If you’re on the hunt for gifts that align with traditional anniversary ideas, then check out our year-by-year list below, alongside some ideas of gifts you may want to consider.
1 year: Paper
2 years: Cotton
3 years: Leather
4 years: Linen and silk, or fruit and flowers
5 years: Wood
6 years: Iron or candy
7 years: Wool or copper
9 years: Pottery
10 years: Tin or aluminium
11 years: Steel
12 years: Silk
13 years: Lace
14 years: Ivory
15 years: Crystal
20 years: China
25 years: Silver
30 years: Pearl
35 years: Coral
40 years: Ruby
45 years: Sapphire
50 years: Gold
55 years: Emerald
60 years: Diamond
1st year anniversary
Why not chronicle the next few happy years of marriage together with a ‘his’ and ‘hers’ journal. This is a cute gift that is guaranteed to give many hours of joy, especially when you read back on your memories in years to come.
2nd year anniversary
Treat yourselves to a beautiful new pair of linen sheets that will add an instant injection of style to the bedroom.
3rd year anniversary
A leather diary or passport holder embossed with the individual’s initials is a great gift idea for a 3rd year anniversary.
4th year anniversary
Celebrate your anniversary with a token as timeless as long lasting love. Whether you present your partner with flowers traditionally associated with the 4th year of your union, or choose a bouquet that mirrors your emotions, there is a bouquet to suit all!
5th year anniversary
A wooden sculpture or a new piece of furniture is a great present to give to those celebrating their fifth wedding anniversary. You may even wish to design the piece yourself!
6th year anniversary
One for those with a sweet tooth, a hamper brimming with sweet treats in the shape of chocolate and candy is an ideal option for the 6th year of marriage. You can even pick a romantic picnic spot and share the many sweet treats together.
7th wedding anniversary
A cute wool jumper or copper wine glasses are perfectly in tune with the traditional 7th year of marriage values.
9th wedding anniversary
Why not get creative and make your better half a piece of pottery. From a cutesy coffee mug to a glazed ornament, this is a thoughtful gift to give a partner when celebrating your 9th year of marriage together.
10th wedding anniversary
Mark the 10th year wedding anniversary with a keyring with his or her initials on it, created out of traditional tin or aluminium – something your husband or wife is likely to carry around on a daily basis as a permanent reminder of your bond.
11th wedding anniversary
A statue made out of steel is something one may choose to gift their husband or wife when celebrating their 11th wedding anniversary.
12th wedding anniversary
Treat your loved one to a silk dressing gown or silk bed sheets to celebrate this momentous occasion.
13th wedding anniversary
From lace tablecloths to a beautiful handmade dress, lace is symbolic of a 13-year bond.
14th wedding anniversary
Ivory is representative of 14 years together, however it is not seen as something that should be gifted anymore due to animal rights. With this in mind, you may wish to choose something that has been crafted to look like the real deal, or alternatively, a family heirloom.
15th wedding anniversary
Crystal champagne glasses accompanied by a champagne gift hamper are great presents for those rejoicing their 15th wedding anniversary.
20th wedding anniversary
Give your loved one a cute pair of china teacups. Alternatively, push the boat out and gift them an entire china tea set. Make a point of sitting down together once a week and enjoying a quality catch-up over a good cup of tea.
25th wedding anniversary
A silver photo frame brandishing a picture of yours truly on your wedding day is the perfect gift to give your wife or husband on your 25th year of marriage.
30th wedding anniversary
A pair of pretty pearl earrings or cufflinks makes a great gift on a 30th wedding anniversary.
35th wedding anniversary
Be it an ornament or a piece of coral you found on a magical beach holiday together, this is the material linked to the 35th wedding anniversary.
40th wedding anniversary
A beautiful pair of ruby earrings is a great present to give your wife on your 40th wedding anniversary.
45th wedding anniversary
Sapphire is the stone associated with 45 years together and can come in the shape or jewellery or the stone alone.
50th wedding anniversary
Gold is the metal symbolic of 50 strong years together. Opt for a piece of gold jewellery, a watch or a pair of gold champagne glasses.
55th wedding anniversary
A piece of emerald jewelry, such as a brooch, a pair of cufflinks, a ring or earrings are prevalent choices when it comes to 55th wedding anniversary gift ideas.
60th wedding anniversary
A pair of diamond earrings or a diamond ring are popular gifts for those who have reached an astounding 60 years of marriage!