Find the Best 11-Year Anniversary Gift for Him, Her or Them

Need a gift for your spouse or the happy couple of 11 years? We have modern, traditional, romantic and fun gift ideas they'll absolutely love.
by Maggie Seaver
11-Year Anniversary Gifts for Him, Her and Them

So, you need 11th anniversary gift ideas for your wife, husband or the couple—where to begin? While an 11-year anniversary doesn’t always get as much hype as last year’s big 10th anniversary, there’s no reason to skimp on something special. Besides, the 11th and 10th anniversary years share a favorite modern anniversary gift (hint: it sparkles).

What Is the 11-Year Anniversary Gift?

If you’re celebrating 11 years of marriage and want to stick to a symbolic gift, you should be on the lookout for either steel anniversary gifts (the traditional material) or diamond anniversary gifts (if you’re going the modern route). Steel represents strength and durability, and diamonds (as you may know from looking for engagement rings) are a symbol of power, strength, love, purity, light and eternity. Not too shabby as anniversary gifts, right? Get creative with steel, diamond or other 11-year anniversary gift ideas. Here are some great options below.

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11-Year Anniversary Gift Ideas for Her

Maybe you gave her diamonds last year, or perhaps you’re looking for something unexpected for your wife. Whatever your reasons, you’re not obligated to stick to steel or diamond anniversary gifts. Here are some other unique and romantic gift ideas she’ll love just as much.

  1. 11-Year Anniversary Gift Ideas for Her​

    If diamonds are a girl’s best friend, then chocolate is her sidekick. You can never go wrong with a decadent box of gourmet chocolates in her favorite flavors. Bonus points if you have it delivered to her midday for a sweet surprise.

    Ghirardelli chocolate greetings gift basket, $55,

  2. 11-Year Anniversary Gift Ideas for Her

    If you’re wife’s a makeup lover, we’ll go out on a limb to say she can never have too many shades of lipstick. Gift her a beautiful set of lipsticks for all seasons and styles, from everyday neutrals to rich date-night hues.

    Face Atelier lipstick in Kona, $24,

  3. 11-Year Anniversary Gift Ideas for Her

    These earrings are the perfect gift for any woman who loves to stand out from the crowd with a great accessory. They’re fun and modern, but still delicate and romantic.

    Mignonne Gavigan mini Delaney earrings, $225,

  4. 11-Year Anniversary Gift Ideas for Her

    You could keep telling your wife to stop lugging a giant purse around—or you could gift her a chic backpack that marries fashion and function while taking the strain off her back and freeing up her hands.

    Neely & Chloe The Backpack Suede, $298,

  5. 11-Year Anniversary Gift Ideas for Her​

    Is your wife in need of a new hair styling tool? Give her the gift of good hair days for years to come. This top-notch straightener has both straightening and curling capabilities she’ll obsess over.

    Hershesons Titanium ionic professional straightener, $138,

    11-Year Anniversary Gift Ideas for Him

    When it comes to anniversary gifts for your husband, what do you get a guy who seemingly has it all? Simply put, it’s all in the details. Gift him something he’d never think to get himself. He won’t know what he ever did without these awesome gifts.

  6. 11-Year Anniversary Gift Ideas for Him

    If you’re husband loves to workout, elevate his wellness kick with a slim fitness tracker he can wear all day, everyday. (And while you’re at it, why not get one for yourself?)

    Fitbit Flex 2, $60,

  7. 11-Year Anniversary Gift Ideas for Him

    Give your husband an elegant silver tie bar for your 11th anniversary. It’s the perfect way to say “I love you” while you help pull his look together with the ultimate finishing touch. Get it monogrammed for extra personalization.

    Thom Browne silver classic long tie bar, $425,

  8. 11-Year Anniversary Gift Ideas for Him

    A comfortable and streamlined pair of Allbird runners is an awesome gift for your husband. No need for him to wear down his workout sneakers or scuff up his leather work shoes strolling the streets. These pack perfectly in a weekend bag and look sleek enough to wear to brunch.

    Allbirds men’s wool runners, $95

  9. 11-Year Anniversary Gift Ideas for Him

    His hands are freezing, but he never buys himself gloves—that’s where this warm, handsome wool pair comes it. Bonus: Your husband doesn’t need to take them off to use his smartphone.

    J. Crew wool smartphone gloves, $50,

  10. 11-Year Anniversary Gift Ideas for Him

    4. No one can pass up a solid pair of sunnies—especially if they’re this good looking. Think how handsome he’ll be while protecting his eyes (a true win-win gift).

