30 Best 18th Anniversary Gifts Of All Time

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It's a major achievement to make it to your 18th anniversary, celebrating almost two decades of marriage together. Every anniversary deserves to be recognized, but this one is special.

The 18th anniversary is traditionally porcelain, giving you a plethora of anniversary gifts to choose from. And even though porcelain is a common gift idea, cat's eye, sunflowers, garnet, and even aged red wine are also associated with this anniversary.

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Don't know where to start? These anniversary gifts are sure to inspire you to get something special for your spouse.

18th Anniversary Gifts For Him

1. Porcelain Stripe Cufflinks

Get him this pair of porcelain cufflinks with a unique, hand-painted black stripe design. The porcelain is fired to 1,260 degrees and glazed, making it very strong. Plus, the cufflinks are finished with silver-plated backs.

(Etsy, $42.30)

2. 'Sumatra' Sterling Silver Tiger's Eye Ring

The tiger is a symbol for power and energy, and is featured prominently in Chinese mythology as one of the best in the badge of military ranking. The Tiger’s Eye gemstone is a most ancient talisman, mysterious and powerful, revered and feared, an "all-seeing, all-knowing eye."

(Etsy, $238)

3. Jonathan Adler Rocket Whiskey Decanter

Made of white porcelain and 24-karat gold detailing, give him a gift he can use over and over again. Let him feel in control of his liquor with this fun decanter that he can show off for years to come.

(Check prices and reviews on Amazon)

4. Entil Ceramic Beard Straightener & Ionic Beard Brush

This straightener heats up to 338 degrees Fahrenheit in just one minute and has an anti-static coating to prevent facial burns. No matter how coarse or rough his beard hair is, prepare for his mane to be tamed.

(Check prices and reviews on Amazon)

5. Dark Grey Porcelain Espresso Cup

For the man who loves simplicity in all aspects of life, now he can drink his coffee in this simple, streamlined cup. It's handmade, free of lead, and has a glossy glaze that is sanded for an extra smooth finish.

(Etsy, $13.50)

6. Black Ceramic Ring with Blue/Purple Color Changing Inlay

Not only is the color of this ring gorgeous, but it works well for a man who is all about style. The ring is scratch-resistant and has the option of a free laser engraving.

(Etsy, $169.50)

7. Rado Swiss Automatic Centrix Stainless Steel & Black Ceramic Bracelet Watch

Though this watch is on the pricy side, it requires no batteries, featured diamond-accent indices, and Swiss three-hand automatic movement. 

(Macy's, $2,000)

8. Whiskey Infused Sunflower Seeds

Porcelain isn't the only theme for the 18th wedding anniversary! If he enjoys munching on snacks and loves the taste of a nice whiskey, these sunflower seeds are the best of both worlds.

(Etsy, $11.99)

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18th Anniversary Gifts For Her

9. Artificial Sunflowers

The 18th wedding anniversary is traditionally "sunflower," so take it a bit literal and gift her these flowers. They are real-looking, high-quality artificial sunflowers, standing about 18" tall, making for a perfect centerpiece.

(Etsy, $81.77)

10. BaBylissPRO Porcelain Ceramic Curling Iron

This curling iron uses porcelain ceramic technology to produce infrared heat, meaning it causes less damage to your hair. It creates loose waives and curls with ease.

(Check prices and reviews on Amazon)

11. Cat's Eye Nebula Pendant Necklace

With a handmade necklace as unique and gorgeous as this one, she'll want to show it off to everyone she knows. The necklace comes with an adjustable ball chain and 1" pendant.

(Etsy, $15+)

12. Eye of Love Pheromone Fragrance Spray

The Eye of Love Pheromone Spray has fragrances to attract both the opposite sex and same sex. Pheromones increase confidence, boost attraction, and enrich personal and intimate settings.

(Eye of Love, $54)

13. Kendra Scott Paola Gold Stud Earrings In Slate Cats Eye

Dress up or down with these slate earrings, for a play on the traditional 18th anniversary theme of cat's eye. These studs feature cat's eye glass and 14-karat gold plated over brass.

(Kendra Scott, $39.97)

14. Porcelain Beluga Whale Pendant

For the wife who truly appreciates handmade figurines, this Porcelain Beluga Whale Pendant is just the thing. It's hand-painted and will be a conversation piece for all your guests to enjoy.

