My husband and I will be celebrating our 9th wedding anniversary this year (what?!?). While we usually do a little getaway or dinner, we also like to get a small something from the traditional anniversary gifts list, with a geeky twist of course. Over the years when I ask people if they follow the traditional gifts, most people tell me they do the modern ones instead. I’m debating doing both a traditional and modern gift for something different, and to get a little inspiration I wanted to share some modern geeky anniversary gifts by year.
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Modern Geeky Anniversary Gifts
First Anniversary – Clocks
When I think of geeks + clocks, Doctor Who comes to mind. This gorgeous TARDIS clock is made specially for time travelers who are capable of reading a clock without numbers. I think a wrist watch (like this gorgeous wooden Star Wars one) or even a pocket watch (check out this Loki one) work just as well in place of a clock and this
Second Anniversary – China
As an Alice in Wonderland lover, tea cups came to mind when I think of china. This Drink Me china tea cup is the perfect way to enjoy a cup of tea. If you’ve got a Zelda-loving spouse, a china Ocarina could make a great gift as well.
Third Anniversary – Crystal/Glass
Shots, anyone? I love these etched Star Trek shot glasses and this shop has other great ones like Game of Thrones and Harry Potter. Although not actual glass, this Beauty and the Beast stained glass compact or a bar of glass slipper soap would be a lovely gift for a Disney loving partner.
Fourth Anniversary – Appliances
I’ve wanted this Han Solo fridge for a long time because I mean really, how perfect is it? I’ve even seen an R2D2 one and a really cool Borg cube one too. There are also plenty of other geeky appliances out there like this Death Star waffle maker or you can even get a Stormtrooper toaster.
Fifth Anniversary – Silverware
Sixth Anniversary – Wood
Seventh Anniversary – Desk Set/Pen Pencil Set
I’m loving this handmade WonderWoman pen and the shop has other nerdy pens too like Batman and Superman too. If pencils are more you thing, this shop has basically any kind of fandom stamped pencil you can think of – Supernatural, Disney, Harry Potter, and more.
Eighth Anniversary – Linen/Lace
This shop offers all of the Hogwarts house crests printed on linen. I also found these great geeky linen napkins and if you have a Eleventh Doctor lover, a linen bowtie would be perfect. Lace is a little harder to find, but there’s always nerdy underwear or this Harley Quinn lace hat.
Ninth Anniversary – Leather
This matching Game of Thrones leather bracelet set is one of my favorites (and if I could get my husband to wear a bracelet, I would absolutely buy this!). Leather journals like this amazing handmade Zelda one or a great nerdy leather purse like this Star Wars one also make great gifts.
Tenth Anniversary – Diamond
This diamond Sailor Moon ring is GORGEOUS and comes in other metals! I’ve seen other geeky diamond ring as well like this Star Trek ring , Zelda ring, and binary ring . If jewelry isn’t your thing, I think this Minecraft light-up diamond ore is fun too.
Which one of these gifts would you love to get from your partner? Any geeky anniversary gifts that you’d love to have that I didn’t mention?