Most people know that the 50th wedding anniversary is the "golden" anniversary, and that the 25th is silver. But beyond that? Here are some traditional and modern conventions to follow when selecting anniversary gifts.
But don't limit your gift giving to the gifts listed below for each anniversary year. Chances are if you didn't know what the gift for that year was, then the recipients won't know either! Use your imagination, but most importantly, use your heart.
Year: 1st Traditional Gift(s): Paper Modern Gift(s): Clocks
Year: 2nd Traditional Gift(s): Cotton Modern Gift(s): China
Year: 3rd Traditional Gift(s): Leather Modern Gift(s): Crystal, Glass
Year: 4th Traditional Gift(s): Fruit, Flowers Modern Gift(s): Appliances
Year: 5th Traditional Gift(s): Wood Modern Gift(s): Silverware
Year: 6th Traditional Gift(s): Candy, Iron Modern Gift(s): Candy, Iron
Year: 7th Traditional Gift(s): Wool, Copper Modern Gift(s): Desk Sets
Year: 8th Traditional Gift(s): Bronze, Pottery Modern Gift(s): Bronze, Pottery
Year: 9th Traditional Gift(s): Pottery, Willow Modern Gift(s): Linen, Lace
Year: 10th Traditional Gift(s): Tin, Aluminum Modern Gift(s): Leather
Year: 11th Traditional Gift(s): Steel Modern Gift(s): Jewelry
Year: 12th Traditional Gift(s): Silk, Linen Modern Gift(s): Pearls
Year: 13th Traditional Gift(s): Lace Modern Gift(s): Textiles, Furs
Year: 14th Traditional Gift(s): Ivory Modern Gift(s): Gold Jewelry
Year: 15th Traditional Gift(s): Crystal Modern Gift(s): Watches
Year: 20th Traditional Gift(s): China Modern Gift(s): Platinum
Year: 25th Traditional Gift(s): Silver Modern Gift(s): Silver
Year: 30th Traditional Gift(s): Pearl Modern Gift(s): Diamond
Year: 35th Traditional Gift(s): Coral Modern Gift(s): Jade
Year: 40th Traditional Gift(s): Ruby Modern Gift(s): Ruby
Year: 45th Traditional Gift(s): Sapphire Modern Gift(s): Sapphire
Year: 50th Traditional Gift(s): Gold Modern Gift(s): Gold
Year: 55th Traditional Gift(s): Emerald Modern Gift(s): Emerald
Year: 60th Traditional Gift(s): Diamond Modern Gift(s): Diamond
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