Anniversary Traditions By Year With Gift Suggestions

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Anniversary Traditions By Year

Anniversary Traditions By Year

Anniversary Definition: An anniversary is the date on which an event took place or an institution was founded in a previous year, and may also refer to the commemoration or celebration of that event. (Wikipedia)

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They come every year. A day to celebrate love and commitment. A day to reflect on the past year and to celebrate the love that exists between lovers and partners in life. Your Anniversary should be an exciting day as you celebrate your bond with your partner.

Celebrate the big milestones or the small ones and do it with style!



“Our anniversary is just a momentary celebration, but our marriage is a timeless one.” – Unknown –


Would you be surprised to know that there are anniversary traditions that come with each new year? A tradition that started in the Roman Empire by celebrating specific marital milestones. (IE 25th Anniversary or 50th Anniversary)

There is a tradition for almost every year. Don’t worry! You do not have to follow them all, but when searching for an anniversary gift it helps to have somewhere to start.

There are old traditions and modern ones. Traditions by gemstone, by color, and even flowers. So sit back and enjoy Sweet Gift Lists Anniversary Traditions By Year.


“Real love stories never have endings.” – Richard Bach –


Quick Links

Year 1 – Year 10           Year 11 – Year 20           Year 21 – Year 30

Year 31 – Year 40         Year 41 – Year 50           Year 51 – Year 60


Anniversary Traditions By Year: First Anniversary – Tenth Anniversary

1st Anniversary: Paper

2nd Anniversary: Cotton

3rd Anniversary: Leather

4th Anniversary: Fruit or Flowers

5th Anniversary: Wood

6th Anniversary: Candy or Iron

7th Anniversary: Wool or Copper

8th Anniversary: Pottery or Bronze

9th Anniversary: Willow or Pottery

10th Anniversary: Tin or Aluminum


Anniversary Traditions By Year: Year 11 – Year 20

11th Anniversary: Steel

12th Anniversary: Silk or Linen

13th Anniversary: Lace

14th Anniversary: Gold Jewelry

15th Anniversary: Crystal

16th Anniversary: Coffee or Tea

17th Anniversary: Wine or Spirits

18th Anniversary: Appliances

19th Anniversary: Jade

20th Anniversary: China


Anniversary Traditions By Year: Year 21 – Year 30

21st Anniversary: Fire (theme)

22nd Anniversary: Water (theme)

23rd Anniversary: Air (theme)

24th Anniversary: Stone (theme)

25th Anniversary: Silver

26th Anniversary: Art

27th Anniversary: Music

28th Anniversary: Linens

29th Anniversary: Tools

30th Anniversary: Pearls


Anniversary Traditions By Year: Year 31 – Year 40

31st Anniversary: Travel

32nd Anniversary: Bronze

33rd Anniversary: Iron

34th Anniversary: Food

35th Anniversary: Coral

36th Anniversary: Antiques

37th Anniversary: Books

38th Anniversary: Luck (theme)

39th Anniversary: Laughter (theme)

40th Anniversary: Ruby


Anniversary Traditions By Year: Year 41 – Year 50

41st Anniversary: Office or Desk Decor

42nd Anniversary: Clocks or Watches

43rd Anniversary: Entertainment (theme)

44rd Anniversary: Electronics (theme)

45th Anniversary: Sapphire

46th Anniversary: Games

47th Anniversary: Garden or Plants

48th Anniversary: Home Improvement (theme)

49th Anniversary: Copper

50th Anniversary: Gold


Anniversary Traditions By Year: Year 51 – Year 60

51st Anniversary: Photos or Cameras

52nd Anniversary: Bath or Spa (theme)

53rd Anniversary: Plastic

54th Anniversary: Glass

55th Anniversary: Emerald

56th Anniversary: Day (theme)

57th Anniversary: Night (theme)

58th Anniversary: Faith and Hope (theme)

59th Anniversary: Charity (theme)

60th Anniversary: Diamond


Anniversary Ideas That Work For Every Year
  1.  romantic picnics
  2.  going out for a romantic meal
  3.  giving jewelry as a gift
  4.  making a time capsule
  5.  planting a tree
  6.  going to a concert, movie, sports event, live event, etc.
  7.  renewing your wedding vows

How do you celebrate your anniversary?

Suggestions? Questions? General thoughts? Leave a reply below.

1 thought on “Anniversary Traditions By Year With Gift Suggestions”

  1. Hi
    I grew up knowing many of these by heart. I guess it was an important part of the family traditions that we followed and it was often something we tested each other on as children. I’m sure my cousin could recite 1 through 20 and then 25, 30, 35, 40, 45, 50, and 60. I don’t remember hearing about many of the other ones that are in between. I think it likely these are recent additions. Some are a little strange I guess, I mean I’m not sure I would be greatly inspired to celebrate a plastic i.e. 53rd anniversary unless of course we did it completely humoristically which has to be about the only way to do it. Mind you, by the time I reach my 53rd wedding anniversary, if I ever get that far, well let’s just say the math isn’t in my favor or another way to look at it, maybe a sense of humor will be pretty much all I have left. So maybe every cloud has a plastic lining.
    Best regards


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