Milestone Wedding Anniversary Gifts By Year

Milestone Anniversary Gifts By Year

Milestone Wedding Anniversary Gifts By Year

Wedding anniversary gift themes date all the way back to the Middle Ages with the silver and gold — 25th and 50th milestone wedding anniversaries. And while the exact origins of this practice remain mostly unknown, it’s now a commonly accepted cultural tradition to give gifts that correspond to specific wedding anniversary themes.

Generally, as the number of years of marriage increases, so does the value and durability of the gifts or materials associated with them, representing the growth and strengthening of a relationship. This is why the first wedding anniversary theme is paper and the 60th is diamonds.

Celebrate your own and your loved ones’ milestone anniversaries with the perfect combination of tradition and your own originality with personalized anniversary gifts. Check out our list of the top milestone anniversary themes, and pair each one with personalized anniversary gifts that will give the special occasion that extra sentimental meaning.

5 Year Anniversary Theme: Wood

"So In Love" Personalized Basswood Plank

The 5th wedding anniversary calls to mind the lasting endurance of trees, along with their unique ability to develop deep roots and withstand the test of time. Five-year wedding anniversary gifts made of wood represent the strength of your marital bond and the insight gained in your first five years as a wedded couple.

Carved In Love Personalized Photo Cube

For wood anniversary gifts, look for personalized wooden picture frames and photo albums that feature this natural material in functional, beautiful displays that show off the special time you or the couple you’re celebrating have spent together. Fill wooden keepsake and jewelry boxes with cherished possessions, or use wooden signs, wall hangings and other decor items to infuse your home with daily reminders of your love.

Rustic Couple Personalized Plank Sign

If you or the couple you’re buying for love cooking together, check out our personalized wood cutting boards, cheese boards, recipe boxes, wooden bowls and other kitchen accessories to make each meal even more special.

Lovebirds Personalized Maple Cutting Board

10 Year Anniversary Theme: Tin & Aluminum

Family Tree Personalized Family Aluminum Plaque

Ten year wedding anniversary gifts traditionally feature a tin and aluminum theme, representing the durability of your marriage. These metals’ ability to shield against rust and corrosion suggests the preservation and longevity of your connection. Tin and aluminum also symbolize pliability, as your decade’s long relationship is flexible enough to bend without breaking.

String of Pearls Personalized Wedding Photo Frame

Shopping for gifts in this theme is simpler than you might think. Design a custom aluminum address plaque to spruce up the home you’ve built together, or choose classic serving platters or photo frames made from sturdy aluminum instead. Keep the flame of romance burning strong for any couple celebrating their 10-year anniversary with customized Mason jar candles featuring classic tin lids in 14 bright color options.

String of Pearls Personalized Oval Tray

You can also customize stunning aluminum photo panels that will turn your favorite photos into high definition works of art printed on glossy metal.

Personalized Photo Flourish ChromaLuxe Metal Panel

15 Year Anniversary Theme: Crystal

Anniversary Memento Etched Crystal Vase

Crystal represents the clarity, transparency and solidity required for a successful relationship. After 15 years of marriage, spoil your partner with wedding anniversary gifts made of treasured crystal to symbolize the strength of your investment in the union, your sparkling love, and the clear, open communication you two share.

Engraved Crystal Champagne Flute Set

Take your crystal anniversary gifts a step further by engraving personalized names or initials and heartfelt messages on our dazzling etched vases and delicate champagne flutes. Find beautiful crystal votive candles and keepsakes you can proudly display in your home, or for a more modern touch go with Swarovski crystal jewelry.

Engraved Anniversary Crystal Photo Frame

All of our personalized crystal gifts come with free personalization so you can design the perfect present to commemorate the last 15 years and celebrate the next big milestone!

Monogram Crystal Ice Bucket & Chiller

25 Year Anniversary Theme: Silver

Everlasting Love Personalized Anniversary Vase

Silver, a precious metal prized for its splendor and nobility, is the ideal material to help you celebrate a quarter century of marriage. Considered holy in some cultures, silver symbolizes your sacred bond and enduring love. During the Middle Ages, the husband would crown his wife with a wreath of silver on their 25th wedding anniversary, and today the silver theme remains.

Love Ever After Personalized Photo Album

Mark this momentous occasion with radiant, custom silver jewelry, like customizable rings, bracelets and necklaces for her and tie bars for him. Select personalized silver picture frames to display your most precious wedding memories, or present your partner with a brilliant preserved rose adorned with silver accents to represent your enduring passion.

Personalized Wedding Anniversary Preserved Rose

For couples celebrating their 25th anniversary consider a monogrammed silver ice bucket or a larger cooler tub, perfect for entertaining.

Monogram Chiller & Ice Bucket

50 Year Anniversary Theme: Gold

Gold Hammered Engraved Wedding Champagne Flute Set

Five decades. Half a century. Fifty years. A marriage that lasts so long deserves an equally weighty theme – precious gold. Gold is not only a gorgeous material, but also a symbol of prosperity and wisdom. For these reasons, gold is the theme of choice to commemorate the remarkable 50 year wedding anniversary.

Heart Birthstone Necklace

And just like with the 25th anniversary theme, the golden wedding anniversary can be traced all the way back to the Middle Ages. Husbands would crown their wives with a wreath of gold to celebrate and the golden tradition remains to this day.

Elite Collection Gold Engraved Cuff Links

Browse our full selection of golden anniversary gifts to find a range of gorgeous items, including gold hammered champagne flutes and refined jewelry pieces. You can customize preserved roses in 5 stunning colors with 24kt gold trim for an everlasting symbol of your perpetually flowering love. Or choose a gold-tone engraved family tree for a memorable keepsake the happy couple will cherish for years.

Gold Engraved Family Tree

Shopping Tip: To search for any of these themed items on, simply type the material you’re looking for into our search bar, and then select “Anniversary” under Occasion from the navigation bar on the left side of the page.

We hope you’ll find the perfect way to celebrate milestone anniversaries at Personalization Mall. We have hundreds of wood, metal, crystal, silver and gold anniversary gifts to choose from, and each one comes with free and easy online customization so you can show the one you love — or the couple you cherish — exactly what’s in your heart.

  • Amit Verma
    Posted at 10:28h, 29 March Reply

    All submitted ideas are very helpful for a person who want to gift a unique gift but he/she don’t have time. thanks, fo the blog.

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