If you’re stumped as to what to get your wife for your anniversary, considering the theme of the year can be a good place to start; every wedding anniversary has both a traditional and modern gifting concept. It can be a nice jumping off point to get the ideas flowing, but, at the end of the day, don’t feel locked into any theme. “Remember, gifts are a reflection of your relationship,” says etiquette expert Jodi RR Smith, adding that you shouldn’t feel obligated to adhere to the traditional or modern gift rules. “Your gift should revolve around your spouse, not ‘paper’ or ‘tin.’”
To that point, think about the types of things your wife loves and what she’s unlikely to purchase for herself. Yes, jewelry (hello, diamonds) is always a fool-proof option. The same goes for everyday staples that she’ll get plenty of use out of, think a gorgeously luxe pair of pajamas or beautiful tote bag. And when in doubt, personalized presents—a photo book, a piece of artwork depicting your wedding venue—are sure to pull at her heart strings and are always appreciated.
Italic 14K Solid Gold Diamond Eternity Band
For a major anniversary (think the one, five-, or ten-year), this stunning ring is worth the splurge. You wouldn’t believe that the diamonds featured all the way around this band are lab-grown; in our testing, we were thoroughly impressed with how durable they were. The ring looks gorgeous worn on its own, though is also thin enough to work into any bridal stack.
Price at time of publish: $580
Away Luggage Set of 2 Classic
Nice luggage hits that perfect gifting sweet spot—it’s both totally practical, and feels really special, particularly when it’s a high-end set of two like this. We love how sleek and functional both pieces (a carry-on and checked bag size) are, as well as the fact that they can be personalized with her initials for an extra special touch.
Price at time of publish: $570
Ember Temperature Control Smart Mug 2
No matter whether she loves tea, coffee, or prefers to switch between both, this is the perfect way to ensure her go-to beverage stays warm, regardless of how busy her day gets. The rechargeable coaster keeps the mug (and drink inside) toasty for anywhere from 80 minutes up to a full day. We also like that it can be controlled with or without the accompanying app.
Price at time of publish: $125
Cartier La Panthere Gift Set
If the iconic Cartier panther ring isn’t quite in the cards, consider this the next best thing. It comes with an eau de parfum, travel spray, and scented lotion, all in the fashion house’s La Panthere scent, with notes of gardenia and musk.
Price at time of publish: $144
Venus et Fleur Le Mini Square
Yes, flowers are always a great gift to get her, but even more so when they’re ones that will last an entire year (or more). In other words, this beautiful arrangement—choose from over 15 colors of roses—will last her until your next anniversary.
Price at time of publish: $82
Lunya Washable Silk Tee Pant Set
Slipping into this silk sleep set truly does make bedtime feel like a dream. The oversized top and side slit pants are comfortable yet sophisticated; the fabric is thermoregulating, buttery soft, and, best of all, machine washable.
Price at time of publish: $278
MJM Rainbow Moonstone Hug Hoops
Here’s a fun take on classic hoops. The huggies showcase a rainbow moonstone in a recycled gold bezel setting, for a look that works just as well for casual everyday wear as it does special occasions.
Price at time of publish: $250
Mark & Graham Turkish Hydrocotton Bath Robe
An extra plush, supremely luxe bathrobe is a guaranteed pleaser, and this one checks all of the boxes. Made from 100 percent ultra-long staple Turkish Aegean cotton, it has a comfortable and quick-drying fit that's perfect for post-shower rituals—think getting ready for work or relaxing at the end of a long day. Add a personalization to make it feel even more special.
Price at time of publish: $119
Gucci Ophidia Cosmetic Case
Perhaps the most high-end makeup bag we’ve ever seen, this is iconic Gucci in every sense of the word, covered in the double G monogram and featuring the signature red and green stripe. And it’s not only pretty, it’s practical, too, with double zippers, a roomy interior, and plenty of pockets and compartments for organization.
Price at time of publish: $770
kaieldesigns Personalized Cuff Bracelet
You don’t necessarily have to spend tons of money for a meaningful and sentimental piece of jewelry. These adjustable cuffs (which come in a variety of finishes) can be stamped with any kind of special date, phrase, letters, you name it. And at this price point, you can easily afford to pick up a few to create a beautiful stack.
