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12th Wedding Anniversary Gift Ideas

Published date: 9th August 2020 | Author: Carrie O’Donnell


Congratulations on reaching twelve years of married life. I’m sure that after twelve years together you are searching for that perfect gift for your partner! Whether you decide to go for a traditional or modern gift, we have sourced some amazing gift ideas for you to help you celebrate your 12th wedding anniversary.

The traditional gift for celebrating 12 years of marriage is silk which symbolises romance and the modern alternative for your 12th wedding anniversary is pearls, so there are lots of ideas for you from a traditional gift to a modern alternative.

Traditional Silk Wedding Anniversary Gifts

1. Silk Pillowcases

12th Anniversary Gift Ideas

£45, John Lewis

Luxurious silk pillowcases are a perfect traditional gift for your 12th wedding anniversary and will be something that you can both enjoy too!

2. Personalised Silk Robe

12th Anniversary Gift Ideas

£28, Matchimony

Why not gift your partner a gorgeous personalised silk robe for your 12th anniversary? You could personalise it with their name or even Mr or Mrs for those romantic weekends away together.

3. Silk Tie & Handkerchief Set

12th wedding anniversary gift ideas

£34.99, The Tie Store

A matching tie and handkerchief set is a very popular gift for your man and this gorgeous floral set will definitely have him standing out at the office!  Made from 100% fine silk, this set is ideal for your silk anniversary.

4. Sustainable Neck Silk Scarf

12th Anniversary Gift Ideas

£50, Wolf & Badger

This silk scarf is handmade using eco-friendly material and will be a great 12th wedding anniversary gift that your partner can wear all year round.

5. Silk & Sterling Silver Charm Bangle

12th Anniversary Gift Ideas

£34, Hurley Burley

Create a beautiful bespoke piece of jewellery for your partner that can be personalised with their name, your wedding date or even just a heart symbol. This bangle is definitely a great way to celebrate your 12th wedding anniversary.

6. Boho Flower Ring

12th Anniversary Gift Ideas

£10.57, Jewel Lina

If you’re looking for a small and elegant gift then this bohemian ring with flowers would be a lovely silk anniversary gift.

7. Agent Provocateur, Blue Silk Perfume

12th Anniversary Gift Ideas

£21, Notino

Agent Provocateur Blue Silk Eau de Parfum pays homage to natural beauty, femininity and elegance. Treat your partner to a sweet smelling wedding anniversary gift.

8. Hand Painted Silk Panel

12th Anniversary Gift Ideas

£645, Shimu

This is a gorgeous gift if your partner loves art, these wall panels are hand painted onto silk and backed with rice paper, a beautiful way to celebrate your 12 year wedding anniversary.

9. Travel Bag Set

12th Anniversary Gift Ideas

£45, Sara Miller

If you’re looking to surprise your partner with a romantic trip away for your 12th anniversary, then this beautiful silk travel bag would be a perfect gift to accompany your trip. You could fill it with their overnight items and surprise them when they open it!

10. Eye Mask

12th Anniversary Gift Ideas

£25, Sara Miller

This is another great 12th anniversary gift that will ensure your partner gets the perfect night’s sleep. If you’re looking to take them away on a mini holiday, then this gift would be an ideal accompaniment.

11. Camisole

12th wedding anniversary gift ideas

£111.30, LilySilk

An elegant nightwear set, this silk camisole comes in a range of colours and is a luxurious gift for your silk anniversary.

12. Artificial Silk Flower Arrangement

12th Anniversary Gift Ideas

£99, Bloom

This artificial silk arrangement will brighten up your home and be something that your partner can keep for years to come.

13. Pet Bow Tie

12th Anniversary Gift Ideas

£10.54, Gypsy Tailor

This beautiful handmade silk bow tie can be used for dogs or cats! If you are an animal lover then this adorable bow tie will have your fur baby looking smart for your next occasion or party!

14. Retro Lumber Cushion

12th wedding anniversary gift ideas

£79, Wolf & Badger

A colourful handmade lumber cushion that has been sustainably hand made. A lot of their products are one-off’s and made using off-cuts of fabrics and materials, to reduce waste and also create bespoke, individual items. Perfect for celebrating 12 years of marriage!

15. Silk Lampshade

12th Anniversary Gift Ideas

£23, Jemma Oyster

This beautiful pleated, handmade lampshade is part of the exclusive range by Décor and comes in a soft oyster colour. It has been made using 100% Dupion Silk.

Modern Pearl Wedding Anniversary Gifts

12th Anniversary Gift Ideas

£19, Pink

These classic mother of pearl cufflinks are an elegant and understated 12th wedding anniversary gift that your partner can wear in or out of the office.

17. Freshwater Pearls with Mushy Pea Message Gift

12th Anniversary Gift Ideas

£5, Marvling Bros Ltd

This is a quirky little gift which includes two freshwater pearls presented in a match box with a pea-themed love message. The pearls can then be used to either make some earrings or just as a fun keepsake.

18. Freshwater Cultured Pearl Necklace

12th Anniversary Gift Ideas

£99, Angara

A beautiful and elegant 12th anniversary gift that your partner will treasure forever. This necklace features a drop pearl pendant and has a contemporary elegance.

19. Mother of Pearl Photo Frame

11th Anniversary Gift Ideas

£40, The White Company

A beautiful frame made from slim squares of mother of pearl which will make a lovely gift. Why not include your favourite wedding or family photo as well, to make it really special.

20. Pearl Earrings

12th wedding anniversary gift ideas

£285, Tiffany & Co

These pearl earrings are definitely a timeless, elegant anniversary gift and are the perfect finish for any outfit.

We hope you have been inspired and got some fantastic ideas for the perfect 12th wedding anniversary gift!  View our 13th wedding anniversary gift guide.

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Written by

Carrie O’Donnell

Carrie is a Marketing and Events specialist with over ten years’ experience working in the wedding industry, creating marketing strategies and coordinating events for a range of venues. She is also a professional pianist and plays piano for weddings, private events, in fine dining restaurants, and has played in many luxury venues around the UK. She has a love of…

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