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anniversary gifts

Although gifts have traditionally been given for wedding anniversaries since medieval times, Emily Post was the first to publish a list of suggested anniversary gifts. 

Her first etiquette guide, published in 1922, contained suggestions for the first, fifth, tenth, fifteenth, twentieth, twenty-fifth and fiftieth years of marriage. When her book was reprinted in 1957, that list was expanded to include suggestions for each of the first 15 years and for every five years after that. 

As time went on, even this list was broadened by other authors to include gifts for every year from the first to the twenty-fifth, plus every five years through the 75th wedding anniversary.

 

Year

Anniversary Gifts

Alternate List

Year

Anniversary Gifts

Alternate List

1

Gold Jewelry

Fresh Water Pearl

18

Cat's Eye Chrysoberyl

Opal

2

Garnet 

Rose Quartz 

19

Aquamarine

Topaz

3

Pearl

Crystal

20

Emerald

Platinum

4

Blue Topaz

Amethyst 

21

Lolite

 

5

Sapphire

Turquoise

22

Spinel

 

6

Amethyst 

Garnet

23

Imperial Topaz

Sapphire

7

Onyx

Rose Gold

24

Tanzanite

 

8

Tourmaline

Aventurine

25

Sterling Silver

 

9

Lapis Lazuli

Tiger Eye

30

Pearl 

Diamond

10

Diamond

Onyx

35

Emerald 

Jade

11

Turquoise

Hemetite 

40

Ruby

 

12

Jade

Pearl

45

Sapphire

Alexandrite

13

Citrine 

Moonstone

50

Gold

 

14

Opal

Ivory

55

Alexandrite 

Emerald 

15

Ruby

Watch

60

Diamond

 

16

Peridot

Aquamarine

65

Star Sapphire 

 

17

Watch

Citrine

75

Diamond

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