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Wedding season is well and truly here which means there are also lots of anniversaries around the corner! Giving gifts on anniversaries is thought to have originated in Central Europe in the Middle Ages and traditionally specific materials are tied to specific anniversaries. The material increases in value and is meant to represent key stages of a couple’s life together.

Here’s a list of major anniversaries and the traditional materials associated with them. We’ve scoured all of our brands and compiled lots of great ideas for each year – click on the inspiration link to view!*

YEAR TRADITIONAL MODERN

OUR IDEAS

1st Paper Clocks

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2nd Cotton China

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3rd Leather Crystal/Glass

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4th Fruit/Flowers Appliances

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5th Wood Silverware

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6th Candy/Iron Wood

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7th Wool/Copper Desk Sets

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8th Pottery/Bronze Linens/Lace

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9th Willow/Pottery Leather

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10th Tin/Aluminum Diamond Jewelry

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11th Steel Fashion Jewelry

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12th Silk/Linen Pearls

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13th Lace Textile Furs

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14th Animals* Gold Jewelry

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15th Crystal Watches

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20th China Platinum

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25th Silver Silver

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30th Pearl Diamond

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35th Coral Jade

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40th Ruby Ruby

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45th Sapphire Sapphire

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50th Gold Gold

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60th Diamond Diamond

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Please note we omitted inspiration for jade, sapphire, gold and diamond as these are out of our homeware remit!

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