Though an 11th anniversary may not typically be thought of as one of the big ones, it’s absolutely worth cherishing and celebrating. You’ve just celebrated your 10-year anniversary, an occasion that feels as momentous as the day you said “I do.” This year, it’s important to keep that celebratory spark alive. You’re at the beginning of your second decade together, and you want to give your partner a gift that shows him or her just much they mean to you.
The traditional 11th-anniversary gift is... steel, while the modern option is fashion jewelry (and who doesn’t love jewelry?). We’ve rounded up the best 11-year anniversary gifts you can buy to make shopping a little easier for you.
If your husband or wife is the go-to grill master, a well-made set of BBQ tools is a great 11th-anniversary gift. The Vysta 29 Piece BBQ Tools Set comes with 29 pieces, ranging from a spatula and a carving knife to heat-resistant gloves and a bottle opener. Made from professional grade stainless steel, these BBQ tools are rust-proof and include hooks for storage and an aluminum case — so your home chef can take them on the next camping trip. When filled with tools, the case weighs just over nine... pounds, so it’s easy to grab and go.
Reviewers love the Vysta set, stating that it holds up incredibly well time after time. One reviewer remarks that it not only comes with everything you need but has every coveted non-essential you always wanted but never thought to buy (meat claws, for example). Pair this gift with artisanal barbeque sauce for a surprise he’s sure to love.
If your loved one has been hinting at a new set of pots and pans, your 11th anniversary is the perfect occasion to splurge. This Cuisinart Multiclad Pro Stainless Steel Cookware set comes with 12 pieces, everything your aspiring Food Network star needs to outfit a kitchen. The set includes two covered saucepans, two skillets, a saute pan, an eight-quart stockpot and a steamer insert, all made with three-ply construction for well-distributed heat.
Each pan in the Cuisinart Multiclad set can be... used on a variety of ranges, performing equally well on electric, gas and induction stoves. The brushed steel look gives this set a restaurant-level look and feel without the hefty price tag. With nearly 3,000 five-star Amazon reviews, this cookware set is a favorite among amateurs and pros alike. Buy your loved one this impeccable cook set (and promise you’ll offer to make dinner a little more this year).
Want to take a look at some other options? See our guide to the best stainless steel cookware sets.
Every handyman needs a great set of tools, and an 11th anniversary is the perfect excuse to upgrade your husband’s set. The Husky Mechanics Tool Set comes with a whopping 200 pieces, so your honey can while away those garage-bound Sundays in style. The metal box is filled with 109 sockets, 80 accessories, 8 wrenches and 3 ratchets made from alloy steel. The metal carrying case includes three drawers, with storage optimized for each tool to help keep everything organized and neat.
Buy your... favorite handyman this Husky tool set, and maybe that leaky faucet will finally be fixed by your 12th anniversary.
Over the years, Fitbit has gotten sleeker and more advanced than ever before. Your tech-loving, fitness-obsessed spouse will love the Fitbit Charge 2. It comes in six colors: black, purple, blue, gunmetal, teal and lavender, and now looks fashionable enough to wear to work as well as the gym ( it even has a hint of steel on the face). With the Fitbit Charge 2, she can track calorie-burn all day long, and answer texts and calls while she’s on the run.
When life gets a little stressful, the Fitbit... Charge 2 offers a guided breathing meditation, perfect for those “how is it not yet Friday” mornings. Owners love the Fitbit Charge 2, stating that it tracks heart rate and pulse even better than more expensive competitors.Continue to 5 of 8 below.
Whether your honey loves to fish, camp or just hang out with his buddies and a few cold beers, a cooler is a must-have — and a great way to remind him to take some “me time” this year. The Coleman Steel-Belted Cooler is effortlessly cool (pun intended), with a vintage, summer camp vibe that even he’ll appreciate. It comes in green and matte red looks and keeps ice frozen for up to three days.
It weighs 20 pounds and measures 16¾" x 24¼" x 16¾", with a solid steel latch to keep... everything snug. Reviewers say they can go up to four days without replacing the ice, making it the perfect choice for long road trips or overnights in the woods.
Spend your 11th year sampling all the riches life has to offer but never wasting a drop. The Wine Enthusiast Electric Wine Opener and Preserver is a great gift for the wine lover in your life. The electric opener makes uncorking seamless and easy, with the quick push of a button. The rechargeable battery-powered device opens, aerates and pours wine without spilling an ounce. And on those nights when two glasses of wine are required (also known as “not a Monday”), the Wine Enthusiast Electric... Wine Opener has two stoppers with dates so you can keep your wine fresh for days.
Made from stainless steel and measuring 12.5" x 4" x 6", this electric opener requires just a small amount of counter space. Pair it with the bottle of wine you shared on your wedding night for a gift your honey will savor for years to come.
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If you’re looking for a modern gift he’ll love, look no further than the Samsung Men’s Gear S3 Smartwatch. At first glance, the Samsung S3 looks like a traditional, upscale men’s watch with a modern face and design. But this powerful little machine can do so much more than just tell time. From paying bills on the go to answering texts to tracking health goals, this smartwatch is a great, fashionable modern gift for the techie in your life.
A single charge keeps the Samsung S3 going for up to... three days. Compatible with both Android and iPhone devices, the watch connects to your phone using Bluetooth 4.2. It’s also easily customizable, with a 22mm band that can be swapped to fit any style and season.
If you’re more into the modern 11th-anniversary jewelry theme, we love this Nashelle 14k-Gold Filled Bracelet from Nordstrom. Simple and elegant, this gold bracelet has a letter charm that’s both sweet and subtle. Buy one for each of your children’s names so she can always wear her heart on her sleeve. And if you don’t have kids, her first initial or a letter for an inside joke are both great ideas to make her smile.
This delicate bracelet is a great way to say thank you for 11 years with a gift... she’ll never want to take off.