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Wedding Anniversary Gift Ideas by Year

wedding anniversary gift ideas by year

Looking for the perfect gift for your wedding anniversary?

If you're on the hunt for affordable wedding anniversary gift ideas that won't break the bank, you're in the right place! Did you know that when you get married, there are traditional wedding anniversary gift themes for each year? If you want to follow these traditional anniversary gift themes, you'll find a great selection of items broken down by year in the posts below. We've also listed, for your convenience, the different gift items that are given each year for both traditional and modern gift-givers.


TRADITIONAL ANNIVERSARY GIFTS

Sticking to the traditional anniversary themes for your gifts is a great idea because it helps narrow down the options. 

YEAR 1: Paper
YEAR 2: Cotton
YEAR 3: Leather
YEAR 4: Fruit/Flowers
YEAR 5: Wood
YEAR 6: Iron/Candy
YEAR 7: Wood/Copper
YEAR 8: Bronze/Pottery
YEAR 9: Pottery/Willow
YEAR 10: Tin/Aluminum
YEAR 11: Steel
YEAR 12: Silk/Linen

YEAR 13: Lace
YEAR 14: Ivory
YEAR 15: Crystal
YEAR 20: China
YEAR 25: Silver
YEAR 30: Pearl
YEAR 35: Coral
YEAR 40: Ruby
YEAR 45: Sapphire
YEAR 50: Gold
YEAR 55: Emerald
YEAR 60: Diamond

MODERN ANNIVERSARY GIFTS

If you'd like to gift your spouse a modern anniversary gift, check out the modern gift themes below. 

YEAR 1: Clocks
YEAR 2: China
YEAR 3: Crystal
YEAR 4: Appliances
YEAR 5: Silverware
YEAR 6: Wood
YEAR 7: Desk Sets
YEAR 8: Linens or Lace
YEAR 9: Leather
YEAR 10: Diamonds
YEAR 11: Fashion Jewelry
YEAR 12: Pearls

YEAR 13: Textiles or Furs
YEAR 14: Gold Jewelry
YEAR 15: Watches
YEAR 20: Platinum
YEAR 25: Silver
YEAR 30: Diamond
YEAR 35: Jade
YEAR 40: Ruby
YEAR 45: Sapphire
YEAR 50: Gold
YEAR 55: Emerald
YEAR 60: Diamond


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Choosing the perfect anniversary gift for your spouse can be a tough task. We totally get it. You know your dearly beloved so well but for some reason, it's still hard to buy them gifts, isn't it? You want a wedding anniversary gift to be the perfect balance of functional and sentimental, and that can be difficult to achieve. That’s why we've rounded up a selection of the best anniversary gift ideas by year in this special section of our gift guides.

Whether you are celebrating your 1st wedding anniversary or your 20th, we're rounding up fabulous gift ideas for each year's anniversary theme. In the pages below, you'll find wedding anniversary gift ideas featuring presents for every anniversary theme: from paper to silk, and lace to diamond!

first wedding anniversary gift ideas - year 1 - affordable wedding anniversary gifts
Affordable Anniversary Gift Ideas for your First Wedding Anniversary

1st anniversary theme:

Paper
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second wedding anniversary gift ideas - year 2 - affordable wedding anniversary gifts
Affordable Anniversary Gift Ideas for your Second Wedding Anniversary

2nd anniversary theme:

Cotton
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third wedding anniversary gift ideas - year 3
Affordable Anniversary Gift Ideas for your Third Wedding Anniversary

3rd anniversary theme:

Leather
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fourth wedding anniversary gift ideas - year 4
Affordable Anniversary Gift Ideas for your Fourth Wedding Anniversary

4th anniversary theme:

Fruit/Flower
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fifth wedding anniversary gift ideas - year 5
Affordable Anniversary Gift Ideas for your Fifth Wedding Anniversary

5th anniversary theme:

Wood
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sixth wedding anniversary gift ideas - year 6
Affordable Anniversary Gift Ideas for your Sixth Wedding Anniversary

6th anniversary theme:

Iron/Candy Anniversary Gifts

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Affordable Anniversary Gift Ideas for your Seventh Wedding Anniversary

7th anniversary theme:

Wood/Copper Anniversary Gifts

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Affordable Anniversary Gift Ideas for your Eighth Wedding Anniversary

8th anniversary theme:

Bronze/Pottery
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Affordable Anniversary Gift Ideas for your Ninth Wedding Anniversary

9th anniversary theme:

Pottery/Willow
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Affordable Anniversary Gift Ideas for your Tenth Wedding Anniversary

10th anniversary theme:

Tin/Aluminum
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