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Wedding Anniversary Gifts: A Guide for What to Get Your Spouse for Every Milestone

Stumped when it comes to wedding anniversary gifts? We've got you covered! We found fun, functional takes on traditional anniversary presents from year one to 60!

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Salt, Fat, Acid, Heat: Mastering the Elements of Good Cookingvia

1st Anniversary: Paper


A new cookbook is one of the best wedding anniversary gifts for getting inspired in the kitchen. As a gift to your spouse, it’s also a wonderful way to bond and learn how to work together! Plus, it really fits the bill for the paper anniversary. We love Samin Nosrat’s Salt, Fat, Acid, Heat, the book that inspired the Netflix series. It’s a great volume for beginners and experienced foodies alike. If you have something more specific in mind, try one of our favorite regional cookbooks.

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2nd Anniversary: Cotton

Cotton Napkins and Table Linens

Table linens are a fairly traditional wedding and anniversary gift, but it doesn’t mean you can’t have some fun with them! Ditch your paper napkins and invest in some gorgeous cotton ones like these. They’ll make your tablescape look super polished—great for that next dinner party—and they’re a great way to go green at home.

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3rd Anniversary: Leather

Leather Grilling Gloves

Married to a passionate griller? They’ll be so happy to open leather grilling gloves on your anniversary. These durable gloves are just the thing for tending to a hot grill and turning kabob skewers and corn on the cob without tongs. Anniversary dinner for two, coming right up!

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4th Anniversary: Fruit or Flowers

Art Print

Fruit and flowers are both so fleeting. Instead of going literal for the fourth anniversary, treat your spouse to something pretty to savor for years to come, like this vintage floral print set. It’s got a lot of personality to perk up your kitchen (or any other room in your home) just like these other kitchen design ideas.

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5th Anniversary: Wood

Custom Wood Cutting Board

Wood is the traditional fifth wedding anniversary gift. Treat your partner to a customized cutting board from Circle City Design Co. Whether you use the board for prepping your favorite recipes or serving up a gorgeous cheese tray, it’ll serve as a heartwarming reminder of the day you said, “I do.”

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6th Anniversary: Iron or Candy

Iron-Hued Flatware

The sixth anniversary can be a tough one for gifts. Candy might be too simple and iron seems a bit over the top. But you can draw inspiration from the theme and treat your husband or wife to some trendy iron-colored flatware. It looks ultra sleek in modern kitchens. If you decide to get some candy as a bonus, here are our favorite chocolate brands.

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7th Anniversary: Wool or Copper

Copper Small Appliances

Copper and rose gold accessories have been all the rage lately in kitchens. Embrace this trend and treat your spouse with a gorgeous copper-colored appliance, like this KitchenAid stand mixerit’s one of our all-time favorite gadgets.

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8th Anniversary: Bronze

Bronze-Colored Cookware

You might be looking to upgrade your pots and pans after almost a decade of marriage. The eighth anniversary is the perfect time to do it, especially with this beautiful bronze cookware set from Anolon. It’s gorgeous and durable, with plenty of sizes for all your one-pan, one-pot meals.

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9th Anniversary: Pottery

Gorgeous Servingware

Pottery makes a fabulous gift after nine years of marriage. Shop local artisans or invest in a pretty ceramic dish like this one. It’ll make all your dishes—especially these pretty salads—look absolutely divine.

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10th Anniversary: Tin or Aluminum

Aluminum Drinkware

This theme can be a tough one, but you can stop searching now that you’ve seen these pretty, vintage-inspired aluminum tumblers. They are so perfect for retro-style cocktails.

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11th Anniversary: Steel

Kitchen Knives

After 11 years of marriage, it might be time to upgrade the knives you got as a wedding gift. These Wüsthof knives—a Test Kitchen favorite—are great for couples that love to cook.

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12th Anniversary: Silk or Linen

Linen Robe

Give your spouse a little something luxe for this year’s anniversary gift. This Belgian flax linen robe looks like something right out of your favorite spa. Get it monogrammed for an extra special touch.

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13th Anniversary: Lace

Lace-Inspired Stemware

If the idea of lace table linens or doilies isn’t your idea of a great wedding anniversary gift, that’s OK. Instead, take inspiration from the theme. These delicately patterned wine glasses give a nod to the traditional 13th-anniversary theme but are much more stylish. Use them to serve up your favorite bottle of wine or even a great iced tea.

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Love Knot Earrings wedding anniversary giftsvia

14th Anniversary: Gold Jewelry

Love Knot Earrings or Gold Accessories

For your 14th anniversary, give your wife love knot earrings—a sign of unbreakable love. For men, the gold jewelry anniversary gift can be a bit trickier. Try a gold-tone tie bar, money clip or even matching cufflinks.

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wedding anniversary gifts Waterford Love Happiness Champagne Flute Set Of 2via

15th Anniversary: Crystal

Crystal Champagne Flutes

Toast 15 years together with a new set of gorgeous crystal Champagne flutes. This set from Waterford really says special occasion. So grab your favorite bottle of bubbly—be sure to open it the right way—and say cheers to 15 years and beyond.

