Modern Wedding Anniversary Gifts List

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Themes for modern wedding anniversary gifts come from a list of materials that are associated with each specific year. The different years, the majority of the time, have different themes or materials associated with that year along with different lists, here we are talking about the Modern Anniversary List, other popular lists include the the Traditional, Gemstone or Flower lists. The general idea behind this is so that you can select a gift with the theme of the material mentioned for the year thus making it easier to select an appropriate gift.

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The Modern wedding anniversary list was first launched in 1946 into the one shown below, some of the years have variations on the theme depending upon who has published the list subsequently. More history of how the wedding list evolved is available on our Modern Wedding List History page.

The reason it is called the modern list is simply because at the time it was published it included modern gift theme designed to encourage and promote sales of items in a time of austerity.

Below in the list the anniversary year will link you to pages with ideas available from all the Gift lists (e.g. Traditional, Modern, Gemstone and Flower) or choose the modern material for the year you are celebrating, or buying for, for a list of wedding anniversary gifts specific to that modern material and year.
The Modern Anniversary gifts list has a material theme against every year up to the 50th year and there after every fifth year until the 75th Wedding Anniversary. 

Modern Wedding Anniversary Material List

Modern Wedding Anniversary Material List
Year Modern Material
1st year wedding anniversary Clocks
2nd year wedding anniversary China
3rd year wedding anniversary Crystal or Glass
4th year wedding anniversary Electrical Appliances
5th year wedding anniversary Silverware
6th year wedding anniversary Wood
7th year wedding anniversary Desk Set
8th year wedding anniversary Linen or Lace
9th year wedding anniversary Leather
10th year wedding anniversary Diamond Jewellery
11th year wedding anniversary Fashion Jewellery
12th year wedding anniversary Pearls or Coloured Gems
13th year wedding anniversary Textiles or Furs
14th year wedding anniversary Gold Jewellery
15th year wedding anniversary Watches
16th year wedding anniversary Silver Holoware
17th year wedding anniversary Furniture
18th year wedding anniversary Porcelain
19th year wedding anniversary Bronze
20th year wedding anniversary Platinum
21st year wedding anniversary Brass or Nickel
22nd year wedding anniversary Copper
23rd year wedding anniversary Silver Plate
24th year wedding anniversary Musical Instruments
25th year wedding anniversary Silver
26th year wedding anniversary Original Pictures
27th year wedding anniversary Sculpture
28th year wedding anniversary Orchids
29th year wedding anniversary Furniture
30th year wedding anniversary Diamond Jewellery
31st year wedding anniversary Timepieces
32nd year wedding anniversary Conveyances
33rd year wedding anniversary Amethyst
34th year wedding anniversary Opal
35th year wedding anniversary  Jade
36th year wedding anniversary Bone China
37th year wedding anniversary Alabaster
38th year wedding anniversary Beryl
39th year wedding anniversary Lace
40th year wedding anniversary  Ruby
41st year wedding anniversary Land
42nd year wedding anniversary Improved Real Estate
43rd year wedding anniversary Travel
44th year wedding anniversary Groceries
45th year wedding anniversary Sapphire
46th year wedding anniversary Original Poetry Tribute
47th year wedding anniversary Books
48th year wedding anniversary Optical Goods
49th year wedding anniversary Luxuries, any kind
50th year wedding anniversary Gold Jewellery
55th year wedding anniversary Emerald
60th year wedding anniversary Diamonds
70th year wedding anniversary Platinum
75th year wedding anniversary Diamonds

There are a few variations with the modern wedding anniversary gifts list shown

 

All Important Modern wedding anniversary gifts

The modern wedding anniversary gifts list converge with the Traditional Wedding Anniversary Gifts List on what are deemed to be the major Anniversaries e.g 25th Anniversary is Silver, 40th Anniversary Is Ruby and the 50th Anniversary is Gold on both lists.

 

21st to 30th Wedding Anniversary Gifts

strong married couple together after 20 yearsThese years include the first anniversary that is considered a major milestone for any marriage, this, of course is the Silver Wedding (25 years) and then 5 years later is the also popular Pearl Wedding (30 years.)

These milestone events, just like all the milestone events have their own title e.g. Silver Wedding, Pearl Wedding, etc.  rather than the often misquoted silver anniversary or pearl anniversary as this would imply you are celebrating an anniversary of the Silver or Pearl Wedding and that would happen a year later (it gets very confusing!)

21st Wedding anniversary

The modern twenty-first wedding anniversary has a theme of Nickel; an alternative modern twenty-first wedding anniversary gift can be themed with Brass. The appropriate gemstone for the twenty-first wedding anniversary has a theme of Iolite.

22nd Wedding anniversary

The modern twenty-second wedding anniversary has a theme of Copper. The appropriate gemstone for the twenty-second wedding anniversary has a theme of Spinel (all Colours).

23rd Wedding anniversary

The modern twenty-third wedding anniversary gift has a theme of Silver plate. The appropriate gemstone for the twenty-third wedding anniversary has a theme of Imperial Topaz.

