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.
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)|
|7th||Wool, copper||Woollen||Desk sets/pen and pencil sets|
|10th||Tin, Aluminium||Tin||Diamond jewelry|
|11th||Steel||Fashion jewelry, accessories|
|12th||Silk||Silk and fine linen||Pearls, colored gems|
|75th||Diamond, gold||Diamond, gold|
|90th||Stone||Engraved marble, Granite|
Other Wedding anniversary gift ideas
If you have any other gift ideas, leave them in the comments below.