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Your eleventh anniversary marks the end of the first year of your second decade as a couple and deserves a proper present to celebrate.
We researched the best gifts, considering traditional steel and modern jewelry options that fit any budget. Our favorites include stylish watches from Samsung and Nashelle and the Vysta 29 Piece Grill Accessories Tools Set, which is great for grilling enthusiasts and will last for years to come.
Here are the best 11-year anniversary gifts.
Vysta 29 Piece BBQ Tools Set
If your husband or wife is the go-to grill master, a well-made set of BBQ tools is a great eleventh anniversary gift. The Vysta 29 Piece BBQ Tools Set comes with all the handy tools grillers need, including a spatula, salt and pepper shakers, a carving knife, heat-resistant gloves, and meat claws.
These professional-grade stainless steel BBQ tools are rust-proof and include hooks for storage and an aluminum case—so your home chef can take them on their next camping trip. The case weighs just over nine pounds when filled with tools, so it’s easy to grab and go. Each tool features long handles for added safety, and even better, everything in this set is dishwasher safe for easy cleanup.
Cuisinart Multiclad Pro Stainless Steel 12-Piece Cookware Set
If your loved one has been hinting at a new set of pots and pans, your eleventh 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. A favorite among amateurs and pros alike, 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.
Fitbit Charge 2 Heart Rate + Fitness Wristband, Plum
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). The Fitbit Charge 2 can track calorie-burn all day long, and answer texts and calls while on the run.
Wine Enthusiast Electric Wine Opener and Preserver
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.
Samsung Men's Gear S3 Classic Smart Watch
If you’re looking for a modern gift, look no further than the Samsung Men’s Gear S3 Smartwatch. At first glance, it 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 gift for the techie in your life.
Artifact Uprising The Stories We Tell Scrapbook Album
The Stories We Tell is a scrapbook that truly encourages a couple to look back on the life and story they've built together. Each section of the book represents a different chapter and includes prompts like "something that brought joy," "people who shaped this time," and more. In addition to jotting down memories, there's designated spaces to add up to 60 photos.
Crafthouse by Fortessa Tritan Coupe Glasses
If a couple loves to entertain or you want to help them decorate their name home, a set of coupe glasses is the perfect, classy gift. The 8.8 ounce glasses come in a set of four and are great for sipping a martini, champagne, or other cocktail. The etched design adds a fun touch to such a classic piece of glassware.
Nashelle 14k-Gold Fill Initial Disc Bracelet
If you’re more into the modern eleventh 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.
Mark & Graham Silver Nautilus Wine Bucket
This wine bucket is the perfect combination of classic, but with a modern edge. The nautilus design has a vintage feel, thanks to the antiqued aluminum and glass. This would look great as the centerpiece for a beach-themed gathering or for pretty much any occasion when you want to chill a bottle of your favorite wine.
Brookstone PhotoShare Smart Digital Picture Frame
After more than a decade together, there are surely tons of pics and deciding which ones to display can be tough. Or you can simply display a range of them with Brookstone's digital picture frame. The eight inch frame is super user friendly and pics can be uploaded with a few clicks. Friends and family can even send photos directly to the frame via the app or a dedicated email address.
Best Choice Products Therapeutic Shiatsu Foot Massager
Even when it's not practical to have a professional massage on a weekly basis, this foot massager might be the next best thing and it's way more convenient. The functions include rolling and kneading to target sore or tired feet, soles, and heels. The LCD screen easily controls the modes, as well as the convenient remote control.
Coleman Steel Belted Cooler
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.
Breville Smart Oven Pizzaiolo Pizza Oven
For the couple who already has pretty much every kitchen appliance, how about a pizza oven? Breville's Pizzaiolo sits on a countertop and heats up to 750 degrees and cooks a pizza in just two minutes. The smart technology takes the guess work out and adjusts settings based on the type of pizza being cooked.
Etsy Scratch the World Watercolor Edition
Frequent travelers will love this piece of wall decor that's a visual representation of where they've journeyed in the world. The 33 x 23-inch poster starts off fairly neutral, but when you use a coin to scratch off a destination, it reveals a colorful map underneath. This is such a beautiful visual representation of documenting where a couple has been together and maybe even act as encouragement to explore more.
Uncommon Goods Make Your Own Group Memory Gift Box
Here's a collaborative gift that friends and family can come together to create and the process is pretty simple. Invite people to upload and share their favorite memories of the couple and then they're professionally designed and printed on 5 x 7-inch cards with specific fonts of your choosing. The cards, there can be up to 50, come in a beautiful wooden gift box.
Bulova Dial Marine Star Bracelet
Bulova's bracelet features a braided leather design and is topped off with a sturdy stainless steel clasp. The tuning fork clasp makes a subtle statement against the leather and it's also easy to put on. The bracelet is available in medium or large and can easily be worn with an everyday look or for dressier occasions.
Luna Bamboo Weighted Blanket
Proud homebodies will absolutely love items like bedding or home decor, but especially a cozy weighted blanket. Some weighted blankets can feel amazing, but get a bit hot after awhile. Luna's blanket is made of bamboo, so in addition to being soft, it has a cooling effect. The king size blanket is perfect for two people and it comes in a few color options.
Etsy Personalized Leather Valet Charging Station
There's usually at least one person in a couple who's a bit forgetful. Help them keep track of small essentials with a charging station that can be placed at the entryway or on a bedside table. The 8 x 11 valet is made of leather and has two compartments to hold keys, a phone, or other odds and ends. The center of the tray has a small compartment and the exterior has six different customized options, including a name, initials, or a date.
