Anniversary gifts explained

Anniversary gifts explained

The historic origins of wedding anniversaries date back to the Holy Roman Empire, when husbands crowned their wives with a silver wreath on their twenty-fifth anniversary, and a gold wreath on the fiftieth. Later, in the twentieth century, more anniversary gift types were added.

This is a big list and we are adding new ideas for each anniversary as we find great gifts that she will love.

Note – In Australia, you may receive a letter of congratulations from the Governor-General on the 50th and all subsequent wedding anniversaries.

Anniversary Gift Ideas

 YearTraditionalModernAlternateFlowersAlternate Stones
1PaperPlasticClocksPansyGold Jewelry
Alt: Peridot
2CottonCotton and CalicoChinaCosmosGarnet
3LeatherLeatherCrystal and GlassFuchsiaPearls
Alt: Jade
4Fruit and FlowersLinen, Silk, NylonAppliancesGeraniumBlue Topaz
Alt: Blue Zircon
5WoodWoodSilverwareDaisySapphire
Alt: Pink Tourmaline
6CandyIronWoodCalla LilyAmethyst
Alt: Turquoise
7Copper and WoolBrassDesk SetsJack-in-the-PulpitOnyx
Alt: Yellow Sapphire
8BronzePotteryLinenClematisTourmaline
Alt: Tanzanite
9PotteryWillowLeatherPoppyLapis Lazuli
Alt: Amethyst
10TinAluminumDiamondDaffodilDiamond
Alt: Blue Sapphire
11SteelSteelJewelryMorning GloryTurquoise
Alt: Citrine
12SilkLinenPearlPeonyJade
Alt: Opal
13LaceLaceTextiles, Faux FurHollyhockCitrine
Alt: Moonstone,
Hawk's Eye
14Ivory
(use only
elephant-friendly material)
Ivory
(only elephant-friendly
material)
GoldDahliaOpal
Alt: Agate, Bloodstone
15CrystalGlassWatchesRoseRuby
Alt: Alexandrite,
Rhodolite Garnet
16Silver HollowareWax candle flowersPeridot
Alt: Red Spinel
17FurnitureShell rosesWatch
Alt: Carnelian
18PorcelainFeather flowersCat's Eye
or Chrysoberyl
19BronzeChili pepper rosesAquamarine
20ChinaChinaPlatinumDay LilyEmerald
Alt: Yellow
or Golden Diamond
21Brass and NickelIolite
22CopperSpinel
23Silver PlateImperial Topaz
24Musical
Instruments
2 dozen rosesTanzanite
25SilverSilverSilverIrisSilver Jubilee
26Pictures26 fine chocolates
27Sculpture
28OrchidsOrchid
29Furniture
30PearlPearlPearlSweet PeaPearl Jubilee
31Timepieces
32Transportation
33AmethystAmethyst
34OpalOpal
35CoralCoral and JadeJadeEmerald
36Bone China
37Alabaster
38BerylTourmalineBeryl
Alt: Tourmaline
39Lace
40RubyGarnetRubyNasturtiumRuby
41Land
42Real Estate
43Travel
44Gourmet
45SapphireSapphireSapphireCat's Eye
46Poetry
47Books
48Optical
49Luxury Goods
50GoldGoldGoldVioletGolden Jubilee
Alt: Imperial
or Golden Topaz
55EmeraldTurquoiseEmeraldAlexandrite
60DiamondGoldDiamondDiamond Jubilee
Alt: Star Ruby
65DiamondGoldDiamondBlue Spinel
70DiamondGoldDiamondSapphire Jubilee
Alt: Smoky Quartz
75DiamondGoldDiamondDiamond Jubilee
80DiamondRuby Jubilee

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