Best One Year Anniversary Gifts
Buying an anniversary gift can be a conundrum. The type of gift you give can vary greatly depending on how long you’ve been together and, of course, her personality and interests. What do you do get the girl you just started seeing and want to woo, without being overly mushy? What about your wife who swears she doesn’t really want anything this year? No matter your standings, there’s no doubt you want to show off how special she is with a gift of equal magnitude. Luckily for you, we are here to help, with our carefully curated list of ample inspiration.
There are many ways to approach anniversary gifting. While you might think your gift needs to scream romance and come with a large price tag — it doesn’t. We promise! Ultimately, if you want to score points on your anniversary with the perfect gift, you should look for something that reflects her taste, shows you care and matches where you’re at in your relationship. You could give her something romantic and timeless, like a watch or a piece of jewelry, that she can cherish for years to come — thinking of you every time she spies it. Or, if flowers and chocolate aren’t her cup of tea, go for a more practical item, like a coffee machine or e-reader, that will bring her joy in her day-to-day life. Then again, you can always sweep her off her feet with a grand romantic gesture. Think, romantic getaways and surprise moonlight picnics.
Whatever you plan, we’ve scouted our favorite anniversary gifts that are heads and tails above drugstore chocolates and bodega flowers. From thoughtful poetry to standout jewelry to custom artwork, these will take your gifting from good to great.
Just remember, no matter what you give, your anniversary should make romance priority number one. That doesn’t mean you have to opt for a formal, over-the-top candle-lit dinner, it can be a night in with wine and that movie you both love. Your anniversary day is about your life together, so it’s an occasion to do something that’s special to the two of you — whatever that may be!
Huckberry Morse Code ‘LOVE’ Necklace
You can always count on a classic: a simple piece of jewelry is always an appropriate anniversary gift. Julia Szendrei’s Morse Code Necklace has all the fittings of a wear-it-everywhere piece, but the combination of its delicate gold chain and rough diamond cuts gives it an organic style that makes it stand out from the crowd. In addition, this necklace has a secret romantic meaning — the beads spell out ‘love’ in Morse code.
Not your average anniversary gift, Birchbox offers the gift of a monthly shipment full of beauty samples. Whether she wants to try out a new perfume or test out a lotion, she can do it all through her Birchbox subscription. Since Birchbox works with a wide range of brands, from industry leaders to up-and-comers, they’ll be able to provide her with a much better selection than if you tried to curate the perfect anniversary gift yourself, let’s be honest.
Click & Grow Indoor Smart Garden
Flowers are always a great option. They’re beautiful, they smell delightful, it’s a guaranteed win. But, fresh cut flowers, while beautiful, have a limited lifespan. For a more perennial option, we recommend an indoor smart garden. Perfect for the aspiring chef, she can grow a selection of herbs right from her kitchen window. Whenever she’s whipping up her next snack, she can top it with fresh herbs she grew herself.
MVMT Ghost Iris Watch
There’s something poetic about marking a relationship milestone with a timepiece. Add on the fact that this MVMT watch has all the characteristics of an everyday essential and you’ve hit the anniversary gift sweet spot. Beyond just looking good, this watch it’s equipped with some solid specs: battery powered 2-hand/small second Miyota quartz movement; a 36mm rose gold polished, stainless steel case; 10mm domed hardened mineral crystal; and a buttery leather strap. Free worldwide shipping, two-year warranty included.
Mixing tuberose, jasmine, and the elusive, color-changing Rangoon Creeper plant from South India, Gucci’s Bloom fragrance is a refreshing take on the usual overly floral fragrances. Feminine and floral, this fragrance is contemporary and not a bit stuffy, plus the uber-pink packaging is oh-so-romantic.
Brooklinen Luxe Sheet Set
Really nice sheets may seem like an unnecessary luxury. But try telling us it’s an unnecessary luxury after you’ve spent a night wrapped up in the silky 480-thread-count weave of Brooklinen’s trademark sheets. This Luxe Hardcore sheets set from Brooklinen is available in a wide array of colors and sizes, so you can pick the set that best reflects her taste. As if getting out of bed in the morning wasn’t difficult enough.
Starting at $228.00 at Brooklinen.com
Kate Spade ‘Heart Of Gold’ Bangle
Rest assured, this bangle from Kate Spade will soon start making regular appearances on your partner’s arm. Minimal and elegant, the tiny ‘Heart of Gold’ inscription is a discreet touch that will rest between the two of you.
Amazon Echo Spot
Give her the gift of entertainment, assistance and information with the Echo Spot smart speaker. Whether she wants to watch a cooking instruction video, stream music, make a video call, keep tabs on smart home gadgets, or simply set up a morning alarm, she can do it all with the Alexa-enabled Echo Spot. This smart speaker is light and compact, making it an easy device to add to the bedside table, desk or kitchen counter. Plus, thanks to a variety of clock face options and celebrity voice alarms, she can give her Echo a personal touch.
If she loves nothing more than gathering loved ones over for a good meal, then this book is right up her alley. Written by HGTV star and all around lifestyle guru, Joanna Gaines, this cookbook features over 125 recipes, suited for gatherings both large and small. Featuring personal stories, stunning photos, helpful tips, and recipes ranging from exotic dishes to American classics — Magnolia Table goes far beyond the average.