31 of the Sweetest Anniversary Gifts for Your Girlfriend

Get her something she'll love.
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Monica Mercuri - The Knot Assistant Commerce Editor
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Monica Mercuri
Monica Mercuri - The Knot Assistant Commerce Editor
Monica Mercuri
Assistant Commerce Editor
  • Monica writes articles for The Knot Worldwide, specializing in e-commerce content
  • Before joining The Knot Worldwide, Monica was an assistant style and market editor at House Beautiful
  • Monica holds a bachelor's degree in journalism and mass communication from George Washington University's School of Media and Public Affairs
Updated Feb 24, 2022
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Maybe it's your first anniversary together, or maybe you've been dating for a few years. Either way, it's totally normal to want to impress your girlfriend with a super-thoughtful anniversary gift. There are so many great directions you can take, and that's the magic of it. It's all about finding something that speaks her language—and no one knows her like you do.

Need a little inspiration? We've gathered some seriously sweet and unique anniversary gifts that are guaranteed to put a smile on her face. From experiential gifts you can do together to personalized presents she'll cherish forever, you'll find plenty of editor-approved ideas she'll love (and you'll get all the credit).

1. Lovebox Spinning Heart Messenger

Uncommon Goods spinning heart messenger for creative anniversary gift for girlfriends

This gadget is a really cute and creative anniversary gift. Using an app on your phone, you can send a message to the nifty little box. The heart will start to spin to let your girlfriend know there's a love note waiting for her. It works all over the world, so whether you're in a long-distance relationship or traveling, you can tell your girlfriend you love her no matter where you are.

2. Couple's Initials Pendant Necklace

Made By Mary heart initial pendant necklace for a classic anniversary gift for girlfriends

Jewelry is a classic anniversary gift for your girlfriend (and you'll get extra brownie points for adding personalization). Inscribe this heart-shaped pendant necklace with both of your initials. The stylish, asymmetrical disc comes in gold, silver or rose gold.

3. Box of Date Ideas

Etsy box of date ideas anniversary gift for girlfriend

Here's the perfect gift for indecisive couples: a year's supply of date ideas. The box is full of ample inspiration—simply pull a card to pick your next adventure. It could be anything from a casual Sunday brunch to a surprise day trip. Most importantly, this gift makes it easier to spend quality time together.

4. Trendy Sunset Lamp

Rose Lives Love sunset light projector for creative anniversary gift for girlfriend

TikTok is absolutely smitten with sunset light projectors—mood-boosting lamps that turn ordinary rooms into dreamy, color-washed oases. This one boasts 16 soothing color options and rotates 180 degrees to project a romantic sunset at any hour. Whether she uses it as a backdrop for selfies or as everyday lighting, it's a unique anniversary gift for the aesthetic-obsessed girlfriend.

5. Cozy Cotton Robe

Parachute luxurious cotton robe for self-care anniversary gift for girlfriend

Her mornings, nights and weekends are about to get a whole lot 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 couples gift).

6. Custom Anniversary Photo Collage

Etsy custom one-year anniversary photo collage for girlfriend

Looking for a year-specific gift for your girlfriend? Honor your one-year dating anniversary with this special memento. You can fill the number-shaped collage with photos of your favorite moments together. Plus, it's a digital file that you print yourself, which is ideal if you're searching for a last-minute anniversary gift. (Celebrating two years? Three years? 10? Check out the seller's shop for more number collages.)

7. Allure Beauty Box Subscription

Allure beauty subscription box for one of the best anniversary gifts for your girlfriend

If you're wondering what to get your girlfriend for your anniversary, think about her hobbies and interests. If she loves all things makeup and skincare, she'll be eternally grateful for an endless supply of beauty products. Allure's Beauty Box is packed with expert-approved items at an incredible value. Trust us, this is one of the best anniversary gifts for the makeup-obsessed GF.

