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Any anniversary is an important milestone in a relationship. It’s a time to celebrate the love you share, the memories you’ve made, and the life you’ve built together. While gifting your wife with something special to commemorate the occasion is practically a must, figuring out what to give her is another matter that requires some thought. Although traditionally each anniversary has a specific material associated with it, giving her something that says I get you or has sentimental value can be just as meaningful.
Whether you shower her with jewels or give her an album full of memories, a gift that really shines shows her just how much you appreciate her. From silk pajamas to love poems, we’ve rounded up the perfect anniversary gifts that express your love and appreciation for your leading lady.
Read on for the best anniversary gifts for your wife.
kaiel designs Personalized Cuff Bracelet
She’ll be wearing her heart on her sleeve with this one-of-a-kind cuff bracelet that comes with a hand-stamped message. Available in a range of metals, this gift is bling with heart.
Uncommon Goods What I Love About You by Me Book
Spell out your love by gifting her with a book that tells her just how special she is to you. Complete each page with sweet sentiments for a personalized keepsake she’ll want to read again and again.
Lunya Washable Silk Tee Set
Sleeping in silk is practically the definition of luxury which means she’ll love this silk sleep set. Oversized, relaxed, and luxe, this cult favorite is the ultimate in comfort and style.
Minted Heart Snapshot Mix Photo Art
Here’s a couple's portrait that captures so much more than just a single moment in time. A selection of 30 of your favorite snapshots comes together in this sweet and sentimental heart-shaped photo collage for a portrait of you that paints the full picture.
Mark & Graham Women's Lightweight Cotton Robe
Bring the spa vibes home to her with this supremely soft, lightweight, luxurious cotton gauze robe. Add a custom monogram for a gift that’s all about her.
Calm Club Big Night in Kit
Show her how much you appreciate all that she does by treating her to a night that’s all about her. This kit promotes calm and is packed with all the essentials for a deeply relaxing evening of self-care that will leave her with a sense of serenity.
Urbanstems The Darling
Giving your love flowers is a timeless and romantic way to say I love you. This bouquet comes in a range of soft shades and includes roses, lavender, and ranunculus— how sweet!
Mark & Graham Enamel Pocket Frame
She carries you in her heart and probably has loads of photos of you to swipe through on her phone, but gifting her a pocket frame with photos of the two of you to carry with her—that’s old school romantic!
Winc Wine Club Subscription
If your lady loves wine, she’s going to be tipsy with joy when she receives this gift. This wine club membership carefully tailors the selection of bottles to match your palate. So forget about going to the store and coming home with a vino that’s not her thing— this gift means every bottle will be just right.
Mark & Graham Hand-Painted Canvas Overnighter
This overnight bag says honey, I love your adventurous spirit! Constructed of heavy-weight cotton canvas with luxe leather handles and brass hardware. The best part? The two-toned hand-painted monogram means this bag was made for her.
Our Q&A a Day: 3-Year Journal for 2 People
If you think you know everything about your partner, you might be surprised to find out there’s more to uncover. Deepen your intimacy with this interactive book that has a question a day for each of you to answer about yourselves or each other. Because there’s always more to love about your boo!
Ten Thousand Things Diamond Pave Studs
Diamonds and gold are a match made in heaven, just like you and your wife. Whether she’s a traditional gal or a boho babe, these stunning studs are a timeless gift that will make her shine.
Block Shop Textiles Parasol Honey Scarf
Bright and cheery, this silk and cotton scarf is a ray of sunshine! Inspired by art deco designs, it’s hand block printed in India with non-toxic dyes.
Cartier Tank Louis Cartier Watch
Classic, timeless, elegant, chic, luxurious—there are so many words to describe the watch that has graced the wrists of everyone from Jackie O to Princess Di. Needless to say, this is a timepiece that will impress.
Our picks? For the romantic at heart, the Venus Et Fleur Love Locks Box is a gift that will keep the amorous feelings in full bloom all year long. Plus, they make a stunning centerpiece. Looking to pamper your bae? Draw a bath and set her up in style with the Macklin Bath and Home Bamboo Bath Caddy for an evening of relaxation and self-care that will have her feeling like a queen. And if you’re the sentimental type, this Minted Heart Snapshot Mix Photo Art is a gift that paints a picture of the multitude of meaningful moments that make up your love story.
What to look for in an anniversary gift for your wife
When it comes to choosing an anniversary gift for the leading lady in your life, the more personal the gift, the better. While traditional anniversary gifts are associated with specific materials to commemorate each year, modern etiquette allows for gifting something thoughtful that has sentimental meaning or shows your partner how much you appreciate them. While it may sound corny, your mother was right—it truly is the thought that counts!
Buying a gift that celebrates the number of years you’ve been married is one thoughtful way of giving your gift significance. For example, if you’re celebrating 10 years of marriage, a bouquet of a dozen roses is romantic, thoughtful, and meaningful. Another way to choose a thoughtful gift is to show your partner how well you know them by giving them something aligned with their interests. If your wife loves wine, a wine club subscription will fill her cup.
For an anniversary, anything that commemorates the day you married or your memories as a couple is a sweet and sentimental way to honor your relationship. And, of course, letting the romantic in you take the lead when choosing a gift is sure to make her swoon!
Why trust Brides
Brides contributor Elizabeth MacLennan has been scouring marketplaces around the world— and web— hunting down that just right object for over 15 years as a prop stylist. Read: she’s seen just about everything when it comes to gifts! With a discerning eye and astute mind, she considers quality, function, and design when she’s vetting products. Plus, she loves giving thoughtful gifts and is a romantic at heart.