An anniversary is a special time to reminisce on favorite memories and look forward to making new ones. Selecting just the right gift for her or gift for him is part of the fun. Whether it is a sentimental keepsake personalized with an inside joke or a monogrammed heirloom that can be passed on to future generations, anniversary gifts are a celebration of love.
Traditionally, anniversary themes are a list of symbolic gifts that grow in value as the years pass — from paper and cotton to gold and diamonds. Our unique guide combines these historical customs with smart customization ideas to inspire creative gifts. For every anniversary, the personalized gift with a sentimental touch is still the most extraordinary.
A book by her favorite author, or a handwritten love note are gifts she can treasure for years.
What better way to tell him you love him than with tickets to his favorite sports or musical event?
Buy new wallpaper for your favorite room, or airline tickets for a romantic getaway together.
Stationery with the name of the couple or their initials printed on it.
Having your wedding vows printed on cotton and framed is a simple way to put in extra effort.
A sweatshirt featuring his favorite team or band will keep him cozy with you on cold nights.
A custom throw blanket, perhaps bearing a picture from your wedding day or a custom monogram.
Monogrammed towels or a set of handkerchiefs.
A leather-bound watch or handbag is a practical way to say you love her.
Replace his wallet or briefcase with one made of elegant leather.
Invest in leather furniture, it is made to last... just like your love.
Leather luggage tags, or gift card to a shoe store.
Roses or a fruit-scented perfume are great ways to express your love.
An Apple iPad, or surprising him with scattered rose petals when he gets home, will put a smile on his face.
Attend the Tournament of Roses Parade in Pasadena. Or, plant a fruit tree in your yard.
An edible bouquet will give the couple a sweet treat on their special night.
Breakfast in bed on a brand new wooden tray is a perfect way to start her day.
Barrel-aged whiskey is a unique way to incorporate the wood theme into a present for him.
Turn your deck into your happy place with new wood furniture.
A personalized wood wine box gives a certain "toast" to the happy couple.
Personalized M&M's ® or decadent truffles are a sweet way to express your love.
Chocolate-covered bacon is a gourmet treat that is as manly as it is delicious.
For something extra special, take a trip to Hershey, PA. Or, take a candy-making class together closer to home.
Six different kinds of candy, one for each year, is a simple way to congratulate the couple.
A wool scarf or knit winter hat in her favorite colors will keep her warm this year.
Slippers or a wool-lined coat will keep him comfy and fashionable.
A romantic ski trip — or a trip to anywhere cold, really — is a great way to spend your anniversary together.
A wool blanket is an excellent traditional option for this anniversary.
A pottery vase with roses included will express your undying devotion.
A personalized coffee mug with a loving message will put a smile on his face every morning.
A ceramic sculpture for the garden, or a pottery class are great ways to celebrate together.
A clay dish for serving snacks is very thoughtful.
She will love a woven beach tote from her favorite designer.
He will love a wicker rocking chair for summer evenings.
Take some time to yourselves and enjoy a romantic picnic.
A wicker basket for a picnic or laundry is a gift they can put to good use.
New cookware or a jewelry tin will make her happy.
Grilling tools or a fishing rod are great gifts for the outdoorsman.
Take this opportunity to replace a broken appliance together.
A tin of popcorn is a thoughtful and delicious gift.
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An engraved flask or a swiss army knife is a touching gift he can keep close to his heart.
Matching watches are a great way to splurge a little for your anniversary.
Stainless steel pots and pans are great for couples to cook together.
Every women feels more beautiful in lingerie.
It is no secret that every guy loves silk boxers.
Monogrammed silk robes are a romantic option for dual gifts.
Silk ties and scarves are fashionable options for him and for her.
She will love candies with fancy lace doilies.
Help him look his best with a new suit.
A romantic hot air balloon ride is a perfect way to celebrate together.
Personalize a throw pillow with a photo of the couple or their children.
She will love the adventure of horseback riding.
A love note or present tied to your pet's collar is a creative way to give him a gift.
Take a trip to the zoo for a fun anniversary outing.
A donation to a wildlife preserve in their name is a thoughtful gesture.
Crystal wine glass, maybe personalized for her, will bring her cheer for this anniverysary.
A beer stein engraved with his initials is a gift that will keep on giving.
A brand new light fixture for your home is a great way to commemorate this milestone.
Crystal candlesticks are a unique and decorative gift.
A gorgeous silver vase filled with her favorite flowers will show your love.
A sophisticated fountain pen for his home office is a beautiful sentiment.
A vintage tea set adds elegance to your home.
A pitcher or serving tray is a simple yet useful gift.
She will love a comfy overstuffed chair in which to relax.
A new desk for his home office will keep him organized.
New bedroom furniture is the perfect gift to get together.
A comfortable chair for reading or watching TV is lovely.
New earrings will leave her speechless.
A shave set will keep his face handsome.
