The 16 Best Anniversary Gifts of 2020

Spoil your sweetie with unique and thoughtful presents

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Our Top Picks

Best for Nostalgia: Create Your Own Reel Viewer at Uncommon Goods

"This viewfinder will bring back memories of childhood and highlight some of your fave adult memories."

Best for Cooks: Instant Pot at Williams Sonoma

"This single appliance performs so many tasks and will get tons of use."

Best for a Sweet Tooth: Chocolate Treasure Box at Harry & David

"Besides being beautifully packaged, this gift box is a chocolate lovers dream."

Best for Work from Home: Executive Chair at CB2

"Working from home never looked more stylish and felt more comfortable than with this faux leather chair."

Best Frame: Aluratek LCD WiFi Digital Frame at Best Buy

"Upload some of your favorite photos and create a personalized slide show. You can even add audio files."

Best Sentimental: Sound Wave Song Lyrics Art at Etsy

"This decor turns your favorite, most memorable song into a piece of art."

Best for Coffee Drinkers: Monogram Mug at Anthropologie

"Add a bit of personalization to your morning coffee with this monogram mug."

Best Comfort: Wicked Good Moccasins at L.L. Bean

"After a long day on your feet, these slippers provide warmth and comfort."

Best Gift for DIYers: Vodka Lover Cocktail Kit at Williams Sonoma

"This cocktail kit is the next best thing to ordering a drink at the bar."

Best Matching Set: Partner Bracelets at Etsy

"Show your love for your favorite person with matching bracelets that are super chic."

Anniversaries are the time of year when you want to truly show your love how much you absolutely adore them. Maybe they've been dropping hints about certain presents or there's a product you just know they'll love. The perfect anniversary gift will be one that's sure to make your sweetheart smile and feel appreciated.

Get started with the selections below for the best anniversary gift.

Best for Nostalgia: Create Your Own Reel Viewer

Create Your Own Reel Viewer
Courtesy of Uncommon Goods

If your sweetheart is a kid of the 80s or 90s, they’ll remember this iconic red toy. You can now personalize it by putting together photos of your favorite memories. Once you order the viewer, you’ll get a redemption code that allows you to assemble your personal photos (then the reel ships within five days). Make a reel of the best shots from your last beach vacation or combine your favorite selfies of you and your partner. No matter who gets the gift, you’ll both love pulling down the viewer’s lever to take a trip down memory lane.

Best for Cooks: Instant Pot

Instant Pot Duo Plus

Courtesy of Williams Sonoma

You can't put a price tag on the convenience of easy dinners, so why not gift your spouse something that will help achieve this nightly feat in a quicker, more streamlined way. The Instant Pot continues to be a winner because it’s multiple appliances in one. It slow cooks, pressure cooks, can cook rice, yogurt, cakes, stews, and much much more. You and your spouse will love the convenience this provides as well as the fun you'll have researching new recipes or tweaking family favorites. 

Best for a Sweet Tooth: Chocolate Treasure Box

Harry & David Chocolate Treasure Box with Wine

Courtesy of Harry & David 

Most people won’t turn down a gift of chocolates, especially an entire box. This set from Harry & David comes beautifully packed in a wooden box that you can keep long after the sweets are gone. The goodies include dark chocolate covered popcorn, malt balls, chocolate cake, and more. There’s even a bottle of wine that perfectly compliments the chocolatey goodness.

Best for Work from Home: Executive Chair

Executive Chair CB2

Courtesy of CB2

Finding a great desk is just half the battle. The true test for anyone who works from home is finding a desk chair that’s just right. CB2’s Executive Chair fulfills all the requirements for a seat that’s not an eyesore and also provides comfort. The back is a bit higher to offer support and the faux leather has cushioning for comfort. The height is adjustable and the five casters offer a sturdy base.

Best Frame: Aluratek LCD WiFi Digital Frame

Aluratek LCD WiFi Digital Frame

 Courtesy of Best Buy

How often do you actually print out your photos? In this digital age, paper copies of your best memories are rare. Give the sentimental person in your life a reason to reminisce about a great date or vacation with this picture frame. It connects to Facebook, Twitter, and memory cards to upload your favorite pics. There are even speakers so you can add audio files and create a soundtrack to some of your favorite photos.

Best Sentimental: Sound Wave Song Lyrics Art

Sound Wave Art Song Lyrics

Courtesy of Etsy  

To truly make your partner’s heart skip a beat, consider this piece of art. The aluminum tin print features the sound waves of a song of your choice. This can be your wedding song or a melody that brings back fond memories for the two of you. The order can include a customized voice note that your recipient can hear when they scan the QR code. This is a piece of art that will have special meaning for just the two of you.

