Wedding Anniversary Gift List

There are two main wedding anniversary gift lists commonly known. The traditional wedding anniversary gifts and the modern anniversary list. There are also flowers and gemstones associated with each year.



People have been getting married since the beginning, and people also love to create traditions. Therefore the traditional wedding anniversary gift list was born. Over time there have been a variety of lists, which combined to form the traditional list we know today.

orange anniversary flower

Did You Know?

The first known celebrations of silver wedding anniversaries was in Germany?

Learn more about history of wedding anniversaries

Then people decided the traditional wedding anniversary gift list was old fashioned. So they gave it a bit of refreshing, and the modern anniversary list came into existence. Though today one could argue that it is not so modern!

Following along on one or a combination of these lists can make for fun anniversary times. And really takes the stress out of thinking of a new present each year!

Click on your year for more details, including flower and gemstones associated by year. You will find ideas for how to celebrate, and romantic ideas for gifts using the assigned material, flower or gemstone.

Anniversary Gift List

Year Gemstones Flowers Traditional Modern
1st Wedding Anniversary Gold Jewelry Pansy
paper clock
2nd Wedding Anniversary Garnet
Cosmos
cotton
/straw
china
3rd Wedding Anniversary Pearls
Fuchsia leather crystal
/glass
4th Wedding Anniversary Blue Topaz Geranium books/flowers
/fruit
linen
/silk
5th Wedding Anniversary Sapphire Daisy
wood silverware
6th Wedding Anniversary Amethyst Calla Lily
iron
/sugar
wood
7th Wedding Anniversary Onyx
Jack-in-the-Pulpit copper
/wool
desk set
8th Wedding Anniversary Tourmaline Clematis
bronze
/pottery
lace/linen
9th Wedding Anniversary Lapis Lazuli Poppy

pottery
/willow
leather
10th Wedding Anniversary Diamond Jewelry Daffodil
aluminum
/tin
diamond jewelry
11th Wedding Anniversary Turquoise
Morning Glory steel fashion jewelry
12th Wedding Anniversary Jade Peony
linen
/silk
color gems
/pearls
13th Wedding Anniversary Citrine
Hollyhock lace furs/textiles
14th Wedding Anniversary Opal Dahlia

ivory gold jewelry
15th Wedding Anniversary Ruby Rose

crystal watches
16th Wedding Anniversary (no symbol)
(no symbol)
(no symbol) silver
17th Wedding Anniversary (no symbol)
(no symbol)
(no symbol) porcelain
18th Wedding Anniversary (no symbol)
(no symbol)
(no symbol) furniture
19th Wedding Anniversary (no symbol)
(no symbol)
(no symbol) bronze
20th Wedding Anniversary Emerald
Day Lily
china platinum
21st Wedding Anniversary (no symbol)
(no symbol)
(no symbol) bronze/nickel
22nd Wedding Anniversary (no symbol)
(no symbol)
(no symbol) copper
23rd Wedding Anniversary (no symbol)
(no symbol)
(no symbol) silver plate
24th Wedding Anniversary (no symbol)
(no symbol)
(no symbol) musical instruments
25th Wedding Anniversary Silver Jubilee Iris silver silver
30th Wedding Anniversary Pearl Jubilee

Lily
pearls diamond jewelry
35th Wedding Anniversary Emerald (no symbol) coral jade
40th Wedding Anniversary Ruby Nasturtium Ruby Ruby
45th Wedding Anniversary Sapphire (no symbol) sapphire sapphire
50th Wedding Anniversary Golden Jubilee Violet
gold gold
55th Wedding Anniversary Alexandrite (no symbol) emerald emerald
60th Wedding Anniversary Diamond Jubilee (no symbol) diamond diamond
70th Wedding Anniversary Sapphire/Smoky Quartz
(no symbol) diamond
/platinum
platinum
75th Wedding Anniversary Sapphire Jubilee (no symbol) diamond diamond

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1
2 14
3 15
4 20
5 25
6 30
7 35
8 40
9 45
10 50
11 55
12 60
13 70
75

Click on the numbers for gift ideas for each year including the modern, flower, gemstone, color and traditional anniversary gifts.

More years are included on the full wedding anniversary gift list.







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