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30th Anniversary Gift Ideas for Your Husband, Wife or Favorite Couple

Celebrate the pearl anniversary with one of these sentimental presents.
30th anniversary gift ideas
The Knot
by The Knot
Updated Jul 09, 2020
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Congrats! You've made it to a milestone 30 years with your spouse (or you know a couple that has). Now it's time to pick out the perfect 30th anniversary gift. Three decades together is a feat that deserves to be celebrated, so we've compiled the best 30-year anniversary gift ideas for him, her and them that you can buy right now. Whether you and your spouse are celebrating together or you want to shower your parents with love for their anniversary, one of these presents will be an extra-thoughtful gesture to mark the date. 

What is the 30th anniversary gift?

Traditional: Pearl

It's tradition to pair each anniversary year with a material or gemstone, and the 30th anniversary is represented by pearl. Pearls symbolize beauty from within. And while pearl jewelry is a timeless gift, you can definitely interpret the theme in more creative ways. We've done the work for you and found a variety of pearl-inspired presents that'll cater to any taste.  

Modern: Diamond

In addition to pearls, modernists have also adopted diamonds to represent the 30th anniversary gift. Like pearls, diamonds can withstand pressure and time—so what better way to represent your marriage than with the most precious gem? While diamond jewelry may be the first thing that comes to mind, diamond-shaped presents are a more unique (and still totally acceptable) twist.

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30th Anniversary Gifts for Him

If you're looking for a classic anniversary gift for your husband that doesn't follow the traditional pearl or diamond theme, we've compiled some alternative 30th anniversary gift ideas for him that he'll love.

Personalized wooden docking station 30th anniversary gift

A wooden docking station is the perfect gift to help your husband keep all his everyday essentials organized and mess-free. Have it engraved with his name for a 30th wedding anniversary idea that's both personal and practical.

Etch Craft personalized docking station, $39, Etsy.com

Stylish green card case 30th anniversary gift

Upgrade his old wallet to this sleek leather card case. It comes in stylish green (which just happens to be the 30th anniversary color), but the best part is the discrete button that pops out his card slots for ultra-easy access.

Ekster Classic Collection Parliament wallet in Juniper Green, $89, Ekster.com

Digital thermometer barbecue fork gift for him

Shopping for a guy who loves to cook? Check out this 30th anniversary gift for your husband to pull out at backyard barbecues and summer soirees. With this nifty digital thermometer, he'll be the king of the grill, always charring food to the perfect temp.

Sharper Image digital BBQ fork, $45, SharperImage.com

Travel tie case 30th anniversary gift for husband

If your S.O. has accumulated an impressive tie collection over the years, consider gifting him a stylish travel case for them. This 30-year anniversary gift for your husband will be his new favorite companion (after you, of course).

The Tie Bar navy travel tie storage case, $35, TheTieBar.com

Heart map personalized 30th anniversary gift

Looking to wow your sweetheart with something sentimental? There are plenty of 30th anniversary gift ideas to choose from, like this personalized heart map. Pay tribute to the places you're from while celebrating the love that brought you together with this 30th wedding anniversary gift for your husband.

Melissa Schwall Map of Our Hearts, $130, UncommonGoods.com

30th Anniversary Gifts for Her

After 30 years together, your wife deserves to be showered with gifts that will make her feel special. Below, we've rounded up the best 30th anniversary gift ideas for her that don't follow the traditional pearl theme.

Coordinate bracelet 30th anniversary gift

What's the 30th anniversary without a little sparkle? You don't have to splash out on diamonds or pearls to gift your wife some gorgeous jewelry. Sway from the traditional and modern 30th anniversary gifts with this intricate coordinates bracelet. Hint: Choose somewhere meaningful like where you met or where you tied the knot.

GIGIMEY dainty custom coordinates bar bracelet, from $43, Etsy.com 

Green leather tote bag 30-year anniversary gift

Upgrade her handbag collection with a sleek leather tote she can take everywhere. She'll love carrying this sturdy (yet stylish) bag day in and day out. To top it all off, this wedding anniversary gift for your wife is in the 30-year anniversary color. 

Strathberry midi calfskin leather convertible tote in Bottle Green, $750, Nordstrom.com

Aromatherapy diffuser 30th anniversary gift

Help her relax more this year with a soothing aromatherapy diffuser. Elegant and thoughtful, your wife will love this 30th anniversary present. 

Objecto W2 aroma diffuser, $70, Verishop.com

Jewelry organizer 30-year anniversary present

A chic, monogrammed jewelry organizer is a must for any woman who wants to keep her prized pieces safely stored during her travels. This 30th anniversary gift is for the wife who loves to accessorize.

The Knot Shop personalized faux leather travel jewelry organizer, $21, TheKnotShop.com

Self-care spa box 30th anniversary gift

Give her the gift of self-care with a personalized spa box. Her next night in will be spent with a nice cup of tea, a bath bomb and a soothing scented candle—what could be better?  

Peace Organics Hello Beautiful luxury spa box, from $39, Etsy.com

30th Anniversary Gifts for Them

If you need the perfect 30th anniversary gift for your parents (or family friends), look no further. They'll be excited to ring in their milestone with these unique finds. 

