18 Year Anniversary Gifts Your Spouse (or Favorite Couple) Will Love

Whether you need an 18th anniversary gift for your spouse or a couple near and dear to you, we’ve got creative, cool ideas to celebrate long-term love.
by Christina Vercelletto
18th anniversary gifts

It’s an accomplishment to make it to one’s 18th wedding anniversary. Whether you’re celebrating your own 18th anniversary or it’s a couple you love marking this milestone, you’re likely sizing up anniversary gifts. Anniversary gifts can be tricky to buy, though. If you’re shopping for your own spouse, you, of course, want to choose something that’s personal, special and reflects your life together. If it’s another couple you’re checking out anniversary gifts for, it’s almost even more difficult. You need to keep two people, likely with different tastes and personalities, in mind. You can start narrowing the field of options by considering the most popular types of 18th wedding anniversary gifts.

What Is the 18-Year Anniversary Gift?

Each wedding anniversary is assigned a traditional gift, as well as a more “modern” alternative. That can make shopping easier... or, depending on what those are, not so much.

The traditional and modern 18th wedding anniversary gift is porcelain. The 18th wedding anniversary is one of the few where the traditional and modern gift suggestions are widely regarded to be the same. But don’t worry; you still have plenty of options, whether a lovely porcelain keepsake, piece of jewelry or an item of décor that'll be used and admired for many years to come. And, of course, there's no law that says you can’t just go with your gut when buying an 18th anniversary gift and pass over porcelain altogether. Either way, check out these fresh and fun suggestions below. 

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18 Year Anniversary Gift Ideas for Her

Selecting a meaningful 18th anniversary gift that'll wow your wife is not the easiest task, but we’re here to help. From a sumptuous-yet-comfy robe to a chic accessory she’ll use every day, we’ve got you covered.

  1. White silk robe

    We’re impressed with the details of this drapey, washable silk robe, from the elasticized cuffs that won’t get wet when she’s washing her face (huge, trust us) to the way the exterior tie is sewn down so it doesn’t slip off.

    Lunya washable silk robe, $248, Lunya.co

  2. Mini diamond gold necklace

    No luck coming up with something that'll make her happy but won’t completely throw your budget off? Your luck is about to change. A diamond necklace is the safest bet we can think of. This delicate piece comes in white or yellow gold.

    ByChari mini diamond solitaire, $270, ByChari.com

  3. Skinesque gift set

    Pampering her is never a bad idea, so consider presenting her with a gift-boxed, uber-luxe skincare set. It includes Enzyme Washing Powder, five Brightening+Charcoal Masks and five Aqua+Super Fine Masks.

    Skinesque gift set, $79, Skinesque.com

  4. Gold earrings and necklaces

    Chanel. David Yurman. Gucci. You always wished you could shower her with designer jewels, right? Now you actually can. This unique membership lets her borrow any bedazzler that strikes her fancy. But don’t worry: as part of the membership, she gets credit toward buying that dream piece she just can’t bear to return.

    Switch designer jewelry club, $29+/month, JoinSwitch.com

  5. Floral pouch

    This sweet clutch checks all the boxes: adorable (the playful pattern); useful (the zip closure, top-quality leather and interior pocket); and sentimental (the foil-debossed monogram).

    Caitlin Wilson pouch, $89, MarkandGraham.com

    18 Year Anniversary Gift Ideas for Him

    You’ve stuck by each other for nearly two decades now—through ups, downs and middle ground. Now that you’re shopping for an 18th anniversary gift for your best guy, you’ll want to pick the perfect present for his personality. Start here, with these clever, incredibly handy and luxurious finds.

  6. Chop chop wood cutting board

    Say it with wood—sustainably harvested hard maple wood, to be exact. A guy who likes to be in the kitchen will enjoy using this personalized, butcher block-style cutting board. Each letter is hand-cut in Baltimore.

    Words With Boards large cutting board, $140, WordsWithBoards.com

  7. New York Times hardbound custom anniversary book

    If he’s the sentimental type, check out this incredible idea. (He’s a history buff too? Your search is officially over.) This keepsake book includes every New York Times front page from your wedding day to your 18th anniversary. This hardbound volume can be personalized in gold lettering.

