20th Anniversary Gift Ideas Your Spouse (or Favorite Couple) Will Love

Looking for the perfect 20 year anniversary gift for your spouse or favorite couples? These are the best 20th anniversary gift options (and what they represent).
by The Knot

Congrats! You’ve made it to a milestone 20 years with your spouse (or have a loved one who has), and now comes the hard part: picking out that perfect 20 year anniversary gift.

When it comes to anniversary gifts, you might be familiar with the “anniversary materials.” Whether it’s paper for your first anniversary or aluminum for your tenth, every year signifies a new landmark and a new symbol of your love. As for 20 year anniversary gifts? The classic material is china and a modern take is platinum, but you also have free range to get whatever you see fit. Read more about 20 year anniversary gifts, what they symbolize and some serious gift-spiration, below.

What Is the 20 Year Anniversary Gift?

Traditional: China

Traditionally speaking, the material that represents the 20 year anniversary gift is china. It represents the delicate, beautiful and elegant relationship and life you’ve built after 20 years together. And china gifts don’t just mean formal dinner plates (although those work too)—we’ll provide plenty of other 20 year anniversary gift ideas that work outside the dining room.

Modern: Platinum

A more modern option for 20 year anniversary gift ideas is platinum—it’s strong and enduring, just like your 20 year long marriage.


In this article:

  1. 20 Year Anniversary Gift Ideas for Her

    When it comes to picking out a 20 year anniversary gift for your wife, you’re certainly not relegated to china or platinum if that’s not what she’s into. It’s totally okay to think outside the box (and stick to classic gifts you know she’ll love) when looking for the perfect 20 year anniversary gift for her.

  2. Christy Natsumi silver bar necklace

    1. A chic bar necklace with a customizable birthstone selection is the perfect, personalized 20th anniversary gift for your fashion-forward wife. 

    Christy Natsumi silver bar necklace, $248, ChristyNatsumi.com

  3. Archipelago Botanico de Havana gift set

    2. A gift set that she’ll get tons of use out of—this one includes soap, body wash, a candle and more—is a perfect 20th anniversary gift for her. Plus, it smells heavenly. 

    Archipelago Botanico de Havana gift set, $90, ShopArchipelago.com

  4. Accent custom sketch necklace

    3. This brand lets you upload any design, drawing or phrase for them to turn into a custom 3D necklace. Think of all the possibilities. 

    Accent custom sketch necklace, $130, Accent3D.com

  5. Chopard Happy Hearts 18-karat white gold diamond earring

    4. Of course, gorgeous diamond earrings are a pretty solid, safe choice for a 20th anniversary gift. 

    Chopard Happy Hearts 18-karat white gold diamond earrings, $6,660, Net-A-Porter.com


  6. What Goes Around Comes Around Chanel Jumbo 2.55 shoulder ba

    5. You can’t go wrong with a designer bag for your 20th anniversary with your wife. 

    What Goes Around Comes Around Chanel Jumbo 2.55 shoulder bag, $5,550, ShopBop.com

  7. 20 Year Anniversary Gift Ideas for Him

    The same idea goes for picking out a 20 year anniversary gift for your husband—you certainly don’t need to stick to china or platinum gifts if you’re having trouble finding something he’ll like in those materials. Find the best 20 year anniversary gift ideas for him, below.

  8. Diptyque sens eau de toilette - bitter orange and juniper berry

    1. A divine-smelling cologne is the perfect 20th anniversary gift idea for a husband who loves to stay groomed. 

    Diptyque sens eau de toilette - bitter orange and juniper berry, $90 for 50 mL, Bloomingdales.com

  9. Rémy Martin XO, $185 for a 750 mL single bottle

    2. He might have plenty of decanters, but does he have a nice bottle of brandy to pour into them? 

    Rémy Martin XO, $185 for a 750 mL single bottle, AstorWines.com

  10. B&O Beoplay H9i wireless noise-cancelling headphones

    3. Any man will appreciate the perfect pair of noise-cancelling headphones for the gym, office and beyond. 

    B&O Beoplay H9i wireless noise-cancelling headphones, $499, Bloomingdales.com

  11. Chris Crooks personalized family member signpost

    4. You might have a few grown kids after 20 years together—this cheeky sign will tell you how many miles they are from you. Cute, right?

