Wedding Anniversary - Year List

The historic origins of wedding anniversaries date back to the Holy Roman Empire, when husbands crowned their wives with a silver wreath on their twenty-fifth anniversary, and a gold wreath on the fiftieth.

The names of some anniversaries provide guidance for appropriate or traditional gifts for the spouses to give each other.  These gifts vary in different countries, but some years have well-established connections now, common to most nations: 5th Wooden, 10th Tin, 15th Crystal, 20th China, 25th Silver, 30th Pearl, 40th Ruby, 50th Gold, 60th Diamond, 75th Platinum.

There's a few gifts on this website that would fit into whatever year you are celebrating!

  1st   Paper
  2nd  Cotton/China
  3rd   Leather
  4th   Silk
  5th   Wood/Silverware
  6th   Iron/Wood
  7th   Wool
  8th   Bronze
  9th   Pottery/Leather
10th   Tin/Diamond Jewellery
11th   Steel/Fashion Jewellery
12th   Silk/Pearls
13th   Textiles
14th   Ivory/Gold Jewellery
15th   Crystal
20th   China/Platinum
25th   Silver/Sterling Silver
30th   Pearl/Diamond
35th   Coral/Jade
40th   Ruby
45th   Sapphire
50th   Gold
55th   Emerald
60th   Diamond