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Best Anniversary Gift Ideas for Him or Her in 2023

When your anniversary comes around each year, it offers a special occasion for you and your partner to celebrate. It’s a time to reflect on the memories and milestones you’ve shared together and appreciate all the beautiful parts of your relationship and each other. Choosing a thoughtful and meaningful anniversary gift is one way—and for those with a gift-giving love language, the best way—to show your love and appreciation for your partner.

We know that giving gifts can be tricky, even when (or maybe especially when!) it’s for someone you know as well as your partner. Good news: we’ve rounded up tons of unique and romantic anniversary gift ideas to give you some inspiration. Whether you’re celebrating your first anniversary or your fiftieth, picking something from our list of gift ideas for him or her is sure to make your loved one feel extra special.

Anniversary Gift Ideas for Her

From a sweet handwritten letter to a beautiful piece of jewelry, we’ve got you covered with some thoughtful anniversary gift ideas for the special woman in your life. Take some inspiration from our list when you’re trying to decide how you’ll commemorate another year of your relationship or marriage.

  1. Bouquet of flowers

The gift of flowers is not only a sweet and simple one, but a surefire way to bring happiness to your partner. Select her favorite flowers or opt for a stunning arrangement that symbolizes your love and appreciation—roses are often associated with romance, while lilies represent beauty and elegance. The fragrance and beauty of fresh flowers will brighten her day and serve as a reminder of your thoughtfulness.

  1. Jewelry

Jewelry is a classic anniversary gift.  A beautiful piece of jewelry given by a loved one holds sentimental value and can be cherished for a lifetime. Whether it’s a delicate necklace, a pair of sparkling earrings, or a stunning bracelet, jewelry is a symbol of your enduring love and commitment. Choose a piece that aligns with her style and preferences, whether it’s a classic design or a contemporary statement piece. Consider adding a personal touch by selecting a birthstone or engraving a special message, like your wedding date. Every time she wears the piece of jewelry, she will be reminded of your love and the special occasion.

  1. Personalized robe

A personalized robe is a luxurious and thoughtful gift that will add a touch of comfort and elegance to your partner’s daily routine. Choose a plush robe in her favorite color and have her initials or name embroidered on it. It’s the perfect gift for combining practicality with luxury— allowing her to relax and unwind in style while feeling extra special and pampered.

  1. Customized photo album 

A customized photo album is a meaningful anniversary gift that can capture some of the beautiful moments you’ve shared as a couple. Select your favorite photos and create a personalized album or scrapbook. Include captions, notes, and anecdotes to accompany the pictures, making it a heartfelt and cherished keepsake. The album will allow your partner to reminisce about the memories you’ve created together, reliving the joy and love shared over the years. It’s a great gift that speaks to the depth of your relationship and the special connection you have.

  1. Skincare set 

Perfect for the woman who loves to pamper herself and take care of her skin, bring the spa home by gifting your partner a high-quality skincare set. Opt for a set that includes lots of different skincare products such as cleansers, moisturizers, serums, and masks. Look for brands your partner already uses or ones she’s mentioned she wants to try. Consider her specific skin care needs and preferences, whether it’s targeting anti-aging concerns or promoting hydration. A skincare set is a great anniversary gift that will allow her to indulge in some well-needed self-care.

  1. Handwritten letter

Anniversary gifts don’t have to be expensive. In fact, sometimes the most thoughtful thing you can give is actually free, and in this digital age, a handwritten letter holds immense sentimental value. Take the time to pour your heart out onto paper, expressing your deepest feelings and appreciation for her. Share memories, recount milestones, and express your hopes for the future. By showcasing your love in a personal and intimate way, you’ll create one of the best anniversary gifts—a keepsake your partner can revisit whenever she wants to feel the warmth and depth of your love for her.

Anniversary Gift Ideas for Him

Shopping for men can be extra difficult, but fear not. We have six anniversary gift ideas for your special man, and armed with this inspiration, we’re confident you can select the perfect present. 

