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1st Anniversary Gift Ideas 


 See below for some great ideas for gifts following 1st wedding anniversary themes. There are no definite rules – look at all the options and be creative! If you think your partner will love something different, just go for it. 


.[IMAGE – paper-themed… a papier-mâché heart?] 


 Traditional Theme for 1st Anniversary Gifts – Paper 

The happy couple has made it through 12 months. And the reward… paper! Here is a material that means so many things: folding money, memorable photos, the wrapping around something shiny and expensive. It’s fragile and delicate, but also the basis of old school romantic communication – love notes! Or perhaps the blank page for the rest of your lives together.

 

1st Anniversary Traditional Gift ideas 

This is probably one for lateral thinking. Grab a sheet or two of really beautiful wrapping paper, and then pop what he or she wants inside (making the point that you’ve put some thought into the whole process). 


Write a notelet that let's them know that is what you have done and how significant it is to the theme.

A paper gift voucher can deliver almost any experience these days: fine dining, hot air ballooning at dawn, sliding single seaters round Silverstone. Hand it over in a nice paper envelope and job done!

An origami course  

Super posh wrapping paper (with something inside) 

Classic stationery 

Luxury leather-bound notebook, sketchpad etc 

Gift vouchers / cards for the experience of their lives 

Get a portrait done by a street artist

Print and frame a photo of your favourite 'couple ' photos 

A first (or second, or third…) edition of their most cherished book 

 An artistic print 

Tickets to their favourite band / musical / event 

 Cash? (bit cold this one!) 


 Modern Theme for 1st Anniversary Gifts – Clocks

Time flies when you’re having fun (with your partner!). This theme shows that you’re both in this for the long term – and now have a way of measuring it. 


Modern Gift Ideas for Your 1st Anniversary

Clocks and watches are the obvious choices. But you can use initiative too: ‘time’ can have several meanings. It can be as complex as a Brian Cox presentation on the future of the Cosmos. Or simply involve buying a little relaxing “me-time” for you both – via investments in babysitters, weekend outward bounds for the kids, and Deliveroo on speed-dial. 

 A tasty chronometer from Watches of Switzerland 

 A cool vintage timepiece from Chrono24 (Cartier for her, Omega for his nibs) 

Visit Big Ben and the Houses of Parliament ( if you are in the UK ), though you may have to write to your MP to get inside; other clock towers around the world are available 

An antique ormolu mantelpiece clock (NB check out if it chimes every 15 minutes – might drive you potty) 

Cufflinks with watch mechanisms are a thing 

A trip to the Planetarium 

 A visit to Greenwich or Herstmonceux (the Meridian runs through) 

Book some quiet time via sitters.co.uk 


 Gemstone for 1st Anniversary

Gold jewellery (alternatives: Pearl, Peridot)

Hard to go wrong with gold jewellery for her (and maybe a pinkie ring, antique tie-pin for him). And there’s a while to go before the full-on gift of the gold-themed 50th anniversary. This theme is more about a nice piece of jewellery (bracelet, earrings, necklace) that has some gold as part of it – it could even just be the chain. 

Pearls are an alternative for this theme. Pearl jewellery comes in all shapes and designs, not just simple spheres. 


Lily Gardner’s long graduated pearl earrings are a perfect example of the beauty and fashionable ways to wear delicate freshwater pearl jewellery. 

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Jewellery ideas of your 1st Anniversary

Any jewellery featuring gold: bracelets, bangles, cuffs, necklaces, pendants, earrings, rings.


Lily Gardner’s gold acorn pendant, Lily Gardner’s graduated pearl earrings[Picture link to relevant LG product] 

 

Flower for 1st Anniversary – Carnations, Pansies, Orange Blossom 


Flower Gift Ideas for You 1st Anniversary

A bouquet or a pot of carnations, pansies or orange blossoms 

Presents with a flower theme that embraces carnations, pansies or orange blossoms (eg an art photo or print, fragrant candles, perfume or room fragrance) 

Gifts with a floral motif (eg handkerchiefs, napkins, underwear).




 2nd Anniversary Gift Ideas 

See below for some great ideas for gifts following the themes for a 2nd wedding anniversary. Remember, there are no definite rules – look at all the options and be creative! If you think your partner will love something different, just go for it. 


 Traditional Theme for 2nd Anniversary Gifts – Cotton 

While not a luxurious material, who doesn’t like cotton? Natural, strong and flexible (like a good marriage), it can produce your coolest jeans or a sumptuous velvet jacket. Or how about sinking into some 400 thread Egyptian sheets – a great way to celebrate an anniversary. 

Gift ideas  

His and hers T-shirts with a suitable slogan or photo 

A pair of designer jeans 

A vintage Levi’s denim jacket 

Luxury cotton set of bed linen 

Soft cotton bathrobes and towels 

A spa day for two (more bathrobes…) 

Monogrammed napkins 

Go wild with cotton textures: velvet, corduroy, chambray, velour, jersey and flannel 


 Modern Theme for 2nd Anniversary Gifts – China 


Good quality china can last for generations. Or be smashed to fragments by an instant’s lack of thought. That’s marriage for you! But after two good years it’s time to get some decent crockery that matches and complements those MasterChef moments in the kitchen. Or explore the China them in terms of the country itself, be it here via a restaurant or something Chinese or a trip abroad.


Gift ideas 

Any sort of tasteful (or not!) china house items, like a vase, crockery, jug, plant pot, candleholders etc. 

His’n’hers mugs (with amusing photo) 

Classy and stylish dinner sets: Royal Doulton if that’s your thing, Minimal design store china options for something more modern and useable.

China sculpture or figurine – but remember you’re not buying for your Nan… 

A trip to the Forbidden City in Beijing 

Buy some elegant new chopsticks and give them a workout in one of the UK’s five Chinatowns: in London, Manchester, Birmingham, Liverpool, or Nottingham. Or one near you outside the UK

 

Gemstone for 2nd Anniversary – Garnet (alternative: Rose Quartz) 


Garnet gets its name from the Latin word “garanatus” which means “like a seed”. This is a reference to the pomegranate, as small garnets look like the bright red seeds you find inside that fruit. 


Rose quartz is a name for specimens of quartz with a nice pink colour. Advocates say that rose quartz purifies and opens the heart to promote love, friendship, deep inner healing and feelings of peace. 


 Jewellery ideas

Any jewellery featuring garnet or rose quartz: bracelets, bangles, cuffs, necklaces, pendants, earrings, rings. 


 Flower for 2nd Anniversary – Cosmos, Lily of the Valley Cosmos are annual flowers with colourful daisy-like flowers that sit atop long slender stems. Blooming throughout the summer months, they attract birds, bees, and butterflies to a garden. Growing easily from seeds, cosmos even survive in poor soil conditions. 


Gift ideas 

A bouquet or a pot of cosmos  lily of the valley 

Presents with a flower theme that embraces cosmos or lily of the valley (eg an art photo or print, fragrant candles, perfume or room fragrance) 

Gifts with a floral motif (eg handkerchiefs, napkins, underwear)


 3rd Anniversary Gift Ideas 

See below for some great ideas for gifts following the themes for a 3rd wedding anniversary. Remember, there are no definite rules – look at all the options and be creative! If you think your partner will love something different, just go for it. 

 [Image related to theme – a wrapped up but obvious handbag? Two crystal glasses with wine/fizz?] 


 Traditional Theme for 3rd Anniversary Gifts – Leather 

After the simplicity and softness of cotton (2nd anniversary theme), the reward for another year is that perennially tough, protective and achingly cool substance… leather! 


Marlon Brando's  leather jacket in The Wild One. Connolly leather hides in a classic Bentley. 


And just maybe this durable, protective material is emblematic of how you protect each other from external challenges to your relationship? 


Gift ideas 

There are smart leather products for all occasions (and what you do in the privacy of the marital home is up to you!). Also, unlike some themes, there are lots of opportunities to buy for men (despatch bags, braided leather bracelets). 


For women, a Lily Gardner embossed clutch with lace print lining hits that sweet spot between utility and glamour. And, if completely stuck, who doesn’t want a shiny new pair of shoes? 

 Designer handbag 

Cool leather wallet 

Top Gun leather jacket 

Upmarket briefcase, travel or laptop bagLuggage set 

Placemats and coasters 

New shoes – and don’t forget suede… 

Clutch bag from Lily Gardner[Picture link to relevant LG product] 


 Modern Theme for 3rd Anniversary Gifts – Glass / Crystal 

Unlike the rawhide toughness of leather, this theme highlights the delicate and potentially fragile nature of all relationships. They need care and to be protected! But glass and crystal items are also usually glittering and brilliant beauties.


Gift ideas 

Crystal glassware – perhaps some wine glasses or whisky tumblersCandlesticksPaperweight 

A glass-blowing experience 

A trip to Waterford Crystal in Ireland 

Lily Gardner Swarovski crystal pearls[Picture link to relevant LG product] 

 Gemstone for 3rd Anniversary – Pearl (alternatives: Jade, Moonstone, Crystal)

Isn’t it totally amazing that a bit of grit sneaking into an oyster can be turned into a beautiful iridescent pearl? Concentric layers of calcium carbonate never looked so good! Well, what must be a pain in the bum for a mollusc is a godsend for present buyers. Pearl jewellery comes in all shapes and designs, not just simple spheres. 


