Wedding Anniversaries: Traditional & Modern Gift Ideas, From the 1st Anniversary through 60th

Ringing in another year of wedded bliss is definitely something to celebrate. As you reflect on another milestone you and your spouse made as a couple, it’s fun to keep the tradition alive with the common traditional and modern anniversary gift themes. 

11th Anniversary

Traditional: Steel
“Steel” your spouse’s heart all over again with these vintage or new steel traditional anniversary gift ideas.

  • A bar cart is a must-have for any home, and a vintage stainless steel bar cart really make an impression. 
  • If you love cooking and baking, then tour household will get a ton of use out of a new kitchen stand mixer
  • For the culinary wizard, you can’t go wrong with a new set of high-end kitchen knives.
  • Steel cufflinks are great for everyday wear. Get them personalized with a monogram. 
  • A stainless steel cocktail shaker is a necessity. Pair with your partner’s favorite liquor and mixers. 

personalized cuff links
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Modern: Fashion Jewelry
Fashion jewelry is more fun and playful than its diamond and platinum counterparts. Find something that’s perfect for your husband or wife as a modern twist on the 11th anniversary gift. 

  • A fitness tracker is a great way to count steps and activity — and add a little friendly competition to your relationship.
  • A pave link bracelet in gold or rhinestones is right on trend and perfect for stacking or wearing solo.
  • Midi rings are all the rage, so find a set of pretty gold or rose gold rings. 
  • Statement necklaces aren’t going anywhere anytime soon. Pick a bold color or pattern she’ll love. 
  • Lokai bracelets hold a bead filled with mud from the lowest point on earth (the Dead Sea) and water from the highest (Mount Everest). Stay humble and hopeful with these gender-neutral bracelets.

Photo courtesy of J. Crew

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