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Wedding Anniversaries Present Ideas

Wedding Anniversary Gifts

The milestone anniversaries are:

15th wedding anniversary
20th wedding anniversary
25th wedding anniversary
30th wedding anniversary
35th wedding anniversary
40th wedding anniversary
50th wedding anniversary / Golden wedding anniversary

Our list of Wedding Anniversary names

Year
Anniversary Gift
Comments
1st
Paper

Consider quanlity photo albumns and journals as suitable qifts.

Some people also give Gold Jewellery for the 1st Anniversary

Spaceform Mr and Mrs Miniature Token

For the Happy couple.

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2nd
Cotton or China or

As a material, cotton is both durable and versatile. These are both important qualities in a successful marriage. Cotton has also been known as a symbol of great prosperity.

Gemstones: Garnet

3rd
Leather or Crystal
Traditionally consider leather desk sets and leather lugage that the couple can enjoy together more often these days Crystal gifts are given instead of leather. Crystal can however be difficult to buy for other people because taste and style varries. Consider candle holders, vases, wine glasses and mirrors.

Some people also list Pearl for the 3rd anniversary.
4th
Fruit or Flowers
If the couple have a garden and depending on the time of year then consider a plant or rose that they can plant and enjoy for years to come.

Gemstones: Blue Topaz for the 4th anniversary.
5th
Wood or silverware
Gemstones: Sapphire.
6th
Sugar

Consider chocolate or other luxury food items.

Gemstone: Amethyst.

7th
Copper or Wool
Copper or Wool. Copper has long had a traditional meaning of prosperity, good luck, and good fortune.

The gift of wool represents the comfort, durability, security, and warmth that couples married this long give one another. Roman brides touched their the threshold of their new home with wool.

The Old Testament has a passage (Proverbs 31) describing wives of noble character as women who select wool and spin yarns with eager hands.

Gemstone: Onyx

8th
Bronze or Pottery or Linens and Lace

Consider Kazuri jewellery for ladies. (see Kazuri Jewellery)

Gemstones: Tourmaline. Alternate: Tanzanite

9th
Pottery or Willow
Gemstone: 9th Anniversary - Lapis Lazuli
10th
Tin or Aluminum or Diamond Jewelry
Gemstone: 10th Anniversary - Diamond
11th
Steel
Gemstone: 11th Anniversary - Turquoise
12th
Silk or Linen or Pearls
Gemstone: 12th Anniversary - Jade
13th
Lace or Textiles and Furs
Gemstone: 13th Anniversary - Citrine
14th
Ivory or Gold Jewelry
Gemstone: 14th Anniversary - Opal
15th
Crystal or Watches
Gemstone: 15th Anniversary - Ruby
16th
Tungsten or Silver

Gemstone: 16th Anniversary - Peridot (also know as Chrysolite)

Peridot is the best known gem variety of the mineral olivine. It ranges in colour from yellowish green to deep olive green.

As a prized gemstone of ancient civilizations, peridot was thought to have many powers including warding off evil spirits and medical uses such as a prescription for asthma and an antidote for thirst from fever. It is also claimed that wearing this stone drives away sad thoughts.

Deposits of this mineral are found in Brazil, Kenya, Madagascar, Mozambique, Nigeria, Namibia, Afghanistan, Zambia, and the United States.

17th
Turquoise or Furniture
 
18th
Bismuth or Porcelain

Gemstone: 18th Anniversary - Tigers Eye

Tiger's eye (also Tigers eye, Tiger eye) is a chatoyant gemstone that is usually a metamorphic rock that is yellow- to red-brown, with a silky luster.

19th
China or Bronze

19th Anniversary - Aquamarine

Aquamarine (Lat. aqua marina, "water of the sea") is a gemstone-quality transparent variety of beryl, having a delicate blue or turquoise color, suggestive of the tint of seawater. It is closely related to the gem emerald. Colors vary, and in addition to blue, yellow beryl (heliodor), rose pink beryl (morganite), red beryl (formerly bixbite), and white beryl (goshenite) are also to be found.

Some people suggest giving gifts which relate to the Sea or Water.

20th
China or Platinum
Gemstone: 20th Anniversary - Emerald
21st
Brass or Nickel

Gemstone: 21st Anniversary - Iolite

The name "iolite" comes from the Greek word for violet. Another old name is dichroite, a Greek word meaning "two-colored rock", a reference to cordierite's strong pleochroism. It has also been called "water-sapphire" and "Vikings' Compass". Gem quality iolite varies in color from sapphire blue to blue violet to yellowish gray to light blue as the light angle changes.

22nd
Copper

Gemstone: 22st Anniversary - Spinel

Some spinels are among the most famous gemstones: Among them is the Black Prince's Ruby and the 'Timur ruby' in the British Crown Jewels, and the 'cote de Bretagne' formerly from the French Crown jewels. The Samarian Spinel is the largest known spinel in the world, weighing 500 carats.

