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12th Wedding Anniversary Gift Guide: 25 Silk & Pearl Ideas

Browse traditional silk gifts to celebrate your 12th wedding anniversary, or take a look at the modern alternative – pearl

Cream silk pillowcase displayed on a bed as a 12th wedding anniversary gift

Cream silk pillowcase displayed on a bed as a 12th wedding anniversary gift

If you're celebrating your 12th wedding anniversary then congratulations! Twelve years of marriage is a fantastic achievement and we have the perfect 12th wedding anniversary gift ideas to help you celebrate in style. 

The traditional gift for a 12th wedding anniversary is silk, the buttery soft, luxurious fabric that we love for its comfort and chic look, or linen. Alternatively, the modern gift for 12 years of marriage is pearl. Whichever you opt for, you're sure to find something your other half will love in our round up of the best 12th wedding anniversary gifts.

Keep scrolling for some cute gift ideas for all budgets, for him, for her, and for couples.

12th Wedding Anniversary Symbols

  • Traditional 12th Wedding Anniversary Gift: Silk and linen
  • Modern 12th Wedding Anniversary Gift: Pearls and coloured gems
  • 12th Wedding Anniversary Gemstone: Agate or jade
  • 12th Wedding Anniversary Flower: Peony

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12th Wedding Anniversary Gifts For Her

We’ve selected some of our favourite 12th anniversary gift ideas so you can find the perfect gift for the lady in your life.

1. The SILKE Hair Wrap – Silke London

blue and green silk hair wrap

Another silk hair accessory worth having is a wrap that you can wear overnight to keep certain styles in, and to prevent frizz taking hold! This one by Silke London has a gorgeous colour scheme, and each wrap is made from the highest-quality 100% mulberry silk.

  • Delivery Time: Free delivery in around two to three days, with the option to upgrade to express delivery
  • Expert Take: A great gift for those trying to keep their hair health in check, and customers agree – with one writing "absolutely love this, noticeably less breakage, and my hair is much smoother."

£50 | Shop Now

2. Honey Ruffled Silk Bralette – Après-midi

a white silk bralette with a bow and a ruffled hem

Silky soft, this ruffled bralette is made from the loveliest silk and has adjustable straps, soft cups and an elastic finish to make for a totally comfortable bralette.

Super versatile, you could wear this bralette as your underwear, layer it under a shirt, or dress it up on a night out.

  • Delivery Time: £5 for delivery in a few days, but you can upgrade to express delivery
  • Expert Take: Pair this bralette with matching silk briefs for a perfect bridal lingerie look.

£65 | Shop Now

3. Yukata Grand Hotel Tremezzo Special Edition Kimono – Sense of Lake

orange silk kimono

If your partner loves the luxurious things in life, then there is nothing more suitable for your 12th anniversary gift for her than a kimono. Designed exclusively for the Grand Hotel Tremezzo, with a pattern made of the iconic crests of the Palace, this stunning wrap comes in a variety of patterns.

  • Delivery Time: Free hotel pick up if you happen to be in Lake Como, with various DHL delivery options
  • Expert Take: Whilst this kimono and its delivery aren't for the more budget conscious, if you're going for a wow factor gift then this is it.

£159 | Shop Now

4. Verona Necklace – Culaje

gold pearl necklace

This stunning necklace is a perfect pearl gift for her on your 12th wedding anniversary together, especially if you want something a little understated.

The Verona Necklace is a promise of eternal love and loyalty and is designed to be worn close to your heart.

  • Delivery Time: £5 for delivery in a few days, but you can upgrade to express delivery
  • Expert Take: Culaje only use genuine freshwater pearls, so each necklace is completely unique.

£166 | Shop Now

5. Silk Piped Pyjama Set – The White Company

white silk pyjamas

A pair of silk pyjamas seems like the ultimate luxury, but buy them from The White Company and your gift for her will be even more special. This stunning set is both pretty and timeless, and is cut from 100% ivory silk with pale grey piping.

