The names of some anniversaries provide guidance for appropriate or traditional gifts for the spouses to give each other.
If there is a party these can be brought by the guests or influence the theme or decoration. These gifts vary in different countries, but some years have well-established connections now common to most nations: 5th Wooden, 10th Tin, 15th Crystal, 20th China, 25th Silver, 30th Pearl, 40th Ruby, 50th Golden, 60th Diamond.
|4th||Jewellery||Fruit, Flowers, Silk|
|6th||Plate||Sugar, Candy, Iron|
|7th||Wool||Wool or Copper|
|8th||Bronze||Bronze or Pottery|
|9th||Watch||Willow or Pottery|
|10th||Tin||Tin or Aluminium|
|12th||Silk||Silk or Linen|