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Wedding Anniversary Gifts By Year Guide List

We all know it’s silver for 25 years and gold for 50 years but what gifts should you buy each other to celebrate those other important anniversaries? See our wedding anniversary gifts by year list below.

03 Oct 2018

Anniversary gifts by year:

  • 1st Anniversary: Paper
  • 2nd Anniversary: Cotton
  • 3rd Anniversary: Leather
  • 4th Anniversary: Fruit or flowers
  • 5th Anniversary: Wood
  • 6th Anniversary: Sugar
  • 7th Anniversary: Wool
  • 8th Anniversary: Metal
  • 9th Anniversary: Pottery
  • 10th Anniversary: Aluminium

1st Anniversary: Paper

It’s been an exciting year, but perhaps your loved one is starting to feel those post-honeymoon blues. With this gorgeous planner, you and your partner can look forward to all the new adventures you’ll have together. We love the romantic front cover, and it even contains a space to keep all those cherished travel keepsakes!

Holiday planner, £19.50, Caroline Gardner at John Lewis

2nd Anniversary: Cotton

Cotton may not sound very luxurious, but you’ll want to give a gift that your S.O will cherish forever. This romantic print will really show your loved one you care. Pick their favourite picture from your wedding day for a touch of romance which will undoubtedly have them crying happy tears.

Modo Creative cotton print, £30, Etsy

3rd Anniversary: Leather

We’re sure your lives feel completely intertwined by your third anniversary, so you’ll love these matching leather keyrings. Available to personalise with your own message (we recommend your couple nicknames or a shared surname) these are a unique gift that will last forever.

Williams Handmade personalised leather heart keyrings, £25,

4th Anniversary: Fruit or flowers

Flowers won’t last forever, but these gorgeous paintings will! Remind your loved one of your special day with a customised painting of their bridal bouquet. This will be sure to take pride of place in any home.

My Art Space wedding bouquet painting, £80.83, Etsy

5th Anniversary: Wood

Trees are thought to symbolise strength and prosperity, so it’s a fitting gift for a five-year wedding anniversary. Take the theme quite literally with this unique birch wood vase. It’s sure to impress a boho bride and is made extra special with the personalised engraving. Fill yours with flowers that match your wedding theme for an added touch of romance.

The Letteroom personalised birch wood vase, £34.95,

6th Anniversary: Sugar

Love is sweet – just like these beautiful biscuits! Your loved one will be blown away by the intricate designs on the (customisable!) sweet treats in this vintage-style tin. With a romantic love birds theme, this is a chic pick for a partner who doesn’t like things too gushy. If there’s ever a time to indulge, then it’s got to be your anniversary!

Love bird anniversary luxe biscuit tin, £45, Biscuiteers

7th Anniversary: Wool

Snuggle up with your loved one under this stylish wool blanket. Perfect for cosy nights in, it’s great for a romantic movie binge. We love that you can add your own handwritten message for an extra special touch.

Stabo personalised wool throw with handwritten message, £87,

8th Anniversary: Metal

For the first metal to make the list, you’ve got to gift jewellery. This sweet necklace is made from an original ‘lucky’ British farthing and would look great with anything. A dainty birthstone charm can even be added if you want to make it even more personal!

Prenoa Jewellery bronze farthing necklace, £45, Etsy

9th Anniversary: Pottery

Have some fun with your anniversary gift this year and invest in these matching personalised mugs. Once these are added to your morning routine you’ll start every day with a smile.

Sophia Victoria Joy personalised heart mug, £25,

10th Anniversary: Aluminium

Keep all your treasured memories safe in this stunning keepsake box. In a chic wood, with a subtle aluminium alloy strip, it’s the perfect choice for a 10th wedding anniversary. Add your names, a special quote, or even a date to complete the thoughtful gift.

Warner’s End personalised anniversary keepsake box, £29.99,

11th Anniversary: Steel

Elephants symbolise prosperity, luck and strength, so this luxe stainless steel moneybox makes the perfect present for a special anniversary. Use it to save up for a one-of-a-kind date night, or even a dreamy getaway for the both of you.

