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Whether you’ve been dating for a year or a decade, giving an anniversary gift to your number one girl is essential. While you might not have tied the knot, your status is still official—you’re a couple. Celebrate all that you’ve shared and built together with a special gift to mark the occasion.
Unlike wedding anniversaries, you don’t have to subscribe to a theme when it comes to dating milestones—which means you can be creative! Whether you get her a luxurious set of silk PJs or a high-tech Fitbit, a thoughtful gift that says "I get you" will go a long way for the woman in your life.
While it can seem daunting to think of a present that says it all, the perfect gift for your girlfriend is in reach—and we're here to help. From chocolates and flowers to luxe beauty boxes, we’ve scoured the marketplace to source the best anniversary gifts for the leading lady in your life.
Read on for the best anniversary gifts for your girlfriend.
Journo Travel Goods Custom Trip Journal for Couples
Your romance is one for the books—celebrate it with this journal to keep the memories alive. Whether you love to travel together or like to keep the adventures closer to home, this keepsake gift is worthy of a special place on the shelf!
The Sill Hoya Heart Plant
This heart-shaped Hoya plant is the perfect gift for a girlfriend with a green thumb. It comes as a hand-potted leaf-cutting in a chic earthenware pot in your choice of colors. It's a gift that will continue to grow, along with your love!
Urban Stems The Morado Bouquet
Whether you’re an old-fashioned lover or a modern-day romantic, you can’t go wrong with anniversary flowers. Classic and stunning, this bouquet is inspired by old English gardens and features an assortment of jewel-toned roses in deep spring hues. Plus, the fragrance is heavenly!
Winc Wine Club Membership
Here’s a gift to create a buzz! With this subscription, the love in your life will receive a box of wines that have been personalized to her tastes and preferences. Cheers to that!
VitaJuwel ViA WELLNESS Gem-Water Bottle
Bring a little sparkle to her everyday routine with this gemstone water bottle. Amethyst, rose quartz, and clear quartz crystals are encapsulated in a clear pod to infuse her water with good vibes.
Uncommon Goods What I Love About You by Me Book
Spell out your love! An anniversary is a perfect occasion to tell your girl all the reasons you love her. This keepsake book makes it easy with prompts that allow you to fill in the blanks with sweet sentiments that will melt her heart.
Une Nuit Nomade Rose America
Set on gifting your bae a perfume? Rose is the way to go! Feminine and flirty, the scent of rose says romance— which will have her feeling your love all day long.
Minted Minimalist Quote Keepsake Custom Photo Art
They say a picture says a thousand words—but adding in a romantic quote can’t hurt! This custom art features a photo of you and your lady along with sentimental words that come together in a picture of love.
Fitbit Versa 2 Health and Fitness Smartwatch
For the girlfriend on the go, this gift is a must. This high-tech tracker has a built-in Alexa, fitness tracker, and phone compatibility to keep her up to date. Plus—it plays music! So she can get her groove on as she goes!
Kobo Siam Poppy Candle
Looking to give her flowers and candles? We got you! This lusciously scented poppy candle has a special surprise—the biodegradable box is embedded with seeds that she can plant and grow. How perfect!
Dan-Yell Luar Diamond Hoops
Diamonds and gold are about as classic a coupling as you and your girlfriend. These crescent-shaped earrings bring the two together in a stellar combination that truly shines.
Phillip Ashley Chocolates Signature Collection-24 Pack
So much more than just a box of chocolates, these artistic, custom confections are made by world-renowned chocolatier Philip Ashley. Each box features an assortment of bespoke sweets—a surprise and delight for the senses.
Artifact Uprising Mini Photo Book
Whether you’ve been dating for years or just a few months, this mini photo book is a gift that makes it clear— there’s nothing more precious than the memories you share as a couple. Compile your favorite snapshots to create a book that captures your love story.
For the old-school romantic types, the Kinn Studio Maison Gold Oval Locket Necklace will make her swoon and give you a place to secret away a photo of yourself for her to keep close to her heart. If your bae is a lover of all things beauty and self-care, the Simone LeBlanc Natural Beauty Deluxe Box will indulge her senses— from head to toe. And if she’s an on-the-go gal who appreciates practical gifts, the Fitbit Versa 2 Health and Fitness Smartwatch will impress— and keep her on schedule.
What are some other gift ideas for a girlfriend?
When it comes to anniversary gifts, it’s truly the thought that counts. Giving your girlfriend something that shows how much you care is what’s important—and it doesn’t have to come in a box. Some of the most meaningful gifts can’t be bought at the store. They’re sentimental gestures that come from the heart.
For example, give her a hand-drawn map of meaningful places in your relationship and then go on an excursion, revisiting each spot along the way. Or surprise her by cooking her favorite meal at home— by candlelight! Feeling like you want to pamper her? Draw her a bubble bath and dim the lights— she’ll be in heaven. Don’t be afraid to think outside of the box—letting your heart lead the way!
Do I need to follow traditional and modern gift ideas for a girlfriend?
It’s not customary or expected to follow traditional or modern gift themes when you’re dating, leaving the occasion wide open in terms of gifting. However, symbolism can add meaning to your gift. For example, giving your girlfriend five small photo albums, each representing a year of your time together, is a sweet way to celebrate the fifth anniversary.
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