30 of the Sweetest Anniversary Gifts for Your Girlfriend

Idea #31: An engagement ring.
Four anniversary gifts for girlfriends: spinning heart messenger, custom initials necklace, heart-shaped planter, sherpa-lined slippers
Photos, clockwise: Uncommon Goods, Made By Mary, Uncommon Goods, Bombas
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Updated Mar 07, 2024
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Whether you're approaching one month together or a few years, anniversary gifts for your girlfriend are a nice way to commemorate the time you've spent building a meaningful connection. And after seven years of dating—and still no ring—I'm kind of an expert on what to get your girlfriend for your anniversary that'll make her swoon. In fact, some of the items on this list are ones I was actually surprised with (or explicitly asked for) myself. So trust me, these anniversary gifts for her are straight from an expert source.

From cute and personalized to practical and luxurious, she'll love one (or all) of these anniversary gift ideas for a girlfriend.

What to Get Your Girlfriend for Your Anniversary

You don't need to be a great gift giver to get your S.O. a meaningful present—you just need this list. Start with what stage your relationship is at to help you decide what kind of present to give. After all, a one-month dating anniversary gift will likely not be as meaningful or as nostalgic as a one-year anniversary gift for your girlfriend.

  • One month: So, the relationship is brand-spanking-new. What's a one-month anniversary gift for your girlfriend that'll make her feel secure in your connection? Our favorite gift ideas for new relationships are experiences. They're a great way to spend quality time together and may even spark a new hobby for the both of you. One experience gift we particularly love is Food La La's at-home macaron baking kit for a sweet virtual cooking class together.
  • Three months: Having spent three months dating, you probably feel comfortable enough with your girlfriend to discuss more vulnerable topics. That's why we recommend a couple's game that sparks deeper conversations. Best Self Co.'s Relationship Deck is full of 150 prompts about your relationship as well as finance, health, work and personal growth, so you can spend your anniversary getting to know each other even better.
  • Six months: After half a year together, you know just how she makes your life better. Reciprocate with a gift for your six-month anniversary with your girlfriend that adds a bit of convenience and luxury to her everyday life. Think: a subscription of her favorite things, a cozy blanket or loungewear like Lunya's washable silk pajama set.
  • One year: You've spent one whole trip around the sun together, it's time to get sappy! We love personalized art to celebrate this milestone, like a framed picture from your favorite memory together, a custom illustration or Twinkle in Time's custom maps of the starry night sky from your first date.
  • Two years: Have you heard of The Adventure Challenge? The brand's Couples Edition date idea book will give you and your girlfriend 50 spontaneous excursions to shake up your weekend routine. The activities range from movie nights at home, but outside to trying a new restaurant in a town at least 15 miles from you to baking a pie blindfolded. Your relationship will grow to new levels through each unforgettable experience!
  • Three years and beyond: Jewelry is a good anniversary gift for your girlfriend at any milestone, but especially when you've been together for a few years. While you may not be ready to give an engagement ring just yet, you still want her to have a daily reminder of your love. Insert: Made By Mary's Love Bar Necklace as a three-year girlfriend anniversary gift or more. The horizontal bar pendant is engraved with your initials for an everyday bauble that will pair nicely with her other accessories.

      The Best Anniversary Gifts for Your Girlfriend

      We get it—the pressure is on to find the perfect gift for your perfect gal. That's why we've rounded up the best gifts to give your girlfriend on your anniversary that'll make celebrating your milestone extra special.

      1. Sentimental Star Map

      Twinkle In Time sentimental star map personalized anniversary gift for girlfriend
      Photo: Twinkle In Time

      One of our all-time favorite things to get your girlfriend for your anniversary is a custom map of the night sky that appeared on the night of your first date—or another special day in your relationship. You can customize the color and design of the map, and for an extra-special touch, add coordinates along with a meaningful message to the print. This creative where-we-met gift idea is bound to leave her starry-eyed.

      2. Lovebox Spinning Heart Messenger

      Lovebox spinning heart messenger anniversary gift for girlfriend
      Photo: Uncommon Goods

      This gadget is a really cute anniversary gift for your girlfriend. Using an app on your phone, you can send a message to the nifty little box. The heart on the front will start to spin to let her know there's a love note waiting. Trust us, it's way more exciting and meaningful than a text message. It works all over the world, so whether you're using this as a long-distance relationship gift or just a sweet memento to communicate before you live together, you can say "I love you" in a really unique way.