Last name wall art 30th anniversary gift

Celebrate the family that was established three decades ago with this 30th wedding anniversary gift for the couple that shares a last name. They'll love decorating their home with a sentimental art piece like this personalized family name sign. 

Blair Made last name sign, from $60, Etsy.com

Scratch-off date night idea poster for 30th anniversary

Deciding what to do on date night doesn't get any easier 30 years on. This scratch-off list features 100 options to help spice up their quality time together. This one's a great 30th anniversary gift idea from friends of the couple. Pair it with a magnetic frame so they can add it to their home decor.

Uncommon Goods 100 dates scratch off poster, $15, UncommonGoods.com

Scrapbook photo album 30th anniversary gift for couple

Celebrating 30 years of marriage is huge! Help them toast to the years ahead with a trendy scrapbook photo album filled with interesting prompts and adorable pockets. This lovely keepsake will make a meaningful 30th anniversary gift for parents. (And who knows? Maybe scrapbooking will be their next favorite hobby.) 

Artifact Uprising The Stories We Tell scrapbook album, from $119, ArtifactUprising.com

30th anniversary candle gift idea

Nothing makes a home feel warm and cozy like the scent of a luxurious candle. With fragrances from Coffee Shop to Smoked Cognac, there's something for everyone. Bonus: This budget-friendly 30th anniversary gift works for parents and friends alike.

Chanelle Novosey natural soy wax eco friendly scented candle, $18, Etsy.com

Wooden swivel cheese board 30th anniversary gift

A swivel cheese board is a mouthwatering addition to the kitchen of any couple who loves to entertain (just as much as they like to snack). Who can say no to a delicious charcuterie board? 

Uncommon Goods personalized compact swivel cheese board, $78, UncommonGoods.com

Pearl Anniversary Gifts for Him

If you want to stick to the traditional 30th anniversary gift theme, there are plenty of picks that will please the man in your life. Below, find our top selections for pearl anniversary gifts for your husband.

Black watch with pearl dial 30-year anniversary present

There are lots of ways to honor the 30-year anniversary stone to match your partner's signature style. If he likes watches, he'll appreciate this minimalist timepiece with a mother-of-pearl dial. 

Skagen Hagen slim mesh strap watch, $185, Nordstrom.com 

Mother-of-pearl cuff links 30th anniversary gift

A gorgeous pair of pearl cuff links are the perfect way to incorporate the 30th anniversary gift material. These unique accessories feature mother-of-pearl on one side and onyx on the other, making them a versatile addition to his wardrobe. Pearl gifts for men never looked so good.

Ox and Bull Trading Co. double sided mother of pearl round beveled stud set, $125, Cufflinks.com

True wireless earphones in black pearl 30th anniversary gift

Pearl anniversary gifts don't have to come in the form of fashion accessories. Treat your husband to a tech upgrade with a pair of true wireless earphones. These ones have a stylish black pearl design, paying tribute to the traditional 30-year anniversary theme.    

Master & Dynamic MW07 Plus true wireless earphones in Black Pearl, $299, MasterDynamic.com

Mother-of-pearl pen 30-year anniversary gift

If he's constantly writing memos (or love notes to you), he'll enjoy using this sleek mother-of-pearl pen.

Executive Gift Shoppe luxury mother of pearl pen in engraved box, $94, Etsy.com 

Pearl anniversary sundial gift

Commemorate your pearl wedding anniversary with this unique 30th anniversary gift celebrating "30 wonderful years together." He'll be lost for words when you give him this sentimental, pearly sundial. 

The Metal Foundry unique 30th wedding anniversary pearl sundial gift for him, from $69, Etsy.com

Pearl Anniversary Gifts for Her

If you want to stick to the traditional pearl gift for your 30th anniversary, there are plenty of presents she'll be happy to receive. Below, find the best pearl anniversary gifts for her.

Pearl anniversary ring

Nothing says "I still do" like a 30-year anniversary ring. With both pearl and diamond baubles to choose from, there are plenty of options to suit your wife's unique style. This elegant pearl anniversary ring comes with a yellow, white, rose gold or silver band.  

Rosados Box Mio 6mm pearl cluster ring, from $175, Etsy.com

Elegant pearl anniversary bracelet

A stunning pearl bracelet is a no-fail gift guaranteed to make her fall in love all over again. This dainty piece of jewelry will add a subtle shine to her everyday wardrobe. 

GLDN x Layered and Long pearl bracelet, from $36, Etsy.com

silver mother-of-pearl watch 30th anniversary gift

A chic timepiece is a must for any jewelry lover's collection, and this iridescent mother-of-pearl bracelet certainly fits the bill. 

Olivia Burton Sparkle Blush Sunray bracelet watch 34mm, $190, Nordstrom.com

Pearl stud earrings 30-year anniversary present

Not only are pearl studs a classic take on the traditional 30th anniversary gift idea, they're also a timeless accessory to add to her jewelry box. 

