The Best Gifts to Celebrate Any Anniversary

Roses are red, violets are blue, your anniversary is coming, what should you do? Whether you met your partner decades ago when you were young and crazy and are celebrating your 50th anniversary, or you met later in life are are celebrating your first, anniversary milestones are important to honor. Check out these symbolic anniversary gifts Love is everywhere and how wonderful to have someone to celebrate it with!


First Year

For Her: The traditional first-year anniversary theme is paper. But today’s modern theme is clocks. Take a modern approach and surprise your partner with a luxury watch. Michele timepieces are made with gold and diamond accents. And, most Michele watch styles are customizable, with interchangeable stainless-steel bracelets and French leather bands. For just a touch of the traditional, include a handwritten note with the gift.

For Him: Follow a traditional theme, but spice it up a bit, with a boudoir photo book. Who said you have to be 20 to do this? You’ve never felt more confident and comfortable in your own skin! The Knot recommends choosing an outfit that makes you feel sexy and suggests having the shoot in a studio or a posh hotel room. Disguise your gift in a suit box or shoe box for the ultimate surprise and be sure you give it to him privately, not at a dinner party.


For Her: Follow the traditional theme with a wooden gift for your fifth year together. A custom, engraved jewelry box will do the trick.

For Him: A wooden cigar box makes for the perfect five-year anniversary gift. Plus, it can be used to store all those celebratory cigars hanging out in the kitchen drawers.


For Her: Diamond jewelry is a modern substitute to traditional tin and aluminum gifts. Any diamond pendant, bracelet or set of earrings will do.

For Him: If the set of golf clubs he had when you met in college has seen better days, upgrade his clubs and consider scheduling a tee-time for him to test out his new gear. Resist the temptation to surprise him with a full-set and take him in to get measured and fitted for his new clubs. Any Golfsmith location can give him a custom fit for free.


For Her: Surprise her with an elegant dinner at home with a table decorated with fresh roses from FTD and a set of silver dinnerware that can be used to celebrate your anniversary and for future entertaining.

For Him: You can’t go wrong with traditional silver. Get him a pair of cufflinks from Tiffany’s to mark this milestone.


For Her: She’s got gold jewelry already, surprise her with a trip to Australia’s Gold Coast. After all, gold is the symbol for this milestone, spend it on a golden-colored beach.

For Him: Have a special greeting sent from the White House to surprise your spouse. Couples celebrating their 50th anniversary can have a congratulatory card sent directly to their significant other.