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Anniversary Gift Guide

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FIRST WEDDING ANNIVERSARY~
Traditional:
Paper. It symbolizes the strength in paper that comes from the interlaced connection of the paper's individual threads.
Modern: Clocks.Henry Van Dyke wrote, "For those who love, time is eternity."


Gemstone: Gold Jewelry, Pearl or Peridot
Color: Gold or Yellow
Flower: Orange Blossom or Pansy. The meaning of a pansy is that the recipient is being thought about. The pansy's name comes from the French word pensée which means thought or remembrance. The meaning of an orange blossom is purity, innocence, eternal love, marriage and fruitfulness, and fertility.
Way to celebrate: Eat the top of the wedding cake.
Gift Suggestions:

  • Purchase a framed share of stock in a major company that has meaning to the both of you.
  • Paperweight

SECOND WEDDING ANNIVERSARY~
Traditional:
Cotton. As a material, cotton is both durable and versatile. These are both important qualities in a successful marriage. Cotton has also been known as a symbol of great prosperity.
Modern: China. Many people describe love as being elegant and beautiful. In the same way many people view love, china is seen as elegant and beautiful, too.
Gemstone: Garnet
Color: Red
Flower: Cosmos. The meaning of the cosmos flower is modesty.

THIRD WEDDING ANNIVERSARY~
Traditional:
Leather. As a material, leather is durable, warm, strong, flexible, and has a sense of resiliency to it. These are qualities that help marriages continue to thrive.
Modern:
Crystal. Crystal can dazzle with its beauty and the way light dances off the multifaceted surface. It is a gentle reminder of how a couple in a meaningful marriage can touch the lives of others.
Gemstone: Pearl or Jade 
Color: White or Jade Green
Flower: Fuchsia
Gift Suggestions:

  • Leather Flask
  • Leather Can Koozie
  • Crystal Locket Keychain

FOURTH WEDDING ANNIVERSARY~
Traditional:
Flowers
Modern: Appliances
Gemstone: Blue topaz or blue zircon.
Color: Blue or green.
Flower: Geranium. Although the meanings associated with this flower include stupidity and folly, other meanings are comfort and gentility. Focus on the comfort and gentility aspects!
Gift Suggestions:

  • Floral paper weight.
  • Glass dome with a flower in it.

FIFTH WEDDING ANNIVERSARY~
Traditional:
Wood. The strength of your marriage bond is represented by the traditional gift of wood for your 5th anniversary. Wood is strong and long-lasting.
Modern:
Silverware. The modern gift of silverware is a reminder of the connection the two of you formed as you shared meals with each other and your children.
Gemstone: Sapphire, or pink tourmaline.
Color: blue, pink, or tourquoise
Flower: Daisy. In the language of flowers, daisies represent innocence, loyal
love, I'll never tell, and purity.
Gift Suggestions:

  • Stuff a wooden keepsake box with a love note, book on romance, love coupons, picture of the two of you, etc.
  • Purchase a framed share of stock in a major company that has meaning to the both of you.

SIXTH WEDDING ANNIVERSARY~
Traditional:
Candy or Iron
Modern:Wood
Gift Suggestions:

  • Stuff a wooden keepsake box with a love note, book on romance, love coupons, picture of the two of you, etc.
  • Purchase a framed share of stock in a major company that has meaning to the both of you.

SEVENTH WEDDING ANNIVERSARY~
Traditional:
Copper or Wool
Modern: Desk Sets
Gemstone: Onyx or Yellow Sapphire
Color: yellow or off-white
Flower: Jack-in-the-pulpit

EIGHTH WEDDING ANNIVERSARY~
Traditional:
Bronze or Pottery
Modern: Linens or Lace

NINETH WEDDING ANNIVERSARY~
Traditional:
Pottery & Willow
Modern: Leather
Gift Suggestions:

  • Leather Flask
  • Leather Can Koozie

TENTH WEDDING ANNIVERSARY~
Traditional:
Tin or Aluminum
Modern: Diamond Jewelry or blue Sapphire
Gemstone: Sapphire, or pink tourmaline.
Color: Silver or Blue
Flower: Daffodil. Trumpet-shaped daffodils represent joy, cheerfulness, and
happiness.

FIFTEENTH WEDDING ANNIVERSARY~
Traditional:
Crystal
Modern: Watches

TWENTIETH WEDDING ANNIVERSARY~
Traditional:
China
Modern: Platinum. Platinum is strong and enduring, just like your 20-year
old marriage.
Gemstone: Emerald or a yellow or golden diamond.
Color: Emerald green or white.
Flower: Day Lily. The meaning of a day lily is that of coquetry such as
flirting, playful behavior towards one another.

FIFTIETH WEDDING ANNIVERSARY~
Traditional:
Gold
Modern: Gold
Gemstone: Gold or Imperial or Golden Topaz. Optimism and wealth are often associated with gold. Not only is the metal gold beautiful, it is strong, and resistant to corrosion.
Color: Gold
Flower: Violet

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