Anniversary Gifts

You may be a traditionalist and want to give your sweetheart a traditional gift on your upcoming anniversary. Or, perhaps you want to give a traditional gift with a modern twist. Still, you might be looking for a truly unique gift for your spouse or partner. Whatever the case, we”re here to help!

Keep reading to get ideas for anniversary gifts!

Traditional and Modern Anniversary Gifts

Below is a list of both traditional and modern anniversary gift ideas:

Anniversary

Traditional Gift

Modern Gift

first

paper

clocks

second

cotton

china

third

leather

crystal/glass

fourth

fruit/flowers

appliances

fifth

wood

silverware

sixth

candy/iron

wood

seventh

wool/copper

desk sets

eighth

bronze/pottery

linens/lace

Ninth

pottery/willow

leather

10th

tin/aluminum

diamond

11th

steel

jewelry

12th

silk/linen

pearls

13th

lace

textiles/furs

14th

ivory

gold jewelry

15th

crystal

watches

20th

china

platinum

25th

silver

silver

30th

pearl

diamond

35th

coral

coral

40th

ruby

ruby

45th

sapphire

sapphire

50th

gold

gold

55th

emerald

emerald

60th

diamond

diamond

Flowers as Anniversary Gifts

If you”re looking for anniversary gifts that don”t involve the traditional bouquet of roses, consider these flowers instead:

Anniversary Flower
first pansy
second cosmos
third fuchsia
fourth geranium
fifth daisy
sixth calla lily
seventh jack-in-the-pulpit
eighth clematis
ninth poppy
10th daffodil
11th morning glory
12th peony
13th hollyhock
14th dahlia
15th rose
20th day lily
25th iris
30th sweet pea
40th nasturtium
50th violet

Instead of presenting your spouse with the above-mentioned flowers in bouquets, consider giving her potted flowers that she can keep for a long time.

Unique Anniversary Gift Ideas

If you”re looking for some different gift ideas, try these unique gift ideas:

  • Have everyone who attended your wedding send you his or her signature and his or her thoughts/memories of the wedding. Place all of these in an album.
  • Write a love poem for your spouse, or write one of her favorite love poems on a nice piece of paper. Have the poem framed.
  • Create a shadowbox of keepsakes from your wedding or from the years of your life together.
  • Instead of getting a traditional anniversary band, select a different stone for each of your years together.
  • Present your spouse or partner with tickets for a second honeymoon cruise or for a trip to a favorite location.
  • Write your loved one a love letter. Have the letter mailed to them.