14 Jun 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
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.
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.
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.
10 Year Anniversary Theme: Tin & Aluminum
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.
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.
You can also customize stunning aluminum photo panels that will turn your favorite photos into high definition works of art printed on glossy metal.
15 Year Anniversary Theme: Crystal
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.
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.
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!
25 Year Anniversary Theme: Silver
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.
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.
For couples celebrating their 25th anniversary consider a monogrammed silver ice bucket or a larger cooler tub, perfect for entertaining.
50 Year Anniversary Theme: Gold
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.
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.
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.
Shopping Tip: To search for any of these themed items on PersonalizationMall.com, 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.