These 42nd Wedding Anniversary Gifts Are Perfect For Your Partner or Favorite Couple

Here's how to go above and beyond in celebration of 42 years of marriage.
Candle with label reading 'Let's toast'
Ellen O'Brien
by Ellen O'Brien
Updated Dec 15, 2021
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Celebrating any wedding anniversary is a big deal, no matter how many years you have under your belts. While you may be a couple that prefers to mark the occasion with fun experiences (did someone say a trip to the tropics?), it's also fun to receive (and give!) a thoughtful gift to represent your love story.

However, shopping for a thoughtful anniversary gift that doesn't break the bank isn't always easy—which is why we're here to help. Instead of spending hours scrolling through your favorite sites for a 42nd anniversary gift, check out our handy list below. We've done the research for you, sourcing the best anniversary gifts to celebrate 42 years together.

Shopping for an anniversary gift is a little different than searching for a birthday or Valentine's Day gift, but that doesn't mean it has to be difficult. We love being creative and out-of-the-box with our gift-giving, but we also appreciate a classic, traditional presents. Regardless of which direction you decide to go in, we're here to help you find the perfect present for your person (or favorite couple).

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What Should You Give as a 42nd Anniversary Gift?

If you decide to lean into the gifting traditions surrounding the 42-year wedding anniversary, consider shopping in accordance with the anniversary's signature gemstone or modern gift. While there's no traditional gift chosen specifically for 42nd anniversaries, the gemstone and modern gift themes offer up plenty of inspiration.

The gemstone to celebrate 42 years of marriage is jasper, a stunning stone that comes in unexpected brick red or copper shades, while the modern gift theme is "home." While these are both great jumping off points, you're not obligated to follow these guidelines in your anniversary gifting.

When thinking about what type of gift to give your partner in celebration of 42 incredible years of marriage, think about their specific preferences. If they love jewelry or accessories, consider giving them a gift that incorporates jasper. However, if they're more interested in decor items or loungewear, lean into that. We're confident you'll be able to find a perfect gift.

Our Favorite 42nd Anniversary Gifts

Since the modern theme of the 42-year anniversary is home, we love the idea of giving a fun decor element or something cozy. Searching for something for the foodie or game aficionado in your life? We've got that covered too—along with quintessential anniversary gifts, like jewelry and sentimental selects.

The Citizenry Mercado Storage Baskets

Handwoven set of baskets

Give the gift of beautiful organization with these stunning handwoven baskets from The Citizenry. Made from locally-sourced palm leaves, these baskets add a fun decor element to any room, while also serving as functional storage for extra throws, shoes and beyond.

Cozy Earth The Plush Lounge Sock

Plush socks in three colors

These aren't your typical pair of socks. In fact, these Cozy Earth lounge socks are luxurious and well-made, giving anyone's lazy Sunday game a much-needed upgraded. Suddenly, getting socks as a present just became the best thing ever.

Homesick Let's Toast Candle

Candle with label reading 'Let's toast'

Nothing says home like a few glowing (and delicious-smelling) candles. Opt for this bubbly scent from Homesick, which appropriately smells like champagne grapes with other fresh notes like grapefruit and apple. The best part? There are prompts on the back you can fill out to personalize your gift to the occasion.

Parachute Classic Turkish Cotton Towels

Set of Turkish cotton towels in white

Upgrade your loved one's basic bath towels with this Turkish cotton set from Parachute. Loomed in Turkey, these towels make a fantastic anniversary gift idea—especially one that they'll use on a daily basis.

One Kings Lane Foosball Set, Silver

Foosball tabletop game

For the ultimate soccer fan—or foosball pro—in your life, consider giving them this tabletop game. It will double as a piece of home decor and a fun date night activity for a bit of friendly competition.

Sydney Evan 14-karat Rose Gold, Enamel, Jasper and Diamond Necklace

Beaded necklace with jasper gemstone

Looking to splurge this anniversary? Look no further than this stunning necklace, which incorporates the traditional gemstone of the 42nd wedding anniversary—jasper—as well as gold, enamel and diamond elements.

L.L. Bean My Hometown Map Puzzle II

Puzzle of map of hometown

Pay tribute to a special spot throughout your relationship journey with this personalized map puzzle from L.L. Bean. It can be centered on any destination, so you can highlight the place where you met, your first home together or even where you swapped vows. Plus, you'll spend lots of time assembling it together—it's 400 pieces, so it will definitely give you a challenge!

