Wedding anniversaries 1st-10th year

kissing couple celebrating their wedding anniversaryWith the exception of the one year anniversary the early year wedding anniversaries are typically celebrated by the couple only. The first anniversary is always a great way for family and friends to remind the couple that they are still in their thoughts and to perhaps thank them for a memorable day.

1st Wedding anniversary

The traditional first wedding anniversary gift has a theme of Paper. The modern first wedding anniversary gift has a theme of Clocks. The gemstone first wedding anniversary gift has a theme of Fresh Water Pearl. The appropriate flowers for the first wedding anniversary are Pansies.

2nd Wedding anniversary

The traditional second wedding anniversary gift has a theme of Cotton; an alternative traditional second wedding anniversary gift can be themed with Straw. The modern second wedding anniversary gift has a theme of China. The appropriate gemstone for the second wedding anniversary has a theme of Rose Quartz; an alternative gemstone for the second wedding anniversary can be themed with Garnet. The appropriate flowers for the second wedding anniversary are Cosmos.

3rd Wedding anniversary

The traditional third wedding anniversary has a theme of Leather. The modern third wedding anniversary gift has a theme of Crystal; an alternative modern third wedding anniversary gift can be themed with Glass. The appropriate gemstone for the third wedding anniversary has a theme of Crystal. The flowers for the third wedding anniversary are Fushsia.

4th Wedding anniversary

The traditional fourth wedding anniversary gift has a theme of Fruit & Flowers; an alternative traditional fourth wedding anniversary gift can be themed with Books. The modern fourth wedding anniversary gift has a theme of Electrical Appliance. The gemstone fourth wedding anniversary gift has a theme of Amethyst; an alternative gemstone fourth wedding anniversary gift can be themed with Topaz. The appropriate flowers for the fourth wedding anniversary are Geranium.

5th Wedding anniversary

The traditional fifth wedding anniversary gift has a theme of Wood. The modern fifth wedding anniversary gift has a theme of Silverware. The gemstone fifth wedding anniversary gift has a theme of Turquoise. The appropriate flowers for the fifth wedding anniversary are Daisies.

6th Wedding anniversary

The traditional sixth wedding anniversary has a theme of Sugar; an alternative traditional sixth wedding anniversary gift can be themed with Iron. The modern sixth wedding anniversary gift has a theme of Wood. The appropriate gemstone for the sixth wedding anniversary has a theme of Amethyst; an alternative gemstone for the 6th wedding anniversary can be themed with Garnet. The appropriate flowers for the sixth wedding anniversary are Calla lilies.

7th Wedding anniversary

The traditional seventh wedding anniversary gift has a theme of Wool; an alternative traditional seventh wedding anniversary gift can be themed with Copper. The modern seventh wedding anniversary gift has a theme of Desk Set. The appropriate gemstone for the seventh wedding anniversary has a theme of Lapis Lazuli; an alternative gemstone for the seventh wedding anniversary can be themed with Onyx. The appropriate flowers for the seventh wedding anniversary are Jack-in-the-pulpit.

8th Wedding anniversary

The traditional eighth wedding anniversary gift has a theme of Bronze; an alternative traditional eighth wedding anniversary gift can be themed with Pottery. The modern eighth wedding anniversary gift has a theme of Lace; an alternative modern eighth wedding anniversary gift can be themed with Linen. The appropriate gemstone for the eighth wedding anniversary has a theme of Aventurine; an alternative gemstone for the eighth wedding anniversary can be themed with Multi-coloured Tourmaline. The appropriate flowers for the eighth wedding anniversary are Clematis.

9th Wedding anniversary

The traditional ninth wedding anniversary has a theme of Pottery. ; an alternative traditional ninth wedding anniversary gift can be themed with Willow. The modern ninth wedding anniversary gift has a theme of Leather. The appropriate gemstone for the ninth wedding anniversary has a theme of Tiger Eye; an alternative gemstone for the ninth wedding anniversary can be themed with Lapis Lazuli.The appropriate flowers for the ninth wedding anniversary are Poppies.

10th Wedding anniversary

The traditional tenth wedding anniversary gift has a theme of Tin; an alternative traditional tenth wedding anniversary gift can be themed with Aluminium. The modern tenth wedding anniversary gift has a theme of Diamond Jewelry. The  appropriate gemstone for the tenth wedding anniversary has a theme of Black Onyx. The appropriate flowers for the tenth wedding anniversary are Daffodils. Other than the 1st anniversary the 10th is probably the most celebrated out of all these wedding anniversaries.

Our Anniversary Journal ~ 1st Wedding Anniversary gift idea

Personalised Our Anniversary Journal front cover

Our Anniversary Journal is a great way to celebrate a wedding or first anniversary with this beautiful personalised keepsake book that you add to year after year.

