Anniversary Gift Ideas For Any Anniversary Date

Happy Anniversary and Congratulations!


Gram and Gramp, so dear to my heart, are buried in a quaint little cemetery in Oregon. I paid them a visit awhile back and sat for a long time remembering the way they lived their lives and specifically the ways they demonstrated their commitment and love for each other and, for all of us.

Gram baked, the most delish pies I can still almost taste and smell; Gramp built things.

They both told stories of our origins and saved small trinkets to remind us of who we were in long ago days, and who they were in the days before us. But most of all, they stayed.

Through 74 + years of marriage and life and death and loss and joy and grief and letting go and letting in ...they simply stayed. And I realized that day that this is their gift, bequeathed to me . . . the model of staying, even when it’s hard; especially when it’s hard.

So, in their honor and memory I pledge to do these things: I will show up more fully for those I love; I will stop disappearing when things get uncomfortable, in order to experience the gift of being fully present.

I‘m looking forward to knowing you, and me, better, from a place of presence and trust in the process of simply staying.

“All these Years I have loved you, in the years to come I will love you more.”
“The secret of a happy marriage remains a secret” ~ Henny Youngman

⇓ Complete Anniversary Gift Guide Anniversary Years 1-60 ⇓

Complete Anniversary Gift Guide For Wedding Year Anniversaries Years 1-60

Anniversary Traditional Modern
1 Paper Clocks
2 Cotton China
3 Leather Crystal/Glass
4 Fruit/Flowers Appliances
5 Wood Silverware
6 Candy
7 Wool
Desk Sets
8 Pottery
9 Willow
10 Tin
Diamond Jewelry
11 Steel Fashion Jewelry
12 Silk
13 Lace Textile Furs
14 Animals* Gold Jewelry
15 Crystal Watches
20 China Platinum
25 Silver Silver
30 Pearls Diamond Jewelry
35 Coral Jade
40 Ruby Ruby
45 Sapphire Sapphire
50 Gold Gold
60 Diamond Jewelry Diamond Jewelry

*Animals – Pets – Are a precious commodity.  

Please check with your gift receiver BEFORE you purchase a pet on their behalf, so that the loving and thoughtful gesture you had hoped for doesn’t become a cruel gift.  Not everyone loves  pet.