Marriage milestones are a special time for celebration. Each year of marriage is traditionally linked with a gift idea, symbolising the passing years. Many couples choose to stick to the traditional gift ideas but, there is also a more modern list. These are often practical alternatives to luxury items. Here are some great traditional and modern anniversary gift ideas.
1st Anniversary - Paper or Clocks
Try a personalised photo book of your first year as husband and wife. Alternatively, you can really treat your partner with a gorgeous new watch! Stylish and thoughtful...what could be better!
2nd Anniversary - Cotton or China
Cotton gifts can be both thoughtful and practical. Try a personalised T-shirt or a cute pair of socks with your faces printed on them! Matching mugs is also a super sweet idea that will have you thinking about your partner every time you have a sip of your morning coffee.
3rd Anniversary - Leather or Crystal /Glass
Leather gifts aren't cheap but are absolutely worth it! Try a handbag, leather jacket or beautiful wallet. You can also opt for a crystal and glass combination with these personalised champagne flutes. Perfect for that anniversary toast!
4th Anniversary - Fruit and Flowers or Linen and Silk
How about a beautiful bouquet of flowers and some chocolate covered strawberries? Sounds like a pretty good present to us! Some gorgeous new silky sheets or a sensual robe as also perfect ideas that your partner will love.
5th Anniversary - Wood or Silverware
If you and your partner love entertaining, then you really can't go wrong with a cheese board. Have your names, your wedding date or a meaningful quote engraved to make it really special. Silverware gives you the chance to gift something that you are able to use every day. Add a little pun or quote on it to make it even more fun!
10th Anniversary - Tin/Aluminium or Diamond
Tin and aluminium are versatile and can inspire a whole range of gift ideas! Something engraved and personalised like a set of key rings is a wonderfully sentimental idea. For something a little more luxe, go for an extra bit of sparkle with a gorgeous diamond ring!
15th Anniversary - Crystal or Watches
Time really does fly when you're having fun! Remember all of those wonderful years together with these elegant ideas. Matching his and hers watches are wonderfully practical and super stylish. If you are wanting something to share, combine the ideas and gift a beautifully crafted crystal clock.
20th Anniversary - China or Platinum
You've been loving each other for 20 years, that's a reason to celebrate right?! For your 20th year spoil each other with upgraded wedding bands or get seductive with some platinum coloured lingerie.
25th Anniversary - Silver
The silver anniversary really gives you an endless supply of gift ideas. Go for a luxurious bracelet, or keep it more practical with a monogrammed silver pen set.
30th Anniversary - Pearl or Diamond
Diamonds are a girls best friend right? So you really can't go wrong with some sparkling diamond jewellery! If you are wanting to opt for something more traditional, some pearl earrings are a classic and timeless style.
40th Anniversary - Ruby
Red roses, red wine, or ruby red jewellery, all beautiful gift ideas!
50th Anniversary - Gold
From a gold watch to a bouquet of gold roses, there are so many gorgeous options for this memorable anniversary.
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