  • Delivery Time: Free delivery in around five to seven days, with the option to upgrade to express delivery
  • Expert Take: These pyjamas are hand wash only, so be especially careful when caring for them.

£198 | Shop Now

6. Alexa Silk Scarf – Rixo

animal print silk scarf

This stunning Rixo scarf is made in a luxurious silk and is printed with the British designers' brown vintage-inspired tiger stripes.

Designed to wear around the neck or in the hair, this silk scarf will make for the perfect 12th wedding anniversary gift for the more fashion conscious of wives.

  • Delivery Time: Free delivery in around five to seven days, with the option to upgrade to express delivery
  • Expert Take: Available in a multi floral on ivory, pink and red blend in a 70s inspired pattern and a fresh blue design, this scarf will be a great gift for her.

£50 | Shop Now

7. Lavender Haze Silk Sleep Mask – Drowsy

lilac silk sleep mask

Are you stumped at what to buy for a silk wedding anniversary? Then an eye mask from Drowsy, dubbed as the most luxurious on the market, could be the perfect gift if your other half loves to travel and needs to be able to get a good night’s sleep on the plane, or struggles to nod off in the evenings.

  • Delivery Time: Free delivery in around three to five business days, with the option to upgrade to express delivery
  • Expert Take: Drowsy's masks are available in many colour options, and each is made with a big, squishy and cloud-like padding, in a total black out design, from 22 Momme, mulberry silk. They're also fully adjustable, provide skin and hair protection, and are 100% washable. Wow.

£69 | Shop Now

8. Peachy Maxi Bunch – Ett Hem London

silk flowers

Choose to give flowers that will last a lifetime by gifting your partner a beautiful bouquet of silk flowers from Ett Hem London – you could even choose something that reminds you of your own wedding flowers to add to the sentiment. But, we love this peachy pink arrangement, which will add a touch of luxury to any room.

  • Delivery Time: £2.99 delivery in around two to four working days, with the option to upgrade to express delivery
  • Expert Take: Ett Hem flowers have wire stems, making them ideal to shape into any position for your arrangement and stay in place forever.

£79 | Shop Now

9. The Perfect Polish Set – Pleasing

pearl nail polish

Something a little different, this polish set from Harry Styles' Pleasing is made up of four lustrous shades that are each inspired by the pearl within the oyster.

The shades consist of Perfect Pearl, Pearly Tops, Inky Pearl and Granny's Pink Pearls.

  • Delivery Time: £5.95 delivery in a few days, with free click and collect and the option to upgrade to express delivery
  • Expert Take: Each of Pleasing's polishes are 12-free, meaning they are biodegradable and free from nasties, all whilst providing great pigment and performance.

£65 | Shop Now

10. Gypsy Water Eau de Parfum – Byredo

byredo perfume

Byredo's Gypsy Water Eau de Parfum is inspired by the roaming wanderlust of the Romani people to evoke freedom and a deeper connection to the earth, and has scents of pine needle, sandalwood and lemon that feel like a silky dance on the skin, that linger in the air for hours to come.

  • Delivery Time: Free delivery in a few days time, with the option for free click and collect and to upgrade to priority delivery
  • Expert Take: This is the number one best selling scent from Byredo.

£150 | Shop Now

12th Wedding Anniversary Gifts For Him

Looking for silk wedding anniversary gifts for him? Or perhaps the more modern pearl? Keep scrolling to see our top picks.

11. Silk Boxer Shorts – Extra Special Touch

Celebrate your silk anniversary by gifting your husband some silk boxer shorts. These blue ones from Extra Special Touch can be personalised with your other half’s name for a fun finishing touch.

  • Delivery Time: £3.95 for delivery in around two to three weeks
  • Expert Take: "Bought these for my husband for are 12 year anniversary. He loved them. Very soft and sexy!" says one happy customer.

