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!

Photo Credit: Fig. 2 Design from Wedding Gift Packaging Ideas

1st Anniversary

  • Traditional Gift— Paper
  • Modern Gift— Clocks
  • Flower—Carnations

My gift suggestion: a custom floral art print from Rifle Paper Co.!

2nd Anniversary

  • Traditional Gift— Cotton
  • Modern Gift— China
  • Flower—Lily of the Valley

My gift suggestion: a cozy cotton quilt from Anthropologie. 

3rd Anniversary

  • Traditional Gift— Leather
  • Modern Gift— Crystal, Glass
  • Flower—Sunflowers

My gift suggestion: a leather handbag or leather wallet.

4th Anniversary

  • Traditional Gift— Fruit or Flowers
  • Modern Gift— Appliances
  • Flower—Geranium

My gift suggestion: a weekend getaway to your favorite local vineyard! I love Jefferson Vineyards in Charlottesville, Virginia! (Wine, grapes, fruit— that counts, right?)

5th Anniversary

  • Traditional Gift— Wood
  • Modern Gift— Silverware
  • Flower—Daisies

My gift suggestion: a Washington DC shaped cutting board from Hill’s Kitchen.

6th Anniversary

  • 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!

7th Anniversary

  • Traditional Gift— Copper or Wool
  • Modern Gift— Desk Sets
  • Flower—Freesia

My gift suggestion: a pair of wool winter accessories, plus a ski trip!

8th Anniversary

  • Traditional Gift— Pottery
  • Modern Gift— Lace or Linen
  • Flower—Lilac

My gift suggestion: a local pottery painting class!

9th Anniversary

  • 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!

10th Anniversary

  • Traditional Gift— Tin
  • Modern Gift— Diamond jewelry
  • Flower—Daffodil

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.

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