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What are the gifts for each wedding anniversary?


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February 17, 2009 2:20PM

== == Appropriate anniversary gift giving for the first, fifth, tenth, fifteenth, twentieth, twenty-fifth and fiftieth years of marriage. Gifts in the early years of marriage were small remembrances, or tokens, such as paper (1st), wood (5th), and tin (10th). In later years of matrimony, gifts gained value, including crystal (15th), china (20th), silver (25th) and gold (50th). The light-hearted nature of early anniversary gift giving, saying "the paper, wooden and tin presents are seldom anything but jokes but, still mean something to many people. Crystal is the earliest that is likely to be taken seriously by the gift-bearers." {| ! Year |} {| ! Traditional |} {| ! Modern |} 1st Wedding Anniversarypaperclock

2nd Wedding Anniversarycotton/strawchina

3rd Wedding Anniversaryleathercrystal/glass

4th Wedding Anniversarybooks/flowers/fruitlinen/silk

5th Wedding Anniversarywoodsilverware

6th Wedding Anniversaryiron/sugarwood

7th Wedding Anniversarycopper/wooldesk set

8th Wedding Anniversarybronze/potterylace/linen

9th Wedding Anniversarypottery/willowleather

10th Wedding Anniversaryaluminum/tindiamond jewelry

11th Wedding Anniversarysteelfashion jewelry

12th Wedding Anniversarylinen/silkcolor gems/pearls

13th Wedding Anniversarylacefurs/textiles

14th Wedding Anniversaryivorygold jewelry

15th Wedding Anniversarycrystalwatches

20th Wedding Anniversarychinaplatinum

25th Wedding Anniversarysilversilver

30th Wedding Anniversarypearlsdiamond jewelry

35th Wedding Anniversarycoraljade

40th Wedding Anniversaryrubyruby

45th Wedding Anniversarysapphiresapphire

50th Wedding Anniversarygoldgold

55th Wedding Anniversaryemeraldemerald

60th Wedding Anniversarydiamonddiamond

70th Wedding Anniversarydiamond/platinumplatinum

75th Wedding Anniversarydiamonddiamond