30 Thoughtful 8-Year Anniversary Gift Ideas for the One You Love

Celebrate eight happy years with one of these sweet and symbolic gifts.
Four 8 year anniversary gifts: pedestal jewelry holder, sound wave art, pearl earrings, lilac watercolor print
Photos, clockwise: Uncommon Goods, VoiceAndSound, Mejuri, EmmyLucyCo
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Updated May 29, 2024
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It's time to celebrate eight years of marriage with your lovely spouse—how exciting! Whether you're marking the occasion with a big romantic gesture or keeping things simple and low-key, giving your partner a thoughtful eight-year anniversary gift is a must. As with every other anniversary year, there are a few traditional and modern gifting themes for this marriage milestone that you can draw on for inspiration. Not sure where to start? Don't worry—we've been hard at work picking out the best gifts that incorporate the eighth anniversary materials, so you won't have to spend hours scrolling. We've also rounded up our favorite alternative gifts for the eighth anniversary if you feel like skipping the traditions this year. Here, you'll find the best eighth marriage anniversary gifts for your wife or husband, along with some info on the related themes and symbols.

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Traditional Eight-Year Anniversary Gifts

The traditional eight-year anniversary gifts are bronze and pottery. Bronze is a material made from copper and tin—two metals that become stronger when paired together—making it a fitting tribute to a loving couple. Pottery, on the other hand, is crafted from soft, malleable clay that is shaped and molded before taking its final form. After eight years of married life together, you and your partner have likely adapted to each other's habits, building a solid foundation for a lasting relationship. Whether you want to highlight your close bond with meaningful bronze anniversary gifts or nod to your flexibility as a pair with pottery anniversary gifts, you're sure to find a suitable option on our list below.

Symbolic Necklace

Bronze pendant from Etsy 8 year anniversary gift
Photo: ChainedDragonJewelry

Just like bronze is a combination of copper and tin, this necklace represents the merging of two lives. It's handmade from metal wire and features interlocking rings that signify the strong bond between a married couple. It's a sweet eight-year anniversary gift that'll show your spouse just how much you treasure the life you've built together.

Personalized Keepsake Bowl

Personalized keepsake bowl 8 year anniversary gift
Photo: Uncommon Goods

If you're looking for a traditional eighth anniversary gift that's equal parts practical and sentimental, this keepsake bowl gets our vote. It's handcrafted from stoneware clay and engraved with a meaningful anniversary quote that reads, "Love always, laugh often, forgive quickly, dream together." You can add your names and anniversary date to the rim for an extra touch of personalization.

Custom Wall Plaque

Custom wall plaque 8 year anniversary gift
Photo: Personalization Mall

Traditional eight-year anniversary gifts come in all shapes and sizes, like this personalized wall plaque. While it's actually made from aluminum, the oil-rubbed bronze finish ensures it's perfectly on theme for the eighth wedding anniversary. Add your names and an "established" date (like the year you met or got married) for a meaningful gift that'll look great on your front porch or garden fence.

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Casserole Baking Dish

Yellow casserole dish from Le Creuset
Photo: Le Creuset

You can never go wrong with Le Creuset kitchenware, especially as a traditional eighth anniversary gift for your other half. This luxe stoneware baking dish is great for cooking casseroles and desserts to perfection. It comes with a lid to lock in flavors and is available in a range of punchy hues, so you're sure to find a color that will match your kitchen decor.

Anniversary Material Art

Bronze button art from Uncommon Goods
Photo: Uncommon Goods

Every anniversary has a designated material, so why not celebrate the sentiment behind your eighth year with a piece of symbolic art? This framed keepsake features a brown button inside a heart motif and a short message about the significance of the traditional eighth anniversary material. You can add your names and wedding date for a simple yet thoughtful gift that'll look great wherever you choose to display it.

Sound Wave Art

Bronze sound wave wall art from Etsy 8 year anniversary gift
Photo: VoiceAndSound

Your first dance was likely a special moment you'll both remember forever—and this symbolic wedding anniversary gift lets you display that memory on a wall at home. The sound waves from your chosen tune are laser engraved onto a shiny metallic surface, creating a cool tribute to your favorite song. It's a sentimental, traditional eighth anniversary gift that'll give your spouse all the feels (and score you top marks for creativity.)