    Chris Crooks personalized family member signpost, $200, UncommonGoods.com

  12. World Market terracotta pizza oven

    5. If your husband is a whiz in the kitchen, get him a stylish terracotta pizza oven you both can enjoy. 

    World Market terracotta pizza oven, $130, WorldMarket.com

  13. 20 Year Anniversary Gift Ideas for Them

    Know a couple whose 20 year anniversary is approaching? We have the perfect 20 year anniversary gift ideas for them. Below, check out some options to get for a couple who’s celebrating soon.

  14. reLovedSigns 20 Years Married sign

    1. Not only is this sign heartfelt and sentimental, but it’ll look stylish in anyone’s home. 

    reLovedSigns 20 Years Married sign, $90, Etsy.com

  15. 2. A 20-year aged wine is the perfect 20 year anniversary gift for your favorite couple. 

    Lamborghini 1998 Campoleone Rosso, $115, Sokolin.com

  16.  Michael Kalish The Art of Finding Love vase

    3. This ultra-sleek and ultra-sweet vase is a 20th anniversary gift any couple would love to put flowers in. 

    Michael Kalish The Art of Finding Love vase, $400, UncommonGoods.com

  17. Williams Sonoma Two in the Kitchen cookbook

    4. Know a couple who loves to get their hands dirty in the kitchen together? Get them a couples cookbook for their 20th anniversary. 

    Williams Sonoma Two in the Kitchen cookbook, $35, Williams-Sonoma.com

  18. Anthropologie open market throw blanket

    5. No home can have too many cozy throw blankets, so this one from Anthropologie is a pretty safe choice for the 20th anniversary. 

    Anthropologie open market throw blanket, $148, Anthropologie.com

  19. China Anniversary Gifts for Her

    If you’re interested in sticking to the traditional material—china—for a 20 year anniversary gift for her, you have plenty of options (pendant necklace, anyone?). Below, check out the best china 20 year anniversary gifts, below.

  20. MariaLasarga white pendant broken china necklace

    1. A stunning pendant necklace is the perfect, on-theme anniversary gift for the fashion-loving wife. 

    MariaLasarga white pendant broken china necklace, $125, Etsy.com

  21. Royal Albert 100 Years 3-piece tea set

    2. If your wife loves tea (or just collects antiques), this gorgeous tea set is a must. 

    Royal Albert 100 Years 3-piece tea set, $238, US.Amara.com

  22. DinnerWearJewelry antique broken china jewelry pendant

    3. Another china pendant—because you really can’t go wrong with jewelry for your 20th anniversary gift. 

    DinnerWearJewelry antique broken china jewelry pendant, $76, Etsy.com

  23. Versace butterfly garden dinner plate

    4. A designer china dinner plate is an on-theme 20th anniversary gift she’ll love. 

    Versace butterfly garden dinner plate, $138, NeimanMarcus.com

  24. Ashlee Meadows Deco porcelain necklace

    5. This necklace is ultra-modern, unique and ideal for a wife with an eclectic style. 

    Ashlee Meadows Deco porcelain necklace, $98, UncommonGoods.com

  25. China Anniversary Gifts for Him

    Surprisingly, there are lots of china anniversary gift ideas for him. Below, check out the best china 20 year anniversary gift ideas for him.

  26. Aedes-Ars Great Wall of China model kit

    1. Have a husband who loves to build things? For a creative china angle, get him a model kit that’ll keep him busy for weeks (that’s a good thing, right?). 

    Aedes-Ars Great Wall of China model kit, $90, Amazon.com

  27. China Private Tour

    2. Go all out (and stay on theme) by booking a private, romantic tour to China for just the two of you for your 20th anniversary. 

    China Private Tour, ChinaTours.com

  28. BelugaHomeStudio Shanghai map cufflinks

    3. These cuff links have a map of Shanghai on them—they’re stylish but subtle enough to wear to the office. 

    BelugaHomeStudio Shanghai map cufflinks, $40, Etsy.com

  29. Top Notch Gift Shop Monet bone china mugs

    4. If your husband loves art, a set of china mugs rendered in Monet paintings is a 20th anniversary gift he’ll love waking up with every morning. 

