25 Last-Minute Anniversary Gifts That Don't Feel Rushed

They'll never know you were shopping at the eleventh hour.
Collage of last minute anniversary gifts, including matching mugs, a cocktail subscription, a bouquet, and a fill-in-the-blank book
Photos, clockwise: Amazon, Shaker & Spoon, UrbanStems, Amazon
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Emily Rumsey
Assistant Commerce Updates Editor
  • Emily helps maintain and update e-commerce content for The Knot
  • Before joining The Knot Worldwide, Emily worked as a website editor and manager for The Paleo Diet®
  • Emily holds two bachelor's degrees in Journalism and International Affairs with a Chinese minor
Updated Apr 08, 2024
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Time flies when you're having fun, and, suddenly, a year has gone by and another anniversary is a few days (or less) away. Don't panic! You can still find a thoughtful gift in a short time frame and we're here to prove it. We've researched the best last-minute anniversary gifts that'll arrive just in time, whether you're shopping for your partner, couple friends or parents.

When you're short on time, your first instinct is probably to hit the stores in person. But instead of spending hours roaming (and still potentially coming away with nothing), we recommend starting your search here. It's totally possible to find and buy good last-minute anniversary gifts online. Just look for expedited shipping options. While it can cost extra, some retailers (looking at you, Amazon Prime) have free two-day or overnight shipping.

It's also worth browsing experience and subscription gifts for couples. These last-minute anniversary gifts for your spouse or a special couple are so creative that they'll never guess you just thought of it. Plus once you purchase them online, you can send the recipient an email with the gift immediately.

Now that we have your wheels turning, here's our list of great last-minute anniversary gifts you can get right now—like, this very moment! After all, there's no time to waste.

1. Monthly Coffee Subscription

Atlas Coffee Club subscription last-minute anniversary gift
Photo: Atlas Coffee Club

If their world spins around two things—you and coffee—then this is one of the best last-minute anniversary gifts for him, her or them. With an Atlas Coffee Club subscription, each month they'll receive a fresh bag of coffee from a new country like Peru, Guatemala or Indonesia, so they can sip an exotic, gourmet cup of joe without ever leaving their home. Each delivery also comes with a picturesque postcard that gives them brewing tips and flavor notes. Choose between beans, grounds or pods, light or dark roast and a three, six or 12-month duration. Then, email the confirmation to your love with a note when their first shipment will arrive.

2. Couple's Mug Set

Couple's mug set last-minute anniversary gift
Photo: Amazon

Whether sipping morning coffee together or sharing a quiet moment over tea, these mugs serve as a daily reminder of the depth of your affection. One mug sweetly says "Love you," while its counterpart responds with, "Love you more." (We'll let you figure out who gets what mug each day.) The set is available on Amazon Prime, so you can have it delivered in just two days or less.

3. Custom Couple Portrait

Digital print of a couple and their dog last-minute anniversary gift
Photo: CustomYourMoment

Believe it or not, you can get personalized last-minute gifts for your anniversary—like this custom couple illustration. The talented Etsy seller will turn one of your favorite photos into a custom portrait within 24 hours and deliver it as a digital file. Print it out, add a frame and surprise your sweetheart. You could even send it straight to their phone to become adorable new phone wallpaper. Too sweet for words!

4. MasterClass Subscription

Man takes notes on a MasterClass lecture last-minute anniversary gift
Photo: MasterClass

Here's an extra cool, last-minute anniversary gift idea: A MasterClass subscription will give your spouse, friends or parents access to a whole host of new experiences, from photography and cooking classes to mindfulness courses—all from some of the world's greatest pros like Gordon Ramsay, Alicia Keys, Shonda Rhimes and more. There's something for everyone to enjoy and it'll totally shake up your normal date night routine.

5. A Delivery of Fresh Blooms

Fresh flowery delivery last-minute anniversary gift
Photo: UrbanStems

When it comes to thoughtful last-minute anniversary gifts for her, him or them, beautiful flowers are always a win. UrbanStems offers same-day and next-day shipping on a host of bouquets so you can make the day special—even when you're shopping at the eleventh hour. We personally love this arrangement of vibrant orange roses, pink lisianthus, long purple delphinium and small white asters. Make sure to add a personalized note at checkout to further express your love and admiration.

Best of all, you can receive 15% off floral arrangements with the code THEKNOT15!

6. Cheese and Charcuterie Board Delivery

Charcuterie board featuring cheeses, crackers, and meats last-minute anniversary gift
Photo: Boarderie

Boarderie is the first and only pre-arranged charcuterie board service and they ship overnight nationwide for free. This particular plate serves about two people (perfect!) and comes with 15 hand-selected artisan cheeses, meats, dried fruits, nuts, chocolates, olives and crackers. Better still, it includes an acacia wood serving board and bamboo cutlery kit. So even once the food is gone, they can make another snack arrangement themselves. It's one of our favorite quick and easy anniversary gifts if you're planning a date night in.