8. Adventure Challenge: Couple's Edition

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

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 adventurous couples. Plus, there's space to add photos and notes next to every challenge for memory keeping. (Bonus: You can get 10% off your order with our code THEKNOT10!)

9. LED Music Plaque

Etsy creative anniversary gift custom music plaque with photo and QR code

Here's an anniversary gift idea that's perfect for any couple with "a song." This Etsy shop can turn any track into a custom plaque, complete with a QR code and your favorite couple photo as the "album cover." It's extra unique because it comes on a wooden LED light stand, which illuminates the plaque in up to seven different colors. The result? A creative anniversary gift that your girlfriend can scan to start playing your song instantly.

10. Monthly Tea Subscription

Atlas Tea Club monthly subscription for tea anniversary gift for girlfriend

Your tea-loving GF will have a blast trying tea flavors from all regions of the world. Each month, she'll receive a fresh selection alongside a postcard, flavor notes and steeping tips for each tea. Sustainable packaging makes this good gift even better.

11. Custom Beaded Bracelet

BaubleBar beaded bracelet for jewelry anniversary gift for girlfriend

Does your girlfriend like 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.

12. Hunt A Killer Mystery Game

Hunt A Killer mystery game for fun anniversary gift for girlfriend

Now here's a fun gift for a true-crime fanatic: Hunt A Killer's murder mystery boxes. This unique subscription game unfolds over the course of six months—with new clues delivered each month. She'll be fully immersed as soon as she starts (and likely pull you in to help her catch the killer).

13. Luxury Lingerie Subscription

Underclub luxury lingerie subscription anniversary gift for girlfriend

If your girlfriend appreciates the finer things, 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.

14. Unplugged Cabin Getaway

Getaway unplugged cabin getaway for experiential anniversary gift for girlfriend

Surprise your girlfriend with a relaxing nature retreat. Getaway offers cabin escapes nearby over a dozen major cities. All you have to do is choose the location, cabin size and dates, then Getaway will send you the exact address and take care of everything else. Each cabin has a cozy bed, a small kitchen, a bathroom and a cute outside area with a fire pit (hello s'mores!). She'll be so excited to unwind with you and enjoy the healing powers of the great outdoors.

15. Giant Faux-Fur Blanket

Unhide vegan fur blanket for cozy anniversary gift for girlfriend

We adore UnHide's vegan fur blankets and can personally attest to their irresistible softness. Your girlfriend will look forward to snuggling in this Cuddle Puddle blanket that's made for sharing. It comes in four stylish colors, including Beige Bear and Rosy Baby, and is lined with a velvety interior that's worth the price tag.

16. Date Night Subscription Box

DateBox Club creative anniversary gift for your girlfriend

This date night box is a creative anniversary gift for your girlfriend that you'll both enjoy. Each month, you'll receive all the supplies needed for a different date night activity. Whether you wind up with a game or an art project, she'll appreciate the extra time with you. Subscribe on a month-to-month basis or opt for a three, six or 12-month membership.

17. Timeless Leather Tote Bag

Cuyana leather tote bag for fashion anniversary gift for girlfriend

For an anniversary gift that's both fashionable and functional, this tote bag is definitely worth it. Made from luxurious Italian pebbled leather, the versatile tote has an inner slip pocket, an easy snap closure and lateral side ties. Whether she uses it for work or weekends, we know it'll become her most trusty accessory.

18. Sugar Scrub Gift Set

Uncommon Goods sugar scrub gift set for relaxing anniversary gift for girlfriend

After a long day, she'll look forward to indulging in a relaxing sugar scrub. This set comes with calming peppermint, citrus and lavender scrubs—all made with nourishing shea butter, avocado oil, pure cane sugar and soothing essential oils. All she needs to do is grab a cube from the jar and massage it onto wet skin for a much-needed sensory experience.

