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The woman in your life absolutely deserves a thoughtful and meaningful anniversary gift that will make her feel appreciated.
We researched the best gift options on the market, considering the price, practicality, and sentimentality of each one. Based on those factors, we especially love Breville's The Barista Express Espresso Machine, West Elm's Mid-Century Jewelry Box, and Lunya's Washable Silk Robe.
Here are the best anniversary gifts for her.
Breville The Barista Express Espresso Machine
This is a kitchen appliance that's far from cliche or boring. The Breville Barista Express Espresso Machine may cost a pretty penny, but it's worth every cent for the person who truly enjoys a rich cup of espresso. The dial gives control over the grind size of the bean, and the water temperature control gets it just right for espresso extraction. You can grind your coffee beans right into the espresso maker, as well as froth milk with the steam wand with this all-in-one product. The machine even features a convenient cup-warming tray and even has a cleaning alert.
Users warn that this machine takes a bit of getting used to and will definitely take up some counter space. Luckily, the design is modern and simple enough to match any kitchen decor style. The machine also makes a good amount of noise, which can be less than ideal during early morning. Still, tens of thousands of positive reviews agree this machine is worth the price. Additionally, Breville offers a one-year warranty in case anything goes wrong.
Brooklinen Luxe Core Sheet Set
Give your sweetheart the gift of sweet dreams with a high-quality sheet set like Brooklinen's Luxe Core Collection. These 480-thread count bed sheets are seriously soft and well-made. Users rave about how well they wash and how cool they are to sleep on. The Core Sheet Set includes a fitted sheet, flat sheet, and two standard-size pillowcases. Available in more than a dozen colors and patterns, there is a set that will match any bedroom décor.
Uncommon Goods Personalized Anniversary Pushpin World Map
If the two of you have traveled a lot or hope to get away more, this pushpin world map lets you mark off all of the places you've been and helps you identify where to next. You can request to personalize this with your name and your wedding date when you make your purchase—plus, it comes already framed. Take note of all the places she mentions she'd like to go for a surprise anniversary trip next year.
The Sill ZZ Plant
If she’s a plant mom, or at least a wannabe one, this easy to care for ZZ plant is perfect. Choose between a variety of planter styles and colors that truly speaks to her and her existing decor. The plant only needs to be watered every two to three weeks, and indirect light is okay. She’ll love watching this low-maintenance beauty grow.
54kibo Aode Long Brass Earrings
If she's a lover of accessories, then these 54kibo earrings are sure to wow her. The handmade earrings are a true statement maker and have an art deco-like design. The recycled brass earrings measure six inches long but still have a lightweight feel. Don't be surprised if she wants to wear these earrings as soon as she opens the box.
Macklin Bath & Home Bamboo Tray and Bath Pillow Combo
The gift of self care is always welcome. This Macklin Bath and Home Bamboo Bath Caddy has everything to enjoy a soak in the tub. Made from 100 percent bamboo, the tray has a wine holder and removable consoles for electronics or a good book. It fits tubs from 29 to 43 inches wide. Take the experience one step further with the Self Care Box that features ginger tea, a candle, bath salts, plus face and eye masks.
West Elm Mid-Century Jewelry Box
Does the woman in your life love to accessorize? No doubt she has a treasured collection of earrings, necklaces, and bracelets ready for any occasion. So naturally, a jewelry box makes a beautiful and practical choice for an anniversary gift. The Mid-Century Jewelry Box from West Elm is a thoughtful choice. Finished in a champagne lacquer, this wooden box will hold all of her precious pieces and features space for necklaces, rings, earrings, and more so she can display her prized jewelry. Make it even more personal by adding your lovely lady’s initials as a monogram.
Lunya Washable Silk Robe
Fluffy, warm robes will forever be great, but when you want to gift her something that’s a bit more sleek, opt for this robe from Lunya. It’s 100 percent silk, easily machine washable, and comes in almost a dozen colors. And the size range is just as versatile. This will truly be a robe she loves slipping into on a night in.
HP Sprocket Portable Photo Printer
The HP Sprocket 2nd Edition Photo Printer is a great gift for a woman who loves to capture every special moment. The Sprocket fits in the palm of a hand and prints pictures measuring 2 x 3-inches. It’s simple to use and connects to a phone or tablet via Bluetooth. Just load photo paper inside (the unit includes 10 sticky-backed photo sheets to get started), then get ready to print up some memories!
Lots of users love the Sprocket for capturing special moments and adding them to a journal, or for printing pictures on the spot during memorable events. Either way, the Sprocket stands out for its portability and ease of use. Your leading lady will love capturing all your special moments together and saving them for the future.
Uncommon Goods Create Your Own Reel Viewer
Everyone had their favorite toy as a kid, and this gift is a childhood fave reimagined. And the process is pretty easy. All you have to do is upload some of your or her favorite or sentimental photos, and within a few days, she'll receive a reel. The initial viewer set comes with seven photos on a single reel, but you can also choose to buy an additional reel. She'll absolutely love clicking through to see photos she may have forgotten about.
Rejuvelle Bath Bomb Gift Set Kit
These bath bombs by Rejuvenelle have exploded into the market for at-home spa products thanks to their unique formula and high-quality ingredients. The bath bombs are made in the USA and feature a blend of three natural oils for superior moisturizing.
Mouth The Best of “Mouth” Monthly Subscription Club
If you're looking for a subscription-style gift, then Mouth is a great option. The brand offers amazing eats and curated subscription boxes, but the Best of Mouth box is truly, well, the best. It includes some of their top-rated products, from cocktail mixers to white truffle oil popcorn to sweet treats.