      3. Couple's Initials Pendant Necklace

      Gold bar pendant necklace personalized with couple's initals
      Photo: Made By Mary

      Jewelry is a classic anniversary gift for your girlfriend and you'll get extra brownie points for personalization. Inscribe this bar pendant necklace with both of your initials joined by a heart, plus sign or ampersand. The stylish and stackable necklace comes in gold, silver or rose gold. I wear the one my boyfriend gave me nearly every day.

      4. The Adventure Challenge Couple's Edition

      couple doing a date activity from the Adventure Challenge: Couple's Edition
      Photo: The Adventure Challenge

      The Adventure Challenge Couple's Edition is the anniversary gift that keeps on giving. The book is filled with 50 scratch-off date ideas designed for spontaneous couples. There's even space to add photos and notes next to every challenge for memory keeping. (Psst, snag the instant camera for easy scrapbooking.) As a recipient of the book, I can say it's worth the hype! It's an easy solution to the "What should we do this weekend?" question and makes it so there's no pressure on just one partner to plan dates. Make sure to use the code THEKNOT25 at checkout (since we know you're adding to cart) to get 25% off sitewide.

      5. Washable Silk Pajama Set

      Washable silk pajamas anniversary gift for girlfriend
      Photo: Lunya

      Our readers are obsessed with these buttery-soft, best-selling silk pajamas—and your girlfriend will be too. The splurge-worthy set includes a sleeveless top and breezy shorts for ultimate style and comfort. And they're machine-washable for convenience. They'll quickly become her new favorite bedtime outfit. (I'm asking for a pair for our next anniversary!) Make sure to use the code FOR-TK if you're a new shopper to receive 15% off your first Lunya purchase.

      6. Anniversary Candle

      Anniversary candle anniversary gift for girlfriend
      Photo: Birthdate Co.

      Yes, your girl would actually love another candle—especially one unique to your relationship. This personalized candle features your anniversary date and names, intricately weaving together astrology, tarot and numerology to craft a fragrance specific to your connection. The label includes a custom reading by Birthdate Co.'s team of astrologers, capturing the essence of your special day and delving into the depths of your union. It reveals your emblematic tarot card and explains its significance, adding a meaningful touch to your anniversary celebration.

      7. Preserved Rose Bouquet

      Preserved rose bouquet anniversary gift for girlfriend
      Photo: The Million Roses

      Flowers are a classic anniversary gift for your girlfriend and it doesn't get more romantic than this particular bouquet. The hat box is filled with about seven roses preserved to last up to three years. Make sure to add a gift message that says: "Happy anniversary!"

      8. Fill-in-the-Blank Book

      Fill-in-the-blank book anniversary gift for girlfriend
      Photo: Amazon

      Whether you're stumped on a three-month anniversary gift for your girlfriend or want a little something to celebrate two years together, this fill-in-the-blank book will help you put all your feelings into words. Titled "What I Love About You by Me," it's filled with dozens of prompts about why you adore her. After all, every girl wants a love letter. Of course, the best part is that it's available through Amazon Prime so you have a good anniversary gift for your girlfriend even at the last minute.

      9. Photo Collage

      Personalized photo collage from Minted for the best girlfriend gift
      Photo: Minted

      Sometimes the best anniversary gifts for your girlfriend are the most simple. Round up your favorite pictures together to turn them into a circular collage print on Minted. You can even get it framed in various styles for an extra charge. Guaranteed, she'll promptly hang it up in her home.

      10. Heart Huggie Earrings

      Heart Huggie Earrings from Gorjana for the best girlfriend gift
      Photo: Gorjana

      While heart-shaped necklaces can be a little er, "cheugy" according to Gen-Z, heart-shaped earrings are fun and cute. These gorgeous hoops are outfitted with 18K gold-plated brass heart charms to serve as a symbol of your committed love, which is just what you're looking for in an anniversary present for your girlfriend.

      11. Personalized Reading Valet

      Personalized reading valet from Uncommon Goods for your best girlfriend gifts
      Photo: Uncommon Goods

      This one's for a reader. The wooden valet holds her place in a book—without cracking the spine (very important)—as well as has a dedicated spot for her beverage, phone and glasses. Best of all, though, it's stamped with a "bookplate" personalized with her name and a decorative icon like a stack of books.

      12. Velvet Weighted Blanket

      Couple snuggling under rose colored velvet weighted blanket anniversary gift for girlfriend
      Photo: Bearaby

      Your favorite pastime with your partner: snuggling and watching TV. Make it even more relaxing—yes, it's possible—with a weighted blanket. It helps stimulate serotonin (the happy hormone), reduce cortisol (the stress hormone) and increase melatonin (the sleep hormone)—cuz there's no doubt you'll fall asleep in each other's arms on the couch. It's a nice anniversary gift for your girlfriend that you're going to want at your house, too.

