By Anna Kocharian

Published on July 28, 2016

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Gifting a significant other is no easy feat, especially when it comes to an anniversary. Luckily, there are time-tested traditions set to give us a little helping hand. This year, challenge the expected with a slightly revamped twist. Think untraditional yet chic, out-of-the-box ideas, even the toughest-to-shop-for will find to their liking. Here, just a few things to inspire. Happy shopping!

1ST YEAR — paper

Printed on cotton paper, this gold-foiled stationery set will inspire endless strings of classic exchanges

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Prints and books definitely count as well!

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2ND YEAR — cotton

A cozy throw for cold winter nights, this extra-dense and soft piece is about as luxurious as they come.

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3RD YEAR— leather

A good leather detail never fails to please. Especially when it comes in the form of a pastime essential.

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4TH YEAR — flowers

Create an abundant display of florals that wows. Bonus points for recreating a bouquet from the actual wedding! Want something that will last a bit longer? A floral print will do.

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5TH YEAR —wood

Lifesize Jenga that comes in the form of wooden blocks makes for endless hours of entertainment.

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6TH YEAR —candy

This artisanal collection of small batch treats is the perfect gift for the candy enthusiast.

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7TH YEAR — wool

This vibrant, pom pom throw puts a colorful twist on the classic gift theme.

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8TH YEAR — pottery

A quality ceramic that comes in a chic color tone will please even the hardest-to-shop-for.

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9TH YEAR — willow & wicker

A gift that doubles as a potential date is always a win in our book. Take to the park with this charming basket, filled with an assortment of your S.O.’s favorite treats.

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10TH YEAR — tin

There’s very little romance involved with tin, so a little creativity is in order. For her, perhaps a fragrant candle in a vintage-esque tin, and for him, something to help keep his carefully cultivated facial hair prickly-free.

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11TH YEAR — steel

A leather and steel cup set calls for a weekend in the woods. What better way to hint at a romantic getaway for two?

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Stainless steel, lidded, and stylishing simple, think of these as the essentials no morning coffee routine should be without.

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To keep whiskey chilled to taste, a fresh alternative, which won’t result in a watered down drink.

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12TH YEAR —silk & linen

There’s nothing quite like fine silk. Now whether this be in the form of a pashmina, rug, or body lotion is up to you.

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13TH YEAR — lace

For something as delicate as lace, we’d opt for a piece that shows off just a subtle hint of it. Here, a 310 count cotton duvet set that is pure perfection.

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15TH YEAR —crystal

For the perfect pair, a charming set truly worth toasting to.

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20TH YEAR —china

A new arrangement for her morning cup of joe.

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For the foodie for whom jewelry just won’t do, this kitchen must-have is a no-brainer.

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25TH YEAR — silver

As far as jewelry goes, we’re all for something that comes with a little edge. This sterling silver shark tooth necklace will surely do the trick.

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30TH YEAR — pearl

An edgy piece that challenges the conventional with a contemporary spin.

For the one who rarely shies away from a statement piece, a gold-plated necklace that’s just about as radiant as she is.

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35TH YEAR —coral

An inspired light piece reminiscent of coral to bring a defining layer to your interior.

 

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Within a more literal sense of the color, bring about a handful of trinkets and beauty essentials she’ll love.

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40TH YEAR — ruby

Jewels are one thing but who can resist the undeniable beauty of a decorative accent as vibrantly saturated as this.

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45TH YEAR —sapphire

We’re bringing on the blues with an array of items that inspire a modern twist on the traditional gift. From agate and crystal to acrylic and wool, there are no shortage of elements and materials to consider.

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50TH YEAR —gold

A delicate gold detail never fails to please, regardless of the form it comes in.

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60TH YEAR — diamonds

For those lucky enough to reach this stage, a little sparkle is in order!