Whether you're celebrating your first or 50th anniversary together, the question of what to give your one-and-only perplexes most. And no doubt you're aware there are traditional guidelines for wedding anniversary gifts (much like anything related to weddings!). We love a blueprint for gift shopping, but we also like to think of gifts that are off someone's radar (but simply fantastic!). That's why we enlisted the help of Nancy Laboz,Â creator and proprietress of Parcel, which is a one-of-a-kind shop focused on unexpected gifts, unique paper goods, and vintage collections. Here, Nancy shares her expert tips on scouting the best anniversary gifts for your love.Â Â
If the wedding is a celebration, then the actual marriage is a journey. Of course, journeys have highs and lows, but anniversaries come in to help you press pause. An anniversary marks where you are right now — and celebrates the day it all began. In other words, anniversaries are kind of a big deal! So you want a stellar gift prepped and ready. We’ve got you covered with this ultimate list of anniversary gifts.
Ahh, love. You've finally found your other half, your soul mate, the person with whom you were meant to spend eternity. Now what? Celebrate your coupledom with anniversary gifts that suit your unique bond today, tomorrow, and for always.
At a loss for ideas? Our team of expert curators combed the globe in search of anniversary presents that are as special as your significant other. From jewelry to sports memorabilia and all kinds of touching, playful, and eye-catching gifts in between, these products will showcase your affection in an unforgettable way.
Each item in our collection has been assigned to at least one category, making it easier than ever to find the gift you have in mind, or, if you're eager for inspiration, you can browse through each section and see what our experts have already discovered. For an even more memorable celebration, choose a gift based on your loved one's characteristics. Scroll through hundreds of unique products to find that one shining item that fits his or her personality, feelings, and/or expectations.
Not sure where to start? Ask yourself these questions:
You'll be amazed at how productive a few minutes of brainstorming can be. Suddenly, you've got a shopping cart full of cookbooks and personalized grilling tools for your aspiring chef or an endangered animal adoption certificate for the person who's always watching nature documentaries and would do anything for a panda or chimpanzee. Our gifts run the gamut from the whimsical to the "why hadn't I thought of this before?!", making it shockingly easy to find a remarkable gift that is sure to impress.
There's also the question of modern anniversary gifts versus traditional anniversary gifts. While some couple treasure timeless customs and like to exchange presents that mirror their parents' traditions or that conform to cultural practice,s other couples ignore all the so-called rules and decide for themselves what's an appropriate gift. It's Thoughtful carries both traditional and modern gifts, so you can wrap up something sweet and romantic or shop for a wacky, eccentric present that fits every facet of your one-of-a-kind relationship.
Finally, there's another route you can take in your search for the perfect gift, and it involves a little reconnaissance. For a truly rock-their-socks-off surprise, you'll have to dig deep and get some input from your partner's friends, co-workers, and family members. Send around an email, create a secret social media group, or pester them in person. Ask about favorite childhood books or toys, enquire as to what's missing from their desk at the office, or beg for info regarding what item he or she's been coveting but is reluctant to tell you about.
Shopping with a dollar amount in mind? We have two sections crafted with your needs in mind:
Anniversary Gifts Under $50
Love is grand, even when you don't have an actual grand to spend. In just $50 or less, you can say everything you need to say with a gift that sends hearts soaring without breaking your budget. After all, it's the thought that counts, right? Well, maybe the thought and something a bit more tangible.
Pair your good intentions with a gift that's nothing short of spectacular and be kind to your bank account at the same time. From sensible selections to the downright comical, we've got something affordable for every personality to enjoy. The choice is yours, just browse our selection of anniversary gifts under $50 and see what catches your fancy.
Anniversary Gifts Under $100
Have a bit more to spend but still hoping to cap your expenditure at a reasonable C-note? We've got you covered. Our collection of anniversary gifts under $100 features a wide range of presents that includes a little something for everyone. Sentimental gifts? Check. Funny gifts? Sure. Gifts for workaholics, music fans, globetrotters, gardeners, fitness fanatics, homebrewers, and more? Yes, yes, you betcha, yup, definitely, sure thing, and just wait until you see them all!
Don't forget -- once you have the perfect gift, you need to find a winning way to give it to your partner.
Above all, remember that love knows no boundaries and your gift choices shouldn't be hemmed in by financial constraints or lack of ideas, either. With anniversary gifts from It's Thoughtful, you can show you care not just today, but every day. Your sweetheart is awfully lucky -- but then again, so are you.