As your twelfth year as a married couple approaches, you might find yourself scratching your head on what to get. Two years past the big ten and you are fresh out of ideas — thankfully the traditional gift for the twelfth year is silk and linen and the modern theme is pearl giving you lots of options in both the home and fashion world. But if these themes don't work with your sweetie, no need to fear we've got plenty of gift ideas that will wow them. So whether you are looking to celebrate with an epic date this year or are more into a romantic dinner at home, these are the best twelfth year anniversary gifts.
01 of 07
Best for Coffee Lovers: Alessi "Pulcina" Stove Top Espresso Coffee Maker
You've had 12 years of gift giving, and by now 12 years of coffee together. If your coffee game is stale why not perk it up with this beautiful stovetop Alessi espresso maker. Your love can brew their favorite coffee in the comfort of their pajamas with this stunning piece. Not only is it convenient, it will also save you money from getting your caffeine fix outside. Keep it on your stovetop as a design space or stow it away when you are done, the choice is yours.
Interested in reading more reviews? Take a look at our selection of the best gifts for the coffee lover.
02 of 07
Best for Travelers: Travel Map Poster
With 12 years under your belt, why not mark off all of the places you've traveled which will help you figure out where you haven't been (and want to go!). This fun travel poster map comes with 90 pushpins to mark everywhere far and wide you have traveled. What makes this map extra neat is the ability to customize it in 15 different colors to suit your home's decor. Hang it in the living room as artwork, or in the kitchen to motivate you to plan your next trip. And if you are looking to spend more this year, why not gift it with some airline tickets for an added surprise.
Want to take a look at some other options? See our guide to the best travel gifts.
03 of 07
Best Home: Luxurious Bed Sheets: Luxe Core Sheet Set
An anniversary is a great excuse to indulge in a gift you may have wanted for some time. Since you have had over a decade of gifts, this is a year you can do a gift that serves you both especially if it is something that will bring comfort to your home, in this case, the bedroom.
These sheets from The Luxe Collection by Brookline will up your bedding game with their 480-thread count construction which feels smooth on your skin when you are cuddled up together. Available in 12 colors and patterns this gift satisfies the "traditional" gift of linen. And since this is a gift you'll use on the daily, it is a gift that keeps giving and giving. Bonus point for a restful nights sleep!
04 of 07
Best Jewelry: The Pearl Source Cultured Pearl Stud Earrings
A pair of pearl studs is a classic gift that will work for any style. She can wear these with jeans and flats on the weekend, paired with her work attire on the weekdays, or added to her dress for date night. With their simple design these a pair she can leave on day after day.
When buying real pearls you need to look for certification to ensure they are the real deal which these have. This set is from The Pearl Source, is imported from cultured pearls in Japan and comes with a 14K backing making them suitable for those who are sensitive to certain man-made materials. You can choose what size pearls you want and the backing (white or yellow gold) to tailor to your pricing and loved one's needs. What's best is these come in a pretty box, so she'll be impressed no matter what!Continue to 5 of 7 below.
05 of 07
Best for Men: Case Small Pearl Stockman Pocket Knife
Buying gifts for men can be somewhat challenging. The standbys of jewelry don't really exist for them, and gifts that are tailored to their interests can seem more practical then thoughtful. This pearl inlaid pocket knife is a great way to update his current one (or give him his first) with the traditional theme of pearl. This knife has a clep, sheepfoot and pen blade to assist him on his everyday needs like opening all those online orders you get! You have the option of three different sizes to satisfy his knife needs (a large one might be better suited for those who fish or hunt).
06 of 07
Best Tech: Sonos One
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. When you are busy you can ask it questions like "Alexa, what's the weather", or "Alexa, what's my commute like" after a week you won't understand how you functioned without this? When it comes time to listen to some tunes you'll notice on first listen that these speakers make your music sound so much better than your last set. Available in white or black this speaker will blend in seamlessly to your home.
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Best Traditional: Fishers Finery 25mm 100% Pure Mulberry Silk Pillowcase
If you and your sweetie are tired of the ordinary jewelry and tie gifts you tend to give each year why not go a little out of the box with this silk pillowcase that follows the "traditional" gift of silk for the twelfth year but is far from basic. Silk pillowcases give you a restful night sleep and help you awake with fewer wrinkles on the face as well as prevent damage from happening to your hair overnight.
Those who have made the switch are not sure how they lived without these and are happy not to have a creased face in the morning. While this gift is a bit random, the best gifts are those that you didn't know you needed till someone bought it for you.