Anniversary Gifts: Modern and Traditional

Traditional or Modern?

What gift do you give the couple who is celebrating a wedding anniversary and has everything?

First, ask yourself a few questions:

  1. Are they a traditional couple or more of the modern type?
  2. What anniversary are hey celebrating - their first or fiftieth?
  3. What does the interior of their house look like? Is it filled with paper, clocks, cotton items, or perhaps china?

Once you identify a few of these answers you can then decide if you should you go with a traditional gift or perhaps a more modern wedding anniversary gift. It really depends on the couple for whom the gift is intended.

Below is a comprehensive guide to wedding anniversary gifts, both traditional and modern. It is a perfect reference guide to help eliminate the guess work in picking out the right gift. Even in the event that you don't know the couple that well, you can't go wrong with a gift from the list below.

Traditional and Modern Wedding Anniversary Gifts

(click column header to sort results)
Year  
Traditional Gifts  
Modern Gifts  
First
Paper
Clocks
Second
Cotton
China
Third
Leather
Crystal or Glass
Fourth
Fruit or Flowers
Appliances
Fifth
Wood
Silverware
Sixth
Candy or Iron
Wood
Seventh
Wood or Copper
Desk Sets
Eighth
Bronze or Pottery
Linens or Lace
Ninth
Pottery or Willow
Leather
Tenth
Tin or Aluminum
Diamond Jewelry
Eleventh
Steel
Fashion Jewelry
Twelfth
Silk or Linen
Pearls
Thirteenth
Lace
Textiles or Furs
Fourteenth
Ivory
Gold Jewelry
Fifteenth
Crystal
Watches
Twentieth
China
Platinum
Twenty-fifth
Silver
Silver
Thirtieth
Pearl
Diamond
Thirty-fifth
Coral
Jade
Fourtieth
Ruby
Ruby
Fourty-fifth
Sapphire
Sapphire
Fiftieth
Gold
Gold
Fifty-fifth
Emerald
Emerald
Sixtieth
Diamond
Diamond

Disclaimer

This list has been developed using various sources and speaking with mothers, fathers, grandparents, and even great grandparents. One piece of advice they all gave was: Whether you choose traditional or modern, rest assured that whatever gift you give will be appreciated by the recipient. It is the thought that counts!

© 2012 bellartdesigns

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