Anniversary Table

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Wedding Anniversaries are a time for a couple to celebrate their love and the time they've spent together as man and wife. Traditionally, gifts are given to each other and to couples celebrating an anniversary. The Anniversary Table can be a useful guide in deciding what types of gifts to give for each anniversary. The Table includes both the Traditional Anniversary Gifts and the Modern Anniversary Gifts.

If you're looking for an anniversary gift for your girlfriend or boyfriend, the Giftypedia has put together a Dating Anniversary Table for couples who are dating and want to celebrate their anniversaries.

Traditional and Modern Anniversary Gifts

Pdf icon.png Printable Anniversary Table

Anniversary Traditional Gift Modern Gift Anniversary Traditional Gift Modern Gift
1st Paper Clocks 30th Pearl Diamond
2nd Cotton China 31st - Timepieces
3rd Leather Crystal, Glass 32nd - Conveyances, Vehicles
4th Fruit, Flowers Appliances 33rd - Amethyst
5th Wood Silverware 34th - Opal
6th Candy, Iron Wood 35th Coral Jade
7th Wool, Copper Desk Sets 36th - Bone China
8th Bronze, Pottery Linens, Lace 37th - Alabaster
9th Pottery, Willow Leather 38th - Beryl, Tourmaline
10th Tin, Aluminum Diamond Jewelry 39th - Lace
11th Steel Fashion Jewelry 40th Ruby Ruby
12th Silk, Linen Pearls 41st - Land
13th Lace Textiles, Furs 42nd - Improved Real Estate
14th Ivory Gold Jewelry 43rd - Travel
15th Crystal Watches 44th - Groceries
16th - Silver Holloware 45th Sapphire Sapphire
17th - Furniture 46th - Original Poetry Tribute
18th - Porcelain 47th - Books
19th - Bronze 48th - Optical Goods
20th China Platinum 49th - Luxuries
21st - Brass, Nickel 50th Gold Gold
22nd - Copper 55th Emerald Emerald
23rd Imperial Topaz Silver Plate 60th Diamond Diamond
24th - Musical Instruments 75th Diamonds, Diamond-
Like Stones, Gold
25th Silver Silver 80th - Diamond, Pearl
26th - Original Pictures 85th - Diamond, Sapphire
27th - Sculpture 90th - Diamond, Emerald
28th - Orchids 95th - Diamond, Ruby
29th - New Furniture 100th - 10-Carat Diamond

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History / Origins of Anniversary Table


While not much has been documented about the Anniversary Table, historians have traced the silver (25th) and gold (50th) anniversaries to medieval Germanic Europe. It is said that the husbands presented silver and gold garlands on the appropriate anniversary, to their wives.

References have also associated the 5th wedding anniversary to the material wood, beginning around 1875.

In 1937, the American National Retail Jewellery Association created a list which associated a material with each year anniversary up to the 15th, then every 15th year up to the 60th. This is known at the Traditional Wedding Anniversary Table.

The Modern Wedding Anniversary Table seems to have been created by various commercial companies over the years. These list have been combined and introduce more contemporary gift ideas. This list also covers every year up to the 100th anniversary.

Substitutes for Furs (13th)

  • Faux Furs

Substitutes for Ivory (14th)

  • Tagua Nut
  • African Theme

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