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Wedding Anniversary Gifts By Year - Complete Guide Years 1st - 80th

Updated on May 14, 2017

Complete Wedding Anniversary Guide 1st - 80th Year.

Complete wedding anniversary gift guide of which anniversary gifts for which year be it a traditional, modern or alternative gift for the 1st to the 80th wedding anniversary year. I have also included a list of appropriate flowers and gemstones by anniversary year.

My husband and I recently celebrated our 20th wedding anniversary and I didn't have a clue what to get him let alone which gift related to which year.

In my search to find out this information I thought I might share it with the rest of the world. Hence, my version of the "Anniversary Wedding Gift Ideas By Year Lens" was born. I hope to enlighten and inspire all you husbands and wives out there with the knowledge of the type of gift to get your beloved along with a comprehensive list of original and creative gift ideas hand picked by me for you. I also list the flowers and gem stones that relate to each anniversary year. So now there are no excuses.

So here we go, starting with the 1st year of marriage right through to 80 years of wedded bliss, if you can make it that far....

1st Wedding Anniversary

Has it been a year already.....

TRADITIONAL: Paper

MODERN: Plastic

ALTERNATIVE: Clocks

FLOWER: Pansy

ALTERNATIVE STONES: Gold Jewelry and Peridot

Love Quote

"A kiss is a lovely trick, designed by nature, to stop words when speech becomes superfluous."

--Ingrid Bergmen

2nd Wedding Anniversary

Ahhhh....still madly in love!

TRADITIONAL: Cotton

MODERN: Cotton and Calico

ALTERNATE: China

FLOWER: Cosmos

ALTERNATE STONES: Garnet

3rd Wedding Anniversary

Honey, have you taken the bin out????

TRADITIONAL: Leather

MODERN: Leather

ALTERNATE: Crystal and Glass

FLOWER: Fuchsia

ALTERNATE STONES: Pearls and Jade

4th Wedding Anniversary

If you buy me an appliance......

TRADITIONAL: Fruit and Flowers

MODERN: Linen, Silk and Nylon

ALTERNATE: Appliances

FLOWER: Geranium

ALTERNATE STONES: Topaz and Blue Zircon

5th Wedding Anniversary

Have I told you lately how much I love you....

TRADITIONAL: Wood

MODERN: Wood

ALTERNATE: Silverware

FLOWER: Daisy

ALTERNATE STONES: Sapphire and Pink Tourmaline

Wedding Fact!

Did you know the largest wedding was a Jewish wedding in 1993 in Jerusalem where 30,000 people attended.

When in doubt guys you can't go wrong with jewelry

6th Wedding Anniversary

We are so much in love we finish each other sentences....

TRADITIONAL: Candy

MODERN: Iron

ALTERNATE: Wood

FLOWERS: Calla Lily

ALTERNATE STONES: Amethyst and Turquoise

Remind hubby not to buy anymore candy otherwise my bum really will look "big in this".

7th Wedding Anniversary

I'm feeling a little bit itchy....

TRADITIONAL: Copper and Wool

MODERN: Brass

ALTERNATE: Desk Sets

FLOWER: Jack-in-the-pulpit

ALTERNATE STONE: Onyx and Yellow Sapphire

"Love is blind - marriage is the eye-opener".

-- Pauline Thomason

8th Wedding Anniversary

Does my bum look big in this?

TRADITIONAL: Bronze

MODERN: Pottery

ALTERNATE: Linen

FLOWER: Clematis

ALTERNATE STONE: Tourmaline and Tanzanite

Wedding Fact!

Most people in the 1500's got married in June because they took their yearly bath in May and were still smelling pretty good by June. However, brides carried a bouquet of flowers to mask the odour.

9th Wedding Anniversary

You are looking more beautiful every day.

TRADITIONAL: Pottery

MODERN: Willow

ALTERNATE: Leather

FLOWER: Poppy

ALTERNATE STONE: Lazuli and Amethyst

Everybody loves a romantic picnic!

"If I had a flower for every time I thought of you, I could walk in my garden forever."

--Alfred Lord Tennyson

10th Wedding Anniversary

You made it. 10 Years of marital bliss.

