The 12 Best Anniversary Gifts of 2021

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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.

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This viewfinder will bring back memories of childhood and highlight some of your fave adult memories.
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This single appliance performs so many tasks and will get tons of use.
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Besides being beautifully packaged, this gift box is a chocolate lovers dream.
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Upload some of your favorite photos and create a personalized slide show. You can even add audio files.
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This decor turns your favorite, most memorable song into a piece of art.
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Add a bit of personalization to your morning coffee with this monogram mug.
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This game set embraces fun competition with a personalized twist.
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After a long day on your feet, these slippers provide warmth and comfort.
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This cocktail kit is the next best thing to ordering a drink at the bar.
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Best Matching Set:
Etsy Partner Bracelets at Etsy
Show your love for your favorite person with matching bracelets that are super chic.
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Best for Nostalgia : Uncommon Goods Create Your Own Reel Viewer

Create Your Own Reel Viewer

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 Duo Plus 9-in-1 Programmable Electric Pressure Cooker

Instant Pot

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: Harry & David Chocolate Treasure Box with Wine

Chocolate Treasure Box with Wine

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 Frame: Aluratek 7" Touchscreen LCD Wi-Fi Digital Photo Frame

7" Touchscreen LCD Wi-Fi Digital Photo Frame

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 : Etsy Gift Sound Wave Art Song Lyrics

Gift Sound Wave Art Song Lyrics

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: Anthropologie Monogram Mug

Monogram Mug

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 : Uncommon Goods Personalized Hearts Four-Across Game

Personalized Hearts Four-Across Game

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: L.L. Bean Men's Wicked Good Scuffs III

Men's Wicked Good Scuffs III

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 for DIYers: Williams Sonoma Vodka Lover Cocktail Kit

Vodka Lover Cocktail Kit

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: Etsy Partner bracelets, Personalized

Partner bracelets, Personalized

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: Table Topics Couples

Table Topics couples games

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.”

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

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

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 fun 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.

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.

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