The purpose of the book is to record your life together. Designed so you can create great memories of your years together. This will make a great keepsake to look back on in future years to fondly remind you of those times.

Furthermore we will add the couple’s names and wedding date to the front cover in embossed in silver foil. Plus it comes with 64 commemorative pages to record key memories from when you met through to the 30th Anniversary with room to add photos and other mementos as you see fit.

A unique and bespoke book, beautifully presented with a cream, silver fleck finish, foil embossed with the title, couples names and wedding date. Inside is further personalisation with a greeting or message of your own choice.

The perfect wedding, engagement or anniversary gift. This personalised journal can include a message from you (cheeky or otherwise) on the opening page of the book.

Our Anniversary Journal Personalisation requirements.

  • Couple’s Names 22 characters max.
  • Wedding date
  • Message Line 1 (appears on preface page) 40 characters max. [optional]
  • Message Line 2 (appears on preface page) 40 characters max. [optional]
  • Optional Presentation Gift Box

Please note:

  • Punctuation and capitalisation will be printed exactly as entered so please double check your wording.
  • Accents and other symbols cannot be printed

Our Anniversary Journal Product details

Dimensions: 203mm x 283mm x 9mm

Presentation: Hardback.

A great gift idea for the first anniversary with it’s traditional theme of paper.  Although with the 4th Anniversary having a theme of Books also it may be a great time to get this journal and fill in the previous years before the memories fade.

Our First Year ~ 1st Wedding Anniversary Book

1st wedding anniversary book gift idea

A 1st Wedding Anniversary Book with the theme of paper is a great way to celebrate a wedding or first anniversary with this beautiful keepsake book.

The full title of the book being ‘Our first Year from our wedding day to first anniversary’ sets the purpose of the book. Designed so you can create great memories of your 1st year together. This will make a great keepsake to look back on in future years to fondly remind you of this time.

Furthermore we will add the couple’s names and wedding date to the front cover in embossed in silver foil. Also inside is a digital colour reprint of a complete national newspaper (the Daily Mirror) from the wedding day. Plus 24 blank commemorative pages to record key memories of the first year together with photos and other mementos as you see fit.

A unique and bespoke book, beautifully presented with a cream, silver fleck finish, foil embossed with the title, couples names and wedding date. Inside is further personalisation with a greeting or message of your own choice.

The perfect wedding, engagement or anniversary gift. This personalised journal can include a message from you (cheeky or otherwise) on the opening page of the book.

1st Wedding Anniversary Book Personalisation requirements.

  • Couple’s Names 22 characters max.
  • Wedding date
  • Message Line 1 (appears on preface page) 40 characters max. [optional]
  • Message Line 2 (appears on preface page) 40 characters max. [optional]
  • Optional Presentation Gift Box

Please note:

  • Punctuation and capitalisation will be printed exactly as entered so please double check your wording.
  • Accents and other symbols cannot be printed

1st Wedding Anniversary Book Product details

Dimensions: 210mm x 310mm x 13mm

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Presentation: Hardback.

A great gift idea for the first anniversary with it’s traditional theme of paper. Please note that as the book includes a digital print of the national newspaper it cannot be produced until after the wedding day.

1st Anniversary to the 10th Anniversary Gifts

kissing couple celebrating their wedding anniversaryWith the exception of the 1st wedding anniversary the early year wedding anniversaries are typically celebrated by the couple only. The first anniversary is always a great way for family and friends to remind the couple that they are still in their thoughts and to perhaps thank them for a memorable day.

1st Wedding Anniversary Gifts

The traditional 1st wedding anniversary has a gift theme of Paper. The modern first wedding anniversary gift has a theme of Clocks. The gemstone 1st wedding anniversary has a gift theme of Fresh Water Pearl. The appropriate flowers for the first year wedding anniversary are Pansies.

2nd Wedding Anniversary Gifts

The traditional second wedding anniversary gift has a theme of Cotton; an alternative traditional second wedding anniversary gift can be themed with Straw. The modern second wedding anniversary gift has a theme of China. The appropriate gemstone for the second wedding anniversary has a theme of Rose Quartz; an alternative gemstone for the second wedding anniversary can be themed with Garnet. The appropriate flowers for the second wedding anniversary are Cosmos.

3rd Wedding Anniversary Gifts

The traditional third wedding anniversary has a theme of Leather. The modern third wedding anniversary gift has a theme of Crystal; an alternative modern third wedding anniversary gift can be themed with Glass. The appropriate gemstone for the third wedding anniversary has a theme of Crystal. The flowers for the third wedding anniversary are Fushsia.

4th Wedding Anniversary Gifts

The traditional fourth wedding anniversary gift has a theme of Fruit & Flowers; an alternative traditional fourth wedding anniversary gift can be themed with Books. The modern fourth wedding anniversary gift has a theme of Electrical Appliance. The gemstone fourth wedding anniversary gift has a theme of Amethyst; an alternative gemstone fourth wedding anniversary gift can be themed with Topaz. The appropriate flowers for the fourth wedding anniversary are Geranium.

