I love those “traditional and modern anniversary gifts” charts.
I usually go the “traditional” route, but there are some great ideas on the modern list for the geek in your life. Here is a list of the best modern anniversary gifts for geeks.
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1st Anniversary: Clocks
2nd Anniversary: China
While not real China, I am now in love with this Harry Potter dinner set.
(Side note, I don’t know where you could buy these 8-bit China plates but holy moly they’re amazing)
3rd Anniversary: Crystal or Glass
4th Anniversary: Appliances
5th Anniversary: Silverware
There are a lot of stamped spoons on Etsy for the geek in your life, ranging from molecules to quotes. I can’t decide which is my favorite! Alternatively, you could go for a necklace made from a spoon instead
6th Anniversary: Wood
7th Anniversary: Desk Sets
I’m going to be entirely honest with you, this is probably the most boring category of them all. However, there are lots of cool stationery sets, including Jane Austen, Star Wars, and math and science.
8th Anniversary: Linens or Lace
You could look for a linen pillowcase, or other bedding, or a geeky linen wallet. If you’d rather the lace, these Doctor Who inspired shoes are gorgeeous. Steampunk and cosplay fans may alsp enjoy this parasol set.
9th Anniversary: Leather
You can’t always be together every minute of the day, so get a gift your spouse can carry with them everywhere. A leather bracelet, keychain, or even a bookmark for that book they always have in their bag. Actually, a nice leather bag isn’t a bad idea either!
10th Anniversary: Diamond
And if you’re in Japan, I just wanna say I’m in love with these Pokemon rings.