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For the first 20 years of love, we break down the traditional anniversary gifts by year

Whether you've been together for one year or 20, shopping for anniversary gifts can be at times a challenging affair. When you throw in Christmas, birthdays, Mother's and Father's Day in the mixture, it can become yet another day amongst 365 in the year. Yet, the beauty of anniversaries is the traditional gifts that pair with each occasion, with their open-ended rules meaning any fitting the theme is deemed appropriate. Diamonds may be a girl's best friend, but linen and wool are also practical materials that can serve more than in the form of an earring or ring. For your next anniversary, we've already run the hard yards and compiled a guide to anniversary gifts by year, for the first 20 years of your relationship. Thank us later, when your other half is grinning ear-to-ear with happiness at their gift.


First year: Paper

Second year: Cotton

Mosey Me Garden Tablecloth 

Third year: Leather

Gucci Jackie 1961 Small Shoulder Bag

anniversary gifts by year

Fourth year: Silk

Simone Pérèle Lace-Trimmed Robe 

anniversary gifts by year

Fifth year: Wood

Dubini Alexander Coin, Wood and 18k Gold Ring

anniversary gifts by year

Sixth year: Iron

Les Ottomans Hand-Printed Iron Tray

anniversary gifts by year

Seventh year: Wool

Johnsons of Elgin Herringbone Merino Wool Throw

anniversary gifts by year

Eighth year: Linen

Maison Balzac Petit Four Dinner Napkins 


Ninth year: Pottery

Crockd Pottery Kit

anniversary gifts by year

10th year: Diamonds

Tiffany & Co. Solitaire Diamond Earrings 


anniversary gifts by year

11th year: Steel

anniversary gifts by year

12th year: Pearls

Anissa Kermiche Girl with a Pearl Earrings

anniversary gifts by year

13th year: Lace

Danielle Frankel Lace-Trimmed Gown

14th year: Ivory

Eden + Bell Ivory Classic Flowers


15th year: Crystal

Royal Doulton Flute Set 


16th year: Silver tableware

Vera Wang Lovers Know Cake and Trowel Set 

17th year: Furniture

Franka Margot Rattan Chair

18th year: Porcelain

Gucci Herbariam-Motif Trinket Box 

19th year: Bronze

Alighieri The Medium Necklace

20th year: Fine China

La Double J Set of Four Gold-Plated Espresso Cups and Saucers

If you have more than an anniversary to purchase a gift for this month, why not take a look at our Cancer gift guide for friends and well-wishers born in July? A thoughtful gift is only a click away, and our comprehensive guide caters to even the pickiest Cancerian lighting up your life in 2022.

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