The 9 Best 15th Anniversary Gifts to Buy in 2018

Mark the year with traditional and modern presents

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Congratulations! You’ve spent 15 loving, supportive and altogether wonderful years together. It’s an occasion worth celebrating — maybe it’s finally time to take that vacation you’ve been planning since your wedding day?. The traditional 15th-anniversary gift is crystal, representing your clear and long-lasting love, while the modern alternative is a watch or timepiece for the years you’ve spent together.

You’ve already done the hard work by keeping your love alive all these years, so celebrating...MORE this joyous day should be pretty easy. Whether you surprise your loved one with that dinner you cooked for her on your 3rd date, or you decide to hop on a plane to Paris, we’ve found the perfect gifts to pair with your big day.

  • Belleek 5-Piece Galway Crystal Kells Decanter Set

    Best Traditional: Belleek 5-Piece Galway Crystal Kells Decanter Set

    The whiskey lover in your life deserves a bar set worthy of his or her good taste — and the Belleek 5-Piece Galway Crystal Kells Decanter Set is a work of art you’ll want to leave out all year. Each set includes a cut crystal 9” decanter with a stopper, along with four double old fashioned glasses. Crafted in Ireland, this decanter set is a great way to mark your 15th year together. Owners love the presentation, remarking that each set comes in an elegant gift box (save your wrapping paper for that extra bottle of scotch).

    Pair this gift with a bottle of your spouse’s favorite liquor for a gift you’ll both enjoy for years to come.

  • Swarovski Bracelet, Round Crystal Tennis

    Best Jewelry: Swarovski Bracelet Round Crystal Tennis

    A long-lasting marriage is something you’ll want to announce to the world, and what better way to do that than with a stunning piece of jewelry your wife will never want to take off? This Swarovski tennis-style bracelet is made with round, bezel-set crystals in a silver mixed-metal band. Swarovski crystals are a form of glass manufactured at high temperatures and then cut to produce a diamond-like effect. Though Swarovski crystal is softer than a diamond, it can withstand everyday or formal-only wear.

    The bracelet is 7” long, but includes a link that can be removed for a more snug fit.

  • Best Sentimental: Waterford Crystal Lismore 8” by 10” Frame

    This year, dig through that wedding album and find a photo worth showing off. The Waterford Crystal Lismore Frame is a stunning way to display your memories for years to come. The frame is made of diamond-cut crystal and displays a 10” x 8” photo. This stunning, sparkling crystal is a beautiful way to display cherished memories for years to come.

    Pair this gift with an appointment to finally get those professional family photos you’ve been procrastinating on. Amazon reviewers gush about the clarity and quality of Waterford frames, noting that the Lismore’s signature design looks wonderful on any mantle or bookcase.

  • Best for the Home: Amethya Geode Agate Book Ends

    You’ve made your house a home over the past 15 years, so this gift is for all of those years you’ve cuddled up next to the fireplace together with a good book. These Amethya Agate Bookends are a gorgeous way to display books in any home library. The set comes in either blue or purple and no two are alike, so your bookends will be unique and one-of-a-kind—just like your marriage. The set weighs between 4 and 8 pounds (depending on the cut you receive) and can hold roughly 10 books. Agate is made of cryptocrystalline silica and is known for its vibrant colors and stunning grains.

    Owners say the bookends look great on a desk as well as a bookshelf, noting that the bright colors are a lovely contrast to a wood or metal piece. We suggest pairing this set with a handful of her favorite novels.

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  • Ionic Natural Salt Crystal Lamp

    Best for Relaxing: Ionic Natural Salt Crystal Lamp

    Want to keep up an honored anniversary tradition while thinking a bit outside the box? Surprise your loved one with this hand-carved lamp crafted from real Himalayan salt crystals. It’s a beautiful, unique piece that will add a spa-like character to any room, and a great way to check the “crystal” box without being too literal about it.

    Add it to a bedroom or home office to instantly set a peaceful, meditative mood. There’s even a potential health benefit, as negative ions released by the heated salt offer a natural way to reduce odors and clear the air in a room. This Ionic Natural Salt Crystal Lamp from Bed Bath & Beyond is available in sizes ranging from small to extra large, and features a dimmer switch to let you control its brightness.

  • Best Modern: Apple Watch Series 3

    Timepieces are the modern alternative to crystal for a 15th-anniversary gift, and they offer the thoughtful subtext of honoring the fruitful years you’ve spent together. And if you’re looking for the perfect timepiece for your techie spouse, the latest Apple Watch is the best you can buy.

    The Series 3 watch is the third generation of Apple’s smartwatch product, and it’s their most robust offering yet. Make calls and send texts, play your favorite music and keep track of your daily exercise —all with a convenient and stylish timepiece that ranks with the best tech products on the market. This latest iteration now features built-in support for cellular connectivity and is water-resistant up to 50 meters.

  • Best Gadget: Philips Wake-Up Light with Colored Sunrise Simulation

    Here’s another modern idea: Give your spouse the gift of “maybe finally becoming a morning person” with the Philips Wake-Up Light alarm. This light therapy clock is crafted to stimulate better sleep and make for easier mornings. Let your spouse fall asleep to soothing sounds as a simulated sunset dims the room, and wake up to a beautiful sunrise and natural light.

    With over 2,000 5-star reviews, owners love the Philips Wake-Up Light, stating that it reinvents mornings, especially on those cold and dark winter days. Mark your 15th year with a gift that will make you eager to wake up each morning.

  • Best for Busy Households: Instant Pot DUO60 6 Qt 7-in-1 Instant Pot

    It’s been over 15 years since you made that registry, so now it’s time to upgrade your kitchen game. If your home chef doesn’t have an Instant Pot yet, now’s your chance. The Instant Pot DUO60 is a 6-quart, 7-in-1 gadget every home needs. This powerful little machine is a pressure cooker, slow cooker and rice cooker all in one, and can steam, sauté, warm and make yogurt all in less time than any other appliance you own. Whether your spouse is an amateur cook or a pro in the kitchen, an Instant Pot is sure to transform dinnertime.

    With over 24,000 reviews, the Instant Pot is one of the best-reviewed products on Amazon. Owners go so far as to say this little gadget transformed their lives, raving about its versatility and ease of use.

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  • Best Watch: Timex Unisex Weekender Analog Quartz Watch

    With everyone on their smartphones these days, the need for a watch seems unnecessary. But if your loved one is trying to limit their screen time or just likes having an accessory on their wrist, this Unisex watch from Timex is just the thing. Suitable for both men and women this watch will look great on the weekends with jeans and a t-shirt or paired with your workwear during the week. The worn-in leather strap has a nice rich brown color while the black face of the watch really pops. For those who aren't into brown, this watch also comes in 14 other patterns and styles that range from more preppy to more subdued. If you are looking for the modern equivalent ​of the 15th-year-anniversary gift this is just the thing, plus you can also wear it when your partner isn't so a gift for the two of you. 

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