Wedding anniversary gifts for each year

Wedding anniversary gifts for each year

Your wedding anniversary is approaching and you have no idea what to get your partner. After years and years of birthdays, religious occasions and relationship anniversaries it may be hard to come up with new ideas, but did you know each wedding anniversary year has an allocated gift according to tradition?

It seems to be unsure as to who allocated each years gift but there are a few theories. Many sources state that the allocated wedding anniversary gifts originated during medieval times in Germanic regions of Central Europe. Husbands would gift their wives with a silver wreath on their 25th wedding anniversary. On the 50th anniversary she would receive a gold wreath.

The 60th wedding anniversary is diamond but only after Queen Victoria announced her 60th year on the throne. It was known as her Diamond Jubilee. Before that diamond was allocated to 75 years.

Other than 25, 50 and 60 years there are no other theories as to where the other gift allocations first originated.

Have a look at each years gift here:

1. One year: Paper


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Year one, paper. #calluscaban #81818 #weddingseason #anniversary #marriageanniversary #paperanniversary

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2. Two years: Cotton

3. Three years: Leather


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Happy 3rd #wedding #anniversary to us! Love you #hubby @_beav #leatheranniversary #love ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜ #3rdanniversary

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4. Four years: Linen or fruits and flowers

5. Five years: Wood

6. Ten years: Tin or aluminum

7. Fifteen years: Crystal

8. Twenty years: China

9.ย  Twenty-five years: Silver

10. Thirty years: Pearl

11. Thirty-five years: Coral


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Anniversary present from Ray – Red Coral for our Coral Anniversary. #35AmazingYears #CoralAnniversary #TreasureOfTheSea

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12. Forty years: Ruby


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I often have clients bring in antique rings to be repaired to their former glory, but sometimes theyโ€™re so heavily worn that there is no option than to just start over. โ € โ € Normally I would recommend using the original piece as a leaping off point and design something new that references the design but is reflective of your own personal style. My client had worn this ring for years and had inherited it from her family. She was adamant that we recreate the ring as it was, ready for several more generations. โ € โ € One of the rubies had fallen out and the remaining one was very heavily worn. I had the old ruby polished and it came up a vibrant hot pink. It was a tricky one to match but I eventually found another ruby that had the same intense colour. The detail on the side of the ring was so worn away that I had to research in to other Victorian rings to find the right pattern to engrave of the side. โ € โ € When the ring was finally finished my client was overjoyed to have her family treasure brought to life again in its new incarnation.

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13. Forty-five years: Sapphire

14. Fifty years: Gold

15. Fifty-five: Emerald

16. Sixty years: Diamond

Not every anniversary has to be interpreted directly. Put your own twist on things especially if your year is quite pricey. It’s not about how much you spend but about the thought and effort you put into it.

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