Wedding Anniversaries

The custom of Wedding Anniversary gifts dates back hundreds of years, when husbands would crown their wives with silver and gold wreaths, to mark 25 and 50 years of marriage.

During the 20th Century, many more anniversaries are celebrated with gifts appropriate to the year.  The following list shows the traditional Wedding Anniversaries; there are also other lists which show more modern alternatives.

You will find many ideas for lovely personalised gifts on our Anniversary Gifts page!

1st Paper or Card
2nd Cotton
3rd Leather
4th Linen
5th Wood
6th Iron
7th Wool or Copper
8th Bronze
9th Pottery
10th Tin or Pewter
11th Steel
12th Silk
13th Lace
14th Ivory
15th Crystal
16th Wax
17th Shells
18th Feathers
19th Furniture
20th China
25th Silver
30th Pearl
35th Coral
40th Ruby
45th Sapphire
50th Gold
55th Emerald
60th Diamond
75th Platinum