Whether you have a long-term beau or you’ve just started seeing someone, it’s cute – and super romantic – to celebrate your relationship milestones.
If you’re an old fashioned kind of person then original anniversary gifts such as paper, wood and tin, which have been around since the time of the Victorians, will be right up your street. The modern update for anniversary gifts includes more contemporary ideas, replacing unethical suggestions such as ivory.
Here are some of our tops picks for anniversary gifts from your first to fiftieth anniversary!
1 Year: Paper, Clocks and gold
The traditional choice of gift for a first wedding anniversary is paper – perfect for artist Kim Sears. We’ve bent the rules slightly with our recommendations and suggest that pens would be perfect teamed with a notebook or writing set.
The modern gift list has a clock for the first anniversary (because the time has flown by!). Gold is also the modern choice for gifting – we suggest a gold clock OR if your partner is a jewellery lover then a heart necklace would be perfect!
Andy Murray and Kim Sears will celebrate their first wedding anniversary this summer! We love Kim’s classic styling in this picture.
5 Years: Wood or Silverware
Remember the adorable veil Angelina had her children help design for her wedding day?! The couple’s next big anniversary will celebrate five years of blissful ‘Brangelina’. The gift themes are wood or silverware, which can both be tricky, what do you think of our gift suggestions?
Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie officially tied the knot in 2014
10 Years: Tin or Diamond Jewellery
A decade together is a definite cause for celebration! If you’re approaching the 10 year mark – like Beyoncé and husband Jay Z – the traditional gift is tin, or you could opt for the slightly more glamorous, diamond jewellery. Guess which one we’d prefer?!
Beyoncé and Jay Z have been married for eight years
15 Years: Crystal or a Watch
Gifts ideas for him and her are easy when you’re celebrating 15 years together. You can’t go wrong with a beautiful watch!
For a crystal inspired gift check out our range of semi-precious jewellery - Elton would definitely approve of a bit of bling!
Elton John and David Furnish are celebrating 11 years of married life this year