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Anniversary Gifts for Each Year

Send recommended traditional or modern gifts for each wedding anniversary

Here is a list of traditional wedding anniversary gifts for each year compiled by librarians at the Chicago Public Library's Information Center. There are recommendations for both traditional and modern anniversary gifts for each year of marriage. We have also collected a selection of Anniversary Gifts to make your shopping easy.

Traditional and Modern Wedding Anniversary Gifts

This is a list of anniversary gift ideas by year. It includes suggested gifts for every year including the gala anniversaries of the 25th Wedding Anniversary and the 50th Wedding Anniversary. Keep in mind these anniversary gift ideas are just suggestions.

25th Wedding Anniversary Gifts and 50th Wedding Anniversary Gift Ideas

The two important Anniversaries that you may want to honor with the appropriate gift are the 25th Wedding Anniversary also known as the Silver Wedding Anniversary and the 50th Wedding Anniversary referred to as a Golden Wedding Anniversary.

First Anniversary Gift Ideas

Most friends close to a couple also place emphasis on the 1st Wedding Anniversary and the 10th Wedding Anniversary. Reaching a new year of marriage is certainly an occasion worth celebrating with a memorable gift.Your 25th and 50th Wedding deserve a celebration.

What Are Recommended Anniversary Gifts by Year?


Anniversary Year Traditional Anniversary Gifts Modern Anniversary Gifts
1st Wedding Anniversary Paper Clocks
2nd Wedding Anniversary Cotton China
3rd Wedding Anniversary Leather Crystal, Glass
4th Wedding Anniversary Linen (Silk) Appliances
5th Wedding Anniversary Wood Silverware
6th Wedding Anniversary Candy or Iron Wood objects
7th Wedding Anniversary Wool (Copper) Desk sets, Pen and Pencil Sets
8th Wedding Anniversary Bronze Linens, Lace
9th Wedding Anniversary Pottery (China) Leather goods
10th Wedding Anniversary Tin, Aluminum Diamond, Jewelry
11th Wedding Anniversary Steel Fashion jewelry
12th Wedding Anniversary Silk or Linen Pearls, Colored gems
13th Wedding Anniversary Lace Textiles, Furs
14th Wedding Anniversary Ivory Gold jewelry
15th Wedding Anniversary Crystal Watches
16th Wedding Anniversary Coffee or Tea Silver holloware
17th Wedding Anniversary Wine or Sprits Furniture
18th Wedding Anniversary Appliances Porcelain
19th Wedding Anniversary Jade Bronze
20th Wedding Anniversary China Platinum
21st Wedding Anniversary Fire Brass, Nickel
22nd Wedding Anniversary Water Copper
23rd Wedding Anniversary Air Silver plate
24th Wedding Anniversary Stone or Opal Musical instruments
25th Wedding Anniversary Silver for Silver Wedding Anniversary Sterling silver
26th Wedding Anniversary Art Original pictures
27th Wedding Anniversary Music Sculpture
28th Wedding Anniversary Linens or Orchids Lavender
29th Wedding Anniversary Tools New Furniture
30th Wedding Anniversary Pearl Diamond
31th Wedding Anniversary Travel Tourism Timepieces
32th Wedding Anniversary Bronze Conveyances (e.g., automobiles)
33th Wedding Anniversary Iron Amethyst
34th Wedding Anniversary Food Opal
35th Wedding Anniversary Coral (Jade) Jade
36th Wedding Anniversary Antiques Bone china
37th Wedding Anniversary Books Alabaster
38th Wedding Anniversary Luck Beryl, Tourmaline
39th Wedding Anniversary Laughter Lace
40th Wedding Anniversary Ruby Ruby
41st Wedding Anniversary Office Desk Land
42nd Wedding Anniversary Clocks Watches Improved real estate
43rd Wedding Anniversary Entertainment Travel
44th Wedding Anniversary Electronics Groceries
45th Wedding Anniversary Sapphire Sapphire
46th Wedding Anniversary Games Original poetry tribute
47th Wedding Anniversary Garden Plants Books
48th Wedding Anniversary Home Improvement Optical goods (e.g., telescope, microscope)
49th Wedding Anniversary Copper Luxuries, any kind
50th Wedding Anniversary Gold for Golden Anniversary Gold
51th Wedding Anniversary Photos Cameras
52th Wedding Anniversary Bath Spa
53th Wedding Anniversary Plastic
54th Wedding Anniversary Glass
55th Wedding Anniversary Emerald Emerald
56th Wedding Anniversary Day
57th Wedding Anniversary Night
58th Wedding Anniversary Faith and Hope
59th Wedding Anniversary Charity
60th Wedding Anniversary Diamonds, Gold Diamond Gold
75th Wedding Anniversary Diamonds, Gold Diamond, Pearl
80th Wedding Anniversary
Diamond, Sapphire
85th Wedding Anniversary
Diamond, Emerald
90th Wedding Anniversary
Diamond, Ruby
95th Wedding Anniversary
10-carat Diamond
100th Wedding Anniversary

Keep in mind these anniversary gift ideas are just suggestions. You do not have to give the actual material for the specific year.


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