Whether you’ve been married for five months, five years, or five decades, reaching an anniversary with your partner is a very big deal. It’s a symbol of your commitment towards each other, both in the time you’ve already spent together and in the many years hopefully to come. Of course, you don’t need to give each other gifts to celebrate such a milestone, but if you do want to do something special, there are tons of unique, hand-crafted anniversary gifts on Etsy perfect for the occasion.
When buying an anniversary gift for your partner, “think about what matters most to them. Learn their love language,” says Lindsay Roberts Schey, founder of The Gift Insider. That could mean creating a “just-for-them piece of art” they’ll treasure forever, giving them jewelry they’ll want to sport every day, or opting for a leather travel case to be used on future trips the two of you take together,” she adds.
Etsy is known for featuring gorgeous, intricate items from a variety of talented artisans, which is why it’s an ideal source for finding anniversary presents that are a little more out-of-the-box than what you might find at other retailers. From customized chess boards to intimate journals, here are some of our favorite options from Etsy that you can gift to your partner on your next anniversary.
Accessorize your partner’s look with this handsome, custom belt, handmade with genuine leather and featuring a brass buckle. You can pick from four classic colors (black, navy, tan, and brown) and personalize the inside with a phrase or a few sentences of your choosing, whether it’s details about your wedding, a message to your loved one, or an inside joke the two of you share.
Price at the time of publish: $24+
Light up your bedroom with a constant reminder of your love. This unique night light can be personalized with the names of you and your spouse and your anniversary date, all lit up by LEDs under a delicate heart. It comes with a wooden base, too, and the overall effect will make for a stunning look on your nightstand or dresser.
Price at the time of publish: $60
This beautiful wind chime comes with a hanging sail that you can personalize to include your names, wedding date, and number of years together. Choose from either black or silver for the colors, and easily attach the chime to your garden or porch using the included tools. It’ll make for a lovely addition to your home and honor you and your spouses’ time together.
Price at the time of publish: $65
If you and your partner enjoy playing chess together, consider opting for this stunning, hand-crafted chess board, which can be personalized with your initials, wedding date, and more. It even comes with its own velvet compartment to store the pieces after a match. Your chess-loving spouse will be wowed by the intricate design of this special set!
Price at the time of publish: $100
Revisit your wedding song anytime with this cool artwork, which captures the tune as a soundwave and prints it on a piece of nickel brass-colored metal—perfect for the 21st anniversary, in particular! Choose from a number of fonts and provide the song’s title and artist to the seller, and you’ll end up with a beautiful piece of art commemorating a special musical moment.
Price at the time of publish: $63
Gift your spouse a sweet embroidered portrait of the two of you together, stitched onto a cotton canvas. You can add text, too, such as your names, wedding date, or a special message, right underneath the image. There are 10 unique pattern styles to choose from, as well as multiple sizes, so you can pick the options that best fit your needs.
Price at the time of publish: $53+
These cute little wooden candles (perfect for a fifth anniversary!) are made from recycled trees and can be personalized with the initials of you and your spouse, as well as your anniversary date. Pick from beeswax, heart, white, or rose-white for the candle, and wrap them up with ribbons, laces, vines, or hearts for an extra special touch. They’ll add some additional light and love to your already-happy home.
Price at the time of publish: $50+
The traditional 10th-anniversary gift is tin or aluminum, so if you want to keep with tradition, this unique piece of license plate art is the way to go. You give the artist your anniversary date, and they’ll make a fun and funky license plate using those numbers that you can hang on the wall. You can also customize the states used, too, for an additional fee.
Price at the time of publish: $34+
Another cool and unusual way to honor your anniversary is with this hand-folded book sculpture, which features pages cut out and shaped to form the numbers of your wedding date. You can even send the artist the book you want them to use, if there’s a particular piece of literature that you and your partner love to read together.
Price at the time of publish: $60
Upgrade your spouse’s accessory game with this personalized leather watch band, meant to fit any Apple Watch series. Pick from a number of elegant leather designs and adapter colors, and customize the inside of the band with an engraved message from you to your partner. Include your wedding date, a quote, or anything else you think would make them thrilled to see.
Price at the time of publish: $25
If music is a big part of you and your spouse’s lives together, pick up this vintage vinyl record player wall hanging as an anniversary gift. It’ll be engraved with the song title, artist, and lyrics, as well as your names and wedding date. Best of all, you can add a photo of you and your partner to be displayed right in the middle.
Price at the time of publish: $59+
Leather is the optimal third-anniversary gift, per tradition, and one way to honor that is with this lovely handmade leather rose. Customize it with you and your spouse’s initials and wedding date stamped onto the leaves, and pick from five colors (black, natural, brown, dark brown, and mahogany) for the flowers themselves. They’ll fit right into any standard vase and look gorgeous in your home!