TRADITIONAL: Tin

MODERN: Aluminium

ALTERNATE: Diamond

FLOWER: Daffodil

ALTERNATE STONE: Diamond and Blue Sapphire

11th Wedding Anniversary

Eleven years of marriage...I think I'm in heavan.

TRADITIONAL: Steel

MODERN: Steel

ALTERNATE: Jewellery

FLOWER: Morning Glory

ALTERNATE STONE: Turquoise and Citrine

Wedding Superstition!

It is believed that if a cat sneezes the day before a wedding, the bride will be lucky in her marriage.

12th Wedding Anniversary

I wonder if we can get a 2 for 1 offer at the gym????

TRADITIONAL: Silk

MODERN: Linen

ALTERNATE: Pearl

FLOWER: Peony

ALTERNATE STONE: Jade and Opal

"A man in love is incomplete until he has married. Then he's finished."

--Zsa Zsa Gabor

13th Wedding Anniversary

They say 13 is unlucky for some.

TRADITIONAL: Lace

MODERN: Lace

ALTERNATE: Textiles and Faux Fur

FLOWER: Hollyhock

ALTERNATE STONES: Citrine, Moonstone and Hawk's Eye

14th Wedding Anniversary

I hope he goes for the alternate gold option.

TRADITIONAL: Ivory

MODERN: Ivory

I most definitely don't advocate ivory as a gift. I am sure there are plenty of elephant related gifts and ideas you can come up with to honor the humble elephant.

ALTERNATE: Gold

FLOWERS: Dahlia

ALTERNATE STONES: Opal, Agate and Bloodstone

"I love being married. It's so great to find that one special person you want to annoy for the rest of your life."

--Rita Rudner

15th Wedding Anniversary

Let me check my schedule.

TRADITIONAL: Crystal

MODERN: Glass

ALTERNATE: Watches

FLOWER: Rose

ALTERNATE STONE: Ruby, Alexandrite and Rhodolite Garnet

Finally I might get a dozen red roses this year

16th Wedding Anniversary

MODERN: Silver Holloware

ALTERNATE STONES: Peridot and Red Spinel

17th Wedding Anniversary

MODERN: Furniture

ALTERNATE STONES: Watch and Carnelian

18th Wedding Anniversary

MODERN: Porcelain

ALTERNATE STONES: Cat's Eye and Chrysoberyl

19th Wedding Anniversary

MODERN: Bronze

ALTERNATE STONES: Aquamarine and Almandine Garnet

"Marge, I'm going to miss you so much. And it's not just the sex. It's also the food preparation."

--Homer Simpson

20th Wedding Anniversary

I think I need to have a lie down.

TRADITIONAL: China

MODERN: China

ALTERNATE: Platinum

FLOWER: Day Lily

ALTERNATE STONES: Emerald and Yellow or Golden Diamond

21st Wedding Anniversary

MODERN: Brass and Nickel

ALTERNATE STONES: Iolite

Wedding Superstition!

If you see a rainbow or a black cat on your wedding this is a sign of good luck.

22nd Wedding Anniversary

MODERN: Copper

ALTERNATE STONES: Spinel

23rd Wedding Anniversary

MODERN: Silver Plate

ALTERNATE STONES: Imperial Topaz

24th Wedding Anniversary

MODERN: Musical instrument

ALTERNATE STONE: Tanzanite

Remember to pick up the Tuba for anniversary present for hubbie. He's going to love it.

"Do you love me because I am beautiful, or am I beautiful because you love me?".

--Oscar Hammerstein II

In Cinderella.

25th Wedding Anniversary

Finally, something good.

TRADITIONAL: Silver

MODERN: Silver

ALTERNATE: Silver

FLOWER: Iris

ALTERNATE STONES: Silver Jubilee

26th Wedding Anniversary

MODERN: Pictures

27th Wedding Anniversary

MODERN: Sculpture

28th Wedding Anniversary

MODERN: Orchids

FLOWER: Orchid

29th Wedding Anniversary

MODERN: Furniture

"If music be the food of love, play on."

--William Shakespeare

30th Wedding Anniversary

Now my bum really does look big in this.

TRADITIONAL: Pearl

MODERN: Pearl

ALTERNATE: Pearl

ALTERNATE STONES: Pearl Jubilee

31st Wedding Anniversary

MODERN: Timepiece

32nd Wedding Anniversary

MODERN: Transportation

Do you think I might get my little red convertible and I can ditch the 7 seat SUV?

