Social Tradition For Anniversary Gifts

Did he give you toaster for your anniversary? Well, maybe he was supposed to.

For each anniversary, there is an appropriate object that represents it's significance. Social tradition suggests that when giving an anniversary gift, you relate your gift to that object.  Below is a list of the relevant anniversaries, and their representative object; both traditional and modern.


AnniversaryTraditional Gift Modern Gift
1paperclocks
2cottonchina
3leathercrystal or glass
4linen or silkappliances
5woodsilverware
6ironwood
7wool or copperdesk sets
8bronzelinen and lace
9pottery or chinaleather
10tin or aluminumdiamond jewelry
11steelfashion accesories
12silkpearls or colored gems
13lacefabrics or furs
14ivorygold jewelry
15crystalwatches
20chinaplatinum
25silversilver
30pearldiamond
35coraljade
40rubyruby
45sapphiresapphire
50goldgold
55emeraldemerald
60diamonddiamond

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