Struggling to think of what to buy for your wedding or other anniversary? Of course, silver weddings and diamond celebrations are easy peasy, but what do you buy for a 12th anniversary? Or a 14th? We can't promise to solve the problem, but if all else fails here is a list of the materials traditionally given as gifts on specific anniversaries.

We have also collated a useful list of gemstones associated with your zodiac sign and month of birth.

Traditional gifts for wedding anniversaries

Anniversary Year Gift
1 Paper
2 Cotton
3 Leather
4 Linen
5 Wood
6 Iron
7 Wool
8 Bronze
9 Pottery
10 Tin
11 Steel
12 Silk
13 Lace
14 Ivory
15 Crystal
20 China
25 Silver
30 Pearl
35 Coral
40 Ruby
45 Sapphire
50 Gold
55 Emerald
60 Diamond
65 Diamond
70 Platinum
75 Diamond
80 Oak
90 Granite


Birth Month Modern Birthstones Traditional Birthstones
January Garnet Garnet
February Amethyst Amethyst
March Aquamarine Bloodstone
April Diamonds  Diamonds
May Emerald Emerald
June Pearl Moonstone
July Ruby Ruby
August Peridot Sardonyx
September Sapphire Sapphire
October Opal Tourmaline
November Yellow Topaz Citrine
December Blue Topaz Turquoise