If you’re searching for last-minute wedding anniversary ideas – we’ve got you covered! Below, we’ll take a look at some truly thoughtful gifts to give each other. We promise, they won’t make you look like a procrastinator. All of them are equally perfect for gay and lesbian couples, although we divided them into sections to make it easier to find just what you need. Let’s dive in, shall we?
Outstanding Last-Minute Wedding Anniversary Ideas
So, it’s happened. You left your anniversary gift to the last minute. We’ve all been there – but don’t worry. The internet is at your disposal, and there are so many options out there – you just need to know where and what to look for.
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Also, while we’re breaking it up into “his” and “hers” sections, there’s absolutely nothing that prevents these gifts from being totally gender-neutral. So, don’t feel like you can’t get her a set of glasses or him a cute Canvas photo! Even the “Mr and Mr” gifts also come in “Mrs and Mrs” versions.
Last-Minute Anniversary Ideas for Him
From personalized wine glasses to the sweetest card, these gifts make perfect last-minute anniversary ideas for him!
1. Personalized Wine Glasses
Do you and your partner love a drink after a long day? Alcoholic or not, these wine glasses are still perfect home ware gifts.
With “Together forever” and “This Is Us” printed on them, they will certainly put a smile on your partner’s face on your anniversary.
Obviously, because these are personalized they cannot be super last-minute. However, with them being so unique, your other half will never suspect that you left this to the last minute.
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Do you have coffee together every morning? Or a cup of tea when you get home? This coffee mug set will give you quality bonding time in the morning. You can look down on these mugs, and just remember how special your relationship is, and how special you are as a couple.
P.S they’re also pretty big mugs, which is just perfect for all those who need a big cup of Joe in the morning.
- Not Dishwasher Safe – Hand Wash Only
3. Simpsons portrait
This is a little bit more of a niche gift, for those who love The Simpsons. This would make a really wonderful gift.
Top tip: always look into hobbies and interests when you’re shopping last minute. This makes the gift rather easy to choose but also is super thoughtful and appear well-thought-out. They never have to know that it’s a last-minute gift.
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4. LGBT Personalized Hidden Message Scroll Braided
You’re never too old for friendship bracelets – obviously, these have a slight twist as it’s your anniversary. That’s where the hidden message comes in.
Yes, these bracelets have a hidden message as you scroll them along. You can put anything you like. That’s why Amazon is so special.
They also have pride colors incorporated, which is a lovely little addition. Plus, you both get one – just to make it even more special.
- Material: Rainbow bracelet is made of durable nylon with stainless steel buckle, sturdy and comfortable to wear, can be washed repeatedly and used for a long time.
- Adjustable Size: Rainbow pride bracelet is 10 inches in length and has 6 sizes in width, including 14mm, 16mm, 18mm, 20mm, 22mm and 24mm. Rainbow bracelet can be adjusted for different wrist sizes with adjustable holes, suitable for most men and women.
- Widely Used: Rainbow wristband is not only used as a stylish watch band accessory, but also as a pretty bracelet for LGBT to show pride, perfect for everyone to match with either casual or formal clothes.
5. Don’t forget the card
Obviously, you also have to get your partner a card. This one is pretty perfect for you to give your husband! I love the timeless look. Like the artist says, sometimes less is more. You can add your own personalized message if you want, or leave it blank and hand write the message yourself.
Last-Minute Anniversary Ideas for Her
From some of our favorite first year milestones labels to super sweet prints, these are some amazing last-minute anniversary ideas for her!
6. Big milestone wine labels
You can also buy these cute marriage milestone wine labels. This allows you to crack open your favorite beverage when you hit new milestones. These are super thoughtful gifts, that could actually provide you with years of love and happiness.
Some of the labels include little things like “the first dinner party” and “the first-night” others include bigger milestones like “the first baby”. Obviously, you can pick and choose which ones you would like.
- WINE BOTTLE LABELS – Includes 5 unique wine bottle labels. The perfect unique wedding gift or for a wedding engagement gift and bridal shower gift.
- STANDARD SIZE – Our 4 x 5 adhesive labels will fit the front of most standard wine bottles. Minor assembly required- just peel and stick to your favorite bottle of wine. Remove original label for best results.
- WATERPROOF – Each order is printed on our highest quality waterproof glossy labels. Serve refrigerated or in ice!
7. Love Wins top
You’re living proof that love does win. If you want to celebrate this on your anniversary, this could be the top for you.
The Love Wins top would be a really cute gift to get somebody. Why not get matching, too?
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Cute canvas poster
This is just adorable and definitely doesn’t strike as a last-minute gift. It’s so thoughtful and personal, that they’ll never assume anything. That’s always an added bonus.
This canvas states the date when you met when you got engaged, and when you said I do. These three major milestones will bring nostalgia and also excitement for the future.
- GREAT WALL DECOR IDEA for an office, bedroom, living room, dining room and more!
- HIGH QUALITY PRINTS make cool gift ideas for family and friends of the LGBTQ community
- UNIQUE & EYE-CATCHING – This LGBTQ-themed printed wall art decor makes a bold design statement and adds character anywhere it is displayed.
We found this poster so cute, not only because it is totally customizable (names and illustrations) but also because it can include your fur babies.
If you own a couple of pets together, they should absolutely be included in this anniversary. An adorable family portrait.
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Other anniversary celebration ideas for LGBTQ couples
Aside from gifts, there are other ways to make your anniversary amazing and fun. If you want to make it a memorable day for you and your partner, here are some last-minute ideas you can employ to make it a night to remember:
1. Recreating your first date
This is always a sweet way to celebrate your anniversary especially if it is your first anniversary together. For example, if your first date was at a movie, you can recreate that date by planning a date with your partner at the same theater or by watching that same movie together. If your first date was in a park, you could take them to the same park to recreate that special moment. This idea will surely bring both of you the sweet nostalgia of the first date that kick-started your beautiful love. It will certainly spark and rekindle something special for you as a couple.
2. Organize a road trip
Another amazing way to celebrate your anniversary would be to go on a road trip. Visit the places you and your partner have always wanted to go to. Plan the restaurants and landmarks you plan to make stops at and all the places you want to take pictures at. This could be a sweet way to celebrate your anniversary while creating lifelong memories.
3. Pen down a love letter
One of the best last-minute ideas to make your anniversary special is to write your special other a sweet love note. You can then hand them over the letter later at dinner and watch them smile as they read your heart poured in a note of how much they mean to you. It won’t cost much and it won’t take much time or planning and yet it can be one of the most memorable anniversary experiences for them.
4. Throw a party
Another last-minute way you can make your anniversary special is to throw a last-minute party. It can even be a surprise party. Invite some friends over and celebrate this milestone either as a big party or you could keep it quiet as a barbeque night.
5. Take them for a spa experience
Another sweet way to make the day special for your partner is to take them for a spa experience at one of the best spa spots around or you could even take them far to a fancy spa so that you both can have a great time with hot massages, manicure or swims together.
6. Play games together
An excellent last-minute idea is spending the day playing your favorite couple’s board games together. Make it a competition to see who will get the most wins. You could also buy a new couples game as a gift idea.
7. Take them for a photoshoot
Go to a beautiful place together and invite a photographer to take some magical photos of you. This is an amazing opportunity to make the day special while building your photo album and making lasting memories together. You could also go to a photo studio for this experience.
We hope this gift guide helps you find the most special last-minute wedding anniversary ideas Remember, everybody accidentally leaves this too late every now and then (sometimes every year)! You’ll be fine! All that matters is that you love each other.
What are some of your favorite last-minute wedding anniversary ideas for him or her? Share below!
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