Wedding Anniversary Gift Ideas by year

Once your wedding has been and gone, the next milestone to look forward to is your first wedding anniversary! Your wedding anniversary is a great chance to reflect back on how quickly life moves, how much has happened since your big day, and of course, to celebrate your relationship together. It can be tricky to come up with a meaningful gift, and that’s part of the reason behind the wedding anniversary gift lists. Essentially, these lists suggest wedding anniversary gifts by year of marriage.

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Wedding Anniversary Gift Ideas

Here’s a guide to the traditional wedding anniversary gifts by year. I’ve included both traditional and modern lists. Of course, you can opt to gift any sort of thoughtful present to your spouse – this is just a starting point.

Wedding anniversary gifts by year

Year Traditional (U.S.) Traditional (UK) Modern Ideas
1st Paper Cotton Clock 1st Wedding Anniversary Present Ideas
2nd Cotton Paper China 2nd Wedding Anniversary Present Ideas
3rd Leather Leather Crystal, glass 3rd Wedding Anniversary Present Ideas
4th Linen, silk Fruit and flowers Appliances (electrical)
5th Wood Wood Silverware
6th Iron Sugar Wood objects
7th Wool, copper Woollen Desk sets/pen and pencil sets
8th Bronze Salt Linens, lace
9th Pottery Copper Leather goods
10th Tin, Aluminium Tin Diamond jewelry
11th Steel Fashion jewelry, accessories
12th Silk Silk and fine linen Pearls, colored gems
13th Lace Textiles, furs
14th Ivory Gold jewelry
15th Crystal Crystal Watches
16th Silver holloware
17th Furniture
18th Porcelain
19th Bronze
20th China China Platinum
21st Brass, Nickel
22nd Copper
23rd Silver plate
24th Opal Musical instruments
25th Silver Silver Silver
30th Pearl Pearl Diamond
35th Coral, jade Coral Jade
40th Ruby Ruby Ruby
45th Sapphire Sapphire
50th Gold Gold Gold
55th Emerald Emerald
60th Diamond (yellow) Diamond Diamond
65th Blue sapphire
70th Platinum
75th Diamond, gold Diamond, gold
80th Oak Diamond, pearl
85th Moonstone Wine Wife's birthstone
90th Stone Engraved marble, Granite

Other Wedding anniversary gift ideas

If you have any other gift ideas, leave them in the comments below.

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