18 Outstanding Anniversary Gifts for Gay & Lesbian Couples for Years 11-19

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Looking for some outstanding anniversary gifts for gay and lesbian couples for their 11th-19th anniversary? We’ve got you covered! We’re continuing our series and sharing some truly epic ideas year by year. So far, we’ve given you perfect gifts for years 1-9 and a special 10th anniversary gift guide! Today, we’ll take a peek at the second decade. Let’s get started!

18 Outstanding Anniversary Gifts for Gay & Lesbian Couples for Years 11-19

As we did with the first 9 years, we’re sharing gift ideas inspired by the each anniversary’s special theme. So, let’s take a peek at those, then we’ll dive right in.

Again, we used Eternity Rose’s list because it’s the most complete. They offer some other alternatives beyond the ones we mention below, so check it out. For the flowers, we used 1800Flowers and The Spruce.

Some of the years have the same theme for both traditional and modern.

11SteelFashion JewelryTurquoiseMorning Glory Turquoise
12Home Décor PearlsJadePeonyOyster-white
14Ivory*Gold JewelryOpalDahliaIvory
17FurnitureSameCarnelianRed Carnation**Yellow
18PorcelainSameCat’s EyeDeep Red Flowers**Blue
19BronzeSameAquamarineNo associated flowerBronze
*Ivory is illegal in most places, and for a good reason. Please use alternatives. **These anniversaries don’t have a specific flower associated with them, but rather a color of flowers in general.

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Year 11

The 11th year is all about steel, fashion jewelry, and accessories. With this in mind, it can be a little tough to come up with the perfect present.

1. 11 Steel Roses

11 Steel Roses Anniversary Gifts for Gay & Lesbian Couples for Years 11-19

This gift is on the expensive side, so it can be great to choose as a group present. It encloses the main element of the 11th anniversary, and you can find it on Amazon. While we love the idea of buying 11 of them, they do come as a single rose, which works just as beautifully!

Hand Forged Metal Rose Sculpture - Gift of Everlasting Love - Wrought Steel Flower
  • This handcrafted piece of art will never wilt or die.
  • Perfect and unique gift for her on ant special occasion
  • Perfect and unique gift for her: 4th, 6th, 11th or another wedding anniversary, Valentine’s day, Mother’s Day, Christmas, birthday, wedding gift or other occasions.

2. I “Steel” Do Keychain

This is one of the presents you may want to buy for your significant other, and it’s absolutely perfect. After 11 years, you “steel” do love each other, more than anything. This too can be found on Amazon!

Personalized Anniversary Gift Idea I Still Do Keychain Husband Keychain Anniversary Keychain For Him Keychain Gift Men’s Gift Anniversary ANNI-KEYCHAIN
  • Includes: 1 Stainless Steel Keychain
  • Material: HIGH Quality Stainless Steel
  • Dimensions: Engraved Metal is 1 inch by 1.5 inches. Leather Strap is 5/8 inch by 4 inches.

Year 12

Proper gifts for the 12th anniversary, would be made out of linen, silk, pearls, and, according to the traditional ways, home decor elements.

1. Agate Coasters

Agate Coasters

Coasters are appropriate in every situation, and everyone gets to love them. These ones especially are truly precious, and you can find them on Amazon.

BedRock Blue Agate Coasters for Drinks - Set of 4 - Brazilian Geode Decor - (4"-4.5" Blue)
  • AGATE STONE COASTERS ARE A NATURAL BEAUTY: Carved from Geode Rocks, Agate Slices are crafted into beautiful Stone Coaster arrangements. The unique patterns and shapes make each coaster One-of-a-Kind and a masterpiece of its own.
  • GEODE COASTERS WILL COMPLIMENT ANY BEVERAGE: Enjoy your beverage with Nature Inspired Drink Coasters. Whether it's a cocktail party, dinner party, or entertaining friends these coasters will impress your guests.
  • BRIGHTEN UP YOUR HOME WITH AGATE SLICES : For thousands of years Agate's bright colors have been sought out by royalty to make Jewelry and Home decorations. Create beautiful spaces with Agate Decor, Display Pieces, Wall Art, Jewelry, DIY projects.

2. Decorative Books

Decorative Books

For a boho house, these decorative books may just set the standard. Aren’t they just adorable? I think they’re perfect for book lovers. They are available on Amazon, too.

White Decorative Book,Decorative Farmhouse Books, Paperback Book for Modern Decor,Home|Sweet|Home(Set of 3 ) Stacked Books for Decorating Coffe Tables and Shelves, Rustic Home Book Decor
  • Real books—not fake,actually 3 books with blank pages.They're brand new.Never used, Blank inside, no writing, unlined.
  • This rustic farmhouse book stack consists of 3 paperback books. It reads " HOME SWEET HOME ".wrapped in rustic twine and beads.So cute,perfect for Modern Home Décor, Staging, Wedding, Display Prop, Instant Library, Interior Design, Sketch Book or Art Journal.
  • This farmhouse inspired book stack is perfect for adding a cosy feel and bringing rustic charm to your home.