Price at the time of publish: $27
For a seriously special anniversary gift idea, pick up one of these personalized brass metal compasses, which can be engraved with your names, initials, wedding date, and/or a message of your choosing—all in your actual handwriting. You can even include a small illustration, if there’s a symbol that’s particularly meaningful to you and your partner.
Price at the time of publish: $23+
If you’re looking for a small but sweet anniversary gift, this adorable spoon should be right up your alley. It’s handcrafted on stainless steel and reads “spooning since X,” so you can personalize it with how many years you’re celebrating as a couple. It’s especially great for the 11th anniversary (steel) but could work just as well for any other number, of course.
Price at the time of publish: $13+
This adorable leather photo keychain can feature up to 14 photos of you and your spouse, as well as your initials on the outside. Pick from brown, red, dark blue, or black for the leather color, and enjoy seeing the smile on your partner’s face as they flip through the photos and revisit some of your most special memories together.
Price at the time of publish: $29+
If your spouse is into astrology, they’ll be thrilled to receive this personalized star map art, which features the stars on the night the two of you got married. You can also add in details like your names, the actual date, the location of your wedding, the coordinates, and a special message. Choose from nine cool designs and over a dozen size options, then frame this beautiful print in your home.
Price at the time of publish: $10+
The traditional second-anniversary gift is cotton, and if you and your partner love traveling together, give them this unique cotton map of America that comes with 100 map pins, which you can use to mark the places you’ve been so far. You can also watercolor paint in the states for an extra cool touch, in addition to picking one of nine colors for the pins and personalizing the map with your names and wedding date.
Price at the time of publish: $84
Display this gorgeous crystal sundial, which can be customized with the year you got married, indoors or outdoors. It’s meant specifically for the 15th anniversary, which boasts crystal as the traditional gift, and comes with a bracket so the sundial can stand on its own. You can also add on a pedestal to your purchase for a more prominent display.
Price at the time of publish: $109
Want a romantic anniversary gift that’ll jazz up your bedroom? Get your partner this fun 3D LED-lit illusion lamp, which features both of your names and your wedding date under a sculpture of either hearts or the infinity sign, all on a classic wooden base. It’ll look so cool when lit up at night and illuminating your home.
Price at the time of publish: $39
This gift may be pricey, but if you’re willing to splurge, it’s absolutely worth it. The beautiful clock is engraved to show the years, months, days, hours, minutes, and seconds since your wedding, and it can even play a song of your choice when you push a button. Pick from six colors for the faces, dials, rings, and engraved nameplate, and three more color options for the base stain to make it even more special and unique to your relationship.
Price at the time of publish: $400
Keep a permanent reminder of your wedding day with this customized, vintage-style newspaper. Personalize the headline and caption with your names, wedding details, and anniversary date—you can even write up paragraphs about the different worldwide events that happened on that particular day or about the specific events of your wedding ceremony and reception.
Price at the time of publish: $22+
For an anniversary gift that can also act as a piece of art in your house, check out this elegant wooden name pallet sign that’s engraved with the names of you and your spouse. It comes in one of eight colors, and features a heart in between the two names. You’ll love having a new piece of decor that’s a symbol of you and your partner’s love for each other.
Price at the time of publish: $36
This beautiful and soft cotton throw blanket (great for the second anniversary!) can be customized to have you and your loved one’s initials, as well as the year of your wedding, right in the middle. You’ll enjoy so many nights together cozied up on the couch in comfort with the help of this lovely and special blanket.
Price at the time of publish: $97+
This cool piece of art features the home states or countries of you and your spouse, as well as customized notes about your relationship journey (such as cities you’ve traveled to together or the date you got engaged). It’s all laser-engraved on leather and placed in a lovely dark brown frame, perfect for display in your home.
Price at the time of publish: $52
These pretty coasters are made from half marble acrylic and half mango wood. Choose from round or hexagon for the shape, two types of marble, and nine font options for engraving your names and the date (or year) of your wedding. Get a sweet reminder of your love for one another every time you have a drink or set one of these coasters out on a table.
Price at the time of publish: $12+
Make a romantic charcuterie board for you and your partner with the help of this personalized cheese board, made from bamboo wood. It features a slide-out drawer that contains several knives, slates, markers, and even a wine opener, all customized with your initials. The board itself will feature your names and wedding date, and it even comes with a cloth bag for easy storage.
Price at the time of publish: $45+
If your spouse loves to golf, pick them up some of these customizable wooden golf tees. The text is small enough so that you can fit your names, wedding date, and/or a message that’s special to you and your partner. Pick from a number of pretty fonts and pack everything up in the included velvet tee bag.