7. Wine Subscription for Two

Winc subscription for two last-minute anniversary gift
Photo: Winc

Winc's accessible, premium wines are the perfect way to celebrate a new engagement. You can send a digital Winc gift card instantly via email with redemption instructions. (You pick the gift card amount and the recipient picks the wine.) Even if you're truly in a bind, you're in good hands with Winc.

8. Trendy Colored Wine Glasses

Trendy colored wine glasses last minute anniversary gift
Photo: Shopbop

Let us guess what you're thinking: There's no way you can get anything from the ever-popular brand Estelle Colored Glass last minute. Well, think again. Thanks to Shopbop's partnership with Amazon Prime, some of their gorgeous goods—like this set of six blue and green-hued stemmed wine glasses—are available for free two-day or next-day shipping. They're just the thing to toast to your milestone.

9. Tinggly Experience Gift for Two

Tinggly experience last minute anniversary gift
Photo: Tinggly

Celebrate another year with a thrilling adventure. Tinggly's "Fun Together" gift box gives couples access to thousands of unforgettable experiences across more than 100 countries. Think: A Jeep tour in Colorado, snorkeling in the Bahamas or a cooking class in Malaysia. There's also no expiration date. So while they can use it to explore their hometown, they could also save it for their next trip abroad. Plus, it's delivered instantly with an e-voucher. And with every gift experience, Tinggly will offset CO2 carbon emissions by 200%. It's the ultimate choice for a last-minute anniversary gift for your husband, wife or spouse who's eco-conscious.

10. Moon Lamp

Moon shaped lamp featuring a couple looking at the light last-minute anniversary gift
Photo: Amazon

We're totally swooning over this moon lamp, which features two lovers snuggled underneath. It'll instantly add a warm, loving glow to any room (and really set a romantic atmosphere on your anniversary). It's a cute last-minute anniversary gift for your wife, husband or spouse that symbolizes how you love them to the moon and back.

11. Spa and Salon Gift Card

Spa and salon gift card last minute anniversary gift
Photo: SpaFinder.com

How does a couple's massage to celebrate another year together sound? With a SpaFinder gift card, you can choose from a variety of top-rated spas and wellness centers worldwide, ensuring a memorable experience tailored to your preferences. Whether it's a soothing massage, a cleansing facial or a mani-pedi, this gift card promises a restorative celebration. It even makes a great last-minute anniversary gift for friends or your parents that could use a little "us-time."

12. Monthly Tea Subscription

Monthly tea subscription last minute anniversary gift
Photo: Cratejoy

Do they prefer tea to coffee? There's a subscription gift for them as well! Tea Runners is a highly-rated brand that delivers a box of four premium tea flavors monthly for one, three, six or 12 months. Simply choose a duration and then Tea Runners will ship them their first box will ship within two business days. (Need it sooner? Send a gift card or print out a gift note letting them know to expect a delivery.)

13. Luxury Candle

Diptyque luxury candle last minute anniversary gift
Photo: Nordstrom

You'll never go wrong with a luxury candle on a gifting occasion—like a quick anniversary gift, for instance. We adore the French brand Diptyque. Their fragrant candles are an editor favorite, so we're certain your wife, husband or couple friends will love them too. The rose-scented candle is particularly fitting for an anniversary and will fill a room with a fresh floral scent. And if you're wondering how you can get your hands on one for a last-minute anniversary gift, look to Nordstrom. Not only does Nordstrom have expedited shipping and a buy-online-pick-up-in-store service, but the New York City area can get same-day delivery too!

13. Couple's Card Game

Couples card game that poses deep conversation questions last-minute anniversary gift
Photo: Amazon

Enter this new year of your relationship with a couple's game. Let's Get Deep is a relationship card game with three decks: Ice Breaker, Deep and Deeper to inspire new conversations. It's a great last-minute anniversary gift for couples to spice up dinner conversations or for an introspective date night. Once you go through the 500 prompts, level up to their After Dark Expansion pack, which has more risqué questions.

14. Embroidered Sherpa Blanket

Embroidered sherpa blanket last minute anniversary gift
Photo: Personalization Mall

This personalized blanket will be a charming addition to any married couple's home. One side is warm sherpa and the other is soft fleece embroidered with their shared last name. It'll be the first throw they reach for the next time they settle in for the night. With Personalization Mall's shipping guarantee of one to two business days, as well as the option for express shipping, it'll arrive promptly. Friends and family will be delighted by this thoughtful last-minute anniversary gift idea.

Snag 15% off your entire order with the code KNOT15PM.

15. DIY Fondue Kit

At-home fondue kit pictured with an array of sweet treats to dip in chocolate last-minute anniversary gift
Photo: Amazon

Another classic anniversary gift: chocolate! Treat your spouse or friends you're celebrating to homemade dessert with this fondue set. Consistently earning five-star reviews, Cuisinart's stainless steel, three-quart electric fondue pot is suitable for chocolate, cheese, broth and oil—so they can dip, cook and fry whatever they crave. We suggest berries, marshmallows and vanilla pound cake the first time it's used.

