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Which Anniversary Present Goes
with Which Year?

Evolving together, challenging each other, and working through murky periods, all while managing to keep the spark flickering, is a real accomplishment—wedding and relationship anniversaries are a big effing deal. We love the old-fashioned (if hard-to-remember) rules around what type of present to give depending on how many years you’ve been together; here they all are as a guide, annotated with our favorite gifts to give and get.

1ST ANNIVERSARY

PAPER

These exquisite handcrafted paper flowers by artist Livia Cetti instantly and permanently joyify any space. Place them in the kitchen, in a bathroom, in a hallway, at your desk, or anywhere else (access to natural light is no constraint). The vibrant blossoms are an instant spirit boost—whether you choose roses, hollyhocks (at about three feet high, they’re almost architectural), or pink-petaled bleeding hearts.


  1. The Green Vase Floribunda Rose Plant

    The Green Vase
    Floribunda Rose Plant
    goop, $565

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  2. The Green Vase Hollyhock Plant

    The Green Vase
    Hollyhock Plant
    goop, $375

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  3. The Green Vase Bleeding Heart Stem

    The Green Vase
    Bleeding Heart Stem
    goop, $90

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2ND ANNIVERSARY

FIBER


  1. Blacksaw Generation Reversible Throw

    Blacksaw
    Generation Reversible Throw
    goop, $398

    How this throw manages to be light for its size (it’s just a pound and a half) and so warm and soft all at once confounds us. Made of hypoallergenic baby alpaca wool that’s matting- and pilling-resistant, itch-free, and moisture-wicking with a stunning (reversible) block pattern, it’s a spectacular and cozy piece wherever you put it.

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  2. Aiayu Heather Wool Pillow

    Aiayu
    Heather Wool Pillow
    goop, $325

    Gorgeously textural cream-colored wool on one side and organic linen on the other, this endlessly versatile rectangular throw pillow is ethically knit from the purest llama wool by Bolivian artisans. We love the lumbar shape and the cozy vibes.

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  3. Bearaby Cotton Napper Weighted Blanket, 15 lbs

    Bearaby
    Cotton Napper Weighted Blanket, 15 lbs.
    goop, $249

    The Napper is naturally weighted with thick organic-cotton yarn and made to mimic the soothing effects of deep-touch pressure (like a hug), so it doesn’t need the glass or synthetic beads most weighted blankets are made with, which can make noise as you move around. Instead, this ultrasoft hand-knit blanket is totally silent. Bonus: It’s easily machine washable.

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3RD ANNIVERSARY

LEATHER


  1. Courant The Catch 2 Wireless Charger

    Courant
    The Catch 2 Wireless Charger
    goop, $120

    Chic-looking and wildly practical, this dual wireless charging station is the perfect place to drop your iPhone, earbuds, etc. Made of butterscotch Italian leather, it’s gorgeous on a nightstand, in a home office, or on the kitchen countertop.

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  2. Coco de Mer Leather Round Paddle

    Coco de Mer
    Leather Round Paddle
    goop, $125

    Make your third anniversary an especially fun one with this wide paddle for delicate strokes and satisfying spanks. It has smooth leather on one side—to glide or smack along your skin—and soft suede on the other for more muffled sensations.

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4TH ANNIVERSARY

FLOWERS


  1. The Garden Journey Deck

    The Garden Journey
    The Garden Journey Deck
    goop, $95

    This gorgeous new tarot deck (there are 22 cards representing the archetypes of the major arcana) is decorated with stunning botanical illustrations—flowers, flowers, and more flowers. Reading the cards is easier than you think, but there’s a beautiful guidebook with instructions if you find you need them. It all comes in an exquisite reusable fabric-lined box with silk ribbons to hold the cards and book in place.

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  2. The Floral Society Edible Flower Seed Kit

    The Floral Society
    Edible Flower Seed Kit
    goop, $15

    Edible flowers have to be the most romantic food of all time, and growing these GMO-free edible-flower seeds (marigold, bachelor’s button, viola, and calendula) is both simple and incredibly rewarding. They make a spectacular garnish—in salads, in cocktails, in ice cubes, or on top of cakes—and they look fantastic wherever you plant them.