  1. Watch

A watch is a traditional gift, that both serves a practical purpose and makes a stylish statement. Choose a watch that reflects your partner’s personal taste and lifestyle, whether it’s a modern stainless steel design, vintage-inspired timepiece, or even a sleek smartwatch that can do things like monitor his health and daily activity. You can engrave a special message or his initials on the back of the watch to add a personalized touch. Every time your partner checks the time, he’ll be reminded of your love and the significance of the occasion.

  1. Personalized leather wallet

A personalized leather wallet is a sophisticated, pragmatic anniversary gift that adds a touch of elegance to your partner’s everyday essentials. Select a high-quality leather wallet and have his initials or name embossed on it. This personalized anniversary gift will become a cherished accessory that he can use for years to come, reminding him of your love and thoughtfulness.

  1. Tailored suit or shirt

For a special anniversary, consider gifting a tailored suit or shirt. A well-fitted suit or a custom-made shirt is a wardrobe staple that exudes confidence and style. Choose a fabric and color that fits your partner’s taste and personality, and take measurements or book an appointment together with a tailor to ensure the perfect fit. This gift will make him feel extra special, appreciated, and confident in his appearance. Whenever he wears the suit or shirt, he’ll be grateful for your care and reminded of the milestone when he received it. 

  1. Sports tickets or equipment

If your partner is a sports enthusiast, surprise him with tickets to a game of his favorite team or a sporting event he’s been longing to attend. Or, consider gifting some sports equipment related to his favorite sport or hobby. Whether it’s a new set of golf clubs, a basketball hoop for the backyard, or a jersey of his favorite player, this gift is a great way to show that you support his passions and enjoy sharing in his interests.

  1. Personalized shaving set

For a man who takes pride in his grooming routine, a personalized shaving set makes a thoughtful and useful gift. Choose a high-quality razor, brush, and shaving cream, and have your partner’s initials or name engraved on the handle or packaging, adding a dose of luxury to his daily routine. Every time he shaves, he’ll be reminded of your love and attention to detail.

  1. Glassware

Consider gifting a set of personalized glassware if your partner enjoys fine spirits or appreciates a good cocktail. Opt for quality glasses, such as whiskey tumblers, beer mugs, or cocktail glasses, and have his initials or a special message etched onto them. This gift adds an elegant touch to his drinking experience and creates a sense of refinement. Whether he’s enjoying a drink on his own or hosting guests, using the personalized glassware will become a consistent mini-celebration of your love and relationship. 

Anniversary Gift Ideas for the Two of You

Why not choose an anniversary gift that also doubles as an experience the two of you can share together? The following ideas are for meaningful anniversary gifts in the form of experiences. Your partner is sure to appreciate the time and energy you take to plan some special quality time for the two of you on your anniversary date.

  1. Romantic dinner

A romantic dinner is the perfect way for you and your partner to celebrate your special day in an intimate setting. You could choose to dine at a fancy restaurant or create a candlelit dinner at home—either way, the focus is on creating a special ambiance and enjoying a delicious meal together. Set the mood with soft music, dim lighting, and a beautifully decorated table. Take the time to savor each other’s company, reminisce about your journey, and express your love and gratitude.

  1. Cooking class

Embarking on a cooking class together is not only an interactive and unique anniversary gift, but also an opportunity to learn something new as a couple. Choose a cuisine that interests you both or explore a specific cooking technique. Working side by side in the kitchen, you’ll create delicious dishes, bond over shared experiences, and have fun experimenting with flavors. It’s a gift that keeps on giving, as you can recreate the recipes and enjoy the fruits of your labor long after the class.

  1. Couple’s massage/spa day

Indulge in a couple’s massage or a spa day to unwind and rejuvenate together. Pick out a spa package together that includes the services and amenities you’d most like to enjoy, from massages to facials to saunas and steam rooms. This gift promotes relaxation, reduces stress, and allows you both to escape the demands of everyday life. You’ll get to enjoy a tranquil atmosphere, soothing treatments, quality time spent in each other’s presence, and most importantly, take time to reconnect and prioritize self-care as a couple.

