Anniversary Gift Ideas by Year

ANNIVERSARY GIFTS BY YEAR:

Once the countdown to the wedding is over and you’re officially married, you’ll be able to reminisce about your special day each year on your wedding anniversary. Each anniversary has a different meaning and gift associated with it.

If you are needing inspiration on a gift to celebrate a wedding anniversary and you want to know the traditional gift and its meaning.  Take a look at our list of wedding anniversaries, the traditional gifts and the modern alternatives. 

Year

Traditional

Modern

Year

Traditional

Modern

1st

Paper

Clocks

14th

Ivory

Gold Jewellery

2nd

Cotton

China

15th

Crystal

Watches

3rd

Leather

Crystal/Glass

20th

China

Platinum

4th

Linen

Fruit & Flowers / Appliances

25th

Silver

Silver

5th

Wood

Silverware

30th

Pearl (alt Ivory)

Diamond

6th

Iron

Sweet and Sugar

35th

Coral

Jade

7th

Copper (alt Wood)

Desk Set

40th

Ruby

Ruby

8th

Bronze (alt Pottery)

Bronze / Pottery

45th

Sapphire

Sapphire

9th

Willow (alt Copper)

Linen / Lace

50th

Gold

Gold

10th

Tin (alt Aluminium)

Leather

55th

Emerald

Emerald

11th

Steel

Jewellery

60th

Diamond

Diamond

12th

Silk

Pearls

65th

Blue Sapphire

Blue Sapphire

13th

Lace

Textiles/Fur

70th

Platinum

Platinum