Ever wonder what all the traditional anniversary gifts are by year? Everyone remembers the first one – paper – which is probably usually in the form of a romantic love letter or anniversary card but the rest get lost in the shuffle of: business, life, marriage, jobs, kids and –  lets face it –  other cool stuff we can buy and gift for our partners (read: I’m pretty sure none of us would say no to getting a diamond before 60 years together haha!). We found the traditional list courtesy of Hallmark.com. The anniversary gift was supposed to either have part of the item in it, whether made from it or on it.

Some of these gifts were as result of ancient or old wedding traditions  and a lot of couples have chosen to switch them for something a little more modern. Remember, you can’t go wrong with roses, chocolate and/or a delicious candlelight dinner!

Happy Anniversary and cheers to many more!

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1st Paper
2nd Cotton
3rd Leather*
4th Fruit/Flowers
5th Wood
6th Candy/Iron
7th Wool/Copper
8th Pottery/Bronze
9th Willow/Pottery
10th Tin/Aluminum
11th Steel
12th Silk/Linen
13th Lace
14th Animals**
15th Crystal
20th China
25th Silver
30th Pearl
35th Coral*
40th Ruby
45th Sapphire
50th Gold
60th Diamond

*Leather/Coral is often switched for another gift for ethical reasons.

**Animals was in reference to the historical traditional gift of Ivory, but endangered elephant populations make this an unethical choice.