You’re almost at the second decade of marriage but we think your 18th wedding anniversary is a milestone worth marking in and of itself - especially since the traditional gift to give at 18 years of marriage is oh-so-elegant porcelain.
We love porcelain because it will complement any interior design aesthetic and always adds a touch of classiness to whatever room it's in. Plus, it can come in the traditional white or in beautifully coloured patterns.
Whether you’re toasting 18 years since you first said ‘I do’ or celebrating with a couple that you know and love on their 18th wedding anniversary, we’ve got gift ideas galore in a range of prices. From porcelain homeware to sophisticated (and surprisingly easy to wear) jewellery, chic table centrepieces to quirky knick knacks for your mantle, we have recommendations that are guaranteed to delight your spouse. Look no further than this list for 18th wedding anniversary gift inspo.
Porcelain Wedding Anniversary Gifts
1. Hay Grey Teapot – £79, Amara
Make hot drinks cooler with a colour-blocked teapot from this much loved Scandi brand. The microthin filter within the pot ensures that your beloved’s morning brew will taste superior too.
2. Inka Stoneware Mugs – £16.95 each, Rose & Grey
Need a mug for that tea? These Inka stoneware mugs will go down a treat. They come in caramel, pink and off white, and each will look picture perfect on your coffee table and the ‘gram.
3. Personalised Trinket Dish – £16.95, Wilonne
These pretty porcelain trinket dishes are the perfect home for earrings, keys or necklaces when the end of the day rolls around. The dishes can be personalised with the name of the recipient or a special phrase, making them all the more cute.
4. Porcelain Wax or Oil Burner – £63, Sejal Ceramics
A luxe wax or oil burner is the perfect gift for the person who already has everything. The chic design will go perfectly in any room, and with a tealight and some scented wax, your home will fill with a lovely aroma. The burner is available in cream, mint, pink or white and is handcrafted with a soft matte finish.
5. Egg Cup Set – £10, Libby & Ross
Breakfast in bed just got even better. These sweet egg cups make a change from plain porcelain and will brighten up even the greyest of mornings.
6. Be My Lover Porcelain & Coral Earrings – £188, Vintouch Italy
You’ve technically already surpassed the ‘Be My Lover’ stage but a timely reminder on your 18th wedding anniversary will be much appreciated, particularly in the form of these statement porcelain earrings.
7. Hubby & Wifey Mug Set – £22.95, The Letter Room
Less subtle but practically made for #happyanniversary selfies, this porcelain mug set will get your 18th wedding anniversary off to a celebratory start.
8. Personalised White Stamped Porcelain Cufflinks – £58, Maap Studio
Men can be tricky to buy for when it comes to wedding anniversary gifts, but these porcelain cufflinks are a present with legs. They’ll set you back £58 but they can be personalised with your wedding date or initials (or both). Whether he wears them to work, evening dos or weddings, he’ll look down on them and think back to your ‘date’ fondly.
9. Handmade Porcelain Cake Stand – £48, Linda Bloomfield
If your partner loves to bake, this simple, sleek cakestand will present their creations on the perfect porcelain pedestal. It’s available in three sizes and three pastel shades to cater for multi-tiered marvels and delicate cupcakes alike.
10. Rustic Blue Pasta Plate – £24.50, folk
Partner more of a pasta fan? This wide, gold flecked glazed porcelain dish is asking to be filled with piles of spaghetti ready for a candlelit Lady and The Tramp style anniversary date.
11. Porcelain Tea Light Holder House With Chimney – £25.95, Nest
If your anniversary is close to Christmas, this festive porcelain tea light house holder with chimney would be a lovely choice of gift. Buy more than one to create a 'village’ of cosy homes on your mantle.
12. Tokyo Design Studios Set of 4 Small Blue & White Bowls – £35, John Lewis
From the Netherlands to Japan, these four geometric porcelain bowls evoke traditional Japanese ceramics and come housed in an elegant deep blue box. They’re perfect for serving nibbles accompanied by a glass of fizz, whether you’re hosting guests or it’s just the two of you.
13. Handmade Large Porcelain Lamp Shade – £100, Pippi & Me
More stylish ceramics, this time in the form of an elegant porcelain lamp shade. The shade would suit minimalist styles and will add a cosy warm glow to your room.
14. Denby Quartz Rose Medium Storage Jar – £45, John Lewis
Rose quartz is associated with love and harmony so this soft pink porcelain jar is the ideal 18th wedding anniversary gift for homeware lovers. Fill it to the brim with their favourite biscuits for extra brownie points.
15. Pink Hearts Set of 16 Cutlery – £90, Emma Bridgewater
If the way to your partner’s heart is through their stomach, this heart printed porcelain cutlery set will make mealtimes all the more amorous.