DotsAndPrintsDesigns Song Lyrics Wall Art
Every couple has "their" song, or maybe there's a melody that's just oh-so-special for a woman in your life. This wall art isn't just for the sake of decor but is sure to hold special meaning. The poster is sent as a digital file and can be customized with lyrics from a song, a specific highlighted line, and your names or anniversary can even be included. Because this is a digital file, you can choose the size, from 8 x 10-inches to 24 x 36-inches to a custom size. Add this to a gorgeous frame, and you can present a one-of-a-kind gift.
GiftCast GiftCast Video Message
GiftCast is a way to use modern technology to send a truly memorable and useful present. You simply download the app (available on Android or iOS) and record a video. This can be a short message or a video you created of a few memories. What makes this even better is you then add a monetary value to the message, which the recipient can then redeem.
Especially Puglia Adopt an Olive Tree Gift Box
If your partner is a true foodie or just loves great olive oil, then you've found the perfect gift for her. Straight from a family-run organic farm in Puglia, Italy, this gift can be a one-time thing or a subscription. Choose a gift box that includes a 3-liter tin of olive oil, or go all out with a year's subscription of 3 liters every three months. Each option includes an "adoption" certificate to note which olive tree the contents came from.
Etsy Handwriting Bracelet
Sentimental gifts don't have to cost a fortune. This bracelet is wallet-friendly and can be designed to feature a handwritten word or phrase. Just upload the message (up to six words), and it can be added to a silver or gold vermeil bracelet that comes in seven different sizes, so there's a comfortable fit for everyone. The handmade beauty is something she can wear daily or for special occasions.
Venus Et Fleur Large Square Classic Roses
A bouquet of beautiful flowers or roses will last a few days or maybe a week, but then they're pretty much done. Show your love how eternal your love is for her with an arrangement from Venus Et Fleur. Their specially treated roses last up to a full year. Choose between more than a dozen colors of roses, add a message to the lid, and choose a square or round box. This will look absolutely gorgeous on her desk, in the entryway, or wherever she decides to display them.
Wickbox Monthly Candle Subscription
If she's always burning candles or lighting incense, a candle subscription might be the best surprise. Choose a month-to-month, or sign up for a year-long subscription for a medium candle (up to 60 hours of burn time) or large (60-100 hours). After filling out a scent profile, she'll receive a beautifully wrapped candle. Some subscriptions even include a wick trimmer so she can properly care for the candles while burning them.
SereneLife Portable Infrared Home Spa
Heading to the spa on a daily basis for the sauna or steam room isn't exactly convenient for most people, but this handy device brings the sauna experience to the privacy of your home. The portable, foldable sauna takes just a minute to set up, and it reaches a max temperature of 140 degrees. The convenient zippered armholes make it easy to read a book, use the phone, or control the settings with the remote.
Mark & Graham Essential Leather Tote
If she has a workbag that she carries practically everything in, then she needs a sturdy, stylish option. Mark & Graham's tote is made of smooth or pebbled leather, depending on the color you choose, and measures 15 x 5 x 12.5 inches. It's large enough to fit her essentials without being too cumbersome. Add a monogram to make it truly unique, and you can even select a different crossbody strap and metal ring clips.
Nikon Z5 Camera Body
This is a pretty penny, but for the lady you love who has a love of photography, it’s well worth it. Whether she’s a content creator, needs to snap product shots for her business, or wants to up her travel photography, the Nikon Z 5 is up for that challenge with its 24MP photos and 4K video. Besides the crisp pics and videos, it seamlessly transfers photos and can even be used as a webcam.
What to Look For in an Anniversary Gift for Her
You don't have to spend a lot of dough to find a thoughtful present for your wife or girlfriend. The most important thing to consider before shopping is your budget. Luckily, there are countless options, no matter your spending limit. Be sure to find something personal and thoughtful, which can be a loving handwritten card if money is tight.
When in doubt, choose a sentimental gift that aligns with her interests or honors a special memory. This could be a personal photo display in a special frame, a personalized map marked with places you want to visit together, or a custom playlist full of meaningful songs. Consider her interests and hobbies to find something that she will appreciate on your anniversary or beyond and shows just how much you know and love her.
If you and your partner have been celebrating anniversaries for years and you're buying for the woman who already has everything, a practical gift is best. Practical gifts show that you pay attention to her and know what she could actually use in her daily life. This could be a new kitchen gadget to replace a broken one, a new pair of sheets for you both to enjoy, or a piece of luggage for an upcoming trip.
Do I have to follow anniversary themes every year?
Every anniversary year has an accompanying theme. While you definitely do not stick to the themes each year, it can be an easy guide to follow when shopping that year. Talk to your partner and see if following themes is something you are both interested in. It could make for a fun challenge, or it may amount to years of presents that never see the light of day. There are no rules when it comes to presents, other than the ones established by you and your recipient.
What is a golden anniversary?
A golden anniversary marks 50 years together. The theme for a 50th wedding anniversary is gold, marking a huge celebration for the couple. The modern and traditional 50th-anniversary gifts are gold, which symbolizes prosperity, strength, wisdom, and lifelong love.
What is the theme for a first year anniversary?
The theme for your first anniversary is paper. Paper symbolizes the strength and connectivity of your blossoming relationship. Some examples of applicable gifts include a cookbook featuring a new cuisine, tickets to a show or sports game, or a custom drawing to hang in your home.
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.