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Stuck For a Gift? Take Inspiration From These Traditional Wedding Anniversary Names

When it comes to the symbols that represent different wedding anniversaries, most of us know it's gold for 50 years of marriage and silver for 25. But do you know the rest of the wedding anniversary names? It can get confusing, with variations depending on location and whether you opt to follow the traditional or modern list. But if you like to keep it classic, we've collated a full list of traditional UK names right up to the 70th anniversary — recently celebrated by the Queen and Prince Philip. Once you've worked out which one you or your loved ones are celebrating next, check out our gift suggestions to tie in with each.

  • 1st anniversary — Paper
  • 2nd anniversary — Cotton
  • 3rd anniversary — Leather
  • 4th anniversary — Fruit and Flowers (or Linen)
  • 5th anniversary — Wood
  • 6th anniversary — Sugar (or Iron)
  • 7th anniversary — Wool
  • 8th anniversary — Bronze (or Salt)
  • 9th anniversary — Pottery (or Copper)
  • 10th anniversary — Tin
  • 11th anniversary — Steel
  • 12th anniversary — Silk
  • 13th anniversary — Lace
  • 14th anniversary — Ivory
  • 15th anniversary — Crystal
  • 20th anniversary — China
  • 25th anniversary — Silver
  • 30th anniversary — Pearl
  • 35th anniversary — Coral (or Jade)
  • 40th anniversary — Ruby
  • 45th anniversary — Sapphire
  • 50th anniversary — Gold
  • 55th anniversary — Emerald
  • 60th anniversary — Diamond
  • 70th anniversary — Platinum
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