Here are a few suggestions for Anniversary gifts that you may find useful.
|1st – Paper
Suggestions – A voucher, or a piece of jewellery that comes with a paper guarantee or certificate, such as a watch or a nice diamond.
|2nd – Cotton
Not easy this! Possibly a leather cased sewing set. Or, how about a pair of cotton silver-cleaning mitts with a piece of silver to go with it.
|3rd – Leather
Jewellery boxes, watch straps or leather cases.
|4th – Fruit
Silver or crystal fruit bowl, servers or spoons. Perhaps a crystal ornamental stone or silver ornament shaped like a piece of fruit, or a pendant or brooch with a fruity design.
| 5th – Wood
Wooden jewellery boxes, wooden-cased clocks or other wood ornaments.
|6th – Confectionery
Perhaps a silver sweet dish or a sugar caster, bowl or tongs.
|7th – Copper
Copper jewellery, or items made with the copper & zinc alloy brass : brass-cased carriage clocks, for example.
|8th – Bronze
Bronze is an alloy of copper and tin. Small ornaments, such as animal models, can include so-called bronze figures.
|9th – Pottery
China and porcelain gift items.
|10th – Tin/Pewter
Pewter gift items.
|11th – Steel
Some shops stock some stainless steel trays etc., but don’t forget your range of stainless steel watches and cutlery.
|12th – Silk
Some shops will stock silk-covered gift items, but don’t forget that a fine diamond ring could easily be put in a specially obtained silk covered ring case!
|13th – Coral/Jade
Many shops will stock coral and jade beads and other items.
|14th – Ivory
Ivory was the traditional gift, but its trade is now restricted-by-international treaty. A watch with an ivory coloured dial would be an alternative. Or how about a pendant or brooch in the shape of an elephant – with tusks!
|15th – Crystal
Lead crystal glassware, crystal stones
|20th – China
See 9th anniversary.
|25th – Silver|
|30th – Pearl|
|35th – Platinum|
|40th – Ruby|
|45th – Sapphire|
|50th – Gold|
|55th – Emerald|
|60th – Diamond|