ArtsAutosBooksBusinessEducationEntertainmentFamilyFashionFoodGamesGenderHealthHolidaysHomeHubPagesPersonal FinancePetsPoliticsReligionSportsTechnologyTravel

Marriage Anniversaries and Ideal Gifts

Updated on June 28, 2011
A match made in heaven, and cemented on Earth
A match made in heaven, and cemented on Earth

Traditional Anniversary Gifts by Year


A wedding anniversary is a special day. A celebration of a life shared with a unique person. One day in the year when you can sit back and say I married the right person and am glad I did. It is also the day that you might like to gift that special person a little something special to mark your appreciation and love. Traditionally there are gifts accorded per year. Here's the list.

First: Paper

Second: Cotton

Third: Leather

Fourth: Fruit or Flowers

Fifth: Wood

Sixth: Candy or Iron

Seventh: Wool or Copper

Eight Bronze or Pottery

Ninth: Pottery

Tenth: Tin

Eleventh: Steel

Twelfth: Silk or Linen

Thirteenth: Lace

Fourteenth: Ivory

Fifteenth: Crystal

Twentieth: China

Twenty-Fifth: Silver

Thirtieth: Pearls

Thirty-Fifth: Coral

Fortieth: Ruby

Forty-Fifth: Sapphire

Fiftieth: Gold

Fifty-Fifth: Emerald

Sixtieth: Diamond

That ought to make it simple for most spouses to gift something to the one they love. Yet some people may want to put in some more effort. In which case they may like to take a look here.

Images courstey Wikipedia

Carnation
Carnation
Lilly of the valley
Lilly of the valley
Sunflower
Sunflower
Hydrangea
Hydrangea
Daisy
Daisy

Flowers Per Anniversary

Are you the kinds who loves flowers? That's great because its the one thing that you can give as a gift or use as a mood booster with an other gift.

It can save your life if you forgot to get a gift and manage to get a nice bouquet of flowers for your spouse instead. And you'll get bonus points if you can tell her that you picked the bunch of flowers because it was related to the year!

Oh yes there is more to flowers than merely getting her red roses, even if they are her favorite flower. Here's the list according to the number of years that you have been married.

Year and Flower

1st Carnation

2nd Lily of the valley

3rd Sunflower

4th Hydrangea

5th Daisy

6th Calla

7th Freesia

8th Lilac

9th Bird of paradise

10th Daffodil

11th Tulip

12th Peony

13th Chrysanthemum

14th Dahlia

15th Rose

20th Aster

25th Iris

28th Orchid

30th Lily

40th Gladiolus

50th Yellow roses & violets

In case you need some help identifying the flower you need to gift take a look at the wikipedia links that each flower leads you to. Plus a good florist will always be able to help you out with them.

Comments

    0 of 8192 characters used
    Post Comment

    • cashmere profile imageAUTHOR

      cashmere 

      9 years ago from India

      Frieda a complete list would be maddening wouldn't it?

      Duchess, glad to help.

      Bingskee, thanks hope you get to use the ideas.

      Kiran my pleasure.

      Snehal take one or the other girl. He'd look ridiculous in a leather jacket with a sunflower patch! :)

    • profile image

      snehal Sarkar 

      9 years ago

      Hmmmm...I'll have to figure out how to get a leather sunflower...maybe I shud get Arjun a leather jacket with a Sunflower patch on it?? You got me thinking now.....I love the stuff you write!!!

    • kiran8 profile image

      kiran8 

      9 years ago from Mangalore, India

      Great hub Cashmere ! thanks a lot for all the details :)

    • bingskee profile image

      bingskee 

      9 years ago from Quezon City, Philippines

      this is a very useful hub. i dont religiously follow but this is a lovely list of ideas.

    • profile image

      Duchess OBlunt 

      9 years ago

      Thanks, I keep looking for those lists for my family's anniversary celebrations.

      Good to have. Thanks for taking the time to link them all.

    • Frieda Babbley profile image

      Frieda Babbley 

      9 years ago from Saint Louis, MO

      Great info Cashmere. I used to have this list but no longer. good to see you included the flowers too. I wonder why after the 15th anniversary they only coundt by fives. such a shame as that is where I'm at.

    working

    This website uses cookies

    As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, hubpages.com uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

    For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at: https://hubpages.com/privacy-policy#gdpr

    Show Details
    Necessary
    HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
    LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
    Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
    AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
    Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
    CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the googleapis.com or gstatic.com domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
    Features
    Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
    Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
    Marketing
    Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
    Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
    Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
    Statistics
    Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
    ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)