List of Wedding Anniversary Gifts

Your wedding day is such an incredibly important occasion  – the celebration of your love and the beginning of your marriage in the presence of family and friends. Following this significant occasion, anniversary celebrations each year commemorate the continuation of each person’s love for the other.

The tradition of giving a specific gift on a specific wedding anniversary dates all the way back to the Middle Ages. I’ve put together the complete list of wedding anniversary gifts and ideas to help you celebrate each of your wedding anniversaries.

Of course, if you’re reading this, you probably already know about I still do – the perfect wedding anniversary gift (for any year), your anniversary diary and gratitude journal of marriage.

1st Wedding Anniversary
Traditional Gifts: Paper
Modern Gifts: Clocks
Meaning: It symbolizes the strength in paper that comes from the interlaced connection of the paper’s individual threads.
Idea: Order I still do wedding anniversary diary and gratitude journal!

2nd Wedding Anniversary
Traditional Gifts: Cotton
Modern Gifts: China

Idea: Gift your loved one a comfy new cotton robe or new shirt (perfect for date night) to celebrate your second year of marriage.

3rd Wedding Anniversary
Traditional Gifts: Leather
Modern Gifts: Crystal

Idea: Celebrate your third wedding anniversary by gifting your spouse a leather watch which you could have engraved for the occasion.

4th Wedding Anniversary 
Traditional Gifts: Fruit or Flowers
Modern Gifts: Electronics

Idea: Buy yourselves a sleek new espresso machine to enjoy together for your fourth wedding anniversary, or fitness trackers to reach your health goals.

5th Wedding Anniversary 
Traditional Gifts: Wood
Modern Gifts: Silverware

Anniversary Gift Ideas: A cute silver spoon set like this ‘Spoonful of Strength’ (or entire cutlery set) makes a great silver anniversary gift, or a monogrammed wooden cutting board for something really personal.

After 5 years of marriage, it’s definitely time to start I still do! It’s the perfect way to reflect on your relationship so far, and work on strengthening it too.

6th Wedding Anniversary 
Traditional Gifts: Candy
Modern Gifts: Wood

Anniversary Gift Ideas: It’s easy to tick the box for candy, but if you want something to keep, consider candy styled cufflinks or jewellery.

7th Wedding Anniversary
Traditional Gifts: Wool or Copper
Modern Gifts: Desk Stationery

Gift ideas: Wow your spouse with a new suit or scarf, or something to put on your desk.

8th Wedding Anniversary 
Traditional Gifts: Bronze or Pottery
Modern Gifts: Linens or Lace

8th wedding anniversary gift ideas: These personalised pottery pieces are adorable, and you can’t get wrong with lovely new bed linens.

9th Wedding Anniversary 
Traditional Gifts: Pottery and Willow
Modern Gifts: Leather

Ideas: Celebrate your 9th wedding anniversary by gifting your loved one a leather weekender bag to take on your next romantic getaway.

10th Wedding Anniversary 
Traditional Gifts: Tin or Aluminum
Modern Gifts: Diamond Jewelry

Ideas: I’m opting for the modern one for the 10th wedding anniversary gift, head to The Diamond Shop for something special and sparkly.


11th Wedding Anniversary
Traditional Gifts: Steel
Modern Gifts: Fashion Jewellery

12th Wedding Anniversary 
Traditional Gifts: Silk or Linen
Modern Gifts: Pearls

13th Wedding Anniversary 
Traditional Gifts: Lace
Modern Gifts: Textiles or Furs

14th Wedding Anniversary 
Traditional Gifts: Flowers
Modern Gifts: Gold Jewelry

15th Wedding Anniversary 
Traditional Gifts: Crystal
Modern Gifts: Watches

20th Wedding Anniversary 
Traditional Gifts: China
Modern Gifts: Platinum

25th Wedding Anniversary 
Traditional Gifts: Silver
Modern Gifts: Silver

30th Wedding Anniversary 
Traditional Gifts: Pearl
Modern Gifts: Diamond


35th Wedding Anniversary 
Traditional Gifts: Coral
Modern Gifts: Jade

40th Wedding Anniversary 
Traditional Gifts: Ruby
Modern Gifts: Ruby

45th Wedding Anniversary
Traditional Gifts: Sapphire
Modern Gifts: Sapphire

50th Wedding Anniversary 
Traditional Gifts: Gold
Modern Gifts: Gold

I hope this article has been useful in helping you find the perfect wedding anniversary gift for your spouse! If you enjoyed it, I hope you’ll consider the wedding anniversary journal and keepsake of marriage I created for this very purpose – I still do.

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