Anniversary Gift Ideas for Your Girlfriend

There is no set rule as to what you should get your girlfriend on your anniversary. Every woman is different, so naturally what one girl may find to be the perfect gift another may dislike. Having several gift ideas in mind will help you select the ideal anniversary gift for your girlfriend.


Jewellery is a good anniversary gift for women because it is both useful and symbolic. Jewellery can also be personalised with a date or inscription, which makes it more personal, adding to the sentimental value of the gift. Necklaces, rings, bracelets and earrings are good choices for an anniversary. Consider what type of jewellery your girlfriend normally wears. If she doesn't normally wear necklaces, getting her a necklace may not be a good idea.

Photos and Plaques

Photo gifts are sentimental and romantic. You can make a scrapbook of pictures you've taken together. A personalised frame with a photo of the two of you or a photo cube also make nice gifts. Consider a combination jewellery and photo gift like a locket. A photo of significance can also be made into a puzzle, mouse pad, pillow, T-shirt or even a blanket. Also consider a plaque with a special poem or inscription on it. Plaques can be made of wood, metal, crystal, glass or they may be a framed piece of paper.

Lingerie and Clothing

Give lingerie if you are looking for a sexy gift. If you are not sure what size to buy, check your girlfriend's drawers to see what size her current lingerie is, or get her a gift card to a lingerie store. Keep your girlfriend's taste in mind when selecting lingerie; don't get her something she won't feel comfortable in. You can also get your girlfriend clothing as an anniversary gift. Gifts to consider would include a scarf, gloves, a shawl or a sweater.

Flowers and Candy

Flowers and candy are traditional anniversary gifts for women. Roses are a popular flower choice for women, but if you know your girlfriend's favourite flower you may score extra points by getting a bouquet that includes it. If your girlfriend has a green fingers she may prefer a potted plant or something she can add to her garden. When buying candy the traditional choice is a box of assorted chocolates. You may also consider chocolate-covered strawberries or a gift basket of your girlfriend's favourite treats. To combine the two, buy chocolate roses.

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Hillary Marshall has been writing professionally since 2006. Before writing instructional articles online, she worked as a copywriter and has been published in "Ideal Living" "Sass" "Science Edge" and "Shopping Cents" magazines along with countless websites including Gadling a blog by the Huffington post. Marshall studied early childhood education at the Stratford Career Institute.