11th to 20th Wedding Anniversary Gifts

kissing couple giving anniversary gift

The 15th and 20th year are the most celebrated wedding anniversaries during this time, effectively every 5th year is seen as a major milestone in a marriage. Did you know legally a marriage is considered a long marriage after seven years?

11th Wedding anniversary Gifts

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 Haematite. The appropriate flowers for the eleventh wedding anniversary are Morning Glories.

12th Wedding anniversary gifts

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 gifts

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 gifts

The traditional fourteenth wedding anniversary has a theme of Ivory. The modern fourteenth wedding anniversary gift has a theme of Gold Jewelry. The appropriate gemstone for the fourteenth wedding anniversary has a theme of Jewelry; 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 gifts

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 gifts

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 gifts

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 gifts

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 gifts

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 gifts

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.

1st Anniversary to the 10th Anniversary Gifts

kissing couple celebrating their wedding anniversary

With the exception of the 1st wedding anniversary the early year wedding anniversaries are typically celebrated by the couple only. The first anniversary is always a great way for family and friends to remind the couple that they are still in their thoughts and to perhaps thank them for a memorable day.

1st Wedding Anniversary Gifts

The traditional 1st wedding anniversary has a gift theme of Paper. The modern first wedding anniversary gift has a theme of Clocks. The gemstone 1st wedding anniversary has a gift theme of Fresh Water Pearl. The appropriate flowers for the first year wedding anniversary are Pansies.

2nd Wedding Anniversary Gifts

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 Gifts

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 Gifts

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 Gifts

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 Gifts

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 Gifts

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 Gifts

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 Gifts

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 Gifts

The traditional tenth wedding anniversary gift has a theme of Tin; an alternative traditional tenth wedding anniversary gift can be themed with Aluminium. 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.

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Gemstone Key ring Charm

Gemstone Key ring Charm

Give them a reminder of you whenever they reach for their keys. A Key ring charm with a polished gemstone. Choose yours or their favourite or select the one appropriate to your wedding anniversary. Gemstones available: Amethyst, Agate, Aquamarine, Aventurine, Black Onyx, Blue Lace Agate, Citrine, Copper, Coral Blue, Crystal, Emerald, Garnet, Goldstone, Green Moss Agate, Hematite, Lapis Lazuli, Malachite, Moonstone, New Jade, Opal, Petrified Wood, Rose Quartz, Ruby, Sapphire, Tigers Eye, Topaz and Turquoise.

Give them a reminder of you whenever they reach for their keys. A Key ring charm with a polished gemstone choose yours or their favourite or select the one appropriate to your wedding anniversary.

Gemstones available: Amethyst, Agate, Aquamarine, Aventurine, Black Onyx, Blue Lace Agate, Citrine, Copper, Coral Blue, Crystal, Emerald, Garnet, Goldstone, Green Moss Agate, Hematite, Lapis Lazuli, Malachite, Moonstone, New Jade, Opal, Petrified Wood, Rose Quartz, Ruby, Sapphire, Tigers Eye, Topaz and Turquoise.

Key ring is Silver Plated and the bulb housing the Stone is approximately 25mm in diameter. Presented in a Black Suedette effect bag.

Only genuine gemstones that have been polished are used. The stones are a natural product . Therefore  variations in both size and colour will occur.

Select the appropriate link for full details of the individual keychains.

11th Wedding Anniversary to the 20th year

kissing couple giving anniversary giftThe 15th Wedding Anniversary along with the 20th year are the most celebrated wedding anniversaries during this time, effectively every 5th year is seen as a major milestone in a marriage. Did you know legally a marriage is considered a long marriage after seven years?

11th Wedding anniversary

The traditional eleventh wedding anniversary has a theme of Steel. The modern eleventh wedding anniversary gift has a theme of Fashion Jewelry. 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 Jewelry. The appropriate gemstone for the fourteenth wedding anniversary has a theme of Jewelry; 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.

Wedding anniversaries 1st-10th year

kissing couple celebrating their wedding anniversaryWith the exception of the one year anniversary the early year wedding anniversaries are typically celebrated by the couple only. The first anniversary is always a great way for family and friends to remind the couple that they are still in their thoughts and to perhaps thank them for a memorable day.

