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List of Anniversary Gifts By Year
Believe it or not, there are specific anniversary gifts that one can give a couple depending on the number of years that they have been married. Great concept, isn't it? And it becomes quite the convenient thing to do for anyone who's looking to gift something to the couple and does not know what. Ready for some great ideas?
Rujuta Borkar
Last Updated: Feb 7, 2018
Whoever came up with the concept of anniversary gifts by the number of years married was a genius. Enough of having to scratch your head over and over about what to gift the couple, we say. What with it being horribly confusing and all. Let's nip that one right in the bud and present to you a list of the traditional gifts that each married year represents. Then again, why just for others? The couple is also quite likely to want a choice to make when it comes to gifting each other. No more wondering what to gift him, her or them, instead, simply refer to the list provided below and go right ahead and gift that perfect gift. Simple and efficient if you ask me. Read, read...and take notes.
Anniversary Themes By Year
It makes things simpler, it allows for a wider range of gifts to choose from and it's easy beyond words. This concept of associating a particular thing or metal to each year being married is a concept that was started in Europe. The concept is quite handy and therefore continues to be quite popular even today. Let's look through some of these traditional gifts in the following section.
1st Wedding Anniversary
The first wedding anniversary is always special. The theme for this year is paper. Granted, it sounds boring when pictures of flashy jewelry, expensive perfumes and such and such flashes before your eyes, but the good news is that all these gifts will follow in the later years. For now, focus on paper and what will be a good gift with this theme. Try some Chinese paper lanterns that you can hang up over the dinner table, or a unique paper painting to adorn your living room.
2nd Wedding Anniversary
The second wedding anniversary gets a special mention because it's not that late into your marriage and not that early either. The traditional theme for this year is cotton. What might be some of the second anniversary gift ideas that you can use? How about a huge basket of all things cotton? Slippers, bathrobes, cotton pants, lingerie, hammocks, quilts? Sounds good?
10th Wedding Anniversary
A decade into the marriage and still going strong? Nice. The official theme for the tenth anniversary is tin or aluminum. Gift ideas for this year that revolve around tin and aluminum? You can make it a funny one, by stacking up the fridge with cans of his or her favorite drink. On a more serious note, tin or aluminum photo frames, or a door sign that has your names carved on it or maybe even wind chimes.
25th Wedding Anniversary
The 25 year mark is getting to be quite rare in this day and age, so that's really reason enough to celebrate. The official theme for this year is silver. That's more like it, right? Cause there's sooo much you can do with this theme. Apart from the obvious choice of jewelry, the other gifts that you can present include silverware, engraved silver key chains or a '2 and 5' days vacation at an exotic location (second honeymoon, why not).
50th Wedding Anniversary
50 years. Kudos and congratulations. The traditional theme for this year is gold hence the golden jubilee, see? And now turning to the 50th wedding anniversary gifts, here are some ideas - jewelry is the most popular choice in this category and for good reason too. Other than that, think of creative ways to include the color of gold into your gifts - clothes, shoes and more.
75th Wedding Anniversary
75! Take a bow, please. Not many are lucky to celebrate their 75th wedding anniversary, so you should be terribly proud of yourselves for being with each other for all those years. The official theme for this year is diamond. I'd urge upon the jewelry again. A ring, a pendant, earrings or simple diamond studs. Awesome, awesome.
Anniversary Gifts By Years Married
1st Wedding Anniversary
Multi-designed paper lanterns
Traditional Gift - Paper
2nd Wedding Anniversary
Orange cotton towels
Traditional Gift - Cotton
3rd Wedding Anniversary
Brown leather bags
Traditional Gift - Leather
4th Wedding Anniversary
Tulip Buds
Traditional Gift - Flowers
5th Wedding Anniversary
Wooden carved cabinet
Traditional Gift - Wood
6th Wedding Anniversary
Iron photo frame
Traditional Gift - Candy/Iron
7th Wedding Anniversary
Copper pocket watch
Traditional Gift - Copper
8th Wedding Anniversary
Pottery with design
Traditional Gift - Bronze/Pottery
9th Wedding Anniversary
Willow baskets
Traditional Gift - Willow
10th Wedding Anniversary
Aluminum alcohol flask
Traditional Gift - Tin /Aluminum
15th Wedding Anniversary
Crystal chandelier
Traditional Gift - Crystal
20th Wedding Anniversary
China tea set
Traditional Gift - China
25th Wedding Anniversary
Silver fruit bowl
Traditional Gift - Silver
30th Wedding Anniversary
Assorted pearls
Traditional Gift - Pearl
35th Wedding Anniversary
Coral rose necklace
Traditional Gift - Coral
40th Wedding Anniversary
Sapphire stone
Traditional Gift - Sapphire
50th Wedding Anniversary
Gold peacock
Traditional Gift - Gold
55th Wedding Anniversary
Apple emerald brooch
Traditional Gift - Emerald
75th Wedding Anniversary
Diamond ring
Traditional Gift - Diamond
It's a great idea to keep this list somewhere neatly tucked into your closet, that way you can surprise the other with the perfect gift year after year. Grand anniversaries will follow, won't they?
Surprise Gift
Couple Shopping For Jewelry
Happy Couple
Woman Holding Flowers
Congratulating Wife
Indian Couple Dining Together Concept
Trying On Pearls
Happy Couple Celebrating
Young Couple Dating
Couple On Waterfront
Stunned By The Beauty Of Her Gift
Cheerful Mature Couple Opening Christmas Present
Man Surprising His Wife With Gift
Senior Man Giving Gift