Lily Gardner’s long graduated pearl earrings are a perfect example.


Moonstone’s name is derived from its pearly and opalescent sheen, or schiller, caused by light diffraction across its surface. The Romans admired moonstone, believing it to be derived from the solidified rays of the Moon. More recently it became popular during the Art Nouveau period, with Lalique using it in much of his jewellery.

Jewellery ideas

Any jewellery featuring pearls, jade, moonstone, or crystal: bracelets, bangles, cuffs, necklaces, pendants, earrings, rings.Lily Gardner’s graduated pearl earringsLily Gardner Swarovski crystal pearlsLily Gardner Moonstone???[Picture link to relevant LG product]


Flower for 3rd Anniversary – Fuchsia, Sunflower

Gift ideas

A bouquet or a pot of fuchsias or sunflowersPresents with a flower theme that embraces fuchsias or sunflowers (eg an art photo or print, fragrant candles, perfume or room fragrance)

Gifts with a floral motif (eg handkerchiefs, napkins, underwear). 


 4th Anniversary Gift Ideas 


See below for some great ideas for gifts following the themes for a 4th wedding anniversary. Remember, there are no definite rules – look at all the options and be creative! If you think your partner will love something different, just go for it. 

[Image related to theme – silk pyjamas? Sumptuous bowl of fruit?] 


 Traditional Theme for 4th Anniversary Gifts – Silk, Linen (UK) or Fruit, Flowers (US) 

The Traditional themes in the UK are moving up the fabric ladder – and we are becoming less utilitarian and more luxurious to celebrate what is now a long-term commitment. The purity of linen or the sensuality of silk – take your choice!But in the US it’s all about fertility and natural growth. By now there may have been a blossoming of offspring, but most definitely you’ve been putting down some roots (enough already). 

Gift ideas 

Flowers are self-explanatory but fruit… well don’t forget that grapes, nice though they are, with a bit of squishing will eventually become wine!A cool linen shirt for the beach for him. And a beautiful silk Lily Gardner scarf for her. Job done! 

Floral-themed items  

Scented candles 

Silk pyjamas 

A luxury bowl of fruit 

Flowers every week for a year 

A wine-tasting course 

Gardening accessories 

Bed linen 

Some petals sprinkled around the house on your anniversary! 

Lily Gardner silk scarf 

[Picture link to relevant LG product] 


 Modern Theme for 4th Anniversary Gifts – Appliances (Electrical) 

Themes don’t get more practical than this Modern one! You’ve been together a while now, so perhaps a few upgrades are necessary from the bits you cobbled together when first moving in. But let’s be clear – we aren’t talking vacuum cleaners, irons or washing machines… 

Gift ideas 

The range of options here is truly Amazon! But do a little research into your other half’s interests. Ask their mates what tech they are eyeing up online. Then add some sparkle – buy something they probably wouldn’t spring for themselves. That fancy coffee maker, gelato machine or humungous Smart TV so Netflix is super chilled…  

A huge US fridge freezer you can walk in 

A wine fridge 

A posh food processor 

Ice cream machine 

Every room wired for sound 

That crucial tool for the DIYer in the house 

Bean to cup caffeine on demand 

Anything Dyson that doesn’t involve cleaning. 


 Gemstone for 4th Anniversary – Blue Topaz (alternatives: Amethyst, Blue Zircon) 

In mythology, topaz is often depicted as a gem of peace and healing. It was discovered by the Romans over two millennia ago on the Island of Topazios in the Red Sea. However, due to its rarity in nature, blue topaz in usually obtained by the heating and irradiation of colourless topaz. Blue topaz is said to signify honesty, clarity of feelings, and deep emotional attachment.An amethyst is a violet variety of quartz. The name comes from Greek words meaning “not intoxicate” as it was believed that such stones protect the wearer from drunkenness. Surely worth a try? Alternatively, Lily Gardner offers amethyst jewellery that anyone would be happy to raise a toast to. 

Jewellery ideas 

Any jewellery featuring blue topaz, amethyst, or blue zircon: bracelets, bangles, cuffs, necklaces, pendants, earrings, rings. 

Lily Gardner Amethyst xxxxxx 

[Picture link to relevant LG product]  


Flower for 4th Anniversary – Geranium, Hydrangea 

Gift ideas 

A bouquet or a pot of geraniums or hydrangeas 

Presents with a flower theme that embraces geraniums or hydrangeas(eg an art photo or print, fragrant candles, perfume or room fragrance) 

Gifts with a floral motif (eg handkerchiefs, napkins, underwear). 

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5th Anniversary Gift Ideas 


See below for some great ideas for gifts following the themes for a 5th wedding anniversary. Remember, there are no definite rules – look at all the options and be creative! If you think your partner will love something different, just go for it. 

[Image related to theme – a picnic in a woody glade?]


Traditional Theme for 5th Anniversary Gifts – Wood 

Can’t see the wood for the trees? Don’t worry – trees are what this theme is all about. Trees are strong and have put down deep roots. They’ve been buffeted by gales but they’re still standing and still growing. Sounds familiar? Five years… this is getting serious! 

Gift ideas 

A classy wooden photo frame 

Some Scandi furniture 

Wooden household items: salad spoons, chopping board, wine rack 

An antique dresser 

A weekend away in the countryside – foraging, perhaps 

An art print or sculpture with a tree theme or motif 

A Mulberry bag 

Some clubs for the golfer 

An ethnic inlaid jewellery box 

A sapling for the garden: maybe a Cherry tree or Magnolia 

 A Black Forest gateau?? 


Modern Theme for 5th Anniversary Gifts – Silverware 

A fifth anniversary deserves a right good knees-up! So you’ll be needing to get out the goblets, serving dishes, champagne bucket and candles to really set the scene. Silver is precious, strong and pure – mostly like you, then. The chemical symbol, Ag, stands for ‘argentum’ which derives from a word meaning ‘shiny’. 

Gift ideas 

A silver photo frame for your best couply shots 

Any silverware for the home – if it’s shiny, it counts 

Candlesticks 

Branded fizz bucket 

Silver jewellery 

 Silver cuff links 

Silver nail polish 

[Picture link to relevant LG product] 


Gemstone for 5th Anniversary – Sapphire (alternatives: Turquoise, Rose Quartz, Pink Tourmaline) 

Sapphire gemstones have been popular for millennia. The pure blue colours and excellent durability of this member of the corundum family make for very striking jewellery pieces. However, not all sapphires are blue – it can show itself in many colours except red. 

Jewellery ideas 

Any jewellery featuring sapphire, turquoise, rose quartz, or pink tourmaline: bracelets, bangles, cuffs, necklaces, pendants, earrings, rings. 

[Picture link to relevant LG product] 


Flower for 5th Anniversary – Daisy 

Gift ideas 

A bouquet or a pot of daisies 

Presents with a flower theme that embraces daisies (eg an art photo or print, fragrant candles, perfume or room fragrance) 

Gifts with a floral motif (eg handkerchiefs, napkins, underwear). 

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6th Anniversary Gift Ideas 


See below for some great ideas for gifts following the themes for a 6th wedding anniversary. Remember, there are no definite rules – look at all the options and be creative! If you think your partner will love something different, just go for it. 

[Image related to theme – gotta be a Loveheart sweet] 


Traditional Theme for 6th Anniversary Gifts – Candy / Sweets (UK), Iron (US) 

Sweets for my sweet? Contrasting ideas for the sixth Traditional theme from each side of the Pond! The UK likes to emphasise the (almost constant) sugar high of a great relationship. While our American cousins want to big up the strength and solidity of a six-year union. 

Gift ideas 

Box of chocs… job done! 

Or a trip to a chocolate factory… or better still Switzerland, where they know a thing or two about cocoa beans 

Masterclass on making macarons 

Iron – another golf club… or a long weekend somewhere sun-drenched near a Links 

Anything stainless steel – a knife set 

His’n’hers steel TAG Heuer watches 

Get steamy with a steam iron?? (maybe not) 


Modern Theme for 6th Anniversary Gifts – Wood 

Can’t see the wood for the trees? Don’t worry – trees are what this theme is all about. Trees are strong and have put down deep roots. They’ve been buffeted by gales but they’re still standing and still growing. Sounds familiar? Six years together… this is getting serious! 

Gift ideas 

A classy wooden photo frame 

Some Scandi furniture 

Wooden household items: salad spoons, chopping board, wine rack 

An antique dresser 

A weekend away in the countryside – foraging, perhaps 

An art print or sculpture with a tree theme or motif 

A Mulberry bag 

Some clubs for the golfer 

An ethnic inlaid jewellery box 

A sapling for the garden: maybe a Cherry tree or Magnolia 

 A Black Forest gateau?? 


