31st Anniversary Gifts That Mark the Occasion in Style

Celebrate your love with a timepiece or other sweet anniversary gift.
Blue terrazzo mantel clock with gold flecks
Alyssa Towns - The Knot Contributor.
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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 Dec 05, 2021
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It's the first wedding anniversary after the big 30-year milestone, and this decade should be just as special as the ones before it. When shopping for a 31st anniversary gift, you might want to take it easy after last year's big celebration or you may still want to go big with a grand gesture. No matter what, we've got your back when it comes to choosing a thoughtful 31st anniversary gift. Whether you're looking for a timepiece (the modern gift theme) or something alternative but still meaningful, there's a gift for you on this list. From watches to jewelry and cookware to smart picture frames to help you (or a couple you love) celebrate 31 incredible years, there is no shortage of ways to mark this occasion.

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What Should You Give as a 31st Anniversary Gift?

There's a lot of flexibility when it comes to the 31st wedding anniversary gift. There isn't a traditional gift theme, gemstone or flower associated with this anniversary. The modern gift theme is a timepiece—a sweet way to celebrate the time you've spent and will continue spending together. The good news: There are plenty of different types of timepieces to choose from if you're planning to shop for a gift that fits this theme. As far as alternative gifts go, something that fits with your partner's favorite hobbies and interests is a great route to go. A personalized gift is sure to speak volumes as well.

Our Favorite 31st Anniversary Gifts

It might seem tough to beat the big 30th wedding anniversary, but don't worry. We rounded up our favorite gifts for couples celebrating their 31st wedding anniversary to make it a special one they won't forget. No matter your budget or style, you'll find a mix of on-theme and alternative gift ideas below, including clever timepieces and clocks.

Zales Ladies' Bulova Crystal Accent Bangle Watch with Black Mother-of-Pearl Dial and Circle Necklace Box Set

Crystal Bulova watch with silver details and stainless steel circle necklace

What's better than a piece of jewelry or watch as a 31st wedding anniversary gift? Try both. This gift set includes a crystal-accented watch with a matching circle necklace in stainless steel. It's a coordinated set that works well together or separately.

Uncommon Goods Garden Gears Outdoor Clock & Thermometer

Wooden outdoor clock and thermometer in gears design

Get creative when it comes to finding a modern 31st anniversary gift with a timepiece they'll never expect. Perfect for the spouse who loves to spend time in the garden, this clock and thermometer are both industrial and chic. Just note you'll have to have a spot to mount it that will keep it protected from rain.

Brooklinen Linen Hardcore Bundle

Brooklinen sheets, pillowcases and duvet set in white

Upgrade your bedroom (and bedtime) with this bundle. The set includes a top and fitted sheet as well as pillowcases and a duvet cover for an experience that's cozy in all seasons: Linen is extremely breathable but still heavy enough for winter. Plus, the material gives your room an effortlessly elegant look.

Our Place Always Pan

Ceramic Always Pan in pink color

You've been cooking up memories and meals together for the last 31 years. It might be time to update some of your favorite kitchen essentials. Rather than a bulky set with pots and pans they'll never use, why not opt for one product that does it all? This is a wedding anniversary gift idea every spouse who loves to cook will be happy to receive.

Personalization Mall Herrington Engraved Silver Pocket Watch

Silver pocket watch with engraved personalized message

Give a lifelong keepsake with this personalized pocket watch that conveys your love. In addition to a heartfelt message on the back, you can include a three-initial monogram on the front. It comes in a gift box ready to be exchanged for your anniversary or other special occasion.

Huckberry Journeyman Card Wallet

Brown leather card wallet

Treat your partner to something they might need but don't always think to replace this anniversary. A minimalist leather wallet from Huckberry is the type of gift they'll be able to use every day, which means they'll be reminded of this special milestone over and over again.

Philips 4300 Fully Automatic Espresso Machine With LatteGo

Phillips espresso machine

In love with a coffee connoisseur? Spoil your loved one with a gift they'll never forget. With this espresso machine, they'll be able to make café-quality drinks from the comfort of your home together. The fully-automated design also takes the guesswork out of the equation: Their favorite drink is just a press of a button away.

The Metal Foundry Unique Wedding Anniversary Sundial Gift for Couples

Metal sundial with gold accents and 'Happy Anniversary' with year

Another unique take on the modern gift of a timepiece, this sundial can include your anniversary year in its inscription. Made from recycled metal, you can also purchase it with a stand for easy display in your yard.