16. Craft Cocktail Kit Subscription

Complete cocktail making kit last-minute anniversary gift
Photo: Shaker & Spoon

Here's another editor-tested-and-approved last-minute anniversary gift for parents, friends or your other half. Shaker & Spoon's specialty craft cocktail kits come with four drink recipes and enough ingredients (besides the alcohol) for four servings of each cocktail—which means there's more than enough for two people to make artisanal drinks right from the comfort of home. Choose the subscription duration (one, three, six or 12 months); then Shaker & Spoon will send an e-gift card to the recipient to be redeemed. The brand also offers cute printables to supplement the email, so you can hand them something in person too. (Perhaps perched in a set of new cocktail glasses you picked up from the store?)

17. Jewelry Gift Card

Gorjana fine jewelry gift card last-minute anniversary gift
Photo: Gorjana

If you're shopping for a last-minute jewelry anniversary gift for her, him or them, you might need to hit the mall or pay extra for fast shipping. Fortunately one of our favorite female-founded jewelry brands, Gorjana, has stores across the country. You can buy online and pick up in-store to save time! Of course, a gift card to the store will always be appreciated, too. It'll let them pick out something they love—like a custom-engraved necklace or bracelet that would take longer to ship.

18. Funny Anniversary Candle

Candle that reads You're The Best Thing I've Ever Found On The Internet last-minute anniversary gift
Photo: Amazon

Looking for a funny anniversary gift? Consider this soy wax candle available on Amazon Prime that says, "You're the best thing I've ever found on the internet." It has 50 hours of burn time (which is good because they'll want to light it all the time), accompanied by a relaxing lavender or lemongrass scent. The price is just the cherry on top.

19. Chic Picture Frame

Chic picture frame with a herringbone print last-minute anniversary gift
Photo: Target

Target is another major retailer that offers same-day pickup or delivery (depending on the product). They have lots of anniversary gift options like new beauty products, kitchenware or even fun snacks you could assemble yourself into a yummy gift basket. One of our top picks: a lovely picture frame filled with one of your favorite snapshots of the two of you. This one from the decor brand Threshold, created by HGTV's Chip and Joanna Gaines, has a chic mosaic pattern that'll make any image inside pop. Bonus: Some Targets even have photo printing centers which will save you a second trip.

20. Picnic Backpack for Two

Picnic backpack for two last minute anniversary gift
Photo: Amazon

Surprise your loved one with this all-inclusive picnic backpack, setting the stage for a romantic outdoor adventure. With its large insulated cooler bag, wine pouch, waterproof picnic blanket and handy cutlery set, it has all the essentials for a memorable date. Just picture yourself surrounded by nature's beauty, indulging in delicious treats and each other's company. Sounds like the perfect anniversary date idea to us.

21. Personalized Name Sign

Round personalized name sign made of steel last-minute anniversary gift
Photo: Crossmetalworks

Here's another option we love for personalized anniversary gifts with fast shipping. The family name sign is hand-cut from steel, made in the US and ships in just 24 hours. It comes in 14 color finishes and 23 sizes, so you can tailor it perfectly to the recipient's home decor preferences. We recommend they hang it on their front porch to welcome guests to their home.

22. Event Tickets

Couple at an outdoor concert StubHub gift card last-minute anniversary gift
Photo: urbazon | Getty Images

How about an experience gift so you or the receiving couple can do something fun together to celebrate the milestone? Simply find a concert, game, play, musical or comedian they would love to see on StubHub, then checkout. You can email them their gift or print the tickets to slip into a sweet card from the store. If you're shopping for last-minute anniversary gifts for friends and aren't sure what they'd like to see or when they're available, you could give a gift card to StubHub instead.

23. Virtual Painting Class

Virtual painting class last minute anniversary gift
Photo: Uncommon Goods

Here's another experience gift for couples that we love: a virtual painting class! This unique experience allows you and your partner to explore your artistic sides together from the comfort of your own home. Professional art instructor Annie Monaghan will teach you how to paint watercolor portraits of one another that you'll cherish for a lifetime. You can even add on a watercolor painting set with 36 colors.

24. Multi-Purpose Pan

Stylish purple multipurpose pot last-minute anniversary gift
Photo: Nordstrom

Insider tip: Nordstrom sells Our Place pots and pans. Find a nearby store to take advantage of their buy online, pick-up in-store service for the Perfect Pot or Always Pan. (Quite the fitting name for an anniversary gift.) The five-and-a-half quart pot can boil, bake, steam and braise and comes with a nested beechwood spoon and roasting rack that doubles as a steamer while the 10-inch, multi-purpose non-stick pan can sear, saute and fry. If you can, snag one or both in your anniversary year's official color.

25. Fill-in-the-Blank Book

Fill-in-the-blank book last minute anniversary gift
Photo: Amazon

Don't forget an anniversary card! If you don't know what to write, let this little book help you out. It's filled with dozens of prompts to help you put into words all the reasons you love your spouse. It's an inexpensive last-minute anniversary gift that's sure to make them smile wide.

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