Weddings aren’t the end of your celebration of love with your partner. You get to celebrate the your love over and over again with your annual anniversary. Now, traditionally, you are supposed to give gifts cohering with a given theme for each anniversary. So, let’s take a moment to consider ideas for a few key years and themes!
Paper (1 year)
Your first wedding anniversary is supposed to be celebrated with paper. Now, there are plenty of things that you can do with this. After all, paper is an extremely versatile material. However, a great gift to give for this anniversary would be a special edition of your partner’s favourite book. If you are willing to splash out, this could be a first edition or a limited print. Alternatively, you could have a book made up, consisting of you and your partner’s journey up until this point, filled with pictures, memories, keepsakes, and quotes.
Wood (5 years)
While you may struggle to find ways in which wood can prove romantic and sentimental, it’s important to remember that this material can be engraved extremely easily. This makes coming up with a concept for a gift a whole lot easier. You could invest in a good quality, smoothed wooden plaque with a declaration of your love carved into it. If you have a garden space to work with, you could plant a tree in honour of your love within its grounds. If you want to go all out, you could carefully carve your initials into the bark in the traditional manner of lovers.
Silver (25 years)
By the time you have been married for twenty five years, you are meant to celebrate your wedding anniversary with silver. This is a step up from paper, but once again, is an extremely versatile material. So, there’s plenty that you can do with this as a basis to work from. Whether you invest in silver cufflinks from John Henric UK, or purchase an additional ring for your partner to wear, there are plenty of ideas that could prove stunning.
Gold (50 years)
When people think of gold, they think of rings. This, of course, would be a completely apt gift to give after fifty long years together. However, there are other options too. Have you considered other forms of jewellery, such as necklaces, earrings, or bracelets. You could also consider gold plated accessories, such as gold plated photo frames holding a favourite image of you and your partner.
You will know your partner best, so will be able to make the best decision in regards to what they may like to receive for each anniversary. But hopefully these ideas should give you some inspiration!
If you are looking for birthday gifts I have some ideas on those as well
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