50 Years of Anniversary Gifts
The perfect gift for every year together.
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Another year of wedded bliss and another anniversary gift to think about. If you follow traditional anniversary gift giving, each year comes with a special theme. Here are ideas for celebrating your love and the time you’ve spent together.
1st Anniversary: Paper
2nd Anniversary: Cotton
3rd Anniversary: Leather
You could go for a snazzy new leather coat, a pair of driving gloves, a guitar strap or something more sentimental like this leather tray, which is customizable with everything from your vows to your wedding date. It can be used to hold all of your important things like keys, rings, phones and remote controls.
BUY IT: Etsy, $79
4th Anniversary: Fruit or Flowers
Skip the traditional flower delivery and go for something different, like a fruit tree! These cute little Kesar mango trees can grow indoors and yield fruit. Don’t trust your green thumb? Harry and David has some wonderful fruit of the month clubs and deliver amazing fruit boxes to your door.
BUY IT: Plant-O-Gram, $139
Harry and David’s Fruit of the Month
5th Anniversary: Wood
6th Anniversary: Candy or Iron
You can choose candy or iron for this anniversary, but what is sweeter than sugar? Go ahead and order a trunk full of your favorites at 1800-Baskets or personalize your own candy wrappers. If you really love chocolate, take a trip to Hershey, Pennsylvania to experience their world cocoa that includes rides, spa items and plenty of chocolate-laden food.
Trunk of Candy
BUY IT: 1800-Baskets, $40 - 80
Personalized Anniversary Candy Wrappers
BUY IT: Just Candy, $0.49/wrapper
7th Anniversary: Wool or Copper
If you’re a kitchen geek you’ll love all of the fun copper accents that are showing up on everything from pots and pans to Kitchenaid mixers and pasta attachments. If wool is more your speed, there are plenty of ways to get cozy for anniversary number seven, like cuddling under a wool blanket. We love the endless variety here.
10-Piece Cookware Set
BUY IT: Williams-Sonoma, $1,300
BUY IT: Pendleton, $149 - $249
8th Anniversary: Pottery or Bronze
The 8th anniversary comes with another choice: pottery or bronze. After eight years it may be nice to invest in some new plates and mugs. There are many cool artisan potters out there, so it’s easy to get something chic and unique. For bronze lovers, opt for stunning jewelry or customizable cufflinks.
Limited Edition Hand-Thrown Vase
BUY IT: Keith Kreeger, $800
8-Year Anniversary Cufflinks
BUY IT: Etsy, $69
9th Anniversary: Willow or Pottery
10th Anniversary: Tin or Aluminum
How nice would it be to wake up to freshly squeezed OJ? Say yes to mornings in bed with an aluminum juicer, or be more sentimental with this tin song wave art that takes a meaningful song of choice and turns it into ever-lasting art.
BUY IT: Nordstrom, $90
Sound Wave Art
BUY IT: Etsy, $80
11th Anniversary: Steel
12th Anniversary: Silk or Linen
13th Anniversary: Lace
14th Anniversary: Gold Jewelry
Lucky 14 is an easy one–gold jewelry! There is no going wrong for him and her on this one. Necklaces, earrings, bracelets, watches–the possibilities are endless.
15th Anniversary: Crystal
16th Anniversary: Coffee or Tea
BUY IT: Verve, $20 for a 12 oz. Bag
Chemex 8-Cup Coffee Maker
BUY IT: Crate&Barrel, $44
Brew Enamel Teapot
BUY IT: CB2, $28
17th Anniversary: Wine or Spirits
The same goes for wine and spirits. There are luxurious bottles out there, some really cool wine clubs or wine accessories. You could also venture off to wine country, or take a cocktail making class together.
Firstleaf Wine Club
BUY IT: Firstleaf, $15 – 21 per Bottle
Coravin Model Two Wine System
BUY IT: Bloomingdale’s, $300
18th Anniversary: Appliances
19th Anniversary: Jade
Soul Journey Jewelry Loving Energy Jade Bracelet
BUY IT: Amazon, $40
Men’s Exotic Stone Tag in Nephrite Jade
BUY IT: Neiman Marcus, $790
20th Anniversary: China
21st Anniversary: Fire
There is still fire in your relationship after 21 years, and that should be the theme for your gift. Whether you take it literally with something like a backyard fire pit or sign-up for a cooking class, this is sure to be a hot anniversary!
Outdoor Concrete Fire Table
BUY IT: Arhaus, $999
Sur la Table Cooking Class
BUY IT: Sur la Table, $69 - $79
22nd Anniversary: Water
We’d take this anniversary on the water–literally! Whether it’s a romantic sunset boat ride, scuba lessons, a picnic on the beach or a midnight swim, enjoy time in the water together. If you want something more tangible, yeti offers great waterproof coolers and things to take on a boat.
BUY IT: Yeti, $300
23rd Anniversary: Air
24th Anniversary: Stone
25th Anniversary: Silver
Why not gift something sentimental for this momentous anniversary? River and Birch creates beautiful silver jewelry with handwritten messages on them like, “my love forever” or “love you always.” Anything you choose will be a keepsake for years to come.
River and Birch Personalized Silver Necklace
BUY IT: River and Birch, $122
30th Anniversary: Pearls
35th Anniversary: Coral
What is the ultimate 35th anniversary gift? Exploring the Great Coral Reef while you can still see the beauty of the ocean.
40th Anniversary: Ruby
We are seeing red for the 40th anniversary! The crimson colored gemstone adds a real pop to jewelry like in this David Yurman bracelet, or cuff links. Or, if jewelry isn’t your thing, you could opt for this personalized ruby poster.
Cable Spira Bracelet with Rubies in 18K Gold
BUY IT: David Yurman, $2,000
Personalized 40 Year Anniversary Art Print
BUY IT: Amazon, $23
45th Anniversary: Sapphire
The bright blue gemstone commemorates 45 years and its hue adds a pop to more than just rings and bracelets. This phone case is a daily reminder of your love. Or you could go more luxe with this diamond and sapphire necklace.
Sapphire Dripping Agate Phone Case
BUY IT: Casetify, $29
Blue Sapphire Diamond and Oval Pendant Necklace in 14K White Gold
BUY IT: Bloomingdale’s, $900
50th Anniversary: Gold
Personalized Gold LP Record
BUY IT: Uncommon Goods, $175
Nike Women’s Running Shoes
BUY IT: Amazon, $90
Gold 23-Piece Bartender Kit
BUY IT: Amazon, $60