17 Unique Anniversary Gifts To Express Your Love


Anniversary gifts can be hard to find with just the right expression of love. These DIY anniversary gifts will spark some creative ways to say “I love you!”. From simple to extravagant, you’ll find the perfect way to celebrate your wedding anniversary.

Whether you’re a newlywed, or like me your marriage has some great stories to tell, you’ll love these beautiful anniversary gifts and they will most certainly show your soulmate just how important and loved they are.


17 DIY Anniversary gifts


Your soulmate is going to love a gift like a pop-up photo box, lock and key gift, a date chart, a leather key fob, a shadow box, a stamped leather bracelet, or a cotton gift. If you want to make your gift more special then you could DIY a “10 things I love about you” Jar, a candy gram, a “52 reasons I love you” gift, a printable travel gift, a timeline book, a wooden pallet gift, wall art, or a message in a bottle gift. You’ll also find some great gifts for Him.


16 Romantic DIY Anniversary Gifts

DIY Anniversary Gifts
16 romantic and thoughtful DIYs for your soulmate


Pop-up Photo Box Anniversary Gift Idea

16. Pop-up Photo Box Anniversary Gift Idea

This beautiful little box would be a clever anniversary gift idea that works for him, and her. Jacque created this gift for her parents and it would be a sweet little memory box for any couple. She uses a simple Dollar Store pine jewelry box and turns it into something beautiful! Click here for the instructions–>  Pop-up Photo Box Gift Idea

DIY Anniversary Gift Lock

15. DIY Anniversary Gift Lock

This gift is well worth finding a metal alphabet stamp kit. It is a simple gift to make but it’s also very thoughtful! Chelsea made this for her husband to add to the Love Lock Bridge (you’ll have to check out her photos!) but, your loved one could place this lock anywhere to remember your special wedding anniversary date. Click here for the tutorial–>  DIY Anniversary Lock

Ten Things I Love About You DIY Jar
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14. Ten Things I Love About You DIY Jar

You can skip finding the perfect happy anniversary cards with this sweet little gift. Write a heartfelt message on each piece of paper and your loved one will know exactly what you love so much about them! It’s a quick craft that’s perfect for anniversary gifts or Valentine’s Day. Click here for the simple tutorial –>  DIY ’10 Things I Love About You’ Jar

Bonus Tip: You don’t have to stop at just ten things you love. {wink}

Easy Stenciled Anniversary Date Art

13. Easy Stenciled Anniversary Date Art

If your significant other is a fan of farmhouse decor this gorgeous piece of wall art would make an excellent way to say happy anniversary and display your special wedding anniversary date. Amanda has a beautiful picture tutorial. Click here for the tutorial –>  Easy Stenciled Anniversary Date Art

Supplies Needed:

  • 16×20 Decorative linen canvas
  • Paint in color of choice
  • Paint brush
  • Painter’s tape
  • 5″ tall Number stencils
  • A hardcover book
Candy Gram Anniversary Gift

12. Candy Gram Anniversary Gift

If your sweetie has a sweet tooth, wish them a happy wedding anniversary with this candy basket. You don’t have to be super crafty and Trish shows how easy this anniversary basket is to assemble. It looks adorable and she has included some free printables to make it even easier! With the free printables, I don’t think you have to spend an hour searching for the right words in the wedding anniversary cards aisle. {high fives} Click here for instructions and free printables –>  Sweet Anniversary Gift Idea

DIY Leather Key Fob Gift

11. DIY Leather Key Fob Gift

Men can be hard to buy for and this beautiful key fob is a gift from the heart. It is a simple and practical wedding anniversary gift. I can totally see this gift also working for Father’s Day, and men’s birthdays not just for anniversary gifts! Lydia has a great photo tutorial to help you create this special gift. Click here for the instructions–> DIY Leather Key Fob

Don’t forget the card! If you struggle to find perfect wedding anniversary cards, create your own! Click here to find –> 13 Charming Anniversary Cards You Can Make Yourself You’ll find sentimental, cheezy, and some fun cards that include lots of personalized free printable options.

