Decoding Anniversaries: What to Give—and When
If marriage is work, then each passing year is an accomplishment and should be celebrated as such. Our list of traditional-with-a-twist, mostly unisex gift ideas has something for every S.O.
Year 1: Paper
- SUGAR PAPER Custom Letterpress Stationery Sugar Paper, $50 Brownie points for ordering a whole year’s supply in one shot.
- ROB REYNOLDS Note to Self: Be Kind, Be Kind, Be Kind. Print Etsy, $100 A simple, but important sentiment that makes any relationship better.
- LOEWE Yellow Anagram Passport Holder Ssense, $380 The one piece of paper that can really take you places.
Year 2: Cotton
- POPLIN JACK POKER PRINT PYJAMA Poplin, $180 His….
- POPLIN Pink Neon Classic Pyjama Poplin, $130 …and hers.
LEONTINE LINENS Oliver Leotine Linens, Price Upon Request
Adds a sweetly personal touch
to cocktail hour.
- BYREDO Cotton Poplin Scented CandleNet-a-Porter, $80 Makes the whole house smell like freshly laundered sheets.
Year 3: Leather
Shucking Set March, $98 Present alongside a surprise
at-home oyster fest..
- ARTIFORT Pierre Paulin F444 The Line, $4,976 The epitome of functional art.
Leather Wrapped Bottle Garde, $295 Works with both hot and cold liquids.
Year 4: Fruit/Flowers
- WILLIAMS-SONOMA Dwarf Bare-Root Fukushu Kumquat Citrus Tree Williams-Sonoma, $70 Plant one in the backyard and reap the rewards for years to come.
- ROSEUR FINE ROSES Rose Arrangement Roseur Fine Roses, Starting at $149 Roseur’s Journey of Roses service sends a bouquet to your sweetheart every month for a year. (H.Bloom and Flower Muse also offer monthly floral delivery subscriptions.)
- SHIVA ROSE Bath Ritual goop, $50-60 What says “romance” louder than a rose-scented bath ritual for two?
Year 5: Wood
ALFA PIZZA Forno Ciao Wood
Burning Pizza Oven Wayfair, $1,731 Because he/she still sets your heart on fire.
- NELSON Thin Edge Board Design Within Reach, Starting at $2,350 You’re getting close to the 7 year itch; time for an upgrade.
- YOSHITATSU Set of 30 Chopsticks abc home, $68 How to make takeout night feel special.
Year 10: Tin/Aluminum
SEATTLE CAVIAR CO. Osetra Seattle Caviar Co., $135
Pick up some blini (gourmet potato
chips work, too) and a bottle of
bubbly to make a
night of it.
- VANMOOF Standard Straight Frame Vanmoof, $748 Lighter and faster than steel.
- AUTOCAMP Modern Luxury Camping Autocamp, Price Upon Request A once-in-a-lifetime experience.
Year 15: Crystal
- MICHAEL C. FINA Royal White Wine Michael C. Fina, $145 15 years later, it might be time to update the set you got on your wedding day.
- MICHAEL C. FINA Les Endibles Bubbles Michael C. Fina, $670 A gorgeous piece from the oldest crystal maker in Europe.
- DANIEL MARTINEZ Prism Magnifier Consort, $28 Cool-looking and actually useful to have on hand.
Year 20: China
- MANDARIN ORIENTAL HONG KONG Trip Starting at $3,485 Second honeymoon, anyone?
- DANIEL SMITH Set of Mix & Match Ceramic Place Setting goop, $185 Think of these as your porcelain set’s hipster little sister.
- TED MUEHLING Branch Candlestick Nymphenburg, Price Upon Request So beautiful it IS the centerpiece.
Year 25: Silver
- PAMPALONI Set of 2 Champagne Flutes with Case Luisaviaroma, $408 A slick alternative to glass.
- VEUVE CLICQUOT Demi-Sec The Cuvée Veuve Clicquot, Price Upon Request Stay on theme with a bottle of fancy silver-label champagne. Though you can only find it at auction, the Moët & Chandon Silver Jubilee Cuvee is also a great option.
- TIFFANY & CO. Ice Bucket Tiffany & Co., $3,200 Pure decadence.
Year 50: Gold
ENO STUDIO & ARIK
LEVY Gold Bar
Paperweight/Doorstop A + R Store, $98 Just as heavy as the real thing.
Notebooks Walker Shop, $6.50
50 years is impressive!
It’s ok to take a moment
to write down your
secrets for making it this
far and sharing them
with the world.
- SPLINTER WORKS Gold Vessel Splinter Works, Price Upon Request How we want to be spending our golden years.