The 22 Best Last-Minute Anniversary Gifts When You're in a Pinch
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 the nick of time, whether you're shopping for your wife, husband, couple friends or parents.
When you're short of time, your first instinct is probably to go to stores in person. Instead of spending hours roaming the entire mall (and still potentially come away with nothing), we recommend starting your search on the web. It's totally possible to 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, 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 got the 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. A Delivery of Fresh Blooms
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 last minute. We personally love this arrangement of pastel pink roses and ivory ranunculus with fragrant eucalyptus, pittosporum and lavender sprigs for a bit of green. Make sure to add a personalized note at checkout to further express your love and admiration.
2. DIY Fondue Kit
Another classic choice: chocolate! Treat your spouse or the couple 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 anything they crave. Best of all, though, it's available on Amazon Prime, so you can have it delivered in just two days. We suggest bringing over berries, marshmallows and vanilla pound cake the first time it's used.
3. Custom Couple Portrait
Believe it or not, you can get personalized last-minute gifts for your anniversary—like this custom couple illustration. The Etsy seller will turn one of your favorite photos of the two of you together into a custom portrait in just 24 hours with a background color of your choice and a personal message. You can then print it out at a local office supply store and have it framed before handing it over.
4. Monthly Coffee Subscription
If their world spins around two things, you and coffee, then this is one of the most clever 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 on when their first shipment will arrive.
5. Tea Subscription Box
Do they prefer tea to coffee? There's a subscription gift for them as well! Sips by is a highly-rated, women-owned tea brand that will deliver a personalized box of four premium tea flavors on a monthly basis for three, six, 12 or 24 months. Simply choose a duration, then Sips by will email a digital gift card to the recipient that same day, so they can select their taste and type preferences—like loose-leaf versus bagged, caffeinated versus caffeine-free and any dietary restrictions. Better still, if they find a flavor they particularly like, they can buy a whole box. And thanks to their membership (courtesy of you), they'll get exclusive discounts on such purchases.
6. Luxury Candle
You can never go wrong with a luxury candle on a gifting occasion—especially when it can be scooped up for a quick anniversary gift. We adore the French brand Diptyque for gifting. 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, Nordstrom is the answer. Not only does Nordstrom have a buy online, pick up in-store service, but the New York City area can get same-day delivery and shoppers nationwide can purchase expedited shipping. So, no matter what you're shopping for, if you need a last-minute anniversary gift, this department store is always a great option.
7. Trendy Colored Wine Glasses
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 goods—like this set of six pink-hued stemmed wine glasses—are available for free two-day or next-day shipping. They'll be shocked you remembered how badly they wanted this fun drinkware at their next dinner party. Of course, first, they'll want to use them to toast your milestone.
8. Craft Cocktail Kit Subscription
Here's another editor-tested and approved last-minute anniversary gift for parents, friends or you and your better 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?
9. Cheese and Charcuterie Board Delivery
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.
10. Plush Checkerboard Blanket
If your spouse has been using TikTok as inspiration for your home decor, they've definitely come across this blanket. It's unbelievably soft, thanks to the microfiber feather yarn, but the real draw is its playful checkerboard pattern—which will add a touch of color and dimension to your couch or bed. It'll definitely be the first throw they reach for the next time you two settle in for the night. Plus, with Amazon Prime, you'll receive it just in time for your anniversary. Talk about a cute last-minute anniversary gift.
11. Chic Picture Frame
Target is another major retailer that offers same-day pickup or delivery, depending on the product. While 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—save yourself some time without sacrificing sweetness by gifting a lovely picture frame filled with one of your favorite snapshots of the both of you. One of our favorite decor brands to shop at the store is Threshold. (And if your spouse likes HGTV's Chip and Joanna Gaines, they'll be preferential to it, too.) Snag one of Threshold's chic frames and put a sweet picture of the two of you inside. Bonus: Some Targets even have photo printing centers, which will save you a second trip.
12. Personalized Name Sign
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.
13. Multi-Purpose Pan
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.
14. Couple's Card Game
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.
15. Jewelry Gift Card
If you're shopping for jewelry last minute, you might need to hit the mall or pay extra for fast shipping. Luckily, one of our favorite, female-founded jewelry brands, Gorjana, has stores across the country, so you can buy online and pick up in-store to save time. Of course, if you don't trust your taste, it's a-okay to give a gift card to the store instead. It'll let them pick out something they love—like a necklace or bracelet that's custom engraved, something you wouldn't otherwise have time for.
16. Moon Lamp
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 to really set a romantic atmosphere on your anniversary. It's a cute last-minute anniversary gift that really reiterates you love them to the moon and back.
17. Event Tickets
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 off and slip the page into a sweet card from the store. If you're not sure what or who'd they'd like to see or when they're available, you could give a gift card to StubHub instead.
18. Funny Anniversary Candle
Looking for a funny anniversary gift? This soy wax candle available on Amazon Prime 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, thanks to its relaxing lavender or lemongrass scent.
19. Bluetooth Trackers for Keys and Wallet
Say: "I'm so happy I found you and I'll always be there to help you find your wallet or keys," with this last-minute anniversary gift from Amazon Prime. Tile makes small, Bluetooth trackers that clip onto key rings, slide into card slots in a wallet or even stick to phones, remotes or other daily essentials, so they'll never be misplaced again. This set comes with a Slim (wallet) and Mate (keys) tracker in black. They'll definitely put them to use right away.
20. Engraved Custom Key Ring
If you're looking for a small and cute last-minute anniversary gift, check out this key ring. (Which will look great next to a Tile Mate, FYI.) The gold, rose gold or silver-toned stainless steel bar can be engraved on all sides with up to 15 characters each. Think: the coordinates of your first date spot or wedding venue, your anniversary date, your names and a short message. And it ships the very next day. It's one of our favorite last-minute wedding anniversary gifts.
21. MasterClass Subscription
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.
22. Tinggly Experience Gift
Tinggly's fitting "Happy anniversary!" gift box gives couples access to over 750 unforgettable experiences across more than 100 countries to celebrate another year with a thrilling adventure. Think: A Jeep tour in Colorado, snorkeling in the Bahamas or a cooking class in Malaysia. There's 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. It gets even better, still. For every gift experience, Tinggly will offset CO2 carbon emissions by 200%. It's kind of the ultimate choice for a last-minute anniversary gift if you're shopping for an eco-conscious couple or individual who already has everything.