From Year 1 to 100 - Traditional & Modern Wedding Anniversary Gift Ideas

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With every passing year, wedding anniversary is the time for celebration of love, commitment, devotion and togetherness. Gifts to show your love and admiration for each other are considered as a special part of this occasion.  A thoughtful gift, regardless of its cost, presented with the intention of delighting the recipient can say a thousand words.

Let’s go through a journey of well thought out traditional as well as modern gifts for the anniversary occasion, year by year.

1st Wedding Anniversary

The first year of marriage is marked as the start of a new life. It’s the most important occasion to show your love, admiration and commitment to stay together till the end. Always remember that surprises to enhance the essence of love in a married life.

wedding necklace
necklace gift
handmade cards
Wedding Gift handmade cards
picture frames
picture frames
dream-vacation
dream vacation

Going traditional on this event would be a great way to celebrate. Get ready for an ‘awwwwww’ as you curl the ‘Mother of pearl’ necklace around her neck.

The first anniversary is considered to be associated with ‘paper’. Products like handmade cards, beautiful frames and other stuff. A modern interpretation of the traditional gift can be tickets to a dream vacation.

A hand made card along a bunch of carnations will serve as a great gift.

2nd Wedding Anniversary

The second anniversary is generally the time when the marriage is new but the couple has developed a certain level of comfort with each other. Traditionally ‘cotton’ is associated with this year, maybe because of its comfort’

cotton-shirt
cotton shirt
canvas-bedroom
large canvas in bedroom
cushions
Mr. and Mrs. cushions
beautiful-bracelet
beautiful bracelet

The best gift could be a cotton t-shirt for a man or a beautiful cotton dress for the woman.

Get your wedding photo printed on a large canvas print and place it on the wall of your bedroom.

Cushions with the titles of Mr. and Mrs. can act as a very cute addition to the couple’s house.

A lovely Garnets bracelet will depict your true love and appreciation for your partner.

A beautiful book of poetry accompanied with a bouquet of lilies will make a beautiful gift.

3rd Wedding Anniversary

3rd Anniversary is a beautiful occasion for the couple who is still considered to be newly married but is now entering into the practical phase of life. ‘Leather’ is traditionally associated with the third year of marriage.

leather gift
leather Products
wine glass
crystal wineglasses
sunflowers
table with beautiful sunflowers

A beautiful leather coat, wallet, luggage bag, bracelet or a purse can be a perfect gift for both men and women.

A set of elegant crystal wineglasses or a bottle of champagne paired with engraved anniversary glasses can also make a beautiful yet traditional gift.

The flowers associated with this occasion are ‘sunflowers’. Jazz up you table with beautiful sunflowers followed by a bright yellow and green theme for an outdoor lunch with friends and family.

4th Wedding Anniversary

Living and growing together, the fourth anniversary is all about flowers to express your love. The classic dozen of red roses, potpourri or even a small flower potted in a plant symbolize you intention of living and growing together. You can also avail this occasion and take your partner to the beautiful flower field, walking together hand among them.

flower field visit
beautiful flower field
chocolate strawberries
chocolate strawberries
bouquet made out of cut fruits
blue jewelry
Blue Topaz jewelry
handmade coffee cup
handmade coffee cup

A yummy fruit basket filled with chocolate coated strawberries or a bouquet made out of cut fruits can make a perfect gift for the occasion.

Traditionally a Blue Topaz set into a piece of jewelry will make your partner feel at the top of the world.

A handmade coffee cup personalized by writing a love note on it with your initials under it will serve as a perfect gift.

5th Wedding Anniversary

As the years go by and the relationship gains strength, ‘wood’ is the element traditionally associated with completion of fifth year of marriage. A few ideas relate to wood include:

wood sculptures
wood sculptures
watch
watch
homemade fruit cake
homemade fruit cake

Chocolate wooden boxes, romantic wood sculptures and carvings.

Silverware can be a perfect gift.

Watches with a piece or Quartz, for both men and women will be a gift that will be remembered for a long time.

Daises bunched together along a basket containing homemade fruit cake can serve as a beautiful gift for the day.

6th Wedding Anniversary

‘Iron’ representing the strength of bond that is developing between the couple, is the element traditionally associated with the completion of six years of marriage.

candy bowl
candy bowl
decorated mirrors
decorated mirrors
Jewelrystudded
Jewellery studded with Amethyst
homemade scrubs
homemade scrubs

Incorporate tradition into style by arranging his/her favourite candies or sweets into a decorative iron bowl with a ‘love you’ note.

A family name written of a piece of wrought iron, metal sculptures, decorative mirrors and other heavy décor it serve as appropriate gift eroding to the occasion.

Jewellery studded with Amethyst is perfect gift for her.

Cute bath bombs and homemade scrubs put into fine bottles can make a thoughtful gift.

7th Wedding Anniversary

Traditionally copper and wool, the two elements associated with the seventh anniversary. Sculptures, furniture and quality copper cookware as gifts will serve as appropriate gifts according to occasion.

copper cookware
copper cookware
onyx ring
onyx ring
freesia
freesia
woolens shawl
warm woolens shawl or blanket

A warm woollen shawl, a sweater or a woollen blanket to cuddle inn with your loved partner can be perfect gifts.

An Onyx ring will make her day.

