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25 Thoughtful and Unique 11th Anniversary Gifts They'll Love

Steel, diamonds, and tulips are all great choices for the 11th year. Here, we've rounded up a mix of traditional and modern 11th anniversary gift ideas.

Julie Ryan Evans
Julie Ryan Evans
collage of four 11 year anniversary gift ideas

collage of four 11 year anniversary gift ideas

One decade plus one year—a couple's 11th anniversary is worth celebrating. Okay, all anniversaries are worth celebrating, but there's something about 11 years of marriage that seems so solid and strong in the shadow of the shiny, showy 10th anniversary. That's perhaps why the traditional 11-year anniversary gift is steel. 

Be it matte carbon steel or bright and shiny stainless steel, this metal is known for its durability as well as its versatility. It's found in an array of products that make perfect gifts to celebrate the 11th year of marriage. If you're looking for steel anniversary gifts for your partner or the happy couple in your life, you're in luck. We've rounded up a ton of great anniversary gift ideas that incorporate steel, as well as other ideas to celebrate this major marital milestone.

What is the traditional 11-year anniversary gift? 

Want to go with a traditional 11th-year anniversary gift? Then steel is the way to go. While there are great practical choices for steel gifts, like knives and appliances, there are sexier choices that incorporate the mighty metal too, like keepsake steel jewelry and personalized art. 

Not feeling steel? No problem. You can always dazzle the recipient with the modern anniversary gift that marks the 11th-year: diamonds. Or, you can gift something that incorporates the official 11th-anniversary gemstone—turquoise—which is also the anniversary's official color. For a bit of flower power, think tulips, which mark this milestone with all their gorgeous glory. 

If none of those are inspiring you, don't worry. We've got some alternative suggestions that make great 11th-wedding anniversary gifts as well. 

The Best 11-Year Anniversary Gifts 

The inspiration sources for anniversary presents are plentiful, as you can see. To help you narrow things down a bit, we've rounded up some great 11th-anniversary gift ideas, including traditional gifts, modern choices, and some alternatives. From sweet and sentimental to practical, personalized, and purposeful, these gifts are a great way to celebrate 11 years of marriage.  

stainless steel and diamond watch

1. Stunning steel and diamond watch

Incorporate both the modern and traditional materials with this diamond and stainless-steel watch from David Yurman. The bracelet style is sleek, sophisticated, and a great reminder of all time you've spent together as a couple. 

David Yurman classic quartz watch, $5,500, David Yurman

knife set for 11th year wedding anniversary gift

2. Top-notch knife set

They'll slice and dice with ease with this three-piece steel knife set from Shun. It includes the essentials every kitchen needs—a paring knife, utility knife, and chef's knife. If they choose to use them to cook for you, then that's a great gift for you too.

Shun Premier 3-piece starter knife set, $420, Bloomingdale's

turquoise cufflinks for 11th anniversary

3. Dapper turquoise cuff links

These luxurious turquoise cuff links add a pop of pizazz to any outfit, be it for date night or a day at the office. Set in gold, they're a fancy way for your spouse to literally wear a symbol of their love on their sleeve. 

Armenta men's Romero 18K gold/patina round Crivelli cufflinks, $2,790, Neiman Marcus

Byredo body cream for 11th year wedding anniversary gift

4. Seductive tulip-themed body cream

Sensual and soothing, this tulip body cream from Byredo is an 11th anniversary gift of indulgence. With notes of rhubarb, cyclamen, and freesia, it's simply seductive.

Byredo La Tulipe Creme Pour Le Corps body cream, $96, Neiman Marcus

etsy metal family sign for 11th year wedding anniversary gift

5. Personalized family sign

If they don't have a family sign after 11 years of wedded bliss, then it may be time. This traditional gift is handmade from mild steel and can be personalized to mark their space in a variety of ways. 

FlashPointSteel custom metal family sign, from $109, Etsy

zales men's steel ring for 11th year wedding anniversary gift

6. Handsome steel ring

Refresh that wedding band in style with this hip ring that's rockstar-rad. Made of black ion-plated stainless steel, it features a row of black diamonds, marrying both traditional and modern 11th anniversary gift themes. 

Zales men's enhanced black diamond five stone wedding band in black IP stainless steel, $199, Zales

ethel m chocolates for 11th year wedding anniversary gift

7. Decadent chocolates

You can't go wrong with a box of chocolates, especially when it's filled with these dreamy delights from Ethel M. You can choose from a wide variety of candies, like this nuts and caramel assortment box, that just so happens to be packed in a pretty turquoise box. 

Ethel M The Nuts & Caramels Collection premium chocolate assortment box, from $36, Ethel M Chocolates

atlantis bahamas vacation for 11th year wedding anniversary gift

8. A relaxing trip to the Bahamas

Those turquoise waters down in the Bahamas totally count as a turquoise-themed gift and may just be the best anniversary gift ever! Book a stay at the luxurious Atlantis resort for the ultimate in rest and recreation—bonus if it's for 11 days?

Atlantis Paradise Island Bahamas vacation, price per night varies, Atlantis Bahamas

steel flask for 11th year wedding anniversary

9. Sturdy stainless-steel flask

Say cheers to 11 years and "I steel love you" with this stainless-steel flask. It's functional, durable, and perfect for evening nightcaps around a campfire. 

