These 43-Year Anniversary Gifts Are Perfect for Your Partner Or a Couple You Love

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Venus et Fleur bundle with two small roses and candle
Ellen O'Brien - The Knot Contributor.
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Ellen O'Brien
Ellen O'Brien - The Knot Contributor.
Ellen O'Brien
The Knot Contributor
  • Ellen is a contributor for The Knot, where she covers everything from honeymoons to wedding showers.
  • Formerly a fellow at Washingtonian magazine, Ellen has experience covering local weddings in the DC area.
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Updated Dec 19, 2021
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Finding the perfect 43rd wedding anniversary gift can be more challenging than it seems. After all, how do you sum up over four decades of marriage into a singular gift? Impossible. While you may not be able to achieve that tall order, you can still score a thoughtful and sentimental present your partner (or a couple you love!) will treasure for years to come.

To help you along the way, we've rounded up tons of gift options (each geared toward different personalities and interests) that we're confident will send your partner's heart soaring. With tons of ways to celebrate 43 incredible years of marriage, the only thing left to do is choose a gift you think best suits your love—then get on with celebrating!

In this article:

What Should You Give as a 43rd Anniversary Gift?

If you're hoping to stay within the traditional guidelines for a 43rd wedding anniversary gift, there are several routes you could go. While there is no traditional gift for the 43rd wedding anniversary, the official gemstone is the opal, while the modern gift theme is travel. While you may not be able to gift a luxurious getaway, there are plenty of other fun travel-themed gifts you can snag instead. More interested in heading in a different direction? Totally fine. We've also included some nontraditional, unique—and even unconventional gifts—on this list.

When thinking about what to get the person (or the couple) on your list, think about what they need, love and use frequently. By framing your gift-giving in this way, you're sure to find a gift they'll actually find useful—and one they'll treasure forever.

Our Favorite 43rd Anniversary Gifts

Whether you're shopping for a partner who loves to travel, considers themselves a homebody or is somewhere in-between, we've included relevant and creative gifts on our list for them. Not sticking with the travel theme? Well, we've got the kitchen upgrades, thoughtful accessories and sweet splurges they'll love instead. Translation: You'll definitely find what you're looking for below.

Sur La Table French Dinner Party Gift Set

French dinner party package with herbs, cheese, cheese knvies

While you may not be able to give them a trip to Paris, you can bring Paris to them for your wedding anniversary with this thoughtful gift set. It includes Francophile must-haves like Laguiole cheese knives, a wood serving board and herbes de Provence.

Brooklinen Luxe Hardcore Sheet Bundle

Cotton sheet set, pillowcases and duvet cover

Create an idyllic sleeping space for them with these luxurious 480-thread count sheets from Brooklinen. Available in a variety of colors and patterns, they're so comfortable, you'll feel like you're on a perma-vacation.

Troubadour Embark Compact Duffel

Black duffel bag with leather details

Lean into the modern theme of the 43-year anniversary with this overnight duffel bag. Thanks to the waterproof exterior and faux leather details, it's a sophisticated take on the basic duffel and perfect for any weekend getaways you have coming up.

Uncommon Goods Love is in the Air Custom Portrait

Print of couple holding hands and holding onto red heart balloons

Pay homage to 43 incredible years of marriage with this custom portrait. You'll select the physical attributes that best suit each of you and the artist will complete the scene with charming heart-shaped balloons.

Venus et Fleur The Classic Bundle

Venus et Fleur bundle with two small roses and candle

Unsure of whether to go with flowers or a candle for a wedding anniversary gift? Well, why not give both? This bundle comes with two small eternity roses (read: natural roses that are preserved to last at least a year), as well as a lovely candle in your choice of tuberose, white rose or rose oud.

W&P Cocktail Syrup 3-Pack Set

Craft cocktail syrup set for Moscow mule, margarita and old fashioned

Shopping for a cocktail connoisseur? Consider gifting them these deluxe custom cocktail syrups that will help them whip up a top-shelf sip. Pair it with a virtual cocktail-making class for an added touch and a gift *so* much better than an anniversary card.

Snowe Terry Classic Bathrobe

Terry bathrobe in white

Maybe it's just us, but one of the best parts of traveling (and staying in a hotel) are the robes. Turn any home into a five-star hotel room with this plush bathrobe. They'll feel immediately transported the second they tie it on.