24th Wedding anniversary

The modern twenty-fourth wedding anniversary gift has a theme of Musical Instruments. The appropriate gemstone for the twenty-fourth wedding anniversary has a theme of Tanzanite.

25th Wedding anniversary also known as the Silver Wedding

The traditional twenty fifth wedding anniversary has a theme of Silver. The modern twenty fifth wedding anniversary gift has a theme of Silver. The appropriate gemstone for the twenty fifth wedding anniversary has a theme of Sterling Silver. The appropriate flowers for the twenty fifth wedding anniversary are Iris or is Iri the correct plural.

26th Wedding anniversary

The twenty-sixth wedding anniversary gift has a theme of Original Pictures.

27th Wedding anniversary

The twenty-seventh wedding anniversary gift has a theme of Sculpture.

28th Wedding anniversary

The twenty-eighth wedding anniversary gift has a theme of Orchids.

29th Wedding anniversary

The twenty-ninth wedding anniversary gift has a theme of Furniture.

30th Wedding anniversary also known as the Pearl Wedding

The traditional thirtieth wedding anniversary gift has a theme of Pearls. The modern thirtieth wedding anniversary gift has a theme of Diamond Jewelry. The appropriate flowers for the thirtieth wedding anniversary are Sweet pea.

Anniversary Ideas every year

Anniversary gift givingWelcome to Anniversary Ideas, your number one resource for celebrating any wedding anniversary.

We help guide you through the questions that need answering in order to have the best anniversary possible.

  • What is the traditional material for your anniversary?
  • What is the best way to celebrate your anniversary year?
  • What anniversary gift may I get my wife/husband?

Questions all answered by us.

Once you have a good idea of the type of anniversary gifts you can purchase, we will show you the best gifts available on or off line for the anniversary theme you require.

If you are unsure;

  • what anniversary gifts are appropriate for the year being celebrated and what’s best give give your loved one
  • how to celebrate your anniversary;
  • what material is traditionally associated with the anniversary year you are celebrating.

Then let us help you. we’ve been doing this for many years ever since our first web site which was the pioneer for wedding anniversary resources on the world wide web.

Anniversary Gifts

From the 1st Wedding Anniversary through to the 100th year (yes someone has given the 100th a symbol!) we supply details of the traditional or modern symbol, flower and gemstone associated with each year.

anniversary gifts lined up imageWe’ve done a lot of the work for you by searching the internet to bring together some of the best and most unique anniversary gift ideas around. Now these are just not general gifts they are specific anniversary ideas that match either the traditional or contemporary symbol for the Wedding Anniversary you are celebrating.

Wedding Anniversaries : Find out what material is traditionally associated with each year. Anniversary Etiquette : Holding an Anniversary Party? we answer the popular questions on etiquette; how to celebrate, why celebrate, gift giving and other commonly asked questions. All Wedding Anniversary details If you are celebrating a year that is not in the traditional list then this page gives themes and symbols for ever year up to the 50th and then every 5th anniversary up to the 100th!

1st Wedding anniversary

The traditional first wedding anniversary gift has a theme of Paper. The modern first wedding anniversary gift has a theme of Clocks. The gemstone first wedding anniversary gift has a theme of Fresh Water Pearl. The appropriate flowers for the first wedding anniversary are Pansies.

2nd Wedding anniversary

The traditional second wedding anniversary gift has a theme of Cotton; an alternative traditional second wedding anniversary gift can be themed with Straw. The modern second wedding anniversary gift has a theme of China. The appropriate gemstone for the second wedding anniversary has a theme of Rose Quartz; an alternative gemstone for the second wedding anniversary can be themed with Garnet. The appropriate flowers for the second wedding anniversary are Cosmos.

3rd Wedding anniversary

The traditional third wedding anniversary has a theme of Leather. The modern third wedding anniversary gift has a theme of Crystal; an alternative modern third wedding anniversary gift can be themed with Glass. The appropriate gemstone for the third wedding anniversary has a theme of Crystal. The flowers for the third wedding anniversary are Fushsia.

4th Wedding anniversary

The traditional fourth wedding anniversary gift has a theme of Fruit & Flowers; an alternative traditional fourth wedding anniversary gift can be themed with Books. The modern fourth wedding anniversary gift has a theme of Electrical Appliance. The gemstone fourth wedding anniversary gift has a theme of Amethyst; an alternative gemstone fourth wedding anniversary gift can be themed with Topaz. The appropriate flowers for the fourth wedding anniversary are Geranium.

5th Wedding anniversary

The traditional fifth wedding anniversary gift has a theme of Wood. The modern fifth wedding anniversary gift has a theme of Silverware. The gemstone fifth wedding anniversary gift has a theme of Turquoise. The appropriate flowers for the fifth wedding anniversary are Daisies.

6th Wedding anniversary

The traditional sixth wedding anniversary has a theme of Sugar; an alternative traditional sixth wedding anniversary gift can be themed with Iron. The modern sixth wedding anniversary gift has a theme of Wood. The appropriate gemstone for the sixth wedding anniversary has a theme of Amethyst; an alternative gemstone for the 6th wedding anniversary can be themed with Garnet. The appropriate flowers for the sixth wedding anniversary are Calla lilies.

