Traditional and Modern
Yearly Anniversary Gifts

Your Guide to find the Perfect Yearly Anniversary Gifts

Anniversaries have traditional and modern yearly anniversary gifts. Use the chart below to decide what to give for each year of marriage. An entry of "none" means that there has not been a gift assigned to that year in that category.



Year
Traditional Gift (British)
Traditional Gift (American)
Modern Gift
1PaperPaperClocks
2CottonCottonChina
3LeatherLeatherCrystal, Glass
4Fruit, FlowersLinen, SilkAppliances
5WoodWoodSilverware
6SugarIronWood
7Wool, CopperWool, CopperDesk Sets, Pen and Pencil Sets
8Bronze, PotteryBronzeLinens, Lace
9Pottery, WillowPottery, ChinaLeather
10TinTin, AluminumDiamonds, Jewelry
11SteelSteelFashion Jewelry, Accessories
12Silk, LinenSilkPearls, Colored Gems
13LaceLaceTextiles, Furs
14Ivory (Note: Now Banned)IvoryGold, Jewelry
15CrystalCrystalWatches
16TungstenNoneSilver Holloware
17TurquoiseNoneFurniture
18NoneNonePorcelain
19NoneNoneBronze
20ChinaChinaPlatinum
21NoneNoneBrass, Nickel
22NoneNoneCopper
23NoneNoneSilver Plate
24NoneNoneMusical Instruments
25SilverSilverSterling Silver
26NoneNoneOriginal Pictures
27NoneNoneSculpture
28NoneNoneOrchids
29NoneNoneNew Furniture
30PearlPearlDiamond
31NoneNoneTimepieces
32NoneNoneConveyances
33NoneNoneAmethyst
34NoneNoneOpal
35CoralCoral, JadeJade
36NoneNoneBone China
37NoneNoneAlabaster
38NoneNoneBeryl, Tourmaline
39NoneNoneLace
40RubyRubyRuby
41NoneNoneLand
42NoneNoneImproved Real Estate
43NoneNoneTravel
44NoneNoneGroceries
45SapphireSapphireSapphire
46NoneNoneOriginal Poetry Tribute
47NoneNoneBooks
48NoneNoneOptical Goods
49NoneNoneLuxury Items
50GoldGoldGold
55EmeraldEmeraldEmerald
60DiamondDiamondDiamond
65Star SapphireStar SapphireStar Sapphire
70PlatinumPlatinumNone
75Diamonds, GoldDiamonds, GoldDiamonds, Gold
80OakOakDiamond, Pearl
90GraniteGraniteDiamond, Emerald

Use the chart below to get more ideas for unique yearly anniversary gifts. Includes the color, gemstone, and flower assigned to your specific anniversary year. An entry of "none" means that there is not a listing in that category for that year.

Year
Color
Gemstone
Flower
1YellowMother of Pearl. Alternate: PeridotPansy
2Linen WhiteGarnetCosmos
3Light BrownPearls. Alternate: JadeFuchsia
4GreenBlue Topaz. Alternate: Blue ZirconGeranium
5TurquoiseSapphire. Alternate: Pink TourmalineDaisy
6WhiteAmethyst. Alternate: TurquoiseCalla Lily
7Off WhiteOnyx. Alternates: Yellow Sapphire, Golden BerylJack-in-the-pulpit
8BronzeTourmaline. Alternate: TanzaniteClematis
9TerracottaLapis Lazuli. Alternates: Amethyst, Green SpinelPoppies
10SilverDiamond Jewelry. Alternte: Blue SapphireDaffodils
11TurquoiseTurquoise. Alternates: Citrine, Yellow ZirconMorning Glory
12Oyster WhiteJade. Alternate: OpalPeonies
13WhiteCitrine. Alternates: Moonstone, Hawk's EyeHollyhock
14IvoryOpal. Alterntes: Agate, BloodstoneDahlia
15Ruby RedRuby. Alternates: Rhodolite Garnet, AlexandriteRoses
16SilverPeridot. Alternate: Red SpinelNone
17YellowWatches. Alternate: CarnelianNone
18BlueCat's Eye or Chrysoberyl. Alternate: AquamarineNone
19BronzeAquamarine. Alternate: Almandine GarnetNone
20Emerald Green or WhiteEmerald. Alternate: Yellow or Golden DiamondDay Lily
21OrangeLoliteNone
22GreenSpinelNone
23SilverImperial TopazNone
24LavenderTanzaniteNone
25SilverSilver Jubilee. Alternates: Tsavorite, Green GarnetIris
26NoneNoneNone
27NoneNoneNone
28NoneNoneNone
29NoneNoneNone
30GreenPearl JubileeSweet Pea
31NoneNoneNone
32NoneNoneNone
33NoneNoneNone
34NoneNoneNone
35CoralEmeraldNone
36NoneNoneNone
37NoneNoneNone
38NoneNoneNone
39NoneNoneNone
40Ruby RedRubyNasturtium
41NoneNoneNone
42NoneNoneNone
43NoneNoneNone
44NoneNoneNone
45Sapphire RedSapphire. Alternate: Cat's EyeNone
46NoneNoneNone
47NoneNoneNone
48NoneNoneNone
49NoneNoneNone
50GoldGolden Jubilee. Alternate: Imperial or Golden TopazViolet
55EmeraldAlexandriteNone
60WhiteDiamondNone
65Sky BlueStar SapphireNone
70PlatinumNoneNone
75Diamond WhiteDiamondsNone
80NoneNoneNone
90NoneNoneNone

For more information on yearly anniversary gifts, see this Anniversary Gifts By Year site - What do they all mean?





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