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!
Idea: Celebrate your third wedding anniversary by gifting your spouse a leather watch which you could have engraved for the occasion.
Idea: Buy yourselves a sleek new espresso machine to enjoy together for your fourth wedding anniversary, or fitness trackers to reach your health goals.
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
Ideas: I’m opting for the modern one for the 10th wedding anniversary gift, head to The Diamond Shop for something special and sparkly.
35th Wedding Anniversary
Traditional Gifts: Coral
Modern Gifts: Jade
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.