Cute Flower Pot

Cute flower pot 8 year anniversary gift
Photo: Personalization Mall

Searching for a traditional eight-year anniversary gift? This cute flower pot is a thoughtful present any garden lover will appreciate. Available in red or purple, it's made from durable and weather-resistant materials and comes engraved with the message, "Love grows here." Add a set of names (inspiration such as your names, your kids' names or that of your pets) around the rim to acknowledge the happy family you've created.

Elegant Serving Tray

Elegant serving tray 8 year anniversary gift
Photo: The Citizenry

Here's a traditional eight-year wedding anniversary present for a spouse who loves hosting parties. This elegant serving tray is handcrafted by artisans in India and is perfect for passing hors d'oeuvres, drinks and snacks around the table. The shiny metal finish makes this practical gift feel luxe and especially fitting for eight years of marriage. We predict lots of compliments the next time you have guests over.

Creative Date Night Kit

Pottery-making kit from Etsy 8 year anniversary gift
Photo: TheCraftSocietyUK

Try something different to celebrate your eighth wedding anniversary, like a fun activity that gets your creative juices flowing. This clay-making gift set is specifically designed for date night and includes everything you need (clay, sculpting tools, acrylic paint and brushes) to make beautiful works of art. Such a tactile, immersive activity is bound to help you relax and reconnect with your other half. The kit also includes activity cards, candy and optional hot cocoa for a sweet treat.

Personalized Vanity Tray

Customized vanity tray from Personalization Mall
Photo: Personalization Mall

Looking for an eighth wedding anniversary present to wow your spouse? This glass vanity tray can be engraved with a favorite poetry verse (or you can choose from a selection) to remind them of your love. The edges of the tray are lined with a metallic trim, making this thoughtful gift right on theme for the eight-year anniversary. If you're really out to impress, pair it with a piece of jewelry or a bottle of their favorite perfume.

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Modern Eight-Year Anniversary Gifts

If the traditional eight-year anniversary themes don't appeal to you, turn to the modern materials of linen and lace to inspire your shopping instead. While both fabrics appear light and delicate, they're deeply symbolic of a long-lasting and successful marriage. Linen is said to reflect truth and purity, while lace represents the intricate beauty of true love. The best part? These tactile gifting materials aren't just limited to clothing (although we have included some cool new threads in our roundup.) Our picks include everything from luxurious linen anniversary gifts for your home to stylish lingerie and jewelry for your spouse. Read on for modern eighth anniversary gift ideas that'll win you their heart all over again.

Luxury Bedding Set

Linen bedding set from Quince
Photo: Quince

Give your partner (and your bed) the five-star treatment with a luxury bedding set. This one from Quince is made from 100% European flax that has been ethically sourced and woven with care. It's available in a wide variety of on-trend colors (think: sage green and soft peach), so you'll definitely find an option to suit your bedroom scheme. Our favorite is the stripe design, which comes in three earthy shades.

Sexy Silk Chemise

Black lace chemise 8 year anniversary gift
Photo: Nordstrom

If you're looking for a romantic anniversary gift that fits the modern theme, this sexy chemise is a great choice. With beautiful lace details on the bodice and racerback, it's sure to make your spouse feel like a million bucks when they slip it on. Not only will it add some glamor to their night-time routine, but it's comfortable enough for everyday sleepwear, too. It's available in sizes XS-XXL in classic black or white.

Lightweight Bathrobe

Lightweight bathrobe 8 year anniversary gift
Photo: Magic Linen

A relaxed robe is essential for lazy Sunday mornings at home—and it makes an excellent eight-year anniversary gift for your spouse, too. This lightweight (and super comfy) option from Magic Linen is made from cotton and linen, so it's perfect for lounging in after a shower or a swim. We love how the stylish waffle design adds extra texture while increasing absorbency and gently exfoliating skin. Choose from men's and women's sizes to suit your partner.

