When you look back on pictures from your wedding day, it may feel like the two decades since have flown by. That time has hopefully been full of joyful moments, like starting a family, adopting a puppy, or going on an epic cross-country road trip, and hopefully only a few less-than-joyful ones (perhaps an argument over asking for directions on said cross-country road trip?). To celebrate the tough times you’ve weathered and all the happiness you’ve shared, be sure to get your husband or wife an anniversary gift that’s worthy of the occasion.
This year, the traditional anniversary-gift material is porcelain. While you might think that limits your options to fusty dish sets, we went through our archive of giftable, expert-recommended products to find a wide selection of options, from a status planter for proud plant parents to a Danish-designed coffee pot for couples that caffeinate together (and, of course, there are a few Strategist-approved dishes in here, too). If you haven’t been married for 20 years yet, we’ve also compiled gift guides for milestones along the way, including first, second, third, fourth, fifth, sixth, seventh, eighth, and tenth anniversaries. And if you’re looking ahead, check out our list of 25th- and 50th-anniversary gifts.
For the brunch-loving couple
For the minimalist couple
For the Hasami-loving couple with a Target budget
If you like the Hasami Porcelain aesthetic but not the price tag, then these from Our Place are a perfect alternative. Similar aesthetics aside, they’re also just good plates: They stack well for easy storage, are made from a durable porcelain, and are neutral without being pastel.
For the couple without matching dishes
For the couple without matching dishes (on a budget)
For the plant-parent couple
A favorite of cool people like Scott Haven, co-owner of Homecoming, and Sight Unseen co-founder Jill Singer, this is a Strategist-certified status planter. Besides looking neat, it features an integrated saucer for drainage to keep your ZZ or pothos going strong.
For the couple with an abundance of sanseveria
For the couple that is sensitive to smells
For the couple redecorating the bathroom
For the couple redecorating the whole house
When Strategist editor Alexis Swerdloff moved into a new apartment and wanted to give its “Pottery Barn circa 1998” fixtures an update, she turned to these vintage-looking door knobs that were a breeze to install.
For the couple that can’t stand LEDs
Porcelain light bulbs tend to give off a softer, warmer light than the standard ones you pick up at the hardware store. In particular, we recommend these from lighting brand Tala, which are made from mouth-blown porcelain glass and have an average life span of 30,000 hours.
For the couple that cherishes tea time
For the couple that prefers coffee
For the couple drinking their eight glasses a day
For the artsy couple
For the quirky couple
For the couple that frequents the farmers’ market
For the couple that hosts Sunday suppers
Made from baking shards of porcelain onto steel, enamelware — especially the splattered and marbled varieties — has been trending lately. Use this bright colander to strain pasta or just show it off on the counter.
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