7th Wedding anniversary

The traditional seventh wedding anniversary gift has a theme of Wool; an alternative traditional seventh wedding anniversary gift can be themed with Copper. The modern seventh wedding anniversary gift has a theme of Desk Set. The appropriate gemstone for the seventh wedding anniversary has a theme of Lapis Lazuli; an alternative gemstone for the seventh wedding anniversary can be themed with Onyx. The appropriate flowers for the seventh wedding anniversary are Jack-in-the-pulpit.

8th Wedding anniversary

The traditional eighth wedding anniversary gift has a theme of Bronze; an alternative traditional eighth wedding anniversary gift can be themed with Pottery. The modern eighth wedding anniversary gift has a theme of Lace; an alternative modern eighth wedding anniversary gift can be themed with Linen. The appropriate gemstone for the eighth wedding anniversary has a theme of Aventurine; an alternative gemstone for the eighth wedding anniversary can be themed with Multi-coloured Tourmaline. The appropriate flowers for the eighth wedding anniversary are Clematis.

9th Wedding anniversary

The traditional ninth wedding anniversary has a theme of Pottery. ; an alternative traditional ninth wedding anniversary gift can be themed with Willow. The modern ninth wedding anniversary gift has a theme of Leather. The appropriate gemstone for the ninth wedding anniversary has a theme of Tiger Eye; an alternative gemstone for the ninth wedding anniversary can be themed with Lapis Lazuli.The appropriate flowers for the ninth wedding anniversary are Poppies.

10th Wedding anniversary

The traditional tenth wedding anniversary gift has a theme of Tin; an alternative traditional tenth wedding anniversary gift can be themed with Aluminum. The modern tenth wedding anniversary gift has a theme of Diamond Jewellery. The  appropriate gemstone for the tenth wedding anniversary has a theme of Black Onyx. The appropriate flowers for the tenth wedding anniversary are Daffodils.

11th Wedding anniversary

The traditional eleventh wedding anniversary has a theme of Steel. The modern eleventh wedding anniversary gift has a theme of Fashion Jewellery. The appropriate gemstone for the eleventh wedding anniversary has a theme of Turquoise; an alternative gemstone for the eleventh wedding anniversary can be themed with Hematite. The appropriate flowers for the eleventh wedding anniversary are Morning Glories.

12th Wedding anniversary

The traditional twelfth wedding anniversary gift has a theme of Linen; an alternative traditional twelfth wedding anniversary gift can be themed with Silk. The modern twelfth wedding anniversary gift has a theme of Colour Gems; an alternative modern twelfth wedding anniversary gift can be themed with Pearls. The appropriate gemstone for the twelfth wedding anniversary has a theme of Agate. The appropriate flowers for the twelfth wedding anniversary are Peonies.

13th Wedding anniversary

The traditional thirteenth wedding anniversary gift has a theme of Lace. The modern thirteenth wedding anniversary gift has a theme of Textiles; an alternative modern thirteenth wedding anniversary gift can be themed with Furs. The  appropriate gemstone for the thirteenth wedding anniversary has a theme of Malachite; an alternative gemstone for the thirteenth wedding anniversary can be themed with Citrine; another alternative gemstone 13th wedding anniversary can be themed with Moonstone. The appropriate flowers for the thirteenth wedding anniversary are Hollyhock.

14th Wedding anniversary

The traditional fourteenth wedding anniversary has a theme of Ivory. The modern fourteenth wedding anniversary gift has a theme of Gold Jewellery. The appropriate gemstone for the fourteenth wedding anniversary has a theme of Jewellery; an alternative gemstone for the fourteenth wedding anniversary gift can be themed with Moss Agate. The appropriate flowers for the fourteenth wedding anniversary are Dahlia.

15th Wedding anniversary

The traditional fifteenth wedding anniversary has a theme of Crystal. The modern fifteenth wedding anniversary gift has a theme of Watches. The appropriate flowers for the fifteenth wedding anniversary are Roses.

After the fifteenth Wedding Anniversary the traditional anniversary gift list only provides a theme for every fifth year up until the 50th and then the Diamond Anniversary being the Seventy-fifth year.

16th Wedding anniversary

The modern sixteenth wedding anniversary gift has a theme of Silver Hollowware.The appropriate gemstone for the sixteenth wedding anniversary has a theme of Peridot; an alternative gemstone for the sixteenth wedding anniversary gift can be themed with Aquamarine.

17th Wedding anniversary

The modern seventeenth wedding anniversary gift has a theme of Furniture. The appropriate gemstone for the seventeenth wedding anniversary has a theme of Amethyst; an alternative gemstone for the seventeenth wedding anniversary can be themed with Citrine.

18th Wedding anniversary

The modern eighteenth wedding anniversary gift has a theme of Porcelain. The appropriate gemstone for the eighteenth wedding anniversary has a theme of Opal.

19th Wedding anniversary

The modern nineteenth wedding anniversary has a theme of Bronze. The appropriate gemstone for the nineteenth wedding anniversary has a theme of Aquamarine; an alternative gemstone for the nineteenth wedding anniversary can be themed with Topaz.

