30 Pearl-Inspired Gift Ideas To Ring in Your 30th Wedding Anniversary

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Cheers to 30 years of love! Your 30th wedding anniversary is approaching and it's the year of the pearl, which is the traditional gift associated with three decades of commitment. Not sure what to get? You've come to the right place.

While shopping for your partner after 30 years of marriage might *seem* simple, that's not always the case. Finding the perfect gift to celebrate such an impressive milestone isn't always easy, no matter how long you've been together. This is why we've rounded up the best 30th wedding anniversary gifts to give your partner. From chic pearl jewelry that effortlessly blends tradition with contemporary flair, to home decor that speaks to your shared aesthetic, there's something for everybody on this list to make your anniversary unforgettable.

What is the traditional 30th wedding anniversary gift?

Reaching the 30th wedding anniversary milestone is a remarkable achievement that deserves to be celebrated in style. As mentioned, the traditional gift for this momentous occasion is pearls, which are known for their timeless elegance and beauty, and symbolize the enduring nature of a lasting marriage.

Traditionally, each wedding anniversary is associated with specific materials or themes that symbolize the progression of a couple's journey together. The first few years often involve gifts made of paper, cotton, or leather, reflecting the growing foundation of the marriage. As the years go by, the materials become more precious, with silver for the 25th anniversary and gold for the 50th symbolizing enduring strength and rarity. Need a refresher? Here's a quick list of milestone anniversary gifts:

  • 1st anniversary: Paper
  • 5th anniversary: Wood
  • 10th anniversary: Tin or aluminum
  • 15th anniversary: Crystal
  • 20th anniversary: China
  • 25th anniversary: Silver
  • 30th anniversary: Pearls
  • 40th anniversary: Ruby
  • 50th anniversary: Gold
  • 60th anniversary: Diamond

The best 30th-anniversary gifts that celebrate decades of love

30th anniversary jewelry gifts

Mikimoto, Akoya Pearl Stud Earrings — $510.00

You can’t go wrong with a classic: pearl earrings. Set on 18-karat white gold posts, these pearls redefine elegance, seamlessly blending tradition and modern luxury. A nod to Mikimoto’s iconic legacy, these studs are not just jewelry; they’re a symbol of enduring love. Perfect for any occasion, they come in four sizes: 6-6.5 mm, 7-7.5 mm, 7.5-8 mm, and 8-8.5 mm.

Monica Vinader, Nura Freshwater Pearl Drop Earrings — $135.00

Does she prefer dangly earrings over studs? Check out these Monica Vinader earrings. Trendy yet timeless, these earrings take the classic hoop to new heights with a striking frontal drop adorned with lustrous freshwater pearls.

David Yurman, Streamline Cushion Cufflinks — $475.00

For him, David Yurman’s Streamline Cushion Cufflinks are sure to bring a smile to his face. The sleek cushion design, rendered in sterling silver and mother of pearl, exudes a modern charm, whether he’s suited up for a romantic dinner just the two of you or an all-out black-tie affair.

M-Clip, New Yorker Abalone Money Clip — $270.00

If his wallet needs an upgrade, these shiny money clips are the perfect gift. The genuine abalone inlay adds flair to an everyday essential combining form with function; they’re designed to hold up to ten bills or eight credit cards at a time, all in style to boot.

harris reed in good hands pearl bracelet
Missoma, Harris Reed In Good Hands Pearl Bracelet — $127.00

Remind your partner that you’re always there to hold their hand through life’s ups and downs with the Missoma Harris Reed In Good Hands Pearl Bracelet. The delicate pearls, set against gold accents, are simple and sophisticated, a stunning accessory that’ll look good on her wrist for the next 30 years.

tiffany south sea noble pearl pendant 30th anniversary gift
Tiffany, South Sea Noble Pearl Pendant — $3,400.00

If you’re looking to go all out on your 30th wedding anniversary, take a peek at the Tiffany South Sea Noble Pearl Pendant. The platinum pendant features a large South Sea pearl alongside a small round diamond on a 16-inch chain that she’ll cherish for years to come.

groovy pearl stellar letter necklace 30th anniversary gift
Alison Lou, Stellar Letter Pearl Necklace — $2,290.00

Another beautiful, splurge-worthy option is the Alison Lou Stellar Letter Pearl Necklace. Now that nameplates and letter jewelry are all the rage again, you can’t go wrong with this freshwater pearl necklace that sports a chunky, retro-inspired initial. The cherry on top? A bright diamond chip on the letter for a touch of sparkle.

Mejuri, Pearl Half Eternity Ring — $228.00

If you like it and want to put *another* ring on it, the Mejuri Pearl Half Eternity ring is a solid, affordable choice. This classic piece combines the timeless allure of pearls with contemporary design, creating an effortlessly cool accessory. Each delicate pearl is set in gleaming 14k gold that looks good stacked or worn solo.