Freesia is the flower for this occasion

8th Wedding Anniversary     

Associating the symbol eight (resembling infinity symbol) with longevity and depth of connection between the married couple.

vases
vases
heart shaped cushions
heart shaped cushions
handmade card flowers
handmade card with flowers

Bronze sculptures, candleholders and vases can be perfect traditional gifts for this occasion Cuddly cute heart shaped cushions, pillows, tablecloths or curtains will be perfect for the occasion.

Create a handmade card with love and send along flowers.

9th Wedding Anniversary

There is also a wide range of traditional gifts for the home when it comes to the ninth wedding anniversary Pottery, ceramic sculptures, candle holders and decor accessories.

ceramic sculptures
ceramic sculptures
elegant tea set
elegant tea set
lapis lazuli amethyst
Lapis Lazuli and Amethyst
handmade lamp shade
handmade lamp shade

Old fashioned cookie jars or an elegant tea set would make an excellent gift for the couple.

Lapis Lazuli and Amethyst are the jewellery materials for her.

Make a handmade lamp shade that suits the theme of the couple’s house to show them your love for them.

Bird of Paradise is the flowers to be given on this occasion.

10th Wedding Anniversary  

The first major milestones finally achieved.  The tenth or the ‘Tin Anniversary’ has it association with the metal tin n choosing the gift for the occasion.

dangling crystal earrings
dangling crystal earrings
daffodils cupcakes
Daffodils along with a box of cupcakes

Celebrate the Big Day romantically with a candle light dinner.  Present her with a new ‘metallic look’ of the latest gadgets available in the market.

Dangling Crystal earrings or a ring with green Tourmaline is considered to be perfect for this occasion.

Daffodils along with a box of cupcakes with daffodil icing can be a great gift.

11th Wedding Anniversary  

For the 11th wedding anniversary ‘steel’ is the traditional element considered while selecting gifts for the occasion.

steel watches
steel watches
cufflinks
cufflinks
tie pins
tie pins
white gold ring
white gold ring
turquoisein the jewelry
turquoisein the jewelry

For men steel watches, bracelets, cufflinks and tie pins will be perfect.

For her steel or white gold ring, necklace, bracelet or earrings will do.  Consider the setting of Turquoise in the jewellery to make it beautiful yet traditional.

Gifts for the couple can include wine buckets, small pieces of steel furniture or stainless steel cookware.

Tulips are the flowers for this year.

12th Wedding Anniversary  

The twelfth year is associated traditionally with silk.

silk dresses
luxurious silk clothing
silk tie
beautiful silk tie
bed linens
Bed linens
silk flowers
silk flowers
hand bags-wallets
hand bags and wallets
peony flower
peony flower

Treat your Queen with luxurious silk clothing like robes, scarves, shirts and dresses. ‘Jade’ being the stone for this year can also be presented in jewellery.

Gift him a beautiful silk tie.

For the couple gifts like Bed linens, towels, pillows, cushions and other home decor items like silk flowers etc. are perfect gifts for this occasion.

Hand bags for women and wallets for men are always appreciated as gifts.

Peony is the flower of the occasion.

13th Wedding Anniversary  

This year add a splash of change to your married life and go to an adventure park. Play together and have fun.

lace scarves
lace scarves
wraps or Lingerie
wraps or Lingerie
sports team clothing
sports team clothing
lace curtains
lace curtains
Chrysanthemum
Chrysanthemum

Traditional gift options for her can include lace clothing, lace scarves, wraps or Lingerie.

Go for men’s favourite sports team clothing or a nice night wear.

Personalized pillows, decorative tablecloths, lace curtains can be perfect gifts.

The flower for this occasion is Chrysanthemum.

14th Wedding Anniversary              

14th year make the bond between the couple beautiful and strong just like ‘Ivory’.

Ivory bracelets and necklaces
Ivory bracelets and necklaces
elephant sculptures
elephant sculptures
perfume or an after shave
perfume or an after shave
Dahlia
Dahlia

Ivory bracelets and necklaces can be perfect gifts for her. (Try using imitation ivory to save wildlife). Beautiful ivory jewelry and Elephant sculptures can be a great gift. Opal being traditionally related to this anniversary can become a perfect gift when studded inside gold.

For him get a perfume or an after shave he loves, packed inside a beautiful box.

Buy a coupon from a nail spa for a perfect pedicure and manicure for the couple to relax and enjoy.

Dahlia is the flower for this occasion.

15th Wedding Anniversary  

As the years pass by and relationships grows stronger, beautiful and pure as crystal, ‘crystal' is the considered as the primary traditional material for the fifteenth anniversary.

crystal jewelry
crystal jewelry
crystal embedded cufflinks
crystal-embedded-cufflinks
crystal wine glasses and vases
crystal-wine-glasses-and-vases
roses
roses

Present her Crystal jewellery on a romantic night outdoors under a star studded sky and see how she shines.

For him crystal embedded cufflinks in a box with silk lining will be perfect.

Crystal Wine glasses and vases can be a perfect anniversary gift for a couple on their anniversary.

Roses, which never go wrong for anybody, are traditionally related to this anniversary.

