The 8 Best 30th Anniversary Gifts to Buy in 2018

Celebrate this milestone with the perfect present

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Congratulations on three decades of marriage! Now, have you bought your partner a gift yet?

Even if you’ve been together for 30 years, shopping for the perfect anniversary gift can be a challenge. Officially, pearls are the traditional gift for a thirtieth wedding anniversary, and the modern equivalent is diamonds. But what if your partner isn’t into jewelry? Or if you don’t have the budget?

Enter, our round-up of the best thirtieth-anniversary gifts. Whether your partner loves jewelry,...MORE electronics or classic rock (you’ll see), we’ve found something for the traditionalists, modernists and everyone in-between. 

  • The Pearl Source White Freshwater Round Pearl Necklace

    If your partner tends to be more traditional — and loves clean, classic style — check out this off-white, freshwater pearl necklace from The Pearl Source. Made with hand-picked pearls with an “excellent” grade luster and AAA quality, these pearl necklaces make beautiful gifts that will never go out of style.

    The Pearl Source receives its pearls directly from pearl farms to cut out the “middleman” and pass along savings to the customer. Plus, each product comes with a genuine cultured pearl...MORE certificate, which verifies the quality and source of the pearls.

    You can buy this necklace in six different lengths — from 16" to 36" —and five different pearl sizes, ensuring the perfect size and fit for your partner. Each necklace is affixed with a .925 sterling silver clasp, and comes packaged in a lined jewelry box.

    If you’re unhappy with your purchase for any reason, the manufacturer offers a 60-day return policy.

  • Digabi Mother of Pearl Platinum Cufflinks

    Looking for an easy way to dress up your partner’s office — or date night — attire? These mother of pearl, 18-karat platinum cufflinks are subtle, but add an interesting design element to a plain dress shirt. And, since they’re made with mother of pearl, they’re perfect for a traditional, thirtieth-anniversary gift.

    Each set comes with two, easy-to-care-for cufflinks made with authentic mother of pearl. The manufacturer recommends regularly wiping the cufflinks with a soft cloth to remove dirt,...MORE and storing them in a soft pouch or jewelry case to avoid scratches.

    Real-life reviewers love these cufflinks for their elegant style, quality and wallet-friendly price tag. Many customers share that these cufflinks look far more expensive than they are.

  • KitchenAid 5-Quart Stand Mixer in Frosted Pearl

    For those who love to cook or bake, there are few kitchen appliances more coveted than a KitchenAid stand mixer. And with a pearl white finish, this pick makes the perfect (somewhat) traditional thirtieth-anniversary gift for the chef or baker in your life.

    With 10 speed settings, 15 included mixing attachments and a deep, five-quart mixing bowl, this stand mixer can help you mix, whip and knead tons of food items — from bread dough to whipped cream, to baked goods and more. You can even attach...MORE food grinders and pasta makers to the power hub (or the mixer’s base) for added versatility.

    If you have any issues with your stand mixer, KitchenAid offers a one year, hassle-free replacement warranty.

  • Amazon Collection IGI Certified Lab Created Diamond Stud Earrings

    Although diamonds are the more modern thirtieth-anniversary gift, these lab-grown diamond studs from Amazon Collection have a totally classic, timeless design. Available in both white gold and yellow gold and carats ranging from 0.25 to 4.0, you can choose the studs that best suit your partner’s style — and your budget.

    Never heard of lab-grown diamonds? They have the same physical, atomic and optical properties as earth-mined diamonds, but eco-friendly, sustainable and totally conflict-free....MORE Their production reduces carbon emissions, requires less energy, water, land excavation and mining, and does not negatively impact humans.

    Just because these diamond studs are alternative doesn’t mean they’re lacking in quality or brilliance. They’re IGI-certified by the International Gemological Institute’s expert gemologists, so each item is assessed and certified for its carat weight, color, clarity and gold fineness.

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  • Neil Diamond’s All-Time Greatest Hits

    If your partner doesn’t want a piece of traditional diamond jewelry, why not give them the gift of Neil Diamond instead?

    Love definitely won’t be on the rocks (get it?) if you give your classic rocker this compilation of Neil Diamond’s greatest hits. From Sweet Caroline (everyone’s favorite barroom sing-a-long), to Cherry, Cherry, this album—available for streaming or as an MP3 download or audio CD—has all of Neil Diamond’s best-known ballads.

    Thirtieth-anniversary pro tip: Prep a romantic dinner...MORE date at home (don’t forget the Red Wine!) with this compilation as your background music.

  • Montblanc Meisterstruck Diamond Classique Ballpoint Pen

    If you have the budget, Montblanc’s Meisterstruck Diamond Classique pen makes an excellent addition to any desk—and will last a lifetime. Montblanc is known for developing high-quality, durable and beautiful pens, so you know you’re purchasing a stellar item.

    Featuring a ​.06 carat diamond with G color and SI clarity, as well as a super smooth twisting action and flow of ink, this pen ensures even writing for years to come. It’s lightweight but sturdy, and perfectly balanced for feel-in-hand.

    Pair...MORE this pen with a leather-bound notebook for a beautiful, classic, but utilitarian thirtieth-anniversary gift.

  • Apple iPad Mini 4

    There’s an utterly romantic saying that goes something like, “There’s no one I’d rather lie in bed and look at my phone next to.” The same can be said of this iPad Mini 4 from Apple.

    Available in 16GB, 64GB and 128GB storage, three different colors (gold, silver and space gray) and Wi-Fi/cellular-enabled models, you can choose the perfect iPad Mini for your partner’s use. Do they love to save photos of baby animals? Consider a 128GB memory model. Do they like to FaceTime the kids often? A...MORE cellular-enabled iPad may be best for video chats where Wi-Fi isn’t available.

    This iPad is lightweight — weighing only 0.65 pounds — and has up to 10 hours of battery life, so your partner can take it on their commute, to work or simply on-the-go.

  • Amazon Fire Stick With Alexa Remote

    Over 115,000 customers have taken “Netflix and chill” to the next level with Amazon’s Fire Stick. You don’t need a cable subscription to enjoy thousands of TV channels, shows, movies or apps (like Pandora and Spotify) — just a reliable internet connection. And with Alexa Voice Command, you can play music, check the weather or even order a pizza. Have a Prime membership? You can access thousands of movies, TV shows and musical artists from your Fire Stick for free.

    You can plan an entire...MORE thirtieth-anniversary date night at home —including your favorite movies, takeout from a local restaurant and mood music — without lifting a finger. 

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