It can be fun to peruse the list of traditional anniversary gift items. From paper for the 1st anniversary to gold for the 50th, this list has long provided inspiration for anniversary gifts. When choosing a gift, you can look past the item listed and infuse a bit of creativity to come up with a traditional wedding anniversary gift idea that will be as memorable and special as the person receiving it.
Look at the complete list of traditional wedding anniversary gifts to find out the type of gift that will be appropriate for the anniversary for which you are buying a gift. Below are a few ideas to help you get your own creative juices flowing.
1st Anniversary – Paper
The traditional first anniversary gift is paper and, believe it or not, that provides a chance to get very creative with your gift giving. Consider making a scrapbook of your first year together. Another romantic gesture would be have your marriage license (made of paper, of course!) professionally framed.
If you want to go big for your first anniversary, consider a trip and present your spouse or the couple with paper airline or cruise tickets.
5th Anniversary – Wood
Traditional wedding anniversary gift ideas for the 5th anniversary include items made of wood. Some great ideas for gifts for this anniversary include furniture, wooden sculptures or even jewelry made from exotic woods.
For a gift that will score big points for thoughtfulness, see if you can find a local artist to create a miniature version of the house that the couple lives in. This is a gift that will be treasured for years to come.
10th Anniversary – Tin
Some people might look at this and wonder “what in the world could I purchase that is made of tin?” While it might not be the first thing that you would think of, the fact is that there are many lovely pieces of art that are made from tin. This type of artwork makes a wonderful modern wedding anniversary gift idea for a fifth anniversary.
Many beautiful pieces of jewelry, such as necklaces, bracelets and cufflinks are also made of tin. You can even find cufflinks that feature the number “10” to signify the tenth anniversary.
Some jewelry stores will carry a small selection of tin items, but for the best selection you should shop online. There are online retailers that specialize in anniversary gifts, including those that are made of tin. Shopping online will give you the best selection rather than forcing you to choose from a much smaller inventory.
20th Anniversary – China
A 20th anniversary seems like a good time to update one’s dinnerware. If someone that you love is celebrating a 20th anniversary, consider asking others to pitch in to buy them a beautiful new set of China. Just make sure that you either know what pattern that they like or that the china could be exchanged in case they do not like what you select.
Here is a fun twist on the 20th traditional wedding anniversary gift idea. Sure, whoever created the list was surely referring to China as described above. However, there is no reason that you cannot translate it to mean something like a trip to China. This fun take on the traditional 20th wedding anniversary gift is sure to put a smile on the face of the recipient.