16th Wedding Anniversary

Time to celebrate the sweet sixteen J. 16th wedding anniversary should be an event full of fun and enjoyment. Throw a BBQ party on the sea side. Invite old friends and play games you love by the sea side. Walk in hand in hand and enjoy some quite time together.

favourite classic movies
favourite classic movies
silver tea sets
silver-tea-sets

For him or her, get a collection of their favourite classic movies, beautifully presented in a silver box accompanied along a red rose that is considered as a symbol of love and appreciation

Silver tea sets and cutlery are considered to be traditional yet trendy gifts for this occasion

17th Wedding Anniversary

Spend time together this anniversary to and create something thoughtful that will be a treasure when you grow older. Document the seventeen years you have spent together.

love diary
Dedicate a page to each year
sponsor small planned vacation
sponsor small planned vacation

Dedicate a page to each year and include important milestones such as children's birth, vacations or moving to a new place etc. Include photographs as well as descriptions to those events in the book.

Sponsor a small planned vacation for the couple  or make a reservation for them at a fine dining restaurant to ensure that your friend gets the royal treatment he/she deserves.

18th Wedding Anniversary

On this anniversary plan a romantic ‘blast’ without being harsh on your limited budget. Follow this recipe:

fresh flowers around the house
fresh flowers around the house
perfumes and bath salts
perfumes and bath salts

Put scented candles and fresh flowers around the house and prepare a dinner together. Put your finest china and glasses on the table. Now get ready in your best dress for the romantic in-home dinner. Put on music and ask your kids to serve you for the night. Light the candles enjoy the food and dance on the music.

Scented candles, perfumes and bath salts can be a perfect gift for the occasion.

19th Wedding Anniversary

This anniversary, get her shopping voucher for the place she always talks about.

sports accessories
sports accessories
handmade cookies
handmade cookies
For him, a new set of golf clubs or an update in his sports accessories can be a great gift.

Practical gifts that are bought after a thought process of what the couple needs are always a great idea and welcomed greatly by them. A barbeque grill or kitchen appliances that can make life easy are perfect.

A basket full of handmade cookies, cakes and packs of tea and coffee can serve as a fun and enjoyable gift for the couple.

20th Wedding Anniversary

Two decades of life together. It’s time to celebrate.

Platinum jewellery
Platinum jewellery
Emerald jewellery
Emerald jewellery

Platinum jewellery is a perfect traditional gift for both men and women. Platinum rings for the man and generally any jewellery piece in platinum can be great.

Emerald jewellery is another traditional choice to gift.

China tableware, platters and tea sets are a perfect gift for the twentieth wedding anniversary.

21st Wedding Anniversary

Two decades of marriage is the time when your relationship reaches a stage when you fully understand each other and every coming day makes it even better.

Brass or Nickel traditional element
traditional element ‘Brass’ or ‘Nickel’
‘Brass’ or ‘Nickel’ photo frames
‘Brass’ or ‘Nickel’ photo frames
an assortment of chocolates
an assortment of chocolates
image collage for the couple
image collage for the couple

Strength of this relationship being represented by the traditional element ‘Brass’ or ‘Nickel’, jewellery and charms made out of them serve as perfect gifts. Home accessories such as photos on canvas and furniture pieces with accents of brass or nickel are also considered suitable for the occasion.

Fruit basket with exotic fruits or an assortment of chocolates can be perfect gifts for any anniversary.

Make an image collage for the couple with pictures of important events in their lives.

22nd Wedding Anniversary 

‘Copper’ is the element for your 22nd anniversary.

jewellery with elements of Copper
jewellery with elements of Copper
garden sculpturesor copper
garden sculpturesor copper
Scented oil lamps
Scented oil lamps

jewellery with elements of Copper is dramatic and beautiful and can be a perfect gift for the occasion.

Copper goods including garden sculptures or kitchenware can be perfect anniversary gifts.

Scented oil lamps also make perfect gift for anniversary.

23rd Wedding Anniversary

At this wedding anniversary spend a whole day at the riverside, boating and catching fish.

Silver plate jewelry
Silver plate jewelry
Silver plated vase
Silver-plated vase
Yellow Topaz
Yellow Topaz jewellery
Topaz earrings
Topaz earrings

Traditionally 23rd wedding anniversary is associated with ‘Silver plate’ making Silver plate jewellery one of the best gifts for both men and women.

Silver-plated vases and frames serve as Topaz is a semi-precious gemstone that comes in many different colours including the traditional yellow or appropriate gifts for the couple.

Topaz earrings for the lady or cufflinks for the man are prefect gifts.

24th Wedding Anniversary

Time to celebrate as you are just one year short to your Silver Jubilee. Traditionally people associate musical instruments with this year but when selecting a gift it’s always a good idea to consider a couple's hobbies and passions.

musical instruments
musical instruments
new jacket for men
new jacket for men
dinner date with music
dinner date with music

If the couple is or any individual partner is interested in playing music then you can buy them an instrument of their choice or get them enrolled into some music classes.

A beautiful dress for the lady or a new jacket for men can be perfect gifts for the occasion.
For a couple celebrating their twenty fourth anniversary pretend to each other to be on a dinner date at a place where there is good dinner followed by champagne and live music.

25th Wedding Anniversary

The 25th wedding Anniversary is commonly referred to as a "Silver Wedding Anniversary". It’s the time to present the best gifts to your partner and fully celebrate the occasion. The spotlight for this anniversary is on the metal ‘Silver’. 

silver glittery flowers
silver glittery flowers
silver watch for men
silver watch for men

Surprise him/her with silver glittery flowers along with Silver jewellery. Elegant sterling silver jewellery for women and silver watch for men is an excellent gift for the occasion

In the light of silver candles laid on top of a table with; silk table cloth, fine silver china and crystal champagne glasses, enjoy a romantic dinner with each other.