20th Wedding anniversary

The traditional twentieth wedding anniversary gift has a theme of China. The modern twentieth wedding anniversary gift has a theme of Bone China; an alternative modern twentieth wedding anniversary gift can be themed with Platinum. The appropriate flowers for the twentieth wedding anniversary are Day Lily.

21st Wedding anniversary

The modern twenty-first wedding anniversary has a theme of Nickel; an alternative modern twenty-first wedding anniversary gift can be themed with Brass. The appropriate gemstone for the twenty-first wedding anniversary has a theme of Iolite.

22nd Wedding anniversary

The modern twenty-second wedding anniversary has a theme of Copper. The appropriate gemstone for the twenty-second wedding anniversary has a theme of Spinel (all Colours).

23rd Wedding anniversary

The modern twenty-third wedding anniversary gift has a theme of Silver plate. The appropriate gemstone for the twenty-third wedding anniversary has a theme of Imperial Topaz.

24th Wedding anniversary

The modern twenty-fourth wedding anniversary gift has a theme of Musical Instruments. The appropriate gemstone for the twenty-fourth wedding anniversary has a theme of Tanzanite.

25th Wedding anniversary also known as the Silver Wedding

The traditional twenty fifth wedding anniversary has a theme of Silver. The modern twenty fifth wedding anniversary gift has a theme of Silver. The appropriate gemstone for the twenty fifth wedding anniversary has a theme of Sterling Silver. The appropriate flowers for the twenty fifth wedding anniversary are Iris or is Iri the correct plural.

26th Wedding anniversary

The twenty-sixth wedding anniversary gift has a theme of Original Pictures.

27th Wedding anniversary

The twenty-seventh wedding anniversary gift has a theme of Sculpture.

28th Wedding anniversary

The twenty-eighth wedding anniversary gift has a theme of Orchids.

29th Wedding anniversary

The twenty-ninth wedding anniversary gift has a theme of Furniture.

30th Wedding anniversary also known as the Pearl Wedding

The traditional thirtieth wedding anniversary gift has a theme of Pearls. The modern thirtieth wedding anniversary gift has a theme of Diamond Jewellery. The appropriate flowers for the thirtieth wedding anniversary are Sweet pea.

31st Wedding anniversary

The thirty-first wedding anniversary gift has a theme of Timepieces.

32nd Wedding anniversary

The thirty-second wedding anniversary gift has a theme of Conveyances.

33rd Wedding anniversary

The thirty-third wedding anniversary gift has a theme of Amethyst.

34th Wedding anniversary

The thirty-fourth wedding anniversary gift has a theme of Opal.

35th Wedding anniversary also known as the Coral Wedding

The traditional thirty-fifth wedding anniversary gift has a theme of Coral. The modern thirty-fifth wedding anniversary gift has a theme of Jade.

36th Wedding anniversary

The thirty-sixth wedding anniversary gift has a theme of Bone China.

37th Wedding anniversary

The thirty-seventh wedding anniversary gift has a theme of Alabaster.

38th Wedding anniversary

The thirty-eighth wedding anniversary gift has a theme of Beryl.

39th Wedding anniversary

The thirty-ninth wedding anniversary gift has a theme of Lace.

40th Wedding anniversary also known as the Ruby Wedding

The traditional fortieth wedding anniversary gift has a theme of Ruby. The modern fortieth wedding anniversary gift has a theme of Ruby. The gemstone fortieth wedding anniversary gift has a theme of Ruby. The appropriate flowers for the fortieth wedding anniversary are Nasturtium.

41st Wedding anniversary

The forty-first wedding anniversary gift has a theme of Land.

42nd Wedding anniversary

The forty-second wedding anniversary gift has a theme of Improved Real Estate.

43rd Wedding anniversary

The forty-third wedding anniversary gift has a theme of Travel.

44th Wedding anniversary

The forty-fourth wedding anniversary gift has a theme of Groceries.

45th Wedding anniversary also known as the Sapphire Wedding

The traditional forty-fifth wedding anniversary gift has a theme of Sapphire. The modern forty-fifth wedding anniversary gift has a theme of Sapphire. The gemstone forty-fifth wedding anniversary gift has a theme of Alexandrite.

46th Wedding anniversary

The forty-sixth wedding anniversary gift has a theme of Original Poetry Tribute.

47th Wedding anniversary

The forty-seventh wedding anniversary gift has a theme of Books.

48th Wedding anniversary

The forty-eighth wedding anniversary gift has a theme of Optical Goods.

49th Wedding anniversary

The forty-ninth wedding anniversary gift has a theme of Luxuries, any Kind.

50th Wedding anniversary also known as the Golden Wedding

The traditional fiftieth wedding anniversary gift has a theme of Gold. The modern fiftieth wedding anniversary gift has a theme of Gold Jewellery. The appropriate flowers for the fiftieth wedding anniversary are Violets.

After the fiftieth wedding anniversary most of the anniversary gift lists move to only nominating a theme ever five years.

