The Best Anniversary Gifts to Celebrate Your Major Milestone

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Anniversary Gifts for Each Milestone
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There's no doubt that every year spent with your special someone is extraordinary in its own way. From the everyday experiences that define your relationship to more pivotal moments like building a family and other major chapters, every step of your life together works to make it what it is today. That said, you can't ignore the fact that reaching certain milestones -- such as one year and 50 -- together is worth a bigger celebration.

Whether you're celebrating your anniversary later this year or you want to get a thoughtful Valentine's Day gift to make this year extra special, there are plenty of ways to mark your milestone years -- including milestone anniversary gifts.

Traditionally speaking, each year has a specific theme for anniversary gifts, representing the milestone you've reached, such as paper, silver or gold. If you're looking for some gift ideas based on these traditions, ET Style has you covered. Of course, for those of you who prefer to take the unconventional route to gift-giving, we also added a few options for some years that touch on the theme without leaning completely into the tradition.

Ahead, see the anniversary gifts for your significant other to celebrate each major milestone.

1 Year: Paper

One year in the books is no small feat. Celebrate your loved one with something unexpected that takes on the traditional gift of paper, such as personalized notecards, chic notebooks, or a professionally printed photo album that holds your favorite moments from the first year together.

Papier
Papier Deco Corners Notecards
Papier
Papier
These timeless notecards will be a favorite for anyone who uses them.

Smythson
His and Hers matching pocket notebooks are the perfect way to celebrate your loved one, whether it's for a Valentine's Day gift, an anniversary present, or just to let them know you were thinking of them.

Artifact Uprising
Artifact Uprising Layflat Photo Album
Artifact Uprising
Artifact Uprising
This sleek photo book will bring all of your favorite photos -- and memories -- together in one place, for you and your loved ones to look through time and time again.

5 Years: Silverware & Wood

Old traditions call for wood as the fifth anniversary theme, while more contemporary options consider silverware. This year, celebrate your other half with fresh flatware or a wooden cookbook stand to take your kitchen game to the next level. Or, if you want to get a more out-of-the-box anniversary gift, get a wood-scented candle.

Oneida
Oneida® Voss Satin 45-Piece Flatware Set
Bed Bath & Beyond
Oneida
Want to upgrade your dining experience? A new flatware set is the perfect way to elevate every meal.
REGULARLY $109.99

Stacy Borocz
Stacy Borocz Reclaimed Wood Colored Cookbook Stands
Uncommon Goods
Stacy Borocz
For those who like to spend time bonding in the kitchen, this will make following your favorite recipes that much easier. Plus, it'll add a sleek touch to the setting.

Boy Smells
Boy Smells Ash Candle
Shopbop
Boy Smells
Add an earthy scent to any evening -- whether you plan to spend it with yourself or with someone special.

10 Years: Diamond Jewelry

Celebrate the first decade -- which you and your S.O. undoubtedly filled with highs, lows, and everything in between -- with diamond jewelry to show that your love is forever. There's truly no going wrong with the timeless gemstone, whether you choose classic diamond earrings or an everyday bracelet.

Katkim
Katkim Gold Diamond Earring
Net-A-Porter
Katkim
This gold diamond earring creates the illusion of a pin going through your ear to create an elegant and edgy look.

Jemma Wynne
Jemma Wynne Toujours Diamond Bracelet
Jemma Wynne
Jemma Wynne
If you're looking for a modern, sophisticated bracelet to wear every day? This Jemma Wynne piece will go with anything you wear, whether you're dressed up or down.

Melissa Kaye
Melissa Kaye Aria 18-karat Gold Diamond Earrings
Net-A-Porter
Melissa Kaye
These diamond earrings from Melissa Kaye -- a jewelry designer seen on the likes of Gigi Hadid and Rihanna -- will be a timeless addition to your collection.

BRUCE
Let's be honest: A small diamond stud earring will never be a bad choice.

20 Years: China

If you're reaching your second decade, celebrate with an intimate gathering featuring a new set of fine china. From simple, minimalist styles to options that teem with luxury, these will be the plates you bring out for every special occasion moving forward.

Lenox
Anyone who wants a china plate set with a touch of glimmer for hosting dinners will love this gold-accented option from Lenox.

Wedgewood
There's nothing quite like a classic set of bone china to add to the home experience -- and this one is available for less than $100.

Stories of Italy
Stories of Italy Eclipse Set Of 6 Platinum Plain Plates
Moda Operandi
Stories of Italy
Want a set of plates that define luxury? These ceramic plates feature platinum detailing to give them a unique, artisanal detail.

25 Years: Silver

Known as the Silver Anniversary, it only seems fitting that you would gift your spouse or partner with elegant sterling silver jewelry or cufflinks that'll withstand the trends of today for your 25th year. Plus, thanks to their versatile quality, you can wear them with anything, from everyday outfits to formal ensembles.

Agmes
Agmes Small Dahlia Hoops
Shopbop
Agmes
Whether these are a gift for a special occasion or a self-love present, you'll want to wear these sculptural earrings every single day.

Uncommon Matters
Uncommon Goods Semibreve Sterling Silver Ring
Moda Operandi
Uncommon Matters
Swap out your dainty jewelry for this thick, chunky domed ring from Uncommon Matters.

Jennifer Zeuner Jewelry
Jennifer Zeuner Jewelry Esti Earrings
Shopbop
Jennifer Zeuner Jewelry
With the layered box chain drops, these sterling silver earrings can feel like a dressier, cool addition to any wardrobe.

Effy
Cufflinks are the perfect way to celebrate the man in your life. Give him these, and he'll be wearing them for every special occasion.
REGULARLY $350

50 Years: Gold

There's nothing like reaching the Golden Anniversary of 50 years. For a monumental milestone like this, a gift for your loved one after this many years should be equally epic. We love the idea of fine gold jewelry -- whether it's in the form of an everyday pendant, necklace, bracelet or ring. These are the milestone gifts that'll last for years -- and when you're ready, passed down generations.

Aurate
There's nothing quite like a personalized gift like a sweet initial charm. Give this to anyone, whether it's your significant other, your best friend, your sister, or your mother.

Catbird
Who wouldn't love having this vintage-inspired charm in their jewelry collection?

Vintage
Show your favorite person some love with this vintage bracelet, which features hearts and keys.

Anito Ko
Anita Ko 18-karat Gold Ring
Net-A-Porter
Anito Ko
The details of this ring give it so much character. Wear it with your other favorite rings or on its own.

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