Plan to build up a scrapbook, even if you earlier had it, or photo album detailing their life together.

Revisit the city where you stayed for your honeymooned. Stay at the same hotel and redo the same activities.

26th Wedding Anniversary

Jade is the element traditionally associated with the 26th year of marriage.

jade necklaces
jade necklaces
Jade carvings, jewellery boxes
Jade carvings, jewellery boxes

Gift her with jade necklaces, rings or earrings.

Arrange for a portrait sitting on this anniversary. This will be something that will be remembered and looked at the whole life.

Jade carvings, jewellery boxes and desk accessories are beautiful yet traditional gifts for the occasion.

27th Wedding Anniversary

27 years of togetherness sculpts the way a couple sees life, love, and family. For this reason gift of sculpture is traditionally considered best for this occasion.

day at the spa
day at the spa
basket of different herbal teas
basket of different herbal teas

Buy your spouse a day at the spa. You can even spend a whole day together, pampering and taking care of your selves and coming out rejuvenated and fresh.

A set/basket of different herbal teas can make a perfect gift for the couple.

28th Wedding Anniversary

Anniversary time is the best to express your love towards your partner. ‘Orchid’ is the flower associated with the 28th year.

A bouquet of beautiful orchids
A bouquet of beautiful orchids
rented limousine and a bunch or flowers
rented limousine and a bunch or flowers

A bouquet of beautiful orchids will make a perfect gift for her.

Surprise her this year by appearing at the door with a rented limousine and a bunch or flowers. Pick her up and take her for the most romantic dinner ever.

Decorative pillows (maybe with an orchid theme), candles or an orchid printed homemade quilt will be great gifts.

29th Wedding Anniversary

Almost three decades of being in love – 29th wedding anniversary needs to be celebrated. Traditionally people associate pieces of furniture with this year but you can go for anything that suits your budget and taste.

custom made quilt
custom made quilt
handmad card
handmade card

Get that long wanted couch, love seat or an outdoor swing; you always had your eyes on.

Get a custom made quilt, formed by iron-on transfers of different images and enjoy it.

A handmade card or canvas prints are suitable gifts for any anniversary year.

30th Wedding Anniversary

The 3oth anniversary is generally marked as the ‘Pearl Anniversary’. 30 years of togetherness is definitely a solid milestone and deserves to be celebrated.

graceful pearl necklace
graceful pearl necklace
bouquet with Lilly flowers
bouquet with Lilly flowers
pearly silk tie with beautiful pair of cufflinks
pearly silk tie with beautiful pair of cufflinks

The best gift for a lady on such an occasion can be a graceful pearl necklace or a pearly silk dress for the occasion.

Men can be given a pearly silk tie with beautiful pair of cufflinks for the occasion.

A bouquet with Lilly flowers if generally considered to be the best gift in a budget.

31st Wedding Anniversary

Just over three decades of love and togetherness and time flew as if yesterday you joined each other in the path of life. ‘Time pieces’ are traditionally associated with this anniversary.

cuckoo clock
antique cuckoo clock
Time pieces
Time pieces

A beautiful wrist watch or an antique hour glass or cuckoo clock can be perfect gifts.

Get a health check-up package for the couple including all the tests and doctor consultation.

32nd Wedding Anniversary

Love is in the air. Surprise him with homemade cupcakes with icing. You can create anything that interests your husband through icing on cake.

homemade cupcakes with icing
homemade cupcakes with icing
gym membership as a gift
gym membership as a gift

Surprise her by putting a lovely dinner tonight for her. Invite her in the dining room with romantic candles after putting food on the table and treat her like a princess.

If the couple is fitness cautious, you can buy a gym membership as a gift.

33rd Wedding Anniversary

‘33’ is the theme of the party. Invite 33 guests over, order a cake made in the form of the number 33, decorated with 33 candles placed on a beautiful table in a room with 33 balloons.

Cake made in the form of No. 33
Cake made in the form of No. 33
box of 33 chocolates
box of 33 chocolates

Take her to your dream destination. Have an adventure while you are still young and energetic.

You can even revisit your honeymoon location and redo all the things and fun you did at that time.

If you are busy or on a budget, a box of 33 chocolates along with a bouquet of 33 roses will always prove to be a winning combination.

34th Wedding Anniversary

What’s the sport you always wanted to indulge in as a family? Maybe this anniversary you can plan to fulfil your dreams. Be it Scuba diving or Benjie jumping, get involved into it and have fun.

Scuba diving
Scuba diving
Bunji jumping
Bunji jumping

You can even arrange for a night out with your wife just like you did before you got married or were newlywed. Take her to a movie followed by a nice dinner and maybe a dance to end the night.

A complete health check-up for the couple or a gym membership can be a well thought out gift to be given on the 34th anniversary.

35th Wedding Anniversary

Traditionally Coral or Jade is the elements for the thirty fifth wedding anniversary.

jewellery designs red corals
jewellery designs red corals
Jade incorporated home décor
Jade incorporated home décorg
nice baking molds and gloves
nice baking molds and gloves

Surprise her with the latest jewellery designs red corals or something classy in Jade. 

Jade incorporated into an item for home décor can also serve as a perfect traditional gift for the occasion.

If the couple is into baking, you can get nice baking moulds and gloves for them.

36th Wedding Anniversary

Update his or her phone or get them the latest gadget that suits their interest.

relaxing Thai massage for the couple
relaxing Thai massage for the couple
coffee, chocolates and teas
coffee, chocolates and teas
favourite-classic-novels
favourite classic novels

A relaxing Thai massage for the couple will be a great way to treat them on their anniversary.

