There are a few key anniversary milestones that have some traditional gifts. Here are a few that you can use to get creative and celebrate!
1 Year - The first-year anniversary gift is paper. Give your loved one a beautiful planner, a fine writing pen, wallet (to store that paper money!), or 1-year anniversary jewelry wrapped in beautiful paper packaging.
5 Years - The gift for 5 years is wood. There are countless things you can do to celebrate this traditional milestone, such as planting a tree in your backyard and watching it grow, gifting a beautiful piece of wood-accented jewelry, or splurging on a tasteful home decor item such as a new wooden dining room table.
10 Years - The 10-year gift is tin or aluminum. This is the perfect year to give an anniversary watch for him, even if it’s made out of stainless steel or white gold. You could gift it in a cute tin box to stay traditional.
20 Years - The gift for the 20th anniversary is china. While you can gift the traditional fancy china set, you could also create your own china together at a local pottery class or paint a mug with their favorite quote.
30 Years - This year’s traditional gift is pearl. You could give your significant other a beautiful pearl necklace, pearl earrings, or anything with mother-of-pearl accents.
40 Years - 40 is the year of the ruby, and there couldn’t be a more fitting stone for such an important milestone. Rubies are beautiful and symbolize strength, which echoes the strength of your marriage. You can’t go wrong with a classic anniversary bracelet for her that’s adorned with breathtaking rubies.