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Wedding Anniversaries

Here is a list of traditional and modern gifts for wedding anniversaries.
The list of traditional gifts includes alternatives in parentheses.

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

Sources:  
  Anderson, Charles.  "The Exchange," RQ 25 (1985): 175.
  The World Almanac and Books of Facts. Mahwah, New Jersey: World   
    Almanac Books, 1997.
  World Book Encyclopedia, 1997 ed., s.v. "wedding anniversary." 
 

Last Updated: 12/2000

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