Just as there are many ways to get married, there are many ways to celebrate a wedding anniversary. Much like a white dress and a tiered cake aren’t everyone’s idea of perfection, we understand that many couples care more about finding the just-right romantic gift for right now than they do about locating a traditional paper present for the first year or a wood gift for the fifth (no matter how clever the twist). With that in mind, we’re sharing 16 items, from a dapper leather travel bag to a Napoleon-approved ring, that are sure to delight old-fashioned types and modern lovers alike.
Commemorating the occasion with a getaway for two? Set out in style with an elegant weekender crafted of whiskey-brown leather ($360).
Bathtime luxuries shouldn’t be limited to the ladies. These handsome, handmade linen robes ($114) are cut to fit a variety of figures — and are completely free of frills.
Swap tried-and-true truffles for another ultra-decadent chocolate treat ($8.50 for four), made even richer with espresso and dulce de leche.
Toi et moi rings — “you and me” in French — are characterized by two adjoining stones that symbolize the union of two souls; this one, made with opal ($430), dates back to 1905. The rings’ passion-filled past, it turns out, is far-reaching — the diamond-and-sapphire stunner that Napoleon used to propose to Josephine in 1776 likely initiated the trend.
For the underwear aficionado who has (almost) everything: a pair of cashmere and merino briefs ($19) that are soft as silk, comfy as cotton, and luxe as lace — but 10 times hipper.
This 14k gold pendant ($186), accented with a single diamond, serves a daily reminder of the ultimate wish come true.
As their clever creator says, these crocheted slippers ($55 for two pairs) are the ultimate antidote to cold feet.
Because just knowing they exist puts a sparkle in your eyes, here’s a fitting pair of star-themed tees ($48 for two).
The symbol of love you wear around your finger can also infuse your morning ritual with meaning; a set of simple stoneware mugs ($55 for two) adorned with hand-painted rings is like a sentimental secret in plain sight.
Stamp-maker Sachi transforms sweethearts’ snapshots into custom stamps (from $79) bearing their (uncannily accurate) hand-carved likeness.
Honor Cupid’s expert aim with a colorful set of 1950s archery arrows ($39), which make for playful, punchy home decor.
For lovers whose partnership was written in the stars: a personalized print ($18) showcasing your cosmic compatibility.
In celebration of a bond that only continues to grow, here’s a miniature planter in the shape of a happy home ($20).
What’s dreamier than rainfall on a lazy morning in? For peaceful rest no matter the weather, treat yourselves to satin cotton bedding (from $159) patterned to resemble precipitation.
A nod to animals who mate for life, this set of handmade porcelain swans ($69) will sit side by side evermore on a desk or windowsill. (Other ideas inspired by lifelong lovers: a pair of silver penguin studs; this loyal owl; and these wide-eyed, screen-printed turtle doves.)