If there’s one thing to know about marriage, it’s this — forget the anniversary and you’ll be spending a year making up for it. You don’t have to break the bank to buy your wife a great gift. In fact, the perfect gift might be a simple option like a special bottle of wine from your wedding, a stylish piece of everyday jewelry, a custom monogram cozy blanket if she’s always cold or even something practical like a pressure cooker or nonstick pans if she loves to cook.
What matters most is that you are celebrating your love for one another. Anniversary gift ideas don’t have to be extravagant, though no one’s saying they can’t be! It does tend to be the thought that counts in these situations. A unique gift from the heart is always going to be the most expensive pendant necklace. Now, that’s not a reason to cross “pendant necklace” off your gift list. Just food for thought.
Plan ahead with these 5 thoughtful and romantic anniversary gifts under $100 that she's sure to love:
Jewelry is ALWAYS appropriate if you are looking for a good gift. I mean, think about it, who doesn’t love to receive something shiny and beautiful? Elegant heart-shaped necklaces, beautiful earrings, adorable bracelets — the list of possibilities is seemingly endless. Some people think that the gift of jewelry is inherently expensive, but you don’t have to go for luxury diamonds and pearls to look like the husband of the year. They will just be happy with a gift that has been personally picked out by you. That’s the perfect keepsake!Shop Our Collection of Everyday Jewelry
Just because you’re already married doesn’t mean rings are off the table! Travel rings are a great option for adventurous couples who don’t want to take their expensive bands. If you aren’t adventurous, that doesn’t mean you can’t gift a new ring! Anniversary rings are a great gift, but mainly reserved for some of the biggest anniversaries. If you need a 10- or 25-year anniversary gift, for example, a new gold, silver or even stainless steel ring can be a beautiful wedding anniversary gift. Not going all in for a new ring? How about a decorative gift box? Ornate wooden jewelry boxes, for example, give her a place to put her ring that not only looks good but keeps her ring safe. You can also store your wedding ring and fancy accessories, like cufflinks in it too!
Self-Care Gift Set
If you’re looking to get some major brownie points, consider gifting your wife a self-care gift set. We’re talking about all the things she loves when she wants to pamper herself: candles, bath bombs, essential oils, wine glasses, chocolate, you name it! The best gifts are ones that will mean the most to your loved one, and you can’t go wrong with a gift all about relaxing and treating herself.
A ‘Where We’ve Been’ Map
Ever considered celebrating your anniversary with the places you’ve been or the experiences you’ve had together? If your idea of a perfect date is exploring the winding streets of an old European town, or scaling a mountain thousands of miles from home, then you need to buy the “Where We’ve Been” Map. Available on Etsy, these maps allow you to record your travels and keep track of what countries you’ve seen, and which ones you have yet to visit. This is one of the most thoughtful gifts you can give to your adventurous wife and it doubles as wall art.Check Out Our Adventure-Ready Travel Rings
Anything in this vein works really well. Whether it’s a world map, map of the national parks or just a map of your state, there’s a custom map out there for you. If you want something a bit more minimalist, look into maps of specific cities that have a special place in your lives to put up as decor. Bonus points if you put them in an artistic picture frame.
Wedding Day Reminder
A great way to celebrate your wedding day is to…celebrate your wedding day! If you’re stumped on how to incorporate the “traditional gift” based on your anniversary year (paper for year one, cotton for two, etc.), handcrafting a tribute to your special day is a great way to do so. For year one (paper), you could frame a photo of the two of you along with one of your invitations. Year five (wood) could be a carved sign for your home or a personalized cutting board. Once you start to think about it creatively, there’s no end to what you can come up with for your loved one!
The most important thing to remember on your anniversary is not the gift, but the gesture. No, a gift card is not a gesture. Hey, it could be a nice bonus gift though!
This woman has chosen to stick with you for the rest of her life, and while you should honor her every day no matter what, make sure that on such a special day you remember the commitment you made to each other and reaffirm it with the greatest gift one human can give to another — love. ❤️