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Celebrate All Your Anniversaries With These Gift Ideas

Gift Ideas for Your 1st - 100th Wedding Anniversary

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Senior Couple at their Golden Anniversary
Photo: Johannes Kroemer/The Image Bank/Getty Images

Anniversary Gift Ideas:
1st - 10th | 11th - 20th | 21st - 30th | 31st - 40th | 41st - 50th | 52nd - 100th

The tradition of giving a specific gift on a specific anniversary dates back to the Middle Ages. (See our article "History of Wedding Anniversary Gift Lists" for a complete history.)

Here are some ideas to help you celebrate your wedding anniversaries. Both the traditional and modern gift suggestions for 1st through 100th anniversaries are listed.

The anniversary gift lists are based on the anniversary lists provided by the Chicago Public Library.

Anniversary symbols and ideas for celebrating your anniversary are included.

1st Wedding Anniversary
Traditional Gifts: Paper
Modern Gifts: Clocks
Celebrating: Ideas and Symbols
Related: 1st Anniversary Resources
Readers' Suggestions: 1st Anniversary Stories and Gift Ideas

2nd Wedding Anniversary
Traditional Gifts: Cotton
Modern Gifts: China
Celebrating: Ideas and Symbols
Related: 2nd Anniversary Resources
Readers' Suggestions: 2nd Anniversary Stories and Gift Ideas

3rd Wedding Anniversary
Traditional Gifts: Leather
Modern Gifts: Crystal
Celebrating: Ideas and Symbols
Related: 3rd Anniversary Resources
Readers' Suggestions: 3rd Anniversary Stories and Gift Ideas

4th Wedding Anniversary
Traditional Gifts: Fruit or Flowers
Modern Gifts: Appliances
Celebrating: Ideas and Symbols
Related: 4th Anniversary Resources
Readers' Suggestions: 4th Anniversary Stories and Gift Ideas

5th Wedding Anniversary
Traditional Gifts: Wood
Modern Gifts: Silverware
Celebrating: Ideas and Symbols
Related: 5th Anniversary Resources
Readers' Suggestions:  5th Anniversary Stories and Gift Ideas

6th Wedding Anniversary
Traditional Gifts: Candy or Iron
Modern Gifts: Wood
Celebrating: Ideas and Symbols
Related: 6th Anniversary Resources
Readers' Suggestions: 6th Anniversary Stories and Gift Ideas

7th Wedding Anniversary
Traditional Gifts: Wool or Copper
Modern Gifts: Desk Sets
Celebrating: Ideas and Symbols
Related: 7th Anniversary Resources
Readers' Suggestions: 7th Anniversary Stories and Gift Ideas

8th Wedding Anniversary
Traditional Gifts: Bronze or Pottery
Modern Gifts: Linens or Lace
Celebrating: Ideas and Symbols
Related: 8th Anniversary Resources
Readers' Suggestions: 8th Anniversary Stories and Gift Ideas

9th Wedding Anniversary
Traditional Gifts: Pottery and Willow
Modern Gifts: Leather
Related: 9th Anniversary Resources
Readers' Suggestions: 9th Anniversary Stories and Gift Ideas

10th Wedding Anniversary
Traditional Gifts: Tin or Aluminum
Modern Gifts:Diamond Jewelry
Celebrating: Ideas and Symbols
Related: 10th Anniversary Resources
Readers' Suggestions: 10th Anniversary Stories and Gift Ideas

More Anniversaries:
1st - 10th
11th - 20th
21st - 30th
31st - 40th
41st - 50th
52nd - 100th

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