For some, when it comes to buying presents for your first anniversary or 60 anniversaries beyond that, finding the perfect gift can be daunting. Luckily, traditions have been upheld, lists have been made and all one has to do is keep within the parameters of the traditional or modern gift set to each anniversary year. Some traditional gifts you may have heard of, some you may be surprised by and others you can take a fresh spin on to give an unforgettable, timeless gift.

 

 

 

TRADITIONAL GIFT

 

MODERN GIFT

 

 1st Anniversary

 

 Paper

 

 Clock

 

 2nd Anniversary

 

 Cotton

 

 China

 

3rd Anniversary

 

 Leather

 

 Crystal/Glass

 

 

 4th Anniversary

 

 Fruit/Flowers

 

 Appliances

 

 5th Anniversary

 

 Wood

 

 Silverware

 

 6th Anniversary

 

 Candy/Iron

 

 Wood

 

 7th Anniversary

 

 Wool/Copper

 

 Desk Sets

 

 8th Anniversary

 

 Pottery/Bronze

 

 Linens/Lace

 

 9th Anniversary

 

 Willow/Pottery

 

 Leather

 

 10th Anniversary

 

 Tin/Aluminum

 

 Diamond Jewelry

 

 

 11th Anniversary

 

 Steel

 

 Fashion Jewelry

 

 12th Anniversary

 

 Silk/Linen

 

 Pearls

 

 13th Anniversary

 

 Lace

 

 Textile Furs

 

 

 14th Anniversary

 

 Animals

 

 Gold Jewelry

 

 15th Anniversary

 

 Crystal

 

 Watches

 

 20th Anniversary

 

 China

 

 Platinum

 

 25th Anniversary

 

 Silver

 

 Silver

 

 30th Anniversary

 

 Pearl

 

 Diamond

 

 35th Anniversary

 

 Coral

 

 Jade

 

 40th Anniversary

 

 Ruby

 

 Ruby

 

 45th Anniversary

 

 Sapphire

 

 Sapphire

 

 50th Anniversary

 

 Gold

 

 Gold

 

 55th Anniversary

 

 Emerald

 

 Emerald

 

 60th Anniversary

 

 Diamond

 

 Diamond

 

 75th Anniversary

 

 Diamond

 

 Diamond

 

 

You can see that some traditional and modern gifts overlap and others are more broad ranged options, which can definitely make gifting easier and allow the one giving the gift more creative opportunities.

For example, the 12th anniversary gift of silk or linen we would add a local New Orleans touch to the present. Nola Couture is a local company that arose from the need to lift spirits in the wake of Hurricane Katrina. It offers individual designs created in New Orleans specifically for New Orleanians. The designs are based off of classic New Orleans staples such as streetcars and snowballs. The perfect gift for your groom on your silk anniversary would be one of Nola Couture’s silk bow ties. With a variety of design options, we love the streetcar design and the “po boy” bow tie.

 

Good Gifting Good Gifting

 

See more designs at NolaCouture.com.

 

 

For the ladies, the 25th anniversary is dedicated to silver. The Elsa Peretti line at Tiffany & Co. offers a mesh tie necklace in sterling silver. This piece is not only beautiful, but it is completely different than most designs you see in recent jewelry lines. The wear options are endless and it is guaranteed to give your bride the fashionable confidence she deserves.

 

Good Gifting