  1. Wine tasting tour

For wine enthusiasts, a wine-tasting tour offers a delightful and educational experience. Plan a trip to a local vineyard or winery, where you and your partner can sample a variety of wines, learn about the winemaking process, and enjoy picturesque surroundings. Take a guided tour to enhance your knowledge and appreciation of different wine varieties. Pair the wine tasting experience with a gourmet picnic for a complete gastronomical experience. This gift allows you to savor the flavors of life together and create a sweet lasting memory.

  1. Relaxing getaway

If you and your partner are longing for more than just an afternoon out of the house, escape the routine and take the initiative to plan a relaxing getaway to a destination of your choice. Whether it’s a weekend trip to a cozy cabin in the woods, a beachfront retreat, or a luxurious spa resort, this gift provides the perfect time to unwind, recharge, and reconnect. Choose a destination that suits your lifestyle as a couple and offers activities or amenities that you both enjoy. Disconnect from technology, explore new surroundings, and embrace quality time together away from the distractions of daily life.

  1. Couple’s photoshoot

A couple’s photoshoot can capture your love and connection in a beautiful, commemorative way, so one perfect gift idea is to hire a professional photographer to create stunning images that reflect your relationship. Choose a location that holds meaning for you, such as the place you first met or a spot that represents a shared interest. Dress up in outfits that make you feel confident and showcase your personal style. The photo shoot is not only a gift for the present but also a cherished keepsake that you can look back on and treasure for years to come.

Anniversary Gift Ideas by Milestone

Some couples like to follow the tradition of giving gifts made with certain materials for specific anniversaries, an idea that has its roots in various sources in Ancient Rome and medieval Germany. It’s not for every couple, but if you like the idea, we’ve outlined a few of the big anniversary milestones below, along with their corresponding materials and traditional anniversray gifts. 

  1. First Anniversary: “Paper Anniversary”

The first year is often referred to as the “Paper Anniversary.” It signifies the delicate and malleable nature of a new relationship. A thoughtful gift could be a personalized love letter, a beautifully bound journal, or a customized photo book capturing the memories of your first year together.

  1. Fifth Anniversary: “Wood Anniversary”

The fifth year is commonly known as the “Wood Anniversary.” Wood represents strength, solidity, and the deepening of your bond over time. Consider gifting a wooden item such as a handcrafted jewelry box, a personalized wooden cutting board, or a wooden photo frame with a cherished picture.

  1. Tenth Anniversary: “Tin/Aluminum Anniversary”

The tenth year is typically referred to as the “Tin/Aluminum Anniversary.” Tin and aluminum represent durability and flexibility, reflecting the ability of a relationship to withstand challenges and adapt. A creative gift idea could be a set of engraved aluminum or tin jewelry, a customized tin keepsake box, or a tin/aluminum artwork or sculpture.

  1. Twentieth Anniversary: “China Anniversary”

The twentieth year is often called the “China Anniversary.” China symbolizes elegance, beauty, and the delicate nature of a long-lasting relationship. Consider gifting fine china dinnerware, a decorative china vase, or a china tea set for an exquisite touch of sophistication.

  1. Twenty-Fifth Anniversary: “Silver Anniversary”

The twenty-fifth year is known as the “Silver Anniversary.” Silver represents brilliance, purity, and the lasting value of a committed partnership. A silver gift could include engraved silver jewelry, a silver photo frame, or a silver-plated champagne set to celebrate this significant milestone.

  1. Fiftieth Anniversary: “Golden Anniversary”

The fiftieth year is considered the “Golden Anniversary.” Gold represents strength, wisdom, and the preciousness of a relationship that has stood the test of time. For this milestone, consider gifting gold jewelry, a gold-plated watch, or a personalized gold plaque or trophy to commemorate fifty years of love and commitment.

Happy Anniversary!

Remember, you don’t need to spend lots of money on an extravagant gift to celebrate your anniversary and show your partner how much you love them. The most important thing is that you take time to think about your partner’s preferences and what makes them special and choose a gift that reflects your unique relationship. Here’s to celebrating many more anniversaries to come!