5th Wedding Anniversary Gifts

The traditional fifth wedding anniversary gift has a theme of Wood. The modern fifth wedding anniversary gift has a theme of Silverware. The gemstone fifth wedding anniversary gift has a theme of Turquoise. The appropriate flowers for the fifth wedding anniversary are Daisies.

6th Wedding Anniversary Gifts

The traditional sixth wedding anniversary has a theme of Sugar; an alternative traditional sixth wedding anniversary gift can be themed with Iron. The modern sixth wedding anniversary gift has a theme of Wood. The appropriate gemstone for the sixth wedding anniversary has a theme of Amethyst; an alternative gemstone for the 6th wedding anniversary can be themed with Garnet. The appropriate flowers for the sixth wedding anniversary are Calla lilies.

7th Wedding Anniversary Gifts

The traditional seventh wedding anniversary gift has a theme of Wool; an alternative traditional seventh wedding anniversary gift can be themed with Copper. The modern seventh wedding anniversary gift has a theme of Desk Set. The appropriate gemstone for the seventh wedding anniversary has a theme of Lapis Lazuli; an alternative gemstone for the seventh wedding anniversary can be themed with Onyx. The appropriate flowers for the seventh wedding anniversary are Jack-in-the-pulpit.

8th Wedding Anniversary Gifts

The traditional eighth wedding anniversary gift has a theme of Bronze; an alternative traditional eighth wedding anniversary gift can be themed with Pottery. The modern eighth wedding anniversary gift has a theme of Lace; an alternative modern eighth wedding anniversary gift can be themed with Linen. The appropriate gemstone for the eighth wedding anniversary has a theme of Aventurine; an alternative gemstone for the eighth wedding anniversary can be themed with Multi-coloured Tourmaline. The appropriate flowers for the eighth wedding anniversary are Clematis.

9th Wedding Anniversary Gifts

The traditional ninth wedding anniversary has a theme of Pottery. ; an alternative traditional ninth wedding anniversary gift can be themed with Willow. The modern ninth wedding anniversary gift has a theme of Leather. The appropriate gemstone for the ninth wedding anniversary has a theme of Tiger Eye; an alternative gemstone for the ninth wedding anniversary can be themed with Lapis Lazuli.The appropriate flowers for the ninth wedding anniversary are Poppies.

10th Wedding Anniversary Gifts

The traditional tenth wedding anniversary gift has a theme of Tin; an alternative traditional tenth wedding anniversary gift can be themed with Aluminium. The modern tenth wedding anniversary gift has a theme of Diamond Jewellery. The  appropriate gemstone for the tenth wedding anniversary has a theme of Black Onyx. The appropriate flowers for the tenth wedding anniversary are Daffodils.

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Wedding Anniversary Gifts for every year

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Wedding Anniversaries above 15 years not ending in 5 or 0 do not have traditional materials associated against them however our database provides modern or contemporary materials up to 50 years. Above the 50th Anniversary materials are only associated with every 5th year, e.g. 55th, 60th, 65th… etc.

Anniversary Ideas every year

Anniversary gift givingWelcome to Anniversary Ideas, your number one resource for celebrating any wedding anniversary.

We help guide you through the questions that need answering in order to have the best anniversary possible.

  • What is the traditional material for your anniversary?
  • What is the best way to celebrate your anniversary year?
  • What anniversary gift may I get my wife/husband?

Questions all answered by us.

Once you have a good idea of the type of anniversary gifts you can purchase, we will show you the best gifts available on or off line for the anniversary theme you require.

If you are unsure;

  • what anniversary gifts are appropriate for the year being celebrated and what’s best give give your loved one
  • how to celebrate your anniversary;
  • what material is traditionally associated with the anniversary year you are celebrating.

Then let us help you. we’ve been doing this for many years ever since our first web site which was the pioneer for wedding anniversary resources on the world wide web.

Anniversary Gifts

From the 1st Wedding Anniversary through to the 100th year (yes someone has given the 100th a symbol!) we supply details of the traditional or modern symbol, flower and gemstone associated with each year.

anniversary gifts lined up imageWe’ve done a lot of the work for you by searching the internet to bring together some of the best and most unique anniversary gift ideas around. Now these are just not general gifts they are specific anniversary ideas that match either the traditional or contemporary symbol for the Wedding Anniversary you are celebrating.

Wedding Anniversaries : Find out what material is traditionally associated with each year. Anniversary Etiquette : Holding an Anniversary Party? we answer the popular questions on etiquette; how to celebrate, why celebrate, gift giving and other commonly asked questions. All Wedding Anniversary details If you are celebrating a year that is not in the traditional list then this page gives themes and symbols for ever year up to the 50th and then every 5th anniversary up to the 100th!

