Celebrating your 15th anniversary soon and have no idea where to begin your gift shopping? After spending more than a decade with your loved one, you want to get something special and personal but endless options online don’t necessarily make the hunt any easier. This is when the anniversary gift themes come in handy—they give you a starting point and you can tweak and modify your search from there.
The traditional gift for the 15th anniversary is crystal. Like your time-tested marriage, crystal is bright, clear, and long-lasting. Champagne glasses and crystal jewelry may first come to mind, but etiquette expert Lizzie Post says you can find modern, quirky gifts that still fit into the traditional theme.
Meet the Expert
Lizzie Post is the great-great-granddaughter of famed etiquette expert and author, Emily Post. In addition to being an etiquette and author herself, she is also the co-president of the Emily Post Institute.
Read on for the best crystal anniversary gifts.
Nude Glass Crystal Ripple Vases
This isn’t your grandmother’s crystal vase! While there’s nothing wrong with heavy, cut crystal vases, these unique ribbed vases truly make a statement for a modern home. The clean lines create a mesmerizing blurred effect and the wide shape puts all your blooms on full display.
Not only is the amber shade a beautiful variation from clear crystal, but it also protects your flowers from too much sunlight. Get the short or tall vase, or spring for both for a stunning set. This is the perfect gift for any flower lover!
Price at time of publish: $163
Godinger Dublin 4-Pc. Coaster Set
Think you can’t find a crystal anniversary gift that won't break the bank? Think again. This set of crystal coasters look expensive, but are available at a great budget price—and it's a gift you know your partner will use. Whether they're a coffee, tea, or beer drinker, a coaster always comes in handy and adds some extra personality to your home. These also have a high-quality feel and feature a thick, wide area that covers any sort of drinkware. Cheers to many years of toasting ahead!
Price at time of publish: $22
Richard Brendon Crystal Whiskey Glass & Decanter
If your partner loves whiskey, they’ll love this gorgeous crystal decanter and glass set. Made in the Czech Republic, both pieces have a hand-etched diamond-cut design that is both beautiful and easier to grip. Throw in some fancy whiskey stones and your partner will love how much their favorite drink sparkles in the crystal.
Whether you two are always hosting happy hour or simply like to sip together, this set will make any round of drinks feel like an occasion.
Price at time of publish: $147
Versace Bright Crystal Absolu Eau de Parfum Spray
If your partner is more of a beauty aficionado, you can still get her a “crystal” gift with Versace’s aptly named perfume; Bright Crystal. The fragrance combines fruity and floral with spices like pomegranate, peony, amber, and bright musk.
The scent is meant to symbolize the transparency and brightness of crystals, and the pink crystal cap ties all the symbolism together. Perfume is a great gift for those travel or spend time apart—each spritz reminds you of the other person.
Price at time of publish: $120
Citizen Eco-Drive Women's Crystal Bracelet Watch
While the traditional 15th-anniversary gift is crystal, the modern interpretation is a timepiece to represent the amount of time you two have spent together. With this crystal-encrusted watch, you can check off both themes.
Silver and rose gold elements make this style great for those that can never choose between the two metals. The brilliant-cut crystals will gleam with every movement of her wrist and the watch keep her on track throughout the day.
Price at time of publish: $282
Olivia Riegel Crystal Chelsea Frame
For a meaningful anniversary gift, Post suggests framing a beloved photo of you two inside a crystal picture frame. This fabulous frame by Olivia Riegel is embellished with dozens of handset diamond Swarovski crystals. Your photo will shine in this frame—and the warm memories will radiate throughout your home.
Price at time of publish: $200
Baccarat Harcourt Crystal Eggholders
If your partner loves their soft-boiled eggs on the weekend (or any day of the week for that matter), make their brunch a little more special with these Baccarat Harcourt Crystal Eggholders. Founded in 1764, Baccarat is known for its innovative works of crystal. The Harcourt collection is especially regal, so your loved one will feel like a King or Queen while enjoying their morning breakfast.
Price at time of publish: $190
Lalique Heart Paperweight Clear
Give your partner’s desk a loving touch with this heart paperweight. Just like your relationship, the design features entwined hearts meant to represent happiness and eternal love. The unique design feels more like a work of art than a kitschy trinket. Made in France, the crystal has a satin finish that looks extra sophisticated. Who says a desk has to be all business when you can add a dash of tasteful love?
Price at time of publish: $340
Crystal Zodiac: An Astrological Guide to Enhancing Your Life with Crystals
Feed your partner’s obsession with astrology, crystals, or both with this fascinating read. This book teaches readers which crystals to use for their zodiac signs and offers practical, easy-to-use applications. It also discusses major planetary placements in their natal charts and how these placements impact different areas of their lives. As a result, your partner will become more attuned to communication styles, emotional needs, and love languages. With this knowledge, your relationship should only grow stronger.
Price at time of publish: $20
Bulova Men's Crystal Accented Gold-Tone Bracelet Watch
Men need a little sparkle in their lives too and this best-selling watch from Bulova doesn’t disappoint. 308 crystals glitter and gleam on the bezel, bracelet, and pave dial. The gold-tone stainless steel bracelet is lightweight despite all the rocks it’s carrying. What’s not to love?
