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22nd Wedding Anniversary Gifts: 30 Copper & Spinel Ideas

Congratulations! You've made it to your 22nd wedding anniversary. Let your other half know just how much the last 22 years has meant to you with one of these winning gifts.

Copper candle gift idea placed on a coffee table and lit

Copper candle gift idea placed on a coffee table and lit

Right in the middle of your 20th and 25th anniversary celebrations, your 22nd wedding anniversary is a milestone not to be overlooked. In fact, the number 22 has symbolic meaning; it is one of just three 'master numbers', thought to be the most powerful in numerology. It is said to bring together the imaginative qualities of number two, the practicality of number four, and the insight of number eleven. So then – let's celebrate this significant anniversary.

Copper is both the traditional and modern 22nd wedding anniversary gift. The metal’s warm tone adds a gorgeous colour to many items, from homewares to jewellery, stationery, and much more. The durability of copper holds its own symbolism; it doesn’t deteriorate over time, instead, it develops a beautiful green hue – the verdigris patina. As your marriage evolves and changes, its beauty takes on different forms.

While there isn’t a traditional flower representing 22 years of marriage, there is a special stone – spinel. This beautiful mineral gemstone comes in a huge variety of colours, most notably – and beautifully – in jet black. The stone looks amazing set in both silver and gold metals, offering some amazing contemporary styles of earrings, necklaces, and bracelets to invest in.

  • Traditional anniversary gift for 22 years: Copper
  • Gemstone for 22nd wedding anniversary: Spinel
  • Flower for 22 years of marriage: While there is no specific flower, there is an abundance of copper-toned blooms to consider – from roses to dahlias and crocosmia.

22nd Wedding Anniversary Presents We Love

To help you find the perfect gift, we’ve found some amazing options for both copper and spinel presents. Whatever your budget, we’ve got something to help you mark this very special wedding anniversary. Read on for our 30 favourite 22nd anniversary gifts.

Best Copper Wedding Anniversary Gifts

1. Personalised Hand Struck Copper Bookmark – Etsy 

Copper bookmark with personalised initials

Indulge your partner’s love of reading with this stunning and sturdy bookmark. Stamped with their own name, they’ll never lose their place in a book again.

  • Expert Take: Why not find your love’s favourite book or something by their favourite author and gift it to them with the bookmark inside for an extra thoughtful touch.

£15.50 | Shop Now

2. A4 Custom Foil Round Map Print – Wandering Rabbit

Copper foil art print with personalised location

The gift of art is ideal for celebrating a 22nd wedding anniversary. You will liven up the walls in your home with this copper foil print, which can be personalised with your own map location and text.

  • Expert Take: You could choose the location of your wedding, where you first met, or even your honeymoon, along with your names and a date – this is a gift to be cherished.

From £59.95 | Shop Now

3. Leuchtturm1917 Metallic Notebook – Cult Pens Leuchtturm

Hardcover copper notebook for a 22nd wedding anniversary gift

Practical and beautiful – stationery is a gift that always delights! This notebook would make a wonderful journal, or an ideal and stylish piece to take to work.

  • Expert Take: An icon in the stationery world, this Leuchtturm1917 book radiates effortlessly stylish vibes. It’s a notebook that's perfect for design lovers.

£12.95 | Shop Now 

4. Copper Metal Skeleton Clock – Melody Maison

Copper wall clock with Roman numerals

Together, you have all the time in the world, and you can watch time pass by with this artful wall clock. We adore its vintage-inspired design, complete with Roman numerals and matching copper hands – ideal to commemorate a 22nd wedding anniversary.

  • Expert Take: It may not initially scream romance, but giving a clock as a gift symbolises both the past and future, an affectionate reminder to appreciate moments already spent together and anticipate those yet to come. 

