As women, we tease our husbands about remembering our anniversary each year and how they will be in the dog house if they forget! As women, we tend to have that inborn ability to choose just the perfect gift for our significant other. As for the men, they are often unsure of the best gift to give. I am sure each of us have had at least one year when we opened our anniversary gift and wondered what that man of our was thinking!
This got me thinking about what the appropriate gift is for each year of marriage, so I looked it up. Here is what I found!
The First 5 Anniversary Gifts By Year
- Paper: The first year’s gift is paper and this can include many creative ideas. You can choose some personalized stationary, an antique book, a scrap book materials gift package or maybe one of your wedding invitations framed or put on a plaque.
- Cotton: Year two calls for cotton and this does not mean just clothing! You could give a personalized golf towel, a pillow with your anniversary date embroidered on it or perhaps a set of deliciously soft Egyptian cotton sheets for the bed.
- Leather: The 3rd year is leather and the first thing I think of is a nice leather wallet. You could also give a case for your mobile device, a leather bound book or a nice leather belt.
- Fruit And Flowers: The fourth year is the one guys will love because it is easy! A fresh fruit basket or edible fruit arrangement would be awesome. Of course, there is always a lovely bouquet of flowers, and if they come to the office, that is even better!
- Wood: The 5th year calls for wood and this can be a really creative and fun year! You can give a traditional wooden anniversary clock or maybe a hand carved box for your personal items. Another great idea would be a wooden watch like those from Wood Watches.
Even if you are giving a watch to someone who already owns a watch, chances are they do not own a wooden watch! You can see all of the watches in their collection with the widget below.
I received the Jord watch from the Delmar series and it is just gorgeous. It has a larger modern face design, a scratch proof glass face and a double action locking clasp so it stays put! You can choose from a variety of woods including natural and bamboo and it is available in several carbon colors. The watch sells for $149 and can be purchased from the Wood Watches website. It fit my husband perfectly! He was really intrigued by the wood watch as he has never seen one before. I am extremely jealous and hinted to him our anniversary is in March! One USA reader will win a Jord $149
Which anniversary do you have coming up and what will you be giving this year?
17 yr anniversary coming up and we’ve never done anything special for any of our anniversaries.
This year will be my 11th anniversary. Hoping to give him a new receiver for his sound system.
Our 33rd wedding anniversary this year.
I am having my 9 year wedding anniversary on June 27th.
I will be celebrating my first year anniversary. I think I’m going to give him a pair of sneakers.
5 years coming up! We usually don’t do gifts- just a weekend getaway
Mine and my hubby’s 21st wedding anniversary is in April.
My 31st on 21 of May….wow!!…..this would be a great surprise gift for my hubby
We will celebrate our 3rd. I always try something unexpected. I’m hoping to kidnap my hubby for a weekend B&B with a couples massage. We’ve planned a cruise for our 5th. Second marriage for both, so why wait for the fun stuff!?
My 14 year wedding anniversary and I am not sure what gift I will be giving.
I don’t have an anniversary but my mom will be 95 years old on febuary 26th,2014th and we will be having a party for her. connie danielson
I’ve got a third anniversary coming up and I’d be giving this if I win! lol otherwise, I don’t know yet! Thanks!
This month is 14 1/2 years. Still engaged! thnx! E
Forgot to add, no gifts for 14 1/2. Will do something good for 15, but not really sure what! E
It will be 2 years in November but we have a bit of high school history before that.
It’ll be our 8th this May. We don’t usually do gifts for each other, but we have a night out together or do something special.
I’m only on my my 3rd anniversary wiht no idea what to buy
It will be my 21st this year.
I’m starting a new anniversary next year, as I just got engaged! I will be giving him an I do, and life with me.
Our 9th and no idea yet! maybe dinner and a movie.
I don’t have any anniversaries coming up.
I have no anniversaries coming up unfortunately….I’m very alone.
im not sure yet, i think every ski season pass or concert tickets — maybe a get away
Oh boy this will be lucky 13 for us! We don’t really do gifts, but we’ll probably go out for dinner or something!
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wedding and will be giving roses
We will be celebrating 6 years but we don’t give gifts, we go out to celebrate.
This year we will be celebrating our 18th wedding anniversary. I haven’t decided what I’m going to get my husband yet
I will be having my 19th anniversary and have not decided on a gift yet.
Coming up on 12 years with my cat.
I don’t have any anniversary coming up.
My 2 year anniversary is coming up.
My 3 year anniversary is coming up in October with my boyfriend. Im really not sure what to get him… He does need a new wallet, but that is over 6 months away!
6… no clue!!
I will be celebrating my anniversary with my wife and I will be giving her a ring .
9 year wedding anniv this year.
Our 23rd year anniversary is coming up & I will buy him plane tickets to visit his family in Europe.
7 years this June and I will be purchasing concert tickets!
I am not celebrating an anniversary. My sister would be well deserving of this watch since she just retired.
I am terrible at remembering years. Sometimes I can’t remember how old I am. But I’m pretty sure this year will be our 26th anniversary. I’ve been out of work for several years so I try not to spend money on gifts, but I will probably make us a special meal and fancy dessert to celebrate.
We have our 5 year anniversary coming up in May. We don’t usually give each other presents for our anniversary but this would be a nice surprise to give him if I win! 😉
our 36th wedding anniversary is this May and we usually go out to eat to celebrate!
5 year anniversary this year in October
It will be my wife and I’s 8th year anniversary. I will probably give her flowers and whatever the 8th year modern gift is.
Our 28th anniversary is this year. I am not sure yet what we are doing or giving!
I do not have an anniversary coming up.
I have no anniversary coming up, but I found it interesting about the first five year’s Anniversary!
Our 20th anniversary is coming up and I am giving a night out in town.
no anniversary coming up
It’s our five year anniversary! I was leaning towards some sort of woodworking tool since it’s my husband’s hobby. But these wooden watches are so beautiful! He’d go NUTS for one!
fro us it will be 9th this year and I have no idea what my DH is planning
Sadly, I don’t have an anniversary coming up, as my husband died. But it would have been our 14th this year!
We will celebrate 4 years in June, and I’ll probably get my husband another big Lego set.
13th – haven’t decided yet, but a nice dinner out is usually one of our favourite things.
I don’t have an anniversary coming up. I have been divorced for years. I love the watches and would love to win one for my 24 year old son.
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