Year 13

For the 13th year, you need to think about lace and textiles. Of course, you can combine them with some semi-precious stones such as citrine and malachite. Fur is also a modern gift idea, but we prefer to stick with cruelty-free options.

1. Woven tapestry

Woven tapestry

If you want to go with a great gift that combines traditional lace with modern textiles, this one is perfect! While it’s a textile, it has a very lacy style to the design. It has a wonderful boho feel to it, doesn’t it? Can you tell we love that style?

Simpkeely Sketched Floral Medallion Tapestry, Bohemian Mandala Wall Hanging Tapestries, Indian Art Print Mural for Bedroom Living Room Dorm Home Décor 59.1x59.1 Inches(Mauve)
  • Material: 100% high quality polyester fabric material with hand-sewn finishes.
  • Size: 59 x 59 Inches, choose the right size for your idea. Available in two sizes.
  • Easy to hang, fold up and pack away. Environmentally friendly, no dye substance harm to the health of your family. Cold gentle machine wash, line or tumble dry on low, not bleach or iron

2. Citrine Tree Of Life

Citrine Tree Of Life

Combining the wonderful citrine with the home decorations, you can find this tree of life on Etsy, and get one for the amazing couple. You can find it on Etsy!

Year 14

The 14th anniversary can be considered a little controversial, but we are going to talk about the beautiful aspects of it. Rather than going with ivory- which is banned in most places- you can get something elephant-themed instead.

1. Elephant Planter

Elephant Planter

A succulent planter resembling an elephant can be a wonderful option to celebrate both the 14th anniversary and the wonderful elephants. They come in three colors and you can find them here.

Succluent Pots ,Small Flower Pots Planter Pots with Drinage,Ceramic Cute Animal Mini Elephant Flowers Pots Planter for Cactus(6 Pack)
  • Chic appearance design:Special - looking flowerpots make your life even more unique,make your windowsill, living room, desktop,patio more tidy and beautiful.
  • Material:these succulent pots are created with the sturdy ceramic which is made of the kaolin,durable, not easily broken
  • Use: Set of 6 flower pots are suitable for planting most small plants like herbs, succulent plants,Cactus and so on.

2. Dahlia Lotus Bud Glaze Porcelain Tea Tin

Dahlia Lotus Bud Glaze Porcelain Tea Tin

Dahlias are the traditional flower for the 14th anniversary, and this beautiful tea tin is the perfect way to use that theme but in a more everlasting way. It’s positively beautiful, and available on Amazon.

Dahlia White Porcelain Tea Canister for Loose Tea, Airtight Jingdezhen Tea Caddy, Lotus Bud 400 ML
  • STYLE: Snug airtight lid and light-blocking porcelain keeps tea fresh and dry
  • SIZE: 3.9''W x 3.5''H; container volume is 400 ml
  • QUALITY: Exquisitely fine porcelain; smooth finish inside and out

Year 15

Crystal and watches are what characterize the 15th anniversary, so it won’t be hard to find something beautiful. Sure, you could go with traditional crystal and grab a pretty vase. We love the idea below, though, that puts a new spin on it!

1. Crystal Planter

For the partner who really likes to keep his plants healthy and beautiful, this can be a great gift. You can find it on Amazon! 

4 Inch Crystal Plant Pot with Saucer – Cement Geode Planter – Concrete Pots for Plant – Modern Succulent Pot Indoor – Unique Air Plant Holder – Candle Holder – Small Plant Home Decor (Purple Amethyst)
  • Imperfectly Beautiful – Please Understand Each Planter will have its own Unique Marks, Shadings & Imperfections while Maintaining a Smooth Unglazed Finish. Plants NOT Included.
  • Beautifully Handcrafted – With a Combination of Concrete and Raw Crushed Peridot Crystals, these Unglazed Finished Cement Planters Make an Eye-Catching Addition to any Modern and Industrial Decor Schemes.
  • Suitable for Indoor/Outdoor Display – These Planters are Perfectly Sized to House a 3.5”~ 4” Succulent Plant/Cacti or a Small House Plant. It Even Makes a Great Display for Your Favorite Air Plant or Candle. They Also Make Unique Gifts and Housewarming Gifts for Friends and Family!

2. Vintage Watch

Vintage Watch

A vintage watch can be a very good idea. Even if we have our phones to tell is the time these days, it still makes a great fashion statement. It’s available on Amazon in several colors and styles.