£55 | Shop Now

11. The Great Gatsby Silk Tie – Turnball & Asser

blue Gatsby tie

If your husband loves a bit of luxury, or is a literary fan, he will love this stunning Great Gatsby silk tie – as seen on the Jazz Age dreamer himself.

  • Delivery Time: Free shipping in around one to two business days
  • Expert Take: When the book was reimagined on the silver screen for the first time in 1974, Turnball & Asser was the first port of call to create the protagonist's shirt and tie, and here it is, 50 years later.

£185 | Shop Now

12. Silk Robe – Soho Home

mens silk robe

If you love nothing more than a cosy night in together on the sofa then this silk dressing gown from the famous Soho Home would be a thoughtful gift for your 12th wedding anniversary. There’s also the option to personalise your robe with up to three letters.

  • Delivery Time: Free shipping in a few days
  • Expert Take: For the ultimate gift of luxury, pair this robe with the matching silk eye mask.

£265 | Shop Now

13. Ardley Round Mother of Pearl Cufflinks – Reiss

pearl cufflinks

These stunning mother of pearl cufflinks from Reiss would be a lovely nod to your pearl anniversary and is something your partner can wear again and again.

  • Delivery Time: £5.95 for next day delivery, or free delivery to a Reiss store
  • Expert Take: The naturally semi precious mother of pearl stones mean that each set are unique.

£58 | Shop Now

14. Oud Silk Mood Eau de Parfum – Maison Francis Kurkdjian Paris

mens silk perfume

This may be an unconventional present idea, but it works well with the theme while still being inventive, and what man doesn't love a top up of exceptionally luxurious aftershave or perfume? Keep him smelling fresh and beautiful with this eau de parfum.

  • Delivery Time: £5.95 for standard delivery, free click and collect, or the option to upgrade
  • Expert Take: Notes include Bulgarian rose, blue chamomile, papyrus.

£235 | Shop Now

15. Yellow 4 Way Handkerchief – Hawes & Curtis

yellow men silk handkerchief

Make sure that your other half always has an option that suits their outfit with this four-way print handkerchief in beautiful blue and yellow tones. A handkerchief that doubles as a pocket square, this design is made from 100% silk, and has an irresistibly soft touch.

  • Delivery Time: £4.95 for delivery in around two to three days, with the option to upgrade to express delivery
  • Expert Take: This silk handkerchief also comes in light blue, grey, camel, pink and red.

£29 | Shop Now

16. 22MM Mulberry Silk Basic Mens Shirt – Lilysilk

mens silk shirt

We know that this shirt won't be for everyone, and is giving Hugh Grant in his 90s heydays, but who doesn't love Hugh Grant in his heydays? The silk charmeuse is responsibly crafted using a unique weaving technique that creates a smooth pearl-like gloss lustre on one side of the fabric, while the reverse has a matte finish.

  • Delivery Time: Free shipping in around six to eight business days
  • Expert Take: Sizes range from XS to XXL, but you can pay a little extra to have a custom size made.

£99 | Shop Now

17. Gold Plated Mother of Pearl Tie Slide – Badger & Brown

mother of pearl tie slide

Any tie wearer needs a good tie clip, and this is a great way to honour your 12th wedding anniversary without breaking the bank.

  • Delivery Time: £4.95 for delivery in around five working days, with the option to upgrade to express delivery
  • Expert Take: You can engrave the back of the tie slide for an extra fee, with a range of fonts, and choose from a selection of gift wrap options, too.

£27.95 | Shop Now

18. 5 Pairs of Men's Pure Silk Socks – Jasmine Silk

mens silk socks

Treat your husband's feet to five pairs of silk socks which come in at a great price considering they are 100% silk. Mix and match a range of neutral, easy to wear colours or pick one colour for him on this 12th wedding anniversary that you're celebrating.

  • Delivery Time: £3.50 for delivery in around one to two working days
  • Expert Take: These socks are machine washable at 30 degrees using gentle silk detergent or can be hand washed.

