Anniversary Gifts & Their Meanings

The traditional Anniversary List is often used as a guideline for those needing help and inspiration. Fraser Hart have a large selection of Anniversary Gifts to make that special occasion a memorable one.


 A traditional gift for the first wedding anniversary would have been the gift of cotton. However, today it is more common to give a timepiece – why not spoil them with the surprise of a Watch to celebrate your first year together. 

Suggestion: Watch/Clock

5th Wood 



In the past it would have been common to give the gift of Aluminium to celebrate the 10th anniversary. However, in modern times it has become much more common to give the gift of diamonds. Spoil her on this special anniversary with a beautiful piece of Diamond Jewellery for our fabulous Collection.

Suggestion: Diamond Jewellery

15th  Crystal 
20th  China 



Traditionally, and still today, the gift bestowed on the 10thanniversary is Silver. The tradition is known to have started in Germany in Medieval times, when a woman was presented with a Silver wreath on her 25th Anniversary. View our extensive Silver Range for your ideal gift.

Suggestion: Silver Jewellery

30th  Pearl 
35th  Coral/Jade 



Throughout history, the gift given to a woman on her 40thanniversary has been the precious Ruby Stone. This Anniversary, celebrate by giving her a memorable piece of Ruby Jewellery. View our stunning collection of Ruby Jewellery.

Suggestion: Ruby

45th  Sapphire 



A 50th anniversary is rare, and marks a half-century of commitment, strength, and love for one another. Since the earliest record, husbands have given their wives the gift of a piece of Gold Jewellery to mark this beautiful occasion. Choose a gift in Gold which will remain timeless for the rest of your lives together.

Suggestion: Gold

55th  Emerald 



The tradition of celebrating a 60th Anniversary became popular after Queen Victoria celebrated her Diamond Jubilee. A 60th anniversary is a wonderful and romantic occasion as it is so rare. The perfect gift for such a special occasion is the timeless, elegant Diamond. View our fabulous range.

Suggestion: Diamond