Price at time of publish: starting at $10
Mejuri Pavé Diamond Slim Signet
Signet rings are classic, but this one is made to feel all the more special with the addition of .165 carats of ethically-sourced, round diamonds in the center. It’s the ideal piece for any woman who’s all about understated sparkle.
Price at time of publish: $400
Cuyana Personalized Leather Wellness Case
Ideal for travel, this pebbled leather case will keep her skincare routine secure and organized. Still, it’s so pretty that it can also be used when she’s not on-the-go, a nice addition to any vanity. You can also add monogramming, always a nice idea for a gift.
Price at time of publish: $198
Soothe Services Gift Card
What’s better than a professional massage? A professional massage that she can have in the privacy of her own home, without having to go anywhere. A gift card to this app lets her quickly and easily book a variety of different types of massage including Swedish, prenatal, and more. The therapist comes right to you, and brings everything needed, even the massage table and oils.
Price at time of publish: Varies
VRAI Duo Lariat Necklace
This stunning piece features two round, brilliant-cut diamonds in a classic and minimal setting. Choose from either a solid yellow or white gold chain; either way, it’s a timeless staple she’ll wear for years to come.
Price at time of publish: $995
Monsuri Bath Pillow and Bathtub Tray
Upgrade her bathtime routine with this duo of accessories. The pillow is the perfect place for her to rest her head; the tray will hold everything she needs during her soak, from her book to a glass of wine. Top tip: Draw her a bath and set it up for her after you give it to her.
Price at time of publish: $114
Dyson Special Edition Airwrap Multi-Styler Complete Long
If she’s all about a good blowout, she’ll go nuts over this hot tool, trust us. It’s pricey, but worth every penny, with a variety of attachments and high-tech design that make it incredibly easy for anyone to create a multitude of different salon-inspired looks.
Price at time of publish: $600
Dagne Dover Large Landon Neoprene Carryall Duffle Bag
There’s no shortage of different ways to utilize this versatile tote. It’s the perfect size for quick weekend getaways, as well as daily trips to the gym, an extra piece of carry-on luggage, a bag for commuting, you name it. Bonus points for the durable neoprene material, and the six chic and neutral colorways.
Price at time of publish: $215
Slip The Icons Edit Pillowcase, Mask & Scrunchies Set
This set comes with everything she needs for bedtime, including a pillowcase, sleep mask, and three scrunchies. Everything is made from high-quality Mulberry silk, known for being gentler on hair and skin than regular cotton. Beauty sleep indeed.
Price at time of publish: $145
Ring Concierge Toi et Moi Personalized Gemstone Ring
“Toi ei moi” translates to “you and me”—could that be any more apropos for an anniversary gift? In this case, the ‘you and me’ are two semi-precious gemstones, one in an emerald and one in a pear cut, available in six different color combinations.
Price at time of publish: $998
Soko Helene Pia Threader Earrings
Sculptural and modern, these earrings are handmade in Kenya. They feature a stunning contrast of horn and brass, and are available in either a black or tan finish.
Price at time of publish: $108
Bearaby Cotton Napper
A weighted blanket makes the perfect addition to any lounging or relaxation routine, offering the sensation of a big hug that’s calming and comforting. This particular one boasts an attractive knit design that looks great draped over any sofa or bed, and is made of organic cotton that never gets too hot.
Price at time of publish: $199-$279
If she’s a gadgets and gizmos kind of girl, this is the way to go. The techy tool not only delivers (very relaxing, very enjoyable) percussive facial massage, it can also be used as a microcurrent device, delivers rejuvenating light therapy, and even works as a face cleansing brush, too.
Price at time of publish: $399
Maya Brenner Custom Gold Necklace - 3 Letters
Celebs such as Meghan Markle and Mila Kunis are fans of this necklace, so your wife will most definitely be in good company. The three-part design can be customized with any letters and/or charms of your choosing, a nice way to represent you, your kids, your pets, and more.
