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Our Guide to 15th Anniversary Gifts: Crystal Clear

August 10, 2017


We’ve tried to be as faithful as we can so far to the original intent of the traditional list, but with the 15th anniversary, it’s proven just a tiny bit tough. Though the type of crystal you’re really supposed to look for this year is crystal glass, otherwise known as lead glass (eek!), we’ve stretched the truth a little and included all kinds of crystals in our 15th anniversary gift guide, from quartz to Himalayan pink salt. Read on for our top crystalline picks, including jewelry, mugs, and soaps, plus one watch for our modern crew.


Traditional: Crystal

Healing Stone Mugs | UncommonGoods

Healing Stone Mugs | Buy Now $22 »

Soothe your sweetheart’s soul with a handmade mug outfitted with a stone of your choice, whether clear quartz, cat’s eye, rose quartz, or citrine. Each is believed to have special healing properties, and whether or not you agree, you can’t deny the joy a special mug will bring to a regular tea-drinker.


Hidden Crystal Candle | UncommonGoods

Hidden Crystal Candle | Buy Now $22 »

Hidden deep within the soy wax of these long-lasting, lightly scented candles lie crystals that will only emerge as they melt, unleashing positive vibes, or so say some. Choose from amethyst quartz, moonstone, or rose quartz; each stone is imbued with a special meaning that will show your spouse you care.


Birth Month Mini Dish | Buy Now $44 »

Give your sweetheart somewhere special to stash their tiny trinkets with one of these decorative dishes. Crafted carefully from stained glass, each incorporates a row of beads and crystals threaded on a length of copper wire in honor of your beloved’s birth month.


Emerald Crystal Ring | UncommonGoods

Emerald Crystal Ring | Buy Now $135 »

Jeweler Emilie Shapiro uses gemstones made from pressure-cooked elements and recycled brass fittings to craft each of her one-of-a-kind crystal rings. If jewelry’s more your steez, give them a look—their unique structure grants them a hand-hewn quality that’s perfect for a 15-year milestone (pardon the pun).


Birthstone Mineral Soaps | UncommonGoods

Birthstone Mineral Soaps | Buy Now $20 »

These, as you may have guessed, aren’t crystals at all—they just look like ’em. Still, they’re an awesome choice for your 15th anniversary, when, what with candles, scrubbers, and mugs, relaxation seems to be the rule.


Aqua Druzy Necklace | UncommonGoods

Aqua Druzy Necklace | Buy Now $98 »

Ever heard of a druzy stone? We hadn’t either. Turns out it’s a type of mineral covered in tiny crystals that look like a layer of three-dimensional glitter, though they take a while to form. (We’re talking millions of years.) Also turns out that they look great hung on a gold-filled chain handmade by one Laura Jackson.


Wrapped Crystal Bar Earrings | UncommonGoods

Wrapped Crystal Bar Earrings | Buy Now $65 »

These understated studs are a clear choice for the other half whose style screams classic, yet playful. Handmade in Virginia, they’re an elegant way to say “I love you” in honor of your 15th anniversary.


Major Scale Musical Wine Glasses | UncommonGoods

Major Scale Musical Wine Glasses – Set of 2 | Buy Now $65 »

Made from lead-free crystal glass, these wine glasses will allow you both to indulge in the pleasure of making music while you sip on a treasured vintage. Hey, it’s been 15 years—you may as well crack into the good stuff.


Yours, Mine, and Ours Engraved Decanter Set | UncommonGoods

Yours, Mine, and Ours Engraved Decanter Set | Buy Now $65 »

Celebrate your 15th year as a consciously coupled pair with this duo of lead-free crystal glasses and accompanying engraved decanter, perfect for any Art Deco fiend (or anyone with a bar in their basement).


Prism Magnifier | UncommonGoods

Prism Magnifier | Buy Now $28 »

After 15 years, your honey’s eyesight might not be what it used to be. Just kidding, of course; you’re not ancient yet, but with this little paperweight you can still magnify stuff for the fun of it.

Modern: Watches

Planisphere Watch | UncommonGoods

Planisphere Watch | Buy Now $64 »

If your love has a taste for space, this watch is sure to tickle their fancy. In addition to telling time, it charts the sky, so you’ll always know what stars are above you—even in New York, where you can’t actually see any of them.


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