1st Wedding anniversary

The traditional first wedding anniversary gift has a theme of Paper. The modern first wedding anniversary gift has a theme of Clocks. The gemstone first wedding anniversary gift has a theme of Fresh Water Pearl. The appropriate flowers for the first wedding anniversary are Pansies.

2nd Wedding anniversary

The traditional second wedding anniversary gift has a theme of Cotton; an alternative traditional second wedding anniversary gift can be themed with Straw. The modern second wedding anniversary gift has a theme of China. The appropriate gemstone for the second wedding anniversary has a theme of Rose Quartz; an alternative gemstone for the second wedding anniversary can be themed with Garnet. The appropriate flowers for the second wedding anniversary are Cosmos.

3rd Wedding anniversary

The traditional third wedding anniversary has a theme of Leather. The modern third wedding anniversary gift has a theme of Crystal; an alternative modern third wedding anniversary gift can be themed with Glass. The appropriate gemstone for the third wedding anniversary has a theme of Crystal. The flowers for the third wedding anniversary are Fushsia.

4th Wedding anniversary

The traditional fourth wedding anniversary gift has a theme of Fruit & Flowers; an alternative traditional fourth wedding anniversary gift can be themed with Books. The modern fourth wedding anniversary gift has a theme of Electrical Appliance. The gemstone fourth wedding anniversary gift has a theme of Amethyst; an alternative gemstone fourth wedding anniversary gift can be themed with Topaz. The appropriate flowers for the fourth wedding anniversary are Geranium.

5th Wedding anniversary

The traditional fifth wedding anniversary gift has a theme of Wood. The modern fifth wedding anniversary gift has a theme of Silverware. The gemstone fifth wedding anniversary gift has a theme of Turquoise. The appropriate flowers for the fifth wedding anniversary are Daisies.

6th Wedding anniversary

The traditional sixth wedding anniversary has a theme of Sugar; an alternative traditional sixth wedding anniversary gift can be themed with Iron. The modern sixth wedding anniversary gift has a theme of Wood. The appropriate gemstone for the sixth wedding anniversary has a theme of Amethyst; an alternative gemstone for the 6th wedding anniversary can be themed with Garnet. The appropriate flowers for the sixth wedding anniversary are Calla lilies.

7th Wedding anniversary

The traditional seventh wedding anniversary gift has a theme of Wool; an alternative traditional seventh wedding anniversary gift can be themed with Copper. The modern seventh wedding anniversary gift has a theme of Desk Set. The appropriate gemstone for the seventh wedding anniversary has a theme of Lapis Lazuli; an alternative gemstone for the seventh wedding anniversary can be themed with Onyx. The appropriate flowers for the seventh wedding anniversary are Jack-in-the-pulpit.

8th Wedding anniversary

The traditional eighth wedding anniversary gift has a theme of Bronze; an alternative traditional eighth wedding anniversary gift can be themed with Pottery. The modern eighth wedding anniversary gift has a theme of Lace; an alternative modern eighth wedding anniversary gift can be themed with Linen. The appropriate gemstone for the eighth wedding anniversary has a theme of Aventurine; an alternative gemstone for the eighth wedding anniversary can be themed with Multi-coloured Tourmaline. The appropriate flowers for the eighth wedding anniversary are Clematis.

9th Wedding anniversary

The traditional ninth wedding anniversary has a theme of Pottery. ; an alternative traditional ninth wedding anniversary gift can be themed with Willow. The modern ninth wedding anniversary gift has a theme of Leather. The appropriate gemstone for the ninth wedding anniversary has a theme of Tiger Eye; an alternative gemstone for the ninth wedding anniversary can be themed with Lapis Lazuli.The appropriate flowers for the ninth wedding anniversary are Poppies.

10th Wedding anniversary

The traditional tenth wedding anniversary gift has a theme of Tin; an alternative traditional tenth wedding anniversary gift can be themed with Aluminum. The modern tenth wedding anniversary gift has a theme of Diamond Jewellery. The  appropriate gemstone for the tenth wedding anniversary has a theme of Black Onyx. The appropriate flowers for the tenth wedding anniversary are Daffodils.

11th Wedding anniversary

The traditional eleventh wedding anniversary has a theme of Steel. The modern eleventh wedding anniversary gift has a theme of Fashion Jewellery. The appropriate gemstone for the eleventh wedding anniversary has a theme of Turquoise; an alternative gemstone for the eleventh wedding anniversary can be themed with Hematite. The appropriate flowers for the eleventh wedding anniversary are Morning Glories.

12th Wedding anniversary

The traditional twelfth wedding anniversary gift has a theme of Linen; an alternative traditional twelfth wedding anniversary gift can be themed with Silk. The modern twelfth wedding anniversary gift has a theme of Colour Gems; an alternative modern twelfth wedding anniversary gift can be themed with Pearls. The appropriate gemstone for the twelfth wedding anniversary has a theme of Agate. The appropriate flowers for the twelfth wedding anniversary are Peonies.