Timex Weekender Analog Beige Dial Unisex Watch - T2N651
  • Adjustable olive green 20 millimeter nylon slip-thru strap fits up to 8-inch wrist circumference. The case finish is polished
  • Cream dial with full Arabic numerals; 24-hour military time
  • Silver-tone 38 millimeter brass case with mineral glass crystal

Year 16

On their 16th anniversary, couples used to get silverware as gifts, but peridot is also a good option for it. 

1. Vintage Italian Dinner Service

Vintage Italian Dinner Service

On the expensive side, this vintage Italian dinner service can make the best gift for the 16th anniversary. You can find it on Amazon and also find someone to buy it with!

Italian Collection 'Luxor', 75-Piece Premium 18/10 Surgical Stainless Steel Silverware, Flatware Set, Service for 12, Gold-Plated Hostess Serving Set in a Wooden Case
  • 75 Piece Premium Flatware Set Offers the Finest Stainless Steel Construction with each piece professionally well made
  • Elegant Set Provides Service for 12 (total 72 pc) & a 3-piece Hostess Serving Set
  • Premium heavy 18/10 Stainless Steel

2. Danish Vintage Cake Forks

Did someone say cake? Well, with these adorable forks, there will be cake every day! They are available on Amazon, and I think that everyone should have some of those around!

The price is per fork, just a head’s up. So, you may want to grab just two for the happy couple to enjoy.

Ella Celebration Wedding Fork Set, Silver Bride and Groom Cake Forks, Engraved Vintage Utensils for Ceremony, I Do Gift for Couples (Silver)
  • BRING BEAUTY TO A BEAUTIFUL MOMENT: The scalloped handles bring unique elegance to weddings or anniversaries. The words Bride and Groom are engraved in each fork, so the letters won’t peel or fade.
  • LONG-LASTING KEEPSAKE: This two-piece-set high-end vintage design, will never go out of style. Made of silver plated zinc alloy, this set can be saved long after the big day is over. Continue using for future anniversary parties, birthdays, and special occasions.
  • MAKES A GREAT GIFT: Surprise the engaged couple with these gorgeous serving-ware pieces as a pre-wedding present. It’s one less thing they’ll have to worry about purchasing for the reception! This set is the perfect, unique, special keepsake for a couple to treasure for a lifetime.

Year 17

After 17 years, the tradition says that couples should receive furniture as gifts, but nowadays, it can be a little hard to make it happen. Happily, we can get creative!

1. 17th Anniversary Tree Print

As it can be hard to gift the couple furniture if you don’t know what they need, a print like this can be a great idea to remind them of what’s really important. You can find it on Amazon, and select from over six types of frames, as well as the material and size.

2. Carnelian Prosperity Tree

Carnelian Prosperity Tree

The carnelian is the gemstone of the 17th anniversary, and this tree from Amazon is just beautiful! It symbolizes prosperity, something I think we could all use, right?

FASHIONZAADI Carnelian Crystal, Money Tree, Chakra Decor, Tree of Life, Feng Shui Decor, Crystals and Stones, Gemstone Tree, Crystal Tree, Good Luck Gifts
  • Carnelian stone: Size of carnelian tree is 10-12 inch in height (when open up the leaves of the tree). This is a powerhouse for success and one of the luckiest good luck charms. This crystal tree brings courage, energy and creativity to anyone who wears it. Carnelian restores vitality and motivation, and stimulates creativity. It gives courage, promotes positive life choices, dispels apathy and motivates for success.
  • Sacral chakra: Carnelian stone related to the sacral chakra and linked to the astrological sign of cancer, leo. Carnelian crystal also connected to the element of fire and vibrates to the numbers five and six. The sacral chakra is associated with the emotional and creativity. The sacral chakra helps cultivate, flexibility and adaptability. Extremely powerful and protective stone with high spiritual vibration.
  • Gemstone and crystals: Carnelian gemstone chakra tree for positive energy, it is said to improve career luck as well as an excellent feng shui figurine for those who are in managerial positions. Gem tree brings wealth and luck. In vastu and feng shui, carnelian gemstones tree is used to enhance the energies in the surrounding and balance the external influences.

Year 18

Slowly reaching the 20th anniversary, the gifts are getting more and more complex. For the 18th anniversary, you can think of gifts made out of porcelain or cat’s eye.

1. Midcentury Porcelain Teaset

Midcentury Porcelain Teaset

If your celebrated couple is a big fan of tea, then this midcentury porcelain tea set will be just perfect. It’s available on Amazon, and a little on the expensive side. 

2. Luna Tea Light Holder

In many cultures, “Luna” means “Moon,” and this tea light holder is absolutely precious. You can find in on Amazon and it will definitely send “love you to the moon and back” vibes. 