Langley Metal Works Your Name Metal Hanging Garden Sign

Round hanging garden metal sign with personalized name and year

Shopping for the gardener in your life? Give them a stunning way to personalize their patch with this custom tin sign. Isn't there anything more symbolic of 43 years of love than a blooming plant? We don't think so.

Gorjana Diamond and Opal Teardrop Studs

Opal teardrop stone and three diamonds in gold setting

As the traditional gemstone for a 43rd wedding anniversary, you can't go wrong with milky, iridescent opal. These diamond and opal teardrop studs are a beautiful yet delicate iteration on the gem, and a gorgeous way to deck out your partner in honor of your anniversary celebration.

Smythson Panama Bijou Photo Album

Leather cover photo album

Give the gift of memories made permanent with this stunning photo album. Made of luxurious calf leather (and available in chic shades like cream, ink black, blue or sandstone), this photo album is a great way to recount all your favorite memories over the past 43 years of marriage. Plus, this album can be personalized with the foil lettering (or motif) of your choice.

Nespresso Vertuo Next Deluxe Coffee And Espresso Maker By Breville

Nespresso Vertuo maker and milk frother

Nothing says "Happy Anniversary" to the coffee lover in your life like a delicious cup of joe. Look no further than this Nespresso beauty, which will take their barista game up a notch thanks to an intuitive operating system and pro-quality brewing methods. Who knows—they may be so appreciative, they may just make your coffee each morning.

Bellroy Tech Kit Compact

Compact tech carrying case

If you're shopping for a tech-obsessed partner or loved one, give them the gift of instant organization with this compact carrying case. It boasts pockets and straps meant for everything from charging bricks and cords to USB drives portable wifi.

Carmel and Terrell Swan National Parks Hand Embroidered Pillows

National park themed embroidered pillows

Whether your hiking buddy has always dreamed of visiting a national park (or already has one that they love), these beautiful embroidered pillows are a great anniversary gift idea. They'll feel inspired to head outdoors (once they're done finding the perfect spot for their new pillow, that is).

Eat What You Watch by Andrew Rea

'Eat What You Watch' cookbook

If you're searching for a gift for a foodie who loves movies, combine their two interests with this film-themed cookbook. They'll have endless fun recreating recipes from their favorite films (think: the pastrami sandwich from When Harry Met Sally and "Pasta with prison gravy and meatballs" from Goodfellas)—simply pair the dish with the movie of its inspiration and you have the perfect date night.

Amazon Scratch the World Travel Map

Scratch the World map poster

If travel is central to your identity as a couple—and you're celebrating the travel-themed 43-year anniversary—it only makes sense to opt for an anniversary gift idea that nods to your wanderlust. This graphic map is the ideal way to track all the spots you've set foot in together. Each country on the map can be scratched off using a coin (like you would a lotto ticket) for a very visual reminder of all the cool things you've done together.

The Tartan Blanket Co. Recycled Wool Blanket

Gray and white tartan wool blanket

If the idea of a perfect evening sounds like sipping wine cozied up together on the couch, then this is the blanket for you. Made from recycled wool, it's warm, cozy and the perfect wedding anniversary gift idea for your favorite snuggle buddy. Bonus: It can be personalized at checkout for an added touch.

Nude Glass Layers Medium Opal White Vase

Crystal vase in opal iridescent shade

For a slight twist on the opal anniversary gift theme, check out this sleek opalescent vase. Between the modern exterior and the graphic shape, it's a great way to upgrade even grocery store blooms into a work of art.

Mouth Happy Everything!

Food and drink gift box with sugar cookies, margarita mixer, etc.

This gift box comes with everything a sweet lover would love—from caramels and hazelnut spread to a grapefruit cocktail mixer. If you want to step away from the traditional themes of anniversary gift-giving, this is a great (not to mention delicious) option.

Audry Rose Opal Diamon Cascade Necklace

Round opal gemstone and two round smaller diamonds on gold chain

Sometimes the anniversary gemstone, opal, can feel a bit retro and old-fashioned—but not in this iteration. Here, it combines with stunning diamonds and glittering 14 karat yellow gold for a delicate design that is sure to become a family heirloom.

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