Price at time of publish: $395
Shinery Shine Bride Like a Diamond Gift Set
Pair this with a piece of jewelry or gift it on its own; she’ll love it and get plenty of use out of it either way. The set comes with everything she needs to keep all of her bling, new and old, clean and bright, including a wash, towelettes, and buffing pom.
Price at time of publish: $75
Cloud Massage Shiatsu Foot Massager
While she’d of course love a DIY foot massage from you, this device will make both of your lives easier and more enjoyable.The deep kneading Shiatsu technique can be adjusted with five different massage modes and three intensity levels, giving her the exact foot (and calf) massage she wants at any given time.
Price at time of publish: $274
BaubleBar 18K Gold Pavé Nameplate Necklace
The perfect everyday staple, customize this with your wife’s (or your) name in cursive or block font. The pavé cubic zirconia stones add the perfect level of sparkle, without feeling so delicate or expensive that she’ll be afraid to wear this everyday.
Price at time of publish: $198
Cuzen Matcha Matcha Maker Starter Kit
Whipping up a delicious, homemade matcha has never been easier. This machine does everything from store to grind to whisk your tea leaves, for a delectable cup of matcha in minutes. Fun fact: Celebs such as Cindy Crawford and Carey Mulligan also love it.
Price at time of publish: $299
Diamond Nexus Round Cut Martini Set Studs
These earrings look like real diamond studs, but, spoiler alert, they’re not. Rather, they’re made from the brand’s patented diamond simulant that looks exactly like a flawless diamond. The upshot? You can score a larger carat weight, without breaking the bank.
Price at time of publish: $469
Naked Cashmere Mule Slipper
Could these cashmere slippers be any more chic? We think not. Dainty and luxe, they’re the perfect house shoe to make her feel special and sophisticated—even when she’s just relaxing on the couch.
Price at time of publish: $105
Minted Letterpress Venue Portrait
This gift turns your wedding venue into a beautiful work of art, something your wife (and you) can cherish for years to come. Make it extra special by adding the venue's location or any other personal text. It’s heartfelt, meaningful, and a present that can work for any anniversary.
Price at time of publish: starting at $128
SKIMS Soft Lounge Sleep Set
This classic-yet-stylish set is made from an ultra-soft, ribbed modal fabric that’s ideal for both sleeping and lounging. And with over 14 different colors and inclusive sizes ranging from XXS to 4X, there’s an option for everyone.
Price at time of publish: $118
Augustinus Bader The Face Cream Mask
Make no mistake about it, this is nothing like the face masks she may already have. It’s powered by the brand’s proprietary TFC8 technology, which essentially helps your skin better renew itself. Long story short, this fancy-pants mask hydrates, boosts radiance, and improves texture and tone, and can be used either for just a few minutes or in lieu of an overnight cream.
Price at time of publish: $215
Wempe Basics Pearl Necklace
Diamonds may be a girl’s best friend, but pearls are close behind. This necklace is made of 18K yellow gold and features 62 cultured freshwater pearls in a classic round shape. It’s timeless, traditional, and totally perfect.
Price at time of publish: $620
Goldstories The Locket
This vintage gold locket feels antique and special. The best part? You can easily customize it by adding a photo inside.
Price at time of publish: $350
Sahajan Ritual Body Oil
Sweet almond and coconut oils are combined in this supremely hydrating, never greasy body oil. Whether she uses it in place of lotion, pairs it with massage, or combines it with gua sha, it’s sure to be a welcome addition to her body care routine.
Price at time of publish: $48
Burberry Helena Sunglasses
With an oversized shape and a classic tortoise shell finish, these sunnies give off serious Hollywood A-lister vibes. And designer sunglasses totally fall into the category of one of those things that she might not necessarily buy herself, but will definitely appreciate and get plenty of use out of.
Price at time of publish: $308
Verlas Coupled Diamond Bar Necklace
The two, staggered north-south bars on this necklace make for a nice visual representation of the two of you as a couple. Inset diamonds add extra bling, and we also like that it comes in yellow, white, and rose gold.