13th Wedding anniversary

The traditional thirteenth wedding anniversary gift has a theme of Lace. The modern thirteenth wedding anniversary gift has a theme of Textiles; an alternative modern thirteenth wedding anniversary gift can be themed with Furs. The  appropriate gemstone for the thirteenth wedding anniversary has a theme of Malachite; an alternative gemstone for the thirteenth wedding anniversary can be themed with Citrine; another alternative gemstone 13th wedding anniversary can be themed with Moonstone. The appropriate flowers for the thirteenth wedding anniversary are Hollyhock.

14th Wedding anniversary

The traditional fourteenth wedding anniversary has a theme of Ivory. The modern fourteenth wedding anniversary gift has a theme of Gold Jewellery. The appropriate gemstone for the fourteenth wedding anniversary has a theme of Jewellery; an alternative gemstone for the fourteenth wedding anniversary gift can be themed with Moss Agate. The appropriate flowers for the fourteenth wedding anniversary are Dahlia.

15th Wedding anniversary

The traditional fifteenth wedding anniversary has a theme of Crystal. The modern fifteenth wedding anniversary gift has a theme of Watches. The appropriate flowers for the fifteenth wedding anniversary are Roses.

After the fifteenth Wedding Anniversary the traditional anniversary gift list only provides a theme for every fifth year up until the 50th and then the Diamond Anniversary being the Seventy-fifth year.

16th Wedding anniversary

The modern sixteenth wedding anniversary gift has a theme of Silver Hollowware.The appropriate gemstone for the sixteenth wedding anniversary has a theme of Peridot; an alternative gemstone for the sixteenth wedding anniversary gift can be themed with Aquamarine.

17th Wedding anniversary

The modern seventeenth wedding anniversary gift has a theme of Furniture. The appropriate gemstone for the seventeenth wedding anniversary has a theme of Amethyst; an alternative gemstone for the seventeenth wedding anniversary can be themed with Citrine.

18th Wedding anniversary

The modern eighteenth wedding anniversary gift has a theme of Porcelain. The appropriate gemstone for the eighteenth wedding anniversary has a theme of Opal.

19th Wedding anniversary

The modern nineteenth wedding anniversary has a theme of Bronze. The appropriate gemstone for the nineteenth wedding anniversary has a theme of Aquamarine; an alternative gemstone for the nineteenth wedding anniversary can be themed with Topaz.

20th Wedding anniversary

The traditional twentieth wedding anniversary gift has a theme of China. The modern twentieth wedding anniversary gift has a theme of Bone China; an alternative modern twentieth wedding anniversary gift can be themed with Platinum. The appropriate flowers for the twentieth wedding anniversary are Day Lily.

21st Wedding anniversary

The modern twenty-first wedding anniversary has a theme of Nickel; an alternative modern twenty-first wedding anniversary gift can be themed with Brass. The appropriate gemstone for the twenty-first wedding anniversary has a theme of Iolite.

22nd Wedding anniversary

The modern twenty-second wedding anniversary has a theme of Copper. The appropriate gemstone for the twenty-second wedding anniversary has a theme of Spinel (all Colours).

23rd Wedding anniversary

The modern twenty-third wedding anniversary gift has a theme of Silver plate. The appropriate gemstone for the twenty-third wedding anniversary has a theme of Imperial Topaz.

24th Wedding anniversary

The modern twenty-fourth wedding anniversary gift has a theme of Musical Instruments. The appropriate gemstone for the twenty-fourth wedding anniversary has a theme of Tanzanite.

25th Wedding anniversary also known as the Silver Wedding

The traditional twenty fifth wedding anniversary has a theme of Silver. The modern twenty fifth wedding anniversary gift has a theme of Silver. The appropriate gemstone for the twenty fifth wedding anniversary has a theme of Sterling Silver. The appropriate flowers for the twenty fifth wedding anniversary are Iris or is Iri the correct plural.

26th Wedding anniversary

The twenty-sixth wedding anniversary gift has a theme of Original Pictures.

27th Wedding anniversary

The twenty-seventh wedding anniversary gift has a theme of Sculpture.

28th Wedding anniversary

The twenty-eighth wedding anniversary gift has a theme of Orchids.

29th Wedding anniversary

The twenty-ninth wedding anniversary gift has a theme of Furniture.

30th Wedding anniversary also known as the Pearl Wedding

The traditional thirtieth wedding anniversary gift has a theme of Pearls. The modern thirtieth wedding anniversary gift has a theme of Diamond Jewellery. The appropriate flowers for the thirtieth wedding anniversary are Sweet pea.

31st Wedding anniversary

The thirty-first wedding anniversary gift has a theme of Timepieces.

