Wedding Anniversary Milestones

Wedding Anniversary Gifts

Congra­tula­tions! Whether it’s your 1st Anniversary or your 12th, it’s always an occasion to celebrate.

If you are wanting to keep it traditional we have put together a list of all the traditional gifts from your 1st wedding anniversary to your 90th wedding anniversary. It's important that you have somewhere you can come as a hub for everything to do with wedding anniversary milestones and what to get. These gift ideas are the traditional ideas but you can of course get creative and think of a gift that is related to the traditional one!

Wedding Anniversary Gift Ideas

27th Anniversary – Sculptures

The traditional gift for the 27th wedding anniversary is Sculptures. There is no specific colour or gemstone.

28th Anniversary - Orchids

The traditional gift for the 28th wedding anniversary is Orchids. The colour is Lavender and the gemstone is an Amethyst.

29th Anniversary – Furniture

The traditional gift for the 29th wedding anniversary is Furniture. There is no specific colour or gemstone.

30th Anniversary - Pearl

The traditional gift for the 30th wedding anniversary is Pearl. The colour is Green and the gemstone is a Pearl

35th Anniversary - Coral

The traditional gift for the 35th wedding anniversary is Coral. The colour is Coral and the gemstone is an Emerald.

40th Anniversary - Ruby

The traditional gift for the 40th wedding anniversary is Ruby. The colour is Red and the gemstone is a Ruby.

45th Anniversary - Sapphire

The traditional gift for the 45th wedding anniversary is Sapphire. The colour is Blue and the gemstone is Sapphire.

50th Anniversary - Gold

The traditional gift for the 50th wedding anniversary is Gold. The colour is Gold and the gemstone is Gold.

55th Anniversary - Emerald

The traditional gift for the 55th wedding anniversary is Emerald. The colour is Emerald- Green and the gemstone is Alexandrite.

60th Anniversary - Diamond

The traditional gift for the 60th wedding anniversary is Diamond. The colour is Diamond-White and the gemstone is a Diamond.

65th Anniversary - Blue Sapphire

The traditional gift for the 65th wedding anniversary is Blue Sapphire. There is no specific colour or gemstone.

70th Anniversary – Platinum

The traditional gift for the 70th wedding anniversary is Platinum. There is no specific colour or gemstone.

75th Anniversary – Diamond/Gold

The traditional gift for the 75th wedding anniversary is Diamond or Gold. The colour is gold and the gemstone is Diamond.

80th Anniversary – Oak

The traditional gift for the 80th wedding anniversary is Oak. There is no specific colour or gemstone.

85th Anniversary – Wine

The traditional gift for the 85th wedding anniversary is Wine. There is no specific colour and the gemstone is your partners.

90th Anniversary – Stone

The traditional gift for the 90th wedding anniversary is Stone. There is no specific colour or gemstone

Wedding Anniversary Gift Ideas

1st Anniversary - Paper

The traditional gift for the 1st wedding anniversary is Paper. The colour is Gold or Yellow and the gemstone is Gold Jewellery as there is no specific stone.

2nd Anniversary - Cotton

The traditional gift for the 2nd wedding anniversary is Cotton. The colour is Red and the gemstone is a Garnet.

3rd Anniversary - Leather

The traditional gift for the 3rd wedding anniversary is Leather. The colour is Jade or White and the gemstone is Pearl.

4th Anniversary – Fruit/­Flowers

The traditional gift for the 4th wedding anniversary is Fruit or Flowers. The colour is Blue or Green and the gemstone is Blue Topaz.

5th Anniversary - Wood

The traditional gift for the 5th wedding anniversary is Wood. The colour is Blue, Pink or Turquoise and the gemstone is Sapphire.

6th Anniversary – Sugar/Iron

The traditional gift for the 6th wedding anniversary is Sugar or Iron. The colour is Purple, White or Turquoise and the gemstone is Amethyst.

7th Anniversary - Wood

The traditional gift for the 7th wedding anniversary is Wool. The colour is Yellow or Odd-White and the gemstone is an Onyx.

8th Anniversary - Bronze

The traditional gift for the 8th wedding anniversary is Bronze. The colour is Bronze and the gemstone is Tourmaline.

9th Anniversary - Pottery

The traditional gift for the 9th wedding anniversary is Pottery. The colour is Terracotta and the gemstone is Lapis Lazuli.

10th Anniversary – Aluminium/­Tin

The traditional gift for the 10th wedding anniversary is Aluminium or Tin. The colour is Silver or Blue and the gemstone is Diamond.

11th Anniversary - Steel

The traditional gift for the 11th wedding anniversary is Steel. The colour is Turquoise and the gemstone is Turquoise.

12th Anniversary - Silk

The traditional gift for the 12th wedding anniversary is Silk. The colour is Oyster-White and the gemstone is Jade.

13th Anniversary - Lace

The traditional gift for the 13th wedding anniversary is Lace. The colour is White and the gemstone is Citrine.

14th Anniversary - Ivory

The traditional gift for the 14th wedding anniversary is Ivory. The colour is Ivory and the gemstone is Opal.

15th Anniversary - Crystal

The traditional gift for the 15th wedding anniversary is Crystal. The colour is Red and the gemstone is Ruby.

16th Anniversary - Silverware

The traditional gift for the 16th wedding anniversary is Silverware. The colour is Silver and the gemstone is Peridot.

17th Anniversary - Furniture

The traditional gift for the 17th wedding anniversary is Furniture. The colour is Yellow and the gemstone is Carnelian.

18th Anniversary - Porcelain

The traditional gift for the 18th wedding anniversary is Porcelain. The colour is Blue and the gemstone is a Cat’s Eye.

19th Anniversary - Bronze

The traditional gift for the 19th wedding anniversary is Bronze. The colour is Bronze and the gemstone is an Aquamarine.

20th Anniversary – China

The traditional gift for the 20th wedding anniversary is China. The colour is Emerald and the gemstone is an Emerald-Green.

21st Anniversary - Brass

The traditional gift for the 21st wedding anniversary is Brass. The colour is Orange and the gemstone is an Lolite.

22nd Anniversary - Copper

The traditional gift for the 22nd wedding anniversary is Copper. The colour is Green and the gemstone is a Spinel.

23rd Anniversary – Silver Plate

The traditional gift for the 23rd wedding anniversary is a Silver Plate. The colour is Silver and the gemstone is an Imperial Topaz.

24th Anniversary - Opal

The traditional gift for the 24th wedding anniversary is Opal. The colour is Lavender and the gemstone is a Tanzanite.

25th Anniversary - Silver

The traditional gift for the 25th wedding anniversary is Silver. The colour is Silver and the gemstone isn’t specific just Silver Jewellery.

26th Anniversary - Pictures

The traditional gift for the 26th wedding anniversary is Pictures. There is no specific colour or gemstone.

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