From £59.95 | Shop Now

5. Plant Care Bundle – The Little Botanical

Copper water can and mist spray set for 22nd wedding anniversary gift

For the green-fingered love of your life, this care set helps keep house plants in tip-top condition. Never before has a watering can and mist spray looked so stylish!

  • Expert Take: Add a romantic-themed plant to this gift to make it extra special. We love String of Hearts plants: they are otherwise known as sweetheart vines.

£55 | Shop Now

6. Set of Geometric Planters – London Garden Trading

Plant pot set in copper with a rustic plant

Continuing the plant theme for the green-fingered love of your life, this set of pots can add touch of contemporary elegance to any house plant arrangement.

  • Expert Take: The aged copper finish, with its seams and irregularities, highlights the handcrafted process used to create these special vases.

From £35.72 | Shop Now 

7. Personalised Copper Wine Cooler – Getting Personal

Bottle of Champagne chilling in a personalised copper wine chiller

Keep your drinks chilled in style with this personalised copper cooler, which can be engraved with a family name and message, making it a unique 22nd wedding anniversary gift.

  • Expert Take: Not only does it look stunning, but this cooler features double-walled insulation and can accommodate most wine, Prosecco, or Champagne bottles.

From £29.99 | Shop Now 

8. Eto Wine Decanter – Fortnum & Mason

Copper wine decanter with a presentation box from Fornum & Mason

If red wine is more to your taste, this decanter is the ideal gift. It brings our the full body of wine so you can offer your love the perfect glass, and they can savour every sip.

£140 | Shop Now

9. Copper Bowl Tabletop Oil Lantern – Not On The High Street

Romantic table lamps for the garden in copper

Brighten up your evenings spent in the garden with this stunning copper oil lantern, perfect for setting on a table outdoors or lighting up a pathway.

  • Expert Take: Celebrating your anniversary is all about setting the right atmosphere, and this lantern helps create a magical setting.

From £44.95 | Shop Now

10. Luxury Cafetiere and Treats Box – Bunches

Coffee hamper set with chocolates, cookies and an cafetière

Copper, coffee, cookies, and chocolate – could there be a more tempting combination? Perfect for coffee aficionados, this set is sure to brighten your day.

  • Expert Take: The luxurious copper and glass cafetière will last for years, while the Brazilian coffee, dark chocolate, and biscuits offer immediate enjoyment.

£30 | Shop Now

11. Patina and Copper Rustic Vase – Mytri Designs

Copper and green vases with dried flowers

An embodiment of contemporary style, this handcrafted vase looks artful alone or even better with a range of dried stems.

  • Expert Take: We love the idea of gifting this with a long-lasting bunch of natural dried flowers, like this selection from Lisa Angel 

£17.01 | Shop Now

12. Copper And Concrete Candle Stick Holder – Quirky Bee

Dinner table dressed with pretty concrete and copper candle sticks

Looking for something to dress your table to celebrate your 22nd wedding anniversary? Look no further than this modern set of candle holders in copper and concrete.

  • Expert Take: We love this mix of materials – it feels extra special as it is handmade with a real copper centre. 

From £8 | Shop Now

13 The Healer Solid Copper Bracelet – Wolf & Badger

bracelet made in copper and leather for 22nd anniversary gift

Looking for thoughtful jewellery? This bracelet blends solid copper with vegan waterproof cord, and has been designed to embrace the metal’s healing potential.

  • Expert Take: The bracelet is called The Healer – it makes a caring and thoughtful gift as copper is said to stimulate energy flow and promote healing.

£59 | Shop Now

14 Smooth Violet Scented Candle – Rituals

Rituals copper candle in a pretty living room setting

This luxurious scented candle has been crafted to provide a relaxing, calming and comforting aroma. The Smooth Violet fragrance has fruity accents, with floral elements like rose and violet leaf. 

  • Expert Take: The beautiful copper-coloured glass jar is a perfect addition to any décor. When empty, clean out the candle and use the jar to hold flowers, pencils or brushes.