Luna Bazaar Vintage Mercury Glass Votive Tea Light Candle Holders – Silver (5 Pack, Assorted Designs)
  • OUR MOST POPULAR MERCURY GLASS CANDLE HOLDER DESIGNS – Get tons of savings with 6 of our best-selling mercury glass tea light holders. Works with regular votive candles, tealight candles, & flameless LED tea light candles
  • DECORATE WITH EASE – These vintage votive candle holders come with an antiqued finish that stands out or blends in! The pretty color offerings complement any theme or color scheme, so you can decorate with ease at home or for any occasion
  • STAR OF THE PARTY – Literally (and figuratively) light up every party and be the sought-after events planner with our tealight candle holders as venue decor & party table centerpieces. Provides that stylish & dramatic feel to any important event!

Year 19

The 19th anniversary is the bronze one, so the gifts must be chosen accordingly. Additionally, you can also go for something made out of aquamarine.

1. Bronze Shot Glasses

Bronze Shot Glasses

Everyone likes a good party, and with these bronze shot glasses from Amazon, everyone will have a wonderful time celebrating. They’re also great for making miniature Moscow mules!

Whiskey Shot Glasses 2-Ounce - Set of 4 (Hammered Copper)
  • THE FUN WAY TO SERVE VODKA SHOOTERS These mini Hammered Copper mugs are sure to be a hit at your next party
  • 100% GENUINE COPPER Plating Exterior of these mugs is plated with copper polished to perfection and lacquered to resist tarnishing
  • NONREACTIVE INTERIOR Stainless steel mug won't tarnish with age, making these mini mugs more durable than solid copper options

2. Bronze Music Sheet

I personally LOVE this one. You can gift the couple a custom-made bronze music sheet with the notes to their first dance. You can find it on Etsy and customize it however you want!

Other Thoughtful Anniversary Gift Ideas for Gay & Lesbian Couples

Gifting is a generous act that allows you to communicate your feelings and appreciation to the lovely couple. As such, sticking to the yearly-themed anniversary gifts mentioned above themed keepsakes is optional. Instead, you can be unique and choose a thoughtful gift that describes the couple’s relationship as you’ve known them down the road.

Here is a guide to help you find something the lovely couple will relish: 

1. Personalized picture frames

Personalized picture frames are a sentimental way to honor the cute couple for any of their anniversary. They will use the frame to display their most affectionate and memorable moments. In addition, you can have their names or other personal details, such as their wedding date, engraved on the frame to make this gift more meaningful. 

2. Custom engraved wood cutting board or matching aprons 

This will be the perfect idea if you know the couple as people who love cooking or spending time in the kitchen. Surprise such a couple with personalized kitchen accessories they can display or use. An engraved wood cutting board, butcher block, wood recipe box, and matching aprons are thoughtful ideas any gay or lesbian couple will appreciate. Again, have these gifts chiseled with personalized information that feature Mr & Mr or Mrs & Mrs titles. 

3. Drink Coasters to Serve During the Anniversary Day

This is the ideal practical gift for couples who like holding parties. For example, a personalized drink coaster engraved with their wedding date would be a significant anniversary gift to remind them how much you care. Other party-themed alternatives you can consider include; customized serving bowls, glass ice buckets, or a set of glassware. 

4. Custom Name Mugs

Mugs are a simple but unique gift to commemorate any anniversary. Custom mugs featuring the couple’s name, picture, or other personal details speak volumes, and you are sure they will relish the gift whenever sipping coffee. 

5. Romantic Weekend Getaway

If the couple loves to travel and explore destinations, give them tickets to a destination on their bucket list they have yet to discover or a previous getaway they always talk about as their favorite. Undoubtedly, this surprising and delightful gesture would top as their best anniversary gift ever.

When planning a romantic weekend getaway, it’s best to consider the most friendly LGBTQ destinations that are comfortable and welcoming for the couple. Check this guide: LGBT-friendly beaches and cities for the ultimate travel experience. 

6. A classic lesbian or gay novel

I have saved my favorite for last. Book gifting conveys sentiments and feelings, and they leave a long-lasting impact. Plus, if the couple loves reading, what’s the ultimate gift besides a classic lesbian or gay novel?

Desert of the Heart by Jane Rule, ‘Villette’ by Charlotte Bronte, Annie on my mind by Nancy Garden, Giovanni’s Room by James Baldwin, and City of Night by John Rechy are just some of the masterpieces in the extensive and diverse LGBT genre.

Giving such books to a couple on their anniversary will bring long-lasting enjoyment that will nurture their relationship.

Looking for some outstanding anniversary gifts for gay and lesbian couples for their 11th-19th anniversary? Check out our top picks!

What are your favorite anniversary gifts for gay and lesbian couples for years 11-19? Share below!

Last update on 2023-03-15 / Affiliate links / Images from Amazon Product Advertising API

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