High Camp Flasks custom engraved Firelight Flask 750, $150, High Camp Flasks

baked by melissa cupcakes for 11th year wedding anniversary gift

10. Delicious cupcakes

Don't want to go with a traditional or modern theme? You can't go wrong with delicious cupcakes from Baked by Melissa. This "Sending Love" gift box packs a delicious punch. 

Baked by Melissa Sending Love gift box 25-pack, from $47, Baked by Melissa

baublebar blanket for 11th year wedding anniversary gift

11. Lovely throw blanket

Wrap them in warmth and style with this elegant, ombre blanket. It can be personalized with their first name or family name for a truly unique gift. 

BaubleBar ombre name custom blanket in Tan/Blue, from $98, BaubleBar

steel locket for 11th year wedding anniversary gift

12. Sentimental silver and steel necklace

Talk about a statement piece. This gorgeous sterling silver locket features a sparkling sapphire and hangs from a black steel chain. Inside, there's room for two special photos. 

Monica Rich Kosann infinity white sapphire locket necklace, $550, Monica Rich Kosann

sheet set for 11th year wedding anniversary gift

13. Luxurious linen sheets

Sweet dreams are made of these. In Graphite and Steel Oxford Stripe, this sheet set from Brooklinen is a fun twist on the steel theme. Ultra-crisp and made for cool sleeping, the set comes with a flat sheet, fitted sheet, and two pillow cases. 

Brooklinen Classic Core sheet set in Graphite and Steel Oxford Stripe, from $149, Brooklinen

stainless steel wall art for 11th year wedding anniversary gift

14. Love-ly stainless-steel sign

What's not to love about this great sign? Made of stainless steel, it means "I love you" in American Sign Language. 

KeystoneSteelCo I Love You in ASL steel wall decor, $31, Etsy

seltzer can cooler for 11th anniversary

15. Stylish seltzer can cooler 

Lovers of White Claw and other hard seltzers will cheer for this slim can cooler from RTIC. It comes in an array of fun colors and patterns, and since it's made of double-walled stainless steel, it will keep slim-can sips super cold. 

RTIC skinny can cooler, $16, RTIC

tulip art print for 11th year wedding anniversary gift

16. Terrific tulip art print

This colorful tulip home decor will brighten up any space. It's available with or without a picture frame and comes in a variety of sizes. 

Garima Dhawan tulips 2g art print, from $24, Urban Outfitters

city map print for 11th year wedding anniversary gift

17. Meaningful city map 

Be it the city where they met, their honeymoon destination, or any other city they love, having it captured in a steel map makes for a meaningful gift. Made of laser-cut stainless steel, these maps come in a variety of sizes and are framed and ready to show off. 

ArtfulData steel map, from $99, Etsy

steel straws for 11th year wedding anniversary gift

18. Handy stainless-steel straw set

This stainless-steel straw set is environmentally friendly and fashionable to boot. They'll think of you every time they go to take a sip. It comes with a cotton pouch and cleaning brushes too, so it's perfect to take on the go and makes an excellent small gift.

HIWARE 12-pack reusable stainless steel metal straws with case, $12, Amazon

groove life ring for 11th year wedding anniversary gift

19. Unique anniversary ring

Put a ring on it. Metal rings can irritate some fingers, but this silicone ring is designed to be breathable and comfortable. The cool factor is high too, and while it comes in a variety of colors, turquoise is a fun twist on the 11th anniversary gift color theme. 

Groove Life Groove Ring solid turquoise thin ring, $30, Groove Life

kabob baskets for 11th year wedding anniversary gift

20. Ingenious kabob baskets

How smart are these kabob baskets? No need to use skewers, just layer your veggies and/or protein into the stainless-steel wire baskets, then put them on the grill. Turning is a snap, and when they're ready, just open the baskets and pour the goodness onto a plate They definitely speak the love language of a grill master. 

Uncommon Goods kabob grilling baskets, $20, Uncommon Goods

gold earrings for 11th year wedding anniversary gift

21. Sweet and stylish earrings

Your partner will adore these unique earrings. Set in 18-karat gold, the triangle studs have a turquoise inlay for a stunning pop of color. 

Jennifer Meyer Mini Triangle 18-karat gold turquoise earrings, $395, NET-A-PORTER

uncommon goods barrel bracelet for 11th year wedding anniversary gift

22. Boozy bracelet

Whether it's whiskey or wine, those who imbibe will wear one of these barrel bracelets with pride. Made of stainless steel and either reclaimed white oak whiskey barrels or retired wine barrel heads, they make for a cool, conversational accessory.

Uncommon Goods whiskey and wine barrel bracelets, $89 each, Uncommon Goods

champagne glass set for 11th year wedding anniversary gift

23. Tulip champagne glasses

Raise a glass to 11 years with these tulip-shaped champagne glasses. They come in a set of four and are dishwasher-safe, so there's no need to save them for special occasions. Bring on the bubbles!

LSA Borough set of 4 tulip champagne glasses, $65, Nordstrom

steel keychain for 11th year wedding anniversary gift

24. Clever key chain

Practical and on point for the traditional steel anniversary gift theme, this key chain reads: "You are steel the one." Pun totally intended. 

Cool Keyrings You Are Steel the One personalized keychain, from $17, Etsy

gold tulip charm for 11th year anniversary

25. Fun floral charm

Embrace the official flower for the 11th anniversary gift with this terrific tulip charm. A green gemstone adorns the gold pendant that pairs perfectly with a dainty chain.

HerJewelryStudio 14k solid gold dainty mini pendant charm, $68, Etsy