Gemstone for 6th Anniversary – Amethyst (alternatives: Turquoise, Garnet) 

An amethyst is a violet variety of quartz. The name comes from Greek words meaning “not intoxicate” as it was believed that such stones protect the wearer from drunkenness. Surely worth a try? Alternatively, Lily Gardner offers amethyst jewellery that anyone would be happy to raise a toast to. 

Jewellery ideas 

Any jewellery featuring amethyst, turquoise, or garnet: bracelets, bangles, cuffs, necklaces, pendants, earrings, rings. 

[Picture link to relevant LG product] 


Flower for 6th Anniversary – Calla Lily 

Calla (or arum) lilies have a white conical flower with a cheeky yellow ‘spadix’ sticking out. For Christians these lilies can symbolise purity and faith; while the Romans thought they represented lust and sexuality! You pays your money… 

Gift ideas 

A bouquet or a pot of calla lilies 

Presents with a flower theme that embraces calla lilies (eg an art photo or print, fragrant candles, perfume or room fragrance) 

Gifts with a floral motif (eg handkerchiefs, napkins, underwear). 

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 7th Anniversary Gift Ideas 


See below for some great ideas for gifts following the themes for a 7th wedding anniversary. Remember, there are no definite rules – look at all the options and be creative! If you think your partner will love something different, just go for it. Lily Gardner offers a Happiness Guarantee for anything bought from her website – a no quibble exchange, voucher or refund for absolute peace of mind.[Image related to theme – ‘I love ewe’ T shirt?? A porcelain shepherd/shepherdess?] 


Traditional Theme for 7th Anniversary Gifts – Wool (UK); Copper (US) 

Nothing says winter walks holding hands or snuggling up together like wool. It’s comfortable, warm and a literal security blanket – similar to a wonderful relationship. Wool: we love ewe!But then again copper indicates strength, beauty and wealth… while also conducting heat. It shows that, after seven years, you still got it! 

Gift ideas 

Fair isle jumpers for that trip to Scotland 

Soft merino blanket 

Cashmere socks 

Scarf, gloves etc 

Adopt a sheep (and visit it) 

Buy a box of salt marsh lamb online (with apologies to the adopted sheep…) 

Copper cookware – very glam and a bit Downton 

Copper jewellery 

A copper cocktail-making set 

Copper plant pots 

A bag of 2p pieces for an arcade penny-pusher machine (aka a weekend in Brighton) 

A Lily Gardner soft wool designer scarf 

[Picture link to relevant LG product] 


Modern Theme for 7th Anniversary Gifts – Desk Sets, Brass 

A desk set may not be the most romantic anniversary gift, but it indicates maturity and tidiness in a relationship. And implies you have a lot of (celebratory) invites to write!Brass picks up the copper theme and adds a dose of zinc. A very useful and malleable metal, showing the practical side of a long partnership. 

Gift ideas 

A cool, minimal desk set for his/her study with some neatly sharpened pencils 

A leather-bound notebook and pen 

Decorative paperweight (in brass, for a double whammy!) 

Brass homewares like candlesticks, vases or plant holders 

Brass picture frames 

Brass sculpture 

Brass clock or nautical item 


Gemstone for 7th Anniversary – Onyx (alternatives: Copper, Yellow Sapphire, Lapis Lazuli) 

Agate and onyx are both banded varieties of layered chalcedony that differ only in the form of the bands: agate has curved bands and onyx has parallel bands. Onyx’s bands can range from white to almost every colour you can think of. Black onyx is said to absorb negative energy and help prevent the drain of personal energy.Lapis lazuli is a deep-blue metamorphic rock used as a semi-precious stone. It’s been prized since antiquity for its intense colour, and was part of the funeral mask of Tutankhamun. More positively, party girl Cleopatra used powdered lapis as eyeshadow (she kicks asp!). 

Jewellery ideas 

Any jewellery featuring onyx, copper, yellow sapphire, or lapis lazuli: bracelets, bangles, cuffs, necklaces, pendants, earrings, rings. 

[Picture link to relevant LG product] 


Flower for 7th Anniversary – Jack-in-the-Pulpit, Freesia 

Don’t know jack-in-the-pulpit? Some would say it’s like a stripy arum lily with a quiff! Others that it has three-parted leaves and flowers contained in a spadix covered by a hood. The flower looks a little like a pulpit – hence the name. 

 Gift ideas 

A bouquet or a pot of jack-in-the-pulpit or freesias 

Presents with a flower theme that embraces jack-in-the-pulpit or freesias (eg an art photo or print, fragrant candles, perfume or room fragrance) 

Gifts with a floral motif (eg handkerchiefs, napkins, underwear).-



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 8th Anniversary Gift Ideas 


 See below for some great ideas for gifts following the themes for an 8th wedding anniversary. Remember, there are no definite rules – look at all the options and be creative! If you think your partner will love something different, just go for it. Lily Gardner offers a Happiness Guarantee for anything bought from her website – a no quibble exchange, voucher or refund for absolute peace of mind.[IMAGE – couture lace] 


Traditional Theme for 8th Anniversary Gifts – Bronze, Pottery, Salt 

Bronze is an alloy of copper and tin. Why is that relevant? Well, the combined metals produce a stronger final product than its separate constituents. In romantic terms it means you two are stronger as a couple together! 

Gift ideas 

Initially you might not think that bronze is an easy material for a present. But it’s a wonderful material for sculptures, and it’s becoming quite trendy for men’s accessories. But think laterally about the idea of bronze and Lily Gardner’s lovely bronze clutch bags could really fit the bill. 

A bespoke sculpture 

 Bronze antiques 

Picture frame, candleholders, household items 

Luxury keyrings, cuff links, bracelets 

 Bronze material accessories eg leather clutch bags 

 [Picture link to relevant LG product] 


Modern Theme for 8th Anniversary Gifts – Lace, Linen 

Lace has always been a luxury material indicating a sumptuous and successful lifestyle. But it also denotes the hard work that goes into building a long-term relationship – each thread painstakingly intertwined with thousands of others using hand skills and vintage lace machines, creating a beautifully refined and delicate fabric. A happy long-term marriage is also a beautiful thing – one built on years of tiny interconnected moments. 

Gift ideas 

It’s easy to come up with ‘straight’ lace gift ideas for women (lingerie, elaborate evening wear, bedding); less easy for men. But why be straitlaced about it?! Lily Gardner offers a totally unique range of lace jewellery – that’s black lace made on 19th century looms in Normandy set in perfectly clear Perspex. Hard to make – unique in the world. As are her exclusive lace cufflinks so men don’t miss out on the engineering skill that goes into these artefacts. 

Lace nightwear 

Lace lingerie 

Bedding; tablecloths or napkins 

Lace jewellery for her 

Lace jewellery set in silver 

Lace cufflinks 

Lace print scarves 

Lace-print ties 

[Picture link to relevant LG product] 


Gemstone for 8th Anniversary – Tourmaline (alternatives: Bronze, Tanzanite, Aventurine) 

Tourmaline is a semi-precious stone that comes in almost every colour of the spectrum. It is one of the brightest and most versatile gemstones, often found in long slender faceted stones because of the shape of the raw mineral.Tanzanite displays a colour range between lush blue, vibrant violet and rich purple, and it is found in only one place on earth near Mount Kilimanjaro. Tiffany & Co named this blue-violet variety of zoisite in honour of Tanzania, where it was first discovered in 1967. Expert cutters can create gems with a range of colours because the crystals show different hues depending on the depth of cut and viewing direction. 

Gift ideas 

Any jewellery featuring tourmaline, bronze, tanzanite, or aventurine: bracelets, bangles, cuffs, necklaces, pendants, earrings, rings. 

[Picture link to relevant LG product] 


Flower for 8th Anniversary – Clematis, Lilac 

Gift ideas 

A bouquet or a pot of clematis or lilac flowers 

Presents with a flower theme that embraces the clematis or lilac (eg an art photo or print, fragrant candles, perfume or room fragrance) 

Gifts with a floral motif (eg handkerchiefs, napkins, underwear).


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9th Anniversary Gift Ideas 


See below for some great ideas for gifts following the themes for a 9th wedding anniversary. Remember, there are no definite rules – look at all the options and be creative! If you think your partner will love something different, just go for it. Lily Gardner offers a Happiness Guarantee for anything bought from her website – a no quibble exchange, voucher or refund for absolute peace of mind.[Image related to theme – a willow-pattern plate] 


 Traditional Theme for 9th Anniversary Gifts – Copper (UK); Pottery, Willow (US) 

Copper indicates strength, beauty and wealth… while also being a great conductor of heat. It shows the passion’s still there for the loving couple.Pottery as a theme is all about your time together: it started unformed, has been moulded and smoothed, had its fiery moments… and is now solid, practical and appealing.A willow tree is not just beautiful – it denotes flexibility and so can bend and survive whatever the elements throw at it. It’s here for the long term. 

Gift ideas 

Copper cookware – very glam and a bit Downton 

Copper jewellery 

A copper cocktail-making set 

Copper plant pots 

A bag of 2p pieces for an arcade penny-pusher machine (aka a weekend in Brighton) 

Anything ceramic – plates, bowls, a customised coffee mug 

A porcelain figurine 

Vase 

A class on a potter’s wheel to reprise that Demi Moore and Patrick Swayze moment 

A willow picnic basket 

A hamper from a posh department store 

Willow-pattern crockery (two themes for the price of one!) 

