Birthday Gift Guide
Month Birthstone Flower
January Garnet Carnation
February Amethyst Violet
March Aquamarine Jonquil
April Diamond Sweet Pea
May Emerald Lily of the Valley
June Pearl Rose
July Ruby Larkspur
August Peridot Gladiolus
September Sapphire Aster
October Opal Calendula
November Topaz Chrysanthemum
December Turquoise Poinsettia
Anniversary Gift Guide
Anniversary Traditional Gift
1st Traditional Gift: Paper. It symbolizes the strength in paper that comes from the interlaced connection of the paper's individual threads.   Modern Gift: Clocks, Plastic, Gold Jewelry    Gemstone:  Gold Jewelry, Pearl, or Peridot   Color:  Gold or Yellow  Flower:  Orange Blossom or Pansy.   The meaning of a pansy is that the recipient is being thought about. The pansy's name comes from the French word pensée which means thought or remembrance.
2 Traditional Gift: Cotton. As a material, cotton is both durable and versatile. These are both important qualities in a successful marriage.  Modern Gift:  China. Many people describe love as being elegant and beautiful. In the same way many people view love, china is seen as elegant and beautiful, too.  Gemstone:  Garnet   Color: Red   Flower: Cosmos.  The meaning of the cosmos flower is modesty.
3 Traditional Gift: Leather. As a material, leather is durable, warm, strong, flexible, and has a sense of resiliency to it. These are qualities that help marriages continue to thrive.  Modern Gift: Crystal. Crystal can dazzle with its beauty and the way light dances off the multifaceted surface. It is a gentle reminder of how a couple in a meaningful marriage can touch the lives of others.  Also acceptable: Glass.  Gemstone: Pearl or Jade  Color: White or Jade Green  Flower: Fuchsia. The flower meaning of a fuchsia is taste.
4 Traditional Gift: Linen, Flowers, Fruit  Modern Gift: Appliances, Linen, Silk, Nylon  Gemstone: Blue topaz or blue zircon.  Color: Blue or Green  Flower: Geranium.   Although the meanings associated with this flower include stupidity and folly, other meanings are comfort and gentility. Focus on the comfort and gentility aspects!
5 Traditional Gift: Wood. The strength of your marriage bond is represented by the traditional gift of wood for your 5th anniversary. Wood is strong and long-lasting.  Modern Gift: Silverware. The modern gift of silverware is a reminder of the connection the two of you formed as you shared meals with each other and your children.   Gemstone: Sapphire, or pink tourmaline.  Color: Several colors are associated with the 5th anniversary: blue, pink, or turquoise.  Flower: Daisy. In the language of flowers, daisies represent innocence, loyal love, I'll never tell, and purity.
6 Traditional Gift: Candy or Iron  Modern Gift: Wood or Candy  Gemstone: Amethyst
7 Traditional Gift: Copper or Wool. Copper has long had a traditional meaning of prosperity, good luck, and good fortune. Couples who celebrate their seventh wedding anniversary can indeed celebrate their good fortune in finding one another.  The gift of wool represents the comfort, durability, security, and warmth that couples married this long give one another. Roman brides touched their the threshold of their new home with wool.   Modern Gift: Desk Sets. The modern gift of a desk set is a practical gift that can be combined with one of your spouse's interests such as golf or collecting. Also acceptable: Brass   Gemstone: Onyx or Yellow Sapphire  Color: Yellow or Off White  Flower: Jack-in-the-pulpit, a common wild flower that blooms in spring in moist wooded areas.
8 Traditional Gift: Bronze or Pottery  Modern Gift: Appliances, Linens, Lace  Gemstone: Tourmaline Jewelry
9 Traditional Gift: Pottery or Willow  Modern Gift: Leather  Gemstone: Lapis Jewelry
10 Traditional Gift: Tin or aluminum. The pliability of tin and aluminum is a symbol of how a successful marriage needs to be flexible and durable and how it can be bent without being broken.  Modern Gift: Diamond jewelry. A marriage that lasts ten years is as durable and beautiful as a diamond.  Gemstone: Diamond jewelry or blue sapphire.  Color: Silver or Blue  Flower: Daffodil. Trumpet-shaped daffodils represent joy, cheerfulness, and happiness.
