There’s something particularly magical about the thought of spending 11 years together. Remember back to last year’s anniversary and I bet it was a huge occasion. But there’s a touch of the fairytale to turning eleven – and that makes it all the more romantic in my eyes.
Now that you’re firmly in the double digits, be sure to enjoy a magical time celebrating all of the wonderful years you’ve spent together. Not to mention all the fresh beginnings and happy endings you’re planning to share in the future.
What is the Traditional 11th Anniversary Gift?
The traditional gift for your 11th anniversary is something made of steel. Representing strength and durability, steel items are a great reminder that a marriage is all about staying strong to each other and to the bond you share.
Modern 11th Anniversary Gift
If you’re not sure about steel, you might consider the contemporary spin on gifts for the 11th year – diamonds! Also known as a symbol of strength, they can certainly add some sparkle to your celebrations.
Symbolic Flower: Tulip
Embodying elegance and grace, tulips are the flower associated with 11th year anniversary celebrations. The tulip’s soft, dark center is meant to represent a lover’s heart and tulips themselves are a marker of spring, which makes them a perfect way to start your second decade together.
Symbolic gem: Turquoise
As one of the stones with the longest history, turquoise makes a gorgeous anniversary gift. Worn by king, queens, warriors and shamans throughout the ages, it embodies power and longevity. And isn’t that what every marriage needs!?
Steel Anniversary Gifts for Her
Show her just how much you care with a perfectly pitched gift boasting a traditional spin.
Personalised Steel Keychain
- Keeps your love close at hand
- Great for someone always on the go
- Excellent puns
Cute Spoon for Daily Use
- Can be used or displayed (or both!)
- Infuses humor through puns
- Handmade so each piece is unique
Love Heart Tea Light Holder
- Cute way to display your "burning love"
- Would look great on a bookshelf
- Steel construction keeps this gift on theme
I love the quirkiness of this cute keyring! Not only is it the perfect gift for someone who’s got a soft spot for puns, but you can have it personalized with your wedding date so it’s got sentimental value too.
This handmade spoon is perfect for enjoying a sweet treat with your sweetie. It's hand-stamped with your anniversary year and the saying of your choice. Though, we do love the "Spooning since" pun in the example!
For a little romance, you can’t go wrong with this cool candle holder. Have it inscribed with your own special message and buy up some scented tea lights so you can keep the flame burning bright.
Steel Anniversary Gifts for Him
Show him your love is as strong now as it’s ever been with a gorgeous gift made from steel.
The Only Mug They’ll Ever Need
- For anyone who reheats their coffee in a microwave
- Your last sip is the same temperature as your first
- Choose your temperature
Before you roll your eyes at a mug on a minimalist gifts list, let me introduce you to the only mug they’ll ever need. They can clear out their cupboards (not that they have fifty kitsch mugs) because this attractive and intelligent mug does it all. Set your personal drinking temperature, and it will maintain it for almost two hours. Plus, it has a simplistic design and easy maintenance.
Steel Anniversary Gifts for Them
And here are some gift ideas they can enjoy together.
Lego Heart Steel Keychain
Perhaps the most unique gift on our list, these lego keychains are a fantastic gift for the playful couple! Wherever they go, it’ll remind them they’ve got someone special who they fit with perfectly.
*Sigh* Doesn’t everyone want that?
They come in sixteen colors- you can choose a different color for each half or keep them the same. Either way- adorable.
An eleven year anniversary is a wonderful achievement. Be sure to mark it with a steel gift that symbolizes your union as a couple and the strength you’ll share in the future. Until next year (hint: it’s Linen), we wish you all the best!
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