10 Last-Minute Anniversary Gifts that Don’t Look Like Last-Minute Gifts

Are you feeling the pressure to buy the perfect anniversary gift for your spouse or partner? It seems like it would be easy to figure out what to get someone you know better than anyone else in the world. And yet, every year when that day comes around, you can’t quite think of the exact thing to give.

Trying to find the perfect gift at the last minute can be even harder. But don’t worry, we’ve got you covered. Here are 10 last-minute anniversary gift ideas your partner will love. Whether you’re shopping for him or her, these thoughtful gifts can be bought at any large department store, ordered online or put together in an hour or two.

1. Nespresso Machine or Accessories

Nepresso Essenza Mini Bundle with Aeroccino3 Milk Frother

If your spouse is used to going to Starbucks every morning for a cup of coffee, they might be missing that routine. Help them out with their own at-home barista. A Nespresso can be used to brew a simple cup of coffee or to make any sort of espresso-based drink. Their double-tall mocha latte with extra foam is just a few buttons away.

If they already have a Nespresso, get them some chic accessories for their coffee station.

And if your significant other is a foodie, we’ve got an entire gift guide for you here.

2. Bose Audio Sunglasses

girl wearing bose audio sunglasses

This is the perfect wedding anniversary gift for him and her. Not only are these stylish shades, they also have built-in speakers that feed audio right into your ears as if the entire world is playing music just for you. These sunglasses also work as a last-minute gift because you can get them at just about any large store – Target, Best Buy and Walmart. They come in different sizes and styles to fit your partner perfectly.

3. Multi-Store eGift Card

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Gift cards are a great last-minute anniversary gift idea because they’re easy to get and are available at just about any store. If you’re shopping at the very last minute, a virtual gift card is an even better option. You can buy it online and have it delivered to your inbox or your recipient’s inbox within minutes, in most cases.

A multi-store eGift card like Happy You is a good choice because your recipient has more options for where they can use their gift instead of being confined to just one brand. Plus, it can be used for online shopping!

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4. Jewelry

carabiner heart bracelet gold

You really can’t go wrong with the gift of jewelry. If this is a last-minute gift, run to Macy’s and buy an elegant necklace, bracelet or set of earrings for her, or a watch or cuff links for him. They’ll even wrap it in a gift box for you so all you have to do is present your gift to your significant other. Simple!

If the person you’re shopping for is a beauty queen or fashionista, check out our gift guide for makeup lovers.

5. Gift Basket with All Their Favorite Things

chocolate gift basket

If you can’t think of one amazing gift, combine several small gifts in a gift basket. Get a simple basket at your local craft store and fill it with little things you know they’ll love – a bottle of wine, one of their favorite shows or movies, chocolate, a gift card or other goodies. You can fill it with literally anything!

Go to Bed Bath & Beyond and make a home spa kit. Go to GameStop and get a new game, controller and some snacks. It doesn’t have to be complicated. Fill it with things they love and they’ll be happy with this thoughtful gift.

6. Spafinder.com Gift Card

spafinder gift card

This is a great wedding anniversary gift in general, but it especially works as a last-minute gift because you can buy it as an eGift card that is delivered to your email inbox the same day, in most cases. If your spouse could use a relaxing spa day – let’s be honest, we all could – then this is a great gift because they can use it at thousands of spas and salons nationwide. They can book a relaxing massage, a fascial or get a mani/pedi treatment.

7. Board Games

What Do You Meme Game

A board game might not be the first thing you think of for an anniversary gift, but it’s actually the perfect gift. It gives you an opportunity to spend time together and it’s something to do when you’re stuck in the house. A board game is a unique gift, but we highly recommend it. You can get a new 2-player classic like Disney’s Villainous or Codenames Duet or try something new like an unsolved case mystery game. These can bought at a local Target or Walmart or ordered from Amazon with next-day shipping.

8. Paid Digital Subscription or Subscription Box

fabfitfun subscription box

This is a versatile last-minute gift. If you don’t have time to buy your significant other something they’ll love, purchase an online subscription that matches their favorite hobby.

If they love reading, get an Audible subscription. If they’re a coffee connoisseur, get a coffee subscription box. If they’re a gamer, power up their play with a PlayStation or Xbox membership gift card. You can buy all of these online and include it with a card or gift basket.

9. Bouquet of Flowers

Never underestimate the power of flowers. Now, we don’t mean you should run to the grocery store and get a $10 bouquet of flowers. No. Go to a local or online florist (many online florists offer same-day or next-day delivery for some arrangements) and order an elegant bouquet. This can get a little pricey – at least $50-100 – but it’s a stunning gift that you can get at the last-minute.

If you’re on a tight budget, check out our budget gift guide. We have gifts for under $50, $25 and $10 for men and women.

10. Charitable Donation for Someone Who “Doesn’t Want Anything”

If your significant other says they don’t want anything for an anniversary gift, you might feel a little uneasy. Does that actually mean they don’t want anything? We’re sure they wouldn’t mind getting a gift, even if they didn’t ask for one. We recommend a gift that does something good for the world. Giving Good gift cards function as normal gift cards but are backed with a charitable donation. For every card sold, an amount equal to 3% of the total gift card amount is donated to the charity featured on the card. You can feel good about giving them a gift and they can feel good about helping out! It’s a win-win.

Buying a last-minute anniversary gift doesn’t have to be stressful! These gifts are perfect for any personality and budget. They’re thoughtful and personalized, meaning your significant other will feel loved and appreciated. If you’re still hopelessly lost, then check out these other gift guides with more ideas.

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