Personalised Anniversary Gift Ideas

Last week it was our 8th wedding anniversary. We love celebrating our anniversary and I think it’s really important to make time for ourselves as a couple and treat each other a little bit. Obviously we don’t get too much time to ourselves day to day so anniversaries are a little bit special!

Every year we buy gifts according to the traditional or modern theme. This year for 8 years married the traditional gift is Bronze / Pottery and the modern is Linen / Lace. It’s always quite a challenge to look for something nice within the theme, especially as we like to make it a special gift, like a keepsake.

We usually give ourselves a budget which is never huge but we like to buy something special and nothing is more special than personalised anniversary gifts. It’s really nice to be able to personalise something with your own message to make your gift extra special and stand out. I’m sure in years to come, personalised gifts like this will be so lovely to look back on.

I gave hubby this gorgeous personalised bronze pocket watch from Gifts Online 4 U and I’m so pleased with it, and he was too. It’s not something he’ll use everyday obviously but it’s such a nice keepsake present and it was reasonably priced too. It will be really lovely to pass onto our children too for them to look back on happy memories.

It’s not a sturdy pocket watch that you could use all the time but it’s a lovely item to treasure and the engraving is done really well. It was sent very quickly too and packaged in a gift box.

There are so many other great personalised gifts on this website too. Check out other engraved gifts for men, I also really like the engraved wristwatches. There’s something nice about the message being ‘hidden’ and worn against the skin. These are a lovely fit if you follow the traditional / non traditional gift themes too as you can use them for silver / bronze or gold anniversary gifts.

Other ideas I love are personalised glassware, which would be a lovely gift for your other half, I can imagine us toasting each year in with a clink of these personalised glasses. These would be perfect for a 3rd anniversary where the modern theme is glass.


If you’re going all out you could add a personalised bottle too. I’d love to receive this magnum of champagne myself but there are also other bottles to choose from, including brandy, port and wine. It would be lovely to have a bottle of brandy that you took out every anniversary to toast that you made it through another year!


Hopefully this has given you some ideas if you are on the hunt for a personalised anniversary gift. I think there’s nothing more special than a gift that a lot of thought has gone into.

Of course, all of these gifts can be personalised for another occasion, a birthday or Christmas for example, but they do make really special anniversary gifts.

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Disclosure – this post is written in collaboration with Gifts Online 4 U. All opinions are honest and my own.






  1. October 9, 2017 / 9:42 pm

    Oh my gosh, that pocket watch is so lovely and the fact that it has a personalised message on the back, even cuter! Happy anniversary lovely ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. Jen
    October 10, 2017 / 1:31 pm

    We do the same as you, and it was our 8th anniversary last month. We really struggled to find a bronze gift without our budget. I saw lots of lovely bronze statuettes, but so expensive. The watch is a lovely idea, and particularly as you have such a loving message on it.

  3. October 10, 2017 / 3:36 pm

    What beautiful gift ideas! That pocket watch is gorgeous!! What a special keepsake x

  4. October 10, 2017 / 8:47 pm

    I love the idea of engraving a message or the date on the back of a keepsake.

  5. October 11, 2017 / 9:17 am

    I do think personalized items are a great idea as you can make them truly unique x

  6. October 11, 2017 / 9:37 am

    What a lovely idea for an anniversary gift. I always struggle finding the right gift

  7. October 11, 2017 / 2:21 pm

    Some lovely gift ideas! I think the engraved glasses are good for newlyweds or couples celebrating anniversaries. Congrats on your anni too x

  8. October 12, 2017 / 1:45 pm

    Happy 8th anniversary! What a gorgeous idea – pocket watches are so special and love that you have madeit even more so with your message.

    Thanks for sharing!

    Leigh at Fashion Du Jour LDN x

  9. thenafranssen
    October 17, 2017 / 6:09 am

    What great gift ideas!!! Anniversary gifts are hard to make happen and be unique, so these are nice.

    • October 17, 2017 / 12:07 pm

      You’re right, it’s hard to make anniversaries happen. I’m glad you like them.

  10. Becky
    November 11, 2017 / 10:04 pm

    We have an anniversary sundial that you can find online, it is made of glass and sits on the window sill indoors, and was handmade just for us so it would work where we live. It is a clock that tells time by using the sun, but the coolest thing is that it makes really vivid rainbows in our home when the sun shines. We were able to add a date line to our sundial that the time shadow follows on our anniversary day each year and there is even a special mark on that anniversary line to celebrate the actual MOMENT we got married! My husband tells me that the sun and moon and planets all move every day, but they will always align for us on our day together (awww) It really is a great gift though because it also makes brilliant rainbows on the floor when the sun shines, and our toddler loves to play in the colors on the floor. I donโ€™t remember what its called but you can find it online with a search โ€“ it has become a real touchstone in our home!

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