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Shopping for Traditional and Modern Anniversary Gifts

Spring has sprung and wedding season is upon us. For each engaged couple preparing to say I do, there are countless other happily married couples celebrating wedding anniversaries marking another blissful year together. Each wedding anniversary has both a traditional and modern anniversary gift associated with the year. Traditionally, the first anniversary calls for a paper gift, fifteenth anniversary is crystal, twenty-fifth anniversary is silver, and so on. Following is a table outlining each anniversary year and its corresponding traditional and modern gifts:

AnniversaryTraditional GiftModern Gift
FirstPaperClocks
SecondCottonChina
ThirdLeatherCrystal/Glass
FourthFruit/FlowersAppliances
FifthWoodSilverware
SixthCandy/IronWood
SeventhWool/CopperDesk Sets
EighthBronze/PotteryLinens/Lace
NinthPottery/WillowLeather
TenthTin/AluminumDiamond Jewelry
EleventhSteelFashion Jewelry
TwelfthSilk/LinenPearls
ThirteenthLaceTextiles/Furs
FourteenthIvoryGold Jewelry
FifteenthCrystalWatches
TwentiethChinaPlatinum
Twenty-FifthSilverSilver
ThirtiethPearlDiamond
Thirty-FifthCoralJade
FortiethRubyRuby
Forty-FifthSapphireSapphire
FiftiethGoldGold
Seventy-FifthDiamond/GoldDiamond/Gold

Thinking outside the box to customize the traditional gift is half the fun. The first anniversary is traditionally paper, but that does not have to mean stationery. Consider tickets to an event you both will enjoy or a first edition hard cover copy of a favorite book. If you are celebrating a golden anniversary, consider a unique rose gold jewelry item or a one of a kind piece from an estate jewelry collection that will double as a representative of the history you have made together. These are just a few ideas to help in the decision making process. Here at Long’s, we are always happy to help you find the perfect gift for someone you love, whether it is an anniversary or another special occasion.

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