Price at time of publish: $650
PureGlow Crystal Himalayan Salt Rock Lamp & Ultrasonic Oil Diffuser
A relaxing home is a key part of a lasting marriage and this crystal diffuser helps make your home into a sanctuary. Harnessing the power of Himalayan salt rock, this lamp is designed to boost your mood and increase energy levels. You can also add in your aromatherapy oil of choice for an increased therapeutic touch. For any couple working from home together and looking to fend off the hectic vibe of computer screens and notifications, this is the gift.
Price at time of publish: $57
JIC Gem Dyed Blue Agate Bookends
You know you are a booker lover when you have so many books spilling off your shelves, you can’t keep them organized. This pair of crystal bookends makes organization fairly easy and stylish. Simply sandwich the titles between the two ends or use one end to keep them in place against a shelf. The crystal feels high quality and heavy—just what you need to keep those novels in place. If anyone asks, you dug these up on one of your adventures.
Price at time of publish: $33
Well Done Crystal Facial Roller
Give the gift of relaxation with this crystal facial roller. Crystal facial rollers have been used in skin care for centuries, and studies show that massaging them over the skin increases blood flow, which can lead to a rosy, radiant complexion and smoother skin. Not to mention that the three-minute massage can be a soothing part of any wellness routine.
For the 15th anniversary, we recommend a rose quartz roller as the stone symbolizes beauty, love, and compassion. This one from Anthropologie is a winner for its quality and ability to effortlessly glide over the skin, depuffing and de-stressing.
Price at time of publish: $28
Crystalline Star Maps Crystal Star Map
Lookin for a gift that is truly unique to your relationship? Check out this custom-made crystal star map. Enter the date, location, and time of the special event and the designer will create a customized constellation map of the stars at that moment. You can add quotes to further commemorate the memory.
Whether it's when you first met, your wedding, or another special moment between the two of you, this piece of art will honor the uniqueness of that moment and time. Sure, when visitors enter your home, you can explain the significance of the constellation, but sometimes the best gifts are the ones kept between yourself and your loved one.
Price at time of publish: $81
You Yah Crystal Cigar Glass
Liquor and cigars go hand in hand, especially with these clever crystal glasses. With a built-in cigar holder, this genius design means your cigar will always have a place to rest, whether you are sitting down or mingling in the crowd. Certainly, your drink will be the talk of any party as guests notice the neat design. Pour your drink of choice, whether that’s scotch or bourbon up to the cigar rest, so the liquid’s condensation doesn’t affect the cigar.
Price at time of publish: $34
Sunday Citizen Crystal Weighted Throw
Weighted blankets have been all the rage recently with their potential to decrease stress, increase relaxation, and improve sleep, according to certain studies. What makes this weighted blanket stand out from the crowd is that it uses thousands of pieces of clear quartz, rose quartz, and amethyst for the weight.
This product gets further bonus points for having a washable cover and buttons and straps to keep the blanket in place while you sleep. Quality sleep is priceless, so give your partner the gift of sound slumber with this weighted blanket.
Price at time of publish: $269
Tova Heart Crystal Brooch
With this adorable brooch, your partner can wear their heart on their sleeve or anywhere they want for that matter. Designer Michelle Luterman takes inspiration from Montreal’s jet setters for every unique piece that she makes. While brooches may sometimes feel too formal and outdated, the smaller size and bright colors give this classic accessory a breath of fresh air. No matter the outfit, it will be the perfect reminder of your love.
Price at time of publish: $78
What To Look For in a 15th Anniversary Gift
Post says that one of the most important factors when shopping is to consider if the recipient will actually use and enjoy the gift. Sure, a set of fancy crystal wine glasses looks nice, but if your partner isn’t a wine drinker, the gift has no purpose.
“Whenever you are buying for someone else you want to keep them in mind. Beautiful stationery for someone that will never use it doesn’t make sense,” says Post. “Look for things that they will appreciate.”
While surprising someone with an unexpected present can be fun, there’s no shame in asking your partner if there’s anything they’ve been eyeing (even if it's not a traditional anniversary gift!). They'll appreciate your intention and attention to detail.
How do you buy an anniversary gift that follows the traditional anniversary theme yet still feels personal? Besides considering purpose, Post recommends going for symbolic and commemorative items. Not all gifts need to be practical and instead, you can look for something that highlights a significant memory. Framing an important picture you already have printed in a crystal frame can bring just as many smiles as a new piece of jewelry or accessory.
How much money should I spend on an anniversary gift?
Shopping for an anniversary gift can be stressful. Not only are you trying to find the perfect gift for your loved one, but you also have to consider the cost. Rather than worry and feel pressured that you have to spend a certain amount of money, Post says you can find a meaningful gift at any price point.
“The only price range you should ever work in is the one that sits in your budget,” says Post. “And remember, the words and sentiment will mean much more.”
Post says something as small as a key chain can feel special if it has unique sentimental value for you and your partner. So think about moments you have shared and ways you can capture those memories.
Why is crystal the 15th-anniversary gift?
Crystal is the traditional material for the 15th anniversary because it symbolizes the lightness, clarity, and durability of your love.
Why Trust Brides
Emily Cieslak is constantly reading and researching new products and gifts as a commerce producer for Dotdash Meredith. While interning at The Knot, she found her passion for writing about all things weddings and anniversary gifts.
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