55th Wedding anniversary also known as the Emerald Wedding

The traditional fifty-fifth wedding anniversary gift has a theme of 55th; an alternative traditional fifty-fifth wedding anniversary gift can be themed with Emerald. The modern fifty-fifth wedding anniversary gift has a theme of Emerald. The gemstone fifty-fifth wedding anniversary gift has a theme of Alexandrite.

60th Wedding anniversary

The modern sixtieth wedding anniversary gift has a theme of Diamonds. The gemstone sixtieth wedding anniversary gift has a theme of Diamonds.

65th Wedding anniversary

The sixty-fifth wedding anniversary gift has a theme of Star Sapphire.

70th Wedding anniversary

The modern seventieth wedding anniversary gift has a theme of Platinum.

75th Wedding anniversary also known as the Diamond Wedding

The traditional seventy-fifth wedding anniversary gift has a theme of Diamonds. The modern seventy-fifth wedding anniversary gift has a theme of Diamonds.

80th Wedding anniversary

The eightieth wedding anniversary gift has a theme of Pearls; an alternative modern eightieth wedding anniversary gift can be themed with Diamonds. Oak has also been mentioned although no reference source can be found for this theme.

85th Wedding anniversary

The eight-fifth wedding anniversary gift has a theme of Sapphire; an alternative modern eight fifth wedding anniversary gift can be themed with Diamonds.

90th Wedding anniversary

The ninetieth wedding anniversary gift has a theme of Diamonds; an alternative modern ninetieth wedding anniversary gift can be themed with Emerald.

95th Wedding anniversary

The ninety-fifth wedding anniversary gift has a theme of Ruby; an alternative modern ninety fifth wedding anniversary gift can be themed with Diamonds.

100th Wedding anniversary

The one hundredth wedding anniversary gift has a theme of Ten Carat Diamond.

28th year wedding anniversary

28th year wedding anniversary modern symbol is orchidsThe 28th year wedding anniversary might not have many traditional items or symbols attached to it, but it’s your special day between you and your partner as you’re heading onto almost 30 years together and that calls for a celebration. When you’re thinking of what to get for a 28th year wedding anniversary gift, we have a wide range of items to choose from and as you have free reign for the 28th year wedding anniversary then you can really buy your partner something they’ve always wanted or will cherish for many years to come.

Other wedding anniversary years have certain materials, flowers, gemstones and even modern day symbols but the only item that the 28th anniversary has is the orchid flower. Orchids are stunning flowers that grow in all different ways and have a myriad of shapes, sizes, colours and looks. One thing is consistent across the 25,000 species of orchids and that is they are beautiful to look at and your partner will adore her new orchid. They can come in hanging baskets and their roots hang down to collect moisture, or they grow submerged in water and have the most vibrant of coloured petals. Whichever types or species of orchid you buy, your partner will fall in love with it.

As mentioned, there are no gemstones or traditional materials associated with the 28th wedding anniversary but take some hints from other years and buy a stunning sculpture, something made from chrome or copper or simply pamper your loved one with his or her favourite flowers, chocolates or gift items that you know that they will love. You’ve been with your partner for a very long time and you should know exactly what will make them happy.

The 28th year wedding anniversary Facts and Figures

28th year wedding anniversary in the spotlight

On the 28th anniversary of your marriage you would have been married for 10,220 days or 245,280 hours or 14,716,800 minutes which is over 883 million seconds!

During this time you would have shared, on average, over 76,600 hours of snuggle time (sleeping!) or about 8 years, 9 months; assuming you don’t work together you’ve been apart for over 59,203 hours which is about 6 years, 9 months. You would have by now shared about 22,300 meals together which equates to approximately 1 year, 6 months of continuous eating!

If you’re unsure of what to buy as a 28th year anniversary gift then take a look around our website and you might see something that sparks interest for you and your partner. You could do something completely different and buy a musical instrument or organize a weekend away at a spa resort or a nice hotel. You need time to yourselves to remember your wedding day, your lives from then and until now and look forward to the next 28 years together.
While there might not be many traditions associated with the 28th year anniversary, that doesn’t mean it’s not special and with our help on our website, you can find something memorable to buy for your loved one on your 28th wedding anniversary.

27th year Wedding Anniversary

The thinker sculpture used to represent the 27th year wedding anniversary symbolOn the 27th year wedding anniversary your marriage is fast approaching the big 30 years together and it’s time to think carefully about each year leading up to it when it comes to what wedding anniversary gift to look for.

The 27th year wedding anniversary is something special to think about and although there are no traditional symbols or materials associated with it, you can have free reign at determining what to buy. You have been married to your partner for 27 years and you can take this opportunity to buy something that he or she will really like.

There are no flowers associated with the 27th year anniversary but don’t let that put you off. There are thousands of different kinds of flowers available and all ladies love a nice bouquet of flowers given to them! If your partner has a favourite flower in mind or loves a certain kind, then buy those and have them placed in a stunning vase or sent to her workplace so she knows that you still have that romantic side to you.

Although there are no traditional gifts or symbols attached the this, the 27th year wedding anniversary, there is a modern twist that will make the perfect present. The theme for contemporary or modern 27th wedding anniversary gifts is a sculpture. It can be as large or as small as you like, and sculptures provide a statement usually which can be an indication of your love together or might state something that is unique to your life together.