£40.90 | Shop Now

15. Mitchell Acoustics uStream TT1 Bluetooth Turntable – K&B Audio

Copper and black modern vinyl record player

Music lovers will adore this 22nd wedding anniversary gift – a very cool looking copper record player. You can play your wedding song on repeat… or blast out some classics.

  • Expert Take: This may be full of vintage vibes, but it has modern capabilities so it can be hooked up to your speaker system or Bluetooth headphones.

£199.99 | Shop Now

16. Just Slate Heart Copper Serving Set – Farrar & Tanner

Copper heart dishes for 22nd wedding anniversary gift

Treat your sweetheart to these sweet hearts. Perfect for serving nibbles if you love hosting, and an equally beautiful addition to your everyday dining room.

  • Expert Take: Serve up an anniversary treat. The slate board can be used for cheese, then fill the bowls with pickles or quince jelly. Delicious.

£40 | Shop Now

17. Copper Dog Malt Scotch Whisky – The Bar

Bottle of scotch whisky called Copper Dog

Okay, okay, it’s not exactly copper – but it’s close enough. Plus, the name is super-cute and it will be a real winner for Scotch lovers!

  • Expert Take: This whisky has been specially made to be easy-drinking whisky. It has fruity aromas and a delicate, spicy finish, making it an 22nd wedding anniversary gift.

£35 | Shop Now

18 Tank Whisky Decanter Copper – Tom Dixon

Mid century modern style decanter in glass and copper

If you want to build on the whisky theme and add an elegant keepsake, this gorgeous modernist-style decanter should be on your watchlist.

  • Expert Take: This decanter is giving us real Man Men vibes – a very cool gift that will be loved and appreciated for years to come.

£150 | Shop Now

19. Burnt Orange & Cream Bouquet – Hidden Botanics

Dried flower bouquets in autumnal copper colours

There isn’t a traditional flower to present to your loved one for a 22nd wedding anniversary gift. So instead, treat them to something that embraces the copper vibe, like this boho-chic dried floral bouquet.

  • Expert Take: This stunning bouquet will last for years, making it feel like an extra special treat. We adore the rustic mix and the deep copper tones.

£28 | Shop now

20. Personalised Copper & Walnut Photo Calendar – Oakdene Designs

Personalised photo calendar with wooden and copper stand

Keep organised in a stylish way with this copper and walnut calendar – plus it’s a great way to display cute pictures of you as a couple!

  • Expert Take: The company makes these calendars bespoke, so you can start the calendar with the month of your anniversary, it doesn’t have to go Jan-Dec.

From £34 | Shop now

21. Copper Companion Tool Hearth Tidy Set – Etsy

Fireside kit for open fires in copper

Keep the home-fires burning in the most stylish way. If you’ve got an open fire or wood burner, then this is a gorgeous gift that’s practical, too.

  • Expert Take: Not only is this a stylish gift for interior design lovers, but it is made from recycled metal so is planet friendly, too.

From £85 | Shop now

22. Denver Table Lamp – Cult Furniture

Stylish room with an industrial style lamp in copper for 22nd wedding anniversary gift

Staying with interior design gifts, we are swooning over this statement piece. While a lamp might not be a traditional gift, it is something you can both use and appreciate in your home together.

  • Expert Take: The industrial, almost retro vibes mean this style-led gift will be admired in your home for years to come. 

£89 | Shop now

23 Copper Eau De Parfum – Liberty London

Pebble shaped perfume bottle with white writing for 22nd wedding anniversary gift

This stunning bottle would make a welcome addition to a chic dressing table. A fiery and unique unisex fragrance, this Copper Eau De Parfum offers a twist on a traditional gift.

  • Expert Take: This is a layered fragrance, which makes it feel extra luxurious and special – with unique tones from around the world, including Persian galbanum, Peruvian pink pepper, Ethiopian myrrh and Madagascan ginger.

