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19 traditional wedding anniversary gifts by year

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Aug 16

Did you know every wedding anniversary has a traditional gift? No matter if you’re celebrating your very own 5th wedding anniversary or are helping your parents celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary, you can get inspired by these UK traditional anniversary gifts by year. Want to know what your anniversary gift by year is? From pearls to paper, find yours below to help you bag a brilliant wedding anniversary gift…

Traditional wedding anniversary gifts by year

1st anniversary: Paper

Well, this is very fitting! Symbolic of an unwritten love story and a fresh page of your future together, paper is the first up on our list of traditional wedding anniversary gifts by year for those celebrating their first year together as a married couple. So, if you’re still in that warm and fuzzy newlywed bubble and are on the lookout for a thoughtful and meaningful first wedding anniversary gift, look no further than our very own paper anniversary gifts.  

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2nd anniversary: Cotton

For anyone celebrating their second anniversary, cotton is the traditional wedding gift to give. Just like the material, marriage needs to be strong and adaptable so if you’re after a traditional second wedding anniversary gift, we’ve got just the thing with this lovely cotton anniversary map from Delightful Living.

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3rd anniversary: Leather

Coming up to three years? Time flies! Known for its protective, warming and secure values, leather represents a third wedding anniversary and these incredibly cute keyrings by Williams Handmade will go down a treat whether a gift for your other half or friends and family.

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4th anniversary: Linen

Each year of marriage is represented by a material that’s increasingly resilient so next up on our list of traditional wedding gifts by year is linen! Known to represent honesty and purity, treat them this anniversary to this meaningful photo album, personalised with a thoughtful message on the inside page.

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5th anniversary: Wood

Next up on our list of traditional wedding anniversary gifts by year is for those toasting to half a decade of happy marriage. Celebrate your fifth wedding anniversary with a wooden gift and we’ve found just the thing with this stunning photo block. Surprise them with a photo from your wedding day, a thoughtful gift they can treasure for years to come.

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6th anniversary: Sugar

Life together after 6 years of marriage is sure to be sweet so celebrate this anniversary with something sugary. Personalise your very own love heart biscuit with a thoughtful message, along with two love birds from one of our biscuit faves, Biscuiteers.

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8th anniversary: Wool

Durable and protective, wool represents a 7th wedding anniversary, and we couldn’t think of any better way to spend it than by cuddling up and keeping warm with this gorgeous blush knee blanket, the perfect gift to snuggle up together on the sofa with your favourite film or outside under the stars.

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8th anniversary: Salt

For anyone approaching their eighth wedding anniversary and is after traditional wedding anniversary gifts, salt is the traditional wedding gift to give your significant other! We know what you’re thinking…this isn’t a very exciting gift to give but as it’s known for its preservative, pure and enhancing nature salt actually seems pretty fitting! We found this pink himalayan salt tealight warmer that’ll make a wonderful 8th anniversary gift.

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9th anniversary: Copper

Eeek, one year away from a decade – what an achievement! Celebrate those 9 years of happiness with copper. Representing warmth, passion and beauty, copper is the traditional gift to give on your 9th wedding anniversary. Toast to your many happy years together with this lovely, hammered copper bottle cooler from Becky Broome!

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10th anniversary: Tin

10 years and going strong! If you’re marking this incredible milestone with traditional wedding anniversary gifts, be sure to treat them to a wedding anniversary gift made of tin. Strong and durable, just like your marriage, this personalised planter is a great way to plant something up and watch it bloom as the years go by.

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15th anniversary: Crystal

Cheers to us! Symbolic for the lightness and clarity of your love, a gift made from crystal is the traditional wedding gift to give for a 15th wedding anniversary and we simply adore these personalised crystal champagne coupes that you can toast to many happy years together, and many more to come.

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20th anniversary: China

If food is the way to their heart and you’re after traditional wedding anniversary gifts, this beautiful personalised hand painted china plate will make a wonderful gift for your 20th wedding anniversary. Almost too pretty to use, china represents a 20th wedding anniversary and symbolises the beautiful but fragile nature of love, a lovely reminder to nurture your relationship, even after two decades together!

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25th anniversary: Silver

Happy quadrans centennial anniversary aka a quarter of a century! Did you know that traditionally a husband would gift his wife a garland made of silver, symbolising harmony, that was thought to be required to sustain a healthy marriage? That tradition might be not the done thing anymore, but a silver gift is a lovely tradition nonetheless and we love this thoughtful silver photo frame, where you can pop in your favourite photo together over the last 25 years.

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30th anniversary: Pearl

A pearl is solid, long-lasting and hard to find… just like the love that has led to your 30-year long marriage! Celebrate this amazing achievement with this meaningful personalised cushion that can be proudly popped on your sofa.   

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35th anniversary: Coral

Coral may be the 35th traditional anniversary gifts by year, but due to its endangered status, choosing something that looks like coral is the way to go! Symbolic of longevity, we simply adore this stylish coral print by Beach Lane Art, a more subtle 35th anniversary gift with a lovely meaning.

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40th anniversary: Ruby

Next up on our list of traditional wedding gifts by year is ruby! Thought to possess an inner eternal flame and symbolic of keeping passion alive, treat them to some stunningly simple ruby earrings that can be worn and treasured for many more anniversaries to come.  Looking for a gift for him? Try these personalised ruby cufflinks by Ellie Ellie.

50th anniversary: Gold

All that glitters is gold! Half a century deserves a big celebration and what better way to mark a precious milestone than with something truly special, like this thoughtful golden wedding anniversary print featuring places they have visited that hold dear memories close to the heart.

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60th anniversary: Diamond

Deriving from the term adamas, meaning unconquerable and enduring, diamonds are perfectly fitting for a 60th anniversary, celebrating 6 whole entire decades together and naturally, a beautiful diamond rose plant from The Gluttonous Gardener will not go a miss for this milestone.

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70th anniversary: Platinum

Happy 70 years of a happy marriage! If you’re after a 70th wedding anniversary gift, platinum is the traditional wedding anniversary gift, symbolising prestige, rarity and endurance. Celebrate with something sweet and add this lovely cake topper to mark this momentous occasion.

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We hope you’ve found this list of UK traditional wedding anniversary gifts by year helpful, and it has inspired you to find a wedding gift for your upcoming anniversary or that of a loved one!


P.S. To explore all our personalised wedding anniversary gifts, whatever the year, check out our anniversary gifts collection here.

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Betsy Benn
Betsy Benn
1 month ago

Thanks for featuring our Golden Wedding Print xx Good round up of gorgeous small makers and designers.

martha
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22 days ago
Reply to  Betsy Benn

You are most welcome lovely 😊