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  3. Marloe Stevie Vase

    Marloe Marloe
    Stevie Vase
    goop, $340

    A tall, minimalist contrast between organic curves and sharp corners, this polished vase is handmade in metallic gunmetal or a textured cream color. It instantly chic-ifies any room you put it in, and it works beautifully with or without flowers.

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5TH ANNIVERSARY

WOOD


  1. Alexis Steelwood Charcuterie Board

    Alexis Steelwood
    Charcuterie Board
    goop, $250

    This enormous octagonal serving board is handmade of reclaimed wood, and while it’s brilliant in the kitchen for slicing and chopping, it’s also stunning for serving just about anything, from crudités or charcuterie to cocktails.

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  2. U-Turn Audio Orbit Special Turntable with Built-In Preamp

    U-Turn Audio
    Orbit Special Turntable with Built-In Preamp
    goop, $569

    As good-looking as it gets, this turntable is made of sustainably sourced walnut with a clear acrylic plate. The sound is beyond fantastic—there’s a built-in preamp—and the look is a perfect balance of old-school and modern.

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6TH ANNIVERSARY

CANDY


  1. Roman and Williams Guild Go Takagi Serving Stand

    Roman and Williams Guild
    Go Takagi Serving Stand
    goop, $80

    The chicest possible way to present candy, pastries, fruit, or, for an anniversary, perhaps some rainbow Ladurée macarons, this serving stand from artist and ceramist Go Takagi—it’s finished with a slightly speckled rustic white glaze that’s just stunning—was created using a centuries-old Korean ceramics technique.

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7TH ANNIVERSARY

COPPER


  1. Sir Madam Copper Franconia Kettle

    Sir Madam
    Copper Franconia Kettle
    goop, $215

    This pure copper kettle looks stunning wherever you put it: It’s generous (10½ inches tall by 7½ inches wide) and round-bodied, with a beautifully formed spout and bowed handle. It catches the light for a warm glow that suits any kitchen, from modernist to traditionalist.

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  2. The Floral Society Copper Watering Can

    The Floral Society
    Copper Watering Can
    goop, $128

    Inspired by vintage watering cans, this long-spouted design reaches hard-to-get-to spots with ease. The copper oxidizes beautifully over time, and the curved handle feels smooth and solid in your hand. It’s big enough (it holds 2.25 liters) that you can water many plants before you need to refill.

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  3. Serax Copper Chemistry Glass

    Serax
    Copper Chemistry Glass
    goop, $22

    This minimalist water glass is made with a wide copper band that’s stunning in its simplicity. We like it best alongside the matching carafe—pure and beautiful.

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8TH ANNIVERSARY

BRONZE

You could spring for a Carl Andre or perhaps a Richard Serra or, as we have here, substitute a little brass.


  1. Tala Oak Knuckle Table Lamp

    Tala
    Oak Knuckle Table Lamp
    goop, $165

    No shade, just wild, blonde-oak-and-brass chicness that fits right in on any table, nightstand, or bookshelf with style and ease. The spherical bulb casts the warmest glow, and a dimmer on the braided cord helps you set the mood perfectly, whatever the occasion.

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  2. Sir Madam Modernist Desk Tape Dispenser

    Sir Madam
    Modernist Desk Tape Dispenser
    goop, $85

    Sleeker than sleek, this brass-plated tape dispenser merges brilliant modernist form with pure function. It makes any desktop a happier place but truly looks great anywhere you put it.

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9TH ANNIVERSARY

POTTERY


  1. Pala Ceramics Carafe & Pour Over Coffee Set

    Pala Ceramics
    Carafe & Pour Over Coffee Set
    goop, $120

    With an arty blue almost-gingham on the outside and a contrasting chocolate-brown glaze on the inside, this ceramic pour-over set is hand-thrown and glazed at pottery artist Chinzalée Sonami’s Oakland studio. Each piece varies slightly, of course, but the carafe is about five inches high; the pour-over cone is made for a size-two filter and delivers two or three cups at a time.

