Anniversaries


Year

Traditional (U.S.)

Traditional (UK)

Suggested modern gift list created by

librarians at Chicago Public Library

1st

Paper

Cotton

Clock

2nd

Cotton

Paper

China

3rd

Leather


Crystal, glass

4th

Linen, silk

Fruit and flowers

Appliances (electrical)

5th

Wood


Silverware

6th

Iron

Sugar

Wood objects

7th

Wool, copper

Woollen

Desk sets/pen and pencil sets

8th

Bronze

Salt

Linens, lace

9th

Pottery

Copper

Leather goods

10th

Tin, Aluminum

Tin

Diamond jewelry

11th

Steel


Fashion jewelry, accessories

12th

Silk

Silk and fine linen

Pearls, colored gems

13th

Lace


Textiles, furs

14th

Ivory


Gold jewelry

15th

Crystal


Watches

16th



Silver holloware

17th



Furniture

18th



Porcelain

19th



Bronze

20th

China


Platinum

21st



Brass, Nickel

22nd



Copper

23rd



Silver plate

24th

Opal


Musical instruments

25th

Silver



30th

Pearl


Diamond

35th

Coral, jade

Coral

Jade

40th

Ruby



45th

Sapphire


Sapphire

50th

Gold



55th

Emerald


Emerald

60th

Diamond (yellow)

Diamond


65th


Blue sapphire


70th


Platinum


75th

Diamond, gold


Diamond, gold

80th


Oak

Diamond, pearl

85th

Moonstone

Wine

Wife's birthstone

90th


Stone

Engraved marble, Granite

Flower gifts

Gemstone gifts

Year

Gemstone

1st

Mother of Pearl

2nd

Garnet

3rd

Moonstone

4th

Blue Topaz

5th

Rose Quartz

6th

Amethyst

7th

Onyx

8th

Tourmaline

9th

Lapis Lazuli

10th

Crystal or green Tourmaline

11th

Turquoise

12th

Jade

13th

Citrine

14th

Opal

15th

Rhodolite

20th

Emerald

25th

Tsavorite

30th

Pearl

40th

Ruby

50th

Gold

60th

Diamond

65th

Sapphire

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