Wedding anniversary gifts have been exchanged since Roman times, with traditional annual milestone gifts each designed to represent a new stage of married life.
Anniversary Gifts by Year
From the special 1st anniversary paper gift through to the giving of valuable gold on the 50th anniversary and diamonds on the 60th, as the years pass each anniversary is marked with a traditional gift. Although silver, pearls, rubies, diamonds, and gold are all highly valuable milestone gifts, in many marriages the gifts which are truly treasured and remembered are the thoughtful personalised paper items.
The traditional 1st anniversary paper gifts symbolise the start of a new beginning and a life together, however in our opinion every wedding anniversary is a representation of a fresh new year and the start of a new chapter in your life together.
Below is a list of all the milestone anniversary years, materials, metals, stones and precious gems! Along with some gift ideas for inspiration.