    Ray-Ban Clubmaster Classic sunglasses, $153,

    11-Year Anniversary Gift Ideas for Them

    Here are five thoughtful gifts to give any couple celebrating an 11-year anniversary. From shippable edible treats to customized homey touches, there’s something in here for every style and budget.

  11. 11-Year Anniversary Gift Ideas for Them

    A customized pillow embroidered with a city they love is meaningful and eye catching. Throw one or two of these soft pieces on the living couch and you’ve got yourself a completed living room with a personal touch.

    Uncommon Goods hand-embroidered city pillows, $184,

  12. 11-Year Anniversary Gift Ideas for Them

    When was the last time the couple upgraded their stock of champagne flutes? After 11 years of marriage, there’s a lot to toast to, so help raise a glass in style with a set of elegant flutes like these.

    Waterford Elegance champagne classic flute pair, $70,

  13. 11-Year Anniversary Gift Ideas for Them

    The couple will love a new set of customized couples stationery. Be creative with your style choice (there are so many to choose from) then give it a personalized stamp with their shared monogram or, for something a little less formal, their first names.

    Paper Source Green Garland stationery, $127 for a set of 50,

  14. 11-Year Anniversary Gift Ideas for Them

    Dinner on you? Don’t mind if they do. Your friends will love this gift card to their favorite local restaurant and cherish the chance to enjoy a romantic date night.

    OpenTable gift card, from $20,

  15. 11-Year Anniversary Gift Ideas for Them

    We all scream for ice cream—and your friends might just scream with happiness when their shipment of Graeter’s flavors finally comes in the mail, thanks to your genius anniversary gift idea.

    Graeter’s Build Your Own Pint Pack (pack of six ice cream pints), $80,

    Steel Anniversary Gifts for Her

    Strong and steady, your wife is your right hand, your best friend and your better half. Take a look at these steel anniversary gifts that prove an unexpected material can make for a beautiful present.

  16. steel anniversary gift ideas stainless steel electric kettle

    How cool is this sleek electric kettle? It’s the perfect kitchen addition to free up the stove and make your favorite hot drinks in a snap.

    Russell Hobbs glass and stainless steel electric kettle, $100,

  17. steel anniversary gift ideas bracelet

    If you’ve never thought to give a 3D-printed anniversary gift to your wife, this might change your mind. She’ll never believe this stunning, delicate bangle came from a 3D printer.

    Shapeways 3D printed orchid bangle in polished gold steel, $35,

  18. Steel Anniversary Gifts for Her locket necklace

    Whether it’s your favorite wedding photo, a snap of her parents or portrait of your kids, fill this special steel locket with a cherished image.

    Monica Rich Kosann large statement locket, $665,

  19. steel anniversary gift ideas stainless steal water bottle

    This isn't just any water bottle. Not only are these stainless steel bottles well-made, stylish and durable, but they keep cold beverages cold and hot beverages hot for up to 24 hours.

    S’well Sparkling Champagne stainless steel water bottle, from $35,

  20. creative steel anniversary gift ideas for her

    Get creative with your interpretation of steel gift ideas. A stylish and cozy sweater in steel-gray cashmere should definitely do the trick.

    Vince double layer crew sweater, $285,

    Steel Anniversary Gifts for Him

    See five great steel anniversary gift ideas you’ll want to steal for your husband.

  21. steel anniversary gift ideas for him razor set

    If your groom could use a good grooming, look to Harry’s. He’ll never turn back to his old razor after experiencing this swanky shaving kit.

    Harry’s Winston Set, $25,

  22. steel anniversary gift ideas for him swiss army knife

    It may look small, but a good, stainless steel Swiss Army nice packs a punch—all in his pocket. We have a feeling you’ll be borrowing it frequently (or wanting one yourself).

    Swiss Knife Shop Swiss Army Tinker, $22,

  23. steel anniversary gift idea for him steel cufflinks

    3D-printed gifts work for him too. A pair of cufflinks is always a great gift idea for your husband, and these matte black steel bow tie cufflinks are probably the cutest pair we’ve ever seen.

    Shapeways 3D-printed bow tie cufflinks in matte black steel, $50,

  24. stainless steel watch anniversary gift idea for him

    A handsome, stainless steel watch will be a much appreciated gift he’ll want to wear everywhere.

    Fossil The Commuter three-hand date stainless steel watch, $115,

  25. steel anniversary gift ideas picture frame

    Whatever your husband needs to hang on the wall, he’ll love framing it in this industrial-chic frame the works in any room. It’s subtle and stylish with a little edge.