£135 | Shop now

24. Artesà Hand Finished Copper Effect Fondue Set – Cloth Clay

Copper fondue set on a stand with forks for a cheese dinner

Calling all cheese lovers! Cook up a romantic anniversary dinner and give this gift all in one… And if your loved one isn’t a cheese fan, this works perfectly well with chocolate, too!

  • Expert Take: This set comes with six forks, so you can have a celebration meal with your family or friends.

£64.95 | Shop now

Unique Spinel Wedding Anniversary Gifts

25. Mini Nugget Gemstone Beaded Bracelet – Monica Vinader

Two strand bracelet in gold and black spinel

Delicate and chic, we adore this two strand bracelet. A gorgeous merge of black and gold, it’s a wonderful 22nd wedding anniversary gift idea that has a touch of glamour

  • Expert Take: You can buy charms from the same brand, so you can add to the bracelet with pretty extras for special occasions in the future.

£125 | Shop now

26. Spinel Hoop Earrings – Honey Willow

22nd Wedding anniversary gift of a delicate set of hoop earrings

We love the message on this pretty earring set – hope, revitalisation and joy. The delicate hoops are handmade with either sterling silver or 14k gold-fill.

  • Expert Take: Most of the spinel you see is jet black, but it can be a variety of colours, so the colourful tones of these earrings makes them feel really unique.

£108 | Shop now

27. Fused Ridge Signet Ring – Missoma

Men's silver and black signet ring

We adore this masculine signet ring – there is no better time than your anniversary to give a gift like this. And the stunning, glossy spinel makes it even more special – an everyday ring that will become packed with memories and meaning.

  • Expert Take: The is next level attention to detail – the ridges offer a contemporary vibe, and the square setting elevates the crisp finish. 

£145 | Shop now

28. LeCalifornienne Daybreak Watch – Matches

handprinted watch strap with gold frame worn on wrist

Ready to blow the budget? Then we have got the gift for you. We love the rainbow vibes of this Italian-inspired handpainted watch. It has a polished gold-plated frame that’s finessed with a black spinel set into the crown.

  • Expert Take: Giving the gift of a watch can signify status and achievement. And 22 years of wedding bless is a wonderful achievement to commemorate with this investment. 

£1,355 | Shop now

29. Remi Spinel Necklace – Miansai

Silver and black necklace worn around the neck

A really minimal and elegant finish, this chain and pendent offers a very chic and modern vibe. Understated elegance that will remain a favourite for years to come.

  • Expert Take: This design was crafted to reflect passion and devotion, in a style that is inspired by Moorish and Spanish royalty.

£140 | Shop now

30. Gold Spinel Gemstone Cluster Choker – Lilly & Roo

Black spinel beads on a gold choker chain

For a necklace with a more feminine edge, this delicate piece feels romantic and oh so pretty. The cluster of spinels looks chic with the gold chain, resting just at the base of the neck.

  • Expert Take: This piece feels extra special as a 22nd wedding anniversary gift as it is handmade as well as being ethically sourced and produced.

£65 | Shop now

What is the 22nd Wedding Anniversary Tradition in the UK?

What a celebration this double-digit anniversary should be. You can keep things as traditional or unconventional as you see fit, so while copper and spinel are the symbolic gifts – you don’t have to stick to these confines. Ultimately, this list is a ‘guide’ that you can use as inspiration. The best thing to do for your loved one is to spoil them with something that you know they will love and appreciate, whatever that may be.

Of course, if you want to celebrate with copper, there are so many things you could do! You could create a fun and romantic experience by going for a walk together, and maybe tossing a couple of copper coins into a fountain and making a wish for your marriage. You could celebrate with a cocktail in a copper drinks mug – Moscow Mules, Dark and Stormy and some Margarita/s are traditionally served this way. Or, many gins are distilled in copper – so you could simply relax with a G&T in hand and toast to your true love.

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