A sculpture is a fantastic gift to give your loved one, particularly if you have a garden at home and can set it aside so that every time you enjoy the evening sunsets with a glass of wine, you can look at the sculpture and know that it was the gift of the 27th year of your marriage.

Whether you buy a sculpture or simply want to impress your partner with a selection of fine gifts, we can help you think of something that says how much your love your partner and shows that your marriage is strong and will last forever. There are many gifts that you can buy, and it doesn’t just have to follow the symbols and traditions of the wedding anniversary gift, although that is handy for other years, but as the 27th year wedding anniversary is just as special as any other it simply means you can put your imagination to the test and buy something he or she will adore.

The 27th year wedding anniversary Facts and Figures

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On the 27th anniversary of your marriage you would have been married for 9,855 days or 236,520 hours or 14,191,200 minutes which is over 851 million seconds!

During this time you would have shared, on average, over 73,900 hours of snuggle time (sleeping!) or about 8 years, 5 months; assuming you don’t work together you’ve been apart for over 57,088 hours which is about 6 years, 6 months. You would have by now shared about 21,500 meals together which equates to approximately 1 year, 5 months of continuous eating!

Buying a wedding anniversary gift is something that requires lots of thought and if you’re looking for a special item or want to follow the modern day tradition of the contemporary art works of a sculpture, then your loved one will appreciate it.

27th Year Wedding Anniversary Gift Ideas

Please see out 27th Anniversary Gifts page for our full range of gift ideas some are below;

21st Year Wedding Anniversary

Brass artefacts match the modern symbol for the 21st year wedding anniversaryTraditionally, the 21st year wedding anniversary does not have any symbols or materials associated with it, but in more modern times, the theme of a great 21st wedding anniversary gift has been associated with nickel or brass. Those two elements are stunning metals that opens up the doors to a myriad of items and gifts that will be perfect for the 21st year of marriage.

When it comes to buying a wedding gift, you should already be well-experienced after the past 20 years, but as your anniversary is a special time for you to remember your wedding day and your wedding vows, you might need a little helping hand and that’s what we can provide. Nickel is a stunning metal that can be found in many jewellery items and brass is perfect for home furniture or outdoor garden furniture.

Nickel block showing Ni for its designation in the periodic table.You could buy a gorgeous sculpture or a chic paperweight made from the metals and even have it engraved with the 21st wedding anniversary gift emblazoned upon it. Your partner is part of your life and has been for two decades, and now you’re into the third. As such, you should find a way to make the wedding anniversary gift very special so you can enjoy it both together whole-heartedly.

Surprisingly, the 21st wedding anniversary does not have any flowers connected to it, unlike many other anniversary gifts. However, as all women love freshly cut and bought flowers, buying some of her favourite flowers will be the icing on the cake for the wedding anniversary, and as there are no traditional bunches of flowers it will seem just that little bit extra special, and will show you’ve used your initiative.

Iolite ring in a blue jewellery cushioned case indicating the type of gifts that can be purchased for the 21st year wedding anniversaryThe gemstone that is associated with the 21st wedding anniversary is iolite, which is a stunning gem that is another name for cordierite and can even be colourless, brittle gem that has a blue-purple tinge sometimes and looks divine. It’s perfect for jewellery such as necklaces or bracelets, or even a ring.

The 21st year wedding anniversary gift should be just as a special as the previous years, and the following years to come, and that’s why we have combined the finest gifts you can buy your loved one on this special day.The iodite comes from all corners of the world, such as Australia, Burma, India, Sri Lanka, Tanzania, Brazil, Canada, Madagascar and even Connecticut, and depending on where it originated from will depend on the colour. The gems normally are blue to purple but there are yellow and gray versions of the same gem, that are just as impressive.

The 21st year wedding anniversary Facts and Figures

On the 21st anniversary of your marriage you would have been married for 7,665 days or 183,960 hours or 11,037,600 minutes which is over 662 million seconds!

During this time you would have shared, on average, over 57,400 hours of snuggle time (sleeping!) or about 6 years, 7 months; assuming you don’t work together you’ve been apart for over 44,402 hours which is about 5 years, 1 month. You would have by now shared about 16,700 meals together which equates to approximately 1 year, 1 month of continuous eating!

Whatever you want to buy for your partner on this special day, make sure the 21st wedding anniversary gift will wow them and make a big impact. Although there are no traditional themed gifts to buy, you could take this opportunity to use the modern theme gift which is brass or nickel, and add in the gems of iodite. Buy her some flowers of her choice to make up for the lack of themed flowers associated with the day, and make the 21st wedding anniversary something to remember.

21st Year Wedding Anniversary Gift Ideas

Please see out 21st Anniversary Gifts page for our full range of gift ideas some are below;

Wedding anniversaries 21st – 30th year

strong married couple together after 20 yearsThese years include the first anniversary that is considered a major milestone for any marriage, this, of course is the Silver Wedding (25 years) and then 5 years later is the also popular Pearl Wedding (30 years.)