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16th Anniversary: Coffee or Tea

Coffee Grinder

If your spouse is serious about good coffee, they’ll be excited to open up a beloved Burr grinder. This style grinder gives you the most uniform grind on your coffee, and this model can give you fine, medium or coarse grounds to suit your preferred brewing method.

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17th Anniversary: Wine or Spirits

Your Signature Drink

Think back to your wedding day or even one of your favorite vacation memories—was there a special type of bubbly or signature cocktail that you enjoyed? Recreate those moments and treat your partner to a top-shelf version of their favorite spirit or a great bottle of champagne. You can always start new traditions, too, like with a wine subscription service that will have you toasting to something new every month. Try Winc—this company sends you new bottles based on your preferences.

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wedding anniversary gifts Frigidaire 30 In 5 3 Cu Ft Electric Range With Self Cleaning Oven In Stainless Steelvia

18th Anniversary: Appliances

A New Oven

After 18 years, you might be hankering to upgrade an appliance or two. Your anniversary is a great excuse to start making these kitchen changes. Treat your spouse (and yourself) to the range of your dreams. We’ve got our eyes on the matte black and black stainless steel trend—it looks great on this oven from Frigidaire.

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19th Anniversary: Jade

Jadeite Serveware

Jade jewelry is a beautiful gift, but why not depart from the classic with Jadeite seringware instead? This jade-inspired bowl is great for serving up snacks and ice cream (you can use them as elegant fruit bowls, too). Plus, this vintage style is great for anyone that appreciates a retro aesthetic.

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20th Anniversary: China

China (or New Dinnerware)

There’s nothing wrong with going the traditional route for anniversary gifts. If you regularly host formal gatherings, a gift of new china—how gorgeous is this pattern from Noritake?—is a great anniversary present. If you consider yourselves more of a casual couple, look at refreshing your dishes. It’s always a joy to have something new in the cupboards.

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25th Anniversary: Silver

Shiny New Bar Tools

Gifts like silver jewelry, cufflinks and money clips are all great options for the 25th anniversary. If you and your spouse are more entertainers than fashionistas, though, you might want to use this anniversary to gift one another some beautiful silver-toned barware. Quality tools like these will serve you well for cocktail parties to come.

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30th Anniversary: Pearls

A Pearl Diving Experience

If you want to go all out for your 30th pearl anniversary, take a trip to Hawaii and dive for pearls yourself! Rent out a villa and wake up to ocean views. It’s a vacation you’ll never forget. Plus, you might come back with a tan AND some amazing island recipes.

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35th Anniversary: Coral

Coral-Inspired Bowl

Looking for an eco-friendly way to give coral on your 35th wedding anniversary? Check out this coral-shaped bowl, personalized with your spouse’s initials and your wedding date. Another suggestion? Add some coral-colored jewelry or tea towels to the bowl to liven it up.

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40th Anniversary: Ruby

Ruby Countertop Appliances

Our best-loved blender brand has a ruby-hued blender that’s an absolute must for serious cooks, especially as a 40th anniversary gift! This blender is a true step up from basic blenders and is just what you need for smoothies, soups, cocktails and so much more. It’s an investment for sure, but one worthy of this milestone anniversary.

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45th Anniversary: Sapphire

Sapphire-Colored Cookware

For this gem-inspired anniversary, you could certainly opt for the traditional stone. However, we think this sapphire-hued Dutch oven from Le Creuset is just as gorgeous as any piece of jewelry. Plus, with all these delicious recipes, it’s sure to get its use.

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Nordic Ware Gold Anniversary Bundt® Panvia

50th Anniversary: Gold

Gold Anniversary Bundt Pan

When something is called a “Gold Anniversary Bundt Pan” it seems meant to be for your gold anniversary, right? This pan from Nordic Ware is just what you need for these gorgeous cakes.

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55th Anniversary: Emerald

Indoor Garden

Emeralds are gorgeous, so we don’t blame you if you want to go with jewelry for the 55th wedding anniversary. If you’d like to think outside the box, though, give your spouse the gift of something green, like an AeroGarden. This powerful indoor garden will have your kitchen brimming with gorgeous leafy herbs and greens in no time.

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wedding anniversary gifts Kenneth Cole New York Diamond Accent Braided Mesh Bracelet Watchvia

60th Anniversary: Diamond

Diamond Bracelet or Watch

After 60 years of wedded bliss, treat your spouse to the real diamond deal. A diamond bracelet is pretty and elegant—plus, it can be engraved with a wedding date, initials or a special message. This watch is perfect for him with its diamond accents. This is certainly an anniversary to celebrate.

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Lisa Kaminski
Lisa is an associate editor at Taste of Home where she gets to embrace her passion for baking. She pours this love of all things sweet (and sometimes savory) into Bakeable, Taste of Home's baking club. At home, you'll find her working on embroidery and other crafts.
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