23rd
Silver Plate

See our range of Silver Plated Photo Frames


Gemstone: 23rd Anniversary - Imperial Topaz

Imperial Topaz with its distinct peach, pink, or mauve hues is the rarest topaz variety. Imperial topaz, which is also known as "precious topaz," was named in honor of the Brazilian monarchy who prized its unusual and rich golden-sherry hue.

24th
Musical

Gemstone: 24th Anniversary - Tanzanite

Tanzanite is the blue/purple variety of the mineral zoisite which was discovered in the Meralani (Merelani) Hills of Northern Tanzania in 1967, near the city of Arusha. It is a popular and valuable gemstone when cut. Tanzanite is noted for its remarkably strong trichroism, appearing alternately sapphire blue, violet, and burgundy depending on crystal orientation.

25th
Silver
Gemstone: 25th Anniversary - Silver
26th
Pictures
 

Polished Silver Plated Photoframe from LC Designs

We love this elegant silver photo frame. Adding a wedding picture or maybe a picture of the family makes a great anniversary present.

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Product Code: LC046
Price: £27.99
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27th
Sculpture
 
28th
Orchids
 
29th
Furniture
 
30th
Pearl
Gemstone: 30th Anniversary - Pearl

Claudia Bradby White Freshwater Pearls and Silver Heart Necklace

A beautiful Claudia Bradby Pearl Bracelet with silver heart charm.

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31st
Time pieces
Consider clocks, watches or for a modern alternative the gift of time for busy people by giving them a service.
33rd
Amethyst
 
34th
Opal
 
35th
Coral
Gemstone: 35th Anniversary - Emerald
36th
Bone China
 
37th
Alabaster
 
38th
Beryl or Tourmaline
 
39th
Lace
 
40th
Ruby

Gifts don't actually need to be made of Ruby they could just be Ruby in colour. Consider a fine red wine or Ruby/red candles and candle holders.

Gemstone: 40th Anniversary - Ruby

41st
Land
 
43rd
Travel
 
44th
Groceries
 
45th
Sapphire
Gemstone: 45th Anniversary - Sapphire
50th
Gold
Gemstone: 50th Anniversary - Gold
55th
Emerald
Gemstone: 55th Anniversary - Alexandrite
60th
Diamond

Gemstone 60th Anniversary - Diamond

The tradition of celebrating a 60th anniversary came into popularity after Queen Victoria celebrated her Diamond Jubilee.

In the UK since 1917, the Sovereign has sent congratulatory messages to people celebrating notable anniversaries. The delivery of these messages is arranged by the Anniversaries Office, part of the Private Secretary's Office in the Royal Household, based at Buckingham Palace. The Pension Service informs the Anniversaries Office of birthdays for recipients of UK State pensions. For data privacy reasons, there is no automatic alert from Government records for wedding anniversaries.For this reason, to make sure that a message is sent for birthdays and wedding anniversaries alike, an application should preferably be made by a relative or friend in advance of the special day. (Click here for more information)

60th Anniversary Traditional Gift: Diamond which comes from the Greek word adamas which means unconquerable and enduring.

65th
Star Sapphire
This gemstone is believed to stand for devotion which which makes it a perfect gift for a 65th wedding anniversary.
70th
Platinum
70th Anniversary - Sapphire
75th
Diamond
A favourite stone for a engagement or eternity ring most likely as it stand for "virtue".
80th
Oak
Gemstone: 80th Anniversary - Ruby
90th
Granite
 

Interesting facts about wedding anniversaries

  • In the UK the longest marriage couple on record was recently reported as a couple from Hereford who celebrated their 80th or Oak Wedding Anniversary together on 1st June 2005 (click here for details). The Guinness book of records were looking into the news story to see if they are the longest married couple in the UK.
  • The act of giving specific gifts on wedding anniversaries dates back to the middle ages. The list of gifts varies by country and has varried over time. Below we give a list of what after much research we believe are the currently accepted anniversary gifts and presents in the UK. The gifts start simply with paper and cotton and increase in value over the years as a symbol of the couples commitment to each other.
  • The earliest know references are to Silver (25th Wedding Anniversary) and Gold (50th Wedding Anniversary). These appear to originate in Middle Europe (Germanic Region) and involved the spouse giving his wife a silver garland when they had been married for 25 years.
  • There are two Diamond Anniversaries, one at 60 and one at 75 years. The 75th anniversary is the original traditional diamond anniversary with the 60th being added when Queen Victoria celebrated her Diamond Jubilee on her 60th anniversary of accession to the throne in 1897 and this has since been adopted as an appropriate Wedding Anniversary.

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