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Anniversary Gift Guide

Updated on March 17, 2016

Traditional Wedding Gifts

For many decades there has been a list of traditional wedding gift materials that has been followed by thousands of couples all around the United States (the UK list is a bit different). If you are a couple wanting to stick close to tradition, bellow is the list of materials your gift should be made of depending on the number of years that you have been married.

Traditional Wedding Gift Material Chart

Number of Years Married
Material
1
Paper
2
Cotton
3
Leather
4
Fruit and Flower
5
Wood
6
Candy
7
Copper and Wool
8
Bronze
9
Pottery
10
Tin
11
Steel
12
Silk
13
Lace
14
Ivory (Please Use Elephant-Friendly Ivory)
15
Crystal
20
China
25
Silver
30
Pearl
35
Coral
40
Ruby
45
Sapphire
50
Gold
55
Emerald
60
Diamond
65
Diamond
70
Diamond
75
Diamond
Modern Wedding Anniversary Traditions
Modern Wedding Anniversary Traditions

Modern Anniversary Gifts

As the years have progressed, there is now a whole new list of annual wedding gift materials that you "should" go by. This new list is more inclusive, in that more of the years are included after 25.

Modern Anniversary Gift Materials

Years of Marriage
Material
1
Plastic
2
Cotton
3
Leather
4
Linen or Silk
5
Wood
6
Iron
7
Brass
8
Pottery
9
Willow
10
Alluminum
11
Steel
12
Linen
13
Lace
14
Ivory (Please Use Elephant-Safe Products)
15
Glass
16
Silver
17
Furniture
18
Porcelain
19
Bronze
20
China
21
Brass and Nickel
22
Copper
23
Silver Plate
24
Musical Instruments
25
Silver
26
Pictures
27
Sculpture
28
Orchids
29
Furniture
30
Pearl
31
Timepieces
32
Transportation
33
Amethyst
34
Opal
35
Coral and Jade
36
Bone China
37
Alabaster
38
Beryl
39
Lace
40
Garnet
41
Land
42
Real Estate
43
Travel
44
Gourmet
45
Sapphire
46
Poetry
47
Books
48
Optical
49
Luxury Goods
50
Gold
55
Turquoise
60
Gold
65
Gold
70
Gold
75
Gold
80
Diamond

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