For every couple their anniversary date is something special for whole life.
Whether it is the date when they met for the first time, the date when they shared their kiss or the day when they tied the knot.
When thinking about anniversary gift ideas for your partner, you should consider a few things. Sure you could take the easy route and buy flowers and chocolate but it would be a nice change to be more creative.
There are a lot of anniversary gift lists out there but firstly your gift should have a meaning and through the years it will become a solid remembrance of your love for each other.
In many cultures every 5th, 10th, 20th or 25th year holds a certain, special meaning. So which is the perfect traditional anniversary gift for your loved? Fab Fashion Fix counts down anniversary gifts by year.
1ST YEAR – Paper
Your wedding photos are a great way of using paper in a cool way. If you prefer something modern over classic photo albums, you can easily find photostrips by shopping online. Writing a poem or love letter on high quality paper is also a popular idea. Those who enjoy spending quality time together can buy tickets to a play, concert or a sporting event are other options depending on what your spouse prefers.
5TH YEAR – Wood
For the 5th anniversary the couple is no longer considered “newlyweds” or “newly married”. Suggested gifts are a wooden clock, wooden music box, statue or something as simple as a wooden picture frame to display a special picture, possibly from your anniversary or wedding day.
10TH YEAR – Tin/ Aluminum
According to etiquette, the traditional 10-year anniversary gift is tin or aluminum. … The good news is, there are a ton of creative, fun and romantic gifts made of these silver-tone metals. Find a perfect piece of jewelry – necklace which has personalization options. Have it engraved with your wedding date, names of your children or both of your initials.
15TH YEAR – Crystal
There are many crystal presents which will also serve as a great part of your home decor. Here are just a few: crystal bowl, crystal jewelry, crystal rose, crystal photo frame or crystal candlesticks.
20TH YEAR – China
China is the traditional gift for the 20th wedding anniversary. There are several different gifts that can be given. Here are just a few suggestions: a china vase, dinner set, tea set, photo frame, personalized china plate. If you want to pull out all the stops, consider arranging a trip to China.
25TH YEAR – Silver
The gift ideas are endless when talking about silver. It is a very sought after precious metal and any gift given of silver will be appreciated. Here are a few traditional silver gift ideas: Jewelry, picture frames, flat wear or a vase. The beautiful and elegant Silver-Dipped Eternity Rose is also the ideal gift to give your loved ones on the occasion of their 25th anniversary.
30TH YEAR – Pearl
The traditional gift given for the 30th wedding anniversary is pearl. Some gift ideas are: earrings, necklace, bracelet, cuff links or a religious rosary. In case you have missed it, read our Style Guide: How to wear pearl jewelry?
40TH YEAR – Ruby
Not much has changed from traditional to modern gifts on the 40th wedding anniversary. The ruby represents both. Here are several ruby gift ideas: any kind of jewelry – earrings, necklace, ring, bracelet, cuff links and tie clip. If you or your spouse is an art lover, consider art that incorporates rubies. Ruby colored or ruby studded bowls and vases are also great ideas.
45TH YEAR – Sapphire
As with most stones, sapphires can be incorporated into various sorts of jewelry or vases. Here are a few ideas: ring, pendant, money clip, tie clip, bracelet or cuff links. Some non-jewelry gift ideas are: blue home decor, blue crystal bowl or vase or blue lingerie or clothing.
50TH YEAR – Gold
Gold is symbolic of the 50th wedding anniversary. The gift ideas are endless and the Gold Dipped Natural Rose by Eternity Rose is the inevitable mix of beauty and opulence.
This piece is a romantic symbol of true love, the gold-dipped rose boasts a brilliant gold finish that will endure for a lifetime. The Gold-Dipped Eternity Rose brings it all together in one token of esteem – the perfection of nature’s purest blossom together with the luxuriousness of this precious metal. You can place this gift in your bedroom or living room alongside your wedding photos and it will elevate your home decor. Giving the gift of a Gold-Dipped Eternity Rose is the perfect way to declare the everlasting nature of your love.