Price at the time of publish: $3+
Home bartenders, take note: this wooden mini bar tool set makes for a great anniversary gift. It comes with a bar mat, cutting board, cocktail shaker, strainer, and so much more, all held in a decorative light box. There’s even a portable bartender kit stand, a glass storage rack, and a picture frame, which can be engraved with your names and wedding info. What more could you want?
Price at the time of publish: $99+
Live by a lake or beach? Hang up or display this cool personalized sign, which features the coordinates of your home (along with an arrow compass) hand-engraved on a piece of driftwood. It’s a fun and romantic way to celebrate your lives together and add some unique, fitting decor to your home.
Price at the time of publish: $65+
Have a blast with your partner working hard to finish a puzzle depicting a photo of the two of you from your wedding day, or any other special time in your lives. You can also personalize it to display a message like “happy anniversary” or anything else of your choice, and choose from cardboard, wood, or acrylic for the backing and two different size options. Happy solving!
Price at the time of publish: $18+
The traditional one-year anniversary gift is paper, so gift your spouse this unique, romantic paper ornament in the shape of a flower ball. It comes with two gold charms that can be personalized to show your initials, wedding date, and a short message, as well as symbols like a heart. Pick from five pretty colors to customize it even further before your holiday celebrations begin.
Price at the time of publish: $49
To celebrate six years of marriage, pick up this pretty iron ring dish holder, which can be engraved with everything from your names to your anniversary date to an inside joke that the two of you share. You can even do a small image, if you prefer! There are 16 lovely fonts to choose from, so you can be sure to get the ideal ring dish for you and your spouse’s tastes.
Price at the time of publish: $45+
Want a sweet way to always remember your first dance at your wedding? Check out this framed “first dance” print, which is designed to depict the lyrics to the song in question alongside a photo of you and your partner dancing on your big day. Choose from 10 classic stain options and nearly a dozen sizes for this beautiful, moving print.
Price at the time of publish: $40+
If your spouse is a big reader, you know you’ll be happy to receive this handcrafted leather bookmark, which can be personalized with your initials and wedding date. Each of these pretty bookmarks features one of several lovely quote options, such as “to many more chapters together” and “you are my happily ever after,” making for a truly romantic reading experience.
Price at the time of publish: $29
Love playing Jenga with your partner? For your next anniversary, opt for this tumbling tower game version, in which you can customize the blocks to display your names, wedding date, and any other info you want included. It’ll all come in a cool custom wooden box engraved with your initials or shared last name, too,
Price at the time of publish: $50+
Make every night with your spouse a party thanks to this personalized beverage tub, which can keep drinks warm for hours on end and is made with a copper finish (ideal for the seventh anniversary). Personalize it with your names or a message of your choice and pick from seven fonts, then get ready to fill the tub up with all the drinks you and your partner could want.
Price at the time of publish: $69+
If cooking together is a frequent activity for you and your partner, gift them this adorable wooden recipe book. You (or they) can fill it with recipes that the two of you have made together in the past, while leaving room for many more dishes to come. Personalize the cover with any message you’d like and pick from six fun designs for the illustrations.
Price at the time of publish: $26+
Never worry about not knowing how to spend another date night with your spouse thanks to this fun set of customizable dice. Each of the three can fit six phrases, such as activities to try, meals to eat, movies to see, and so on. You can also personalize the tag with your names and/or a phrase, and it all comes with a dice tray and bag for simple storage.
Price at the time of publish: $26+
Rather than go with a typical photo frame for your anniversary gift, opt for something more unique like this beautiful handcrafted wood slice display. Just send in a photo of you and your spouse, and the artist will place it on wood, also adding any text you’ve requested to the back of the slice. It can even come with a small, delicate easel for easy display in your home.
Price at the time of publish: $22+
What to Look for in Unique Anniversary Gifts
While anniversaries come with different gift guides based on the number of years together, it’s more important to keep your partner in mind. “When shopping for a partner, make sure you are thinking about what would make them happy,” says Schey. “Many people make the mistake of trying to think of what they would like given to them, but instead really try to hone in on your loved one’s interests and hobbies and things that make them happy.” That said, she adds, it can be fun to give them something that they would never think to buy themselves and that’s a bit more out-of-the-box than their usual fare.
“If it’s a thoughtful and meaningful gift, the price doesn’t always matter,” says Schey. In general, though, she suggests starting in the $50 range and going up based on your lifestyle and what matters to your partner.
“Experience gifts are a great way to go,” says Schey. “Book a whiskey tasting or a canoe tour together and make some memories…personally, I prefer going on trips with my husband versus giving extravagant gifts.”
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