(Etsy, $13.49)

15. PDKBC Vintage Porcelain Chinese Butterfly Satsuma Vase

The 12" Satsuma hand-painted porcelain vase depicts a detailed scene of butterflies, and is crafted with the highest quality materials and is outlined in gold trim.

(Check prices and reviews on Amazon)

16. uPrimor Elegant Cat's Eye Stone Drop Earrings

These 18-karat gold plated earrings feature a unique and gorgeous design, come with a soft velvet bag, and make an excellent present for the woman you know will look astonishing wearing them.

(Check prices and reviews on Amazon)

17. Lladró Porcelain 'The Happiest Day' Figurine

Lladró captures the beautiful moment from that special day when the bride is carried over the threshold by her adoring groom. Elegantly crafted in porcelain, this figurine makes a lovely addition to your collection.

(Macy's, $690)

18. Handmade Sunflower Earrings

If cat's eye or porcelain isn't her thing, these sunflower earrings are a wonderful alternative. Plus, they come in a cute mesh pouch.

(Etsy, $4.94)

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18th Anniversary Gifts For Couples

19. Kuhn Rikon Mortar & Pestle

Use this two-sided bowl for grinding larger or smaller quantities. Made with unglazed porcelain, you'll get the right amount of friction to grind anything from ginger to basil leaves to nuts, with enough weight to get the job done.

(Check prices and reviews on Amazon)

20. Naanle Sunflower Vintage Wood Clock

With no ticking in this clock, the noise levels will stay low in any room you place it. It's made of acrylic, silica gel, and the batteries work for more than a year. Hang it on the wall or use the stand to place on a table.

(Check prices and reviews on Amazon)

21. Boiled Egg Breakfast Maker

Made from silicone and porcelain, this gift is great for couples who want the perfect eggs every time. All you have to do is butter the inside of the container, crack your eggs, and stand it in boiling water.

(Uncommon Goods, $27)

22. Bliss Out Handmade Massage Oil Candle

Giving each other a couples massage just got even more sensual. Made by a husband-and-wife duo, the scent is made with rosemary, orange, lemon, lavender, and ylang ylang. Just melt the wax, blow out the flames, and start rubbing.

(Uncommon Goods, $49)

23. Lenox Inspirational Frame

Crafted of pierced ivory porcelain, with an intricate scroll pattern accented with gold, this lovely frame is decorated with a shining gold cross. It's a great gift for a spiritual milestone, or a special place to display a loved one's photo.

(Check prices and reviews on Amazon)

24. LOVE Vast Set

Remind your partner every day just how deep your love goes. Fill the vases with paint brushes, pencils, or a few flowers. Here's to love!

(Uncommon Goods, $150)

25. Pillivuyt Porcelain Rectangular Serving Platter

The classic white porcelain is durable, chip-resistant, and complements an endless variety of table settings. Made in France by Pillivuyt, a producer of porcelain tableware since 1818, every dinner can be this stylish and elegant.

(Williams Sonoma, $119.95)

26. Personalized Porcelain Faux Bois Mug Set

These unique, handmade mugs are the declaration of love you can use over and over again. The mugs are put on a potter's wheel and hand-painted, customized to the date and initials of your choice.

(Uncommon Goods, $75)

27. DOWAN Porcelain Bowls

Safe for the microwave, oven and dishwasher, these ceramic bowls can hold up to 23 oz. of liquid. Use them for soup, cereal, oatmeal and more, and then stack them perfectly in the cabinet.

(Check prices and reviews on Amazon)

28. Threshold 2.5L Porcelain Pitcher

This beautiful Threshold Porcelain Pitcher doubles as an stylish centerpiece filled with pink peonies. Or, it can strike a comfortable balance between formality and hospitality when it's filled with water.

(Target, $14)

29. Casafina Fattoria Kitchen Set: Juicer, Cruet & Spoon Rest

Durable, sturdy and hand-finished, this set features a spoon rest, cruet, and hand juicer. It's farmhouse-style, but updated to a more modern feel. 

(Pottery Barn, $84)

30. Kinto KAKOMI Rice Cooker Ceramic

Cook the perfect meal together using this ceramic rice cooker. It's easy ot use, lightweight, and makes perfect rice every single time.

(Check prices and reviews on Amazon)

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Aly Walansky is a NY-based lifestyles writer who focuses on health, wellness, and relationships. Her work appears in dozens of digital and print publications regularly. Visit her on Twitter or email her.

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