Searching for Personalized Anniversary Gifts? Shop These 25 Custom Creations
A personalized anniversary gift is a thoughtful way to not only say "I love you," but also to say "I love us." Even if you want to follow tradition by exchanging themed anniversary gifts, it's likely you'll be able to find a customized wedding anniversary gift made from the year's symbolic material. That said, these one-of-a-kind gifts will be well received no matter what anniversary you're celebrating. From wall art honoring the wedding day to engraved glassware and even embroidered loungewear, we've rounded up the most romantic and thoughtful personalized anniversary gifts for your wife, husband or married friends.
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The Best Personalized Anniversary Gifts
If you want an anniversary gift customized with names, a wedding date, a location or a photo, you've come to the right place. These are the best personalized anniversary gifts for her, him or them.
1. Sheet Music Canvas Art
Here's a personalized anniversary gift that'll give your partner (or the happy couple) all the feels. Have the sheet music of their wedding song printed on canvas for a unique piece of wall art that'll look stunning wherever it's displayed. There's also an option to include the song lyrics to make this unique gift even more meaningful.
2. Embroidered Afghan Blanket
Keep your gift practical, but still thoughtful, with this cozy throw. This neutral cotton blanket features an elegant chevron design with delicate fringe on all sides and can be custom-embroidered with your or the couple's anniversary year and names. Perfect for snuggling on the sofa, it's a custom anniversary gift that'll warm their hearts (and themselves).
3. Custom Anniversary Book
This anniversary gift is perfect for history buffs or anyone with an interest in current affairs. The hardbound book is filled with the front page of The New York Times from the day they tied the knot right up to the present day. This means the longer they've been together, the bigger the book will be. (Psst, this would be a great personalized anniversary gift for parents celebrating 30, 40 or 50 years of marriage.)
4. Personalized Search-and-Find Book
Want to surprise your spouse with a fun and unique anniversary gift? This personalized love book is guaranteed to bring a smile to their face. Start by adding your names to the cover, then write a dedication and design illustrated characters that look like the two of you. Finally, choose four lively alter egos from throughout history, from Shakespearean lovers to Regency romantics. Wonderbly will then turn your choices into a search-and-find hardcover book you can enjoy reading together.
5. Family Garden Stone
If you're looking for a sweet personalized gift for your anniversary, this garden stone recognizes the family you've grown together. (See what we did there?). Constructed from polyresin and sand material, it's customized with each member's birth month flower, birth dates and name, plus two lines of text.
6. Personalized Anniversary Clock
Time flies when you're having fun! Honor every year, month, day, hour, minute and second since you've said "I do" with this unique, industrial-style clock. It has three faces (to represent how long you two have been married) encased in a glass dome on a wooden base with a personalized gold plaque. To top it all off, it has a built-in MP3 card slot to play your wedding song on your anniversary each year (or whenever you want to hear it with just a push of a button). It'll quickly become one of your most valued possessions as a couple.
7. Personalized Metallic Record
Still searching for personalized anniversary gifts for him, her or them? We recommend this upcycled vinyl record. It's finished with a dazzling gold or platinum hue and can be customized with names, a five-song tracklist (think: a wedding song, go-to car ride tune or anything from their favorite artist) and a sweet message like "Happy Wedding Anniversary!" The record is then suspended in a floating frame for a striking (and meaningful) piece of wall art.
8. Engraved Champagne Flutes
Toast to another year of love, laughter and happily ever after with new glassware. Waterford's collection of engraved anniversary gifts will really make the occasion feel extra special—after all, it is! We love this pair of elegant champagne flutes that can be personalized with initials, names or a short message for a thoughtful touch. If you want to really up the ante, add a bottle of champagne to your gift so they can try them out right away. Say "Cheers!"
9. Personalized Four Across Game
This custom wedding anniversary gift is perfect for the lovebirds with a shared competitive spirit. Personalized with their two names, the wedding date and lots of adorable hearts, this wooden four-across game doubles as a meaningful keepsake and a source of entertainment. It's an especially fitting gift if they're hosting a game night to commemorate another year together.
10. Wedding Dress Portrait
When was the last time your partner took their wedding formalwear out for a little show and tell? We aren't surprised if it's been a long time, as they tend to be packed away carefully for safekeeping. Luckily, there's a way they can admire their dress without taking it out of the box. This Etsy seller hand draws custom illustrations based on the intricate details of their gown. (Just a note: The finished piece comes unframed, so you'll need to factor in some extra time to source your own before gifting it to your spouse).
11. Monogrammed Ice Chiller
If you're shopping for someone who loves entertaining, this is a thoughtful personalized anniversary gift for her, him or them. This monogrammed ice chiller is made from silver or gold-plated stainless steel, with the couple's initials laser engraved in the center. It's the perfect gift to bring a glamorous touch to any at-home celebration and one they'll definitely want to break out at their next dinner party.
12. Birth Flower Necklace
If you're looking for something romantic for your other half, a personalized jewelry gift is always a good choice. This pretty pendant is stamped with a hand-drawn floral motif of your partner's birth flower (or a bloom from the month you got married) and comes in three metallic finishes: 14K yellow gold, rose gold and sterling silver. If the year you're celebrating has an official anniversary flower, you could also choose that to make this special gift even more meaningful.
