25 Sentimental Gifts Perfect for Your 28th Wedding Anniversary

Shop on-theme and alternative gift ideas they'll love.
Resin orchid paperweight in glass ball
Alyssa Towns - The Knot Contributor.
Alyssa Towns
Alyssa Towns - The Knot Contributor.
Alyssa Towns
The Knot Contributor
  • Alyssa is a freelance writer with specializations in productivity, personal growth, wellness, and wedding content.
  • In addition to writing for The Knot Worldwide, Alyssa has written for various publications including Insider, The Everygirl, Babes Who Hustle and GenTwenty.
  • Alyssa has a degree in psychology and lives in Colorado.
Updated Nov 18, 2021
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Twenty-eight years together already? We'll raise a glass to that. This anniversary puts you another year closer to your milestone 30th wedding anniversary—but in the meantime, you (deservedly) get to celebrate 28 incredible years of marriage. To help you get things started, we've rounded up tons of our favorite 28th anniversary gift ideas just for you. Whether you're looking for something that coordinates with the orchid theme or an alternative gift (because you don't have to shop the theme for this anniversary unless you want to), we've got you covered no matter your budget or style.

In this article:

What Should You Give as a 28th Anniversary Gift?

Unlike some other anniversaries, the 28th wedding anniversary doesn't have a traditional gift associated with it. However, the orchid has become a popular modern gift theme. There's no official gemstone for the 28th year either, but stones such as amethyst and orchid tourmaline are a purple hue similar to the color of orchids and can be substituted in if you're looking for a themed gemstone.

You can also consider the orchid theme as you plan for your special anniversary. Opt for an orchid plant, amethyst stone jewelry or something purple that your partner will love and cherish forever. That being said, you aren't required to shop for an on-theme gift—you know your loved one best, so choose a gift that they will treasure.

Our Favorite 28th Anniversary Gifts

Twenty-eight years is worth celebrating with something special. Not sure where to get started when it comes to finding the perfect gift? With a mix of on-theme (orchid) and alternative gift ideas, we'll help you find the perfect fit for your spouse or loved one.

Amethyst Amber Candles Crystal Geode Amethyst Candle

Candle made out of open amethyst geode

Stick to the modern gift theme and gift your loved one a beautiful amethyst geode candle for your anniversary. The best part? This candle can serve as a beautiful piece of home decor even when not lit.

Uncommon Goods Revitalizing Skincare Tools Set

Light purple skincare tools set including face roller, depuffer and silicone applicator

If you aren't sure what to give your spouse for your anniversary, consider splurging on something they want but won't generally buy for themselves. This ultimate skincare trio is a nice gift and one of the rollers even has amethyst crystals inside (so it's on-theme, too!)

Zales Cushion-Cut Amethyst Ring in Sterling Silver

Cushion cut amethyst stone and smaller stones on silver band

Go above and beyond this anniversary and give your partner a new ring to commemorate your love story. This amethyst stone is set in sterling silver for a beautiful way to honor and celebrate so many incredible years together.

Dauphinette Orchid Paperweight

Resin orchid paperweight in glass ball

Here's a gift suggestion you likely haven't thought of: an orchid paperweight. In this stunning resin dome paperweight, a beautiful orchid is suspended in view. It would look nice on a nightstand, a desk or displayed on a shelf as a way to remind you of your 28th marriage anniversary.

By Violeta Shop Orchid Blanket

Fleece blanket with orchid design

This 28th-wedding anniversary gift is as cozy as it is useful. Made from soft sherpa fleece, the oversized throw is covered with vibrant orchid illustrations for a cozy pop of color on your couch or bed. Bonus: You and your love can cuddle up underneath it and celebrate your anniversary from the comfort of your home.

Ox and Bull Trading Co. Purple Checker Square Cuff links

Silver cufflinks with purple checker design

If you're heading out on a fancy date to celebrate your anniversary, gift your spouse something special to wear, like these luxe cuff links. These purple checker beauties will add a touch of pizzazz to any look—and remind you both of this special wedding anniversary celebration for years to come.

Lyndy Anns Orchid Art Glass Vase

Abstract orchid glass vase

We can't stop swooning over this elegant orchid glass vase. The artist recommends placing the vase near a window so it can capture and radiate sunlight, and we recommend filling it with your partner's favorite blooms ahead of gifting for an extra thoughtful touch.

The Bouqs Co. Three Wishes

Trio of mini orchids

Let them know how much you love them with a mini orchid delivery. This plant trio is eco-friendly, one-of-a-kind and said to bring good wishes and luck. (Although it's clear your relationship doesn't need any luck after 28 years of marriage.)

Uncommon Goods Personalized Wine & Cheese Carousel

Wooden wine glass and cheese carousel

The best celebrations include a wine toast (and cheese) and this server can do both. Treat your forever happy hour date to a sweet and sentimental celebration with this gift, then store it away for future events you host for loved ones.