A gift basket containing favourite coffee, chocolates and teas can be a great gift. 

A collection of couple’s favourite classic novels can be a great gift.

37th Wedding Anniversary

Wake her up this morning and serve her breakfast in bed. Do not forget to put a flag of happy birthday of the top of the cupcake. An omelette with olive eyes and tomato slice smile will cheer her up for the start of another year together.

serve her breakfast in bed
serve her breakfast in bed
lying in a boat
lying in a boat and reading to each other

Go to the riverside and enjoy the sunshine during the day, lying in a boat and reading to each other.

Give the couple a novel that suits their interest and intellect.

38th Wedding Anniversary

This wedding anniversary, buy a new set of wine glasses. Go another step and get the glasses personalized with your and her initials etched on them.

wine glasses
wine glasses
multivitamins or herbal supplements
multivitamins or herbal supplements

Take her to a place where you can gaze at the stars and enjoy a drink in those personal glasses.

You can gift a basket of multivitamins or herbal supplements to the couple.

Try something new and exciting. If you always wanted to learn music or dance, this is the time to do it. Get out and make it happen today.

39th Wedding Anniversary

Update your skincare routine this anniversary. Plan a visit to a dermatologist and prescribe the best anti-aging care routines. This will not stop you from aging but will revive you and make you feel youthful and healthy.

Personalized tea or coffee mugs
Personalized tea or coffee mugs
favourite fast food chain
favourite fast food chain

Personalized tea or coffee mugs are great gifts to receive at any occasion.

Go out to your favourite fast food chain and have a casual party with your friends. The point this anniversary is to have fun and feel young.

40th Wedding Anniversary 

Lovely red ruby is the classic gift material for the 40th anniversary.

small ruby studded cufflink
small ruby studded cufflink
white Chocolate coated strawberries
white Chocolate coated strawberries
relaxing beach chairs
relaxing beach chairs

It’s time to treat your royal highness with rich red ruby earrings or any other piece of jewellery along with beautiful silk dress.

For men a small ruby studded cufflink will serve as a great gift.

Platter of dark and white Chocolate coated strawberries along with a handmade card can cheer anyone up on the occasion.

A pair of take along relaxing beach chairs can also be a perfect gift for a couple who is retired or is planning to take retirement from work

Gladiolus is the flower for the occasion.

41st Wedding Anniversary

This wedding anniversary to make things a little different go to an orphanage or any other place of charity and spend time among the less privileged people. This can give a total new meaning to your relationship and will make you feel how blessed you are to celebrate 41 years of love and togetherness.

collection of old favourite songs
collection of old favourite songs
sing their favourite song
sing their favourite song

Arrange a fair for young less fortunate children and spread gifts and happiness everywhere.

A collection of old favourite songs can be a great gift for a couple.

If you live far away and want to wish someone on this anniversary, sing their favourite song and send a music file on their cell phone.

42nd Wedding Anniversary

Spend a day at the sea side and relax by listening to the sound of water. A romantic open air dinner under the star studded sky at night will make your wedding anniversary unforgettable.

scented shower gels or bubble bath
scented shower gels or bubble bath
hand printed t-shirt
hand printed t-shirt

Give scented shower gels or bubble bath to your spouse.

A hand printed t-shirt with big initials “Just Married” followed by a subscript“42 years ago” will bring laughter and appreciation for your thoughtfulness.

43rd Wedding Anniversary

Go for a lunch date at a nice restaurant. Take your wedding album along and look through it to remember all the events and revive the passion.

lunch date
lunch date
naturally scented candles
naturally scented candles

Go for shopping time at the stores you used to hang out when you were newly married. Let her shop like crazies while you carry all the bags ;) like before. Spoil each other and get the things you wanted to buy for a long time.

A pack of naturally scented candles can be a great gift for any occasion.

44th Wedding Anniversary

Go to a fun fair and roam around hands in hands. Play the games you once used to and eat the Popsicle you always loved, this can be a great time to have all the fun you did not have for a long time.

fun fair
Go to a fun fair
colourful scarf
Buy her a colourful scarf
colourful shirt
and buy him a colourful shirt
wine bottle with a pair of glasses
wine bottle with a pair of glasses

Buy her a colourful scarf and buy him a colourful shirt and feel like twenty again.

An exotic wine bottle with a pair of glasses will always serve to be the best gift on any wedding anniversary. 

45th Wedding Anniversary  

Traditionally ‘Sapphire’ is the element for the 45th anniversary.

Sapphire earrings and pendants
Sapphire earrings and pendants
Sapphire studded cufflinks
Sapphire studded cufflinks
gift ring inside her drink
gift ring inside her drink
loves a certain place
loves a certain place

Sapphire earrings and pendants will make a perfect gift for her on the occasion.

Sapphire studded cufflinks will be a perfect gift for him.

Take her to restaurant and put her gift ring inside her drink and surprise her again the way you did before.

If the couple loves a certain place or a certain sport or anything they that can be termed as their signature liking, get it made in fondant cake. The options are limitless.

46th Wedding Anniversary

This anniversary uplifts your loved ones wardrobe.

comfortable nightwear
comfortable nightwear
Gift a book wiht rose
Gift a book wiht rose

A comfortable nightwear will be a perfect gift for both men and women.