16. Handmade Porcelain Terrazzo Bowl – £60, Sevak Zargarian
We love this striking and contemporary handmade porcelain bowl – the arty pattern means that it can be used as a décor piece or simply a jazzy way to serve up a meal. This bowl is available in three sizes and three colour options (we’ll have one of each, please).
17. Porcelain Familia in Red & Pink – £24, The Conran Shop
Speaking of decorative porcelain, this cute, quirky ‘family’ hails from Scandinavia and each set is unique, just like you guys. This crew will cheer up an office or living space no end.
18. Two Sitting Leopards – £35, Graham & Greene
From a family to a (small) pride – these two porcelain big cats look ever so refined. If you had a safari honeymoon, this 18th wedding anniversary gift would serve as a great reminder of the fun you had.
19. Zebra Stacking Dish – £26, Jonathan Adler
Speaking of safaris, these bold and quirky zebra stacking dishes will transport you both back to the exotic holidays of your youth (or future).
20. Ianthe Valentine Hand Porcelain Tray – £21.99, Liberty London
Another gilt-edged porcelain tray, this time delivering up a bunch of flowers rather than a leopard. Inspired by an original 1949 Liberty scarf print, it’s a romantic gift option in more ways than one and makes for an elegant home for keys, jewellery or other bits and bobs.
21. Sushi / Soy Sauce Dip Dish – £10, Chapel Cards
Ready to spice it up in the - ahem - kitchen? This adorable mini soy sauce dip dish will pair perfectly with your latest attempts at sushi. Delicious!
22. Bum Vase – £63.20, Latzio
Speaking of spicing it up, this very original porcelain vase is certainly an unconventional way to present an 18th wedding anniversary bouquet and it’ll prompt interest from many a house guest over time too.
23. Pottery Kit – £39, Sculpd
Bum vase inspired some ceramic-themed creativity? This two-person pottery kit contains everything that you need to sculpt, engrave, paint and seal your own stoneware. If your partner’s favourite film is Ghost, you’re onto a winner here.
24. Porcelain Pearl Mistletoe Decorations – £17.50, Nordic House
If once upon a time you celebrated a white wedding, these porcelain mistletoe decorations inlaid with pearl are a perfect gift to remind your sweetheart of the day you said 'I do'. Nordic House also provides a variety of other winter-themed - and equally stylish - porcelain ornaments.
25. Running Heart Scented Candle – £35, Ligne Blanche
With a cinnamon, vanilla, apple and caramel scent blended by French fragrance house Givaudan and a Keith Haring-inspired porcelain container, this fun and heartfelt candle is the perfect porcelain themed gift for design and perfume lovers alike.
26. Porcelain Egg Cup Pillow – £20, Kina Ceramics
Get cosy with this porcelain egg cup pillow that will not only look good on your kitchen table, but will amuse your guests. Your breakfasts will never have felt so luxurious!
27. Small Porcelain Dish – £3.99, H&M Home
This geometric porcelain dish will complete your anniversary gift stash. You could also both keep your rings here if you prefer – it’s a versatile little ornament (not to mention very affordable).
28. Mini Porcelain Vase Set – £18.50 for set of four, Nordic House
These sleek, elegant mini porcelain vases are perfect for filling gaps on the mantle or fitting into other nooks and crannies. Fill them with flowers for an extra pop of colour!
29. Ceramic Flower – £24.99, Friendly Gifts
Whether you opt for a single porcelain dahlia or a wall of succulents, these colourful ceramic flowers will create an evergreen botanic garden wherever you display them. Attach them to a wall, present them on a coffee table or place them in the bathroom for a burst of life that you needn't remember to water.
30. Porcelain Candlestick – £15.99, Zara Home
Retro and modern meet in this porcelain candlestick, which may remind you of Victorian London but was designed to suit a minimalist Scandi style. A truly unique present that will look great on the windowsill or the coffee table.
31. Hana Marble Blue Earrings – £53.60, Ana Luisa
Drop earrings that are reminiscent of Delft pottery make for a one-of-a-kind wedding anniversary jewellery gift. These 14 karat gold enamel earrings were created in a carbon neutral way and the brand cuts out middlemen in the production line to ensure that all workers receive a fair wage.
32. Porcelain Earrings Gold Plated Brass – £99.50, Helena Rohner
Another set of earrings, but markedly different, these edgy gold-plated earrings are striking and bold. They're a chic 18th wedding anniversary gift that lend themselves to everyday outfits and dress-up days alike.
Still at a loss as to what to buy? We’ve compiled a list of the most thoughtful wedding anniversary gifts for couples to help you out with that.