19. Sentimental Star Map

Twinkle In Time sentimental star map personalized anniversary gift for girlfriend

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

20. Heart Lock Hoop Earrings

NOTTE handmade heart lock earrings anniversary gift for girlfriend

What about a handmade jewelry gift to celebrate your love? These gorgeous earrings have beautiful heart charms topped with sparkly zirconia gems. The hoops come in gold or silver, as do the heart locks.

21. Instagram Photo Book

Artifact Uprising Instagram photo book for DIY anniversary gift for girlfriend

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, you could turn it into a yearly tradition.

22. Floral Amber Perfume

Madewell floral Chambray perfume anniversary gift for your girlfriend

This editor-approved perfume is a dreamy floral scent your girlfriend will reach for on the regular. The light and airy fragrance combines iris absolute, lily of the valley and delicate freesia—three of the loveliest aromas ever. Plus, it comes in an aesthetic glass bottle that'll look so cute on her dresser.

23. Washable Silk Pajama Set

Lunya washable silk pajama set anniversary gift for girlfriend

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. The machine-washable, thermoregulating PJs come in a variety of fashion-forward colors, so they'll quickly become her new favorite bedtime outfit.

24. Mini Instant Camera

Urban Outfitters mini instant camera for thoughtful anniversary gift for girlfriends

Documenting milestones in your relationship is important, so why not give her an instant camera to make capturing moments easier? We love this mini camera because it's portable and compact, making it super convenient to carry around. She'll love the cool features, like a selfie mirror, automatic exposure and macro mode for close-up photos.

25. Premium Coffee Subscription

Blue Bottle coffee subscription for long-distance anniversary gift for girlfriend

Think outside the box when searching for long-distance gift ideas. If you're in different time zones, you might want to thank them for all those late nights they stayed up talking to you. This affordable coffee subscription service offers a whole range of beans and blends to suit your partner's unique preferences.

26. Floral Resin Jewelry Tray

Etsy floral resin jewelry tray for cute anniversary gift for girlfriend

If she's a frequent jewelry wearer, she'll need a cute tray to keep her baubles safe and sound. This heart-shaped dish is one of our favorites: It's handmade with epoxy resin, colorful pressed flowers and metal flakes for a truly unique piece like no other. It's a cute anniversary gift she'll gladly display on her vanity.

27. Enchanting "Galaxy" Rose

Rose Lives Love galaxy rose for romantic anniversary gift for girlfriend

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—how enchanting! It's a present fit for a fairytale.

28. Pavé Diamond Wishbone Ring

Mejuri pavé chevron diamond anniversary ring for girlfriend

Her hand will sparkle when she puts on this elegant wishbone ring. The 14-karat solid gold band is set with ethically sourced pavé diamonds for an anniversary gift that pulls out all the stops. She can wear it solo or stack it with other rings for a gorgeous layered look.

29. Greeting Card Candy Bar

Sweeter Cards How Sweet It Is To Be Loved By You anniversary gift for girlfriend

Searching for a small but special gift? This delicious candy doubles as a greeting card. The "how sweet it is to be loved by you" card reveals a bar of caramel dark chocolate topped with Mediterranean sea salt—yum. Write a heartfelt note to accompany the sweet treat. (And as our gift to you, you can take 10% off your order with the code WedSC.)

30. Colorful Bouquet Cupcakes

Goldbelly colorful bouquet cupcakes for anniversary dessert gift for girlfriend

Dessert lovers will rave over this gorgeous assortment of mini cupcakes. The bouquet-inspired sweets—made from moist chocolate cake, golden butter cake and decadent buttercream—come packaged in a pretty box. It's a beautiful, edible gift that's worth sharing on Insta.

31. Personalized Photo Magnet

Etsy personalized photo magnet anniversary gift for girlfriend

This collapsible box is a really good—and really unique—anniversary gift for girlfriends. The box opens to reveal a collage of photos, sweet messages and an optional gift. Once everything's unfolded, she can stick the flattened box to her fridge—it turns into a magnet!

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