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Modern Wedding Anniversary Gifts List

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
YearModern Material
1st year wedding anniversaryClocks
2nd year wedding anniversaryChina
3rd year wedding anniversaryCrystal or Glass
4th year wedding anniversaryElectrical Appliances
5th year wedding anniversarySilverware
6th year wedding anniversaryWood
7th year wedding anniversaryDesk Set
8th year wedding anniversaryLinen or Lace
9th year wedding anniversaryLeather
10th year wedding anniversaryDiamond Jewellery
11th year wedding anniversaryFashion Jewellery
12th year wedding anniversaryPearls or Coloured Gems
13th year wedding anniversaryTextiles or Furs
14th year wedding anniversaryGold Jewellery
15th year wedding anniversaryWatches
16th year wedding anniversarySilver Holoware
17th year wedding anniversaryFurniture
18th year wedding anniversaryPorcelain
19th year wedding anniversaryBronze
20th year wedding anniversaryPlatinum
21st year wedding anniversaryBrass or Nickel
22nd year wedding anniversaryCopper
23rd year wedding anniversarySilver Plate
24th year wedding anniversaryMusical Instruments
25th year wedding anniversarySilver
26th year wedding anniversaryOriginal Pictures
27th year wedding anniversarySculpture
28th year wedding anniversaryOrchids
29th year wedding anniversaryFurniture
30th year wedding anniversaryDiamond Jewellery
31st year wedding anniversaryTimepieces
32nd year wedding anniversaryConveyances
33rd year wedding anniversaryAmethyst
34th year wedding anniversaryOpal
35th year wedding anniversary Jade
36th year wedding anniversaryBone China
37th year wedding anniversaryAlabaster
38th year wedding anniversaryBeryl
39th year wedding anniversaryLace
40th year wedding anniversary Ruby
41st year wedding anniversaryLand
42nd year wedding anniversaryImproved Real Estate
43rd year wedding anniversaryTravel
44th year wedding anniversaryGroceries
45th year wedding anniversarySapphire
46th year wedding anniversaryOriginal Poetry Tribute
47th year wedding anniversaryBooks
48th year wedding anniversaryOptical Goods
49th year wedding anniversaryLuxuries, any kind
50th year wedding anniversaryGold Jewellery
55th year wedding anniversaryEmerald
60th year wedding anniversaryDiamonds
70th year wedding anniversaryPlatinum
75th year wedding anniversaryDiamonds

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.