Traditional Anniversary Gift Ideas


Anniversaries are momentous occasions that come just once a year. Anniversaries signify the years the couple has spent happily together. As such anniversaries need to be celebrated in style. This includes either throwing a splendid party and inviting all your family and friends or just celebrating the day together by having a romantic dinner at a nice restaurant. Apart from the celebrations, you can also make the day more memorable by gifting your spouse with a lovely traditional gift. So, here are a couple of traditional gifts that can be presented to your spouse on your special day.

Paper – First year

So, you are celebrating the first year of your anniversary. Then you should gift a present made of paper. You can present a calendar with markings of all the places that you have visited during the past year or may go to in the future. You can also gift a book that he or she may like to read. Some other paper gifts are post cards, jigsaw puzzle, a newspaper or magazine subscription, and notebooks to name a few.


Cotton – Two Year

If you are celebrating two years of your marriage then gift a product made of cotton. Some popular gifts are clothes, socks, table cloths and napkins, shopping bags, pillowcases etc.


Leather – Three Year

So, you have been together for three years. Gift him or her a product made of leather. Some popular gifts made of leather are laptop bag, wallets or hand bag, leather diary, passport holder and others.


Fruits and flowers - Four Year

Celebrate the four years of togetherness by gifting your spouse with flowers and fruits. Apart from flowers and fruits, you can also gift garden tools and plants.


Wood – Fifth Year

Your marriage has been going steady for five years. So, a gift made of wood would truly complement the day. A wooden basket is the perfect choice as it would help your spouse to stack her belongings or other precious stuff. Items such as wooden furniture and sculpture would surely add more charm to your home.


Candy and Iron – Sixth Year

Add sweetness to the day by gifting a box of candies. You can also gift presents made of iron as this product signifies strength.


Copper and Wool – Seventh Year

While copper represents beauty and prosperity, wool signifies warmth and security. Some traditional gifts are copper sculptures and homes wares along with woolen clothing.


Bronze or pottery – Eight Year

Eight years of togetherness means that you need to gift your spouse a present made of bronze or pottery. A bronze photo photo frame, sculpture, home wares or any other gift made of this material would be an ideal choice.


Pottery and Willow – Ninth year

Traditional gifts are pottery home wares, figurines, jugs etc. You can also enroll your partner in a pottery class. Willow picnic baskets would be useful during an outing.


Tin or Aluminium – Tenth Year

Ten or being together does call for a celebration. So, the gifts, too, need to be unique and exciting as these products represent flexibility, durability, preservation and longevity. Some gifts are paper weight, home wares and sculptures made of tin or aluminium.


Steel - Eleventh year

Eleven years of marriage calls for gifts made of steel to be presented to your spouse. You can either present him or her with a nice stainless steel watch or accessories made of steel.


Silk or linen - Twelfth Year

Silk or linen is related with home dιcor and it means that the husband and wife are now leading a settled life.


Lace – Thirteenth Year

Lace represents elegance and beauty as such products made of lace would be the perfect gifts.


Ivory – Fourteenth Year

As you celebrate fourteen years of your marriage, you can present elephant-themed gifts to your partner such as figurines of elephants etc.


Crystal - Fifteenth

Products made from crystal are not only beautiful but dazzling as well. Hence, they would truly compliment your fifteen years of marriage. Further, they would not only make your partner happy but also help beautify the home.


China – Twentieth

China represents commitment and it shows that the two of you have been committed during these 20 years of your marriage. So, products made of China would be the ideal choice on your 20th anniversary.


Silver - Twenty-fifth

You are celebrating 25 years of your marriage. So, present something that signifies radiance and brilliance. Silver jewelery would be the perfect gift for your partner on your 25th anniversary.


Pearl – Thirtieth

As pearl is the product that is associated with the 30th anniversary, you can present jewelery made of pearls.


Coral - Thirty Fifth

Coral is associated with the 35th anniversary. So, apart from presenting the traditional home wares made of coral, you can also take your spouse out on dinner to a sea food restaurant or visit a coral reef.


Forty – Ruby

Celebrating forty years of togetherness. Then gift your partner products made of ruby, especially jewelery.


Sapphire – Forty Five

On your forty-fifth anniversary, you can gift the traditional jewelery made of sapphire. Apart from that, you can also gift a bouquet of blue iris.


Gold – Fifty years

Fifty years of marriage need to be celebrated in style. On this special occasion give a gift that will be treasured. Apart from jewelery made of gold, you can also gift a gold rose.


Emerald - Fifty Five

Emerald symbolizes true love and hence makes for a perfect gift on your fifty fifth anniversary.


Sixtieth – Diamond

Diamond represents everlasting love; hence, it is the perfect gift that one can present on his or her 60th anniversary.


First

Paper

Clocks

Second

Cotton

Bone China

Third

Leather

Crystal

Fourth

Fruit and flowers

Appliances

Fifth

Wood

Silverware

Sixth

Candy and iron

Wood

Seventh

Wool or copper

Desk sets

Eighth

Bronze or pottery

Linens or lace

Ninth

Pottery and willow

Leather

Tenth

Tin or Aluminum

Diamond

Eleventh

Steel

Fashion jewelry items

Twelve

Silk or linen

Pearls

Thirteenth

Lace

Textiles or fur

Fourteenth

Ivory

Gold jewelry

Fifteenth

Crystal

Watches

Twentieth

China

Platinum

Twenty fifth

Silver

Silver

Thirtieth

Pearl

Diamond

Thirty fifth

Coral

Jade

Forty

Ruby

Ruby

Forty fifth

Sapphire

Sapphire

Fiftieth

Gold

Gold

Fifty fifth

Emerald

Emerald

Sixtieth

Yellow diamond

Diamond

Seventy fifth

Diamond stones, Gold

Diamond, Gold


So just decide for an anniversary gift related to the above traditional and modern gifts according to your anniversary and make it a memorable occasion.

Last Updated: 2nd May, 2017