Best for Coffee Drinkers: Monogram Mug

Anthropologie Monogram Mug

Courtesy of Anthropologie 

If your partner enjoys, or even needs, a cup of coffee or tea every morning, then this monogram mug is sure to come in good use. The text is a classic block style and the cup holds the perfect amount of caffeine to get any day started. The monogram means they’ll never get their cup mixed up with anyone else’s. These mugs are super affordable, so you can buy a few to keep one at work and home.

Best Personalization: Hearts Four-Across Game

Personalized Hearts Four Across Game

 Courtesy of Uncommon Goods

Game night is always a fun option and even provides harmless competition. Take that up a notch with a board game set. This hand carved maple wood has heart cutouts and can be personalized with a couple's names and a date or short message at the bottom. The first to score four across wins but you’re both winners with this customized piece. This smaller version is perfect for playing on a tabletop, but there’s a larger option for lawn games.

Best Comfort: Wicked Good Moccasins

Courtesy of LL Bean

Slippers may not be the most romantic of gifts but this pair will provide years of comfort to your sweetheart. Available in both men's and women's so you can get a matching set for the two of you to kick back and relax in. These L.L. Bean classics provide warmth, comfort, and can even work for a quick jaunt outside to walk the dog.

Best Gift for DIYers: Vodka Lover Cocktail Kit

Vodka Lovers Cocktail Kit

Courtesy of Anthropologie 

If heading to your favorite bar isn’t an option, this kit provides the next best thing. The Vodka Lover Cocktail Kit has all the essentials to make custom, infused cocktails to sip on for a late night. The set includes a 17 ounce glass bottle, multiple flavor blends, and step by step recipes. This can be a fun activity for couples to do together or whip up a cocktail you think your love will enjoy.

Best Matching Set: Partner Bracelets

Partner Bracelets

Courtesy of Etsy 

Wearing matching outfits might be too much for some couples, but coordinating jewelry? That’s a bit more doable. These bracelets on Etsy have a thin, beaded design and can work with a variety of styles. Choose black, white, or pink and add a touch of personalization with either a single initial or your partner’s full name.

Best for Conversations: TableTopics Couples

TableTopics Couples card game

Courtesy of TableTopics 

No matter how much you know or love someone, conversations can get a bit stale. If you want to avoid dead air at your next meal, pick up a box of these convo starters to help you get to know your partner even better. Both of you can laugh after you reminisce over the “dumbest argument you ever had,” get into a lively debate discussing who is the “worst backseat driver” or talk about whether “it’s more important for communication to be authentic or kind.” The questions make you think about what’s important to you as a person and a couple. Pull a few cards out of the box every month for years to come.

Best for Journalers: Our Q&A a Day: 3-Year Journal for 2 People

Use your anniversary as an opportunity to learn even more about your beloved. This three-year journal offers a question for every day of the year with spots for both partners to write down one- to two-sentence answers. There are relationship-focused questions like “Where would you like to travel with your partner?” and entertaining ones such as “Candlelight, sunlight or moonlight?” You might be surprised by what your partner puts down and some of the answers could spark a lively debate or give you your next date-night idea. Once you fill up your journal, it’s fun looking over your answers from the past three years to see how both of your opinions have changed.

Best Fashion: Expert XL Carryall Tote

Bee & Kin Expert XL Carryall Tote

Courtesy of Bee & Kin 

If the love of your life tends to be that person who carries everything in their bag, then this tote will be a welcome addition to the already overflowing collection of handbags. Bee & Kin’s tote is made of 100 percent leather, features interior lights, and has smart technology. It’s so advanced, the bag has a built-in button that can act as a camera remote, stopwatch, and even help locate a lost phone. This is truly fashion meets function.

Best Romantic Night: Dried Rose Petals

Dried Rose petals

 Courtesy of Still Serenity 

In lieu of a bouquet of flowers, try the gift of dried rose petals. They’re actually quite useful for a variety of functions. They can be arranged on the bed or floor for a romantic evening or even added to a bath. Besides just looking romantic, the rose-infused water can help skin have a brighter, more radiant appearance.

Best Drink Set: Decanter with Glasses

Personalized Decanter with Glasses

Courtesy of Etsy  

Add to your bar cart with a luxe set of glasses and a stylish decanter. Engrave your partner’s name or the family name on the decanter in one of six font options and choose between two, four, or six glasses. This set has such an antique look and feel, but at an attainable price.

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