These milestone events, just like all the milestone events have their own title e.g. Silver Wedding, Pearl Wedding, etc.  rather than the often misquoted silver anniversary or pearl anniversary as this would imply you are celebrating an anniversary of the Silver or Pearl Wedding and that would happen a year later (it gets very confusing!)

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21st Wedding anniversary

The modern twenty-first wedding anniversary has a theme of Nickel; an alternative modern twenty-first wedding anniversary gift can be themed with Brass. The appropriate gemstone for the twenty-first wedding anniversary has a theme of Iolite.

22nd Wedding anniversary

The modern twenty-second wedding anniversary has a theme of Copper. The appropriate gemstone for the twenty-second wedding anniversary has a theme of Spinel (all Colours).

23rd Wedding anniversary

The modern twenty-third wedding anniversary gift has a theme of Silver plate. The appropriate gemstone for the twenty-third wedding anniversary has a theme of Imperial Topaz.

24th Wedding anniversary

The modern twenty-fourth wedding anniversary gift has a theme of Musical Instruments. The appropriate gemstone for the twenty-fourth wedding anniversary has a theme of Tanzanite.

25th Wedding anniversary also known as the Silver Wedding

The traditional twenty fifth wedding anniversary has a theme of Silver. The modern twenty fifth wedding anniversary gift has a theme of Silver. The appropriate gemstone for the twenty fifth wedding anniversary has a theme of Sterling Silver. The appropriate flowers for the twenty fifth wedding anniversary are Iris or is Iri the correct plural.

26th Wedding anniversary

The twenty-sixth wedding anniversary gift has a theme of Original Pictures.

27th Wedding anniversary

The twenty-seventh wedding anniversary gift has a theme of Sculpture.

28th Wedding anniversary

The twenty-eighth wedding anniversary gift has a theme of Orchids.

29th Wedding anniversary

The twenty-ninth wedding anniversary gift has a theme of Furniture.

30th Wedding anniversary also known as the Pearl Wedding

The traditional thirtieth wedding anniversary gift has a theme of Pearls. The modern thirtieth wedding anniversary gift has a theme of Diamond Jewelry. The appropriate flowers for the thirtieth wedding anniversary are Sweet pea.

19th Year Wedding Anniversary

19th year wedding anniversary traditional theme does not existThe 19th year wedding anniversary does not have a traditional wedding anniversary material, symbol or flower associated with the celebration, as you can see below the other lists do have symbols to use. If you have been using the traditional list then as there is no specific theme a suggestion would be to look for a personal or specially personalised gift as this would be well received.

19th year wedding anniversary modern theme bronzeThe Contemporary or Modern anniversary list states the gift theme for the 19-year anniversary is Bronze.  This material is versatile and has been used for centuries in all kinds of industries. Probably best known in sculptures and busts and with are many options available. Should a sculpture or bust be your ideal gift there are some wonderful sculptures such as the hand or the kiss available or you can even commission a sculptor to make your own.

19th year anniversary appropriate flower imageThe 19th Wedding Anniversary has not had any flowers traditionally associated with the celebration;  if you know they love flowers how about constructing your own message using the language of flowers, see if they can work it out.
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The Gemstone Anniversary List shows Aquamarine as the gemstone associated with the 19th year Wedding Anniversary. Other references also mention Topaz as a gemstone associate with this anniversary.Lots of folklore and traditions surround gemstones, Aquamarine whose name is derived from Latin and means ‘sea-water’ is said to stand for ‘faithfulness’ and is also a good luck charm for those setting out on a long journey overseas.A notable Aquamarine gemstone was owned by Julia, daughter of Titus; the Roman Emperor (Aquamarine with Julia Image) The Gemstone had her portrait etched into the stone, the gemstone is now kept in France’s National Museum in Paris.

19th year anniversary gemstone blue-topaz imageNow, we have a theory as to why Topaz is mentioned in some references (no proof to back it up though!) We think it’s mentioned as blue topaz could easily be mistaken for aquamarine. If anyone can throw some light on this or provide some supporting evidence we would love to hear from you.

The 19th year wedding anniversary Facts and Figures

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On the 19th anniversary of your marriage you would have been married for 6,935 days or 166,440 hours or 9,986,400 minutes which is over 599 million seconds!

During this time you would have shared, on average, over 52,000 hours of snuggle time (sleeping!) or about 5 years, 11 months; assuming you don’t work together you’ve been apart for over 40,173 hours which is about 4 years, 7 months. You would have by now shared about 15,200 meals together which equates to approximately 1 year of continuous eating!

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11th Wedding Anniversary

11th year wedding anniversary traditional theme - steel imageEach wedding anniversary that passes brings you something different, something more unique than last year, and something to look forward to. The 11th year wedding anniversary is based around the traditional gift of steel for this many years of marriage, which can incorporate many options when you’re looking for an 11th year wedding anniversary gift, or the more modern approach to this year’s gifts is pearl or fashion jewellery. As you will already know, there are gemstones and flowers that are connected to each year of marriage, and for the 11th year, it’s haematite and turquoise, and morning glory flowers.

