List of Modern Anniversary Gifts


There is a “traditional” list for modern wedding anniversary gifts divided by years of marriage. There is also a traditional list for “traditional” wedding anniversary gifts that is divided the same way. If you don’t know what to get, or want to be creative based off of the list, then all you will need to do is look up the years married on one of these lists. Every modern anniversary gift list is practically the same, and is somewhat common knowledge.

First Anniversary

  • The modern gift for the first wedding anniversary is a clock. It can be any sort of clock. You can get big or little clocks, fancy or simple clocks. has a handy table of all the modern gifts that you can click on the year, and it will pop up with tons of products.

Second Anniversary

  • The second year anniversary modern gift is china. That doesn’t mean you have to get them a china dish set. Actually, it would be preferable if you didn’t. Imagine the space they would have to find to store all those dish sets if everyone went off that list. One suggestion is a kissing couple figurine.

Fifth Anniversary

  • The fifth modern anniversary gift is silverware. Just like the second year, you could run into trouble if everyone followed this list. Go simpler, such as giving a steak knife set that could help you avoid this problem. You could also find somewhere to purchase decorative teaspoons, or perhaps a Celtic love spoon?

Tenth Anniversary

  • Ten years is special. For one reason it is a whole decade of being together. This is probably why diamonds are the modern gifts for this anniversary. You can do anything and think creatively as long as the gift has something to do with diamonds.

Fifteenth Anniversary

  • The 15th anniversary gift idea is watches.

Twentieth Anniversary

  • A 20th anniversary means it's time for something rare and long-lasting -- platinum.

Twenty-Fifth Anniversary

Fiftieth Wedding Anniversary

  • Being together is half of a century is quite special. Gold is the modern gift for this anniversary. Again, you can do anything you desire that relates to gold to show your affection to this special couple.

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