A decade and a half of marriage is quite a feat, and this special milestone calls for a celebration.
We researched the best 15th anniversary gifts available from traditional crystal to modern picks, considering the sentimentality, practicality, and price of each. Our favorites include stunning 10K Gold Hoop Earrings from Macy's and the Waterford Elegance Champagne Belle Coupe Set for the couple to celebrate with day of.
Here are the best 15th anniversary gifts.
Waterford Elegance Champagne Belle Coupe Pair
After more than a decade together and with a lifetime ahead of you, special moments should absolutely be celebrated. When you're ready to raise a toast, Waterford's champagne glasses are absolute perfection. The coupe glasses have such an elegant design that anyone can love for years to come. Don't forget to purchase your partner's favorite bottle of bubbly so you can cheers right away.
As you might know, each anniversary has a gift theme—paper for the first year anniversary, cotton for the second, leather for the third, and so on. For 15th anniversaries, the traditional material to give is crystal, which represents the sparkling love of a marriage, and these glasses adhere to that tradition perfectly.
Reviewers love the timeless design of these coupes and how the crystal is thin, but still feels sturdy and weighted. Though they are expensive, they are perfect for celebrations for years to come.
Price at time of publish: $100
Macy's Crystal Fireball Hoop Earrings in 10k Gold
If you’re willing to splurge on jewelry, you may want to get your spouse a pair of Crystal Fireball Hoop Earrings from Macy’s. These small, striking hoop earrings measure about a quarter of an inch in diameter. They’re made of 10-karat gold, each featuring a single dazzling crystal fireball bead. These earrings are simple and versatile but also effortlessly chic and elegant. They’re the perfect jewelry for adding a little sparkle to just about any outfit.
Price at time of publish: $300
Artifact Uprising Hardcover Photo Book
It might be time to get some of those precious photos out of your phone or the cloud and into this personalized book. Just upload your favorite pics and start customizing the photo book. Choose the size (6 x 8 to 8.5 x 11 inches), the book jacket, fabric cover, and you can even choose recycled matte or a shinier paper.
Price at time of publish: $72
Talley & Twine Blue, Silver & Gold Watch
You can never go wrong with a classic timepiece and Talley & Twine's watch is just that. The bright blue hue is topped off with silver and gold for a look that's great for everyday use or it can be reserved for those special occasions. The leather band and stainless steel finish add to the durability of the watch, which is also water resistant up to 165 feet.
BROTEC Whiskey Stones and Glass Set
If you’re looking for the perfect 15th anniversary gift for a whiskey lover, check out the BROTEC Whiskey Stones and Glass Set. It includes two small crystal whiskey glasses and eight whiskey stones. The stones can be frozen and used in place of ice cubes to keep bourbon cold without watering it down. This gift set comes in a wooden box with a metal latch and has a little velvet bag for freezing the whiskey stones. The stones are guaranteed to not scratch the crystal glasses, so you'll have both keepsakes for years to come.
Price at time of publish: $25
Mark & Graham Wood and Marble Appetizer Serving Platter
A stylish but also highly useful gift is this Mark & Graham serving platter. This entertaining item will be put to good use when you're hosting family or even if you're just enjoying a date night at home. The wood and marble tray includes three marble bowls perfect for smaller bites or condiments. Add a special touch to the gift by monogramming your initials or name on the center of the tray.
Price at time of publish: $149
Uncommon Goods Memory Keepsake Dish
Is there a photo that has special meaning to your partner? Or maybe there's a love letter you wrote them years ago? This unique present makes it easy to turn that photo or note into a keepsake. When you upload the image, it's preserved and glazed on an 8 x 10 or 10 x 12 stoneware dish. The catchall tray would look great on a dresser or entryway and is a sweet reminder of a beautiful memory.
Price at time of publish: $160+
Three Posts Verdell 5-Light Statement Chandelier
The Three Posts Verdell 5-Light Statement Chandelier is an eye-catching lighting fixture featuring tons of faceted crystals. But unlike traditional chandeliers, the clean, boxy shape and iron frame offer a contemporary aesthetic. The metal frame comes in two finishes: black-brown and chrome. During the day, the crystals refract sunlight through nearby windows, creating a pretty twinkling of rainbows. When it’s dark out, the chandelier can be switched on to provide a chic yet charming ambiance.
Price at time of publish: $310
Amlong Crystal Crystal Ball with Silver Pegasus Stand
If you’re looking for a slightly unconventional 15th wedding anniversary gift, how about this crystal ball from Amlong Crystal? It’s made out of reconstituted quartz crystal for a 100 percent clear, flawless finish. The 5-inch crystal ball comes with a sliver Pegasus stand, making it a perfect decorative accent for a bedroom, desk, bookshelf, mantle, or credenza. Also, it comes in six different colors, including clear, amber, blue, green, pink, and yellow.
Price at time of publish: $55
Happily Date Subscription
Date nights and quality time will forever be important, but after being coupled for so many years, things can feel a little predictable. Luckily, Happily has fun dates nights in a box. Sign up for the monthly subscription, fill out a questionnaire about your likes and dislikes, and the box arrives with details for a fun date night. There's even the option for a box-free, digital version.