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10TH ANNIVERSARY

ALUMINUM


  1. Aviteur Carry-On

    Aviteur
    Aviteur Carry-On
    goop, $8,340

    Handcrafted in Italy by master artisans, with carved Lucite handles, aviation-grade aluminum wheel casters, and incredibly quiet wheels (they actually absorb sound), this case has been sleekly designed and engineered to absolute perfection. The body is wrapped in fine calfskin leather in a gorgeous, old-school caned weave, and the roomy interior is lined with suede-like Alcantara (it’s got two smaller compartments within, too). Each case is a limited edition and comes engraved with its own identifying number.

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11TH ANNIVERSARY

STEEL


  1. Brigade Kitchen Stainless Steel Cookware 4-Piece Set

    Brigade Kitchen
    Stainless Steel Cookware 4-Piece Set
    goop, $260

    This four-piece stainless steel cookware set from Brigade Kitchen—complete with a skillet, saucepan, sauté pan, and santoku knife—suits both the novice cook and seasoned chef. Made of five-ply steel, the pans look fantastic in any style kitchen (and work just as well on the grill as they do in the oven or on the stove).

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  2. Smithey Ironware Co. Carbon Steel Farmhouse Skillet

    Smithey Ironware Co.
    Carbon Steel Farmhouse Skillet
    goop, $275

    This hand-forged carbon steel skillet—complete with a chic hammered handle—is inspired by artisanal American designs of the 1700s and 1800s. It’s surprisingly lightweight but incredibly durable, and it’s gorgeous enough to be left out on display.

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12TH ANNIVERSARY

SILK


  1. Coco & Wolf Osterly Silk Pillowcase

    Coco & Wolf
    Osterly Silk Pillowcase
    goop, $97

    Coco & Wolf’s luxurious satin pillowcases are the dreamiest, softest cocoons to sink into at night. We especially love this iteration, with garden-inspired flora set against a soothing pink background, evoking the charm and elegance of the English countryside.

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13TH ANNIVERSARY

LACE


  1. Kiki de Montparnasse Orchid Robe

    Kiki de Montparnasse
    Orchid Robe
    goop, $856

    Some robes are meant for prolonged relaxation. This is not one of them: Its silk chiffon bodice with lace trim, plus a matching sash, is meant to be removed—slowly, erotically—to reveal what lies underneath.

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14TH ANNIVERSARY

IVORY

We’re happily interpreting this to mean ivory-colored (hallelujah for the US ban on elephant ivory); another
direction might be a safari to go see elephants, or a donation to help save them.


  1. Business & Pleasure Co. Hammock in Antique White

    Business & Pleasure Co.
    Hammock
    goop, $299

    What’s more romantic than a hammock for two? Business & Pleasure Co. took the same premium canvas used for its umbrellas and made hammocks with it. The designers added plush interior padding and quilting, and it’s close to three and a half feet wide (by just over seven feet long), so there’s room for two to cocoon. We love the teakwood framing and that signature cotton fringe. It even comes with a carry case for storage in between uses.

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  2. Atelier Saucier Ivory Twill Napkins, Set of 4

    Atelier Saucier
    Ivory Twill Napkins, Set of 4
    goop, $66

    These eco-friendly (they’re made of reclaimed fabric), artisanally crafted napkins effortlessly complement any tablescape. Elegant ivory pairs with cream lining for a look that never goes out of style.

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15TH ANNIVERSARY

CRYSTAL


  1. Richard Brendon Diamond Shot Glasses, set of 2

    Richard Brendon
    Diamond Shot Glasses, set of 2
    goop, $173

    Richard Brendon’s hand-cut crystal shot glasses are made with a level of detail and precision that puts them in a category of their own. Brendon makes priceless heirlooms to be handed down for generations—and to make any shot go down (significantly) easier.

