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Year-by-year anniversary gift guide

Year-by-year anniversary gift guide Author: Style At Home

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Year-by-year anniversary gift guide


Wedding anniversaries are always special occasions, from the first to the 50th and beyond, but coming up with the perfect gift can sometimes be a challenge. Whether shopping for a partner or a couple in your life, use our guide to finding a unique and thoughtful present based on which anniversary is being celebrated.

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Year-by-year anniversary gift guide

1st wedding anniversary: Paper

Perk up bare walls with simple yet stylish cut-out paper wall art. Choose from black chevrons, silver triangles or gold diamonds – or splurge and get all three for an eye-catching grouping. Modern Cut Out Paper Wall Art, West Elm, $103 - $303.

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Year-by-year anniversary gift guide

2nd wedding anniversary: Cotton

White cotton pillowcases emblazoned with the words “hug” and “kiss” make for a subtly sentimental way to acknowledge a second wedding anniversary. Hug/Kiss Pillow Cases, Crate & Barrel, $40.

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Year-by-year anniversary gift guide

3rd wedding anniversary: Leather

Instagram-happy couples can display their favourite snaps in a handmade leather photo album with square slots perfect for Instagram prints. The made-to-order albums can accommodate 48 images. Leather Photo Album, LinenLaidFelt on Etsy, $80.

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Year-by-year anniversary gift guide

4th wedding anniversary: Fruit/Flowers

A beautiful bouquet would work nicely for a fourth wedding anniversary, but we also love the idea of something with a little more staying power. An elegant glass serving bowl hand-etched with a beautiful floral motif is a classic keepsake that’s both decorative and functional. Veranda Floral Hand-Etched Glass Serve Bowl, Pottery Barn, $113.

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Year-by-year anniversary gift guide

5th wedding anniversary: Wood

When is a bowl not just a bowl? When it’s also capable of being a standalone statement piece. Whether you fill this hand-carved wooden bowl with seasonal fruit or leave it as is, it will be an eye-catching addition to any counter or coffee table. Hand-Carved Kiri Wood Bowl, Restoration Hardware, $89.

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Year-by-year anniversary gift guide

6th wedding anniversary: Candy/Iron

For the couple that has everything, or the partner with unique taste, a delicate iron wall hanging bent and welded into the shape of a buck’s head won’t fail to get noticed no matter what wall it’s mounted on. Rudy Wall Hanging, CB2, $55.

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Year-by-year anniversary gift guide

7th wedding anniversary: Wool/Copper

A stylish copper-plated pitcher can be used for both decorative and practical purposes. Keep it topped with water for dinner guests or simply leave it out to brighten up a neutral space. Legend Pitcher, Crate & Barrel, $70.

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Year-by-year anniversary gift guide

8th wedding anniversary: Pottery/Bronze

Terrariums have become a popular fixture on coffee tables for a good reason. They’re an easy way to add a pop of green to any room in a manner that’s both whimsical and low-maintenance. A bronze-rimmed terrarium filled with delicate tropical plants is an ideal anniversary gift for green thumbs and plant-lovers alike. Bronze-Rimmed Terrarium, Pottery Barn, $65.

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Year-by-year anniversary gift guide

9th wedding anniversary: Willow/Pottery

Sometimes the simplest pieces become the most treasured and these handcrafted pottery mugs exude a timeless simplicity that will never go out of style. The set of two sturdy porcelain mugs comes in a white or grey matte finish. Wheeler Pottery Tall Mug (set of two), Restoration Hardware, $50.

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Year-by-year anniversary gift guide

10th wedding anniversary: Tin/Aluminum

Cast-aluminum photo frames filled with treasured moments from a marriage offer a romantic way to celebrate an important milestone. These ornate, decorative frames come in three sizes that would look great grouped together on a mantel. Cast-Aluminum Photo Frames, Horchow, $65-$90.

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Year-by-year anniversary gift guide

15th wedding anniversary: Crystal

A crystal vase filled with a beautiful floral arrangement or better yet, flowers from the wedding bouquet, is not only a reminder of 15 years of a marriage, but it also makes for an elegant addition to any room. Monique Lhuillier My Favorite Things Opulence 4.75in Posy Vase, Waterford, $85.

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Year-by-year anniversary gift guide

20th wedding anniversary: China

A fine bone china tea set in a pretty pattern makes tea time that much more enjoyable. The vintage-inspired polka dot pattern is made to be on display rather than being kept behind closed cupboard doors. The set includes a teapot, covered sugar bowl and a creamer. Polka Rose 3-Piece Tea Set, Royal Albert, $191.

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Year-by-year anniversary gift guide

25th wedding anniversary: Silver

Elegant silver-plated candlesticks can easily elevate an entryway or dining table. They make a thoughtful and timeless gift for any couple celebrating a 25th wedding anniversary. Choose from a pillar hurricane, taper holder and pillar/taper holder. Eclectic Silver-Plated Candles, Pottery Barn, $47-$114.

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Year-by-year anniversary gift guide

30th wedding anniversary: Pearl

Couples needing to update their flatware can treat themselves to a set handcrafted of brass and stainless steel with mother-of-pearl insets. The stylish service includes four dinner forks, four dessert forks, four butter knifes, four teaspoons, and four dinner spoons. 20-Piece Mother-of-Pearl Striped Flatware Service, Horchow, $190.

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Year-by-year anniversary gift guide

40th wedding anniversary: Ruby

In lieu of jewelry featuring rubies, ruby red household and decor accessories also work for a 40th wedding anniversary gift. We’re partial to these celebratory flutes in a rich shade of red. Marquis by Waterford Vintage Red Flute, Waterford, $65.

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Year-by-year anniversary gift guide

50th wedding anniversary: Gold

A statement piece is the perfect thing to splurge on for a 50th wedding anniversary. Any wall will instantly pop with the addition of a print featuring two birds done in gold leaf. Gold is the traditional gift for a 50th anniversary and the two birds connote intimacy and togetherness. Gold Leaf Bird Wall Art, Pottery Barn, $498.

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