The 8 Best 20th Anniversary Gifts

Celebrate 20 years with a present that symbolizes your enduring love

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The 20th wedding anniversary is a huge milestone in a couple's relationship. This is a great time to celebrate a relationship that has stood the test of time.

China is the traditional gift for a 20th anniversary, while the modern version is platinum. This means there are plenty of great gift options for your spouse or loved one.

Here, the best 20th wedding anniversary gifts for your spouse or that special couple in your life.

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After 20 years of gift giving, shake things up a little with a luxurious but useful item.
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Gift him or her with a top-notch carry-on suitcase to show how excited you are for future getaways together.
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The sleek metallic design with add a modern edge to your kitchen and dining space.
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If you want to wow your partner with a gorgeous piece of jewelry, look no further than this beautiful necklace.
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If you want a classic gift, go for a bountiful bouquet of flowers.
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This wall hanging can sit in the center of your home or a spot that is special to you both, like above your bed or in a study.
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For a special yet practical gift, cufflinks are a great choice since they can be worn daily.
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A whimsical gift that includes threads of sentiment.
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Best Overall: Smeg Espresso Coffee Machine

Smeg Espresso Machine

After 20 years of gift-giving, shake things up a little with a luxurious but useful item like this vintage, '50s-style espresso machine from Smeg. This stainless steel appliance is on the pricier side but makes a great alternative to diamond jewelry. Whether you're shopping for a coffee lover, habitual hostess, or all-around foodie, this adorable machine is sure to be a hit.

Make espresso shots and all kinds of coffee drinks. This model features anti-drip technology, the ability to dispense hot water for tea, a steam option, and even more useful features. The four color options, from pastel blue to minimalist black, mean there's a style for everyone's taste.

Best for the Jetsetter: Calpak Ambeur 22-Inch Rolling Spinner Carry-On

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Love traveling with your spouse? Gift them a top-notch carry-on suitcase to show them how excited you are for future getaways together. CALPAK's 22-inch roller suitcase features four wheels for easy rolling through airports and city streets, a built-in TSA-approved lock for safety, sturdy handles, and plenty of storage pockets and space within the luggage.

This specific model comes in trendy millennial pink (rose gold), but silver, black, and gold are also available. The hard outer shell will protect your belongings, and the carry-on size is ideal for long weekend trips.

Best for the Entertainer: American Atelier Daphne Decanter & Whiskey Glasses

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If you've hosted your fair share of gatherings over the years, gift your significant other an updated serving set. The metallic detailing on this classy glass decanter and tumbler set will not only wow your partner but also every guest you serve. Keep your decanter in plain view on top of a bar cart, or use it to store his favorite whiskey for easy accessibility. The sleek honeycomb pattern will add a modern edge to your kitchen and dining space.

Best Jewelry: Amazon Collection Platinum-Plated Sterling Silver Swarovski Necklace

Amazon Collection Platinum-Plated Sterling Silver Swarovski Necklace

If you want to wow your partner with a gorgeous piece of jewelry, look no further than this beautiful necklace.

The best part is you'll be given the gift of modern tradition because the necklace is made primarily of platinum. The antique style of this piece is perfect for anyone who loves vintage-inspired pieces. Plus, the Swarovski Zirconia platinum-plated pendant is wrapped in smaller stones for an added touch of glamour that really sets this necklace apart from others in the jewelry box.

Best Flower Arrangement: ProFlowers Two Dozen Red Roses with Glass Vase

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If you want a classic gift, go for a bountiful bouquet of flowers. Red roses stand for love, beauty, courage, and respect, and a 20th anniversary is worthy of gifting such a gorgeous bouquet to your sweetheart. The roses are delivered in a clear vase, so all they need is a bit of pruning at the stems, and they are ready to be admired. What is lovely about these roses is they are delivered as buds and bloom within two to three days. This means you can enjoy your bouquet for a longer period.

Best Art: Wynwood Studio With All My Heart" Silver Foil Textual Art on Canvas

"With All My Heart" Silver Foil Textual Art on Canvas

If you love to adorn your home in beautiful art or with pieces that have sentimental value, consider a canvas piece like this "With All My Heart" text print as an anniversary gift. This piece of art has conversation-piece value plus the silver foil lettering and grey canvas give off a platinum feel that is symbolic of the 20th wedding anniversary.

This wall hanging can sit in the center of your home or a special spot above your bed or study. The size of this piece is 1.5 x 16 x 24 inches and consists of stretched canvas that comes ready to hang right away.

Best for Men: MonogramNecklace2014 Personalized Monogrammed Cufflinks

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For a special yet practical gift, cufflinks are a great choice since they can be worn daily. These stylish pieces can be reserved for special occasions or worn to the office regularly. The best part? You can choose from either sterling silver, 18-karat gold-plated, white-gold plated, or rose-gold plated. Whether you choose your partner's initials, anniversary date, or a special message, this gift will show your special someone that you put time and energy into picking out this gift.

Best Personalized: West Elm Happily Ever After Pillow Covers

Happily Ever After Pillow Covers - Best Day Ever

If you're searching for a more whimsical gift that includes threads of sentiment, this is a great item to add to your home, all the while commemorating an important date. Once you choose your pillow, you can customize the pillow cover with a special saying like "I Love You" or even your wedding date.

What to Look for in an Anniversary Gift

Traditional Gifts

China is the traditional theme for a 20th anniversary. If the couple has a wedding china pattern, consider getting extra place settings or serving dishes from the collection. Or, look for unique china accessories that match their home decor style.

Modern Gifts

If you prefer to look for a modern gift for a 20th anniversary, platinum is the way to go. You can find jewelry and accessories in platinum for both men and women. Or, look for home decor made from platinum that will look great in the couple's home.

Interests and Hobbies

Does the couple have any leisure activities that they both enjoy? They may enjoy items they can use together, such as outdoor equipment, cookware, or sports gear. For foodies or wine lovers, consider a consumable gift or even a monthly subscription.

FAQ
  • What do I get my spouse for this anniversary?

    After 20 years together, you know your spouse better than anyone. This is a great time to get your spouse something special and unique. Consider an item your spouse has wanted for a while but won't indulge in on their own. Or, get a gift your spouse can use for a specific interest or hobby.

  • Where can I find an affordable gift this anniversary?

    Small personalized items can be found at affordable prices. Take some time to research affordable personal gifts on sites such as Etsy. Consumables, namely wine and food, are also great affordable gifts.

  • Where can I find a romantic gift for this anniversary?

    If you wish to get your spouse something romantic, look for items that represent you as a couple. Consider personalized art and home decor that relates to your marriage or wedding day. Fine wine, liquor, or food can make your romantic evening together even more special.

  • What is a luxe gift idea for this anniversary?

    Shop for jewelry, watches, fragrances, and fine accessories online and in stores. If you wish to stick with traditions, consider items made with platinum or emerald.

Updated by
Jenna Stregowski
Jenna Stregowski, RVT, Pet Expert and Contributing Writer for The Spruce Pets

Jenna Stregowski, RVT, has worked in veterinary medicine for more than two decades. Her veterinary experience ranges from routine wellness care and preventive medicine to emergency and specialty care, where she has performed duties ranging from specialized nursing to clinical administration. Jenna has been writing about pet care for over 10 years, including for publications like DVM 360 and DogTime.

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