      13. Tea For Two Gift Set

      Tea for two gift set anniversary gift for girlfriend
      Photo: Sips By

      Tell her she's beau-tea-ful with a unique tea gift set. Complete with two heart-shaped glass mugs, two heart-shaped tea infusers and your choice of a caffeinated Rasberry Rose Oolong tea, a caffeine-free Sugar Cookie Sweetheart tea or both, it's perfect for a relaxing night-in with her best friend, you! Feeling extra generous? Sips By offers memberships for a monthly tea delivery—your GF will love sampling new brews! Plus, you can get 50% off the first box with the code KNOT.

      14. Cozy Cotton Robe

      Cotton robe anniversary gift for girlfriend
      Photo: Parachute

      Her mornings, nights and weekends are about to get much cozier. Treat her to a snuggly robe made from spa-worthy Turkish cotton—she'll love having it handy for her wellness and self-care routine. (You can even buy an extra for yourself for an adorable matching couple gift.)

      15. Sherpa-Lined Slippers

      Sherpa-lined slippers anniversary gift for girlfriend
      Photo: Bombas

      If your girlfriend's toes are perpetually chilly, and she often relies on you to warm them up, these slippers make for the perfect anniversary gift for both of you. Crafted for comfort, they offer a soft and warm haven with an extra-thick footbed, fluffy sherpa lining and an oversized ribbed cuff for a cute and cozy aesthetic. Beyond their practicality, they represent a thoughtful gesture, acknowledging the little moments you share and ensuring she stays snug and comfortable, even when you're not around to offer your warmth.

      16. At-Home Spa Gift Set

      At-home spa gift set anniversary gift for girlfriend
      Photo: Uncommon Goods

      Your girlfriend has a generous heart, it's one of the things you love about her. But it means she's always taking care of others and rarely leaving room for herself. This anniversary, give her some self-care goodies so she can have some well-deserved "me time." This rose-scented gift set has a body sugar scrub to exfoliate and refresh, a shea butter–based soap bar to cleanse and clarify and a body butter moisturizer to rehydrate and restore. It also comes with a luxurious salt-bath soak emitting sleep-supporting jasmine and cary sage.

      17. Bamboo Bath Caddy

      Bamboo bath caddy anniversary gift for girlfriend
      Photo: Amazon

      No bath—solo or shared—is complete without a convenient bath caddy. This one is made from bamboo wood and has an expandable design to fit any tub size. It won't just keep her bath essentials dry, though, there are built-in wine glass and candle holders, a foldable stand for reading or a phone tray for watching TV, plus a removable soap dish. If you thought she took a long time to get ready before…

      17. Instagram Photo Book

      Artifact Uprising Instagram photo book for DIY anniversary gift for girlfriend
      Photo: Artifact Uprising

      Get crafty with a slightly more DIY anniversary gift. This photo book is perfectly sized for Instagram photos, so you can add your girlfriend's favorite memories straight from the 'gram. It's such an easy-to-make gift that you could turn it into a yearly tradition.

      18. Succulent Heart Planter Kit

      Succulent heart planter kit anniversary gift for girlfriend
      Photo: Uncommon Goods

      This one is for your plant-obsessed girlfriend. This heart-shaped wooden planter is absolutely adorable and it comes with a few small succulents and preserved moss, so she can put it to use right away. She'll also get a plant care guide, but if you think loving her is easy, growing succulents is even easier. Girlfriend anniversary gifts that relate to her hobbies show just how much you know her and support her interests—even if it turns her home into a jungle.

      19. French Macaron Baking Kit

      French macaron baking kit from Food La La for the best girlfriend gift
      Photo: Food La La

      We've said it before, and we'll say it again and again: Experience gifts are great for relationships, new and old. If your girlfriend thinks she'll be the next Star Baker on the Great British Baking Show, she'll be excited for an anniversary date night making macarons. The kit includes all dry ingredients to make about two dozen macarons including sprinkles, gel food coloring and edible metallic paint. So even if they don't taste good, they'll look great.

      20. Cute Ceramic Measuring Cups

      Ceramic measuring cups from Anthropologie for the best gifts for your girlfriend
      Photo: Anthropologie

      Pro tip: Anything from Anthropologie will be loved by your girlfriend. They have some super cute home essentials, like these handpainted ceramic measuring cups with botanical motifs and shimmering tiles. They're perfect for any amateur baker–or someone who just really loves an aesthetic home.

