Traditional anniversary gifts

No matter if you’re just engaged, newly weds or celebrating your 25 year wedding anniversary, you’ve come to the right place! Celebrating your anniversary is essential to a strong and healthy relationship. The exchange of gifts plays a very important part in this celebration and choosing the right gift makes all the difference.

This is the first in a series of articles providing advice and guidance to help you keep your relationship going through the good times and the not-so-good times.

This article focuses on traditional anniversary gifts by year. If you are looking for something less traditional then check out Anniversary gifts for HerAnniversary gifts for Him.

And if you are planning to celebrate your anniversary by travelling to a romantic destination, then take a look at Anniversary Vacation Ideas

You may also be interested in finding some Wedding Anniversary Quotes and Sayings to personalize Free Anniversary eCards to your husband, wife, friends or relatives. 

Many couples like to select a gift that reflects their anniversary year. The following chart shows the traditional anniversary gifts, modern anniversary gifts and traditional flower associated with each anniversary year:
Anniversary Gifts By Year

Anniversary Gift Ideas:
Happy Anniversary!
If you are struggling to think of gifts to fit each category, take a look at JustPaperRoses

They have taken the classic bunch of roses to a whole new level. 

Starting with "Paper Roses" for the 1st anniversary, they have developed a bunch of roses for each anniversary made out of the traditional material for that year, e.g. cotton for the 2nd anniversary, leather for the 3rd, etc. 



Here are some other suggestions for the first five years of anniversaries:

One year anniversary: 
Traditional (Paper): Books, Magazine subscriptions, posters, board games, paper flowers
Modern (Clocks): Grandfather, anniversary, cuckoo clocks, wrist watches, sundials and more

Two year anniversary: Cotton
Clothes, gloves, T-shirts

Coats, shoes, boots, slippers, handbags, purses and wallets

Four year anniversary: Silk & Linen
Lingerie, tablecloth, clothes, ties

Five year anniversary: Wood
Furniture, board games (chess set, backgammon), hand-carved wooden bowls, wood flowers


At Last, The Perfect (Paper) Anniversary Gift!

Now you can get the perfect anniversary gift for yourself and your friends.
How would you like to give the gift that keeps on giving - year after year?

Now you can!
Our Wedding Anniversary Memory Book allows you to record those special moments in your life - with photos and hand-written memories. Moments that you can share with your partner, or your children, for years to come.

Here are some of the amazing reviews on Amazon - you can check them out for yourself:

  • I was delightfully impressed with how beautiful this memory book is. It has slots for photos and prompts to help one remember the important events in life!
  • I have given the Wedding Anniversary Memory Book to several brides-to-be and it is always an "ahh" moment!
  • I actually bought this for myself first and fell in love with the idea! Great album, easy to write, and keep those memories alive!
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I hope you found this article helpful. You might also be interested in the Top 10 Gifts NOT to Give Your Wife on Your Anniversary! and Why Do Men Forget Anniversaries?

Happy Anniversary!