Anniversary Gift List
The history of anniversaries being celebrated goes back a long, long way, in fact wedding anniversaries are known to have been celebrated from around the middle ages. Traditionally anniversary gifts were selected according to what the anniversary represented each year by their symbols.
Anniversaries are celebrated not only to remember how long in years a wedding has lasted with both husband and wife living together, but it can be the commemoration of an important event relating to people, a country, a company, a building, a relationship and a host of remembrances including death anniversaries.
The following anniversary gift list can apply to any of the above. An anniversary gift list can be compiled from either the traditional or the modern gift list. Presently it is easier to find gifts under the modern gift list rather than the traditional gift list or you may even select an alternate which comes close to what that anniversary represents. Each year is represented by the material or objects it falls under and listed under traditional or modern gifts and is therefore quite easy to decide what to buy when trying to decide what to gift someone who is celebrating an anniversary.
Anniversary Traditional Gift Modern Gift
First Paper Clocks
Second Cotton China
Third Leather Crystal / Glass
Fourth Fruit / Flowers Appliances
Fifth Wood Silverware
Sixth Candy / Iron Wood
Seventh Wool / Copper Desk Sets
Eighth Bronze / Pottery Linens / Lace
Ninth Pottery / Willow Leather
Tenth Tin / Aluminum Diamond Jewelry
Eleventh Steel Fashion Jewelry
Twelfth Silk / Linen Pearls
Thirteenth Lace Textiles / Furs
Fourteenth Ivory Gold Jewelry
Fifteenth Crystal Watches
Twentieth China Platinum
Twenty-Fifth Silver Silver
Thirtieth Pearl Diamond
Thirty-Fifth Coral Jade
Fortieth Ruby Ruby
Forty-Fifth Sapphire Sapphire
Fiftieth Gold Gold
Fifty-Fifth Emerald Emerald
Sixtieth Diamond Diamond
Seventieth Platinum Platinum
Most of these on the traditional or modern anniversary gift list are generally selected for celebrating wedding anniversaries. Very often the milestone anniversaries of the later years marked with precious metals or gems are mainly observed by close family and friends or the spouse gifting each other the genuine thing as a token of their love and being together all those years.
It is usual to give gifts to the poor on each of the anniversaries of the death of a loved one in their remembrance. Though there is no particular anniversary gift list on these occasions some will remember the date by giving gifts of essential food items or money to the number of persons representing the number of years of that death anniversary or the age of the person at the time of death.