Think of the 11th year wedding anniversary as the next chapter in your second decade of being married. It’s well-past the 10th year and it could be a new beginning and a time to think back over the years. As steel is the traditional gift for the 11th wedding anniversary, it could be jewellery or an appliance that you’ve always wanted for your home. The gift could be a joint effort or something that your other half has always longed-for. Steel also gives you a variety of options to choose from, and the more unique the better!

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If you prefer more modern touches when it comes to buying wedding anniversary gifts, then pearl jewellery can be a luxurious and romantic gift to give your wife. There are many different kinds styles available, not just the creamy-white ones, there are yellow, orange ones and even black ones which are Tahitian. They make fantastic necklaces, jewels for rings or pins. As pearls are generally worn as a sign of importance and wealth, your wife will be over the moon with her new pearls and feel so loved and important.

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As for flowers for the 11th year wedding anniversary gift ideas, morning glories are ideal. The colourful petals are graceful and glamorous, as well as giving off that fresh scent that only morning glories can do. Whether you sprinkle the petals around the home or have a bouquet including the flowers, it’s certainly going to make her feel special.

11th year wedding anniversary gemstone theme - hematite imageThe gemstones that are connected to the 11th year wedding anniversary are hematite and turquoise. The latter has that bright blue-green colour and looks fantastic in jewellery or sculptures. Hematite is maybe less known but it too has been used for jewellery and artwork for hundreds of years, particularly in Victorian Europe. As you can see, for your special 11th year anniversary, there are many different gifts you could choose from. It simply depends on your tastes and your loved-one’s tastes, and all will show just how much you love each other.

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The 11th year wedding anniversary Facts and Figures

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On the 11th anniversary of your marriage you would have been married for 4,015 days or 96,360 hours or 5,781,600 minutes which is over 346 million seconds!

During this time you would have shared, on average, over 30,100 hours of snuggle time (sleeping!) or about 3 years, 5 months; assuming you don’t work together you’ve been apart for over 23,258 hours which is about 2 years, 8 months. You would have by now shared about 8,800 meals together which equates to approximately 6 months, 30 days of continuous eating!

Buying gifts for your partner can be tricky but thankfully there are traditions of buying wedding anniversary gifts. From the traditional steel gifts to the more modern pearl jewellery, and adding in some fresh colours of the petal of morning glory, you can really mark the special occasion with some fantastic presents. If gemstones are preferred, turquoise or haematite are perfect for remembering your special day and make for an ideal 11th wedding anniversary gift.

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9th Year Wedding Anniversary

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Nine years is a huge achievement and something to celebrate for any marriage, it’s almost a decade since your wedding day and buying a 9th year wedding anniversary gift to mark the occasion should be number one on your priority list.
Finding a personal, thoughtful and lovely present doesn’t have to be difficult. As wedding anniversary gifts are associated with different things for each year, the 9th year wedding anniversary gift is both Willow or Pottery so there are lots of things you could buy.9th year traditional anniversary - willow image
There are some wonderful gift ideas made of willow, some impressive summer furniture can be found made of willow as can many picnic and laundry baskets, although its always best to avoid work type items such as laundry baskets unless of course it’s a joint choice.
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If traditional gifts aren’t your preferred choice, then leather is the modern version of what is given for a 9th wedding anniversary. Leather is also strong and durable, just as the last nine years of your marriage have shown your love for each other is. Being available in a myriad of different forms, you’ll definitely be able to find something to suit either partner.
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If your wife loves to receive flowers, the type that is associated with the 9th wedding anniversary is poppies. Different colours that are bright and vibrant, as well as rich allow poppies to make a huge difference to a room or a garden. They are strong and beautiful, just like your love for your wife or husband is, and are the ideal way of showing your true love for each other.
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If you prefer gemstones, then the types that are associated with the 9th year wedding anniversary include Lapis Lazuli and Tiger’s Eye. Both aren’t as commonly known but both are just as beautiful as each other. Tiger’s Eye is a member of the quartz group of metamorphic rock, and has a stunning brown, orange and red colour to it. It’s perfect for jewellery or even just as an ornament itself. Lapis Lazuli is a little different, mainly due to its formation in Siberia and its shocking blue colour that comes with it. It’s a rare stone, similar to your love for your wife or husband, and is mesmerising to look at.

The 9th year wedding anniversary Facts and Figures

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On the 9th anniversary of your marriage you would have been married for 3,285 days or 78,840 hours or 4,730,400 minutes which is over 283 million seconds!

During this time you would have shared, on average, over 24,600 hours of snuggle time (sleeping!) or about 2 years, 10 months; assuming you don’t work together you’ve been apart for over 19,029 hours which is about 2 years, 2 months. You would have by now shared about 7,200 meals together which equates to approximately 5 months, 22 days of continuous eating!

Whether you prefer to buy traditional themes for the 9th wedding anniversary and buy willow or pottery items, or if you prefer leather; the modern theme, there will be something spectacular that you can buy your wife or husband that you’ve enjoyed nine years with. Entering your tenth year of marriage, you can look forward to having many more years together and having sculptures, ornaments, jewellery or that something special made from leather will make you always remember the ninth year. Of course, next year is the diamond year and that means you can look forward to sparkly gifts, whereas this year is grounded, earthy and solid.

 

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