13. Personalized Push-Pin Map
One of our favorite customizable anniversary gifts is this cool push-pin map from Uncommon Goods. It comes with 100 pins they can use to mark their favorite vacation spots and can be personalized with their names and anniversary date for a thoughtful touch. Whether they use it to plan their next international getaway or reminisce on past trips, this cool gift will impress any travel-loving spouse or couple.
14. Engraved Decanter Set
For their latest wedding anniversary, why not upgrade their barware collection with a personalized whiskey decanter? This one can be etched on the front and back with their family monogram for an instant heirloom they'll be proud to show off. Add matching tumblers (and their favorite bottle of bourbon) if you really want to splurge on your favorite couple.
15. Photo Collage Serving Tray
If you're looking for a personalized anniversary gift for your parents, here's one idea that'll bring on the nostalgia. The wooden serving tray can be customized with a collage of all their favorite snapshots, from their wedding day right up to their latest anniversary. The designs are printed in full color and can be personalized further with text, like their family name or a sweet message.
16. Custom Star Map
Surprise your other half with a personalized wedding anniversary gift that shines as much as they do. Twinkle In Time will create a still of the starry night sky from the day you got married (or met for the first time). All you need to do is provide the date and location before customizing the map's color and adding a thoughtful message underneath. It comes in three sizes and can be printed as a poster or framed for a truly romantic anniversary gift for your husband or wife.
17. Custom Embroidered Sweatshirt
Lean into your playful side and surprise your spouse with some matching loungewear. Your sweatshirt will be embroidered with a heart and your partner's first initial on the sleeve, while theirs will have your initial and a heart—for a sweet gift that literally allows you to wear your hearts on your sleeves. You can also add your anniversary date to be displayed as Roman numerals on the front for the perfect finishing touch.
18. Engravable Gold Cuff Links
Planning to get dressed up and go out on the town to celebrate your wedding anniversary? Surprise your spouse with a shiny new pair of cuff links before heading out the door. Made from 14K gold-plated stainless steel, these round accessories have a small detailed rope border and can be engraved with their monogram, both of your initials, a date or really anything that's less than eight characters.
19. Handmade Ring Dish
Pay tribute to the location where it all started with this handmade ceramic ring dish. Each shallow bowl is crafted with soft clay and then painted with a specific place, the phrase "It all began," and the location name. You can further personalize it with your names for a practical and sweet gift that'll keep their wedding rings safe when they're not wearing them.
20. Crystal Photo Cube
We couldn't write a personalized anniversary gift guide without including a custom photo gift. Whether you're gifting your spouse, friends or parents, this crystal cube is guaranteed to provoke many happy memories. Simply choose a photo to display on the base (think: a wedding day portrait or a more recent snapshot) and have it engraved with a special anniversary message for a thoughtful memento of their love.
21. Custom Cornhole Set
When it comes to customized anniversary gifts, Zazzle has a slew of unique options, like this personalized cornhole set. Made from poplar wood, the boards feature the couple's shared last name and wedding date for a personal touch. They also come with two sets of bean bags (you can choose the color) for a gift that's made for long evenings outdoors.
22. Personalized Coffee Mugs
Did you and your partner carve your initials into a tree when you were younger? Take your spouse back to those heady days of young love with these cute coffee mugs designed to look like heart-carved trees. They're made from porcelain and can be painted with your initials and wedding date for a sweet anniversary gift you can both use every day.
23. Monogrammed Pajama Set
We're big fans of monogrammed anniversary gifts, especially when they come in the form of luxurious nightwear. This set of long-sleeve pajamas is made from silky soft bamboo fabric and can be embroidered with your spouse's initials for a luxe finish. Aside from looking seriously spa-worthy, they're also naturally hypoallergenic, odor-resistant and moisture-wicking for a super comfy night's sleep.
24. Zodiac-Inspired Travel Mug
If your partner always keeps up to date with their horoscopes, they'll love this zodiac-inspired travel mug from YETI. The double-wall insulated cup is available in three different sizes, and will come in handy when they're taking the subway or driving to work. It comes in various colors and can be personalized with their star sign (of course!), name or monogram for a stellar finish.
25. Personalized Flower Pot
Shopping for someone with a passion for gardening? Surprise your green-thumbed spouse or friends with this pretty flower pot etched with the message "Love Grows Here." Add their names (and any additional family members) to the rim for a cute and thoughtful gift representing their flourishing love. Choose from two shades (red or purple) to add a pop of color to their outdoor space.
How to Shop for Personalized Anniversary Gifts
Whether you've found something you love on our list or need to continue the search, here are some things to keep in mind when shopping for personal anniversary gifts.
What are the best ways to personalize anniversary gifts?
Custom illustrations and engraved monograms or dates (or both) are some of the most popular ways to personalize anniversary gifts. Of course, there is no limit on what you can customize and how. Many made-to-order gifts also have space for you to write a short personal message, so you can include any sentiment you want.
When should you order personalized anniversary gifts?
The cardinal rule to personalized anniversary gifts is the sooner you can order them, the better. Custom goods often take extra time to make, so be sure to plan in advance. While some brands (like Personalization Mall) offer express shipping, others, like many Etsy sellers, need a few weeks to complete orders. (Be sure to look over the listing carefully to note any seller-specific ship time parameters.) A good rule of thumb is to purchase the gift four to six weeks before the special occasion. That said, some custom presents will take even longer, so try to start shopping a couple of months in advance—just in case.