Blue Nile Black Onyx Round Rope Bracelet

Round black onyx stones on silver bracelet

There isn't a gemstone tied to the 31st wedding anniversary, but black onyx never fails. Handcrafted in sterling silver, this gorgeous bracelet is sure to impress. A striking departure from lighter jewels, it will add a sophisticated touch to an evening ensemble.

Kay Jewelers Men's JBW Heist Watch J6380D

Stainless steel watch encrusted with diamonds

If at first blush you think gifting a timepiece sounds boring, let this convince you otherwise. The luxurious Heist watch comes complete with diamonds, a polished stainless steel case and a dimensional dial.

Usual Wines Mixed Pack

Mixed pack of wine bottles containing one pour

You'll need wine glasses to accompany this anniversary gift. Each bottle contains one generous pour of wine, perfect for tasting together. The best part? This wine is natural and contains no added sugar.

Baked by Melissa Latest & Greatest Cupcakes

25 mini cupcake sampler pack

Your love is sweet—and so are these mini cupcakes. Surprise your dessert-loving partner with a treat you can share together as you look back on the last 31 years. These contain all of Baked by Melisa's bestsellers, but you can also opt to pick your own flavors.

BloomsyBox Snowy White Rose

White long-stem rose bouquet

Long-stem roses are never a bad anniversary gift idea. White roses are an unexpected (but still grand) take on the classic bouquet. The flowers ship as buds and will gently bloom and open once you place them in water.

Anthropologie Terrazzo Mantel Clock

Blue terrazzo mantel clock with gold flecks

This clock helps you tell time but also doubles as statement-making home decor. Terrazzo is trending and you can't go wrong with it as a new addition to the mantel, bookshelf or home office. This high-quality piece is made from concrete and metal and will last the next 30 years.

Twinkle in Time Custom Star Map

Custom star map with personalized message, date and location

A personalized, heartfelt gift is always a keepsake worth cherishing forever. If you're looking for something unique and tenderhearted to gift to your S.O., a custom star map will do the trick. Choose a specific date and location to reminisce on, like your wedding or current anniversary year.

Bed Bath & Beyond FirsTime & Co. 72-Inch Shiplap Grandfather Clock in White

White shiplap grandfather clock

This grandfather clock checks the box when it comes to the 31st wedding anniversary gift theme and would look incredible in any living room. It's functional and modern, with generous shelves for displaying pictures and other mementos from your three decades together.

Parachute Classic Turkish Cotton Robe

Turkish cotton robe in white

Treat your spouse to the ultimate gift of relaxation with a new cotton robe. We love that this robe is designed to wear all year thanks to its long-staple Turkish cotton construction. It's a thoughtful and unique gift they can put to use right away, no matter the season.

Click & Grow The Tea Lovers Kit

Smart garden tea kit with peppermint, thyme and apple mint herbs

If sipping on tea is part of your partner's daily lifestyle, they'll love this tea kit that allows them to grow and make their own. And they don't have to have a green thumb to do it: The self-sustaining garden includes lights and water for growing seedlings. Just clip the fresh herbs as needed for a one-of-a-kind homemade brew.

Ooni Koda 12 Gas Powered Pizza Oven

Gas powered pizza oven in black and silver

This one is for pizza lovers. Go all-in on an unforgettable 31st wedding anniversary gift with a gas pizza oven with a surprisingly small footprint. Once preheated, it can bake a 12-inch pie in 60 seconds.

Nixplay 10.1-inch Touch Screen Smart Photo Frame

Black touch screen photo frame

There's no doubt about it—after 31 years together, you've created many wonderful moments and memories. Put them on display and look back at all of the good times with a touch screen smart picture frame. You can store up to 10 gigabytes of photos and even have it play 15-second video clips.

Vanity Planet Senia Hot & Cold Smart Facial Steamer

Facial steamer in white and rose gold

Your partner deserves nothing but the best—especially when it comes to skincare. Treat them to an at-home spa experience with this facial steamer. Not only does it feel great, but it also boasts a number of benefits including skin tightening and improved hydration with regular use.

Uncommon Goods Personalized Map Clock

Standing clock with personalized map face

If you're looking for a personalized timepiece anniversary gift idea, you can't go wrong with this marble map clock. Choose the location of one of your favorite relationship milestones like the place you met, where you wed or your honeymoon for a sweet and sentimental feel.

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