Guide to Wedding Anniversary Gifts



Below is a year-by-year guide to the traditional wedding anniversary gifts with some suggestions on what you can buy your significant other or married friends.



Year One: Paper


Ideas: tickets to a gig or experience day, date night idea cards, gift voucher, portrait/art, books, love letter, wedding photo prints, personalised stationery, magazine subscription



Year Two: Cotton


Ideas: personalised robes, personalised towels, bedding/quilt, cotton flowers, tableware (tablecloth, placemats, napkins)



Year Three: Leather


Ideas: handbag, purse or wallet, suitcase, leather photo album, belt, shoes, diary/journal, furniture, passport holder, luggage tags



Year Four: Fruit & Flowers


Ideas: flower bouquet, plant, fruit basket, chocolate-dipped strawberries, floral-scented perfume or candle, pressed flower art



Year Five: Wood


Ideas: wooden photo frame, special wine in an oak box, personalised sign, keepsake box, romantic weekend in a log cabin, hike through the woods, plant a tree, kitchenware, furniture



Year Six: Sugar


Ideas: afternoon tea, chocolates, biscuits, sweet-smelling candles or perfume



Year Seven: Copper & Wool


Ideas: cashmere clothes, woollen blankets, copper home or kitchenware



Year Eight: Bronze


Ideas: bronze ornament, homeware, cookware, unusual jewellery or art/sculptures, bronze-coloured accessories



Year Nine: Pottery & Willow


Ideas: willow hamper, pottery making lesson, personalised mugs, kitchenware, dinnerware, vase, wicker furniture



Year Ten: Tin


Ideas: keepsake box, candlesticks, engraved hip flask, a gift in a metal box



Year Eleven: Steel


Ideas: watch, cufflinks, hip flask, cocktail shaker set, bicycle, cookware



Year Twelve: Silk


Ideas: silk pyjamas or robes, lingerie, silk sheets, ties, scarves



Year Thirteen: Lace


Ideas: lingerie or lace dressing gown, tableware (tablecloths, placemats, lace-edged napkins)



Year Fourteen: Ivory


Ideas: ivory may have once been given as a 14th wedding anniversary gift, it is now an unethical choice due to the decline of worldwide elephant populations, instead, give gifts that feature elephants such as art prints or ornaments or donate to an elephant sanctuary



Year Fifteen: Crystal


Ideas: jewellery, glassware, vase, chandelier, candlesticks



Year Twenty: China


Ideas: dinnerware, vase



Year Twenty-Five: Silver


Ideas: jewellery, cufflinks, watch, photo frame, pen, silverware



Year Thirty: Pearl


Ideas: jewellery, a diving experience, anything adorned with mother-of-pearl or pearl-like accents



Year Thirty-Five: Coral


Ideas: underwater experience, coral-coloured homeware such as napkins, cushions or candles, dinner at a seafood restaurant



Year Forty: Ruby


Ideas: ruby jewellery, red flowers, red wine




Year Forty-Five: Sapphire


Ideas: sapphire jewellery, sapphire blue-coloured accessories or homeware



Year Fifty: Gold


Ideas: gold jewellery, watches, home accessories



Year Fifty-Five: Emerald


Ideas: emerald jewellery, emerald green-coloured accessories or homeware




Year Sixty: Diamond


Ideas: diamond jewellery





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