33rd Wedding Anniversary

MODERN: Amethyst

ALTERNATE STONES: Amethyst

34th Wedding Anniversary

MODERN: Opal

ALTERNATE STONES: Opal

35th Wedding Anniversary

Bikini or one piece swim suit......ummmmm

TRADITIONAL: Coral

MODERN: Coral and Jade

ALTERNATE: Jade

ALTERNATE STONES: Emerald

"Love is the only kind of fire which is never covered by insurance".

-- Source Unknown

36th Wedding Anniversary

MODERN: Bone China

37th Wedding Anniversary

MODERN: Alabaster

Wedding Superstition!

Did you know that according to English folklore Saturday is the unluckiest day to be married, which is funny as it's the most popular day to marry. Wednesday is considered the best day, Monday is for wealth and Tuesday is for health.

38th Wedding Anniversary

MODERN: Beryl

ALTERNATE STONES: Beryl and Tourmaline

39th Wedding Anniversary

MODERN: Lace

"Love at first sight is possible, but it pays to take a second look".

-- Source Unknown

40th Wedding Anniversary

They say life begins at 40.

TRADITIONAL: Ruby

MODERN: Garnet

ALTERNATE: Ruby

FLOWER: Nasturtium

ALTERNATE STONES: Ruby

41st Wedding Anniversary

MODERN: Land

"John Lennon said All you need is love, John obviously never met my bank manager".

-- Danny McCrossan

42nd Wedding Anniversary

MODERN: Real Estate

43rd Wedding Anniversary

MODERN: Travel

44th Wedding Anniversary

MODERN: Gourmet

45th Wedding Anniversary

I need to something to cover these greys.

TRADITIONAL: Sapphire

MODERN: Sapphire

ALTERNATE: Sapphire

ALTERNATE STONES: Cat's Eye

You need to be almost dead before the good stuff kicks in

46th Wedding Anniversary

MODERN: Poetry

Wedding Superstition!

A sapphire in a wedding ring signifies marital happiness.

47th Wedding Anniversary

MODERN: Books

"If love is blind, why is lingerie so popular?"

-- Source Unknown

48th Wedding Anniversary

MODERN: Optical

Hello. Who was the genius who thought up this one. I needed the glasses back at our 30th anniversary

49th Wedding Anniversary

MODERN: Luxury Goods

50th Wedding Anniversary

You made it.

TRADITIONAL: Gold

MODERN: Gold

ALTERNATE: Gold

FLOWER: Violet

ALTERNATE STONES: Golden Jubilee, Imperial or Golden Topaz

Wedding Facts!

Over 17 tons of gold are made into wedding rings each year in the US alone.

55th Wedding Anniversary

You deserve a medal.

TRADITIONAL: Emerald

MODERN: Turquoise

ALTERNATE: Emerald

ALTERNATE STONES: Alexandrite

"I married Miss Right.I just didn't know her first name was Always".

-- Source Unknown

They weren't too creative from here on in. Maybe they thought most of us won't make it this far.

60th Wedding Anniversary

Are we there yet.

TRADITIONAL: Diamond

MODERN: Gold

ALTERNATE: Diamond

ALTERNATE STONES: Diamond Jubilee and Star Ruby

65th Wedding Anniversary

Is there a year for hip replacement????

TRADITIONAL: Diamond

MODERN: Gold

ALTERNATE: Diamond

ALTERNATE STONES: Blue Spinel

70th Wedding Anniversary

Almost done.

TRADITIONAL: Diamond

MODERN: Gold

ALTERNATE: Diamond

ALTERNATE STONES: Sapphire Jubilee and Smokey Quartz

"What counts in making a happy marriage is not so much how compatible you are, but how you deal with incompatibility".

-- Leo Tolstoy

75th Wedding Anniversary

Not far to go now.

TRADITIONAL: Diamond

MODERN: Gold

ALTERNATE: Diamond

ALTERNATE STONES: Diamond Jubilee

80th Wedding Anniversary

Congratulations....you made it.

MODERN: Diamond

ALTERNATE STONES: Ruby Jubilee

Very cool!