£40 | Shop Now

19. Men's Gold Signet Ring With Pearl Dome – Nialaya

mens pearl ring

It’s been 12 years since you gave your husband his wedding ring, so why not gift him another special ring? We adore this yellow gold signet ring from an independent designer that features a statement pearl dome.

  • Delivery Time: £5 for delivery in a few days time
  • Expert Take: "Beautiful crafted product that fits amazing and looks great, with fast shipping. I am extremely happy with my purchase was a lovely gift," says one customer.

£143 | Shop Now

20. Verona Silk Eye Mask – Derek Rose

silk eye mask

A silk eye mask is a go-to gift for the husband who has everything. Especially one who values his sleep!

  • Delivery Time: £6 for delivery in one to two days, with the option to upgrade to express delivery
  • Expert Take: If you're looking to buy a luxurious 12th wedding anniversary gift for him, purchase the matching pyjama and gown set.

£80 | Shop Now

12th Wedding Anniversary Gifts For Couples

Whether you're looking for a 12th anniversary gift for couples, or you want to buy something you can both enjoy, you'll love these ideas!

21. Where We Began Silk Print – Nelly’s Custom Art

This silk print from Nelly’s Custom Art is a completely unique design that shows all the special places that are linked to when you first met. Plus it’s printed on silk, meaning it’s ideal for your 12th anniversary!

  • Delivery Time: £4.99 for delivery in around a week
  • Expert Take: Customers love this silk map print for 12th anniversary gifts, with one writing: "It met my expectations and my spouse loved his anniversary gift."

£38.60 | Shop Now

22. Mother of Pearl Photo Frame – John Lewis

How pretty is this silver and mother of pearl photo frame from John Lewis? Make this thoughtful 12th anniversary gift even more special by adding in a photo – perhaps from your wedding or your honeymoon.

  • Delivery Time: £4.50 for delivery in around two to five days, with the option to upgrade to express delivery or use free click and collect
  • Expert Take: "Good quality and attractive photo frame, perfect gift for a pearl wedding anniversary," says one reviewer.

£30 | Shop Now

23. Audley Pure Silk Breakfast Pillowcase – The White Company

silk pillowcase

Silk pillowcases aren’t just to add a feeling of luxury to your bed; the silk is said to help prevent ageing and hair damage as it is a smoother surface to sleep on than a traditional cotton pillowcase.

  • Delivery Time: Free standard delivery in five to seven days, with the option to upgrade to express delivery or use click and collect
  • Expert Take: The White Company also sell a matching Audley range to match these pillow cases, including duvets, fitted sheets, and duvet covers.

£60 | Shop Now

24. Penhaligon's Comoros Pearl Scented Candle - Selfridges

pearl candle

A stunning candle from scent genius', Penhaligon's, Comros Pearl is described as a scent where "the sun shrouds the senses in a haze of tuberose. Winds cradle heady white flowers – intoxicated by warmth, succoured by spice. A sensual candle plucked straight from the heart of perfumed islands."

  • Delivery Time: £5.95 for standard delivery in a few days time, with the option to upgrade to express delivery or use click and collect
  • Expert Take: As the scent will waft through the air of the happy couple's home, it's a gift for both him and her.

£65 | Shop Now

25. Pearl 16 Piece Dinner Set – Layered Lounge

pearl dinner set

The absolutely divine 16-piece dinner set features Layered Lounge's best-selling pearl tableware, with four dinner plates, four salad pates, four pasta bowls and four cereal bowls.

"The quality of the products I purchased are second to none; there’s a real sense of luxe without the extortionate price tags," says one ecstatic Layered Lounge customer.

  • Delivery Time: Free delivery in around two to four days, with the option to upgrade to express delivery
  • Expert Take: This will make an excellent 12th wedding anniversary gift for couples, and one that will provide plenty of practicality and see lots of love over the years.

£210 | Shop Now

Are you gift shopping for a couple? Then don’t miss our edit of the best wedding anniversary gifts for couples.