Every couple has their own unique tastes and it’s a probably best to keep that a priority when choosing a gift for your betrothed on your wedding anniversary.
However, if you’re a little stuck for ideas or simply like following tradition, check out the list of traditional Wedding Anniversary Gift types for each year.
|Year||Traditional (U.S.)||Traditional (UK)||Suggested Modern Gifts|
|4th||Linen, silk||Fruit and flowers||Appliances (electrical)|
|7th||Wool, copper||Woollen||Desk sets/pen and pencil sets|
|10th||Tin, Aluminium||Tin||Diamond jewelry|
|11th||Steel||Fashion jewelry, accessories|
|12th||Silk||Silk and fine linen||Pearls, colored gems|
|75th||Diamond, gold||Diamond, gold|
A couple lesser know gift traditions center around gemstones and flowers. These can give you some good inspiration if you’re looking for a more generic starting point, and small add-on accent or maybe something for that last minute gift.
|1st||Mother of Pearl|
|10th||Crystal or green Tourmaline|
|2nd||Lily of the Valley|
|9th||Bird of paradise|
|50th||Yellow rose, violet|
We looked around at a number of sources and there are some differences between some of the lists, but the one at wikipedia was the most complete and the best aggregate of the other sources. There really isn’t an “official” list, but it’s still fun to keep these old traditions around.