Fly By Jing The Hot Pot Starter Set
Dining out is always fun, but some nights when you want to stay in and cook, hot pot is a perfect solution. Fly By Jing's starter set includes an electric hot pot with adjustable temperature controls, chopsticks, spoons, and of course a flavorful soup base. Just add your favorite protein or veggies and enjoy.
Happily Date Night Subscription
With more than a decade together, there have probably been some memorable dates. But for a way to add even more fun into date night, try Happily. The monthly subscription curates date night ideas based on a couple's interests. The box arrives around the 15th of every month and the included date idea is always a surprise.
Venus Et Fleur Large Square Classic Roses
A beautiful bouquet of roses is always a classic gift, but after a fews day they start to whither. Keep that long lasting look with Venus Et Fleur's eternity roses. They're specially treated roses that remain looking fresh and beautiful for up to a year. They come packaged and displayed in a chic box and there's the choice of red, white, lavender, and even rainbow-colored roses.
Mark & Graham Grill Master Set
Everyone knows that person who takes grilling pretty seriously, so naturally, they need a grill master set. Mark & Graham's grill kit comes with a wood carving board and three ceramic dishes for serving up tasty bites. And there's an adjustable canvas and leather apron and heavy duty leather and suede BBQ gloves. All of the items can be monogrammed.
Etsy Couples Portrait with Pet
For the pet parents, they'll love this customized print. Simply upload one of their favorite photos of them with their pet and the artist creates a hand drawn portrait. The portrait is an 8 x 10 digital file, so you'll have to print it out. Make this extra special by framing it for the couple as well.
Brooklinen AM to PM Candle Set
To make any home feel a bit cozier, Brooklinen's candle set is a small, but thoughtful gift. The AM to PM set includes four, 3.5 ounce candles. There's Wake, Magic Hour, Dusk, and Nightcap. The candles are plant-based and have a burn time of up to 60 hours.
Etsy Personalized Leather Cufflinks
There's something so timeless about a great pair of cufflinks. But even for the guy who doesn't wear them often, these can be his go-to pair for special occasions. They're made of leather set in a single piece of stainless steel. The leather is then hand-punched to etch an initial.
Daysie The Trio - Organic Syrups
Daysie's line of syrups are made of organic ingredients, zero preservatives, and are a tasty addition to a cup of coffee, dessert, or even some cocktails. The Trio kit comes with flavors salted caramel, Madagascar vanilla, and coconut almond. The glasses, which are made of recyclable packaging, are also colorful additions to a bar cart or counter.
Etsy TALLY Mark 11 I STEEL DO 11th Wedding Anniversary Keychain
"I Steel Do" is engraved on this keychain celebrating the couple's eleventh anniversary. The front also includes roman numerals for 11. There's also the option to personalize the back. Choose a date, initials, or both. Buy a single keychain or a pair.
What to Look for When Buying an Eleventh Anniversary Gift
The traditional material of the eleventh anniversary gift is stainless steel, a strong, non-corrosive, and durable material with many applications. Offer a quality set of stainless steel cookware to an avid home chef. Or a stainless steel keychain, tie clip, engraved picture frame, or tool set for the grill.
The modern eleventh anniversary gift is jewelry. If you want to offer a modern gift with a nod to tradition, why not choose a pair of stainless steel cufflinks, or a smart stainless steel watch. Or if it suits your taste, take inspiration from the eleventh anniversary gemstone of turquoise on everything from stud earrings to bolo ties.
Offering your spouse or partner a quality anniversary gift is a small way to show that you value them. Look for high grade stainless steel items or jewelry that will feel special but encourage practical everyday use. Select well made, beautifully crafted items that you can keep in rotation for many years and that will remind you of all the anniversaries you have shared.
What is the eleventh anniversary gift?
The traditional eleventh anniversary gift is made from strong, durable steel to symbolize your marital bond. The modern eleventh anniversary gift is jewelry. The 11-year anniversary gemstone is turquoise, so you can meld modernity and tradition by offering a piece of turquoise jewelry. Or keep it simple and fill a (stainless steel) vase with a bouquet of tulips, the traditional anniversary flower of the eleventh anniversary.
Should you give an anniversary gift to your parents?
Gift-giving customs vary from family to family, so this is a personal decision based on your own family’s gift-giving traditions and expectations. But if your parents are happily married and you want to acknowledge the union that brought you into this world, emphasize the nature of the occasion by buying them a joint gift they will both appreciate, whether it’s related to shared interests, experiences, or tastes. Or you can keep it simple and offer them a bouquet of traditional anniversary flowers that varies according to the number of years they have been together.
What is a modern eleventh anniversary gift?
While the traditional 11-year anniversary gift is steel, the modern eleventh anniversary gift is jewelry. This is a broad category that can encompass all manner of modern jewelry for both men and women. If you want to offer a modern gift with a nod to tradition, consider a stainless steel watch or pair of cufflinks.
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This article was written by Ashley Knierim, a freelance writer with over ten years of experience. A natural writer and editor, she's covered everything from celebrities to politics to finance, but her real passion is diving into everything that makes a house a home. For the past two years, she's written about home decor trends on The Spruce. This roundup was updated by Patrice J. Williams who writes gift guides for The Spruce. She researched notable brands and top-rated products to accommodate all budgets and needs.