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Wedding Anniversary Gift Ideas by year

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Once your wedding has been and gone, the next milestone to look forward to is your first wedding anniversary! Your wedding anniversary is a great chance to reflect back on how quickly life moves, how much has happened since your big day, and of course, to celebrate your relationship together. It can be tricky to come up with a meaningful gift, and that’s part of the reason behind the wedding anniversary gift lists. Essentially, these lists suggest wedding anniversary gifts by year of marriage.

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Wedding Anniversary Gift Ideas

Here’s a guide to the traditional wedding anniversary gifts by year. I’ve included both traditional and modern lists. Of course, you can opt to gift any sort of thoughtful present to your spouse – this is just a starting point.

Wedding anniversary gifts by year

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Year,Traditional (U.S.),Traditional (UK),Modern,Ideas,,
1st,Paper,Cotton,Clock,”1st Wedding Anniversary Present Ideas,,
2nd,Cotton,Paper,China,2nd Wedding Anniversary Present Ideas,,
3rd,Leather,Leather,”Crystal, glass”,3rd Wedding Anniversary Present Ideas,,
4th,”Linen, silk”,Fruit and flowers,Appliances (electrical),,,
5th,Wood,Wood,Silverware,,,
6th,Iron,Sugar,Wood objects,,,
7th,”Wool, copper”,Woollen,Desk sets/pen and pencil sets,,,
8th,Bronze,Salt,”Linens, lace”,,,
9th,Pottery,Copper,Leather goods,,,
10th,”Tin, Aluminium”,Tin,Diamond jewelry,,,
11th,Steel,,”Fashion jewelry, accessories”,,,
12th,Silk,Silk and fine linen,”Pearls, colored gems”,,,
13th,Lace,,”Textiles, furs”,,,
14th,Ivory,,Gold jewelry,,,
15th,Crystal,Crystal,Watches,,,
16th,,,Silver holloware,,,
17th,,,Furniture,,,
18th,,,Porcelain,,,
19th,,,Bronze,,,
20th,China,China,Platinum,,,
21st,,,”Brass, Nickel”,,,
22nd,,,Copper,,,
23rd,,,Silver plate,,,
24th,Opal,,Musical instruments,,,
25th,Silver,Silver,Silver,,,
30th,Pearl,Pearl,Diamond,,,
35th,”Coral, jade”,Coral,Jade,,,
40th,Ruby,Ruby,Ruby,,,
45th,Sapphire,,Sapphire,,,
50th,Gold,Gold,Gold,,,
55th,Emerald,,Emerald,,,
60th,Diamond (yellow),Diamond,Diamond,,,
65th,,Blue sapphire,,,,
70th,,Platinum,,,,
75th,”Diamond, gold”,,”Diamond, gold”,,,
80th,,Oak,”Diamond, pearl”,,,
85th,Moonstone,Wine,Wife’s birthstone,,,
90th,,Stone,”Engraved marble, Granite”[/table]

Other Wedding anniversary gift ideas

If you have any other gift ideas, leave them in the comments below.