Modern Wedding Anniversary Gifts List

Two silver metal lovehearts intertwined seamlessly

Themes for modern wedding anniversary gifts come from a list of materials that are associated with each specific marriage year. Each year may have different themes or materials associated with it. Here we are just referring to 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.

The Modern Anniversary Gifts List

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The Modern wedding anniversary list was first launched in 1946 into the one shown below. What’s more some of the years have variations on the theme depending upon who has published the list .

In short, it’s called the modern anniversary list because at the time it was first published it included modern gift ideas designed to encourage and promote sales of those items at a time of austerity.

If you select the anniversary year you are interested in below you’ll be taken to a page with details on the anniversary. What’s more if you select the material/theme link we’ll give you ideas for gifts relevant to that theme.

The Modern Anniversary gift list has a theme for every year up to the 50th anniversary. There after it’s only every fifth year up till the 75th Wedding Anniversary that has a theme.

Modern Wedding Anniversary Material List

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

Gift List Variations

We’ve listed the most popular theme/material first in the list above. If there are other themes or materials it’s because we have found references to these in various influential publications. Certainly there is no one definitive list.

Important Modern anniversary gifts

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

41st to 50th Wedding Anniversary Gifts

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These years are effectively the run up to what is one of the largest celebrations of married life, that being the Golden Wedding which is 50 years of marriage.

41st Wedding anniversary gifts

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

42nd Wedding anniversary gifts

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

43rd Wedding anniversary gifts

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

44th Wedding anniversary gifts

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

45th Wedding anniversary gifts

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 gifts

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

47th Wedding anniversary gifts

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

48th Wedding anniversary gifts

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

49th Wedding anniversary gifts

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

50th Wedding anniversary gifts

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.

44th year Wedding Anniversary

44th year wedding anniversary modern theme is groceries

The 44th year wedding anniversary is something really special. You have been together for so many years and the anniversary of your wedding brings back floods of memories of your special day. This calls for a celebration and as you’re heading for a major milestone date of your 45th, you should enjoy your day together and buy some gifts. If you’re struggling for some inspiration then you’ve come to the right place. We have an array of anniversary ideas for gifts on our website for you to choose from.

As you’re aware, there are different themes, materials, flowers and gemstones associated with various wedding anniversary dates, but the 44th year wedding anniversary is a little different. There are no traditional themes connected to the date, nor flowers or gemstones that doesn’t mean you don’t have a choice. There are myriad of ideas on our website to choose from and if your spouse loves gems or flowers then go ahead and order some. Celebrating your wedding anniversary with a beautiful gift is a great way of showing just how much your wife or husband means to you.

If lilies or roses are her favorite flower then go ahead and buy a lovely bouquet of flowers and have them delivered to your home. Having fresh flowers in the house really makes a difference and she’ll love them too! If your partner loves jewelry then buy some for your 44th wedding anniversary gift. Whether it’s earrings or a bracelet it will show just how much you love her.

There is a modern day equivalent of the 44th wedding anniversary gift and that is groceries. It may seem a little odd but you could buy some extra special ingredients and cook your wife or husband a fantastic meal for two. Sitting enjoying each other’s company and reminiscing about all of the experiences you’ve endured over the last 44 years will be a great way to spend the evening. Coupled with a nice bottle of wine and maybe even sit outdoors and watch the sun set for a memorable evening, just the two of you.

Although there aren’t many traditional items associated with the 44th wedding anniversary you can be assured that you can find something special or a group of items to buy for your partner on your special day. It’s important to remember your wedding anniversary as a time of love and joining your hands in matrimony and what better way to say you love each other than to buy something fantastic for your 44th year wedding anniversary gift?

The 44th year wedding anniversary Facts and Figures

44th year wedding anniversary

On the 44th anniversary of your marriage you would have been married for 16,060 days or 385,440 hours or 23,126,400 minutes which is over 1,387 million seconds!

During this time you would have shared, on average, over 120,400 hours of snuggle time (sleeping!) or about 13 years, 9 months; assuming you don’t work together you’ve been apart for over 93,033 hours which is about 10 years, 7 months. You would have by now shared about 35,000 meals together which equates to approximately 2 years, 4 months of continuous eating!

44th Year Wedding Anniversary Gift Ideas

Please see out 44th Anniversary Gifts page for our full range of gift ideas some are below;

Please see out 44th Anniversary Gifts page for our full range of gift ideas. Last year’s details are available here: 43rd Anniversary Ideas for next year’s details see here: 45th Anniversary Ideas

Wedding anniversaries 41st – 50th year

senior married couple smiling, cuddling and facing cameraThese years are effectively the run up to what is one of the largest celebrations of married life, that being the Golden Wedding which is 50 years of marriage.

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.

44th wedding anniversary gifts and ideas

This Wedding Anniversary does not have a traditional gift theme however a Contemporary or Modern Forty fourth anniversary gift has a theme of Groceries. The Gemstone list shows that there are not any associated with the 44th Wedding Anniversary. Finally there are no appropriate flowers for this year.