Lauren McGill - Aug 18 2018
Your Guide To
The First 5 Wedding Anniversaries
If you’re a traditionalist then you’re a man or woman after our own heart! We love the beauty of tradition and the sentimentality that comes with upholding those traditions year after year. One such tradition is what gift to give on your anniversary. In old English lore, each anniversary was associated with a certain material and on that day a couple would give each other something made from those materials.
First Anniversary: Paper
The first year of marriage is celebrated as your paper anniversary.
Now we know that at first, that might sound as though you’re going to give a simple card, but this is actually a great place to get creative.
Choose a carefully crafted paper lantern which you can light with your partner, or get a beautiful paper print and frame from your wedding day to celebrate.
Second Anniversary: Cotton
Moving into the second anniversary is a fun one.
This anniversary is your cotton anniversary and is the perfect time to gift a partner a commemorative, decorative pillow, or a piece of clothing they’ve been admiring for a while.
Third Anniversary: Leather
Moving into the second When you hit your third year of marriage, it’s time to celebrate!
This anniversary is called the Leather anniversary and is a great time to gift your partner a pair of genuine leather shoes, a stylized and customized leather jacket, or a unique leather watch.
Fourth Anniversary: Fruit or Flowers
The fourth anniversary is another straightforward one.
This anniversary is your Flower Anniversary or your Fruit Anniversary.
You can celebrate by gifting a potted plant, a gorgeous bouquet, or an edible arrangement.
Fifth Anniversary: Wood
Your fifth year is your wooden anniversary.
For your wood anniversary, you could give a wooden print, a beautiful knick-knack, or even a piece of wooden furniture.
However you choose to celebrate, we know you’ll be able to create an anniversary you can remember.
Looking for the perfect surprise gift for your partner? Check out our selection of beautiful gifts.