Pedestal Jewelry Holder

Pedestal jewelry holder 8 year anniversary gift
Photo: Uncommon Goods

This pretty jewelry holder is a really creative take on the modern eight-year gifting material. It's made from stoneware clay pressed with antique lace to create a textured design that's both visually stunning and right on theme. The small holes around the edge are perfect for hanging pairs of earrings, while the dish has plenty of space for other baubles like bracelets and rings.

Acupressure Mat Set

Linen acupressure mat set from REVOLVE

Wellness gifts are exceedingly popular lately, and it's not hard to see why. Busy schedules can take a toll on our health, especially if we don't take time to press pause. Encourage your spouse to sneak in a break and soothe their achy muscles (and tired mind) with this acupressure set. The mat and pillow are crafted from linen and feature raised knobs to target acupressure points all over the body, easing physical and mental tension for a more relaxed state.

Filigree Cocktail Ring

Lace filigree cocktail ring from Etsy 8 year anniversary gift
Photo: FiligranUSA

While this wearable jewelry gift isn't technically made of the modern eight-year anniversary materials, it is inspired by the lace theme. The design of this filigree cocktail ring looks like delicate fabric and will appeal to anyone with an eye for unusual accessories. Choose from sterling silver or gold-plated silver to suit your partner's tastes.

Wrinkle-Resistant Shirt

Wrinkle-resistant blue linen shirt from UNTUCKit
Photo: UNTUCKit

The eighth wedding anniversary is a great time to upgrade your spouse's wardrobe, especially if they don't often shop for themselves. This classic blue shirt is an item they'll reach for time and again, whether they're heading into the office or going on a romantic date with you. It's made from 100% linen that's been specially treated to resist wrinkles, so they won't have to spend ages ironing it before getting dressed.

Pretty Butterfly Puddler

Pretty butterfly puddler 8 year anniversary gift
Photo: Uncommon Goods

Searching for an anniversary gift that honors the modern eight-year theme and your spouse's favorite hobby? This heart-shaped puddler is perfect for gardeners, as it preserves vital minerals for butterflies and bees (which help flowers and plants to grow.) We love how the textured stoneware mimics the eight-year anniversary material and how the recycled glass catches the light to attract these beautiful pollinators.

Dual Device Charging Pad

Dual device charging pad 8 year anniversary gift
Photo: Courant

If you're married to someone who likes to keep their favorite gadgets close to hand, this sleek charging pad is a practical gift they'll appreciate. It's covered in high-quality Belgian linen and can simultaneously charge two devices (like a phone or earbuds) for a modern eighth anniversary gift that's functional and stylish. Choose from three neutral colors and add your spouse's monogram for a personalized finish.

Queen Anne's Lace Platter

Queen Anne's Lace platter 8 year anniversary gift
Photo: Terrain

Still stuck on what to get your other half? You can always stretch the modern gifting theme a little and give them this beautiful platter instead. It's made from earthenware and hand-painted with Queen Anne's Lace, a delicate wildflower representing safety and protection. It's a creative eight-year anniversary gift that'll show your spouse how secure you feel in your happy marriage; plus, it'll bring a touch of nature to your kitchen table.

Unique Eight-Year Anniversary Gifts

Want to mix it up with a gift that breaks from traditional or modern themes? There are other eighth wedding anniversary symbols to consider. Lilac and clematis are the official anniversary flowers for this romantic milestone, together representing passion and synergy between two people in a loving relationship. In the jewelry department, tourmaline and tanzanite are two precious gemstones associated with eight years of marriage. Finally, bronze (like the traditional material) is the color linked to the eighth wedding anniversary. Even if you don't want to incorporate these symbols into your gift, we can help you find something unique and special for your spouse. Here are our favorite alternative eight-year anniversary gifts for him, her or them.

Personalized Anniversary Candle

Customized anniversary candle from Uncommon Goods
Photo: Uncommon Goods

If you don't fancy opening a bottle of bubbly but still want to create a sense of occasion, this candle is the perfect solution. It smells as good as it looks, with a unique champagne scent and a customizable label that can depict a map of a significant location (like your wedding venue or where you live.) Add your names, anniversary date and wedding year to make this personalized anniversary gift shine even brighter.

