold touch. These are the perfect gift for gals who embrace a minimal, classic style. "Utterly beautiful", "stunning", "exquisite" and "beyond expectations" is how the customers described these earrings.
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.
If the heart of the home is in the kitchen, ensure that you keep her heart happy with both beautiful and functional dinnerware. The elegant off-white/ivory coloring is always a classic tone which matches all other seasonal dishes and decorations.
The 32-piece set accommodates four place settings and includes: dinner, salad, soup and cereal bowls; sophisticated enough for company yet functional enough for every day usage.
Hand-stamped metal is a popular item in jewelry and home goods. A creative gift is to think of a song special to both you and the gift recipient that you’d like to memorialize for them with this customizable project. A song from your wedding, your childhood, or any special memory would make a very unique gift. and there are.
Every woman knows that the very best gifts come in impeccable blue boxes wrapped in a white bow. For a luxurious and truly timeless gift, always look for quality and reputation.
This sterling silver tray is a classic investment piece for your home. Created with both function and aesthetics in mind, it’s a stunning addition to any bar or kitchen.
We’re not sure why it took so long for facial rollers to become more popular in this country, but the trend took off a couple of years ago, and home skin care enthusiasts have raved about them ever since. (And if you’ve never tried one, you’re missing out!)
It increases circulation and blood flow to the tissue, resulting in better skin tone, elasticity, and overall skin health. She can use it at room temperature or pop it in the fridge to wake up tired eyes and soothe inflammation.
Silver, which has long been regarded as a valuable metal, is traditionally used to commemorate a couple’s twenty-fifth anniversary. This milestone marker in your marriage was likely proceeded by a long love story, full of highs and lows, laughter, and tears.
People often use the expression ‘wear your heart on your sleeve’ in a negative way however, your wife should wear a heart this beautiful proudly on her wrist!
The thing I love about Pandora is the flexibility and potential to increase your collection for other special occasions and to mark those special moments.
Available in both rose gold and silver, this charming (see what I did there!) piece can suit most styles.
It is time to put the old saying ‘pearls lead to tears’ to bed; there’s no woman who would be disappointed with an exquisite hand knotted pearl necklace encompassed within an 18k gold clasp.
Traditionally the 30th year of marriage is known as the Pearl Wedding Anniversary. Pearls, with connotations of wisdom and loyalty, are often gifted as jewelry.
Available in a variety of lengths to suit any style – I can promise there will be no tears!
This uniquely stunning, beach themed, ocean coral, glass art, fruit bowl is done in the most beautiful aqua green art glass. It will surely have your guests talking.
This pear-shaped diamond and gemstone ring is the perfect special-occasion gift for someone who knows good bling when she sees it! The delicate design is ideal for stacking (why not get her all three?), or she can wear it alone as a stunning focal piece.
Comes in ruby with 14k rose gold setting, emerald with 14k yellow gold setting, or sapphire with 14k white gold setting.
Eternity rings are growing in popularity as anniversary gifts, and we can see why. These stunning bands feature a continuous line of identically cut gemstones to represent the unending love your partner has for you. Swoon!
This incredible sapphire eternity ring from Blue Nile features an alternating pattern of round-cut sapphires and diamonds, set in a white gold band. This eternity ring, like your marriage, will stand the test of time and remind you every day of the love you have for your spouse.
50 years? It’s time to splurge a little. These heartfelt and feminine love knot earrings might be just the thing. Crafted from hollow 14k yellow gold, It’s a dainty design packed with big meaning. The knot symbolizes the power of connection and family bonds. What a wonderful way to let your wife know just how much she means to you!
Traditional Meets Trendy
We are all about family traditions and time-honored practices packed with meaning. However, we’re also modern, forward-thinking, and fashionable women who want a little more than a china teacup to display in our kitchen.
We hope this list challenges you to think outside the box while still matching the theme of traditional anniversary gift ideas for your partner.
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Megan’s wedding experience began over a decade ago when planning her dream ceremony. Since then, three kids have been added to the mix. Megan wholeheartedly embraces all things baby, childhood, and family. When she isn’t writing or chasing little ones you can find her running, hiking, or reading.
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