52 Reasons I Love You Gift

10. 52 Reasons I Love You Gift

If you can’t find the perfect Happy Anniversary card, transform a regular deck of cards into an amazing anniversary gift that also makes a wonderful memory. Tsuki shows you how to put these wedding anniversary cards together, you just need to profess 52 reasons of love. Click here for the step by step instructions –>  52 Reasons Deck Of Cards

Supply list:

  • 1 full deck of playing cards
  • 1 foot of red ribbon
  • paper hole punch
  • glue stick
  • scissors
  • personal photos and clip art from the internet
  • computer

Free Printable Travel Anniversary Gift

9. Free Printable Travel Anniversary Gifts

These printables are absolutely mind-blowing. They will help you and your husband plan your monthly travel adventures in the most romantic way! Whether your travels are extravagant or just to a local Italian restaurant, you’ll love this cute passport. It is a great anniversary gift for those who love to travel but might be on a travel budget. Start off a happy wedding anniversary with a gift that will keep giving throughout the year! Click here for the passport printables –>  Passport To Love Free Printables

Shadow Box Anniversary Gift

8. Shadow Box Anniversary Gift

Shadow boxes look so classy and what better way to celebrate your wedding anniversary than with a beautiful DIY anniversary shadow box? Lauren has a great tutorial and uses her Silhouette Studio Designer to create the etched look. She includes a free printable cut file to download. These would make great anniversary gifts to give the happy couple on the one year mark! Click here for the instructions and free printable –> Shadow Box Anniversary Gift

Stamped Leather Bracelet Anniversary Gift

7. Stamped Leather Bracelet Anniversary Gifts

I absolutely love these metal stamped leather wrap bracelets as they can be used to commemorate almost any significant date such as a wedding anniversary, birthdays, baptisms, or any other memorable event. Erin uses a metal stamp kit and has easy to follow instructions. Click here for the tutorial –> Metal Stamped Leather Wrap Bracelet


DIY Timeline Anniversary Gift Book

6. DIY Timeline Anniversary Gift Book

Gather up some old photos and create a fun and personal gift that doubles as a happy anniversary card. This easy craft is a great way to spend a relaxing afternoon walking down memory lane and creating a wedding anniversary gift that tells your love story. It is a fun way to tell the one you chose for all time, Happy Anniversary! Click here for the tutorial –> DIY Love Timeline Book

DIY Anniversary Gift For Him

5. DIY Anniversary Gift For Him

Leather gifts are a classic and this beautiful catchall tray makes no exception. The only thing that makes this gift even better is the creative way to upcycle an old leather product. I love that! {knuckle bumps} Leather is perfect for third-anniversary gifts, but I’m guessing that your husband would take a beautiful leather gift for any anniversary! Click here for the tutorial –>  DIY Gift For Him Upcycled Leather Catchall Tray

DIY Wooden Pallet Anniversary Gift

4. DIY Wooden Pallet Anniversary Gift

This wedding pallet sign looks fabulous and it can also make an amazing wedding anniversary gift. It is a personalized gift that will certainly be cherished through the years. The date of your wedding anniversary should definitely have a special place in your home. Click here for the step by step instructions –> DIY Wedding Gift Made From Wooden Pallets

Wall Art Anniversary Gift for Husband

3. Wall Art Anniversary Gift for Husband

I have to admit this wall art just might be my favorite! It looks beautifully creative, can blend perfectly on a gallery wall, and is super personal. It celebrates three sweet anniversaries, where you met, where you got engaged, and where you got married. Thank you Carissa for this creative anniversary gift! Click here for the tutorial –> DIY Anniversary Gift For Husband ‘Love’ Wall Art

Cotton DIY 2nd Anniversary Gift

2. Cotton DIY 2nd Anniversary Gift

The second year of marriage is known as the “year of cotton”. If you are wondering how to say happy anniversary with cotton, Holly has you covered! This gift is certainly appropriate for a second year wedding anniversary. Holly has great ideas for this basket and she includes a list of fun cotton items that your husband might love. Click here for the tutorial –> The Year Of Cotton DIY 2nd Anniversary Gift Basket

Supplies needed for tags:

  • Shipping tags
  • Kraft paper tags
  • Stickers to spell cotton
  • Twine
Message In A Bottle Anniversary Gift Idea

1. Message In A Bottle Anniversary Gift Idea

I’m always looking for unique wedding anniversary cards and I was tickled to find this one-of-a-kind gift that you can make in just a few minutes! This adorable anniversary gift idea will surely be appreciated and can be displayed just about anywhere. Drop a tiny wedding photo into the bottle and it is a creative way to remember your wedding anniversary all year long. Get the tutorial here –>  DIY Tiny Photo/Message In A Bottle Anniversary Gift Idea


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I’d love to hear what your most memorable wedding anniversary gift was and I would also like to know what gift ideas and patterns you are looking for and want to make. Leave a comment below. I also take requests, so if you’re looking for something specific let me know in the comments.

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