    Top Notch Gift Shop Monet bone china mugs, $50, TopNotchGiftShop.com

  30. TheMosaicButterfly broken china state mosaic

    5. Choose his home state with his favorite team colors for this made-to-order broken china mosaic. 

    TheMosaicButterfly broken china state mosaic, $75, Etsy.com

  31. China Anniversary Gifts for Them

    If you have a close friend or family members whose 20 year anniversary is coming up, give them a classic, on-theme china gift to commemorate their love. Below, find our favorite china 20 year anniversary gifts for them, below.

  32. ChicAntiqueStudio hand-painted vintage happy anniversary plate

    1. Your parents or loved ones will appreciate a sweet china gift for their 20th anniversary together. 

    ChicAntiqueStudio hand-painted vintage happy anniversary plate, $16, Etsy.com

  33.  China Baroque door knob sugar bowl

    2. A sweet china bowl with a cheeky door knob lid? Any couple is sure to love this one. 

    China Baroque door knob sugar bowl, $25, ChinaBaroque.com

  34. Glomarts Buddha head ceramic aromatherapy essential oil burner

    3. Essential oils are in right now—and this ceramic Buddha head would make a great decorative piece in any couple’s home. 

    Glomarts Buddha head ceramic aromatherapy essential oil burner, $15, Amazon.com

  35. ChineseTeaTherapy Chinese Yixing teapot

    4. This Yixing teapot is charming and decorative, and also promises to “help people calm down.” Who wouldn’t want that for their 20th anniversary gift? 

    ChineseTeaTherapy Chinese Yixing teapot, $45, Etsy.com

  36. Kristin Robran porcelain lily ring holder

    5. There’s a chance they’ve lost their rings at least once over the last 20 years together—make sure it never happens again with this chic ring holder. 

    Kristin Robran porcelain lily ring holder, $42, UncommonGoods.com

  37. Platinum Anniversary Gifts

    Like we previously mentioned, a modern take on the 20 year anniversary gift is platinum. Below, find our favorite platinum items to either gift to your loved one or your favorite couple for a 20 year anniversary.

  38. Brilliant Earth luxe antique eternity diamond ring stack

    1. This wouldn’t be a platinum roundup without a gorgeous diamond ring—this one will stack perfectly with her existing ones. 

    Brilliant Earth luxe antique eternity diamond ring stack, $3,750, BrilliantEarth.com

  39. ShekhtWoman Rome ring for women

    2. If your wife loves to travel, this Rome ring is the perfect 20th anniversary gift for her. 

    ShekhtWoman Rome ring for women, $99, Etsy.com

  40. Brian Gavin Signature men’s flat brushed band

    3. Of course, your husband might be needing a new wedding band after all these years—this platinum one is sure to last for the next 20 years and beyond. 

    Brian Gavin Signature men’s flat brushed band, $2,195, BrianGavinDiamonds.com

  41. Tiffany Embrace band ring

    4. You can’t go wrong with this Tiffany ring for a 20th wedding anniversary gift for her. 

    Tiffany Embrace band ring, $10025, Tiffany.com

  42. David Yurman small box chain necklace

    5. This necklace is refined, chic and will go with anything she wears—she’s sure to love it. 

    David Yurman small box chain necklace, $395, Bloomingdales.com

  43. Zazzle platinum 20th wedding anniversary binder

    6. You undoubtedly have endless memories after 20 years together, so how about you (attempt to) compile them into a binder?

    Zazzle platinum 20th wedding anniversary binder, $26, Zazzle.com

  44. Rolex Submariner watch

    7. If your husband’s a watch aficionado, you can’t do much better than this for a 20th anniversary gift. 

    Rolex Submariner watch, $7,950, BananaRepublic.com

  45. Uncommon Goods Intersection of Love photo print

    8. This photo print is adorable and customizable to represent when exactly your paths crossed—and you can personalize it with platinum to represent 20 years together. 

    Uncommon Goods Intersection of Love photo print, $175, UncommonGoods.com

  46. i Wedding Band platinum wedding band

    9. This wedding band is an extra-sleek and special 20th anniversary gift for the guy who loves to keep it simple. 

    i Wedding Band platinum wedding band, $806, iWeddingBand.com

  47. Angara pear-shaped garnet solitaire pendant

    10. A gorgeous garnet pendant with a platinum chain? It doesn’t get much better than that. 

    Angara pear-shaped garnet solitaire pendant, $1,039, Angara.com

    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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