Anniversary Gifts

"Do I love you? My God, if your love were a grain of sand, mine would be a universe of beaches." – Westley, The Princess Bride, by William Goldman

Anniversary gifts are often symbolized through traditional and contemporary gifts. This list provides a comprehensive list of anniversary gifts by year.

In the moment, when it counts, it is what your heart is expressing to the other person that matters. Finding ways to communicate this is an opportunity.

Year Traditional Modern Jewelry Specific
1st Paper Clocks Gold
2nd Cotton Fine Dining Ware Garnet
3rd Leather Crystal, Glass Pearls
4th Fruit, Flowers Electronics Blue Topaz
5th Wood Silverware Sapphire
6th Candy, Iron Wood Amethyst
7th Wool, Copper Desk Sets Onyx
8th Bronze, Pottery Linens, Lace Tourmaline
9th Pottery, Willow Leather Lapiz Lazuli
10th Tin, Aluminum Diamond Jewelry Diamond Jewelry
11th Steel Fashion Jewelry Fashion Jewelry, Turquoise
12th Silk, Linen Pearls, Colored Gems Pearls, Jade
13th Lace Textiles, Furs Citrine
14th Ivory Gold Jewelry Gold Jewelry, Opal
15th Crystal Watches Watches, Ruby
16th Wax Candles, Silverware Silverware Peridot, Silverware
17th Furniture Watches, Carnelian
18th Porcelain Porcelain Cat's Eye, Porcelain
19th Bronze Aquamarine, Bronze
20th Fine Dining Ware Fine Dining Ware Emerald
21st Iolite
22nd Spinel
23rd Imperial Topaz
24th Tanzanite
25th Silver Silver Silver
26th Pictures, Art Art
27th Sculptures Music
28th Orchids Lavender Tourmaline
29th Furniture
30th Pearls, Diamonds Pearls
35th Coral Jade Coral, Jade, Emerald
40th Ruby Ruby Ruby
45th Sapphire Sapphire Sapphire
50th Gold Gold Gold
55th Emerald Emerald Emerald, Alexandrite
60th Diamond Jubilee Diamond Jubilee Diamond Jubilee

The above list or chart may have some gaps. Use these opportunities to be creative in your expression of love.