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 Aluminium. The modern tenth wedding anniversary gift has a theme of Diamond Jewelry. The  appropriate gemstone for the tenth wedding anniversary has a theme of Black Onyx. The appropriate flowers for the tenth wedding anniversary are Daffodils. Other than the 1st anniversary the 10th is probably the most celebrated out of all these wedding anniversaries.

11th Wedding Anniversary

11th year wedding anniversary traditional theme - steel image

Each 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!

11th year anniversary modern theme - fashion jewelry image


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.

11th year anniversary appropriate flowers morning glories image

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 image

The 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.

11th year anniversary gemstone theme - turquoise image

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.

Eleventh Year Wedding anniversary Gift Ideas

Please see out 11th Anniversary Gifts page for our full range of gift ideas. Last year’s details are available here: 10th Anniversary Ideas for next year’s details see here: 12th Anniversary Ideas

8th Year Wedding Anniversary

8th year traditional anniversary - bronze image

Your marriage is well on its way to its first decade and marking the eighth year together is just as important as the seven years previously. After many birthdays and gift giving, you might feel that you need a helping hand when it comes to buying the 8th year wedding anniversary gift but as anniversary gifts have symbols, themes and gemstones attached to them, you can find something to suit using that.

The 8th wedding anniversary is connected to both Bronze or pottery, in the traditional theme, or lace or linen for the modern version.

8th year wedding anniversary traditional symbol - pottery image
If you look at the creation of pottery, you’ll know that it starts off malleable, pliant and doesn’t necessarily have a shape to it. Over time, it solidifies and becomes one piece; just like your marriage after eight years. Buying pottery shows that your love for one another hasn’t waned or become brittle, it’s become more solid and will be durable for many years to come. Celebrate your 8th year anniversary with a traditional wedding gift made from pottery and it’ll stay with you forever.
8th year wedding anniversary traditional symbol - linen image
If you prefer to buy modern wedding gifts, then for the 8th year anniversary, lace or linen can be bought. There are many items made from either material, not just clothing, and it could be showcased in your home or used daily. Just as your love grows stronger with each passing year, lace keeps you alive and romantic. It’s a sensual material and can bring sparks to your love life. Linen is clean, simple and straight-talking; just like any marriage and as an 8th wedding anniversary gift, either lace or linen can be perfect.
8th year modern anniversary - lace image
Lace can mean some many different things to different people; There are the sensual garments made of Lace loved by many  through to the Lace table cloths that are beutiful to look at and admire, Why not treat yourselves to a holiday to somewhere well known for Lace making.
8th year anniversary appropriate flower - Clematis image
The flower that is associated with the 8th year wedding anniversary is the clematis. It’s a climbing plant, pretty to look at and there are over 250 varieties. Just like love, it is different for everyone but also the same. You climb towards the next milestone year in your marriage and grow each time, becoming stronger and happier Some partners prefer flowers for their 8th year anniversary as a gift, although if you want something a little more different then you could buy the gemstones that are connected to this years’ anniversary.
8th year anniversary gemstone - aventurine image
Tourmaline and Aventurine are the gemstones that people buy for their 8th year wedding anniversary gift. Tourmaline comes from many parts of the world, including the USA, and therefore has many different colours. It can be dark red, brown, black or even light blue and green. It’s a solid, durable gem that twinkles in the light. It’s perfect as a gift for your loved one either in the form of jewellery or a sculpture. Aventurine is similar in property although it’s a form of quartz. It’s generally green or turquoise in colour and is said to bring good luck. Choosing from either of these gemstones that are connected to the 8th wedding anniversary should be the only tricky decision you have to make.

The 8th year wedding anniversary Facts and Figures

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On the 8th anniversary of your marriage you would have been married for 2,920 days or 70,080 hours or 4,204,800 minutes which is over 252 million seconds!

During this time you would have shared, on average, over 21,900 hours of snuggle time (sleeping!) or about 2 years, 6 months; assuming you don’t work together you’ve been apart for over 16,915 hours which is about 1 year, 11 months. You would have by now shared about 6,400 meals together which equates to approximately 5 months, 3 days of continuous eating!

As you can see, there are many different items you can buy for the 8th year anniversary of your wedding day and whether you choose traditional or modern themes, flowers or gemstones, there will be something perfect for both parties.

