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. 

12th Anniversary

Traditional: Silk/Linen
It doesn’t get sultrier than silk, and linen gift options are endless. Commemorate your 12th wedding anniversary with a sexy or sporty gift.

  • She'll love wearing a soft silk robe while getting ready for your next date night. 
  • Support your spouse’s team spirit with a sports blanket from his or her favorite team.
  • Keep the romance alive with some silk lingerie.
  • Add to your cozy bed linens with a pair of monogrammed shams.
  • Upgrade your bedding with a luxury duvet cover.

silk robe
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Modern: Pearls
Pearls are timeless, elegant, and never go out of style — it’s no wonder that they have become the gift of choice for the modern 12th anniversary gift.

  • Keep it simple, yet elegant with a pearl pendant necklace
  • For a sexier take on the anniversary gift, go for a double-stranded pearl thong.
  • A pearl chain necklace is a more modern twist on the traditional strand of pearls.
  • A pair of pearl champagne flutes go great with a nice bottle of bubbly.
  • For him, a mother of pearl tie bar is a sophisticated wardrobe staple. 

pearl necklace
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