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  2. Richard Brendon Diamond Single Old Fashioned

    Richard Brendon
    Diamond Single Old Fashioned
    goop, $135

    A crystal old-fashioned glass is about as classic as it gets, and Richard Brendon’s hand-cut diamond-detailed one is the most exquisite version we’ve seen. It easily elevates the simplest cocktail beyond your wildest dreams, and does the same for everything from lemonade to a Sazerac.

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16TH ANNIVERSARY

WAX


  1. Neom Organics Perfect Night’s Sleep Intensive Skin Treatment Candle

    Neom Organics
    Perfect Night’s Sleep Intensive Skin Treatment Candle
    goop, $46

    The founder of Neom is trained in aromatherapy—as evidenced by this especially calming herb-scented candle. The surprise is that you can pour the melted wax over your skin (or a friend’s)—it has a low melting point, so it’s always perfectly warm and never too hot, and it’s composed of nourishing oils like almond and jojoba. Relaxation indeed.

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  2. August & Piers Darling Candle

    August & Piers
    Darling Candle
    goop, $86

    Soak up the positive energy emitted from this all-natural hand-poured candle. It’s crafted with an unbleached cotton wick and free from paraffin. English brothers August and Piers Campbell combine woodsy notes with floral undertones—and a long burn time—to create the ideal atmosphere for a luxurious night in.

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  3. The Maker Spiritus Candle

    The Maker
    Spiritus Candle
    goop, $80

    This gorgeous candle reflects the signature scent of the Maker, the romantic hotel in Hudson, New York. Smoky, earthy notes of palo santo, frankincense, and cannabis combine with grounding spices in the most stirring, sophisticated way. (Scent aficionados, note: The founders created the brand Fresh.) The chic, heavy ribbed-glass container captures the light in the prettiest way, too.

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17TH ANNIVERSARY

FURNITURE


  1. Business & Pleasure Co. The Tommy Chair

    Business & Pleasure Co.
    The Tommy Chair
    goop, $299

    A hardwood frame and canvas seat make this foldable, easy-to-carry beach chair the simplest—and most comfortable—option for instant, portable relaxation, whether you’re setting up at the beach, the pool, a cabin, or even a soccer game.

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18TH ANNIVERSARY

PORCELAIN


  1. La DoubleJ Dinner Plates, Set of 2

    La DoubleJ
    Dinner Plates, Set of 2
    goop, $155

    This stunning set of porcelain plates from La DoubleJ—one is sized just right for salad (or dessert) and the other, for the main course—is hand-painted and trimmed in gold. The uplifting, color-happy prints are based on vintage Italian patterns dating back to 1905.

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  2. La DoubleJ Dessert Plate, Set of 6

    La DoubleJ
    Dessert Plate, Set of 6
    goop, $340

    Each one of these dishwasher-safe dessert plates is joyfully unique, but lively geometric patterns and complementary colors (think guava, blues, greens, and yellows) pull the versatile set together, adding vibrancy to whatever you serve—salads, tapas, appetizers, cheese…

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19TH ANNIVERSARY

BRONZE (again)

Bronze features twice for inexplicable reasons; if you haven’t saved up for
the Serra (see above), go with another brass item.


  1. Sir Madam Brass Keychains Work + Home

    Sir Madam
    Brass Keychains – Work + Home
    goop, $17

    These brass keychains from the beloved Sir Madam are engraved with “Work” and “Home” to (very elegantly) help discern which key is which.

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20TH ANNIVERSARY

CHINA


  1. Richard Brendon Georgian Lilies Reflect Teacup & Saucer Set

    Richard Brendon
    Georgian Lilies Reflect Teacup and Saucer Set
    goop, $285

    This handmade bone china teacup and saucer are crafted in Stoke-on-Trent, a British city renowned for its unparalleled ceramics. Whimsical butterflies and caterpillars, rendered in elegant blue and gold, make a time-tested tradition from the 1700s suddenly, chicly modern.

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25TH ANNIVERSARY

SILVER


  1. goop x Social Studies Vintage Flatware Set

    goop x Social Studies
    Vintage Flatware Set, 4 pcs
    goop, $48

    Vintage-inspired (note the classic curved shapes) and crafted in Italy from stainless steel, this set is a collaboration between goop and our favorite entertaining mavens, Social Studies. We adore the beautiful brushed matte finish and how incredibly versatile the pieces are—they work with any tabletop.

