Which present do you buy for what Wedding Anniversary ?

Which present do you buy for what Wedding Anniversary ? So everyone knows that you give Silver as a 25th Wedding Anniversary gift and gold for a fiftieth but what about the rest?

Well here is the definitive list and some Wedding Anniversary ideas from yours truly . I’m on my 32 and thinking about Coral or Jade, whoever they maybe?

  •  1st: Paper
  • 2nd: Cotton
  • 3rd : Leather
  • 4th: Linen
  • 5th: Wood
  • 6th: Iron
  • 7th: Copper
  • 8th: Bronze
  • 9th: Pottery
  • 10th:Tin or Aluminium
  • 11th: Steel
  • 12th: Silk
  • 13th: Lace
  • 14th: Ivory
  • 15th: Crystal
  • 20th: China
  • 25th: Silver
  • 30th: Pearl
  • 35th: Coral or Jade
  • 40th: Ruby
  • 45th: Sapphire
  • 50th: Gold
  • 55th: Emerald
  • 60th: Diamond


1st, Paper…Come on easy peasy lemon squeezy, the perfect anniversary gift for him is the Newspaper of your choice from the day of your nuptials or edible paper pants, might be fun.

2nd, Cotton ….A little more difficult but an anniversary gift for her is a cotton sleep T shirt with her special name on it. Works a treat..or see year 4

3rd, Leather….No not hand cuffs just yet, its too early in the relationship, so a unique gift for him or her is initialled matching leather wallets4th,  Linen…..Simples…. The perfect anniversary gift idea for you both of you is high quality Egyptian cotton sheets, the more thread the better and 1000 thread the best . This is a joint present, enjoy the sleep if you get any on your anniversary.

5th, Wood…..even more simple……buy him or her a tree, or indeed a Wood that you can go and visit. Have a little sign made to celebrate 5 years of wedded bliss…try….

6th, Iron……No don’t go there, you can’t afford the lawyers. This wedding anniversary idea may be a bit on the lumpy side, but trains used to be called Iron Horse and the Venice Simplon Express is one nice horse.. 7th, Copper…..Ok I give up here and I’m spending your money its got to be  “Copa”  cabana in Rio…get i?, got it good…..go…it’s that time of the 7 year itch.

8th, Bronze…..get a tan….see above

9th, Pottery….Nope I give in…..go to the Cinema

10th, Tin or Aluminimum, Ok you’ve got young kids now and you are broke, so it’s a Take Away tonight and buy a present for your husband of a decent bottle of wine.

11th, Steel….Well you are staying in more now and the perfect gift for a man is a set of decent kitchen knives. A gift for her might be Silver Cuff bracelet from The London Silver Company….the first plug and no we don’t do silver plugs, but theres an idea.

12th,  Silk…..Fill your boots, both of you. Men like a gift of silk underwear too you know.

13th….Lace….Not so unlucky number 13 for him but very much “as above” but buy your husband a decent bottle of wine.

14th, Ivory……NO….go to the cinema.

15th, Crystal….Got to be a fine Chateau Margaux from your wedding year in a pair of fine Crystal wine glasses.These are nice.  The perfect gift idea don’t you think?

16th,…There is No number 16 we now jump to the big…20th

20th Anniversary and that’s China. Simples….. Afternoon tea at the Ritz or Fortnum & Mason. But then order a bottle of champagne and “get a room”

You can buy a solid silver tea strainer at www.thelondonsilvercompany.com to remind you of 20 years of marital bliss.

25th Wedding Anniversary……the big SILVER one and the perfect gift for her and the perfect present for him can be found at www.thelondonsilvercompany.com.

30th, Pearl….simples… a necklace for her (don’t go there) she loves you but not that much. And the perfect gift for him is mother of pearl cufflinks.

35th, Coral or Jade…..two ladies of the night for a three / foursome? or more likely Jewellery for her and Jewellery for him. Coral is quite a beautiful stone.

40th, Ruby…..No presents….just a party for your friends or blow it all on a matching necklace & bracelet for her.

45th Sapphire…. Time to do the ring thing…well its been 45 yrs since you bought her the last one. Surely the best present a woman can get?

50th Gold…..Take the children & grandchildren to Paris or somewhere you love.

55th & 60th, Emerald & Diamond……….give the grandchildren a deposit on their first flat.

Hope you enjoyed my take on Wedding Anniversary gifts for him and for her, so buy one now .



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