anniversaryI thought it would be neat to share the Traditional and Modern ideas for Anniversary gifts.    Several years ago, I helped my parents celebrate 50 years of marriage and when I was thinking about what to give them, I looked at this list to help give me some inspiration.  Now, I thought it might help give our readers some ideas!

While, some of these ideas seem somewhat boring or “un-gift” like, but if you take the item and try to put an interesting spin on it… it can be both meaningful, thoughtful and could possibly even start a new and fun tradition.

For example, Paper could be given in the form of a journal (either written in as a summary of your 1st year of marriage) or for your partner to document their own thoughts and ideas.   Leather could be in the form of a suitcase or briefcase, cotton could be either clothing, blankets, or a quilt made of something you and your partner picked up somewhere on vacation, etc..

Think outside the box and start a new tradition!   By the way, Happy Anniversary!!!

Year

 

 

 

 

Traditional

 

 

 

Modern

1st

Paper

Clocks

2nd

Cotton

China

3rd

Leather

Crystal/Glass

4th

Fruit/Flowers

Appliances

5th

Wood

Silverware

6th

Candy/Iron

Wood

7th

Wool/Copper

Desk Sets

8th

Pottery/Bronze

Linens/Lace

9th

Willow/Pottery

Leather

10th

Tin/Aluminum

Diamond Jewelry

11th

Steel

Fashion Jewelry

12th

Silk/Linen

Pearls

13th

Lace

Textile Furs

14th

Animals*

Gold Jewelry

15th

Crystal

Watches

20th

China

Platinum

25th

Silver

Silver

30th

Pearl

Diamond

35th

Coral

Jade

40th

Ruby

Ruby

45th

Sapphire

Sapphire

50th

Gold

Gold

60th

Diamond

Diamond