32nd Wedding anniversary

The thirty-second wedding anniversary gift has a theme of Conveyances.

33rd Wedding anniversary

The thirty-third wedding anniversary gift has a theme of Amethyst.

34th Wedding anniversary

The thirty-fourth wedding anniversary gift has a theme of Opal.

35th Wedding anniversary also known as the Coral Wedding

The traditional thirty-fifth wedding anniversary gift has a theme of Coral. The modern thirty-fifth wedding anniversary gift has a theme of Jade.

36th Wedding anniversary

The thirty-sixth wedding anniversary gift has a theme of Bone China.

37th Wedding anniversary

The thirty-seventh wedding anniversary gift has a theme of Alabaster.

38th Wedding anniversary

The thirty-eighth wedding anniversary gift has a theme of Beryl.

39th Wedding anniversary

The thirty-ninth wedding anniversary gift has a theme of Lace.

40th Wedding anniversary also known as the Ruby Wedding

The traditional fortieth wedding anniversary gift has a theme of Ruby. The modern fortieth wedding anniversary gift has a theme of Ruby. The gemstone fortieth wedding anniversary gift has a theme of Ruby. The appropriate flowers for the fortieth wedding anniversary are Nasturtium.

41st Wedding anniversary

The forty-first wedding anniversary gift has a theme of Land.

42nd Wedding anniversary

The forty-second wedding anniversary gift has a theme of Improved Real Estate.

43rd Wedding anniversary

The forty-third wedding anniversary gift has a theme of Travel.

44th Wedding anniversary

The forty-fourth wedding anniversary gift has a theme of Groceries.

45th Wedding anniversary also known as the Sapphire Wedding

The traditional forty-fifth wedding anniversary gift has a theme of Sapphire. The modern forty-fifth wedding anniversary gift has a theme of Sapphire. The gemstone forty-fifth wedding anniversary gift has a theme of Alexandrite.

46th Wedding anniversary

The forty-sixth wedding anniversary gift has a theme of Original Poetry Tribute.

47th Wedding anniversary

The forty-seventh wedding anniversary gift has a theme of Books.

48th Wedding anniversary

The forty-eighth wedding anniversary gift has a theme of Optical Goods.

49th Wedding anniversary

The forty-ninth wedding anniversary gift has a theme of Luxuries, any Kind.

50th Wedding anniversary also known as the Golden Wedding

The traditional fiftieth wedding anniversary gift has a theme of Gold. The modern fiftieth wedding anniversary gift has a theme of Gold Jewellery. The appropriate flowers for the fiftieth wedding anniversary are Violets.

After the fiftieth wedding anniversary most of the anniversary gift lists move to only nominating a theme ever five years.

55th Wedding anniversary also known as the Emerald Wedding

The traditional fifty-fifth wedding anniversary gift has a theme of 55th; an alternative traditional fifty-fifth wedding anniversary gift can be themed with Emerald. The modern fifty-fifth wedding anniversary gift has a theme of Emerald. The gemstone fifty-fifth wedding anniversary gift has a theme of Alexandrite.

60th Wedding anniversary

The modern sixtieth wedding anniversary gift has a theme of Diamonds. The gemstone sixtieth wedding anniversary gift has a theme of Diamonds.

65th Wedding anniversary

The sixty-fifth wedding anniversary gift has a theme of Star Sapphire.

70th Wedding anniversary

The modern seventieth wedding anniversary gift has a theme of Platinum.

75th Wedding anniversary also known as the Diamond Wedding

The traditional seventy-fifth wedding anniversary gift has a theme of Diamonds. The modern seventy-fifth wedding anniversary gift has a theme of Diamonds.

80th Wedding anniversary

The eightieth wedding anniversary gift has a theme of Pearls; an alternative modern eightieth wedding anniversary gift can be themed with Diamonds. Oak has also been mentioned although no reference source can be found for this theme.

85th Wedding anniversary

The eight-fifth wedding anniversary gift has a theme of Sapphire; an alternative modern eight fifth wedding anniversary gift can be themed with Diamonds.

90th Wedding anniversary

The ninetieth wedding anniversary gift has a theme of Diamonds; an alternative modern ninetieth wedding anniversary gift can be themed with Emerald.

95th Wedding anniversary

The ninety-fifth wedding anniversary gift has a theme of Ruby; an alternative modern ninety fifth wedding anniversary gift can be themed with Diamonds.

100th Wedding anniversary

The one hundredth wedding anniversary gift has a theme of Ten Carat Diamond.

20th Year Wedding Anniversary

20th year wedding anniversary traditional theme chinaCelebrate your first double decade together with an array of 20th year wedding anniversary gifts. The ups and downs that you’ve had, the love and laughter you’ve shared and the good times to look forward to are all centred around your 20th year anniversary. Show your true affection for one another by choosing the perfect gift to mark this special day. If you never know what to get, then take note of the traditional, modern, gemstones and different flowers that are connected to the 20th year wedding anniversary and have more choice.

