Anniversary Gifts For Children

What do you get your children celebrating an Anniversary?

When it comes to choosing an Anniversary Gift for your children there are a few key factors to consider;

  1. It is quite likely you will be the only people that will remember their anniversary, apart from themselves. So it is important!
  2. You are an important part of their lives and an Anniversary is the perfect time to show them how much they mean to you.
  3. Your children may want or need a practical gift
  4. Or they may like a more traditional anniversary gift appropriate for this year’s anniversary.

One of the best ways to find out if they need a practical gift is to ask! Or you may notice that they could do with something.

Either way an Anniversary is a very appropriate time to give a more practical gift, without it looking a bit odd. Not all parents turn up at their children's houses with a new set of mugs or glasses for example.

However an Anniversary is a time of celebration and you could maybe include the practical gift with a gift from the traditional list too.

Anniversary Gifts By Year

Here are some more classic Anniversary Gift ideas for your children and their husbands and wives;

1st Anniversary is paper and this could be

  • tickets to see a show or their favorite team.
  • Their wedding photos in an album
  • A book of vouchers for babysitting.

2nd Anniversary is cotton

  • New set of table or bed linen

3rd Anniversary is leather

  • A leather photo-frame

4th is fruit or flowers

  • A basket of their favorite fruits or a jar of your best homemade jam – with the family recipe too

5th anniversary is wood

  • Wood is such a practical gift it could be a new chopping board, wooden handles utensils, bench for their back yard.
family is what happens when two people fall in love

6th anniversary is candy or iron

  • There are lots of iron kitchen utensils that you probably wouldn’t buy yourself but would love to have.

7th anniversary is wool or copper

  • This could be new throw blankets – make sure you check the color scheme that they would like! 
  • Or copper for some funky kitchen bits if they love cooking.

8th anniversary is bronze

  • If they are into their sculpture then there are a number of bronze statues that would look great. 
  • Or you could have fun and fill a big jar or bottle with bronze coins.

9th anniversary is pottery

  • They may need a few replacement plates, bowls or cups or they may feel that those they received for their wedding gift are starting to look a bit dated. They may even have had their eye on a new set, so best ask before you buy something so personal.
  • Or you could have some fun and buy them matching mugs!

10th anniversary is tin

  • You could have loads of fun with this! Tins of food could be added to a gift basket of all their favorites. 
  • A new pan to cook them in!

11th Anniversary is steel

  • Steel is great if your children love to cook as there are loads of stainless steel cooking items, 
  • Or you could go with the dark grey steel color and find items for the home that you know they will love.

12th Anniversary is silk

  • Thinking about what your children would love – silk throws, pictures or cushion covers 
  • Or something to wear? There are lots of stunning silk scarves and ties, as well as silk jewelry that is very pretty.

13th Anniversary is lace

  • Lace can come in many forms – a lace table cloth or mats, doillies, or bed linen. 
  • You may however find it easier to find a gift that they will love with a lace pattern or how about baking them an Anniversary Cake and serving it on a lace doillie?

14th Anniversary is ivory

  • Real ivory is not a gift that you would want to gift, instead look at ivory color and find a gift you know they will love.

15th Anniversary is crystal

  • Lots to choose from with crystal! 
  • Crystal wine glasses, a decanter, maybe even personalized glasses, crystal ornaments, 
  • binoculars if they love walking and nature, 
  • or a new camera. 
  • The last two fit the theme as they have lenses which at one point would have been made from crystal.

20th Anniversary is china

  • China works in two ways – new crockery or treating them at their favorite Chinese restaurant.

25th Anniversary is silver

  • This is a big anniversary and one that will bring back many memories from 25 years ago. You know these two better than anyone and you were there when they married. A family inspired gift would be perfect.

30th is pearl

  • Another big anniversary and this time you will probably want to go with the color pearl. 
  • Maybe a photo album filled with memories from the past 30 years.

40th is ruby

  • Ruby is a fab color, a deel red and an obvious gift is a bottle of red wine, or maybe some new wine glasses.

50th is gold

  • A golden anniversary and one to treasure.


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