30th anniversary sentimental gifts

map of our life custom map for 30th anniversary gift
Map of Our Life, Custom Map — $75.00

If you don’t want to lean into the traditional pearl gift but want to celebrate your love in another way, consider the Map of Our Life Custom Map. You can pick three addresses to showcase—such as the address of your first date, your engagement location, and wedding location—and choose from a black, white, or wood frame. Alternatively, you could opt for the digital download, get it professionally printed, and frame it in a pearl frame.

Venus et Fleur, Fleura Vase Pearl Sheen Eternity Roses — $429.00

After 30 years together, you likely feel like your love can stand the test of time. These roses will too—treat your partner to a vase full of the Venus et Fleur Pearl Eternity Roses, which can last upwards of one year. The arrangement features 24-26 pearly white blooms arranged in a versatile ceramic vessel.

one red snail custom oyster shell map, a 30th anniversary gift
One Red Snail, Custom Oyster Shell — $37.00

If you really want to learn into the pearl theme, consider a custom oyster shell for your sweetie. The One Red Sail Custom Oyster Shell lets you pick your favorite harbor, making it an especially great gift for couples who love to spend time by the sea.

boissier parisian chocolate pearls, 30th anniversary gifts
Maison Boissier, Parisian Chocolate Pearls Trio — $99.00

Pearls, but make them chocolate! Satiate your sweetheart with the Maison Boissier Parisian Chocolate Pearls Trio. It comes with three gorgeous, reusable tins of chocolate, including dark chocolate, crispy chocolate, and raspberry chocolate flavors. While the price may seem like a splurge for candy, your honey can reuse the trendy tins, making this a more eco-friendly gift that will keep on giving.

30th anniversary clothing & accessories gifts

pearl white mayari birkinstocks
Birkenstock, Mayari Birko-Flor Graceful Pearl White Sandals — $100.00

Available sizes: 4-12.5, in half sizes

Want to go the more practical route? Surprise her with a pair of iridescent Birkenstock Mayari Birko-Flor Graceful Pearl White Sandals. The anatomically shaped footbed and adjustable buckles ensure a personalized fit, making these sandals a must-have for anyone who loves function *and* fashion. Doesn’t hurt that they’re super cute, either.

brown leather ariat pearl boots, 30th anniversary gifts
Ariat, Pearl Western Boot — $300.00

Available sizes: 5-11, in half sizes

Western boots are back in a big way. Crafted for the modern cowgirl, these pearly statement boots look good with jeans, skirts, dresses—just about everything. The distressed leather and six-row stitching make a bold statement, too. Can we get a “yeehaw”?

white pearl dolce vita sneakers for a 30th anniversary gift
Dolce Vita, Zina Pearl Sneakers — $160.00

Available sizes: 5-13, in half sizes

Everyone loves a gift they can get a lot of use out of, which which is why the Dolce Vita Zina Pearl Sneakers are a no-brainer. The leather sneakers feature silver accents on the tongue and heel, with tiny pearls all over the uppers for a touch of glamour that’s bound to turn heads.

black birdies shoes with a pearl beaded cuff
Birdies, The Swan — $165.00

Available sizes: 5-10.5, in half sizes

Give your wife the gift of happy, stylish feet with a pair of the Birdies The Swan slides. Designed with seven layers of comfort, they’re meant to feel more like slippers than going-out shoes—but she can absolutely wear them outside thanks to a versatile non-slip, indoor/outdoor sole.

Rag & Bone, Frankie Embellished Sweater — $550.00

Available sizes: XS-XL

This sweater is a stunning splurge that’ll make her smile the moment she opens it. It’s made from a cozy blend of merino wool and nylon to give it a smidge of stretch. But the star of the show is the pearl embellishments that adorn the chest and sleeves. *Adds to cart.*

aydin reformation knit dress
Reformation, Aydin Knit Dress — $218.00

Available sizes: XS-XL

If your wife loves form-fitting slip dresses, the Reformation Aydin Knit Dress never disappoints. The slinky, iridescent ankle-length dress features a scoop neck and long straps. It’s perfect for date night.

anthropologie pearl metal squiggle clip
Anthropologie, Metal Squiggle Pearl Hair Claw Clip — $15.00

Need a simple yet elegant gift? Check out this metal and pearl Squiggle Clip from Anthropologie. To make it a larger gift, consider using it to hold gift cards to her favorite salon, spa, or shop.

a white jennifer behr bailey pearl headband, a 30th anniversary gift for your wife
Jennifer Behr, Bailey Pearl Headband — $425.00

