Traditional Wedding Anniversary Gifts

Traditional Wedding Anniversary Gifts

Most people know that your 25th anniversary is silver and your 50th is gold, but do you know about all the other ones in between? And where did wedding anniversaries originate?

The Romans were the first to get on board with celebrating the anniversary of their marriages, with roman men crowning their wives with a silver wreath on their 25th anniversary and a gold wreath on their 50th anniversary. Until the reign of Queen Victoria, diamond was associated with the 75th anniversary, but after Victoria’s 60th jubilee, diamond came to be linked to 60th wedding anniversaries instead.

The trouble with the first few anniversaries is that they don’t have very exciting gifts associated with them. Does anyone really want paper for their 1st anniversary, or salt for their 8th? The good news is that there are also gemstones associated with each year, and at CalEli Gifts, we have some fantastic personalised gifts that will be the perfect reminder of your marriage.

Mother of pearl is the gemstone for a 1st anniversary, so if your 1st anniversary is fast approaching, have a look at our mother of pearl cufflinks or mother of pearl bracelet

The 5th anniversary can be celebrated by giving a gift made from wood. How about a personalised wooden chopping board to remind you of your marriage every time you’re in the kitchen? Or if your partner is a cheese lover, you could gift them a cheese board with cheese knives and fork.

Flowers can also be associated with anniversaries, so if you know a bouquet of flowers would make your partner smile, choose a flower and a beautiful personalised vase to remember the occasion. That way – you have a gift that lasts forever and can be used time and time again.

Whether it’s your first anniversary together or your 31st, visit CalEli Gifts to find inspiration for the perfect gift to show your partner just how much you care.