Gift a book of your partner’s favourite poet with a beautiful rose and card inside with a personal message.

Share an anniversary toast with the couple in glass goblets, you just gifted, to mark the completion of the 46th year.

47th Wedding Anniversary

Bring a nice set of aprons and spend the evening baking together. Invite old friends at tea, mark their places with beautiful place cards for a royal feel and enjoy the baked goodies together.

spend the evening baking together
spend the evening baking together
handmade jams and jellies
handmade jams and jellies

Also take out time to visit or support a good cause on a special occasion like this.

Beautifully packed handmade jams and jellies can be a great gift.

48th Wedding Anniversary

Update yourself and your partner with the latest gadgets available in the market. Get your partner the latest phone and request your grandchild to teach them how to use it.

walk in the park with music in ears
walk in the park with music in ears
put together families
put together families

If you or your partner loves to walk in the park with music in ears, get a new pair of headphone for them.

If you know the couple well, put together families quilt with each square done by different family member or a close friend. Present this on their wedding anniversary.

49th Wedding Anniversary

Take your expression of love to the next level. Surprise your partner by sending flowers to their workplace. You can also send an invitation for lunch attached to the flowers. Get together for lunch and enjoy the day.

arty for a couple having their wedding anniversary
party for a couple having their wedding anniversary
Handmade unique gifts
Handmade unique gifts

You can also invite friends and family over to a place and throw a surprise party for a couple having their wedding anniversary. A sudden song of “happy anniversary” sung to them when they enter the place will fill their hearts with joy and happiness.

Handmade unique gifts will always have a special value in the receiver’s heart. Use your creativity and create beautiful paper art for the couple.

50th Wedding Anniversary

50th anniversary of marriage is considered as the ‘golden marriage anniversary’. Spending half a century in love with one person is the most wonderful thing that can happen to anyone. It is a milestone reached by people who have dedicated a lifetime to each other’s love. Considering traditional as well as contemporary/Modern gifts the spotlight always stays on ‘gold’.

gold rings
gold rings
light dance and a glass of golden wine
light dance and a glass of golden wine
Visiting the Golden Temple
Visiting the Golden Temple

For women as well as men, nothing is like the exchange of gold rings.

Late night sea cruise ending up with light dance and a glass of golden wine under the open sky will make the night memorable.

Visiting the Golden Temple in Thailand can be an excellent idea for a lovely peaceful vacation.
For a budget gift consider a golden photo frame with a family picture.

Gold dusted flowers with golden balloons followed by a romantic dinner for two seem great for any occasion.

51st Wedding Anniversary

If you left something undone on your golden jubilee, do it on your 51st wedding anniversary.

professional photography session
professional photography session
new digital camera
Gift your partner a new digital camera

Go for a professional photography session. Enjoy your portraits later and distribute among your friends and relatives if they want.

If you ever had a flare for photography, it’s never too late to learn. Gift your partner a new digital camera and let them explore.

As the couple gets older, health issues start arising. Gift them a complete year of free health scans in a good hospital.

52nd Wedding Anniversary

Take your partner to the same restaurant where you went on a date for the first time. Enjoy the present while remembering the old times along.

elegant pearl necklace
elegant pearl necklace or bracelet
platinum ring or watch
platinum ring or watch
golf set
golf set
fishing rod
fishing rod

An elegant pearl necklace or bracelet can be a perfect gift for the occasion.

A platinum ring or watch will be a perfect gift for him.

For men, gift them with new golf set or fishing rod whatever his hobby is.

53rd Wedding Anniversary

Get prints of several family photos, photos of your children and grandchildren and make a collage with the help of your partner on this 53rd wedding anniversary.

Herbal supplements
Herbal supplements

This anniversary can be a good time to support a good cause. Order gifts from a shop that donate a part of their profit to some good cause.

Herbal supplements for energy and health are always a great give away.

54th Wedding Anniversary

Make this anniversary an event to revive and get youthful. Book a day at spa with your partner. Arrange for sauna, milk bath, body treatments and facials for you and your partner.

gift her shopping voucher
gift her shopping voucher
day and night creams
day and night creams

You can gift nice day and night creams along with scented shower gels to your partner to carry on the skin care regimen at home.

If you know that one place she keeps talking about, gift her shopping voucher of that shop on the couple’s wedding anniversary

55th Wedding Anniversary  

Emerald is the traditional element associated with the 55th wedding anniversary.

Emerald ring or pendant
Emerald ring or pendant
Emerald green decorative items
Emerald green decorative items
Fill a basket with handmade cookies
Fill a basket with handmade cookies

If she likes wearing jewellery, present her with an Emerald ring or pendant.

Arrange an Emerald theme party. Make everything emerald green along with the icing on the cake.

Emerald green decorative items like a glass bowl or wine glasses

Fill a basket with handmade cookies and beautifully decorate it to present it to the couple.

56th Wedding Anniversary

Prepare a love basket by gathering up all the things your partner loves into a small well decorated gift basket. Things like assorted chocolates, cookies or coffee along with other things like cosmetic and skin care products will make a perfect gift.

chocolates cookies
chocolates cookies
skin care products
skin care products
A bunch of beautiful flower
A bunch of beautiful flower

A bunch of beautiful flower bought with tickets to a favourite event or opera can be a great gift to show your love.