Custom Family Gift Personalized Milestones Map

Personalized map and cities wall art

Twenty-eight years together means a whole lot of memories to look back on. Commemorate your favorite moments together with a personalized map of your most memorable locations, like the spot where you took your honeymoon or your first hometown. Your partner will be touched by this truly thoughtful gift.

Anna New York Vida Whiskey Stones

Box of quartz cubes for whiskey

Ideal for whiskey connoisseurs, these smoky quartz cubes would make the perfect gift. They're classy, chic and will keep your drinks cool—plus they might be something your spouse hasn't thought to purchase for themselves.

Lilikoi Design Orchid Tourmaline and Sterling Silver Bracelet

Silver bracelet with orchid and tourmaline beads

Fact: Jewelry is always a great gift idea. What better way to celebrate 28 years together than with a statement bracelet complete with orchid tourmaline? This pretty piece is sure to become a wardrobe staple in no time.

Things Remembered Anniversary Double-Opening Frame and Clock

Rectangle clock in center with personalized photos on either side and 'Our Anniversary' at top

Celebrate your everlasting love with this magical clock hugged by two framed photos. This custom gift is the perfect way to say "I love you" and celebrate some of your favorite memories together. You can even engrave the bottom plate with an anniversary message for an extra special touch.

Nomatic Backpack

Slim black backpacks

Perfect for the spouse who is always on the go, this everyday backpack marries style and function into one streamlined design. It's sleek, comfortable and is a must-have for your next vacation together.

Dancing Canary 28th Anniversary Personalized Mug

White mug with 'Drink coffee together since 1993' with coffee mug graphic in black

Perfect for coffee or tea lovers, this customizable anniversary mug is a fun way to enliven your morning routine together. Add your names and anniversary year to this set for a simple yet meaningful gift.

The Sill Watercolor Purple Orchid

Orchid plant

You can't go wrong with an orchid for the orchid anniversary. Perfect for the partner with a skilled green thumb, this purple orchid would make for a stunning anniversary present and would look great in any room in your home.

LAKE Pajamas Men's Poplin Pajama Set in Navy Stripe

Navy and white striped long sleeve and pants pajama set

Your spouse will want to cozy up in these irresistible pajamas every night before bed. Who said 28th anniversary gifts can't be practical and comfortable? Bonus points if you snag yourself a pair to match.

Wallflower Art Company Yellow Orchid Flower Botanical Print

Framed upside down orchid plant wall art

Do something different and unique, and say "Happy 28th Anniversary" with a beautiful framed orchid print for your home or office. What makes these prints extra special is that they're vintage bookplates, so they have an old-school aesthetic with an artistic and modern vibe.

Hotel Collection Hourglass Diffuser

Glass hourglass diffuser with black band around center

Create an at-home spa experience for your partner with this modern and sleek hourglass diffuser from Hotel Collection. It's filled with the brand's most popular fragrance ("My Way," which boasts notes of leather, cardamom, sandalwood, musk and amber) to start, but can be reused with the fragrance oil of your choice for years to come.

Art Team Canvas White Orchid Wall Art

3 panel orchid painting on white background

If a live orchid isn't your style, opt for this eye-catching orchid canvas print for your 28-year wedding anniversary gift. The light, airy colors of the print will liven up any space and bring your love for one another to life every time you catch a glimpse.

Uncommon Goods Custom Map Heart Necklace

Gold heart necklace with date engraved, map heart necklace with silver chain

Warning: This sweet and sentimental gift may cause happy tears. If you're looking for a thoughtful gift for your anniversary, move this custom map necklace to the top of your list. Opt to showcase your wedding location, honeymoon destination or any other spot important to your love story.

Paper Anniversary Love Personalized Leather Tray Set

Pair of red leather square trays with personalized names and date in center

Need somewhere to store those beloved wedding rings or your favorite watches and jewelry? Splurge on a pair of these personalized leather trays (you can add your names and wedding dates!) to organize your dresser in style.

Uncommon Goods Handwritten Message Money Clip

Silver money clip engraved with personalized message in handwriting

Handwritten notes—especially those that will last forever—are a super sweet way to celebrate your love after so many years. Personalize this money clip with your favorite way to tell your person you love them or an anniversary message. We guarantee they'll cherish your priceless handwritten words forever.

Mr. and Mrs. AZ Personalized Relationship White Wine Glass - Long Stem Wine Glasses for Couples

Stemmed wine glass with names and wedding date in minimalist white type

Twenty-eight years together is certainly worthy of a celebratory toast. Complete your party with a pair of custom wine glasses, complete with your names and wedding or anniversary date. Your wine will taste even better in these—at least we think so.

TW Aromatics and Co Sea Salt and Orchid Hand Poured Soy Candle

Soy candle in sea salt and orchid scent

Create an unforgettable aromatic experience when you include one of these soy candles in your anniversary gift. The Sea Salt and Orchid scent is floral and crisp—and a subtle way to stick to the anniversary theme.

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