A new dining set is just the encouragement you need to start playing host as a couple.
Decorative ornaments are a great traditional gift.
Designer sunglasses or a new handbag with bronze accents will keep her looking stylish.
A bronze money clip or pocket watch is a useful gift that can be enjoyed for years.
Get your bronze on with a trip to a beach town.
Wine that has won the bronze award is a twist on this theme.
A bonsai tree is a unique and fun present for her on this anniversary.
A custom plate or personalized mug celebrating the occasion will make him smile.
It is your 20th anniversary. Take a trip to China.
A serving bowl is a nice addition to their dinnerware collection.
Jewelry or a brass jewelry box is a thoughtful gift.
A brass watch is a great present.
Brass furniture brings a feeling of tradition to any home.
A brass tabletop clock is a beautiful gesture.
A copper bracelet or necklace will be perfect for her.
Copper golf clubs will take strokes off his game.
New copper cookware will make your food look great.
A set of copper fondue plates will catch their eye.
A silver frame with a wedding or family photo is a great personal touch.
He will really enjoy a silver-rimmed beer mug, or perhaps an updated silver plated class ring.
A fancy serving plate or decanter will wow your guests.
A silver candle stand fits the theme perfectly.
Her heart will sing when she sees sheet music of "your song." A photographic print of her favorite musician is another fine idea.
Bring out his inner musician. Have his vintage instrument restored, or surprise him with a trip to Rock n' Roll Camp.
Bluetooth speakers for the stereo or TV will improve any room.
CDs of their favorite artists are a fine present.
Silver jewelry, engraved with a special message.
Customize a pair of silver cufflinks with a message.
For this important milestone, renewing your vows with a silver wedding band is perfect.
A silver coin bank is an elegant way to present a monetary gift.
A personalized frame with a fond memory inside fits the theme perfectly.
He will love a digital camera to document new memories.
Take a trip to the art museum to celebrate as a couple.
They will love a nice piece of art that comes from the heart.
A personalized jewelry box is a nice touch for this theme.
A fancy wall clock would look stylish in his home office.
A statue for the yard or garden is a lovely way to bring art home.
Attractive bookends will add class to their bookshelf.
Decorative pillows with an orchid theme are a lovely present for her.
He will love orchids when he sees the island print on a new Tommy Bahama shirt.
Spruce up your garden with orchid-stamped stepping stones.
An orchid-inspired, homemade quilt will keep the happy couple warm.
She will love a luxurious recliner in which to relax.
An ergonomic desk chair for his home office will make all the difference.
Purchase a new couch or bed, something you can use together.
A stylish bench for their entryway or patio is a thoughtful gift.
An oyster with a pearl inside is perfect for this special milestone.
Mother-of-pearl cufflinks will help him look his best.
A fancy seafood dinner with oysters is a great way to treat each other.
A mother-of-pearl vase with flowers is a great gift.
A necklace watch can be worn around her neck and close to her heart.
A pocket-watch is a memento that can become an heirloom.
His and her watches are an excellent way to celebrate each other.
An alarm clock is a practical yet thoughtful gift.
She will love a new bicycle to take for rides on sunny days.
Walking shoes will certainly help him get from one place to the next.
A trip together is certainly a welcome conveyance.
A gas gift card fits the theme perfectly.
An amethyst lamp will look great on her nightstand.
Get him a personalized amethyst message stone to express your love.
Matching amethyst jewelry is a sweet gift for each other.
An amethyst dreamcatcher is a nice touch for their bedroom.
Opal earrings are a beautiful gesture for this year's theme.
An opal paperweight for his desk is a thoughtful gift.
Matching opal jewelry is lovely way to symbolize 34 years together.
A sea otter charm holding an opal chip is a thoughtful gift for this theme.
A coral brooch for her jacket is a nice gift.
Give him a coral tie clip so he can look his best.
Take a trip to Coral Gables to celebrate this impressive milestone.
A gift card to a seafood restaurant will give them an evening out.
Tourmaline earrings is something she will surely love.
A picture frame with a photo of the family inside is perfect.
Bone china plates will improve any dish collection in your home.
A decorative bowl fits this theme perfectly.
Ornaments made from alabaster are a great gift for her this year.
An alabaster lamp for his desk or night stand is a great gift.
A new alabaster chandelier for your home is elegant.
For the intellectual couple, an alabaster chess set is nice.
She will love beryl earrings.
Bookends will keep his bookshelf nice and tidy.
Figurines to adorn your mantle or fireplace are a sweet reminder of your love.
Collectible beryl minerals are a thoughtful gift on this occasion.
She will love the thoughtful gesture of a new blouse.
A new tie is always a good idea for this theme.
A lacey quilt is decorative and warm.
Lace flowers will be much appreciated by the couple.
A bright Gerbera Daisy or ruby red scarf makes a stunning statement.
Ruby-encrusted cufflinks is a gift he will wear every chance he gets.
