All anniversaries have themes, and traditionally, 26th anniversary gifts should be all about art. How you interpret that is up to you – photo frames, portraits, collages, and even sculptures and caricatures can all come under that umbrella. Whether you have someone make it for you, or have a go at making the gift yourself, this list has some stunning ideas that will make the perfect keepsake for you and your love.
Abstract and modern in design, this sculpture, which is made from aluminum wire and stands on a basswood coaster, depicts a kissing couple in a heart shaped outline.
Bring back the heydays of Hollywood with this totally customizable poster which not only features the couple’s names, date and place of marriage, but also the couple themselves.
This delightful vignette shows a couple on bicycles basking in the sun shining down on them. Made from brass and wood, it’s a sweet 26th anniversary gift for any bike loving couple.
After 26 years of marriage, the chances are quite a family has grown. This framed print is created by matching skin tones, hair color, and clothing to the ‘real thing’.
Highly unusual, this ‘industrial chic’ 3D picture is made from solid 16-gauge mild steel sheets and painted with acrylics, before being personalized with the couple’s names and special year.
Customized with hair color and skin tone, this print features a bride and groom dancing against a backdrop of their chosen city’s skyline, along with their names and special date.
Never mind star crossed, lovers will be road crossed with this eye catching sign which features the couple’s names as street names, and their anniversary or wedding date in-between.
Each piece of glass in this beautiful mosaic is hand cut by the artist before being applied to the picture, to form this spring tree scene that looks stunning in a window.
That first kiss as a married couple is a magical moment, and it’s captured in this personalized wall art which shows a bride and groom leaning in for that beautifully tender gesture.
Symbolizing the roots of a great love, this steel sculpture shows an unusually framed intertwining personalized tree, with a tiny red apple to depict the fact that you picked each other.
You promised to hold each other’s’ hands forever, and once you’ve set them in this casting kit, your hands will be joined for eternity in startlingly clear detail.
Made from reclaimed barn wood and Baltic birch plywood, this city skyline comes laser etched with the city, family name, and special date, and makes a beautiful piece of wall art.
Relive that special moment when you carried her across the threshold with this classic movie-like poster which comes customized and personalized with venue, city, names, and date for a fun anniversary gift.
Whether you’re a family of 3, 4, or 5, this soapstone sculpture is designed to show the unbreakable bond of a close family unit. Made by Shona artisans in Zimbabwe.
Customize skin tone and hair color to make this poster unique to you. Depicting your first dance as husband and wife, it also features wedding venue, city, names and date.
Still star-struck even after 26 years? Hang this kinetic steel spiral in your garden and be mesmerized as the spiral – personalized with names and wedding/anniversary date – spins gently in the breeze.
Pallets are big news in home décor, and this wooden picture will fit right in with the trend. Your chosen photo can be printed directly onto the wood, for a stunning gift.
Turn amore into art and take body paint to a whole new level. Complete with everything you need to create an intimate painting, this kit’s a beautiful way to express your love.
This sweet picture makes a whimsical anniversary gift, as it can be customized with all your characteristics so the end result looks just like the 2 of you. Digital download only.
Combining nostalgia with contemporary art, this bronze statue of a couple on a swing captures the romance and innocence of true love, and would make an adorable 26th anniversary gift.
They say a picture paints a thousand words, but this picture paints just three – I Love You! Converting the words into a soundwave, this print comes in a 5” x 6” frame.
Available as a digital download or on canvas, this hilarious portrait will really bring out the Simpsons in your family! Simply send in a photo, and the artist will do the rest.
The artist will use a whole variety of mediums to create a custom portrait using a photograph you send, resulting in a fun and highly unusual gift for any birthday or anniversary.
If the Hamptons hold a special place in your heart, this flower sculpture will keep them close wherever you are, as it’s made from shell fragments gathered from the beaches you love.
If your wedding took place along the shore of the Eastern seaboard, you can remember it with a personalized nostalgic poster which features your special beach and names, date, and venue.
Cast your mind back to when you tripped the light fantastic for the first time as husband and wife, and have it captured in this customized and personalized classic print.
Printed onto canvas and stretched onto a wooden frame, this print comes in a variety of sizes and options, from a heart-shaped photo collage to interlocking soundwaves of the vows you took.
Simple but full of memories, this classic print shows a couple’s hands raising their glasses in their first toast, and is personalized with skin tone, as well as names, venue, and date.
Breathtakingly simple but stunning and evocative, this sculpture is created from marble resin and bronze patina, and shows the power of an embrace – a beautiful anniversary gift to celebrate your love.
Digitally drawn with a ‘pen’ and tablet, this portrait is available in three different sizes and comes printed on heavy-weight archival watercolor paper, ready to be framed as a beautiful gift.
Choose the skyline from where you took your vows and Alexander Doll will turn it into a stunning poster with a customized couple against the silhouette, along with names, venue, and date.
3 Diy Personalized Photo Anniversary Gifts
Using a few basic crafting supplies, even a novice at home-made gifts could master this photo frame – you could even make it bigger to accommodate more photographs.
Follow these steps to create a photo frame desk organizer, and you’ll have the basis of any number of handy holders for around the house – utensils, make-up brushes, and even remote controls.
This anniversary gift idea is really simple to make, and can be adapted to use any size or shape you like (although the heart is the most romantic!).