Wicker furniture 

A cricket match at Lords (leather on willow…) 


Modern Theme for 9th Anniversary Gifts – Leather 

Unless you’re a cow (or a vegan), what’s not to like about leather? It’s tough, gets better with age, and is achingly cool. Brando's jacket in The Wild One. Connolly leather hides in a classic Bentley. You can’t go wrong. And just maybe this durable material that protects from the elements is emblematic of how you protect each other from external challenges to your relationship. 

Gift ideas 

There are smart leather products for all occasions (and what you do in the privacy of the marital home is up to you). Also, unlike some themes, there are lots of opportunities to buy for men (despatch bags, braided leather bracelets). For women, a Lily Gardner embossed clutch with lace print lining hits that sweet spot between utility and glamour. And, if completely stuck, who doesn’t want a shiny new pair of shoes? 

Designer handbag 

Cool leather wallet 

Chocks away with a Spitfire leather jacket 

Upmarket briefcase, travel or laptop bag 

Luggage set 

Placemats and coasters 

New shoes – and don’t forget suede… 

Clutch bag from Lily Gardner 

 [Picture link to relevant LG product] 


Gemstone for 9th Anniversary – Lapis Lazuli (alternatives: Andalusite, Tiger Eye) 

Lapis lazuli is a deep-blue metamorphic rock used as a semi-precious stone. It’s been prized since antiquity for its intense colour and was part of the funeral mask of Tutankhamun. More positively, party girl Cleopatra used powdered lapis as eyeshadow (she kicks asp!). 

Jewellery ideas 

Any jewellery featuring lapis lazuli, andalusite, or tiger eye: bracelets, bangles, cuffs, necklaces, pendants, earrings, rings. 

[Picture link to relevant LG product] 


Flower for 9th Anniversary – Poppy, Bird of ParadiseGift ideas 

A bouquet or a pot of poppies or bird of paradise 

Presents with a flower theme that embraces poppies or bird of paradise (eg an art photo or print, fragrant candles, perfume or room fragrance) 

Gifts with a floral motif (eg handkerchiefs, napkins, underwear). 


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 10th Anniversary Gift Ideas 


See below for some great ideas for gifts following the themes for a 10th wedding anniversary. Remember, there are no definite rules – look at all the options and be creative! If you think your partner will love something different, just go for it. Lily Gardner offers a Happiness Guarantee for anything bought from her website – a no quibble exchange, voucher or refund for absolute peace of mind.[Image related to theme – tin man from wizard of oz, EtRose use a version of this] 


 Traditional Theme for 10th Anniversary Gifts – Tin (UK & US); Aluminium (US) 

Wowzers – 10 years! Murderers get shorter sentences (only kidding).The Traditional theme for this anniversary is tin. Now this might sound a bit ‘tinny’ but it’s an alloy of copper and bronze, cannot rust and will last a long time. An alternative in the States is “aluminum” – a very cool and flexible metal that’s very light on its feet. All good attributes going into your second decade together. 

Gift ideas 

Tin or aluminium household items: storage boxes, salad bowls, vases, planters 

Cornish tin jewellery 

Pewter mug, jewellery or cuff links 

Aluminium champagne ice bucket 

Paperweight 

Light aluminium kitchen utensils eg ice cream scoop 

Macbook 

Jaguar F-Type (all Al but a bit pricy) 


Modern Theme for 10th Anniversary Gifts – Diamond Jewellery 

Diamond? Isn’t that the theme for a time far into the future – the 60th anniversary? It’s fine; those Modernists of celebration have decided that you shouldn’t have to wait until you can’t do stairs before you enjoy the hardest darn’ thing on the planet. (And, given that a girl’s best friends are also her most expensive, we’re probably just talking some nice jewellery with a few sparkly sprinkles unless you’re a Rockefeller.) 

Gift ideas 

All diamond jewellery (bracelets, bangles, cuffs, necklaces, pendants, earrings, rings) 

Lily Gardner Diamond Sliced Necklace – subtle but gorgeous 

[Picture link to relevant LG product] 


Gemstone for 10th Anniversary – Diamond (alternatives: Green Tourmaline, Onyx, Crystal) 

Jewellery ideas 

Any jewellery featuring diamonds, green tourmaline, onyx, or crystal: bracelets, bangles, cuffs, necklaces, pendants, earrings, rings. 

[Picture link to relevant LG product] 


Flower for 10th Anniversary – Daffodil 


Obviously, it helps here if your wedding was a springtime one! But even if you just get a tea towel with a daff print, it’s reassuring that the yellow trumpets are guaranteed, like anniversaries, to pop back every year. 

Gift ideas 

A bouquet or a pot of daffodils 

Presents with a flower theme that embraces daffodils (eg an art photo or print, fragrant candles, perfume or room fragrance) 

Gifts with a floral motif (eg handkerchiefs, napkins, underwear). 


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11th Anniversary Gift Ideas 


See below for some great ideas for gifts following the themes for an 11th wedding anniversary. Remember, there are no definite rules – look at all the options and be creative! If you think your partner will love something different, just go for it. Lily Gardner offers a Happiness Guarantee for anything bought from her website – a no quibble exchange, voucher or refund for absolute peace of mind.[Image related to theme – a convertible sports car wrapped in a massive ribbon; or an LG item] 


Traditional Theme for 11th Anniversary Gifts – Steel 

Steel gives the world its structure, strength and stability. Although it also needs a little TLC now and again to stop it getting rusty. Just like a solid marriage! 

Gift ideas 

His’n’hers steel watches 

Stainless steel kitchen items eg a knife set in a block 

Canteen of cutlery 

Wine cooler 

Visit the steelworks in Scunthorpe! 


Modern Theme for 11th Anniversary Gifts – Accessories; Fashion Jewellery 

A theme indicating that it’s sometimes the little extras that go a long way towards keeping a relationship together. Accessories can be fun or frivolous, but they must always add value. 

Gift ideas 

Men buying for women? Probably need some help here from an appropriate friend or relative of the inamorata. Accessories for men? Not as wide a range but there’s always something the hairy ones need – from a smart new wallet to a trendy braided bracelet. 

All fashion jewellery for her (bracelets, bangles, cuffs, necklaces, pendants, earrings, rings) 

Lily Gardner jewellery 

All fashion jewellery for him (bracelets, earrings, necklaces, cuff links) 

Ties, scarves, gloves, handkerchiefs, belts… 

Lily Gardner cuff links 

Lily Gardner clutch bags 

Lily Gardner scarves 

[Picture link to relevant LG product] 


Gemstone for 11th Anniversary – Turquoise (alternative: Haematite) 

Turquoise is an opaque, bluey-green mineral – a phosphate of copper and aluminium that’s been prized as an ornamental gemstone for thousands of years due to its unique colouration. Turquoise has been found buried in Ancient Egyptian tombs; this means it’s some of the world’s oldest jewellery. 

Jewellery ideas 

Any jewellery featuring turquoise or haematite: bracelets, bangles, cuffs, necklaces, pendants, earrings, rings. 


 Flower for 11th Anniversary – Tulip, Morning Glory 

Tulips in the garden; tulips in the park; my favourite tulips are two lips in the dark! 

Morning glories have slender stems, heart-shaped leaves, and trumpet-shaped flowers of pink, purple-blue, magenta, or white. Their blooms unfurl in the sun with romantic tendrils that are totally charming. 

Gift ideas 

A bouquet or a pot of tulips or morning glory 

Presents with a flower theme that embraces tulips or morning glory (eg an art photo or print, fragrant candles, perfume or room fragrance) 

Gifts with a floral motif (eg handkerchiefs, napkins, underwear). 

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 12th Anniversary Gift Ideas 

See below for some great ideas for gifts following the themes for a 12th wedding anniversary. Remember, there are no definite rules – look at all the options and be creative! If you think your partner will love something different, just go for it. Lily Gardner offers a Happiness Guarantee for anything bought from her website – a no quibble exchange, voucher or refund for absolute peace of mind.[Image related to theme – silk scarf or pearls] 


Traditional Theme for 12th Anniversary Gifts – Silk; Linen (UK); Home Décor (US) 

In the UK there are two fabrics associated with your 12th year together: linen is thought to have attributes of purity and truth, while silk is more sensual and its delicate weaving mirrors the way a relationship gets stronger over time.Meanwhile our American cousins are headed for the DIY store to rejuvenate the family home. (And if the living room hasn’t seen a paintbrush in 12 years, it’s time!) 

Gift ideas 

Silk pyjamas, dressing gown, underwear (for him too!) 

Luxe bed linen or tableware 

A designer silk tie 

Cool linen shirt for summer hols 

A décor makeover in the living room, bedroom… 

A key décor piece: eg baroque mirror, chaise longue, designer coffee table 

Make a splash with a new bathroom, or start cooking on gas with a refurbished kitchen 

A unique Lily Gardner photo image scarf 

[Picture link to relevant LG product – silk scarf] 


Modern Theme for 12th Anniversary Gifts – Pearls 

Gems may have different facets but pearls usually display a simple convex purity. They are said to represent wisdom acquired through experience, and are known for their calming effect. A long-term relationship needs these attributes. Pearls also symbolise the generosity and loyalty of its wearer. 