      21. Embroidered Anniversary Sweater

      Embroidered sweater from NunusStudio for your anniversary, the best girlfriend gift
      Photo: NunusStudio

      Matching couple outfits are back and in the coziest way possible. Gift your girlfriend a sweatshirt—we recommend buying it oversized—embroidered with your anniversary date for personal loungewear. You can even have the sleeve embroidered with your initials and a heart or a short saying like "I love you." Don't forget to grab one for yourself too!

      22. Custom Beaded Bracelet

      Personalized beaded bracelet from BaubleBar for the best girlfriend gifts
      Photo: BaubleBar

      It's giving Era's Tour friendship bracelets—except she definitely won't want to trade this one. If your girlfriend loves to accessorize, this custom bracelet oozes personality. Add both of your initials, your anniversary date or a special saying (up to 12 characters long) in glossy rainbow colors. She'll want to wear this trendy piece every day.

      23. Luxury Lingerie Subscription

      Underclub luxury lingerie subscription anniversary gift for girlfriend
      Photo: Underclub

      Here's an anniversary gift for your girlfriend that you'll both appreciate. Surprise her with a three-month, six-month or year-long lingerie subscription. Underclub makes the process really easy. Simply click on "Send as a Gift" and enter your partner's email, then your girlfriend will receive a link to a special style questionnaire. From there, she'll get designer underwear that's specifically tailored to her taste. Bonus: Use the code KNOT10 for $10 off the first month.

      24. A Sensual Perfume

      Sensual elegant perfume from TOCCA for your best girlfriend gifts
      Photo: TOCCA

      To be honest, my S.O.'s mother got this perfume for me, but I love it nonetheless and your girlfriend will too. Not only is the bottle très chic but it's a sensual blend of bergamot, violet, spicy pink peppercorn and warm sandalwood—Mmm, ahh! Tocca has other fragrances to browse to find a signature scent for your girlfriend.

      25. Enchanting "Galaxy" Rose

      Galaxy Rose from Amazon for the best gifts for your girlfriend
      Photo: Amazon

      Surprise her with a romantic anniversary gift that'll make her feel like a princess. This everlasting rose has holographic petals and a gold-plated stem encased in a dome for an enchanting light. It's a present fit for a fairytale.

      26. Conversation Deck

      Relationship cards from Best Self Co. for the best gifts for your girlfriend
      Photo: Best Self Co.

      "You gotta dig a little deeper…" Whether you're celebrating three months with your girlfriend or three years, there's always more to learn about each other. This conversation deck is filled with 150 prompts to help you build a stronger connection. You'll talk about finances and work as well as personal goals and your relationship values. No more eating in silence before you flip on the TV.

      27. Custom Paint-by-Number

      Custom paint-by-number from TextureOfDreams on Etsy
      Photo: TextureOfDreams

      If she doesn't shy away from a little DIY, a custom paint-by-number is a cute anniversary gift for your girlfriend. Upload your favorite photo together—or a picture of her furry friend or a special scenery—then the Etsy seller will transform it into a paint-by-number. She'll get the canvas and wooden frame, plus her specific paint palette and some brushes to create a masterpiece. Pro tip: Don't choose an image that's too complicated. A year after receiving this gift myself, I'm still painting evergreen trees.

      28. Coffee Bean Stuffed Animal

      Coffee bean stuffed animal anniversary gift for girlfriend
      Photo: Jellycat

      Surprise your coffee-loving girlfriend with a funny anniversary gift that's as perky as her morning brew. This coffee bean stuffed animal—complete with a smirk—serves as a reminder of your playful relationship. Cutest of all, the stuffed animal can sit up on its own, so she can easily display it in her kitchen.

      29. "World's Best Girlfriend" Mug

      "World's best girlfriend" mug anniversary gift for girlfriend
      Photo: MantaMakesLtd

      Elevate your girlfriend's morning routine with a clever touch by gifting her a mug that boldly declares, "This mug belongs to the world's best girlfriend." Not only does it hold her favorite brew, but it also serves as a daily reminder of your appreciation for her awesomeness. The ceramic mug is microwave- and dishwasher-safe since you know she'll want to use it every day.

      30. Custom Song Wave Plaque

      Custom song wave plaque anniversary gift for girlfriend
      Photo: IdeaSide

      Transform your go-to karaoke duet or a heartfelt voice memo into stunning visual art. Your chosen melody becomes a beautiful sound wave, available in vibrant color options and printed on an acrylic plaque. Whether on her desk, bookshelf, entry table or nightstand, this unique piece serves as a constant reminder of your special connection. Each glance at this personalized audio wave art brings back the shared moments and melodies that make your relationship uniquely yours.

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