Price at time of publish: $40
Swarovski Tennis Bracelet
Are you leaning toward jewelry for a 15th anniversary wedding gift? If so, this Swarovski tennis bracelet is a great option. The sparkly crystals are set in a cup-chain bracelet measuring 6.75 inches in length with a foldover clasp. Swarovski is known for high-quality, scratch-resistant crystals that give off a gorgeous glow. To take your anniversary present up a notch, you might consider adding a set of matching stud earrings or a delicate pendant necklace as well.
Price at time of publish: $165
JIHUI Clear Glass Crystal Ball Prism Pendant Suncatcher
If you’re on the hunt for a budget-friendly gift (or a small crystal item to supplement a non-crystal present), you might consider the JIHUI Clear Glass Crystal Ball Prism Pendant Suncatcher. You’ll get a pack of two teardrop-shaped crystal balls, each just over 1.5 inches in height. They can be hung inside near a window or almost anywhere outdoors. When sunlight hits the glass, you’ll see tiny, beautiful rainbows that dance around as the crystal balls rotate ever so slightly.
Price at time of publish: $8
ZAVU Crystal Stemless Wine Glasses, Set of 2
Wine glasses are an excellent go-to anniversary gift, no matter how long you’ve been married. This modern set of two Crystal Stemless Wine Glasses from ZAVU is engraved with the words “Together Forever” on each glass. The 22-ounce, stemless crystal glasses come in a padded box with a gold coin, which you can engrave with your own special message. Made from dense crystal, the wine glasses themselves are durable yet delicate.
Price at time of publish: $30
Extreme Rocks & Fossils Extreme Amethyst Cluster
Crystal is a type of glass, but it’s also a type of earth-sourced quartz. If your loved one has an appreciation for the natural world and the healing power of crystals, we recommend the Extreme Amethyst Cluster from Extreme Rocks & Fossils. Amethyst is thought to have protective energies, and this beautiful cavity rock contains a strikingly sparkly cluster of deep purple amethyst crystals. The amethyst is surrounded by basalt (volcanic rock) and weighs up to a half a pound.
Price at time of publish: $30
Bulova Men’s Ocatava Crystal Stainless Steel Watch
For a fancy 15th anniversary gift for him, take a look at the beautiful Bulova Men’s Ocatava Watch. This dapper analog quartz watch is made of gold-tone stainless steel and features 308 Swarovski crystals on the band, bezel, and face. It’s also a water-resistant product, withstanding splashes and brief immersion in water.
Price at time of publish: $650
Ner Mitzvah Round Base Crystal Candlesticks, 2 Pack Set
The Ner Mitzvah Round Base Crystal Candlesticks make a perfect anniversary gift for your spouse or a couple celebrating 15 years. They feature a sleek design that’ll look elegant on a mantle or as a table centerpiece for a romantic dinner for two. The holders fit standard stick candles. They’re affordable, compact, and sophisticated, making them a great present on their own or as a complement to a larger gift.
Price at time of publish: $16
Godinger Dublin 5-Piece Beverage Set
If the gift recipient loves to host, the Godinger Dublin 5-Piece Beverage Set might be the ideal 15th wedding anniversary present. It comes with a stunning crystal 52-ounce pitcher and four highball crystal glasses featuring traditional starburst cut patterns. This classic barware set can be used to serve cocktails, iced tea, lemonade, punch, or even water.
Price at time of publish: $80
LEVOIT Himalayan Salt Lamp
For a more contemporary gift option that still aligns with the 15th anniversary crystal theme, take a look at the Levoit Himalayan Salt Rock Crystal Lamp. Salt rock lamps are currently having a moment, and for good reason. This lamp is made of 100 percent pure kana Himalayan salt. It’s 10 inches high and comes in two colors: pink and pink-orange.
When the light is switched on, it gives off a warm glow, ideal for a nightstand, desk, bathroom, yoga studio, or any space that could use tranquil ambient lighting.
What to Look For in a 15th Anniversary Gift
Sticking to tradition with a crystal gift is a great option and offers guidance on an anniversary gift, which is always helpful after over 10 years together. If you want to opt for something different, consider something sentimental that you know is important or dear to your partner. Consider your partner's interests and hobbies and find a suitable gift that aligns with those factors. This ensures your partner will enjoy the gifts for years and years.
For both a crystal gift and beyond, choosing something practical is always a great idea. Perhaps you and your partner are moving to a new space. In that case, a new decor piece or set of wine glasses or cutlery would be practical and thoughtful. See if you can combine a practical gift with the tradition of crystal. If not, a practical gift still expresses thoughtfulness whether it adheres to traditions or not.
Traditional gifts can get expensive, especially for the crystal tradition of 15 year anniversaries. Your budget is perhaps the most important factor to consider when purchasing a present. Once you decide your budget, you can then research the best way to spend your allotted money to find the perfect personal and thoughtful gift. And be sure to share your love and sentiments in a thoughtful card.
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.