    New York Times custom anniversary book, $100, UncommonGoods.com

  8. Black leather wallet

    A cool upgrade to an everyday essential, this slim leather wallet packs plenty inside it: a double billfold compartment, six card pockets, two slip pockets and an ID slot. Bonus: The Tumi ID Lock protects data encoded on most IDs and cards.

    Tumi Chambers global double billfold wallet, $125, Bloomingdales.com

  9. Navy tie gift box

    Gift your dapper dude this accessory overhaul in a box. Among the goodies are woven silk pocket squares and ties, cotton socks, classic tie bars, a set of collar stays and a digital style guide.

    The Tie Bar the essentials box, $165, TheTieBar.com

  10. Shaving skin care kit

    Daily Face Wash, Super Close Shave Formula, Facial Scrub, After Shave Balm and a dopp kit make up this men’s grooming kit—a major improvement over those rust-tinged cans and bars of soap in the shower.

    Baxter of California shaver’s skin care kit, $60, ClubMonaco.com

    18 Year Anniversary Gift Ideas for Them

    Those friends who’ve been with you every step of the way, who’ve laughed, cried, helped...but especially laughed...with you too many days to count deserve an awesome 18th anniversary gift. The hunt can begin (and end) right here, with our picks for presents that will impress.

  11. Soy wax votive candles set

    February Fog. April Gingham. July Roadster. Give up? Those are the names of three soy wax votive candles in this unique set. Each of the 12 scents hit on a different seasonal note reminiscent of Cape Cod. Hand-poured in the United States, these make a great gift for a duo who loves the beach.

    Elyse Maguire A Year on the Cape candle set, $120, ElyseMaguire.com

  12. Diamond geometric cutout picture frame

    This frame will set off that cute photo of them on your phone beautifully. Geometric cutouts on white make this an eye-catching piece that will go with any decor. Best of all, buying one supports the women who craft these in India.

    Matr Boomie diamond frame, $38, TheLittleMarket.com

  13. The Voting Game box set

    If they think staying in is the new going out, then this fun game is a must-have. You can play it with them the next time you’re together or invite a few other couples to join in, as up to 10 people can play. It’s basically a test of how well you know each other, with questions such as, “Who would lose an election because of something they did in high school?”; “Who would survive the longest in a zombie apocalypse?”; “Who dances like nobody is watching when everybody is watching?”

    Player Ten The Voting Game, $25, Amazon.com

  14. Single-serving organic cakes

    Married life is sweet when they’re whipping up single-serving organic cakes. Everything they need for a romantic dessert will be delivered monthly. The options—like lemon with poppy seeds or royal red velvet with slivered almonds—are heavenly.

    Healthyish Foods couples plan, $40/month, HealthyishFoods.com

  15. Copper-dipped champagne saucers

    Bring on the bubbly! Toast their 18th wedding anniversary with these lovely copper-dipped champagne saucers. This set of four allows two couples to share in the festivities.

    ModCloth champagne glass set, $32, ModCloth.com

    Porcelain Anniversary Gifts for Her

    We’re betting your main squeeze will get giddy over these 18th anniversary gifts. Whether she’s into pretty little trinkets, sleek baubles or fun home stuff, we’ve got something here she’ll love. And mostly because you picked it out, of course.

  16. Porcelain lily ring holder

    This diminutive dish, handcrafted in Wisconsin, will brighten up her dresser while being a convenient home for the rings and earrings you’ve bought her over the years.

    Kristin Robran ring holder, $42, UncommonGoods.com

  17. Red poppy candle

    This candle is a stunner, thanks to translucent biscuit porcelain bearing a textured motif patterned after Portuguese architecture. It lets through a soft glow when the candle is lit. It comes in six scents, but for this occasion, we suggest “Favorito,” red poppy.

    Claus Porto deco candle, $75, ClausPorto.com

  18. Folk pad printed bowls

    The edgy, vibrant patterns of these glazed Pad Printed Bowls will make your breakfast routine a little more interesting. And here you thought it was going to be impossible to find a fun, cool gift made of porcelain.

    West Elm Folk Pad Printed Bowls, $8 each, WestElm.com

  19. White porcelain earrings with gold hardware

    All understated, modern elegance, these white porcelain earrings are bezel set in 14k gold-filled hardware, including the posts, just in case she has sensitive ears.

    Porcelain and Stone Heritage studs, $90, PorcelainandStone.com

  20. Champagne-scented candle inside porcelain bird cage with 24k accents

    Remind her that she lights up your life with a pink champagne-scented candle inside a Limoges porcelain bird cage with 24k accents. When the candle’s burned out, she still has a lovely trinket holder.