 Gift ideas 

Easy for women, tougher for men. But there are black pearls or mother of pearl decorations that can work for chaps’ accessories. 

Pearl jewellery 

Mother of pearl cuff links 

A jacket with pearl buttons 

Fountain pen with pearlised barrel 

A pearl-handled revolver (for the US!) 

Lily Gardner’s graduated pearl earrings 

Lily Gardner Swarovski crystal pearls 

[Picture link to relevant LG product] 


Gemstone for 12th Anniversary – Jade (alternatives: Tsavorite, Garnet, Pearl, Agate) 

Jade is an ornamental mineral, mostly known for its green varieties. It’s actually two different minerals: nephrite or jadeite. Jade features prominently in ancient Asian art, but also has an important place in many other cultures – as greenstone (pounamu) in Maori culture, for example. 

Jewellery ideas 

Any jewellery featuring jade, tsavorite, garnet, pearl, or agate: bracelets, bangles, cuffs, necklaces, pendants, earrings, rings. 

[Picture link to relevant LG product] 


Flower for 12th Anniversary – Peony 

Peonies are voluptuous and beautiful blooms with a great fragrance and impressive size. However they also have anti-inflammatory properties and have featured in Chinese medicine for thousands of years (they even pop the petals in salads, though we wouldn’t suggest trying this without expert advice). 

Gift ideas 

A bouquet or a pot of peonies 

Presents with a flower theme that embraces peonies (eg an art photo or print, fragrant candles, perfume or room fragrance) 

Gifts with a floral motif (eg handkerchiefs, napkins, underwear).


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 13th Anniversary Gift Ideas 


 See below for some great ideas for gifts following the themes for a 13th wedding anniversary. Remember, there are no definite rules – look at all the options and be creative! If you think your partner will love something different, just go for it. 


[IMAGE – lace machine, close up of LG pattern?] 


 Traditional Theme for 13th Anniversary Gifts – Lace

Lace has always been a luxury material indicating a sumptuous and successful lifestyle. But it also denotes the hard work that goes into building a long-term relationship – each thread painstakingly intertwined with thousands of others using hand skills and vintage lace machines, creating a beautifully refined and delicate fabric. A happy long-term marriage is also a beautiful thing – one built on years of tiny interconnected moments. 


Gift ideas

It’s easy to come up with ‘straight’ lace gift ideas for women (lingerie, elaborate evening wear, bedding); less easy for men. But why be straitlaced about it?! 

Lily Gardner offers a totally unique range of lace jewellery – that’s black lace made on 19th century looms in Normandy set in perfectly clear Perspex. Hard to make – unique in the world. As are her exclusive lace cufflinks so men don’t miss out on the engineering skill that goes into these artefacts. 

Lace nightwear 

Lace lingerie

Bedding; tablecloths or napkins 

Lace jewellery for her

Lace jewellery set in silver 

Lace cufflinksLace print scarves 

Lace-print ties[Picture link to relevant LG product] 


 Modern Theme for 13th Anniversary Gifts – Furs, Textiles 

The modern theme is all about the warmth, protection and style that comes from great clothes and accessories. Of course, real fur is a no-no these days, and who wants a dead fox coiled round their neck? But there are some super alternatives that can give her (and him) that Anna Karenina look. Textiles – where to start? From gossamer silks to chunky knits, sober pastels to ethnic batiks… the textile world is your oyster! Lily Gardner offers some amazing image scarves – the coolest photos that wrap into perfect abstract patterns and hues. 


Gift idea

Faux fur accessories and clothing (eg coats, jackets, fur-lined gloves, tippets, Russian hats – Ushanka or Cossack) 

All fashion clothing and textile accessories, ever! 

Photo scarvesXXXXX scarvesSilk pyjamas? 

[Picture link to relevant LG product] 


Gemstone for 13th Anniversary – Citrine, Moonstone, Malachite, Opal 

Citrine is a transparent variety of quartz, ranging in colour from pale to golden yellow, honey or nearly brown. The name derives from the Latin citrina, where the French word citron comes from. It has long been thought to have the healing properties of the sun, offering optimism and light to the wearer. 

Moonstone’s name is derived from its pearly and opalescent sheen, or schiller, caused by light diffraction across its surface. The Romans admired moonstone, believing it to be derived from the solidified rays of the Moon. More recently it became popular during the Art Nouveau period, with Lalique using it in much of his jewellery. 


Gift ideas 

Any jewellery featuring citrine, moonstone, malachite, or opal: bracelets, bangles, cuffs, necklaces, pendants, earrings, rings. 

[Picture link to relevant LG product] 


Flower for 13th Anniversary – Chrysanthemum 

Gift ideas 

A bouquet or a pot of chrysanthemum flowers 

Presents with a flower theme that embraces the chrysanthemum (eg an art photo or print, fragrant candles, perfume or room fragrance) 

Gifts with a floral motif (eg handkerchiefs, napkins, underwear). 

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14th Anniversary Gift Ideas 


See below for some great ideas for gifts following the themes for a 14th wedding anniversary. Remember, there are no definite rules – look at all the options and be creative! If you think your partner will love something different, just go for it. Lily Gardner offers a Happiness Guarantee for anything bought from her website – a no quibble exchange, voucher or refund for absolute peace of mind.[Image related to theme – LG gold jewellery; or an elephant art print]


Traditional Theme for 14th Anniversary Gifts – Ivory (or an Elephant theme) 

While the Traditional theme for a 14-year anniversary is ivory, international action to combat the decimating effects of ivory poaching has rightly made this substance completely off-limits as a gift. The UK also has very strict rules around antique ivory items. The good news is that the elephants we are trying to protect are super cool, often very cute and even better they are considered a symbol of loyalty, companionship and unity. Perfect for an anniversary. 


Gift ideas 

So, it’s time to get creative. Think ivory colour, think clothing, bed linen, smart stationery, piano keys… And then you have all things heffalump. Go for it! 

Ivory-coloured shirts or other fashion items 

Ivory tablecloth and napkins 

Stationery, notebooks, sketchbooks etc 

Piano lessons, or tickets to a recital of Chopin’s nocturnes, for example 

Elephant sculptures or carvings 

Elephant motif patterns on fabrics, scarves etc 

An art print of pachyderm-related subject matter 

A trip to the zooAdopt an elephantLarge travel container (trunk…?) 


 Modern Theme for 14th Anniversary Gifts – Gold jewellery

Hard to go wrong with gold jewellery for her (and maybe a pinkie ring for him). And there’s still a while to go before the full-on giftiness of the gold-themed 50th anniversary. This theme is more about a nice piece of jewellery (bracelet, earrings, necklace) that has some gold as part of it – it could even just be the chain. 


Gift ideas 

Gold items – for her, for him, perhaps as his’n’hers matching bracelets… 

Lily Gardner gold…. 

[Picture link to relevant LG product] 


 Gemstone for 14th Anniversary – Opal (alternatives: Kunzite, Moss Agate, Gold, Ivory) 

The internal structure of precious opal diffracts light, resulting in a gorgeous iridescence. Opals can be transparent, translucent or opaque, and the background colour can be white, black or nearly any part of the colour spectrum. In the Middle Ages, opal was thought to deliver great luck because it was possessed all the virtues of each gemstone whose colour appeared in the spectrum of the opal. It was also said to grant invisibility if wrapped in a fresh bay leaf and held in the hand (don’t try this if doing anything illegal or immoral). 


Jewellery ideas 

Any jewellery featuring opal, kunzite, moss agate, gold, or ivory: bracelets, bangles, cuffs, necklaces, pendants, earrings, rings.[

Picture link to relevant LG product] 


 Flower for 14th Anniversary – DahliaGift ideas 

A bouquet or a pot of dahlias 

Presents with a flower theme that embraces dahlias (eg an art photo or print, fragrant candles, perfume or room fragrance) 

Gifts with a floral motif (eg handkerchiefs, napkins, underwear). 

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15th Anniversary Gift Ideas 


See below for some great ideas for gifts following the themes for a 15th wedding anniversary. Remember, there are no definite rules – look at all the options and be creative! If you think your partner will love something different, just go for it. 

[Image related to theme – LG item, crystal wine glasses clinking]


 Traditional Theme for 15th Anniversary Gifts – Crystal 

This Traditional theme highlights the delicate and potentially fragile nature of all relationships. They need care and to be protected! But crystal items are also usually glittering and brilliant beauties with many facets – just like you on the Monday morning commute! 

Gift ideas

Crystal glassware – perhaps some wine glasses or whisky tumblers 

Candlesticks 

Paperweight 

Vase 

Agate slice coasters 

Lily Gardner Swarovski crystal pearls 

[Picture link to relevant LG product] 


 Modern Theme for 15th Anniversary Gifts – Watches

In the immortal words of Jim Steinman, all we got is time until the end of time. So 15 years together really deserves a pukka chronological instrument to measure you future time together. 