57th Wedding Anniversary

Update your partner’s glasses this year on the wedding anniversary. If they wear eye sight glasses, gift them a new one with a modern look. Get them a pair of designer sunglasses and add a love note to the cover of the glasses so that whenever they open the box, they think about you.

eye sight glasses
eye sight glasses
movie ticket
special movie ticket or a pass for a concert
beautiful bunch of roses
beautiful bunch of roses

A beautiful bunch of roses with a handmade card can also be a great gift for the occasion.

A special movie ticket or a pass for a concert can cheer them up. The point to remember is that as the couple ages, comfort gets on the top of the list. So ensure that the seats they will get are the most comfortable.

58th Wedding Anniversary

Make this wedding anniversary a health check-up day to show how much you care for your partner.

complete health checkup
complete health checkup
spend a days at a health resort
spend a days at a health resort

Gift the couple a complete health checkup

Make arrangements for the couple to spend a days at a health resort where they can relax, enjoy and have fun.

A home based electronic digital blood pressure machine to check your blood pressure can be a perfect gift. 

59th Wedding Anniversary

Enjoy an early morning tea or breakfast at the sea side to start the wonderful day of your 59th wedding anniversary.

breakfast at the sea side
breakfast at the sea side
Cook for each other
Cook for each other

Cook for each other something the partner likes and then enjoy a dinner together.

A great idea can be to make a gift basket of all of the things which we tend to lose at times.

Scissors, pens, nail cutter, notepads, tape and pens etc. and gift it to the couple.

60th Wedding Anniversary

Earlier the 75th anniversary was marked as the diamond jubilee until the term ‘Diamond Jubilee’ was used to mark the completion of Queen Victoria's 60 years on throne. The traditional gift to mark the sixtieth year is diamond.

beautiful diamond ring
beautiful diamond ring
family gathering
Organize a family gathering for the couple

For women a beautiful diamond ring will say it all.

For men of this age get them something they are interested in. If they like tools or fishing you can get them something specialized they always wished for and never bought.

Organize a family gathering for the couple by inviting all their children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. An afternoon full of love, fun and laughter will serve as the greatest gift of all.

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Jewelry stands out to be the most popular gift for these anniversaries.  Diamond rings, bracelets and pendants are a great gift idea for her.

Diamond rings and bracele
Diamond rings and bracele

Exchanging the original wedding rings again in a small wedding anniversary gathering or at a dinner can be a great idea.

Revive those moments and pack a small picnic basket along with the favourite books that you two love. Go to a park, sit together talk and read with each other while enjoying a cup of tea or coffee.

If the couple still enjoys independence and little bit adventure you can arrange for a comfortable and exciting cruise as a gift for the couple. If the couple require assistance to move around you accompany and help them during the trip.

65th Wedding Anniversary

Plan a party and go back in time. Ask your guests to come dressed up in outfits from the decade of your wedding. Dress up and feel good.

album showing your sixty five years of marriage
album showing your sixty five years of marriage

This anniversary you can put together an album showing your sixty five years of marriage.

You can even get the photos scanned and made into a digital presentation and then uploaded on YouTube for all your friends, family and loved ones to see. 

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Time to hold hands and remember all the great years spent together.

Dance with her
Dance with her
classic novel
Gift classic novel

Give her a selection of beautiful and romantic songs from the era you were married.

Dance with her on the old favourite at the dinner time.

Give him a classic novel written around the time of your wedding.

You can also arrange for a nice afternoon tea with family and friends.

70th Wedding Anniversary

Spend an evening watching old movies with your partner. Select each other’s favourite movies and enjoy a movie night/afternoon in the comfort of your cozy bed.

prepare a nice meal
prepare a nice meal
relative or friends
take the couple to visit a relative or friend

If you want to gift a couple celebrating their platinum anniversary, prepare a nice meal and take it to their place. Serve as a barista for the night and give them all the royal treatment they deserve.

Another good idea is to take the couple to visit a relative or friend who they don't get a chance to see very often. If it is difficult for the couple to travel or go, you can bring that relative to their place.

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Surprise your loved one with a ticket to an opera if you people never had a chance to visit one.
Plan to visit an old neighborhood or maybe a place where you once spent precious time together. Maybe a park, a coffee shop or any special place that you have not visited for many years.

cooking the food
Spend time with the couple by cooking the food

Spend time with the couple by cooking the food they love. Set the table with candles and serve them the dinner in a way they feel royal.

75 Wedding Anniversary

75 years of love – this anniversary is a great time to celebrate the togetherness of two people who were made for each other and had the privilege to be with each other for a major part of their life. This anniversary is sometimes also referred to as the ‘Diamond Jubilee’.

watch with a diamond
a watch with a diamond
health check-up package
health check-up package

Talking about contemporary or modern gifts, you can never go wrong with diamonds as they are a woman’s best friends at any age. 

For a man who has already given you his lifetime, a watch with a diamond placed in it will be a gift to remember.

If you are someone who really wants to see the couple happy, consider taking them back to the place where they once went for their honeymoon and arrange for a stay in the same hotel. This will allow them to enjoy the great memories they had.

You can also buy an overall health check-up package for the couple. A relaxing massage therapy at home will also be a great gift.

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Think again and again for something you always longed to do but never had a chance to do it because of lack of time in youth. Maybe this wedding anniversary is giving you a chance to do that.

Call up your children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren for a family portrait.

Place two comfortable chairs to sit and relax and spend that night outdoor looking at the stars while enjoying a drink.

Create a movie detailing the life of the couple. Ask family and friends to share their views and moments on that video. 

