Wedding Anniversaries: Traditional & Modern Gift Ideas, From the 1st Anniversary through 60th

Ringing in another year of wedded bliss is definitely something to celebrate. As you reflect on another milestone you and your spouse made as a couple, it’s fun to keep the tradition alive with the common traditional and modern anniversary gift themes. 

2nd Anniversary

Traditional: Cotton
Cotton has become such an affordable luxury. With so many clothing and linen options, there’s definitely a gift your partner will adore. 

  • A cozy luxury cotton robe and matching slippers is the perfect way to spoil your spouse. 
  • Everyone needs a nice denim jeans, so picking out a designer pair is a thoughtful gift he or she will love.
  • Sports fans can never have enough gear. Get a nice baseball cap with your partner’s favorite sports team logo. 
  • Upgrade your living room or bedroom with some new throw pillows
  • A soft Egyptian cotton dress or shirt (with a monogram!) is a chic and personalized option.

cotton bathrobe
Photo courtesy of Restoration Hardware

Modern: China
Add to your wedding set or grow your selection of collectables with some gorgeous china gifts. 

  • Teacups and saucers are an elegant gift for anyone who loves to entertain (or simply enjoy a daily cup of tea).
  • Add to your home décor with a set of china plates to display on a wall.
  • Find some additional pieces in your wedding china pattern, such as a few more dinner sets or coffee mugs. 
  • Gold-trimmed espresso cups are perfect for serving guests — or serving yourself.
  • Dinner parties will be made instantly more chic with a lovely china salad bowl

tea cup
Photo courtesy of Waterford

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