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The traditional 12th anniversary gift is silk or linen, while the modern is pearls. These are all about providing your partner with a classic gift they'll cherish, but some presents can also be enjoyed together, especially if they encourage quality time or relaxation.
Here are the best 12th year anniversary gifts.
Ten Wilde Medallion Pearl Necklace
For the woman who loves statement accessories or one who appreciates a simple classic jewelry, this Ten Wilde pearl necklace can appease both tastes. The pearls are certainly classic but the addition of the gold hammered detail makes it trendy, but also stand out from the other pearl necklaces on the market.
Uncommon Goods Custom Love Letter Cufflinks
These unique cufflinks make it easy for him to wear his heart, or your special message, on his sleeve. The envelope cufflinks open up to reveal a small, customized message printed on wood. You can upload a short phrase or image and have it printed on the letter.
Happily Date Night Subscription
After at least 12 years together, there’s a chance you might feel like you’re running out of date night ideas. If that’s the case, there’s a subscription box just for you. Simply answer a questionnaire and Happily’s Datebox delivers a date in box to your doorstep. The dates switch up every month and are a fun surprise.
Brooklinen Luxe Core Sheet Set
An anniversary is a great excuse to indulge in a gift you may have wanted for some time. These bed sheets from The Luxe Collection by Brooklinen will up your bedding game with their 480-thread count construction, which feels smooth on your skin when you're cuddled up together. Available in 12 colors and patterns this satisfies the "traditional" gift of linen. And since this is an item you'll use on the daily, it's s a gift that keeps giving.
"Brooklinen claims that these sheets are “buttery smooth.” In our experience, this holds true, including after the first wash. These sheets felt like a cozy, soft cocoon when we crawled into bed."—Avery Stone, Product Tester
Etsy Anniversary Treasure Note Box
In a digital world, letter writing can feel outdated, but there’s something so endearing about a handwritten note. This Etsy item includes handmade paper, a wax stamp, ink, and more to write a note to your love. This is such a small, but meaningful way to say I love you and the wooden box allows for safe keeping of a letter they’ll surely want to hold on to.
A new sound system that is Alexa-enabled will be a gift for both of you. The Sonos One provides high-quality sound for the home which allows you to add on and sync other speakers to outfit your whole house. Ask Alexa questions like, "what's the weather?" or just just enjoy the amazing sound quality of the speakers.
Lunya Washable Silk Robe
Basic pajamas are okay, but a gorgeous robe? That’s something that can get someone excited. This robe from Lunya is a cut above the rest because it’s so luxe and comfortable. The 100 percent silk robe has an interior tie and exterior belt for security, as well as pockets and stylish elastic cuff sleeves.
Macklin Bath & Home Bamboo Tray and Bath Pillow Combo
Whether you’re running a bubble bath for your partner to enjoy solo or for the two of you, it’s not complete without a bath caddy. While some are purely functional, Macklin’s is also quite stylish, thanks to the stark white bamboo. The tray has slots to hold a wine glass, phone, beauty essentials, and a console to prop up a book or magazine.
Goldbelly Six Month Subscription
Foodies or couples who are just tired of cooking will absolutely love Goldbelly’s six month subscription. The company is known for delivering food from some of the country’s best restaurants. And the subscription does just that, on a monthly basis. Each box feeds up to four people and can range from Maine lobster to Memphis barbecue or sweet treats from an Instagram-worthy bakery.
Etsy Anniversary Cartoon Portrait
This is a fun gift that will either make a couple laugh out loud or at least get an “aww.” Maybe even both. Choose a background (sitting on the couch, skiing the slopes, etc.) and upload a picture of the couple, which will then be turned into a portrait. But not just any portrait, they’ll be painted as yellow cartoon characters.
Uncommon Goods Personalized Love Birds Wine Box
Presenting a special bottle of vino? Then this wine box will be a nice accompaniment. Besides earning major style points for presentation, the hand carved pine box can also be customized with names. The exterior also fittingly features two love birds.
Why Trust The Spruce?
This roundup was written by Patrice J. Williams. She has contributed gift guides to The Spruce since 2020. She loves helping her friends and family find unique, thoughtful, and wallet-friendly presents. In addition to her work for The Spruce, she writes commerce articles, including product suggestions and reviews, for other outlets as well as appearing on air for The Today Show, WEtv, and she was the Savvy Shopper reporter for WPIX in New York City.