April 20, 2020 2 min read

If a friend, colleague, or family member is celebrating an anniversary and you aren’t sure what kind of gift to purchase, it’s always a good idea to go with tried-and-true options like the ones below. They’re practically universal, and no matter who receives them, they’re sure to be a big hit.

A Framed Photo

If you have a photo of the happy couple that you really, really love, consider having it printed and framed as a gift. Sometimes, these moments tend to get lost in the hustle and bustle of daily life, and all it takes is a reminder from a friend or family member to rekindle the romance. A 5x7” or 8x10” photo is perfect, and the frame should be a neutral color or an accent color that matches the couple’s décor. This is perfect for a first anniversary; customarily, the couple should be given paper gifts.

Champagne Flutes

For a third anniversary, it is customary to give crystal (or glass), and these champagne flutes definitely fit the bill. You might choose to have them etched with the town where the couple met, got engaged, or got married for that extra romantic flair. If you really want to go all out, pair it with your favorite bottle of champagne so that the anniversary couple can toast to their happy marriage. (If you prefer the classic stemmed flute variety, they are also available.) These are the perfect addition to any collection and for any anniversary.

Hydration Bottles

For the couples that work out together, or for those who enjoy hiking in the great outdoors, quality hydration bottles are outstanding gifts. This custom night sky insulated hydration bottle is an amazing choice because you can choose a location and date that are important to the couple – where and when they got married or had their first kiss – and have an image of the night sky from that moment engraved on each bottle. It comes in blue as well as in white and keeps 21 ounces hot or cold for the duration of a hike or workout.

Custom Mason Jar

The custom mason jar follows the same principle as the hydration bottles, but with a more rustic feel. Again, you can customize it with the night sky from the time and place of your choice, so it’s possible to add some sentiment here. It features stars, constellations, and planets that are visible from that location and moment in time. Consider getting two – one for each person – and adding these 8.5” stainless steel straws to your order. They’re an affordable alternative to single-use plastic and they come in several fun colors.

Anniversary gifts don’t always have to follow tradition. It’s all about the happy couple and what they like to do. If they’re active, consider choosing insulated tumblers or hydration bottles, and if they’re more sentimental, a framed photo or custom mason jar may be the better choice. Extras like these custom night sky coasters are the perfect finishing touch to round out your gift bag.