Lululemon x Saje The Recovery Kit

Self care kit with oil roll on, bath salts, etc.

If your partner could use a little reminder to relax, consider giving them the gift of some self-care. This kit from fitness powerhouse Lululemon and wellness company Saje includes an essential oil roll-on, bath salts, body butter and a massager.

Regnas Red Jasper Medium Oval Swivel Cuff Links

Oval red jasper cuff links in gold setting

Your dapper gentlemen will love suiting up with these sleek jasper cuff links at his wrist. Surprise him ahead of a date night or anniversary party with these high-quality heirloom-worthy pieces and wait for his jaw to drop.

Storyworth Personalized Book

Hardcover photo book with personalized photo on front

Make sure you cement the details of your love story for generations to come with this thoughtful gift from Storyworth. Each week, your partner will be sent a story prompt, which encourages them to share details of their life and your relationship you may not even remember. At the end of the year, the stories shared will be compiled into a book you can both treasure forever.

Snowe x Afloral Classic Beauty

Curved vase with bouquet of white anemones

Nothing says "Happy Anniversary" like a fresh bouquet of flowers, and this gorgeous bouquet is sure to wow. The included stems are a mix of dried and faux, so this bundle will last longer than fresh-cut flowers would (and looks just as beautiful). Team this gift with a special vase or gift card to a flower arranging class for an extra-special touch.

The Caker Lemon Strawberry Poppy Seed Cake Kit

Lemon poppyseed strawberry cake kit

Trying to think of a present for a sweets lover? This clever cake kit will allow them to make the cake of their dreams, with bright flavors like poppy seeds and strawberries. An activity and luxurious dessert wrapped into one—it doesn't get better than that.

Paravel Cabana See-All Bundle

Canvas zipped cases stripes and personalized monogram

Avid travelers will love these zippered canvas cases from luxury luggage company Paravel. Instead of having to throw all of their skincare, makeup and shaving products into a flimsy bag, they can use these zippered cases, which boast chic faux-leather detailing, stylish monogramming and cleave plastic details made of recycled water bottles.

Cozy Earth Bamboo Blanket

Bamboo blanket in white

Give the gift of temperature-regulating coziness (trust us, there's nothing better) with this plush blanket. Made from airy bamboo fabric, this blanket will upgrade anyone's current bedding, making it an excellent wedding anniversary gift. Plus, what better incentive to cuddle up for a lazy Sunday morning?

Terrain Gold Rim Glass Flutes

Set of 2 champagne flutes with gold rims

Toast to 42 years of marriage with a bottle of bubbly and these stylish glass flutes. With a gilded rim on top, they're a stunning and celebratory gift for such a special occasion.

Portmeiron Large Sophie Conran Roasting Dish

Roasting dish in white

Treat your favorite chef to an elevated cooking experience with this stunning ribbed roasing dish from Portmeirion. After all, one of the 42nd year anniversary gift themes is "home" and nothing says that quite like a cozy, homecooked meal.

Celeste Design Co The Best days of Our Lives Sign

Print with personalized dates and 'the best days of our lives' in black script

Pay homage to the important days in your history together with this charming and rustic sign. It's totally customizable to any dates you choose—whether that's the day you said "I do," the day you met, your children's birth dates or even the day you closed on your forever home. The sweetness—we can't.

Snowe Whiskey Set

Whiskey glass set

Made of bespoke Italian glass, this whiskey glass set (which also includes a gorgeous decanter) will impress any liquor lover. Want to go the extra mile? Pair the set with a vintage bottle of spirits from the year you were married.

Just Married Cookbook by Caroline Chambers

'Just Married' cookbook

While you haven't just gotten married (though it may feel like it!) this cookbook geared toward loved-up duos who enjoy spending time in the kitchen together. From yummy Sunday brunch ideas (like banana oat pancakes) to date night dinners for two (like crispy chicken thighs with shallots and nectarines) there are plenty of plates in this book that are sure to please.

Just Breathe Zen Red Jasper Necklace

Necklace with red jasper stone on gold chain

The gemstone gift of the 42nd wedding anniversary, this red jasper necklace is a great traditional gift option for those looking to stay on-theme. This necklace is also beautiful—and is infused with positive intentions.

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