Trying to find the perfect gift for your spouse every year? Use this guide to get great ideas for what you can surprise your spouse with this year.

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There you are, a week away from your anniversary and you have no clue what you’re going to get your awesome spouse. You rack your brain, but you’ve already exhausted all your clever gift ideas on birthday’s, Christmas and Valentine’s Day. I know, I ‘ve been there.

So I decided to do some research to find out what your “supposed” to get your spouse for every anniversary milestone. Below is a list by year what the Traditional Theme gifts are and what the Modern Theme gifts are. However, you’ll notice that some anniversaries overlap in terms of the type of gifts for each theme. But this should be a pretty great start for you to get some ideas for the love of your life.

Anniversary Year

Traditional Theme

Modern Theme

Gift Idea – Traditional

Gift Idea – Modern

1st Year Paper Clocks Wedding Book Grandfather clock  
2nd Year Cotton China Egyptian Cotton Sheets China Dessert Plate  
3rd Year Leather Crystal/Glass For Him For Her Crystal Bar Set  
4th Year Fruit/Flowers; Linen/Silk Appliances (electrical) Wine Basket Flowers Pressure Cooker  
5th Year Wood Silverware Wood Cutting Board Silverware  
6th Year Iron Wood Iron Sculpture Wood Heart Sculpture  
7th Year Copper Brass; Desk Sets Copper Tea Kettle Desk Set  
8th Year Bronze; Pottery Linen; Lace Bronze Anny Keychain Linen Dinner Napkins  
9th Year Pottery/China Leather Pottery Wheel For Him For Her
10th Year
Tin/Aluminum Diamond Jewelry For Him For Her Diamond Studs  
11th Year Steel Fashion Jewelry; Accessories Pin Sculpture For Him For Her
12th Year Silk; Home Décor Pearls Bonsai Light For Him For Her
13th Year Lace Textiles; Furs Lingerie Textile Ideas  
14th Year Ivory (now banned) Gold Jewelry   Gold Chain for Him Gold Bracelet for Her
15th Year
Crystal Watches Crystal Money Tree Watch for Him Watch for Her
16th Year   Silverware   Silverware  
17th Year   Furniture   Patio Furniture  
18th Year   Porcelain   Porcelain Serving Bowl  
19th Year   Bronze   Bronze Sculpture  
20th Year
China Platinum China Cabinet Platinum Tie Clip and Cufflinks Platinum Bracelet for Her
21st Year   Brass; Nickel   Brass Dice Set  
22nd Year   Copper   Copper Drinking Mugs  
23rd Year   Silver Plate   Silver Plate  
24th Year   Musical Instruments   Everyone Needs more Cowbell!  
25th Year
Silver Sterling Silver Silver Coin Sterling Silver Personalized Necklace  
26th Year   Pictures   Get a Couples Picture professionally done.  
27th Year   Sculptures   Sculpture  
28th Year   Orchids   Orchid flowers  
29th Year   New Furniture   Time for a new bed?  
30th Year
Pearl Diamond For Him For Her For Him For Her
31st Year   Timepieces Fun Timepiece Decorative Timepiece
32nd Year   Conveyances   Airline Tickets
33rd Year   Amethyst   For Him For Her
34th Year   Opal   Cufflinks Opal Earrings
35th Year
Coral Jade Coral Decoration Jade Bonsai
40th Year
Ruby Ruby   For Him For Her
45th Year
Sapphire Sapphire   For Him For Her
50th Year Gold Gold   Gold Chain for Him Gold Bracelet for Her
55th Year Emerald Emerald   For Him For Her
60th Year Diamond Diamond   Diamond Studs  
75th Year Diamonds, gold Diamonds, gold   For Him For Her

No matter what year you’re celebrating make it personal and your spouse will love it. How many years are you celebrating? What is the most creative gift you’ve ever got your spouse?

Be sure to save this to Pinterest so you can come back to it year after year.

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