Free printable list of anniversary gift ideas – including what the traditional, modern, flower, AND gem themes are for each year of marriage. It also includes anniversary gift ideas for him or her for each of those anniversary years. You really won’t be short on inspiration from now on!
I’m a sucker for tradition, so when we got married I started to search for anniversary gift ideas for what to buy my hubby for our first one…
I had no idea that there was a theme for every year of being married!
Yes, I knew about the big ones, such as Gold, Silver and Diamond – but a paper wedding and a china anniversary? It was news to me.
I discovered a whole new world of themes out there, and after exploring some more it wasn’t even that there was one theme, there were some years that had different themes for both traditional and modern eras, not to mention flowers and gems/metals as well.
It started to get a little confusing!
I wanted to buy gifts that were special and in the right theme for both my husband and any other peoples wedding anniversaries I wanted to buy presents for, and so I decided to make a printable to collect all the themes in one easy to reference place (which I keep in my Home File).
That way I can take a look when our anniversary is coming up – and think about what I can get that’s relevant and ideal for him.
I’ve also been blessed with a very traditional (and thoughtful) hubby, and to be totally honest, he’s usually better at me at remembering what the theme each year is and buying the perfect item that’s related – so I’m channelling him for this post!
So – I thought I’d help you out today and create what I like to call the ‘Ultimate Anniversary Gift Ideas Guide’, and share my printable along with some ideas that I’ve found over the years!
So – this post has been split into two sections – first is where you can learn what the themes are for each year of marriage, and then I’ve given loads of great ideas for presents to get him or her for that special day.
So – have fun, and get inspired!
Free printable anniversary gift themes – by year
Here is a run down of all those themes, but don’t worry – you don’t have to remember them! – The printable with them all on is below.
TRADITIONAL – Paper, MODERN – Clock, FLOWER – Carnation, GEM/METAL – Mother of Pearl
TRADITIONAL – Cotton, MODERN – China, FLOWER – Lily of the Valley, GEM/METAL – Garnet
TRADITIONAL – Leather, MODERN – Crystal / Glass, FLOWER – Sunflower, GEM/METAL – Moonstone
TRADITIONAL – Linen / Silk, MODERN – Electrical Appliances, FLOWER – Hydrangea, GEM/METAL – Blue Topaz
TRADITIONAL – Wood, MODERN – Silverware, FLOWER – Daisy, GEM/METAL – Rose Quartz
TRADITIONAL – Iron, MODERN – Wood, FLOWER – Calla, GEM/METAL – Amethyst
TRADITIONAL – Copper / Wool, MODERN – Brass / Desk Set, FLOWER – Freesia, GEM/METAL – Onyx
TRADITIONAL – Bronze, MODERN – Linen / Lace, FLOWER – Lilac, GEM/METAL – Tourmaline
TRADITIONAL – Pottery, MODERN – Leather, FLOWER – Bird of Paradise, GEM/METAL – Lapis Lazuli
TRADITIONAL – Tin, MODERN – Diamond Jewellery, FLOWER – Daffodil, GEM/METAL – Crystal
TRADITIONAL – Steel, MODERN – Fashion Jewellery, FLOWER – Tulip, GEM/METAL – Turquoise
TRADITIONAL – Silk, MODERN – Pearls, FLOWER – Peony, GEM/METAL – Jade
TRADITIONAL – Lace, MODERN – Textiles / Fur, FLOWER – Chrysanthemum, GEM/METAL – Citrine
TRADITIONAL – Ivory, MODERN – Gold Jewellery, FLOWER – Dahlia, GEM/METAL – Opal
TRADITIONAL – Crystal, MODERN – Watches, FLOWER – Rose, GEM/METAL – Rhodolite
TRADITIONAL – China, MODERN – Platinum, FLOWER – Aster, GEM/METAL – Emerald
TRADITIONAL & MODERN – Silver, FLOWER – Iris, GEM/METAL – Tsavorite
TRADITIONAL – Pearl, MODERN – Diamond, FLOWER – Lily, GEM/METAL – Pearl
TRADITIONAL – Coral, MODERN – Jade
TRADITIONAL & MODERN & GEM/METAL – Ruby, FLOWER – Gladiolus
TRADITIONAL & MODERN – Sapphire
TRADITIONAL & MODERN & GEM/METAL – Gold, FLOWER – Yellow Rose
TRADITIONAL & MODERN – Emerald
TRADITIONAL & MODERN & GEM/METAL – Diamond, FLOWER – White Rose
TRADITIONAL & MODERN – Platinum
This printable is a quick reminder for each and every year I can find, of themes for anniversaries – just print it off and use for inspiration from now on!
Want a copy?
It’s available in the OMH Printables Library – the place where all free printables from the site are kept. It’s available for newsletter subscribers as a special freebie, and all you need to do is enter your email to become a member and get instant access. Hope you enjoy!
Anniversary Gift Ideas For Her and For Hime – For Every Year of Marriage
So – now you’ve got the themes sorted, and ideas for what to start with when looking for the ideal anniversary gift, I’m not going to leave you there…
No – I wanted to also add in some of my absolute favourite ideas for gifts for him (and for her!).
Some are presents I’ve bought or been given in the past, and others are ideas that I hope will inspire you to try something new this year.
Simply take a look and click on the items you want to find out more about: –
Note – Clicking on any item below will take you to the store so you can see details and purchase – for your convenience. The links are affiliate links, which means I earn a small commission for any purchase you make – at absolutely no cost to you, of course.
So – there you have it – the Ultimate Guide to Anniversary Gift Ideas!
Not only have I given you a free printable for all the themes for each year, but also delved deep into some ideas for what to buy for each year.
I really hope they inspire you on your next wedding anniversary – and congratulations for however long you’ve been married!
P.S Want to know more about buying the perfect gift for someone? Click HERE to take a look at the post I wrote all about it.