Georg Jensen Moneyphant stainless steel money box, £75, John Lewis

12th Anniversary: Silk

A silk scarf is timeless – just like your love. This gorgeous Dolce & Gabbana scarf is perfect for a loved one who enjoys a little luxury. Covered in delicate florals and cherubs, it doesn’t get much more romantic than this.

Dolce & Gabbana floral cherub-print silk scarf, £145, Matches Fashion

13th Anniversary: Lace

Lingerie may be the most obvious option for this anniversary. But for more creative approach, impress your partner with a pair of these unique earrings from Lily Gardner. Made with delicate Chantilly lace, sterling silver and onyx, these are a gift to be treasured.

Round lace earrings with onyx, £89, Lily Gardner

14th Anniversary: Gold jewellery

This diamond-encrusted ring is sure to impress when you present this to your loved one. Not only does it fit the 14th wedding anniversary traditional but the infinity symbol represents a continuous, everlasting love, so this really is a meaningful gift.

Infinity ring, £2,050, Tiffany & Co

15th Anniversary: Crystal

What a mile stone! With 15 years of marriage together, it's time to toast your loved one with these statement champagne glasses. Cut from a luxe coloured crystal, you’ll have them feeling like royalty with the stunning set. Add their favourite champagne for a gift that will really wow.

Champagne coloured coupe glasses, £255, Waterford at Harrods

20th Anniversary: China

Celebrate your loved one by commissioning a piece of English bone china. Using your family tree, special memories and standout places, Susan creates a bespoke gift that will remind your S.O of all your happy times together.

Custom bone china dish, POA, Susan Rose China

25th Anniversary: Silver

This gorgeous silver-plated mirror is sure to make your partner feel special. Decorated with the iconic ‘Love Knot’ design, this luxurious mirror channels romance and adoration.

Vera Wang for Wedgwood love knots compact mirror, £39.95, John Lewis

30th Anniversary: Pearl

Pearls are such a magical addition to a jewellery box. Celebrate your 30th anniversary in style with this stunning pearl necklace. This feminine piece is a timeless classic, sure to never go out of style!

Xiss Jewellery silver and pearl halo necklace, £90,

35th Anniversary: Jade

If your loved one isn’t a fan of the precious green stone, think outside of the box and try this Bond No. 9 perfume instead. The scent is to-die-for and that bottles just screams luxury. You may have just found their new favourite fragrance!

Bond No. 9 Dubai jade eau de parfum, £480, Selfridges

40th Anniversary: Ruby

Forty years together calls for something special. Show them how much they mean to you with these stunning ruby and diamond studs. They’re beyond glamorous and will have your partner sparkling wherever they go.

Ruby and diamond stud earrings, £3150, Pragnell

45th Anniversary: Sapphire

45 years down the line, it’s likely you’ve added a few members to your family by now, so a family tree print is a thoughtful gift which your loved one will cherish. In a deep blue colourway it also channels the sapphire theme perfectly.

A Type Of Design personalised sapphire anniversary family tree print, £45,

50th Anniversary: Gold

You’ve shared so many happy memories together, so an eternity ring is the perfect gift with which to celebrate your 50th wedding anniversary. This gold vermeil Monica Vinader pick is elegant and glamorous, and all those sparkling diamond are sure to impress!
Skinny gold vermeil eternity ring, £250, Monica Vinader

55th Anniversary: Emerald

As the years go by, you’ll realise there’s nothing more important than your memories. Treasure one of your favourites in this beautiful emerald photo frame. Add a special image – from your wedding day or later in life – for the ultimate emerald anniversary gift.

Made With Love Designs LTD emerald anniversary photo frame, £29.95,

60th Anniversary: Diamond

Your love is simple and timeless– just like this diamond ring. For your 60th anniversary, only the best will do. This Cartier solitaire ring will never disappoint and is perfect for such a special occasion. Along with a congratulatory card from the Queen herself, this priceless ring will make your diamond anniversary a day to remember.

1895 solitaire ring, POA, Cartier

70th Anniversary: Platinum

Give them the key to your heart with this platinum and diamond key pendant. After 70 years together, there’s no better way to say ‘I Love You’ than with some show stopping jewellery. This romantic pendant will make them feel as special as they did on your big day all those years ago, and is sure to become a family heirloom, passed down from generation to generation.

Floret key pendant in platinum with diamonds, £6,350, Tiffany & Co