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After the milestone 10th wedding anniversary, the 11th anniversary may seem like an uneventful year, although it’s anything but. Tradition calls for celebrating this year with steel—it’s a material that’s symbolic of the longevity of your marriage and of staying strong to one another. However, the more contemporary interpretation of this anniversary calls for gifting jewelry—a much broader interpretation that makes gift picking a little easier.
Luckily, we’ve rounded up some ideas for both, as well as a few ideas that don’t quite fall into these categories for those looking to stray from the theme. From statement rings and necklaces to stainless steel flatware and cookware sets, we’ve got you covered. There are some no-fail alternative picks in here as well—think a fancy new carry-on suitcase or a pair of chic cordless headphones.
Here are some of the best gift ideas for your 11th anniversary.
Sticking with the traditional theme of stainless steel? We recommend the Personalized Engraved Spoon for something unique and thoughtful, or the Italian Flatware Set for something practical and long-lasting. Want to go more contemporary with jewelry? We love the Connection Bracelet for its symbol of love or the Roman Numeral Cufflinks for some sweetness.
What are some creative or unique anniversary ideas?
You both deserve a romantic night away, so why not book a staycation? Book at a luxury hotel nearby for a new way to experience your city or town, and create another notable memory for the books. We also love the idea of writing your partner a good old-fashioned love letter they’ll cherish forever.
Why trust Brides?
Brides contributor Hillary Hoffower has over six years of experience writing for the wedding industry, covering everything from bridal fashion trends to wedding decor. She thinks that gifting jewelry is always a good idea.