As much as we love weddings in the Washington DC area around these parts, we love a good anniversary celebration, too! Today we are talking about how to celebrate those milestone occasions with a list of gift ideas. (And here’s a little inspiration for wedding gift packaging ideas to help you get started!) From the 1st anniversary to the 10th (In honor of our editor, Juli, celebrating her tenth wedding anniversary today!), use this list of gift—traditional or modern—and floral ideas for wedding anniversary gifts as your guide. Plus, I even threw in my pick for a unique gift idea, too!
- Traditional Gift— Paper
- Modern Gift— Clocks
My gift suggestion: a custom floral art print from Rifle Paper Co.!
- Traditional Gift— Cotton
- Modern Gift— China
- Flower—Lily of the Valley
My gift suggestion: a cozy cotton quilt from Anthropologie.
- Traditional Gift— Leather
- Modern Gift— Crystal, Glass
- Traditional Gift— Fruit or Flowers
- Modern Gift— Appliances
My gift suggestion: a weekend getaway to your favorite local vineyard! I love Jefferson Vineyards in Charlottesville, Virginia! (Wine, grapes, fruit— that counts, right?)
- Traditional Gift— Wood
- Modern Gift— Silverware
My gift suggestion: a Washington DC shaped cutting board from Hill’s Kitchen.
- Traditional Gift— Candy
- Modern Gift— Wood
- Flower—Calla Lillies
My gift suggestion: a box of truffles from your favorite candy store— mine is Rheb’s Candy!
- Traditional Gift— Copper or Wool
- Modern Gift— Desk Sets
My gift suggestion: a pair of wool winter accessories, plus a ski trip!
- Traditional Gift— Pottery
- Modern Gift— Lace or Linen
My gift suggestion: a local pottery painting class!
- Traditional Gift— Willow or Wicker
- Modern Gift— Leather
- Flower—Bird of Paradise
My gift suggestion: a wicker picnic basket from Pottery Barn filled to the brim with your favorite treats!
- Traditional Gift— Tin
- Modern Gift— Diamond jewelry
My gift suggestion: a piece of diamond jewelry, obviously! Check out these jewelers in the Washington DC area!
If you’re looking for more wedding ideas, be sure to look through our DC area wedding idea galleries and find wedding advice from local DC area pros. If that isn’t enough, check out our collection of local DMV weddings from the real world and the best DC area wedding vendors who make it all happen.