    L’Objet bird cage, $135, Bloomingdales.com

    Porcelain Anniversary Gifts for Him

    We’ve rounded up a selection of guy gifts that can’t fail. Whether he’s the classy traditional type, a sentimental sweetie or the life of the party, you’ll find just the right present to mark your 18th wedding anniversary.

  21. Porcelain shaving bowl

    Your old-fashioned guy can whip up a lather with this shaving bowl. Porcelain retains heat, so his froth will stay warm as he shave, while the raised center helps the shaving cream whip up. Who knew?

    Muhle shaving bowl, $22, TheModernMan.co.uk

  22. Detox/Retox coaster set

    To everything there is a season, as they say. Detox/Retox coasters of high-fired porcelain with 24k detailing will be an often-used conversation starter on his bar.

    Jonathan Adler coaster set, $78, Amazon.com

  23. White horse catchall

    For your one of a kind husband with a discerning sense of style, choose a gift with the same qualities. They only have one of this vintage Hermès tray, waiting to hold his coins, keys, wallet and more. Snatch it up while you can.

    Hermès white horse catchall, $650, BananaRepublic.Gap.com

  24.  White porcelain coffee mugs

    Was he your high school sweetheart? Then these creamy porcelain coffee cups, handmade in Ohio with a faux-bois pattern personalized to you two, will feel just right.

    Gina DeSantis personalized mug set, $72, UncommonGoods.com

    Porcelain Anniversary Gifts for Them

    Show that couple you spend so much time with how important they are to you. After all, they don’t celebrate an 18th wedding anniversary every day. These perfectly traditional porcelain anniversary gifts will be used and loved from this day forward.

  25. Porcelain condiment servers with wide rims

    Presentation is everything. Even mayo, ketchup and mustard will look upscale at their annual barbecue in these pristine porcelain servers with wide rims.

    Fitz and Floyd condiment set, $30, BedBathandBeyond.com

  26. Colorful serving bowls

    We love the pastel hues of these dual-purpose prep and serving bowls. Made individually by hand, no two are exactly the same—just like your favorite couple.

    Bo Jia nesting bowls, $335/five, UncommonGoods.com

  27. Porcelain anniversary ornament

    Snowflake? Star? This porcelain ornament could pass for both. Either way, it’s ideal 18th anniversary gift. The design is printed on both sides.

    3dRose ornament, $21, Amazon.com

  28. White quiche dish

    Here’s an 18th anniversary gift that’s ideal for a couple who loves to entertain. This elegant quiche (and tart) dish can go from oven to table to freezer to microwave. This is also a beautiful gift at a great price.

    Sur La Table quiche dish, $15, SurLaTable.com

  29. Blue and white vase

    Appeal to their taste with this exquisite vase. It’s decorated with an authentic blue and white "Chinese export porcelain" design, then finished with an ice crackle glaze.

    World Menagerie Trumpet Tung Chi vase, $73, Wayair.com

  30. Porcelain chicken casserole dish

    Get ready for a dinner invite after you gift your friends this casserole dish. Traditionally used in French kitchens for cooking and serving a whole trussed chicken, it can also be put into service for any baked dish. The underside is left unglazed for the best heat absorption.

    Alpico chicken casserole dish, $220, Williams-Sonoma.com

  31. Green toile tea pot

    They’ll be busting out the finger sandwiches for any excuse to serve a proper afternoon tea. The green toile design makes this five-cup pot look oh-so elegant.

    English Tea Store green toile porcelain teapot, $31, EnglishTeaStore.com

  32. White porcelain serving tray

    This platter is the type of gift that'll be used continuously for years. The size, shape and cut-out handles make it so versatile. They’ll use it to carry the Thanksgiving bird to the table, offer eggnog at their holiday soiree, present cupcakes at a birthday party and anything and everything in between.

    Aaron Probyn serving tray, $40, CrateandBarrel.com

  33. Bar trinket dish set

    That pair whose home always winds up being party central? We can’t think of anything better for them than this striking set of dishes for their bar nuts or mini-pretzels.

    Waiting on Martha Home dish set, $35, ShopWaitingonMartha.com

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

  34. Traditional & Modern Anniversary Gifts By Year

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