Traditional Wedding Anniversary Gifts by Year

Do you ever wonder where the traditional wedding gifts by year came from? Traditional wedding gifts by year were first established during the Victorian era in the United Kingdom somewhere in the 1800’s. This novel idea then crossed the pond to the United States around the early 20th century. Gift giving thrived and soared, as it became quite fashionable amidst elaborate anniversary celebrations.

Today, men and women enjoy the challenge and hunt for something unique and meaningful for each year’s anniversary gift. No doubt it is the anticipation of seeing their significant other’s face as their heart warms over at the thoughtfulness and love that such a search was made.


 

ANNIVERSARY YEAR

TRADITIONAL GIFT

STONE / COLOR

1 Year Anniversary

Paper

Clocks

2 Year Anniversary

Cotton

Garnet

3 Year Anniversary

Leather

Pearls

4 Year Anniversary

Linen

Silk

5 Year Anniversary

Wood

Daisy

6 Year Anniversary

Iron

Wood

7 Year Anniversary

Copper

Wool

8 Year Anniversary

Bronze

Pottery

9 Year Anniversary

Pottery

Willow

10 Year Anniversary

Tin

Aluminum

11 Year Anniversary

Steel

Turquoise

12 Year Anniversary

Silk

Linen

13 Year Anniversary

Lace

Moonstone

14 Year Anniversary

Ivory

Gold

15 Year Anniversary

Crystal

Rose

20 Year Anniversary

China

Platinum

25 Year Anniversary

Silver

Imperial Topaz

30 Year Anniversary

Pearl

Sweet Pea

35 Year Anniversary

Coral

Jade

40 Year Anniversary

Ruby

Garnet

45 Year Anniversary

Sapphire

Cat's Eye

50 Year Anniversary

Gold

Violet

55 Year Anniversary

Emerald

60 Year Anniversary

Diamond

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