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      GEMNITYA5 3 years ago

      Spectacular Work

      Blessings

      GEM

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      Muzzie4848 3 years ago

      @martingallagher: Thank you martingallagher. Love to get your positive feedback :)

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      martingallagher 3 years ago

      What an excellent lens! This should help us a lot! Amazing, thank you.

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      sara-brine-528 3 years ago

      This artist will draw your wedding dress from a photo. Great first year anniversary gift. www.mydreamlines.com

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      smartershopper 4 years ago

      This is one excellent lens full with great ideas and useful information.

      We recently had our first wedding anniversary (thank you for the congrats :-)) and I also didn't know what it means in term of gifts and I was thinking about creating a lens by myself for this topic but no way I am able to compete with that so thank you for saving me the time.

      However, I want to mention that there are new some sites dedicated to anniversary gifts by year like http://anniversarygiftbyyear.com/ that has the gifts covered as well as other anniversary related topics

      Thanks again for the lens!

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      so many idias great help an funny on the way thank you A+++++++++++++++++++

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      great help an so funny on the way as well thank you

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      Interesting cool gifts.I like jewelry and clothing gifts.

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      victoriahaneveer 5 years ago

      Wow what a list! And I love the humor you put into it. Fab lens!

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      Muzzie4848 5 years ago

      @martycarlton lm: Thanks martycarlton. Just trying to think outside the box :)

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      ruth-williams lm 5 years ago

      Really enjoyed this lens, I love all these great traditions. You can be really creative about the presents you buy. It makes them all the more personal then.

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      martycarlton lm 5 years ago

      I love the following the traditional anniversary gifts and giving them a modern twist like donating a tree for a 5th anniversary.

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      Muzzie4848 5 years ago

      @kristalulabelle: Thanks for your positive comments. It's to feel awesome every once in a while :)

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      Muzzie4848 5 years ago

      @Elaine Chen: Thank you elainechen. I did spend a lot of time compiling all the information so it's nice to have some positive feedback :)

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      Elaine Chen 5 years ago

      I guest you spent a lot of time to complete this lens. It is not an easy to source so many gifts ideas for celebrating wedding anniversary from 1st year till 80th. Thanks for sharing.

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      Kristen 5 years ago from Wisconsin

      Awesome info great job!

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      anonymous 5 years ago

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      Mainelyhappy 5 years ago

      This is a very fun lens! Great job!

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      Muzzie4848 5 years ago

      @nyclittleitaly: Thanks for taking the time to comment.

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      nyclittleitaly 5 years ago

      great lens

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      Staceysk 6 years ago

      For the 14th I think I'll just remember that Ivory can be a colour rather than just a substance. Save all the tusk bearing critters that way. Only 1 more year to go for that one:)

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      Muzzie4848 6 years ago

      @imaginemdd lm: Thanks for taking the time to make a comment. What a great idea. Is there a lens or other information on this?

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      imaginemdd lm 6 years ago

      Great reference on anniversary gifts and traditions. I saw something about a jewelry artist who's patented a process for making items out of paper and some couples give them as first anniversary gifts.

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      Lee Hansen 6 years ago from Vermont

      A very handy anniversary reference! Thanks for featuring my Candy Crafts lens in 6th anniversary gifts.

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      ohcaroline 6 years ago

      This is a nice reference lens. I like what you did. I'm lensrolling to my punched tin lens. Maybe someone needs an idea for that year.

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      Muzzie4848 6 years ago

      @stephenteacher: Thanks for your comments. Did you know that the tradiitonal gift for the 10th wedding anniversary is tin and the modern gift is aluminium. But the alternative gift is diamonds. Check out my lens http://www.squidoo.com/10th-wedding-anniversary-gi... to get some ideas.

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      Stephen Carr 6 years ago from Corona, CA

      Nice lens. I'm coming up on my 10th. Time goes by so fast now...

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      Muzzie4848 6 years ago

      @anonymous: Thanks for your positive feedback. It really means a lot to me. You are the first comment I have had for this lens and yes it took me ages to finish. I have started creating lenses on each individual wedding anniversary year where I can go into more detail on focus on just one year. Thank you again.

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      Wow, you have done a lot of work on this lens to have so much information. Awesome!