Blue Nile freshwater cultured pearl stud earrings in 9mm, $140, BlueNile.com

Pearl necklace 30th anniversary gift

Make it a 30th wedding anniversary for your wife to remember with this pearl necklace. The romantic chain features a dainty silver heart and gorgeous freshwater pearl, putting a modern spin on the traditional 30th anniversary gift. 

PearlStory NYC heart and pearl lariat necklace, $70, PearlStoryNYC.com

Pearl Anniversary Gifts for Them

If your parents or close friends are preparing to celebrate their 30th anniversary, choose one of these on-theme pearl gifts to commemorate their love.

Pearlescent 30th anniversary plate

This gorgeous pearlescent plate perfectly pays tribute to 30 years of marriage. Personalized with the couple's first or last names, it will make a meaningful 30-year anniversary gift for both parents and friends.

Melissa Choroszewska Ceramics personalized pearl anniversary gift for couple, from $20, Etsy.com 

Bubble tea pearl anniversary gift

Put your own spin on the traditional pearl wedding anniversary gift by swapping out the 30-year anniversary stone with tapioca pearls. This trendy bubble tea set will make their morning brew something to look forward to. Add this one to the list of fun and super-creative pearl anniversary gifts!

Katie and Dustin Watts bubble tea kit, $38, UncommonGoods.com

Mother-of-pearl ring dish 30th anniversary gift

A mother-of-pearl ring dish is the perfect gift to help them keep their wedding jewelry safe while sprucing up their home decor.

Xiss Jewellery round mother of pearl ring dish, from $21, Etsy.com

Seafood tool set 30th anniversary present
Rocky Luten & Ty Mecham

Get as creative as you like while shopping for pearl-themed anniversary gifts. This seafood tool set contains an oyster knife, a clam knife and a shrimp deveiner for the couple that loves shellfish.

Lamson seafood set with walnut handles, $54, Food52.com 

Mother-of-pearl picture frame anniversary present

Fill this mother-of-pearl picture frame with a throwback to their wedding day or something more recent—the choice is yours. This unique 30-year wedding anniversary gift will add the perfect amount of shine to any room in their house. 

Twos Company mother of pearl picture frame, from $100, Tuckernuck.com

Diamond Anniversary Gifts

A modern take on the traditional 30-year anniversary gift is diamond. Below, find a collection of the best diamond anniversary gifts for your other half, your parents or your happily married friends.

Diamond bar necklace 30-year anniversary present

You can never go wrong with a diamond necklace, and it's even more meaningful now that it fits the 30-year anniversary theme. She'll think of you every time she wears this sparkling 30th anniversary symbol around her neck. 

Blue Nile mini diamond bar necklace, $325, BlueNile.com 

Diamond pattern cuff links 30th anniversary gift

These mother-of-pearl diamond-patterned cuff links are a double whammy, incorporating both the traditional and modern 30-year anniversary themes. They'll make a perfect 30th anniversary gift for the guy who has great style.

Ox & Bull Trading Co. white mother of pearl diamond cufflinks, $80, SaksFifthAvenue.com

Diamond mosaic photo gift for 30th anniversary

What better way to honor your parents celebrating 30 years than custom photo art? If you're gifting with siblings, include some of your favourite moments together for a truly special keepsake.   

Fig and Cotton Diamond Mosaic custom photo art, from $29, Minted.com

Diamond stud earrings modern 30th anniversary gift

This simple pair of stud earrings is as timeless as it gets. 

Blue Nile diamond stud earrings, $320, BlueNile.com

Diamond accent money clip 30th anniversary gift for him

Diamonds can be a guy's best friend too. Spoil him with a 30th anniversary gift that sparkles (just like his personality). This monogrammed money clip will keep his bills safely tucked away.

Zales men's engravable diamond accent money clip, $79, Zales.com

Diamond pattern throw blanket

This chic throw makes an excellent 30th wedding anniversary gift for him, her or the couple. Picture cozy nights in under this snug diamond-patterned blanket. 

World Market ivory diamond cotton throw blanket, $40, WorldMarket.com

Elegant 30th anniversary diamond bracelet

Want to splurge after 30 years together? While this piece is an investment, it's something she'll cherish forever.

James Allen 14k white gold diamond tennis bracelet, $2,800, JamesAllen.com

diamond-shaped carafe and glasses gift
Ty Mecham & Julia Gartland

Level up their glassware with this elegant diamond-shaped set, perfect for raising a toast to the 30th anniversary.  

Puik faceted crystal carafe & glasses, $88 for a carafe and two glasses, Food52.com

Raw diamond ring 30th anniversary gift

A diamond gift doesn't have to break the bank. This Etsy find is a stunning piece of jewelry that she can add to her everyday collection. She'll instantly fall in love with this 30-year anniversary ring. 

Ringcrush gold triple raw diamond ring, from $44, Etsy.com

Diamond-shaped hanging terrarium 30th anniversary gift

Their home will look fresh and trendy with the addition of greenery, especially if it's placed in a unique diamond-shaped hanging terrarium. 

Mitienda Shop diamond geometric terrarium made of glass, $38, Etsy.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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