Second year dating anniversary present
Below we have put together a comprehensive and accurate table detailing the most recognized traditional and modern gift themes by anniversary year.
You can click in the far right column to get a full overview for each year.
In the table above, we provide the most comprehensive information compiled to date, for all anniversary years up to the 30th, and every five years thereafter to the 60th.
The table outlines for each wedding anniversary the Traditional and Modern Gift Themes/Materials, the Gemstone, and the Color, as well as the Flower which is detailed when you click on the link in the final column for each year under the heading 'Traditional & Modern Gift Ideas'.
It is generally considered important that each wedding anniversary is celebrated in a memorable and meaningful way, because the anniversary is like an annual renewal of the commitment between two people.
This is one time of the year when time and effort needs to be invested into finding a suitable gift, and a gift that is romantic, unique, or symbolic in some special way for the couple.
This could simply reflect a difference due to the region of the world in which the list of anniversary gemstones was compiled.
Most commentators on the subject will add that neither the Traditional gift list or Modern gift list is better than the other.
It all boils down to the recipient’s tastes and interests, and the sentiment the giver wishes to convey, as to which list for that particular year yields the more appealing option for them.
The tradition of giving gifts for a wedding anniversary extends back to medieval times.
It is known that during the time of the Holy Roman Empire, a man would crown his wife with a silver wreath on the 25th anniversary, and a gold wreath on the 50th anniversary, however, there was little else documented in terms of themes for gift giving on other anniversaries.
It is possible that any variation in the nominated flower for a particular year may represent the region of the world in which that particular flower came to be endorsed.