Gifts for Wedding Anniversaries

Wedding Anniversary Flowers for Special Years







Are you looking for the perfect gifts for Wedding Anniversaries? Here is a list of traditional and modern gifts for these special occasions.

It`s been a custom to select special gifts for each year of a Wedding Anniversary. Though perhaps not held to as strictly as it once was, many celebrants still adhere to the traditional gift choices, especially for landmark occasions, such as the 20 year, and most often for the 25 year, 50 year and above.

The selection is wide varying from linens and lace to gold and diamonds. Many years are the same for both traditional and modern gifts; the lack of some items, such as coral, may reflect environmental issues.

Traditional gifts are listed first, and the more Modern wedding anniversary gift choices are second.

Also included is a list of Flowers for Special Years.

Traditional Gifts

Gifts by Year

1st - Paper

2nd - Cotton

3rd - Leather

4th - Linen, Silk

5th - Wood

6th - Iron

7th - Wool, Copper

8th - Bronze

9th - Pottery, China

10th - Tin, Aluminum

11th - Steel

12th - Silk

13th - Lace

14th - Ivory

15th - Crystal

16th - Silver Hollow-ware

17th - Furniture

18th - Porcelain

19th - Bronze

20th - China

21st - Brass, Nickel

22nd - Copper

23rd - Silver plate

24th - Musical Instruments

25th - Silver

30th - Pearl

35th - Coral, Jade

40th - Ruby

45th - Sapphire

50th - Gold

55th - Emerald

60th - Diamond

70th - Platinum

75th - Diamonds/Diamond-like stones/Gold

Modern Gifts

Gifts by Year

1st - Clocks

2nd - China

3rd - Crystal, Glass

4th - Appliances

5th - Silverware

6th - Wood Objects

7th - Desk Sets

8th - Linens, Lace

9th - Leather goods

10th - Diamond Jewlery

11th - Fashion Jewlery

12th - Pearls, Colored Gems

13th - Textiles, Furs

14th - Gold Jelewery

15th - Watches

16th - Silver Hollow-ware

17th - Furniture

18th - Porcelain

19th - Bronze

20th - Platinum

21st - Brass, Nickel

22nd - Copper

23rd - Silver plate

24th - Musical Instruments

25th - Sterling Silver

30th - Diamond

35th - Jade

40th - Ruby

45th - Sapphire

50th - Gold

55th - Emerald

60th - Diamond

70th - Platinum

75th - Diamonds/Diamond-like stones/Gold

Flower Gifts

Flower Gifts by Year

1st - Carnation

2nd - Lily of the Valley

3rd - Sunflower

4th - Hydrangea

5th - Daisy

6th - Calla Lily

7th - Freesia

8th - Lilac

9th - Bird of Paradise

10th - Daffodil

11th - Tulip

12th - Peony

13th - Chrysanthemum

14th - Dahlia

15th - Rose

20th - Aster

25th - Iris

28th - Orchid

30th - Lily

40th - Gladiolus

50th - Yellow Roses & Violets



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Let`s give credit where credit is due: this list was originally compiled by librarians at the Chicago Public Library's Information Center Sources. Thank you.



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