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.

YearTraditionalModernGemstoneFlowerColor
11SteelFashion JewelryTurquoiseMorning Glory Turquoise
12Home Décor PearlsJadePeonyOyster-white
13LaceTextilesCitrineHollycockWhite
14Ivory*Gold JewelryOpalDahliaIvory
15CrystalWatchesRubyRoseRed
16SilverwareSamePeridotStaticeSilver
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.
  • Give that special someone a wrought iron flower that will never die or wilt just like your affection for them.

2. I “Steel” Do Keychain

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 Etsy!

Personalised 11 Years and I STEEL DO. Hand stamped 11th | Etsy
$13.46

This is made from aluminium and makes a perfect 11th anniversary gift

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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.
  • GEODES MAKE AN EXCELLENT CONVERSATION PIECE: Agates are a true wonder of the world. When a Volcano Erupts and Molten Lava freezes stunning Geodes are created. These fascinating specimens will be adored by any Rock Lover, Geologist, Child, and Nature Lover.
  • TRUE AGATE COASTERS - differ from pictures? Nature has created each stone to be exactly what it should, and each piece is just as unique and beautiful as a snowflake! Each coaster is unique due to naturally occurring color & pattern variations

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.

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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.
  • These faux book stacks will look beautiful on a shelf, coffee table, mantle or tray. They're also thoughtful personalised gifts, Ideal for home decor.
  • Surprise friends, family, teachers, bosses, and coworkers with this tastefully decorative gift. Perfect for Chanukah, Christmas, Valentine’s Day, Father's Day, Mother's Day, weddings, anniversaries, housewarmings and birthdays,halloween.

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
  • Multiple usage: Square Tapestry, Beach Towels, Picnic Mats, Bedspread, Sofa Chair Cover, Table Cloth, Wall Art, Blanket, Yoga Mats and Ceilings.
  • Our tapestries can be customized with your favorite sizes, pictures and text for the perfect gift or casual accessory. Please contact us to create your own unique tapestry.

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!

Citrine Tree of Life Raw Stone Tree Chakra Healing Gemstone | Etsy
$32.00

The trees made of different gemstones are a popular way of giving rise to different aspects of life. Being highly energizing, they are a powerful and at the same time a very beautiful tool for creating harmony at home.

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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.
  • Drainage:Every ceramic planter comes with a drainage hole in the bottom,prevent the root of the plant from soaking in water, allowing the plant to breathe better and grow
  • Worry-free after-sales: We provide professional after-sales service, please feel free to contact us by email if there’s any quality problem after receiving the Flower Pots.

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 Lotus Bud Glaze Porcelain Tea Tin/Tea Storage/Tea Caddy/Tea Canister
  • STYLE: Snug airtight lid and light-blocking porcelain keeps tea fresh and dry
  • SIZE: 3.9"W x 3.5"H
  • QUALITY: Exquisitely fine porcelain; smooth finish inside and out
  • MULTI-USE: Use as decor or storage for tea, coffee, spices. Part of a collection
  • RISK FREE: Covers all defects and damages with no-question-asked return policy

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

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 Etsy

Crystal planter geode planter cement planter plant holder | Etsy
$39.00

Raw gemstones and cement are formed together to create a unique and one-of-a-kind housewarming gift, home accent, and home for your small plants or other small items.

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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.

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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
  • Indiglo light-up watch dial
  • Water resistant to 30 meters (100 feet): In general, withstands splashes or brief immersion in water, but not suitable for swimming or bathing

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
  • Cream-Colored Interior Storage Trays
  • Beautifully Packaged In a High-Gloss premium Wood Case with Pullout Drawer

2. Danish Vintage Cake Forks

Danish Vintage Cake Forks

Did someone say cake? Well, with these adorable forks, there will be cake every day! They are available on Etsy, 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.

Danish Design Frigast Sterling Silver Cake Forks | Etsy
$54.90

The price is for 1 fork, please enter the desired color!

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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

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 Etsy, and select from over six types of frames, as well as the material and size.

17 Year Anniversary Gift 17th Anniversary Personalized Gift | Etsy
$28.00+

This custom art piece is especially designed to commemorate the 17th wedding anniversary, known for its traditional color of Yellow. 

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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?

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.
  • Home decor office tree: Carnelian tree utilizes energy of heat, passions, actions, and concepts. Orange color is a high energetic color which produces energy and positivity. You can used this tree for positivity. Crystal tree best for interior and home office and desk decor, holistic home decor, crystal house decor, tree decor and table decor. Carnelian stones will bring more positivity to your life, You will feel more energetic and optimistic.
  • Carnelian good luck tree: The chakra tree is perfect spiritual gifts for women, inspirational gifts for men office, best office gift for colleagues, peaceful gifts for women, gift for spiritual friend, reiki gifts, crystal gifts. This is best stones gift for the crystal lover. A charming and delightful home decorative feng shui stone tree. Crystal feng shui gem tree made up prosperity crystals which is symbol of good luck, wealth, positivity etc.

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

Luna Porcelain Tea Light Holder Ceramic Votive Holder White

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

Luna Porcelain Tea Light Holder Ceramic Votive Holder White | Etsy
$20.20+

Each delicate white porcelain tea light holder features a different natural scene that glows beautifully when lit with a votive. Choose from a wide choice of designs including dragonflies, dandelions, bees, lavender, star, heart, lace heart, swallows, butterfly and thistle.

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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
  • SIMPLE TO CLEAN Just wipe them with a damp cloth and they're ready to go for next time!

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!

Bronze Anniversary Custom Music Sheet 8th Wedding | Etsy
$51.97+

Bronze/ 8th Wedding Anniversary Gifts - Your special song/ music sheet on a custom-made bronze effect canvas.

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

I hope you love these anniversary gifts for gay and lesbian couple as much as we do

Related: Heirloom Gifts

Related: Heirloom Gifts! It’s not always easy to choose perfect present, but now you know what to look for, and you even have some adorable ideas for it! Later this week, we’ll be talking about great ideas for the big 20th anniversary, so come back and join us!

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

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