Traditionally, the 20th year wedding anniversary is marked by China. Although this isn’t the first thought when it comes to romance, love and being together, a little inspiration, imagination and thought and you can find many fantastic gifts to choose from. Delve into the facets of what china is, and you’ll see it is strong, resilient and stands the ravages of time, just like a good marriage. Now you can see just why China works when it comes to buying your 20th wedding anniversary gift.

20th year wedding anniversary modern theme platinum The Contemporary or Modern anniversary list states the gift theme for the 20 year anniversary is Platinum. Other references associate Bone China as the modern theme. If you choose Platinum as the gift theme then you have a wide selection of gift ideas after all its estimated one in every five goods sold either use platinum or have had platinum used in their manufacture.

Platinum Jewellery is a popular choice if you are buying for your wife. For the men there are more industrial things, at the top end the major use of platinum nowadays is in autocatalysts which are used to remove the harmful exhaust emissions in automobiles, a piece of platinum bullion or coins can be a great gift as well as a great investment! At the more modest budget there are also like for the women some great jewellery items available.

20th year appropriate flower day lily imageThe flowers associated with the 20th anniversary are the Day Lily. The Latin term for this species for flowers is Hemerocallis, there are a large variety Day lilies and some are used in Asian cooking, these are sold in Asian supermarkets  as golden needles (or gum jar) care should be taken however as some varieties are toxic. The language of flowers has many meanings for flowers depending upon their type in this instance the day lily has no meaning which is great if you are worried about what hidden meaning you might send with a bouquet.

20th year gemstone theme emerald image The Gemstone Anniversary List shows   Emerald as the gemstone associated with the 20th Wedding Anniversary.Lots of folklore and traditions surround gemstones,  Emerald was believed to lessen the pangs and dangers of child-birth by wearing it it was also believed to be a great protector of chastity; it was said that if a broken vow or unchaste act occurred between the giver and recipient then the emerald would become dim or lose it’s colour and an act of gross treachery might even cause the stone to crumble on its setting.

The 20th  year wedding anniversary Facts and Figures

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On the 20th anniversary of your marriage you would have been married for 7,300 days or 175,200 hours or 10,512,000 minutes which is over 630 million seconds!

During this time you would have shared, on average, over 54,700 hours of snuggle time (sleeping!) or about 6 years, 3 months; assuming you don’t work together you’ve been apart for over 42,288 hours which is about 4 years, 10 months. You would have by now shared about 15,900 meals together which equates to approximately 1 year, 1 month of continuous eating!

20th Year Wedding anniversary Gift Ideas

Please see out 20th Anniversary Gifts page for our full range of gift ideas

19th Year Wedding Anniversary

19th year wedding anniversary traditional theme does not existThe 19th year wedding anniversary does not have a traditional wedding anniversary material, symbol or flower associated with the celebration, as you can see below the other lists do have symbols to use. If you have been using the traditional list then as there is no specific theme a suggestion would be to look for a personal or specially personalised gift as this would be well received.

19th year wedding anniversary modern theme bronzeThe Contemporary or Modern anniversary list states the gift theme for the 19-year anniversary is Bronze.  This material is versatile and has been used for centuries in all kinds of industries. Probably best known in sculptures and busts and with are many options available. Should a sculpture or bust be your ideal gift there are some wonderful sculptures such as the hand or the kiss available or you can even commission a sculptor to make your own.

19th year anniversary appropriate flower imageThe 19th Wedding Anniversary has not had any flowers traditionally associated with the celebration;  if you know they love flowers how about constructing your own message using the language of flowers, see if they can work it out.
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The Gemstone Anniversary List shows Aquamarine as the gemstone associated with the 19th year Wedding Anniversary. Other references also mention Topaz as a gemstone associate with this anniversary.Lots of folklore and traditions surround gemstones, Aquamarine whose name is derived from Latin and means ‘sea-water’ is said to stand for ‘faithfulness’ and is also a good luck charm for those setting out on a long journey overseas.A notable Aquamarine gemstone was owned by Julia, daughter of Titus; the Roman Emperor (Aquamarine with Julia Image) The Gemstone had her portrait etched into the stone, the gemstone is now kept in France’s National Museum in Paris.

19th year anniversary gemstone blue-topaz imageNow, we have a theory as to why Topaz is mentioned in some references (no proof to back it up though!) We think it’s mentioned as blue topaz could easily be mistaken for aquamarine. If anyone can throw some light on this or provide some supporting evidence we would love to hear from you.

The 19th year wedding anniversary Facts and Figures

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On the 19th anniversary of your marriage you would have been married for 6,935 days or 166,440 hours or 9,986,400 minutes which is over 599 million seconds!

