Anniversary Gifts - Traditional and Unique Wedding Anniversary Gifts
Anniversary gifts provide a stunning collection of traditional wedding anniversary gifts created, designed and chosen to fit perfectly for each wedding anniversary year. We are proud to claim we have the largest collection of anniversary gift that truly stick to the anniversary gift list in the world.
Each year many couples across the country celebrate their wedding anniversaries with the giving of a gift, many choose to shop on the high streets or the many websites, but for those that are looking for something that extra special and unique begin their search for traditional anniversary gifts.
What does buying a traditional anniversary gift mean? Each anniversary year has their own traditional meaning, chosen many years ago, a traditional dating back to medieval times, it’s these materials that hold many meanings and represent different stages in ones marriage. These materials can be found on our full anniversary gift materials list here, with the full meanings of your year available for you to read when you click on your wedding anniversary year above.
Don’t worry, buying a traditional gift does not mean that your gift will be boring and old fashioned, we have searched the world and even created products for you in our own workshop in the UK to ensure you have a range of modern anniversary gifts, but still stick to the chosen materials. Why don’t you buy pure tin jewellery for your 10th anniversary, set with a stunning 2mm diamond, or a personalised novel such as Romeo and Juliet, with your own names replacing the main characters for your paper – 1st anniversary?
Our range is always changing which means that you can come back every year and buy something extra special, knowing you’re going to get a product that not only looks great but holds the traditional meanings.
About the Traditional Anniversary Gifts and Their Meanings
The tradition of giving Anniversary Gifts to celebrate a couple's anniversary goes back several centuries, with a different material chosen for each anniversary year, from paper for the first anniversary to Tin for the 10th the idea was that as time goes by the strength of the material would be increased along with the strength of the marriage, (see anniversary gift list) these special materials would be presented to the recipient inside a reef. We have searched deeper than that and you can find the results of our in depth research on our article pages.
The word "Anniversary" (Middle English "Anniversarie"), comes from Medieval Latin "anniversārius", which is a combination of the words year and to turn, meaning (re)turning yearly.
"The practice of giving peculiar gifts or presents on various wedding anniversaries originated in Central Europe. Among the medieval Germans it was customary for friends to present a wife with a wreath of silver when she had lived with her husband twenty-five years. The silver symbolized the harmony that was assumed to be necessary to make so many years of matrimony possible. On the fiftieth anniversary of a wedding the wife was presented with a wreath of gold. Hence arose 'silver wedding' and 'golden wedding.' This practice, borrowed from the Germans, has been elaborated upon in modern times." Source: George Stimpson, Information Roundup (1948)
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