Greater Vancouver Consumer: Wedding Anniversary Gifts

Wedding Anniversaries are meant to celebrate the period a couple has been together. To make everyone's gift-buying decisions easier, we have tracked down both the traditional and the modern gifts that are associated with each ofthe wedding anniversaries.

These gift suggestions are not meant to be taken too literally, for example a single pearl for the 13th would have less impact than jewellery with a pearl in the setting. Likewise the traiditional give for the 14th anniversary, Ivory, is now banned in most countries, since it endangers the lives of much-reduced elephant herds, so an ivory substitute is recommended. Have some fun with these suggestions, and apply your personality and your relationship history to make these gifts a personal relection of you and your spouse's many years together.

Traditional Wedding Gifts

First - Paper
Second - Cotton
Third - Leather
Fourth - Fruit/Flowers
Fifth - Wood
Sixth - Candy/Iron
Seventh - Wool/Copper
Eighth - Bronze/Pottery
Ninth - Pottery/Willow
Tenth - Tin/Aluminum
Eleventh - Steel
Twelfth - Silk/Linen
Thirteenth - Lace
Fourteenth - Ivory
Fifteenth - Crystal
Twentieth - China
Twenty-Fifth - Silver
Thirtieth - Pearl
Thirty-Fifth - Coral
Fortieth - Ruby
Forty-Fifth - Sapphire
Fiftieth - Gold
Fifty-fifth - Emerald
Sixtieth - Diamond

Modern Wedding Gifts

First - Clocks
Second - China
Third - Crystal/Glass
Fourth - Appliances
Fifth - Silverware
Sixth - Candy/Iron
Seventh - Desk Sets
Eighth - Bronze/Pottery
Ninth - Linen/Lace
Tenth - Leather
Eleventh - Jewelry
Twelfth - Pearls
Thirteenth - Textiles/Furs
Fourteenth - Gold Jewelry
Fifteenth - Watches
Twentieth - Platinum
Twenty-Fifth - Silver
Thirtieth - Diamond
Thirty-Fifth - Jade
Fortieth - Ruby
Forty-Fifth - Sapphire
Fiftieth - Gold
Fifty-fifth - Emerald
Sixtieth - Diamond

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