Adventure Challenge Mini Dates

Mini dates pack from The Adventure Challenge 8 year anniversary gift
Photo: The Adventure Challenge

Life can be busy, and romantic date nights may fall to the wayside when your calendar is crammed with other activities. Luckily, we've found just the solution to help you and your spouse reconnect. The Adventure Challenge Mini Dates pack includes 30 awesome date-night idea cards that can be completed in a half-hour or less. They cover everything from enjoying food to playing games, allowing you and your partner to have fun together.

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Gold-Dipped Rose

Gold-dipped rose 8 year anniversary gift
Photo: The Forever Rose

There are times when only an incredibly romantic gift will do—and your wedding anniversary is one of them. Throw practicalities out the window and give your spouse the Forever Rose to show them your love will last a lifetime. This sentimental keepsake is actually a real flower that's dipped in 24K gold to preserve its naturally beautiful form. Add your partner's name or a short quote to the stem for a meaningful eight-year anniversary gift they'll treasure forever.

Personalized Bottle of Wine

Personalized bottle of wine 8 year anniversary gift
Photo: Mano's Wine

The best eighth anniversary gift ideas don't have to be lavish to impress—they can be as simple as choosing a good bottle of wine. With Mano's Wine, you and your spouse can enjoy a full-bodied cabernet sauvignon and end up with a cute souvenir of the special moment. This personalized bottle is etched with your names and a design of two glasses clinking in celebration, with a custom caption that reads, "Cheers to XX years!"

Historic Recipes Subscription

Historic recipes subscription from Uncommon Goods 8 year anniversary gifts
Photo: Uncommon Goods

How about a cool recipe subscription for the talented home chef in your life? This unique gift allows them to mix up their cooking routine and delve into history at the same time. Each month, they'll receive a detailed replica of a handwritten recipe from a renowned historical figure, like Emily Dickinson, George Washington or Rosa Parks. Simply choose the subscription duration (six months or yearly) and get ready to make new meals (and memories) together.

Mixed Gemstones Pendant

Mixed gemstones pendant 8 year anniversary gift
Photo: Blue Nile

Show your partner how precious they are with a meaningful (and dazzling) piece of jewelry. If you can afford to splurge, this gorgeous pendant couldn't be more perfect for celebrating eight years of marriage. It features both eight-year anniversary stones (tanzanite and tourmaline) paired with 14K white gold hardware for an elegant finish.

Luxury Silk Pillowcase

Silk pillowcase 8 year anniversary gift
Photo: Blissy

Take inspiration from the eighth anniversary color (bronze) when picking out a luxurious gift for your spouse. This gorgeous pillowcase is made from 100% Mulberry silk and is the ultimate treat for anyone who loves to snooze. Not only that, but its hypoallergenic silk fibers reduce friction on the hair and skin, meaning your S.O. can wake up every morning with a smoother mane and a smile on their face.

Pearl Drop Earrings

Pearl drop earrings 8 year anniversary gift
Photo: Mejuri

Of course, you don't have to stick with the eight-year anniversary gemstones when choosing jewelry for your other half. Pearls are a classic option for several reasons: They're timeless, romantic and super easy to style. These elegant drop earrings are made from freshwater cultured pearls and look great with casual outfits and formalwear alike.

Faux Clematis Flower

Faux clematis flower 8 year anniversary gift
Photo: Terrain

Think outside the box with a floral-inspired gift that isn't a fresh bouquet. This faux spray of clematis (one of the eighth anniversary blooms) is oh-so-pretty and is a great way to honor tradition while adding a splash of color to your home. Plus, it's made from durable materials, so it'll last much longer than a bunch of real blooms. Your spouse will be admiring it for years to come.

Lilac Watercolor Print

Watercolor print of a lilac from Etsy
Photo: EmmyLucyCo

If your partner is passionate about art and flowers, why not combine the two into one thoughtful anniversary gift? This watercolor print features an intricate illustration of a lilac flower (the other eighth anniversary bloom) and is bound to please anyone who loves collecting artwork for their home. Just a note: The piece comes unframed, so you'll want to allow extra time to get your own before handing it over.

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