Gift Guide 2019 | Traditional Wedding Anniversary Gifts by Year


Tradition. It can sometimes feel outdated. In other ways; nostalgic, comforting & deeply meaningful.

The traditions of themed anniversary gifts have been passed down over many years from generation to generation. Which of course means that these items hold a very special significance.

So, if you're looking for the most perfect, thoughtful present for your husband or wife - this is a good place to start.

We've compiled a list of traditional UK anniversary gifts (the American version varies slightly). If you're struggling for ideas, this article will give you some inspiration.

Scroll down to view the list along with some of our top picks from the Coulson Macleod gift collection. Unique personalised art prints, mugs & metallic marble stone prints. Nothing stuffy or old-fashioned here. Age-old tradition meets beautifully modern design.

1st Anniversary: Paper

2nd Anniversary: Cotton

3rd Anniversary: Leather

4th Anniversary: Fruit or flowers

5th Anniversary: Wood

6th Anniversary: Sugar

7th Anniversary: Wool/Copper

8th Anniversary: Bronze

9th Anniversary: Pottery

10th Anniversary: Aluminium

11th Anniversary: Steel

12th Anniversary: Silk

13th Anniversary: Lace

14th Anniversary: Gold jewellery

15th Anniversary: Crystal

20th Anniversary: China

25th Anniversary: Silver

30th Anniversary: Pearl

40th Anniversary: Ruby

50th Anniversary: Gold

60th Anniversary: Diamond

70th Anniversary: Platinum

80th Anniversary: Oak

85th Anniversary: Wine

90th Anniversary: Stone

1ST ANNIVERSARY

Here at Coulson Macleod we specialise in wordy, personalised artwork. We have a large selection of paper prints suitable for your 1st wedding anniversary. Are you and your other half keen globe trotters? Take a look at our 'We Kissed' print. Provide as many locations as you desire & we'll turn it into a beautiful, bespoke piece of art.

After something a little simpler (but no less romantic)? Choose our 'big love thing' giraffe print that you can personalise with your two first names & the date of your wedding. Guaranteed to make them feel special.

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5TH ANNIVERSARY

These unique wooden prints are ideal for your 5th anniversary. Available in a range designs, sizes and colours so you can find your perfect match. Printed on sustainable birch plywood & lovingly hand-finished. Great for propping up on a mantelpiece or shelf. You can also easily source hangers separately for a wall display.

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7th & 8th ANNIVERSARY

Copper & bronze. These framed metallic mini art prints are carefully hand-foiled right here in our UK studio.

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9th ANNIVERSARY

Your 9th anniversary gift is... pottery. If the thought of attending an experience day & going all Patrick Swayze/Demi Moore in Ghost fills you with dread, buy them a mug instead. Because everyone loves a cuppa. You're also just one year short of a whole decade at this point. So, you might want to save the big guns for the following year.

TAKE A CLOSER LOOK

25th anniversary

Your silver anniversary. 25 years, a quarter of a century, a big milestone indeed. So how about this poster print featuring lots of heartwarming quotes about love & marriage? A great way to celebrate your life together.

Ok, so technically, not silver. But the beautiful ice grey tones blend seamlessly with most home décor.

GIFT GURU TIP: This 50 x 50 cm print fits perfectly in the RIBBA frame from IKEA.

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40th ANNIVERSARY

Say it with love... these mini art prints feature heartwarming quotes in a charming hand-stamped style font. Romantic, bold & on a ruby red background, of course. Perfect for your 40th wedding anniversary. Sure to catch their eye & their heart.

SHOP 'LOVE' PRINTS

50th anniversary

A milestone all the true romantics wish for. 50 whole years of marriage. Your golden wedding anniversary is definitely something to be celebrated & something which requires a special kind of gift. For that, we have our luxury marble stone prints featuring lots of quotes in sparkling metallic gold. A great present for your loved up parents or grandparents.

GO FOR GOLD

NEED A CARD WITH THAT?

So, you've got your anniversary gift sorted (phew!) but you will also need a greeting card.

View the anniversary card collection here.

THOSE LITTLE EXTRAS

Normally, red roses would be our go-to flower for romantic occasions.

But, did you know that there are also traditional flowers for anniversaries?

1st Anniversary: Carnation

2nd Anniversary: Lily of the Valley

3rd Anniversary: Sunflower

4th Anniversary: Hydrangea

5th Anniversary: Daisy

6th Anniversary: Calla

7th Anniversary: Freesia

8th Anniversary: Lilac

9th Anniversary: Bird of Paradise

10th Anniversary: Daffodil

11th Anniversary: Tulip

12th Anniversary: Peony

13th Anniversary: Chrysanthemum

14th Anniversary: Dahlia

15th Anniversary: Rose

20th Anniversary: Aster

25th Anniversary: Iris

28th Anniversary: Orchid

30th Anniversary: Lily

40th Anniversary: Gladiolus

50th Anniversary: Yellow Rose

PUT (ANOTHER) RING ON IT

If jewellery is the way to their heart, take a look at these traditional gemstone gifts.

1st Anniversary: Mother of Pearl

2nd Anniversary: Garnet

3rd Anniversary: Moonstone

4th Anniversary: Blue Topaz

5th Anniversary: Rose Quartz

6th Anniversary: Amethyst

7th Anniversary: Onyx

8th Anniversary: Tourmaline

9th Anniversary: Lapis Lazuli

10th Anniversary: Crystal

11th Anniversary: Turquoise

12th Anniversary: Jade

13th Anniversary: Citrine

14th Anniversary: Opal

15th Anniversary: Rhodolite

20th Anniversary: Emerald

25th Anniversary: Tsavorite

30th Anniversary: Pearl

40th Anniversary: Ruby

50th Anniversary: Gold

60th Anniversary: Diamond

65th Anniversary: Sapphire

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