Twenty-one years of marriage is definitely something to celebrate, but surprisingly there is no specific gift you should get your partner for your 21st wedding anniversary. The modern suggestion is brass or nickel.
From jewellery to candle holders, there are loads of brass gifts that you can give your loved one, while rose gold is also a great alternative and much more widely available.
However, there are also classic and timeless gifts to show your other half or a special couple you know just how much you care. Here we pick our favourite 21st wedding anniversary gifts.
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Gold Plated Brass Earrings – £95, Net-A-Porter
These gorgeous earrings are set with vibrant emeralds for a stunning finish. They are also handcrafted from gold-plated brass, with intricate detail carved into them – making them a perfect gift for this special anniversary.
Rose Copper Pillar Candle Holder – £12.00, Dibor
This rose copper candle holder is elegant, while also having a unique antique style to it. With three holders for candles, they’ll allow you to set the mood if you’re celebrating your evening with dinner and drinks at home.
Brass Cufflinks – £20, Linden Leaf Studio
These handmade cufflinks have real character, so they’re bound to wow your partner after 21 years together. The hammered brass look would complement any crisp white shirt.
Rose Gold Diamond Watch – £149, Accurist
This gorgeous rose gold watch for her, which has eight diamonds set on the dial, is sure to impress your partner. The watch also has a durable rose gold-plated bracelet and case, date display and clasp. It is also splash resistant and includes a two-year guarantee for your partner.
Embossed Leaf Copper Drinks Bucket – £43, Dibor
You’ll no doubt be putting some wine or Champagne on ice for this special day so this is the perfect gift. The copper Champagne bucket features a stylish embossed leaf design and carved wooden handles. It also holds up to three Champagne bottles, making it perfect for parties or special occasions.
Brass Photo Frame -£24.99, Amazon
Want to showcase your favourite picture of you and your partner? This unique photo frame, in brass, is the ideal way to do it. The floating frame effect will look great on your mantlepiece or in the office.
Jane Earrings – £25, Leo with Love
They may not be copper or nickel, but these octagonal designed earrings are stunning. Perfect to spruce up any plain outfit, your partner will be delightfully surprised with this anniversary gift.
True Love Flutes – £95.55, Amazon
These handcrafted lead crystal glasses are a gorgeous addition to your homeware collection. The love heart design is striking and the Champagne flutes are perfect for a date night or for showing off at dinner parties.
Rose Marble Jewellery Box – £25, Dibor
If your partner loves jewellery, then this pretty gift is ideal. The chic rose gold marble-effect jewellery box is also perfect for accessories, trinkets or knickknacks.
Personalised Cheese Board – £26, Sophie Victoria Joy
If you and your partner are cheese fanatics, then this personalised serving board is the perfect gift. The heart-shaped board can be personalised with your and your partner’s names and the date of your anniversary.
Brass Finish Vase – £15.95, Royal Opera House Shop
With an elegant shape, this brass vase will look great anywhere in the house. Plus, it’s the perfect gift to show off anniversary flowers.
Our Journey 3D Personalised Signpost Frame – £55, No Ordinary Gift
Want to showcase your journey so far? This lovely handcrafted 3D signpost design features your memories on engraved wood. Featuring a central signpost and six arrows, it allows you to bring your memories to life in an adorable way.
Alir Shaker with Brass Finish – £41.75, Trouva
If you both love mixing it up when it comes to cocktails, this brass cocktail shaker, will delight your partner. Whether it’s an Espresso Martini or a Long Island Iced Tea the shaker is great for parties or just for whipping up a cocktail for the two of you.
Personalised Leather Photo Album – £52, Be Golden
You’ve probably got over 21 years of memories together, so this leather-bound photo album is a present with a twist. Fill the album with lots of great photos of you and your partner together – and they’ll be delightfully surprised at the keepsake.
Personalised Whiskey Glass – £59.90, Amazon
If your man is a whiskey lover, this engraved glass set in a wooden box is the ideal gift for them. The set also includes 12 square marble stones, a velvet pouch for storing the whiskey rocks, an ice tong, and a drink coaster.
Coral Pearl Earrings – £65, Royal Opera House Shop
These pretty Coral Freshwater Pearl Earrings will wow your partner on this special anniversary. The beautiful pearls are topped with engraved gold and will bring glamour to any outfit.
Personalised Champagne – £54.99, Getting Personal
What says ‘I love you’ more than a personalised bottle of champagne? Dedicate it to your loved one and either leave it for the next special occasion or pop it open for a 21st anniversary to remember.
Artisan Cheese Making Kit – £24.99, Amazon.co.uk
For all you cheese lovers this kit – which makes 20 different artisan cheeses – is a no brainer. From mozzarella to cottage cheese, the kit comes with an introduction into cheese making, cheese cloths, herbs, spices and also a recipe book to inspire you.
Rosa Quartz & Amethyst Necklace – £70, Royal Opera House Shop
If you’re looking for a handmade piece of delicate jewellery, this necklace is the one. Made by Veronique Henry, the centrepiece is rose quartz, surrounded by gold, while the purple stone is amethyst. Perfect to show someone how much you care about them on this special anniversary.
Men’s Brass Watch – £155, Karl Largerfield
If you want your partner to remember you when he looks at the time then this Karl Largerfield watch is a must-have. With a cool octangle design, it also features yellow gold-plated brass alloy on the bracelet.
Lemon Cocktail Ring – £250, Emily Mortimer
Set with lemon quartz gems, this stunner of a ring will impress your partner no end. The nine pretty gemstones, set on a gold plated ring, are the perfect accessory day or night.
21 Years On Key Ring – £12.99, Cool Key Rings
This cute little key fob is the perfect way to show your loved one that you’re thinking of them. The engraved brass fob can also be personalised with the date you married.
Mr & Mrs Hare Ornament – £14.95, Amazon
Want to show your bunny how much you love them? This cute antique, with two hares sat side-by-side, is the sweetest present, which will showcase your commitment forever.
Not sure what gemstone to get for your loved one, this wedding anniversary stone guide will help you out. And if you’re stuck for inspiration when it comes to your anniversary card, check out our tips.