Gift ideas 

There is a watch for every person, function and occasion. Snappy cool quartz ones, diamond-laden evening ones, chronograph ‘tool’ watches that go to the bottom of the ocean. High end Swiss ones are usually mechanical. And there’s a vogue for completely unrestored oldies (ie beat up) that are worth more than new, although they mostly have Rolex on the dial.A Swatch in every hue and style – find one they likeA GPS-enabled sports item for the extreme sportiste in the family 

A vintage Cartier tank for her 

An Omega Speedmaster for him (been to the moon, y’know) 

 An ‘intro to the mechanical watch’ course 


Gemstone for 15th Anniversary – Ruby (alternatives: Blue Sapphire, Rhodolite) 

One of the most popular traditional jewellery stones, ruby is exceptionally durable. They are always red and the colour can reach vivid levels of saturation. Fine-quality rubies are some of the highest-priced gemstones in the world: the Sunrise Ruby is the most expensive ruby and most expensive gemstone other than a diamond. In May 2015, it sold at auction in Switzerland to an anonymous buyer for US$30 million. If that was you, you can skip this page… 


Jewellery ideas 

Any jewellery featuring ruby, blue sapphire, or rhodolite: bracelets, bangles, cuffs, necklaces, pendants, earrings, rings. 

[Picture link to relevant LG product] 


 Flower for 15th Anniversary – Roses

Gift ideas 

A bouquet or a pot of roses 

Presents with a flower theme that embraces roses (eg an art photo or print, fragrant candles, perfume or room fragrance) 

Gifts with a floral motif (eg handkerchiefs, napkins, underwear). 


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20th Anniversary Gift Ideas 


See below for some great ideas for gifts following the themes for a 20th wedding anniversary. Remember, there are no definite rules – look at all the options and be creative! If you think your partner will love something different, just go for it. [Image related to theme – porcelain bride and groom?] 


 Traditional Theme for 20th Anniversary Gifts – China; Porcelain

Wow – twenty years together! That’s impressive. You’ve worked and crafted and created something beautiful. And yet all relationships need constant care not to slip through your fingers and break. So china or porcelain are perfect exemplars of elegance and delicacy. 


Gift ideas 

A dinner service of fine china for endless celebratory meals 

China housewares or tableware 

A porcelain figurine 

Candlesticks 

Chinoiserie – vases, jugs , bowls etc 

A trip to see the Forbidden City or Terracotta Army 

A culinary visit to the best Chinatown restaurant near you


 Modern Theme for 20th Anniversary Gifts – Platinum

Platinum is a precious metal with a wide range of uses, including jewellery, catalytic converters, and pacemakers. It’s expensive because there are only about five parts per billion by weight in the Earth's crust. The best watchmakers use platinum for producing their limited-edition watch series, appreciating a substance that neither tarnishes nor wears out (relative to gold). 


Gift ideas 

Platinum is pricy – the Queen Mother’s crown was held together by the stuff – so you may have to find jewellery with a small amount of the metal or think laterally. 

Any platinum-based jewellery (bracelets, bangles, cuffs, necklaces, pendants, earrings, rings) 

A Platinum credit card? 

An expensive hair-do… (with a nice shade of blonde) 

Patek Phillipe Chronograph Annual Calendar 5905P (hope you’ve been saving…) 

Platinum eau de cologne 


 Gemstone for 20th Anniversary – Emerald

Emerald gemstones have been synonymous with the colour green since ancient times. A fine emerald is an impressive sight, and this member of the beryl family deserves its place among the traditional ‘big four’ gems along with diamond, ruby, and sapphire. Called by some the “Stone of Successful Love,” emeralds are gems of inspiration and infinite patience, embodying unity, compassion and unconditional love. Best grab one then! 

Jewellery ideas 

Any jewellery featuring emeralds: bracelets, bangles, cuffs, necklaces, pendants, earrings, rings. 

Lily Gardner Emerald XXXXX 

[Picture link to relevant LG product] 


 Flower for 20th Anniversary – Daylily 


Don’t worry about the name. This pretty flower’s botanical name, Hemerocallis, means "beauty for a day", and indeed most daylily flowers open in the morning and die by nightfall. However, each flower stem (also called a scape) typically has at least a dozen flower buds, so the plant stays in bloom for several weeks. 


Gift ideas 

A bouquet or a pot of daylilies 

Presents with a flower theme that embraces daylilies (eg an art photo or print, fragrant candles, perfume or room fragrance) 

Gifts with a floral motif (eg handkerchiefs, napkins, underwear). 

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 25th Anniversary Gift Ideas 


See below for some great ideas for gifts following the themes for a 25th wedding anniversary. Remember, there are no definite rules – look at all the options and be creative! If you think your partner will love something different, just go for it. Lily Gardner offers a Happiness Guarantee for anything bought from her website – a no quibble exchange, voucher or refund for absolute peace of mind.[Image related to theme – silver ingot, or being poured into a mould] 


 Traditional Theme for 25th Anniversary Gifts – Silver 

A silver wedding anniversary! The one that everyone has heard of. Such a precious achievement definitely deserves a precious metal – and they don’t come more popular than silver. Just another 25 years to reach gold! 


Gift ideas 


Easy peasy for gifts as there are a million uses for silver, it’s not eye-wateringly expensive, and it’s a suitably ‘manly’ metal for blokes! But there’s still scope to think outside the (jewellery) box… 

Silver jewellery for her (bracelets, earrings, necklaces, rings, pendants) 

Silver items for him (cuff links, letter opener, money clip, collar stiffeners, posh pen, hipflask, keyring, ring) 

Silver picture frame for those celebratory snapsSilverware (champagne bucket, cutlery, candle holders etc) 

Silver paperweight / sculpture / antique fob watch 

A silver jewellery-making course 

A trip to the zoo to see a Silverback Gorilla (or maybe even a trek in the Democratic Republic of Congo) 

Afternoon tea with silver service 

Lily Gardner Hallmark Silver Lace…[Picture link to relevant LG product] 


 Modern Theme for 25th Anniversary Gifts – Silver 


This is the first anniversary theme to be uniform across the Traditional and Modern versions. It won’t be the last as the length of the relationship increases – and so does the value of the celebratory material.So, gift-wise, please see above! 


Gift ideas 

Lily Gardner silver cuff links 

[Picture link to relevant LG product] 


 Gemstone for 25th Anniversary – SilverJewellery ideas 

Any jewellery featuring silver: bracelets, bangles, cuffs, necklaces, pendants, earrings, rings. 

[Picture link to relevant LG product] 


 Flower for 25th Anniversary – Iris 

The iris takes its name from the Greek word for a rainbow, which is also the name for the Greek goddess of the rainbow who is the messenger of Love. One of Vincent van Gogh’s paintings of irises sold for the equivalent of $118m in today’s money. Prints are available if you can’t quite stretch to that…


Gift ideas 

A bouquet or a pot of irises 

Presents with a flower theme that embraces irises (eg an art photo or print, fragrant candles, perfume or room fragrance) 

Gifts with a floral motif (eg handkerchiefs, napkins, underwear). 


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 30th Anniversary Gift Ideas 


See below for some great ideas for gifts following the themes for a 30th wedding anniversary. Remember, there are no definite rules – look at all the options and be creative! If you think your partner will love something different, just go for it. Lily Gardner offers a Happiness Guarantee for anything bought from her website – a no quibble exchange, voucher or refund for absolute peace of mind.[Image related to theme – LG pearls; an oyster with a pearl inside?


 Traditional Theme for 30th Anniversary Gifts - Pearl

Isn’t it totally amazing that a bit of grit sneaking into an oyster can be turned into a beautiful iridescent pearl? Concentric layers of calcium carbonate never looked so good! Of course, creating something this wonderful takes time – just like a good marriage. Well, what must be a pain in the bum for a mollusc is a godsend for present buyers. Pearl jewellery comes in all shapes and designs, not just simple spheres. Lily Gardner’s long graduated pearl earrings are a perfect example. 


Gift ideas 

Any jewellery featuring pearls: bracelets, bangles, cuffs, necklaces, pendants, earrings, rings. 

Mother of pearl cuff links 

A jacket with pearl buttons 

Fountain pen with pearlised barrel 

A meal at a renowned seafood restaurant 

A pearl-handled revolver (for the US!) 

Lily Gardner’s graduated pearl earrings 

Lily Gardner Swarovski crystal pearls 

[Picture link to relevant LG product] 


Modern Theme for 30th Anniversary Gifts – Diamond 

Diamond? Yes, that’s maybe better known as the Traditional theme for a 60th wedding anniversary. But let’s be honest, you’ve got to start pretty young for that to be mathematically possible for many couples. And 30 years together is a good effort that should be recognised and celebrated. Diamonds have taken millions of years to become one of the hardest substances on the planet – and yet so pure and beautiful when cut. 


