10 Anniversary Gifts Your Wife Will Love

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This anniversary, remind your wife how much you love her with something that goes above and beyond your ordinary gift.

Check out our list of gift ideas and read our tips on how you can make them extra special.


FUTURE Travel PLANS

 
 

Lily Bloom 3-Piece Luggage Set

Luggage is one of those things that always comes in handy, especially if you want to travel more. Your wife will appreciate this Lily Bloom luggage set not only because it is practical but also because it is stylish (on that note—it also comes in two other colors) and there is no need to worry about them getting mixed up at the baggage claim.

MAKE IT EXTRA SPECIAL

If you are celebrating a big anniversary, don’t stop at the luggage. Plan a surprise weekend getaway where she’ll get to use it. Choose a destination, book a hotel, and set up some fun experiences. If travel planning isn’t your thing, let us help you out. Check out our travel section and use one of our step-by-step itineraries, like this ski weekend in Crested Butte, CO. We have suggestions for any level of budget.

A Lifetime of Adventure

 
 

Ultimate Journeys for Two by Mike and Anne Howard

On the topic of travel, your wife will get all sorts of wanderlusty over National Geographic’s Ultimate Journeys for Two. The book caters to couples who are looking to add new adventures of all sorts to their bucket lists. From scuba diving through a sunken WWII ship to dining on a private sampan while a canoe choir serenades you, this book gives you ideas for experiences you haven’t even imagined. It would be a perfect conversation starter about dream destinations and experiences.

MAKE IT EXTRA SPECIAL

If you want to up your game in a major way, give your wife one more crucial bit of information: she gets to go on one of these adventures. After that spikes her interest, flip through the book together and talk about what kind of adventures you both would like. Then look at a timeline (when could you go?), logistics (how could you make it happen to go?) and a budget (where could you afford to go?) and put it on the calendar. This would be perfect for a big anniversary that you can save up for in advance.

The World At Her Fingertips

 
 

Amazon Fire HD 10” Tablet with Alexa Hands-Free

We got your attention with the last two, but an anniversary gift doesn’t have to be quite so lavish. How about something special but also practical? Amazon’s Fire HD 10” Tablet has a lot going for it. It is not nearly as expensive as an iPad but functions just as well. It’s great for reading ebooks, displaying recipes, watching videos, listening to music, and Alexa can even answer questions for you.

MAKE IT EXTRA SPECIAL

While a tablet doesn’t seem especially sentimental, there are still ways you can make it thoughtful. Start by downloading some apps you think your wife would appreciate. Does she do crosswords? Download a crossword app. Has she always wanted to learn Italian? Download a language-learning app. If she reads, set her up to get ebooks through her library. If she cooks, set her up to get recipes. Then sit down with her when you give it to her and show her all the ways you have thought about her.

A Good Night’s Sleep

 
 

Cushy Form Knee Pillow for Side-Sleepers

Sometimes the most romantic gifts don’t seem romantic on the outside at all. Exhibit A is this Cushy Form knee pillow for side sleepers. Sleep is harder to come by as women get older, between kids, menopause and physical ailments. Help your wife get a good night’s sleep and she will be thanking you for it for years to come.

MAKE IT EXTRA SPECIAL

Partner this pillow with a nice candle, some bath bombs, and a gift certificate for a massage at a spa to create a relaxation kit she will jump for joy about.

A Year of Memories

 
 

A Year With You Keepsake Journal

This keepsake journal isn’t just a book: it’s a couple of minutes per day that you intentionally spend with your wife for the next year. Inside there are 365 sentences that you both complete every day until your next anniversary. From “Love to me is…” to “My achilles heel is…” there are a wide range of topics that lead to deeper (or sillier) discussions. On your next anniversary, go over your answers together and congratulate yourself on your dedication throughout the year.