11 Traditional Gift: Steel  Modern Gift: Fashion Jewelry  Gemstone: Turquoise Jewelry
12 Traditional Gift: Silk, Linen  Modern Gift: Pearls or Jade  Gemstone: Pearls or Jade
13 Traditional Gift: Lace  Modern Gift: Textiles or Fur  Gemstone: Citrine
14 Traditional Gift: Ivory  Modern Gift: Gold Jewelry   Gemstone: Opal
15 Traditional Gift: Crystal   Modern Gift: Glass or Watches  Gemstone: Ruby
16 Modern Gift: Silver Hollowware  Gemstone: Peridot
17 Modern Gift: Furniture or Watch
18 Modern Gift: Porcelain  Gemstone: Cat's Eye Jewelry
19 Modern Gift: Bronze  Gemstone: Aquamarine
20 Traditional Gift: China. It symbolizes the beautiful, elegant, and delicate of your love for one another over the past 20 years.  Modern Gift: Platinum. Platinum is strong and enduring, just like your 20-year old marriage.  Gemstone: Emerald or a yellow or golden diamond. Color: Emerald Green or White   Flower: Day Lily.   The meaning of a day lily is that of coquetry such as flirting, playful behavior towards one another.   If you want to give a rose symbolic of the 20th anniversary, here are a few to check out: China Doll, Chinatown, Weeping China Doll, Precious Platinum.
21 Modern Gift: Brass or Nickel
22 Modern Gift: Copper
23 Modern Gift: Silver-plate
24 Modern Gift: Musical Instruments
25 Traditional Gift: Silver  Modern Gift: Silver  Gemstone: Silver, for its radiance and brilliance.  Some alternatives: Tsavorite, Green Garnet.  Color: Silver  Flower: Iris  If you want to give a rose symbolic of the silver anniversary, here are a few to check out: Happy Anniversary, Silver Jubilee, Silver Star Rose, Stainless Steel, Sterling Silver
26 Modern Gift: Original Pictures
27 Modern Gift: Sculpture
28 Modern Gift: Orchids Color: Orchid or Lavender  Flower: Orchids.  In the language of flowers, orchids represent rare beauty, love, refinement, beautiful lady, mature charm, beauty, long life.  Orchids are the Chinese symbol for many children, and symbolize nobility, elegance, perfection, and friendship.
29 Modern Gift: Furniture
30 Traditional Gift: Pearls  Modern Gift: Diamond
31 Modern Gift: Time Pieces
32 Modern Gift: Conveyances (bicycle,car,etc)
33 Modern Gift: Amethyst
34 Modern Gift: Opal
35 Traditional Gift: Coral  Modern Gift: Jade
36 Modern Gift: Bone China
37 Modern Gift: Alabaster
38 Modern Gift: Beryl or Tourmaline
39 Modern Gift: Lace
40 Traditional Gift: Ruby  Modern Gift: Ruby  Gemstone: Ruby, because rubies are thought to possess an eternal inner flame which is a symbol that the passion in a marriage is still very alive and strong after 40 years together.  Color: Ruby Red  Flower: Nasturtium  If you want to give a rose symbolic of the ruby anniversary, here are a few to check out: Happy Anniversary, Ruby Anniversary, Ruby Celebration, Ruby Wedding, Ruby Wedding Anniversary
41 Modern Gift: Land
42 Modern Gift: Improved Real Estate
43 Modern Gift: Travel
44 Modern Gift: Groceries
45 Traditional Gift: Sapphire  Modern Gift: Sapphire
46 Modern Gift: Original Poetry
47 Modern Gift: Books
48 Modern Gift: Optical Goods
49 Modern Gift: Luxuries
50 Traditional Gift: Gold  Modern Gift: Gold  Gemstone: Gold or Imperial or Golden Topaz.   Optimism and wealth are often associated with gold.  Not only is the metal gold beautiful, it is strong, and resistant to corrosion.  Color: Gold  Flower: Violet  If you want to give a rose symbolic of the golden anniversary, here are a few to check out: Gold Symphony, Golden Anniversary, Golden Beryl, Golden Celebration, Golden Future, Golden Handshake, Golden Kiss, Golden Memories, Golden Mimi, Golden Wedding, Golden Wedding Anniversary, Golden Wedding Celebration, Goldfinch, Good as Gold, Happy Anniversary
55 Traditional Gift: Emerald  Modern Gift: Emerald
60 Traditional Gift: Diamond which comes from the Greek word adamas which means unconquerable and enduring.  Many also believe that the fire in the diamond symbolizes the constant flame of love.  Modern Gift: Diamond  Gemstone: Diamond    Color: Diamond White  Flower: There are no flowers traditionally associated with this anniversary. Put together a bouquet with one different white flower for each decade together. There is also a lovely lavender thorn less rose bush called "Diamond Anniversary" and another one called "Diamond Wishes".
65 Modern Gift: Star Sapphire, Gray  
70 Modern Gift: Star Sapphire, Purple
75 Traditional Gift: Diamonds, Diamond Like Stones, Gold, Platinum  Modern Gift: Diamond or Gold
80 Modern Gift: Diamond or Pearls
85 Modern Gift: Diamond or Sapphire
90 Modern Gift: Diamond or Emerald
95 Modern Gift: Diamond or Ruby
100 Modern Gift: 10K Diamond