Anniversary Gift Guide

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If you’re celebrating a wedding anniversary, old etiquette recommends you give a gift that follows the traditional list—paper for the first year, cotton for the second and so on.

 

You can thank etiquette queen Emily Post for starting the anniversary gift-giving convention back in 1922. The list was modified by the American National Retail Jewelers’ Association in 1937 to form the guidelines we follow today. Later, a second “modern” list was created expanding the selections to include gifts such as appliances and musical instruments.

 

Luckily, all these options mean that you have a wealth of wonderful ideas to choose from when selecting a gift to celebrate your anniversary. If you are looking for a lovely gift right now, check Glocal Markets. Now, let’s head to the list:

 

  • 1st Anniversary Traditional: Paper Modern: Clocks
  • 5th Anniversary Traditional: Wood Modern: Silverware
  • 10th Anniversary Traditional: Tin or Aluminum Modern: Diamond jewelry
  • 15th Anniversary Traditional: Crystal Modern: Watches
  • 20th Anniversary Traditional: China Modern: Platinum
  • 25th Anniversary Traditional: Silver Modern: Silver
  • 30th Anniversary Traditional: Pearl Modern: Diamond
  • 40th Anniversary Traditional: Ruby Modern: Ruby
  • 50th Anniversary Traditional: Gold Modern: Gold
  • 60th Anniversary Traditional: Diamond Modern: Diamond
  • 70th Anniversary Traditional: Platinum Modern: Platinum
  • 75th Anniversary Traditional: Diamond or diamond-like Modern: Diamond or gold

 

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