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In the earlier years of a marriage, it is often simple to think of a meaningful gift when two people tend to have plenty of things on their wish lists they want to purchase someday.

However, as the years go by and the assets build up, it becomes increasingly more difficult to think of an anniversary gift that will be treasured.

After much research, we believe it to be the most detailed list of anniversary gift theme information available on the Internet today.

From the 20th wedding anniversary onwards, traditional gift materials are not offered every year; typically only every five years or so.

The modern list differs in this respect, whereby a gift material is suggested for every year, at least up until the 30th anniversary, which possibly signifies a couples’ need to continue investing as much effort as possible into sustaining the commitment and romance in the later years of marriage.

Below we have put together a comprehensive and accurate table detailing the most recognized traditional and modern gift themes by anniversary year.

You can click in the far right column to get a full overview for each year.

This list was later reviewed and updated to incorporate a 'Modern' theme for each anniversary.

As time progressed, this list was broadened even further by other authors who suggested gift themes for every year from the first to the 25th, as well as every five years up to the 75th wedding anniversary.

Over time the number of symbols expanded and the German tradition came to assign gifts that had direct connections with each stage of married life. For example in the United Kingdom, diamond was a well known symbol for the 75th anniversary The origins of the current gift conventions date to 1937.

Before that, only the 1st, 5th, 10th, 15th, 20th, 25th, 50th, and 75th anniversaries had an associated gift.

To overcome the common problem people faced as to what to give one’s spouse each year, an American author by the name of Emily Post, who wrote on the topic of etiquette, was the first to recommend a list of anniversary gift themes which was published in 1922 in her book titled 'Etiquette’.

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