Eighth Year Wedding anniversary Gift Ideas

Please see out 8th Anniversary Gifts page for our full range of gift ideas. If you want to see last year’s details they are here: 7th Anniversary Ideas next year’s details are here: 9th Anniversary Ideas

5th Year Wedding Anniversary

5th year traditional anniversary symbol - wood

The 5th year wedding anniversary is something really big to celebrate. It marks the first milestone of your marriage and sets you both up for the second half of a decade as husband and wife. When you’re looking at items to buy for the 5th year anniversary gift, then you have lots of choices mainly due to the themes that are associated with this particular date.

The traditional theme of the 5th wedding anniversary gift is wood. As wood is strong, durable and versatile, it is a perfect indicator of your love, which mimics those traits. It could be furniture or a sculpture or something practical. As you know each other’s preferences and what each other would really like to receive as a 5th wedding anniversary present, then you could match something they’d like with the traditional theme.

5th year wedding anniversary modern theme - silverware image

The modern theme for the 5th year anniversary of your wedding is silverware. As wood is strong and versatile, silver is the same. It’s beautiful, can be crafted in many different ways from kitchenware to jewellery and makes for the ideal gift for your 5th anniversary. There are so many different items that you could buy and it all depends on your preferences. Whether you buy something made from silver to be used daily or stored away for special occasions, you’ll never forget why and when it was bought. It could be something small and used to be kept as a keepsake on your person so you always have something to remind you of your partner while your marriage enters the next chapter.

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5th year aniversary appropriate flowers - daisies image

As with all the early wedding anniversary years, there are flowers that are associated with the occasion and for the 5th year wedding anniversary it’s daisies. Daisies are part of the sunflower family and always bring light, life and happiness to the receiver. As your loved one will be overjoyed with having a bunch of daisies, it’s the ideal present to give for your 5th year anniversary.

5th year anniversary gemstone - sapphire image

Every 5th year wedding anniversary has gemstones associated with them, what better way to buy your wife or husband something special. It could be a sculpture or jewellery, or something which has the gemstones that are connected to the day. The gemstones that represent the 5th year anniversary of your wedding include turquoise and sapphire. These are beautiful gemstones that really look special and are fantastic. As you’ve gotten to the milestone of the 5th wedding anniversary, you could really splash out and buy something to remember this day forever. As gemstones are a symbol of strength and unity, it’s the same with your love for each other, and that’s why they are the perfect 5th wedding anniversary gift.

The 5th year Wedding Anniversary Facts and Figures

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On the 5th anniversary of your marriage you would have been married for 1,825 days or 43,800 hours or 2,682,000 minutes which is over 157 million seconds!

During this time you would have shared, on average, about 13,700 hours of snuggle time (sleeping!) or about 1 year 7 months; assuming you don’t work together you’ve been apart for over 10,000 hours which is about one year, two months. You would have by now shared about 4,000 meals together which equates to approximately 95 days of continuous eating!.

There are a few reasons to celebrate your 5th wedding anniversary, obviously reaching the first milestone of your big day, but also to look forward to the next five years. You’re halfway to being married for ten years and that is something really special. As such, you could buy some fantastic gifts to mark this special occasion and have keepsakes that will last a lifetime.

Fifth Year Wedding anniversary Gift Ideas

Please see out 5th Anniversary Gifts page for our full range of gift ideas. If you want to see last year’s details they are here: 4th Anniversary Ideas next year’s details are here: 6th Anniversary Ideas

Crystocraft – 50th Golden Wedding Anniversary Gold Ring with Hearts SP250 by CRYSTOCRAFT

A petite 50th Wedding Anniversary ornament that will make the perfect token gift for a couple celebrating. It is perfectly sized to be put on a mantle, a desk or table to mark a spectacular achievement. The ornament is has a golden chrome plated ring and base with a mounted two hearts design enabled to dangle freely inside the ring. The Hearts are complete with beautiful gold coloured Swarovski Crystals. The chrome ribbon at the top reads 50th Anniversary. The product comes in a turquoise box and is covered with tissue paper for a great presentation. The Ornament is 7cm wide by 9cm high. Box Dimensions: 7.6cm wide by 10.2cm high by 5cm deep. The ornament has a felt non-slip base.

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11th wedding anniversary gifts and ideas

11th wedding anniversary gifts have a traditional theme of Steel. A Contemporary or Modern Eleventh anniversary gift has a theme of Fashion Jewellery. The flowers associated with the 11th anniversary are Morning Glories. The Gemstone list shows Turquoise associated with the 11th Wedding Anniversary.