Anniversary Gift Guide

by admin on September 3, 2007

This is the obligatory anniversary gift suggestion list that appears on millions of wedding and marriage web sites.  I don’t know a single person who has ever referred to this as their gift giving guide, with the exception of 20th, 25th and 50th wedding anniversaries.  It’s meant to be a guide, the barest hint of suggestion for a gift but obviously, choosing a gift that is suited to the person/couple would be a better gift giving decision. On my 25th wedding anniversary, I hope to be lying on a beach in Oahu rather than delighting in the prospect of polishing silver I didn’t want in the first place.  And what is with giving a 10-carat diamond for a 100th anniversary!?  At that age I’ll be too decrepit to lift my hand to support a rock like that.  

Traditional Modern
1st Paper Clocks
2nd Cotton China
3rd Leather Crystal, Glass
4th Linen (Silk) Appliances
5th Wood Silverware
6th Iron Wood objects
7th Wool (Copper) Desk sets
8th Bronze Linens, Lace
9th Pottery (China) Leather goods
10th Tin, Aluminum Diamond
11th Steel Fashion jewelry
12th Silk Pearls, Colored gems
13th Lace Textiles, Furs
14th Ivory Gold jewelry
15th Crystal Watches
16th Silver holloware
17th Furniture
18th Porcelain
19th Bronze
20th China Platinum
21st Brass, Nickel
22nd Copper
23rd Silver plate
24th Musical instruments
25th Silver Sterling silver
26th Original pictures
27th Sculpture
28th Orchids
29th New furniture
30th Pearl Diamond
31st Timepieces
32nd Conveyances (e.g., automobiles)
33rd Amethyst
34th Opal
35th Coral (Jade) Jade
36th Bone china
37th Alabaster
38th Beryl, Tourmaline
39th Lace
40th Ruby Ruby
41st Land
42nd Improved real estate
43rd Travel
44th Groceries
45th Sapphire Sapphire
46th Original poetry tribute
47th Books
48th Optical goods (e.g., telescope, microscope)
49th Luxuries, any kind
50th Gold Gold
55th Emerald Emerald
60th Diamond Diamond
75th diamonds, diamondlike stones, gold
80th Diamond, Pearl
85th Diamond, Sapphire
90th Diamond, Emerald
95th Diamond, Ruby
100th 10-carat Diamond

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