30 Traditional Anniversary Gifts By Year That Your Spouse Will Love

Now toast to another happy year of marriage!

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When it comes to anniversary gifts, you don't have to stick to tradition—it's just that sometimes sticking to tradition (even if you put a little bit of a modern twist on it) is fun. Every year of marriage has a traditional symbol associated with it: Your first anniversary is your paper anniversary, for example, while year 25 is considered the silver anniversary.

And if you want to stick to tradition with your gifts—whether you're celebrating your own anniversary with your partner, or toasting to a loved one's—these thoughtful gift ideas keep those symbolic anniversaries in mind, with one for each year through year 30 (AKA the pearl anniversary).

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1 Year 1: Paper
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Etsy

$40, Etsy

For your paper anniversary, consider having one of these custom prints made to display your wedding vows and the date you tied the knot.

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2 Year 2: Cotton
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Etsy

$48, Etsy

These cuff links can embroidered—with cotton, of course—with your wedding date, for a stylish little memento of your big day.

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3 Year 3: Leather
anniversary gift
PaperAnniversaryLove on Etsy

$79, Etsy

Another customized pick, this catchall is simple, stylish, and a great spot to stash your daily trinkets.

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4 Year 4: Flowers
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Etsy

$100 and up, Etsy

Actual flowers are always a nice surprise, but these embroidered ones (which, by the way, are custom made based on your wedding bouquet) last forever.

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5 Year 5: Wood
anniversary gifts
Aymie Spitzer/UncommonGoods

$36 for 4, UncommonGoods

These cedar coasters can be etched with a grid of your hometowns, where you got engaged, or the location of your destination wedding.

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6 Year 6: Iron
anniversary gift
Pottery Barn

$199, Pottery Barn

Not only is this iron and leather fireplace stand a chic way to store logs in the winter, but it'll also lead to more fires and romantic time at home with your spouse.

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7 Year 7: Copper
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Williams Sonoma

$23.96, Williams Sonoma

Ring in your copper anniversary with a beautiful copper flask—bonus points if you get it engraved or monogrammed.

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8 Year 8: Pottery
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Etsy

$30, Etsy

For your pottery anniversary, this handmade bowl, engraved with the words "I love you and I like you" (an adorable quote from Parks and Recreation) is a sweet surprise.

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9 Year 9: Willow
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Wayfair

$132.99, Wayfair

If you're wondering "What do you even get someone for their willow anniversary?" the answer is this perfectly chic willow picnic basket for two—it comes with a fleece blanket and everything you need for a romantic date in the park.

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10 Year 10: Tin
anniversary gift
RiverValleyJewelry on Etsy

$27, Etsy

A money clip may be something small, but it's also something they'll use everyday—and they'll think of you when they do.

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11 Year 11: Steel
anniversary gift
Pottery Barn

$299, Pottery Barn

This standing wine opener was designed to look like a vintage device from a vineyard and will make opening a bottle for date night—or a big anniversary party—even more fun.

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12 Year 12: Silk
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West Elm

$44 - $229, West Elm

This silk quilt is the perfect thing to cozy up under together, and it's perfect for celebrating your silk anniversary.

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13 Year 13: Lace
anniversary gift
linoandco on Etsy

$55, Etsy

Gift this runner for the year of lace and bring it back out for all your formal family occasions, such as birthdays, graduations, and, yes, anniversaries to come.

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14 Year 14: Gold Jewelry
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Etsy

$38.70 and up, Etsy

Your 14th anniversary is all about gold jewelry, so gift something thoughtful, like this gold necklace with custom monogram charms.

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15 Year 15: Crystal
anniversary gift
Crate and Barrel

$10.95, Crate & Barrel

Surprise your spouse with these cubist tealight candle holders on the table for dinner on your 15th anniversary. It is tradition, after all.

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16 Year 16: Coffee
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Etsy

$76, Etsy

These white-and-gold monogram heart mugs are like the grownup, fancy version of scribbling each other's initials on your notebook in homeroom.

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17 Year 17: Wine
anniversary gift
Pottery Barn

$89.50, Pottery Barn

Not only will this industrial-looking wine rack serve as a statement piece in your rustic chic home, but it'll help remind you to keep it stocked for last-minute date nights in, too.

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18 Year 18: Appliances
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Amazon

$99.95, Amazon

The Instant Pot is the "it" kitchen gift right now, so it's only natural that if you're celebrating 18 years of marriage this year (AKA appliances—yes, that's really it), you give this all-in-one cooker.

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19 Year 19: Jade
anniversary gifts
JadeMineCanada on Etsy

$59.93, Etsy

A stunning green jade pendant is the perfect accessory to wear out to an anniversary dinner—and it's tradition to give this stone for the 19th year of your marriage.

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20 Year 20: China
anniversary gift
Crate and Barrel

$295.95, Crate & Barrel

You probably registered for a set when you got married, but update to a more modern look that elevates your everyday meals together to something a bit more special.

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21 Year 21: Fire
anniversary gift
West Elm

$34 - 48, West Elm

Keep the fire alive in your relationship by lighting these pretty lanterns on a cozy winter night in or a hot summer evening in the backyard.

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22 Year 22: Water
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SodaStream

$79.99, Amazon

Your spouse will appreciate you ensuring they get their sparkling water fix every day. No store runs required.

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23 Year 23: Air
anniversary gift
ShopRareBird on Etsy

$34, Etsy

Air plants certainly qualify as a thoughtful gift for the year of air—especially since this variety is a relatively easy to care for. These handmade dome hangers make them even more stunning.

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24 Year 24: Stone
anniversary gift
Williams Sonoma

$49.95 - $69.95, Williams Sonoma

Everyone loves pizza, which is why a pizza stone that promises to produce perfectly crispy crusts and doubles as a cutting surface is the best stone gift money can buy.

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25 Year 25: Silver
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Etsy

$74.90, Etsy

A simple, beautiful silver bracelet engraved with the roman numerals of your wedding date is a great way to honor 25 years together.

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26 Year 26: Art
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Etsy

$89 and up, Etsy

For your 26th year of marriage, the art anniversary, get a custom illustration made from your favorite wedding photo to celebrate your love.

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27 Year 27: Music
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Urban Outfitters

$99, Urban Outfitters

This Crosley record player will bring you back to the good ol' days of vinyl, but with an ultra-chic twist. Pick up a copy of their favorite album while you're at it.

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28 Year 28: Linen
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Parachute

$129, Parachute

Year 28 is the linen anniversary, so a simple-but-luxurious tablecloth is the perfect gift—like this linen chambray fringe tablecloth that comes in four different colors.

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29 Year 29: Tools
anniversary gift
Pottery Barn

$69, Pottery Barn

Forget hammers and screwdrivers, a set of bar tools is a gift everyone can enjoy.

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30 Year 30: Pearl
anniversary gifts
JacarandaDesigns on Etsy

$59.99, Etsy

While a set of traditional pearl earrings are always a safe choice, this pair with gold detailing ensures they'll stand out.

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