The 11 Best Anniversary Gifts to Buy in 2018

Spoil your sweetie with unique and thoughtful presents

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While you don’t need to buy something for your sweetie to prove your love, an anniversary gift is a nice way to commemorate all the great times you two have spent together — and the memories to come. Since you probably know your partner best of anyone, finding a gift shouldn’t be too hard. The gifts below run the gamut from classic jewelry to a nostalgic 90s toy. Pick the one that fits your partner’s personality best. Here, the best anniversary gifts your spouse will adore



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    Best for Busy Households: Instant Pot

    You can't put a price tag on the gift 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 is all the rage these days because it is actually six 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. 

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    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 seven 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.

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    Best for Romantics: I Love You Picture Frame

    How often do you actually print out your photos? In this digital age, paper copies of your best memories are rarer. Give the sentimental person in your life a reason to reminisce about a great date or vacation with this wooden picture frame. It has “I Love You” carved in many different languages around the border to remind that person just what you think of them. Pop in a photo of something that means a lot to both of you and you’ll have a truly personal gift ready to go.

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    Best for Coffee Drinkers: Animal Alphabet Monogram Mug

    Animal Alphabet Monogram Mug
    Courtesy of Anthropologie

    If your partner is still a kid at heart, then one of these monogrammed mugs is the perfect anniversary gift. Each one has a whimsically illustrated animal to go along with the letter. And each animal has its own personality: There's a smartly dressed alligator for A, a koala climbing and eating bamboo on K and a dog hanging out of D like it's a window, wagging its tongue and wearing sunglasses. Buy a few mugs for your loved one's initials, just so you can have more around to brighten the day. Each sip of tea or coffee will bring a smile.

    Interested in reading more reviews? Take a look at our selection of the best gifts for coffee lovers

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    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.

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    Best Gift for DIYers: Homebrewing Craft Beer Making Kit

    Are you with a beer fanatic? Or someone who likes to set up crazy kitchen experiments? This kit allows your better half to brew four gallons of beer at home. The kit comes with a two-gallon fermenter, a bonus two-gallon refill, 11 shatterproof bottles, caps, carbonation drops, sanitizer and instructions to make a great batch of beer. The beer-making process is simple and the gear doesn’t take up too much space in your house. When it’s all done, your partner will be proud of something they made and you’ll get free beer. It’s a win-win situation for everyone.

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    Best for Fashionistas: ‘I Love You to the Moon and Back’ Cuff

    'I Love You to the Moon and Back' Cuff
    Courtesy of Nordstrom

    You can never go wrong with jewelry on an anniversary. Get this cute gold cuff for your special someone to let her know just how much she means to you. It says “I Love You to the Moon and Back” in black lettering on the front (bonus if your partner is a space nerd). She can look down at this 18k gold-plated bracelet on her wrist any time she needs a reminder that someone is always thinking of her.

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    Best for Introverts: TableTopics Couples: Questions to Start Great Conversations

    We’ve all seen those couples that sit in silence over dinner at a restaurant. Maybe they’ve been together so long that they feel comfortable enjoying the peace and quiet. Or maybe they’ve completely run out of things to talk about. If you want to avoid dead air at your next meal, pick up a box of these conversation 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.

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    Best for a Sweet Tooth: Chocolate Oreo Cookies Gifts Box

    An anniversary means you’ll have to do better than picking up one of those chocolate samplers from the drug store on your way home from work. Plan ahead a bit and order this chocolate-covered Oreo sampler. The box comes with 12 beautifully decorated cookies — each one is different — that your loved one can enjoy as a treat whenever they want. Each cookie has a unique topping, like nuts, crushed peppermints and dried fruit, that makes eating them a fun experience. You’ll definitely score some points for this gift.

    Interested in reading more reviews? Take a look at our selection of the best chocolate gifts

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    Best Gift for Spirits Connoisseurs: Yours, Mine, and Ours Engraved Decanter Set

    Yours, Mine, and Ours Engraved Decanter Set
    Courtesy of Uncommon Goods

    There have been studies showing that couples who drink together, stay together. Make your relationship last longer with this engraved decanter set. The two glasses are engraved "Yours" or "Mine" and the decanter brings the two together with an "Ours" etching. The glassware features an Art Deco font and design for that timeless bar style. Before you know it, you and your honey will be discussing what you look for in a great whiskey as you pour your next glass.

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

    No matter how long you’ve been with your partner, there’s always more to learn about them. Use your anniversary as an opportunity to give a gift that helps you do just that. 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.