    Framebridge Bolton frame, from $59,

    Steel Anniversary Gifts for Them

    Stainless steel is definitely the way to go when it comes to 11th anniversary gifts for the couple. Refresh their worn out registry picks (it’s been 11 years!) or think outside the box with these creative steel gift ideas.

  26. creative steel anniversary gift ideas for them

    Have a pair of whiskey drinkers on your hands? These stainless steel “ice” cubes will chill their favorite tumbler of booze without melting and watering it down. Genius, right?

    Kollea stainless steel reusable ice cubes, tray and tongs, $12,

  27. steel anniversary gift ideas stand mixer

    An electric stand mixer can do it all, from whipping egg whites to stirring cookie batter, so it should definitely be a VIP appliance in any couple’s kitchen.

    Kitchenaid Artisan Series metallic chrome stand mixer, $190,

  28. steel anniversary gift ideas skis

    If the couple loves to hit the slopes, surprise them with the generous gift of new skis or snowboards. They’ll be shredding powder like it’s nobody’s business thanks to you.

    Rossignol Soul 7 HD skis, $600,

  29. steel anniversary gift ideas horse shoe lawn game set

    You can never go wrong with a fun lawn game like horseshoes. It’s a fun party activity during spring and summer (and you’ll get a kick out of it too when you visit).

    Franklin Sports recreational horseshoe set, $22,

  30. steel anniversary gift ideas slow cooker

    Another countertop staple is a large slow cooker. The couple can throw in their favorite ingredients in the morning and indulge in a delicious meal by evening. And since this slow cooker can feed a crowd, this is an especially fabulous pick for a couple with kids.

    All-Clad 5-quart slow cooker, $250,

    Diamond Anniversary Gifts

    It’s no wonder this flawless gemstone has been a lasting symbol of love for husbands and wives. And whether you’re splurging on a beautiful diamond piece or simply want to allude to 11th anniversary gifting traditions, we have something on this list for you.

  31. diamond anniversary gift ideas

    Along with an amazing piece of Swiss Diamond nonstick cookware, you’ll be giving the gift of easy pan cleaning and effortless flipping for years to come.

    Swiss Diamond XD nonstick double burner griddle, $230,

  32. diamond anniversary gift ideas earrings

    Offer something as lovely as the woman in your life, like these floral alternative diamond studs with just enough sparkle.

    Diamond Nexus Primrose stud earrings, $382,

  33. creative diamond anniversary gift ideas

    Your friends will love a set of these colorful woven placemats with a pretty diamond motif. It’s the perfect, eclectic splash of personality their tabletop.

    World Market gray diamond Amari placemats, $30 for set of 4,

  34. creative diamond anniversary gift ideas

    For your special someone with an insatiable sweet tooth, these pretty and edible diamond-shaped chocolates will definitely hit the spot.

    Diamond Chocolates giant solid chocolate diamond, $23,

  35. diamond anniversary gift ideas cufflinks

    Who says diamonds are just for girls? Gentlemen, frost yourselves. Cufflinks with a twinkle to them will be a guaranteed hit with your husband.

    Tiffany & Co. diamond bar cufflinks, $7,500,

  36. creative diamond anniversary gift ideas

    Give your wife something to store her other diamond anniversary gifts in. This gem-inspired jewelry box will add a glamorous touch to her dresser top.

    Urban Outfitters diamond glass display box, $30,

  37. creative diamond anniversary gift ideas cocktail shaker

    Every couple needs a good cocktail shaker. This one boasts a pretty geometric pattern on the glass for a modern, slightly edgy addition to their arsenal of barware.

    Tiffany & Co. Diamond Point cocktail shaker, $575,

  38. diamond anniversary gift ideas tennis bracelet

    Ahh, the classic diamond tennis bracelet. We’d be remiss to leave one of these beauties off our list of 11th anniversary gifts. Update an iconic piece with a rose gold setting that feels both timeless and current.

    Forevermark Setting tennis bracelet in rose gold,

  39. creative diamond anniversary gift ideas wine glasses

    Who needs real diamonds when you can sip wine from a diamond-shaped glass? These glasses made for being the center of attention (and think how nicely they’ll pair with the Diamond Point cocktail shaker).

    Houzz diamond glasses, $33 for set of 2,

  40. diamond anniversary gift ideas black and white diamond ring

    Black diamonds are gorgeous and unexpected, making this black and white diamond pavé stacking band the perfect addition to your wife’s left ring finger lineup.

    Lizzie Mandler Othello ring, $1,250,

  41. For more of the best anniversary gift ideas for all the major milestones, check out our comprehensive guide to anniversary gifts by year. 

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