First Anniversary Through The Tenth Anniversary

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First Anniversary Through The Tenth Anniversary


“Love is not about how many days, months, or years you have been together. Love is about how much you love each other every single day.”

First Anniversary: Paper

Paper Represents: fragile new love

Examples: Cards, Hand written Love Letters, Newspaper clippings of “on this day”.

Modern Tradition: Clock

Color: Yellow or Gold

Gemstone: Mother of Pearl

Flower: Carnation


Gift Suggestions:

Start a photo album or scrapbook of your adventures together. Make a collage with newspaper clippings from the day you were married.

Buy tickets to a live event.

Second Anniversary: Cotton

Cotton Represents comfort, flexibility, and strength.

“Chains do not hold a marriage together. It is threads, hundreds of tiny threads, which sew people together through the years.”
Simone Signoret

Color: Red or Linen White

Modern Tradition: China

Gemstone: Garnet

Flower: Lilly of the Valley

Gift Suggestions:

Cotton sheets. Not necessarily the most exciting gift but one the two of you can share.

Third Anniversary: Leather

Leather represents warmth, durability and resilience

Color: White or Jade Green

Modern Tradition: Crystal or Glass

Gemstone: Moonstone

Flower: Sunflower

Gift Suggestions: Leather book or Journal, Leather Bag or Purse, Leather Jacket or Shoes

Fourth Anniversary: Fruit and Flowers

Fruit and Flowers represent the growth, blossoming, and ripening of a relationship.

Color: Blue or Green

Modern Tradition: Electrical Appliances

Gemstone: Blue Topaz

Flower: Hydrangea

Gift Suggestions:

Fruit and Flowers are one of the easiest ideas on this list. This can definitely be done DIY or by ordering from your local florist.


Fifth Anniversary: Wood

Wood Represents: a durable and long-lasting bond.

These used to be hand carved items. Items from the heart.

Examples: Planting a tree together and watching it grow over the years. Plan a camping trip or visit the local arboretum.

Celebrate year 1 and year 5 by gifting a wooden clock!

Modern Tradition: Silverware

Represents the many meals you have shared together and the connection made during this time.

Examples: Plan to have a meal together with your new silverware. Decorate with daisies and wooden candle holders.

Color: Pink or Turquoise

Gemstone: Rose Quartz (Often called “The love stone”)

Flower: Daisy

Gift Suggestions: Wooden Sculpture, Wood Wine Glasses, Wooden Rocking Chair


Sixth Anniversary: Candy or Iron

Candy represents the sweetness of the marriage. Iron represents durability.

Color: Purple, Turquoise, or White

Modern Tradition: Wood

Gemstone: Amethyst

Flower: Calla

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Seventh Anniversary: Wool and copper

Both items represent safety and security, warmth and comfort.

Color: Onyx, Yellow, or Off White

Modern Tradition: Desk sets / Pen and Pencil sets

Gemstone: Onyx

Flower: Freesia

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Eighth Anniversary: Bronze

Bronze represents timelessness, toughness, and resilance.

Color: Tourmaline, Tanzanite, or Bronze

Modern Tradition: Linens and Lace

Gemstone: Tourmaline

Flower: Lilac

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Ninth Anniversary: Pottery or Willow

Willow and pottery represent nature and simplicity.

Color: Lapis Lazuli, Purple, Green, or Terracotta

Modern Tradition: Leather

Gemstone: Lapis Lazuli

Flower: Bird of Paradise

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Tenth Anniversary: Tin or Aluminum

Tin Represents how a marriage needs to be flexible and durable without breaking.

Modern Tradition: Diamonds

It’s ok to splurge and give diamond earrings or necklace. After all you are celebrating a decade together! Diamonds are beautiful and durable just like your marriage.

Color: Blue or Silver

Gemstone: crystal or green tourmaline

Flower: Daffodil


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