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. 

14th Anniversary

Traditional: Animals 
Although animals are the traditional 14th anniversary gift, it doesn’t have to mean real live pets — although it certainly can, if you and your spouse are animal lovers. From pets to pet-inspired collectables, these are our favorites. 

  • Colorful fish in a nice fish tank make for great low-maintenance pets.
  • An elephant pillow will make a lovely addition on your couch or bed.
  • For your dog-loving partner, surprise him or her with a puppy!
  • Dog bookends make for the cutest shelfies.
  • A porcelain zebra dish is a trendy way to store jewelry and loose baubles. 

Photo Credit: Zoom Theory Photography

Modern: Gold Jewelry
Being married for 15 years is as good as gold, but that doesn’t let you off the hook for a thoughtful gift! For men and women, gold jewelry is as thoughtful as it is stylish.

  • Invest in a gorgeous gold bangle bracelet for him or her.
  • A gold men’s watch is a great way to expand his jewelry collection.
  • Rose gold is making a major comeback, and a rose gold ring is a simple, elegant way to embrace the trend. 
  • Gold earring studs are a simple way to make a statement.
  • Pendant necklaces are elegant and look great on a simple gold chain. 

gold bangle
 Photo courtesy of Cartier

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