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With the passing years and the aging process, memories of lifetime start becoming more and more important. In fact they are everything you cling onto the whole day.

avorite music and play it throughout the evening
favourite music and play it throughout the evening
scrapbook
scrapbook can be an excellent way to gift precious memories

Gather a collection of your partner’s favourite music and play it throughout the evening.

You can always do something for an older couple on their wedding anniversary. You can take them to some beautiful place for tea or dinner. The main thing to consider when planning a trip for them is to look for a comfortable place where they can enjoy and feel relaxed at the same time.

A scrapbook can be an excellent way to gift precious memories to someone. Gather up photos, postcards, certificates and cards etc. inside a scrapbook. Write notes and add important pointers in your scrapbook after that. A beautifully made scrapbook will always be a joy for the couple to see again and again. Keep adding notes on every growing year. You can also create a canvas print of all the notes.

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As the years go on and the bond that was once young starts getting older and strong, people start forgetting the fact that once they were brought together in this world by marriage.

large family gathering
large family gathering
Memory Box
A Memory Box can be a great idea for this anniversary
Personalized tea or coffee mugs
Make a coffee mug or a cereal bowl for a couple

Wedding anniversaries at such age are definitely a great event to revive the love between the couple and give them a chance to thank God for giving them to each other.

Surprise your parents on this wedding anniversary by planning a large family gathering with all their children and grandchildren at home. Make sure that the couple is comfortable with the program and ensure highest comfort level and ease for them.

A Memory Box can be a great idea for this anniversary. Fill a box with memories from photos, postcards, small models of places they visited together, jewelry piece they exchanged or small things that belonged to their children when they were babies. Wrap the box beautifully and present it to them. Every time the husband or wife will open the box, it will serve as a gift that will keep giving them memories always.

Make a coffee mug or a cereal bowl for a couple, on their wedding anniversary, by writing their favourite quote on it.

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Memory gift ideas at such ages are considered more precious and important.
If the couple already has a scrap book or memory box, maybe this is the right time to re-do it and add things that happened after the box was made.

memory board with all the photos attached
memory board with all the photos attached
relative or friends
take the couple to visit a relative or friend

A memory board with all the photos attached, placed in a place where the couple spends most of the time, will serve as an excellent gift.

Taking the couple out for an afternoon and spend a lovely time by their side while they enjoying the bright outdoors and relax in a comfortable chair.

Packing a nice picnic basket with things for the afternoon tea and a cupcake with a candle on top can act as the best birthday surprise for the couple.

96-97-98-99 Wedding Anniversary

It’s time to say thanks to the person who has given you their lifetime. Enjoy each other’s company outdoor in your yard in the bright sunlight and enjoy nice food of your choice.

cupcakes for the couple
prepare a nice meal
a nice dinner
cook for them a nice dinner
You can also surprise your loved one by bringing an old movie a movie you used to enjoy together in the early years of your marriage.

Order cupcakes with a heart on them and the name of your spouse written inside the heart. Light a small candle on top of it and enjoy with your loved one.

You could also bake a few cupcakes for the couple and go to their place to serve them afternoon tea.

Go at the couples residence and cook for them a nice dinner and serve it in beautiful candle light. Seeing the old couple happy will give you sense of achievement.

100th Wedding Anniversary

A lifetime spent together in a knot tied a century ago. If you are the one celebrating the 100th year of togetherness, consider to be the privileged one.

family and grandchildren
Gather together with your family and grandchildren
wedding gown
wear your wedding gown or suit on this day

Gather together with your family and grandchildren and see how far you have come. Being able to wear your wedding gown or suit on this day will be a lovely idea to remember your journey.

Having a party at the same place where your marriage ceremony was held will be a great idea too.

Nothing like repeating the same gift you gave her/him on your first wedding anniversary.
Flowers will always speak for love on an anniversary event.

Create a movie detailing the couple’s life by asking family and friends to share special moments and memories on a video, even those who live far away can make a video clip and send it to you.

Creating a calendar featuring the photos of the grand children of the couple will give them a lovely feeling.

Play waiter for the night. Cooking and serving the couple a meal at their home followed by a dessert of their choice.

Sources : Anderson, Charles. "The Exchange," RQ 25 (1985): 175.
The World Almanac and Books of Facts. Mahwah, New Jersey: World Almanac Books, 1997.
World Book Encyclopedia, 1997 ed., s.v. "wedding anniversary."

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  • Created on: 28/07/2015 08:06
    This is great wonderful information. I am impressing Thanks..
  • Created on: 14/12/2015 14:26
    Great job! You can even make it more inclusive for gay couples too.
    Amber Love
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  • Created on: 15/12/2015 14:28
    It is a nice collection of ideas with some good pictures.  I did, at first, think that pictures were clickable leading me to a place to purchase items categorized in the picture.  That may be something you want to add for affiliate links to other places to buy products.

    I noticed you definitely incorporated the traditional gifts.  However, I also noticed gifts mentioned that didn’t have anything to do with the traditional gift or the modern gift list (below links) which confused me a little.
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    I also noticed a few grammatical issues from the sections I read.  If grammar is not your strong suit and you start creating a lot of pages/posts, you may want to hire a proofreader to update any grammatical or spelling issues he or she finds.

    Overall, however, it seems like a very helpful resource for those who come by the site.  Good luck in your ventures!



    Eric Viets

    http://www.preengaged.com