During this time you would have shared, on average, over 52,000 hours of snuggle time (sleeping!) or about 5 years, 11 months; assuming you don’t work together you’ve been apart for over 40,173 hours which is about 4 years, 7 months. You would have by now shared about 15,200 meals together which equates to approximately 1 year of continuous eating!

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18th Year Wedding Anniversary

18th year anniversary traditional theme imageThe 18th year wedding anniversary does not have a traditional wedding anniversary material, symbol or flower associated with the celebration, as you can see below the other published lists do have symbols to use or if you have been using the traditional list then effectively you have a free choice for a gift.

18th year wedding anniversary modern theme - porcelain imageThe Contemporary or Modern anniversary list states the gift theme for the 18-year anniversary is Porcelain. If you are wondering, what porcelain is it is the term used to refer to high quality ceramics typically originating from the China region. Kaolin is used in the manufacture, and it is usually delicate however, it is also relatively tough. With good quality Porcelain, you should be able to see the shadow of your fingers if you hold it up to the light with your fingers behind it.

18th year anniversary flowers imageThe 18th Wedding Anniversary has not had any flowers traditionally associated with the celebration; by now you should know their favourite flower so you could always get some of these, although to celebrate 18 years of marriage maybe they deserve something more!

18th year wedding anniversary gemstone theme opal image The Gemstone Anniversary List shows Opal as the gemstone associated with the 18thWedding Anniversary.

Lots of folklore and traditions surround gemstones, many believe opal to be an unlucky stone that can only be tamed by setting in silver, in Turkey it was believed, in ancient times, to have come direct from heaven in a flash of lightning. Opal is classed as a moon stone and the luckiest day to wear it is on a Monday.Should the gemstone for this year not be a popular choice there is also the appropriate gemstone for the month you married, we’ve even got references to the appropriate gemstone for the time you got married.

The 18th year wedding anniversary Facts and Figures

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On the 18th anniversary of your marriage you would have been married for 6,570 days or 157,680 hours or 9,460,800 minutes which is over 567 million seconds!

During this time you would have shared, on average, over 49,200 hours of snuggle time (sleeping!) or about 5 years, 8 months; assuming you don’t work together you’ve been apart for over 38,059 hours which is about 4 years, 4 months. You would have by now shared about 14,400 meals together which equates to approximately 11 months, 13 days of continuous eating!

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13th Year Wedding Anniversary

13th year wedding anniversary traditional theme - lace imageMaking the most of the symbols, themes and gemstones that are connected to the 13th year wedding anniversary, you can make sure that buying the appropriate gifts is fun, creative and unique. This year has more than most has a greater variation of gift themes.

As the 13th year wedding anniversary gift is traditionally Lace and the modern version is Textiles or Furs, you could choose many items. As you can already imagine, there are many gifts that are available especially when you consider there are the gemstones Citrine, Malachite and Moonstone related to the 13th year wedding anniversary.

Also with Hollyhock being the appropriate flower that is traditionally given – which is a stunning flower and has a wide range of colours that look exotic and beautiful in your home you can have great fun in choosing a gift.
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If you want to splash out on a traditional present, then something with Lace is the gift that is given as the 13th year wedding anniversary gift.

That could mean a stunning lacy dress or lingerie to spice up your love life. It could also mean a tablecloth, handkerchief or lace linen. Whether it is Venetian lace or bobbin lace, it has that luxurious and appealing look and feel that will make it a very special wedding anniversary gift. It is romantic, it can add to your wife’s beautiful looks and it is a wedding anniversary present to remember!
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Modern anniversary gifts also have a wide range of choices. As lace is a textile too, it opens up more avenues for the 13th anniversary gift. Textiles could be a host of different materials, from linen, cotton, canvas or wool, and it could just be the perfect time to use the 13th wedding anniversary gift as an excuse to go and buy something for your home as a joint present.

These woven materials can also represent both of your lives that are intertwined and make a symbol of marriage as a whole. Thirteen years is a long time, your experiences together will be vast, and as shown in the material, it is strong, just like the love you have for each other is.
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The gemstones of Citrine, moonstone and malachite are all connected to the 13th year wedding anniversary and jewellery is the ideal gift to give. From the citrus colours of Citrine to the dark and light greens of malachite, to the mystical features of moonstone, there are many choices.

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The 13th year wedding Anniversary Facts and Figures

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On the 13th anniversary of your marriage you would have been married for 4,745 days or 113,880 hours or 6,832,800 minutes which is over 409 million seconds!

During this time you would have shared, on average, over 35,500 hours of snuggle time (sleeping!) or about 4 years, 1 months; assuming you don’t work together you’ve been apart for over 27,487 hours which is about 3 years, 2 months. You would have by now shared about 10,400 meals together which equates to approximately 8 months, 8 days of continuous eating!

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