Gift ideas 

There’s certainly no limit to the amount that can be spent on diamonds, but not all jewellery requires the wealth of a Croesus. See Lily Gardner’s take on them. Men are less easy to buy for – although a cheekily blingy earring is now pretty acceptable for chaps. Or get creative: graphite is chemically very close to diamond so a pencil set for the artistically minded could work. 

All diamond jewellery (bracelets, bangles, cuffs, necklaces, pendants, earrings, rings) 

Cuff links or men’s bracelet with a single stone 

A trip to a baseball game 

A holiday in Las Vegas (hearts, clubs, spades… diamonds) 

Lily Gardner Diamond Sliced Necklace – subtle but gorgeous 

 [Picture link to relevant LG product] 


Gemstone for 30th Anniversary – Pearl 

Jewellery ideas 

Any jewellery featuring pearls or mother of pearl: bracelets, bangles, cuffs, necklaces, pendants, earrings, rings. 

[Picture link to relevant LG product] 


 Flower for 30th Anniversary – Lily, Sweet Pea 

If there's one flower that’s bursting with symbolism, it's the lily. Amiability, purity, love, femininity, devotion, unity and transience; it represents all of them. It’s also the name of a rather unique jewellery and accessories brand you may have heard of! 


 Gift ideas 


A bouquet or a pot of lilies or sweet peas 

Presents with a flower theme that embraces lilies or sweet peas (eg an art photo or print, fragrant candles, perfume or room fragrance) 

Gifts with a floral motif (eg handkerchiefs, napkins, underwear). 

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 35th Anniversary Gift Ideas 


See below for some great ideas for gifts following the themes for a 35th wedding anniversary. Remember, there are no definite rules – look at all the options and be creative! If you think your partner will love something different, just go for it. 


Lily Gardner offers a Happiness Guarantee for anything bought from her website – a no quibble exchange, voucher or refund for absolute peace of mind.[Image related to theme – a Maori jade tiki?]


 Traditional Theme for 35th Anniversary Gifts – Coral 

The Traditional theme for the 35-year wedding anniversary is coral, which has the appropriate symbolic meaning of longevity and strength. While some coral reefs are now endangered, red corals grow mainly in the Mediterranean Sea, either in the depths or in dark caverns. The hard skeleton of red coral branches is naturally matte but can be polished to a glassy lustre. 


 Gift ideas 


Due to its softness and opacity, coral is usually cut ‘en cabochon’, which means shaped as opposed to faceted. Often made into beads, coral stones exhibit a range of warm colours from pale pink to deep red. Thus the word coral is also used to describe such colours. 

Coral stone jewellery or cuff links 

Coral-coloured items (housewares, tablecloths, bedding etc) 

Carved coral stone eg chess set 

Visit an aquarium (or buy a small one for home) 

A diving holiday (visit Papua New Guinea or Egypt to see coral reefs) 


 Modern Theme for 35th Anniversary Gifts – Jade 

Jade is an ornamental mineral, mostly known for its green varieties. It’s actually two different minerals: nephrite or jadeite. Jade features prominently in ancient Asian art, but also has an important place in many other cultures – as greenstone (pounamu) in Maori culture, for example. Green jade is a symbol of serenity, tranquillity and purity, and it’s a stone that’s thought to bring good luck, peace and harmony. 


Gift ideas 

Jade jewellery items 

Jade cuff links or Maori pendants for him 

Jade-coloured fabrics or clothing 

Jade tableware eg bowls 

Carved figurine 


 Gemstone for 35th Anniversary – Emerald (alternatives: Jade; Coral) 

Emerald gemstones have been synonymous with the colour green since ancient times. A fine emerald is an impressive sight, and this member of the beryl family deserves its place among the traditional ‘big four’ gems along with diamond, ruby, and sapphire. Called by some the “Stone of Successful Love,” emeralds are gems of inspiration and infinite patience, embodying unity, compassion and unconditional love. Best grab one then! 


Jewellery ideas 

Any jewellery featuring emeralds, jade, or coral: bracelets, bangles, cuffs, necklaces, pendants, earrings, rings. 

Lily Gardner Emerald XXXXX 

[Picture link to relevant LG product] 


 Flower for 35th Anniversary – None 

Unusually, there is no flower ascribed to this anniversary. But you can take the colours of coral and jade and thus find appropriate blooms or vases. 

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 40th Anniversary Gift Ideas 


See below for some great ideas for gifts following the themes for a 40th wedding anniversary. Remember, there are no definite rules – look at all the options and be creative! If you think your partner will love something different, just go for it. 


Lily Gardner offers a Happiness Guarantee for anything bought from her website – a no quibble exchange, voucher or refund for absolute peace of mind.[Image related to theme – big red ruby] 


 Traditional Theme for 40th Anniversary Gifts – Ruby 

Forty years together is a hugely impressive achievement and it needs an exceptionally glamorous theme. Rubies are pink to blood-red coloured gemstones – the redder the better – and one of the traditional cardinal gems together with amethyst, sapphire, emerald, and diamond. For thousands of years, the ruby has been considered the stone of love, energy, passion, power, and a zest for life. Therefore a beautifully faceted ruby stands for that fire that still burns in a long and happy marriage. 


Gift ideas 

You can obviously drop some serious cash on pukka jewellery! But look along the spectrum from Tiffany to Ernest Jones to Argos… and you’ll find something you like. Cuff links or tiepins can work for gents. Or be a bit creative – that dark ruby colour is the hue of many a fine wine. Or simply use the colour as the springboard for any other imaginative gift. 

Ruby jewellery for her 

Ruby accessories for him – a smart fountain pen with a ruby-coloured barrel, for example 

A case of fine Bordeaux or BurgundyWine tasting for two (in France, South Africa, Australia…) 

Red glass tableware or drinks set 

A very classy Indian meal (“go for a ruby…”) 

A gem cutting and lapidary course. 


 Modern Theme for 40th Anniversary Gifts – Ruby 

The old Oriental description of a ruby is as “a drop of the heart’s blood of Mother Earth”. Can’t argue with that, and the Modern anniversary theme is the same as the Trad. Gift ideas – see above 


 Gemstone for 40th Anniversary – Ruby 

Jewellery ideas 

Any jewellery featuring rubies: bracelets, bangles, cuffs, necklaces, pendants, earrings, rings. 


 Flower for 40th Anniversary – Nasturtium, Gladioli 

The gladiolus, (from the Latin meaning a ‘sword’) is sometimes called the 'sword lily', but more usually by its generic plural. Said to symbolise strength and moral integrity, gladioli also represent infatuation, which could stretch moral integrity somewhat! However, a bouquet certainly shows the recipient that they pierce the giver's heart with passion. Fans of Morrissey must wear them in their back pocket.


 Gift ideas 

A bouquet or a pot of nasturtiums or gladioli 

Presents with a flower theme that embraces nasturtiums or gladioli (eg an art photo or print, fragrant candles, perfume or room fragrance) 

Gifts with a floral motif (eg handkerchiefs, napkins, underwear). 

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 45th Anniversary Gift Ideas 


See below for some great ideas for gifts following the themes for a 45th wedding anniversary. Remember, there are no definite rules – look at all the options and be creative! If you think your partner will love something different, just go for it. 


Lily Gardner offers a Happiness Guarantee for anything bought from her website – a no quibble exchange, voucher or refund for absolute peace of mind.[Image related to theme – a huge sapphire?] 


 Traditional Theme for 45th Anniversary Gifts – Sapphire 

The beautiful sapphire is known as a stone of wisdom and serenity. And after 45 years together, a couple will have demonstrated plenty of both! Ancient civilizations believed that the world was set upon an enormous sapphire, which painted the sky blue with its reflection. However, there is also a legend that should the recipient’s love begin to wane, the colour of the stone will gradually shift from blue to green. So, giving a blue sapphire on this anniversary represents a true-blue lasting love.NB Certain sapphires can change colour! In daylight, the typical colour change sapphire’s hue ranges from blue to violet. Under incandescent light (electric light bulbs, or candlelight), the colour changes to anything from a violet purple to strong reddish purple. 


Gift ideas 

Away from the obvious – and fairly pricey – gemstones, there are options around the deep blue colour of sapphire, the royal connections (it’s the stone of royalty), and even, ahem, gin! 

Sapphire jewellery for her 

Sapphire accessories or him (cuff links, sapphire blue fountain pen) 

 Anything with a deep sapphire blue: eg table linen, cashmere sweaters, drinkware 

A visit to Buckingham Palace or Windsor Castle 

A trip to a gin distillery 

A faux Lady Diana engagement ring (by now you should know if she’ll think this is funny…) 

Lily Gardner Sapphire XXXXXX 

[Picture link to relevant LG product] 


 Modern Theme for 45th Anniversary Gifts – Sapphire 

Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II’s personal collection is kept in a large vault beneath Buckingham Palace. Among her most cherished items is the Prince Albert Brooch, a huge sapphire which was given to Queen Victoria by Prince Albert the day before their wedding. The centrepiece of this brooch is a luminous blue sapphire estimated to be around 20-30 carats, surrounded by twelve diamonds. 


