Wedding anniversaries are important milestones that deserve to be celebrated with love, gifts and maybe some champagne. We are quite sentimental around here, so we've put together a list of the traditional gifts given on wedding anniversaries.
Paper: This is an easy anniversary because there are so many beautiful paper products from books to journals to prints and more.
Cotton: We say nothing is more lovely than luxury cotton sheets with matching pillowcases. Matching cotton bathrobes also make the perfect anniversary gift this year.
Leather: Keyrings are an inexpensive gift, while a leather sofa will be the splurge to impress.
Fruit or flowers: This is a sweet year for gift-giving with baskets full of fresh organic produce or bouquets of fragrant florals.
Wood: There are many nice personalized wood gifts on Etsy like engraved boxes, signs and photo frames with wooden covers.
Iron: It's strong and beautiful, just like your love. Go shopping and get something unexpected like an iron frying pan that might not seem romantic until you turn it over and see the wedding date and names engraved on the bottom.
Wool: Get ready for winter and get the gift for your love this wedding anniversary with a chunky knit jumper, a pretty scarf or some handmade mittens.
Bronze: Roaming around boutique gift shops, you can discover gorgeous gifts like bookends, globes and personalized trinket trays.
Pottery: With so many pottery options, it is easy to find a unique gift for the ninth wedding anniversary. We are thinking of planters, bowls and artwork for the home.
Tin: Creative artists love working with tin, and you can find products like photo frames, home decorations, keepsake boxes and mugs made of tin.
China: Anyone for tea? Teacups with a matching teapot is a sentimental and lovely gift to celebrate 20 years of marriage.
Coral: Coral-colored jewelry makes a lovely gift for your spouse on this important occasion.
Sapphire: Sapphire jewelry comes to mind for the 40th wedding anniversary. There is also a brand of gin called Sapphire for gin lovers.
Emerald: Nothing says I love you like an emerald ring and how about renewing your wedding vows at the same time?
Diamond: As you know, they are a girl's best friend. Any woman will adore diamonds in a ring, bracelet, necklace, or earrings and diamonds look great in any man's accessory, too, including cuff links and watches.
In the early years, the gifts start out as simple and increase in value as the years go on, signifying the importance and richness of a long marriage. However, you don't have to stick to these traditional gifts, as any thoughtful gesture is sure to be appreciated.