MAKE IT EXTRA SPECIAL

There is no doubt that your wife will appreciate you investing into your relationship. Remember back when you first started dating? How did you sweep her off her feet? What did you do to make her feel special? Along with the A Year with You journal, plan at least one date per month (better yet, per week) for the next year. Need ideas? Check out our archive of date ideas, many of which can be done from home at little cost. Then sign up for our newsletter to stay up-to-date on what’s new.

(Read more… 10 Ways to Change Up Dinner and a Movie)

Instant Dinner

 
 

6-Quart Instant Pot

The Instant Pot is this year’s must-have appliance. Why? Because it can do so much. It basically is a combination pressure cooker, slow cooker, rice cooker, steamer, and sauteér. Plus it makes yogurt (your dream come true, right?). You and your wife will be able to make meals faster and more efficient, which will leave more time for each other.

MAKE IT EXTRA SPECIAL

Step up your game with some accessories that will make your Instant Pot even more useful and an epic cookbook that tells you how to use it. Then, here’s the clincher, learn how to use it and cook your wife her favorite meal. Throw a tablecloth on the table, light some candles, pop a sparkling beverage, and make it a night of romance she is sure to remember.

Promise of Adventure

 
 

Kitchen Supreme Picnic Backpack for Four

Speaking of romance, what could possibly be more romantic than a picnic? This picnic backpack (the best invention you never knew existed) makes a secluded evening of romance easy. It includes anything you could possibly need and still leaves room for the food. Pair it with a picnic cookbook like Ashley English’s A Year of Picnics and you will be on your way to outdoor dining bliss.

MAKE IT EXTRA SPECIAL

This one is going to seem obvious but, along with the picnic backpack, actually bring your wife on a picnic. Flip to the page in your cookbook on how to have a romantic picnic. Buy the ingredients, prepare the dishes, then set out on your adventure together.

A Little Bit of Magic

 
 

Teabloom Flowering Tea Gift Set

If your wife has never seen blooming tea, prepare to blow her mind. What is this magic? Basically, the flowers and herbs that would ordinarily be ground up and put into a tea bag are instead dehydrated and wrapped in a little ball. When you add them to a clear tea pot like the one above and add hot water, you can watch as the ball unfurls and rehydrates into a beautiful blossom. Then you get to drink the tea, which you can buy in a variety of flavors with different blooms. This gift is sure to light up your wife’s face over and over again.

MAKE IT EXTRA SPECIAL

On your anniversary, make your wife breakfast in bed. Serve the tea with her favorite breakfast dish.

Printed Memories

 
 

Kodak Printomatic Instant Camera

Remember the days of disposable cameras when you had to wait to see how photos turned out? Nowadays we hardly ever print out photos and we definitely don’t have any pictures that aren’t exactly the way we want them. But thanks to the Kodak Printomatic, your wife can add some spontaneity back into making photographic memories. Like the Polaroids of old, this camera takes photos and instantly prints them—however they turn out. But thanks to modern technology, the photos are much better quality and don’t even use ink. And with the sticky-backed photo paper, you can stick them right into a memory book.

MAKE IT EXTRA SPECIAL

Go on a photo scavenger hunt for your anniversary! Get out of the house and take photos all over town, then stick them into a photo book commemorating your anniversary celebrations. Need ideas for what to take photos of? Take the list from our photo scavenger hunt date night kit.

A Larger-Than-Life Card

 
 

Hallmark Pop Up Display Card

It’s a big day, so why not get a big card? These pop-up cards are particularly impressive because they are three-dimensional yet fit into a normal envelope. When your wife removes takes out the card, it pops open and is beautiful from all sides. You can even put it on display around the house to remember your anniversary.

MAKE IT EXTRA SPECIAL

A card like this is the perfect companion to a bouquet of flowers and an experience gift. The options are endless: tickets to the theatre, a concert, an amusement park, or a ski resort; a gift certificate to a spa, an escape room, local hot springs, or a fancy restaurant. You know what your wife likes to do—treat her to the perfect day.

(Read more… How to Make Concert Tickets the Perfect Date Night)


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