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30TH ANNIVERSARY

PEARL


  1. Young Frankk Riles Baroque Pearl Earrings

    Young Frankk
    Riles Baroque Pearl Earrings
    goop, $192

    These dangling freshwater pearls—they’re affixed to 24-karat-gold-plated brass studs—are somehow both elegant enough for cocktail parties and (anniversary) dinners out and comfortable enough to wear casually all day.

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35TH ANNIVERSARY

CORAL

You could donate to help save the world’s coral, take the romantic trip of a lifetime to see some untouched coral reefs, or give any one of these foolproof, coral-accented items.


  1. Edie Parker Checkers in Rose Quartz

    Edie Parker
    Checkers in Rose Quartz
    goop, $1,895

    We never knew playing checkers could be such an aesthetic exercise until we discovered this hand-poured acrylic set, colored an alluring rose quartz. It’s ingenious (each end has ample storage space for the pieces) and good-looking—the perfect piece for your coffee table or bookshelf.

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  2. Our Place Always Pan

    Our Place
    Always Pan
    goop, $145

    This pan truly does it all—sauté, boil, steam (nesting basket included)—and it comes in the best array of colors. The nontoxic nonstick coating makes cooking and cleaning a breeze. It’s quickly become our forever-favorite piece.

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  3. R+D.LAB CITTA Jacquard Blanket

    R+D.LAB
    CITTA Jacquard Blanket
    goop, $545

    It might be an actual functioning blanket, but it also qualifies as a work of art, fit to be hung on a wall. But with its handwoven lambswool-and-cashmere blend, Italian craftsmanship, and generous size (about 55 by 70 inches), it’s infinitely more appealing for cuddling.

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40TH ANNIVERSARY

RUBY


  1. Shay Jewelry 18-Karat Ruby Heart Necklace

    Shay Jewelry
    18-Karat Ruby Heart Necklace
    goop, $3,740

    Hanging on an 18-karat gold chain adorned with a white diamond accent, this showstopping ruby pendant is cut in the timeless shape of a heart.

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45TH ANNIVERSARY

SAPPHIRE


  1. Anita Ko 18K Gold Chain Necklace with Sapphire

    Anita Ko
    18K Gold Chain Necklace with Sapphire
    goop, $10,600

    This edgy yet elegant piece from Anita Ko—one of goop’s favorite designers—combines an 18-karat gold chain with a teardrop sapphire pendant. You’ll wear it everywhere.

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50TH ANNIVERSARY

GOLD


  1. G. Label Deven Link Necklace

    G. Label
    Deven Link Necklace
    goop, $2,500

    This 14-karat gold chain necklace is the ultimate balance between delicate and bold—perfect on its own and amazing stacked and layered. Its hand-assembled links and seamless clasp give it a chunky coolness, and it’s as great with a T-shirt as it is with a ball gown.

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55TH ANNIVERSARY

EMERALD


  1. Azlee Petite Emerald Staircase Necklace

    Azlee
    Petite Emerald Staircase Necklace
    goop, $2,790

    Azlee’s recycled 18-karat gold chain holds an intricate, delicate pendant: an emerald encased in stacked octagons—so pretty.

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60TH ANNIVERSARY

DIAMOND


  1. Richard Brendon Diamond Decanter

    Richard Brendon
    Diamond Decanter
    goop, $510

    If ever there were a decadent decanter, Richard Brendon’s crystal one is the ultimate. With fantastic diamond details, it elevates any drink (not to mention any table) and will last for generations.

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  2. Ariel Gordon Diamond Bezel Tennis Bracelet

    Ariel Gordon
    Diamond Bezel Tennis Bracelet
    goop, $3,695

    This 14-karat gold bracelet that’s studded, impressively, with 88 diamonds is an elevated iteration of a classic, perfect for layering and stunning on its own.

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