Anniversaries are an important milestone for any couple, and they’re definitely an occasion worth celebrating. They’re a time when you can look back on all the precious memories you’ve been able to share with your loved one, while also looking towards your future together.
Gifts are a great way to say ‘I love you’, but picking out the right anniversary gift can be quite challenging. You’ll want to give your partner something that you know they’ll love, but will also remind them every day of how much you care for them. There’s a lot of ideas for anniversary gifts out there, so many that it can even get a bit overwhelming. But don’t worry, our gift-giving experts here at Wakuda have got you covered.
We’ve put together a list of some of our favourite anniversary gifts, all available right here at Wakuda! Whether it’s your first anniversary or even your 20th wedding anniversary together, we’re sure these gifts from incredible brands with African and Caribbean roots will make your loved one feel extra special.
My Soul Mate Card (£3.10)
Sometimes the simplest gifts can end up being the most memorable, and this romantic My Soul Mate greeting card from Natis Creations is a simple yet sweet way to show your other half how much they mean to you. Featuring an illustration of a happy couple on the front, the card also has a low satin sheen to help create a luxurious finish that’s perfect for such a special day. Each card is also left blank inside so you can write a special message for your sweetheart. For those of you looking for an understated anniversary gift, this card is sure to put a smile on your partner’s face.
On Our Anniversary Card (£4)
If you’re looking for a card that’s a bit more anniversary-centric, this On Our Anniversary card designed by All Shades is the perfect choice to mark this special milestone. The card features a silhouette of a couple against a heart-shaped background – a simple yet effective way to show someone your love. Printed on high quality card stock, you’ll also be able to write your own unique love letter inside the card to help make it even more special.
If this is the first anniversary you’re celebrating with your partner, we definitely recommend picking up this simple yet thoughtful card. It’s a great gift on its own or as an accompaniment to some flowers, chocolate, and a bottle of wine.
Ankara/Kente Card Holder (£10)
Wallets are a practical and useful gift idea that will remind your partner daily of your love and affection. This wallet uses a sturdy vegan leather material that’s still soft to the touch, providing that luxurious feel. The addition of vibrant African print across the wallet also makes this both stylish and functional at the same time.
Just to make this gift even more unique, you can also choose to have their initials embroidered onto the wallet. This personalised anniversary gift will have your sweetheart feeling even more special knowing this wallet was made for them.
African Print Knotted Necklace and Earrings Set (£18)
While diamonds may be a girl’s best friend, we think they’re in for some tough competition from this beautiful necklace and earring set by Bukis. This gorgeous jewellery set is handcrafted with 100% cotton African textile, with gold coloured hardware that’s light and comfortable enough for all-day wear. With the matching earrings, this jewellery set is sure to be the perfect addition to your lovely lady’s outfit. Every time she wears them, she’ll be reminded of your love and the perfect, romantic anniversary you shared together.
Handmade Rose Quartz Bracelet with Heart Charm (£20)
If you’re looking for a truly romantic gift to give your special woman on your anniversary, this rose quartz bracelet will leave her blushing the whole day. Handmade by Tymaeli Crystals, this bracelet uses natural rose quartz and features a heart-shaped charm to symbolise your love for her. Rose quartz is believed to attract love and ward off negative energy, making it the perfect crystal for such a romantic day.
You can also switch out the heart-shaped charm for another one, with lotus flowers and crowns among the other charm options available. With these customisable options, alongside alluring rose quartz, your partner will definitely appreciate this thoughtful addition to her wardrobe.
Kustomyzed Mr & Mrs Bullet Vase (£25 – £30)
Flowers are a classic wedding anniversary gift, but you’re going to need somewhere to keep them as well. This is where these customised glass vases from Kustomyzed come in. Each hand blown vase comes with a piece of fixed text that reads ‘Mr and Mrs’, with space underneath where you can have your surname and a date engraved onto the vase. You can engrave the date of your wedding or the first time you met, either way this vase is a unique gift idea that will help memorialise your special anniversary. Once it arrives, simply pop your new bouquet of flowers into the vase and show off this beautiful new centrepiece to your home that also showcases your love for each other.
Kente Cufflinks (£28.50)
If you’ve got a fancy dinner date planned to celebrate your anniversary, you’ll want your man to look his best for this occasion. These Kente cufflinks by Clariscia Gill are sure to be the perfect addition to his outfit. Featuring a yellow and red Kente fabric, they’ll provide a subtle pop of colour while also adding a touch of class that’s perfect for your anniversary celebration, a romantic night out, or any formal occasion. With these classic cufflinks, your man is sure to look as sharp as he did on your wedding day or first date.
Pamper Hug Hamper For Two (£49.99)
While anniversaries are a great time for parties and lavish celebrations, they can also be a chance to take some time and treat each other with a pamper evening. If you’re planning an at-home anniversary celebration, we highly recommend checking out this Pamper Hug Hamper for Two. Curated by the team behind Hug Hampers, it has everything a couple will need for a cosy night in. With clay masks, incense, shea butter, and scented candles, this hamper will have you set up for a perfect night of rest and relaxation.
The hamper also comes with a set of unique ‘Connect-Cards’ which have 20 questions designed to facilitate intimate conversations between couples. If you’re looking to wind down and reflect during your anniversary, this hamper is a must-have anniversary gift.
Kustomyzed Wine Glasses (£50)
If you want to raise a toast for all the amazing times you’ve had together, these customisable wine glasses will be the perfect anniversary gift! Another great option by the Kustomyzed team, these glasses are hand cut, polished, and embellished with Swarovski elements – a touch of luxury that’s perfect for your anniversary.
You can also engrave each glass with up to four lines of text, with small hearts scattered around the text. What you choose to engrave the glasses with is completely up to you! You can have your names, the date you first met, or the date of your wedding anniversary. Whatever you choose, this pair of custom wine glasses is the perfect gift for any couple celebrating a special anniversary. So what are you waiting for? Crack open that bottle of wine you’ve been saving and raise a glass to love!
Anniversaries are truly a special moment to cherish, and while searching for the perfect gift can be a bit confusing, we hope this blog has given you a few ideas on what to gift your loved one this year. From classic anniversary options like jewellery and wallets to more personalised gifts like engraved wine glasses, the possibilities are truly endless. These anniversary gift ideas will have you sorted whether it’s your first anniversary together or your 25th wedding anniversary.
But don’t forget, the key is to choose a gift that reflects your partner’s personality as well as the special bond the two of you share. With these ideas, you’ll be able to find the perfect gift that will make your partner feel special, loved, and cherished for days to come.
Got any more special occasions coming up? Not to worry, you can also check out our other blogs that cover the best gift ideas for Christmas, Valentines Day, Father’s Day, and more! These guides will help you find the perfect gift for every occasion. If you’re feeling a bit more adventurous, check out our entire collection of gift ideas – brought to you by some of the UK’s best Black-owned businesses!