It can always be a tricky task, finding the right anniversary gift for your loved ones, did you know that there are specific gifts relating to different anniversary years? This makes choosing gifts a little easier and more meaningful than the obligatory bunch of flowers year in and year out!
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Here’s a guide to the first ten years, including gift ideas.
Each year has a traditional and modern option to make choosing easier.
1st anniversary – The traditional theme for a first wedding anniversary is paper, the modern theme is clocks. Paper is obviously the most affordable, which may be convenient for strapped for cash newly weds! Gift ideas could include a newspaper relating to your wedding day, books, stationary or how about a jar filled with promises for the year ahead?
2nd anniversary – The traditional gift is cotton, which allows for a plethora of gift ideas. New bedding, cotton robes or cotton nightwear for starters. The modern theme is china, perhaps you could invest in some china cups or dinner sets that will be appreciated for years to come.
3rd anniversary – Leather, the traditional choice would be accommodated with gifts of wallets, purses or possibly a mulberry handbag? Crystal and glass are the modern theme.
4th anniversary – A luxury bouquet of flowers matches the traditional theme of fruit and flowers for a 4th anniversary. The modern option is an electrical appliance!
5th anniversary – Anything wooden is the traditional choice for a 5th celebration. You can buy lovely gifts made of wood such as carvings, furniture, sculptures or perhaps a wooden plaque declaring your love for each other. The modern alternative is silverware.
6th anniversary – The modern gift is wood, which we just read about for the traditional fifth. The traditional gift for the sixth is sugar or candy with iron as the alternative. Sugar options include chocolate, candy, afternoon tea and cake. Iron is perhaps a little more tricky and you may need to be creative in your search for an ornamental piece made of iron.
Please don’t buy your other half an actual clothes iron, as it may not be appreciated! But maybe a set of golf clubs?
It can always be a tricky task, finding the right anniversary gifts for your loved ones, did you know that there are specific gifts relating to different anniversary years? This makes choosing gifts a little easier and more meaningful than the obligatory bunch of flowers year in and year out!
7th anniversary – Your traditional options for a 7th anniversary are copper and wool. Gift ideas include knitwear, bedding, kitchenware and anything made from cashmere. Brass or a desk set are the modern options.
8th anniversary – Traditionally bronze is the gift of choice, there are many stunning ornamental gifts made from bronze. The modern theme is linen and lace, so perhaps more bedding?
9th anniversary – Pottery and willow allow for lovely traditional gift options, how about a picnic hamper, willow sculpture for the garden or a painting pots class? Leather is the modern alternative, so if you didn’t buy that Mulberry handbag for your 3rd anniversary …
10th anniversary – Wow, you’ve been together for a whole decade! Celebrate traditionally with a gift made from tin. It sounds a little uninspiring however with a little creativity you could find something lovely for your garden or maybe fill a tin with something that your other half would love, a decade is an achievement after all.
The modern theme is diamond jewelry, it will surely be appreciated!
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