Ruby candlestick holders and dinner for two is a romantic way to mark this amazing milestone.
Red wine fits the ruby theme perfectly.
A bird feeder for her garden is a thoughtful gesture.
A set of gardening tools will help his green thumb flourish.
Enjoy the landscape on a romantic picnic to celebrate all the years together.
Flower seeds to plant in their garden is something they will enjoy.
New carpeting for the room she has wanted to update for a while now.
Hand tools for improvements to the home are a good gift.
Take advantage of the theme and set out to remodel your bathroom or kitchen.
A hanging flower pot would be a lovely addition to their garden.
A disposable camera with airline tickets will make her very happy.
A leather toiletry bag with airline tickets inside is a wonderful surprise.
Take a trip anywhere and explore the world together. From a road trip down Highway 1 to a flight to China, it should be something both will enjoy.
Luggage tags fit the theme and can be customized for any couple.
Offer to carry in the groceries and hide several gifts at the bottom of different bags.
Bring home a few of his favorite treats from the grocery store, like the fancy mustard and the really good root beer.
Shop together, then take turns cooking each other's favorite meals.
A gift card to a gourmet grocery store would be a helpful gift.
She will love a beautiful sapphire necklace.
A Sapphire blue sweater or perhaps a phone case make good presents.
Take a cruise to an exotic location.
A blue grass dessert bowl or plate is a great present.
A collection of Emily Dickinson poems.
A collection of Walt Whitman poems.
Write each other a poem expressing your love.
A book of Shel Silverstein poems is a thoughtful gesture for this theme.
A leather-bound journal to record her intimate thoughts.
A first edition book from his favorite author.
A scrapbook of memories would be fun to make together.
A book store gift card will help them fill their library.
A lovely chain is a decorative way to hold her reading glasses in place.
Get him an ornate magnifying glass that matches his desk set.
A telescope for romantic stargazing on clear nights is gift you can share together.
Binoculars would be a great present for any sight-seeing or sporting events they might attend.
An elegant piece of jewelry for her is perfect for this theme.
Sports tickets or new golf clubs are certainly a luxury he will enjoy.
Get yourselves something nice for the house, or take a trip somewhere you have never been.
A gift card to a luxurious fine-dining restaurant will help them celebrate in style.
She will love a gold heart-shaped pendant with your wedding photo inside.
A gold watch fits the theme perfectly.
Request a greeting from the White House to help you celebrate 50 years together.
Plan a surprise party to celebrate this amazing milestone.
Gift her a blue sapphire ring, which is known to provide strength.
A blue sapphire watch with a leather strap is a perfect gift.
Travel to Australia to enjoy a true blue sapphire anniversary.
A nice jewelry box for all they have collected over the years will be nice.
A ruby red brooch will add elegance to her attire.
A ruby red sweater or socks will make a great addition to his wardrobe.
Put together a collection of home movies or photographs to reminisce.
A framed newspaper headline from their wedding day is a great gift.
An e-reader for her to enjoy her favorite books makes a great gift.
Find the classic vinyl album from the first concert he attended.
Purchase a new computer for each other to use.
A new CD or portable music player.
Give her a DVD with special meaning — perhaps the first movie you saw together.
A boxed set featuring his onscreen hero — whether it is 007 or The Godfather.
Purchase a new TV for home movie nights.
A top-notch DVD or Blu-Ray player would make a great gift.
An emerald pendant or earring set is something she will love.
Clothing in a green hue fits the theme perfectly.
Spend this impressive milestone visiting the Emerald Necklace in Boston, or overseas at the Emerald Isle of Ireland.
A gift basket with all things green: candles, snacks, tea and other unique items.
She will love a wrought iron photo frame.
An iron golf club with a personalized message on it will really wow him.
Plan a carriage ride together through an historic part of town, as there will be many structures consisting of wrought iron.
New fireplace tools are a thoughtful gesture for this theme.
Etched wine glasses or champagne flutes for her are certainly nice.
Personalized scotch or wine glasses are a practical gift.
Gift each other a pair of crystal doves to signify your love for each other.
Stained glass art pieces are an excellent keepsake.
Take her to a restaurant famous for their desserts.
Gift him some candy or make his favorite dessert.
Take a trip to San Francisco and visit the Ghirardelli factory, or have a nice picnic with each other's favorite sweets.
Give them a cake from their favorite bakery.
Give her a stuffed animal, with a donation to a wildlife conservation group.
Donate in his name to get a personalized brick.
Whether to a grandchild entering college or to a charitable organization, celebrate this theme by donating to a cause that matters to each other.
Donate to a charity in their name.
A diamond pendant will let her know how much you love her.
Diamond cufflinks are a fashionable to show off your love.
Celebrate 60 wonderful years by looking through photo albums while sharing funny and heartfelt stories.
Request an anniversary greeting from the White House so they can be acknowledged for this rare milestone.