Price at time of publish: $599
Deux Mains Trifold Wallet
The hand woven weave on the front of this wallet adds visual interest, while magnetic snap closures and plenty of pockets for credit cards, cash, and coins ensure it’s practical, too. Made of full-grain leather, it’s available in three colors.
Price at time of publish: $99
Maison Francis Kurkdjian Baccarat Rouge 540
Buying perfume for your wife can admittedly be a bit risky if you’re not entirely sure of her scent preferences, but that’s not a concern here. This totally unique fragrance touts a variety of different notes and defies falling into any one olfactory category, a large reason for its universal appeal and cult-classic status.
Price at time of publish: $195-$620
Diptyque Baies Candle 600g
Yes, candles always make a great gift (we will die on that hill), but a standard, run-of-the-mill candle doesn’t quite make the cut when it comes to feeling special enough to be an anniversary gift. But this isn’t a run-of-the-mill candle. Not only is the rose and blackcurrant scent exquisite, the oversized format boasts a 90 hour burn-time and stunning black porcelain vessel that doubles as a piece of decor.
Price at time of publish: $220
Paper Culture Simply Photo Wedding Book
Here’s a wallet-friendly option that’s perfect for a first anniversary. Compile all of your favorite wedding photos and have them printed in this pretty, hardcover book; each page can be customized with layouts and text. Plus, it’s all printed on 100% post-consumer recycled paper and the brand plant’s a tree for each purchase made.
Price at time of publish: $20
TRX Home2 System
If she’s an avid worker-outer, she’ll love that this system makes it easy to do any number of at-home workouts, even if she’s short on time (or space). It comes with everything you need—anchors and straps—to set up the streamlined, multi-tasking workout equipment anywhere.
Price at time of publish: $230
Heat Healer Infrared Sauna Blanket
This at-home sauna blanket makes it easy for her to tap into the infrared sauna wellness trend—in the comfort of your own home. Think of it as a souped up sleeping bag that delivers infrared heat to help calm the mind, promote muscle recovery, help you sweat out toxins, and more.
Price at time of publish: $496
Kokak Chocolates 36 Reasons Assorted Truffle Collection
Make no mistake about it, this is a far cry from any generic box of chocolates. The handcrafted truffles come in a variety of special flavors, think things like mango lemongrass and macadamia praline, not to mention are all decorated with stunning designs.
Price at time of publish: $96
Wolf Gourmet Multi-Function Cooker
A standard slow cooker might not feel like the greatest anniversary gift, but this isn’t a standard slow cooker. The multi-tasking appliance (which also happens to look very high-end) can slow cook, yes, but it also acts as a sous vide machine, rice cooker, and has a mega-convenient saute setting.
Price at time of publish: $700
Valdé Armor + Refillable Lip Set
We can confidently guarantee that she doesn’t own a lipstick quite like this, which is part of what makes it so gift-worthy. The lipstick case looks like a piece of art in and of itself, and comes with a convenient magnifying mirror that makes precise application a breeze. Then there’s the refillable and reusable tube, which can be filled with the brand’s creamy lipstick.
Price at time of publish: $150
Underclub Lingerie Gift Subscription
There’s certainly nothing wrong with buying your wife lingerie as an anniversary gift, but giving her a subscription to this site is, shall we say, a little safer. Choose from a three-, six, or 12-month option; each month she’ll get to choose the bralette and pantie set that she wants to receive.
Price at time of publish: $75 for three months
Simitri Cranberry Sauce Fringe Clutch
The combo of hot pink silk and a metallic chain make this clutch, from a BIPOC-owned brand, a true showstopper. A black velvet-lined interior adds an elegant touch.
Price at time of publish: $225
We Dream in Colour Oberoi Earrings
Are these earrings a piece of jewelry or a piece of art? Answer: A little bit of both. A trio of geometric brass shapes are washed in green pigment, creating the perfect piece for any woman who loves wearing accessories that no one else will have.
Price at time of publish: $140
Jenni Kayne Cotton Cocoon Cardigan
Comfy and cozy, this cardigan is the perfect topper to throw on pretty much anytime of year. Also nice: It’s a sustainable option, made entirely of recycled fibers.
Price at time of publish: $375
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