Gift ideas – see above 

Lily Gardner Sapphire XXXXXX 

[Picture link to relevant LG product] 


 Gemstone for 45th Anniversary – Sapphire (alternative: Alexandrite) 

Jewellery ideas 

Any jewellery featuring sapphire or alexandrite: bracelets, bangles, cuffs, necklaces, pendants, earrings, rings. 

[Picture link to relevant LG product] 


 Flower for 45th Anniversary – Blue Iris 

The iris is also associated with royalty and blue ones denote faith and hope. If you’ve been together for 45 years, you should have buckets of both! 


Gift ideas 

A bouquet or a pot of blue irises 

Presents with a flower theme that embraces blue irises (eg an art photo or print, fragrant candles, perfume or room fragrance). 

Van Gogh’s irises would be appropriate, probably not an original… 

Gifts with a floral motif (eg handkerchiefs, napkins, underwear).

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 50th Anniversary Gift Ideas 


See below for some great ideas for gifts following the themes for a 50th wedding anniversary. Remember, there are no definite rules – look at all the options and be creative! If you think your partner will love something different, just go for it.


 Lily Gardner offers a Happiness Guarantee for anything bought from her website – a no quibble exchange, voucher or refund for absolute peace of mind.[Image related to theme – gold ingot] 


 Traditional Theme for 50th Anniversary Gifts – GoldYou’ve made it! Wow! The best-known wedding anniversary there is. You’ve been going for gold for almost a lifetime and now you’re here. For this celebration you are totally entitled to go the full King Midas (funds permitting). Gold is not only a very precious metal, it’s also resistant to heat and chemicals, and usefully malleable. All attributes that reflect a wonderful and successful time together! 


Gift ideasSolid, plated, coloured… gold is everywhere and for every budget. How about a Lily Gardner XXXXX? But you can also think laterally – décor, objets, travel… There are so many themes that are applicable. 

Gold jewellery for her 

Gold accessories for him (cuff links, smart pen, pinkie ring…) 

A vintage gold Cartier tank for herA Rolex Bi-Metal Submariner for him 

A gold carriage clock 

Photo frames 

A jewellery-making course 

A sun holiday on the Gold Coast of Australia 

A fantastic trip to Kyoto to see the Golden Pavilion 

A collection of Solid Gold Hits from your time together (hint… Spandau Ballet!) 

Lily Gardner Gold XXXXXLily Gardner Gold XXXXX[Picture link to relevant LG product]


 Modern Theme for 50th Anniversary Gifts – GoldKing Midas was kind when his old schoolmaster fell on hard times, and as a reward got to choose anything he wanted. Without thinking it through Midas asked that whatever he touched should turn into gold. He handled every rose in the rose garden, and all became gold. To celebrate he ordered the servants to set a feast on the table. But – d’oh! – even the food and drink turned to gold in his hands and Midas regretted his choice. (But pick the perfect gold gift and you won’t be sorry!)Gift ideasGold is rare and special so it should be treated with respect. See above for gift ideas![Picture link to relevant LG product]


 Gemstone for 50th Anniversary – Gold (alternative Imperial Topaz)Jewellery ideasAny jewellery featuring gold or imperial topaz: bracelets, bangles, cuffs, necklaces, pendants, earrings, rings.[Picture link to relevant LG product] 


 Flower for 50th Anniversary – Violet, Yellow RoseThe violet represents spiritual wisdom, faithfulness and humility – attributes that can often be seen in religious works of art (and long marriages). 


Gift ideasA bouquet or a pot of violets or yellow rosesPresents with a flower theme that embraces violets or yellow roses (eg an art photo or print, fragrant candles, perfume or room fragrance)Gifts with a floral motif (eg handkerchiefs, napkins, underwear).-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 


 55th Anniversary Gift IdeasSee below for some great ideas for gifts following the themes for a 55th wedding anniversary. Remember, there are no definite rules – look at all the options and be creative! If you think your partner will love something different, just go for it. 


Lily Gardner offers a Happiness Guarantee for anything bought from her website – a no quibble exchange, voucher or refund for absolute peace of mind.[Image related to theme – a huge emerald in a royal diadem or something] 


 Traditional Theme for 55th Anniversary Gifts – EmeraldEmerald gemstones have been synonymous with the colour green since ancient times. Called by some the “Stone of Successful Love,” emeralds are gems denoting inspiration and infinite patience, embodying unity, compassion and unconditional love. Like rubies, there’s a story that they can fade if love dims – and so the gift of a shiny bright green emerald reinforces a love living long into the future. 


Gift ideas 


While emerald jewellery comes to mind, there are wonderful associations with the colour green, with Ireland, with gardening etc that can be explored for gifts too. Of course, a Lily Gardner Emerald XXXX is always acceptable!Emerald jewellery for her (eg an emerald eternity ring)Emerald accessories for him (cuff links, solitaire pinkie ring etc) 

A Visconti Mirage emerald green fountain pen or similar 

Green table linen, glassware, bowls etc 

Furnishing fabrics 

A trip around IrelandAn Emerald Cost holiday (be it in Florida, Sardinia or Brittany!) 

A gardening course (for two!) 

Shrubs for the garden 

A special Spring getawayLily Gardner Emerald XXXX[Picture link to relevant LG product] 


 Modern Theme for 55th Anniversary Gifts – EmeraldEmeralds are gem-quality specimens of the beryl mineral family with a rich, distinctly green colour. Beryl comes from beryllium which occurs in very small amounts in the Earth’s crust. Conditions must be perfect for there to be enough beryllium alongside the chromium and vanadium that give the stone its strong green colour. This is why emeralds are rare and only found in a small number of locations. 


Gift ideas – see aboveLily Gardner Emerald XXXX[Picture link to relevant LG product] 


 Gemstone for 55th Anniversary – Alexandrite (alternative: Emerald)Alexandrite’s main characteristic is the ability to change colour if exposed to a light source rich in red rays. The most valuable alexandrites are brilliant green, and then switch to a fiery red under artificial light. Naturally, such a prominent colour change is highly sought after. Alexandrites from Brazil display a total colour change and are therefore highly prized. 


Jewellery ideasAny jewellery featuring alexandrite or emerald: bracelets, bangles, cuffs, necklaces, pendants, earrings, rings.[Picture link to relevant LG product] 


 Flower for 55th Anniversary – Calla LilyCalla (or arum) lilies have a white conical flower with a cheeky yellow ‘spadix’ sticking out. For Christians these lilies can symbolise purity and faith; while the Romans thought they represented lust and sexuality! After 55 years together – you decide! 


Gift ideasA bouquet or a pot of calla liliesPresents with a flower theme that embraces calla lilies (eg an art photo or print, fragrant candles, perfume or room fragrance)Gifts with a floral motif (eg handkerchiefs, napkins, underwear).-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 


 60th Anniversary Gift IdeasSee below for some great ideas for gifts following the themes for a 60th wedding anniversary. Remember, there are no definite rules – look at all the options and be creative! If you think your partner will love something different, just go for it. Lily Gardner offers a Happiness Guarantee for anything bought from her website – a no quibble exchange, voucher or refund for absolute peace of mind.[Image related to theme – poster for Diamonds are forever?] 


 Traditional Theme for 60th Anniversary Gifts – DiamondWell, you made it! 60 years – you are on top of the world. Literally Diamond Geezers and Gals! Diamonds are brilliant, have a fire within, and are one of the most precious things on Earth. They’re also pretty darn’ hard when they need to be. Not bad for a little bit of carbon made good. Just like you guys. 


 Gift ideasWant a unique item without taking out a mortgage? Lily Gardner’s Diamond XXXXXX……Diamond jewellery for herDiamond accessories for him (cuff links, earring, solitaire pinkie ring etc)Anything with your names inscribed upon it (by a diamond cutter)A trip to the Cape Town Diamond Museum – with a few winery tours attachedA long weekend in Amsterdam with a visit to the Gassan diamond factoryA London jaunt going to see the Crown Jewels at the TowerA diamond-shaped ice sculpture at your big bash!Find a special screening of Diamonds Are ForeverFortune telling session with a pack of cardsTickets for a baseball gameA drive round a racetrack in a carbon fibre sportscarLily Gardner Diamond xxxxxxxx[Picture link to relevant LG product] 


 Modern Theme for 60th Anniversary Gifts – DiamondDid you know that the word ‘diamond’ comes from the ancient Greek meaning: "proper", "unbreakable", and "untamed"? You did? Well done… 


Gift ideas – see above[Picture link to relevant LG product]Gemstone for 60th Anniversary – DiamondJewellery ideasAny jewellery featuring diamonds: bracelets, bangles, cuffs, necklaces, pendants, earrings, rings.[Picture link to relevant LG product] 


 Flower for 60th Anniversary – OrchidsThe name ‘orchid’ comes from the Ancient Greek for testicle because of the twin tuber shape in some species. But don’t let that put you off! The orchid family (or orchidaceae) are the largest family of flowering plants in the world. They are always a beautiful addition to a home and, with only a little TLC, they will give a delightful, long-lasting floral display. 


Gift ideasA bouquet or a pot of orchidsPresents with a flower theme that embraces orchids (eg an art photo or print, fragrant candles, perfume or room fragrance) 


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