Which Anniversary Present Goes
with Which Year?
Evolving together, challenging each other, and working through murky periods, all while managing to keep the spark flickering, is a real accomplishment—wedding and relationship anniversaries are a big effing deal. We love the old-fashioned (if hard-to-remember) rules around what type of present to give depending on how many years you’ve been together; here they all are as a guide, annotated with our favorite gifts to give and get.
These exquisite handcrafted paper flowers by artist Livia Cetti instantly and permanently joyify any space. Place them in the kitchen, in a bathroom, in a hallway, at your desk, or anywhere else (access to natural light is no constraint). The vibrant blossoms are an instant spirit boost—whether you choose roses, hollyhocks (at about three feet high, they’re almost architectural), or pink-petaled bleeding hearts.
The Green Vase Floribunda Rose Plant goop, $565SHOP NOW
The Green Vase Hollyhock Plant goop, $375SHOP NOW
The Green Vase Bleeding Heart Stem goop, $90SHOP NOW
Blacksaw Generation Reversible Throw goop, $398SHOP NOW
Aiayu Heather Wool Pillow goop, $325SHOP NOW
Bearaby Cotton Napper Weighted Blanket, 15 lbs. goop, $249SHOP NOW
Courant The Catch 2 Wireless Charger goop, $120SHOP NOW
Coco de Mer Leather Round Paddle goop, $125SHOP NOW
The Garden Journey The Garden Journey Deck goop, $95SHOP NOW
The Floral Society Edible Flower Seed Kit goop, $15SHOP NOW
Marloe Marloe Stevie Vase goop, $340SHOP NOW
Alexis Steelwood Charcuterie Board goop, $250SHOP NOW
U-Turn Audio Orbit Special Turntable with Built-In Preamp goop, $569SHOP NOW
Sir Madam Copper Franconia Kettle goop, $215SHOP NOW
The Floral Society Copper Watering Can goop, $128SHOP NOW
Serax Copper Chemistry Glass goop, $22SHOP NOW
You could spring for a Carl Andre or perhaps a Richard Serra or, as we have here, substitute a little brass.
Tala Oak Knuckle Table Lamp goop, $165SHOP NOW
Sir Madam Modernist Desk Tape Dispenser goop, $85SHOP NOW
Brigade Kitchen Stainless Steel Cookware 4-Piece Set goop, $260SHOP NOW
Smithey Ironware Co. Carbon Steel Farmhouse Skillet goop, $275SHOP NOW
Business & Pleasure Co. Hammock goop, $299SHOP NOW
Atelier Saucier Ivory Twill Napkins, Set of 4 goop, $66SHOP NOW
Richard Brendon Diamond Shot Glasses, set of 2 goop, $173SHOP NOW
Richard Brendon Diamond Single Old Fashioned goop, $135SHOP NOW
Neom Organics Perfect Night’s Sleep Intensive Skin Treatment Candle goop, $46SHOP NOW
August & Piers Darling Candle goop, $86SHOP NOW
The Maker Spiritus Candle goop, $80SHOP NOW
La DoubleJ Dinner Plates, Set of 2 goop, $155SHOP NOW
La DoubleJ Dessert Plate, Set of 6 goop, $340SHOP NOW
Bronze features twice for inexplicable reasons; if you haven’t saved up for
the Serra (see above), go with another brass item.
Edie Parker Checkers in Rose Quartz goop, $1,895SHOP NOW
Our Place Always Pan goop, $145SHOP NOW
R+D.LAB CITTA Jacquard Blanket goop, $545SHOP NOW