Headbands are like crowns and if your wife ever deserves to wear one, it’s after standing by your side for 30 years. For a special accessory for your big day, (not to mention one she’ll wear for years to come) consider the Jennifer Behr Bailey Pearl Headband, which is hand-embroidered from end-to-end with stunning pearls.

krewe brigitte sunglasses
Krewe, Brigitte Sunglasses — $285.00

How fun are these scalloped, cat-eye sunnies? The translucent blonde frames, scalloped rims, and moody green lenses give them an oceanic vibe that reminds us of pearls.

tuckernuck pearl sunglasses chain for a 30th anniversary gift
Tuckernuck, Pearl Sunglasses Chain — $48.00

Whether you buy the Krew Brigitte Sunglasses or your wife already has a pair she loves, the Tuckernuck Pearl Sunglass Chain will add a 30th-anniversary charm to her eyewear. It’s a simple, thoughtful accessory that’s just as practical as it is stylish.

kate spade pearl bag, 30th wedding anniversary gift
Kate Spade, Purl Pearl Embellished Small Bucket Bag — $428.00

For the handbag lover, check out the Kate Spade Purl Pearl Embellished Small Bucket Bag. With its petite size and versatile silhouette, the Purl Bucket Bag is the perfect companion for both casual outings and special occasions. The sophisticated combination of pebbled leather and pearls exudes a sense of timeless style, making it a statement piece that effortlessly transitions from day to night.

30th anniversary home and beauty gifts

six estelle colored glass iridescent champagne flutes, 30th wedding anniversary gift
Estelle Colored Glass, Iridescent Champagne Flutes (Set of 6) — $205.00

Estelle Colored Glass is a high-quality, fan-favorite glassware brand that specializes in boldly-colored stemware, cake plates, and more. The Iridescent Champagne Flutes, which come with six stems in a set, give off a mother-of-pearl vibe that works well with the 30th-anniversary theme. Chin, chin!

Ladorada, Mother of Pearl Coasters (Set of 6) — $194.00

Once you’ve poured the champagne, set your glasses down on these mother-of-pearl coasters from Ladorada. The set of six adds a touch of natural elegance to your kitchen or bar cart, crafted from genuine mother of pearl and set against a durable wood backing. Set them out and immediatley transform your tabletop into a work of art.

pearl antrhopologie serving board
Naomi, Mother-of-Pearl Bar Serving Board — $88.00

Help your hostess-with-the-mostest take their serving skills to the next level with the Naomi Mother-of-Pearl Bar Serving Board. The beautiful board works wonderfully for charcuterie platters, as well as a statement dining table accent.

kurt geiger frame
Kurt Geiger, Photo Frame — $75.00

Looking for a dose of dopamine in the form of decor? This Kurt Geiger Photo Frame features a rainbow of glitter and pearlescent stripes, making for a head-turning photo display. Place your favorite photo of you and your partner within it for a personal, romantic touch.

multicolored pearls of guerlain metorite powder
Guerlain, Météorites Illuminating Highlighter Powder Pearls — $68.00

Beauty lovers know just how popular the Guerlain Météorites Illuminating Highlighter Powder Pearls are. The soft, creamy peals blend into the skin to brighten and perfect the complexion on contact. They smooth the appearance of lines, reduce redness, and help conceal dark circles. Not to mention, they’re really freakin’ cute.

Etsy, Round Mother of Pearl Ring Dish — $28.00

Last but not least, if the love of your life likes to take off her jewelry at night, give her a beautiful place to rest her jewels with this Round Mother of Pearl Ring Dish. The hand-carved dish will remind her of the longevity of your relationship and just how much she loves you.

Capri Blue, Volcano Pearl-Faceted Glass Candle — $124.00

Spark up some romance with this pearly candle from Capri Blue. Housed in a stunning faceted glass container adorned with a delicate pearl finish, this candle is a chic addition to any room. The brand’s signature “Volcano” scent fills the air with notes of tropical fruits, sugared oranges, and lemons, creating an atmosphere that is both inviting and luxurious—perfect for a date night in.

How to choose the right 30th wedding anniversary gift for your partner

Know their love language

By this point in your marriage, we're guessing you know how your partner likes to give and receive love. When in doubt, considering the five love languages can help you decide what gift is best for the one you love. Do they prefer words of affirmation (which may mean a more sentimental gift) over material items (such as clothes or jewelry)? Or, would they prefer an act of service, such as a gift card for a massage or a homemade voucher to do household chores? Ultimately, knowing how your partner likes to feel loved will help you narrow down your choices.

Consider your budget, and know theirs too

The items on our list span a wide range of prices, from $15 to over $3,000. Be sure you and your spouse are aligned on how much you'd like to spend on each other this year—nobody likes to feel like they underspent on a gift after receiving a splurge-worthy item!

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