Anniversary Gifts

Overview/History

Husbands and wives have been exchanging anniversary flowers and gifts to mark the occasion of their marriage for centuries - as far back as the Holy Roman Empire in the 1500s! During those days, upon their 25th wedding anniversary, husbands would gift their wives with a silver flower crown and upon their 50th wedding anniversary, husbands would bestow a golden wreath. Each of these remarkable anniversaries was celebrated with the families as a blessing and something to be celebrated. While this tradition, which is very Germanic in origin, would persist for hundreds of years it gave way to more intimate gifting between couples giving each other accessible gifts inspired by daily life.

“Big” anniversaries have a longer history of more extravagant gifts - think 5th, 10th, 20th, 25th, and so on - but as time went on people sought to find a more extensive list to celebrate their love. Thus anniversaries in the US and UK are often associated with a traditional gift.

These gifts are usually practical - and often more affordable for “younger” anniversaries - and have shifted somewhat throughout the years but retain their popularity.

 

Anniversary Gifts

Here are some popular gifts to give for anniversaries based on the lenght og the wedding anniversary:

  • FIRST ANNIVERSARY GIFT - PAPER
  • SECOND ANNIVERSARY GIFT- COTTON
  • THIRD ANNIVERSARY GIFT - LEATHER
  • FOURTH ANNIVERSARY GIFT - FRUIT AND FLOWERS OR LINEN AND SILK
  • FIFTH ANNIVERSARY GIFT - WOOD
  • SIXTH ANNIVERSARY GIFT - IRON OR SUGAR
  • SEVENTH ANNIVERSARY GIFT- WOOL OR COPPER
  • EIGHTH ANNIVERSARY GIFT - BRONZE OR SALT
  • NINTH ANNIVERSARY GIFT - POTTERY
  • TENTH ANNIVERSARY GIFT - TIN OR ALUMINUM
  • ELEVENTH ANNIVERSARY GIFT - STEEL
  • TWELFTH ANNIVERSARY GIFT - SILK
  • THIRTEENTH ANNIVERSARY GIFT - LACE
  • FOURTEENTH ANNIVERSARY GIFT -IVORY
  • FIFTEENTH ANNIVERSARY GIFT -CRYSTAL
  • TWENTIETH ANNIVERSARY GIFT - CHINA
  • TWENTY-FIFTH ANNIVERSARY GIFT -SILVER
  • THIRTIETH ANNIVERSARY GIFT - PEARL
  • THIRTY-FIFTH ANNIVERSARY GIFT -CORAL OR JADE
  • FORTIETH ANNIVERSARY GIFT - RUBY
  • FORTY-FIFTH ANNIVERSARY GIFT -SAPPHIRE
  • FIFTIETH ANNIVERSARY GIFT - GOLD

Times have changed, though, and the Chicago Public Library updated the list above to better reflect modern anniversary gifting, though many of the original gifts remain somewhere on the list. Our new favorite is gifting appliances for the fourth wedding anniversary. Gifts for anniversaries don’t have to be according to the list above! Many popular gifts for anniversaries include flowers, jewelry, a special night out, and other meaningful tokens of affection such as a home-cooked meal. Flowers are one of the most special gifts due to their beauty but also their longevity relative to more fleeting gifts such as a night out or a wonderful meal. A gift of flowers can last long beyond the memories, evoking both love and happy thoughts for both the recipient and the giver.

Flowers for anniversaries

FLOWERS ARE ALWAYS A GREAT IDEA FOR A ROMANTIC GIFT FOR HER OR HIM!
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Anniversary flower gifts

Here are some of flower ideas for wedding anniversary gifts.

Did you know that flowers are traditionally given as a 4th anniversary present? Though this is more commonly associated with anniversaries in the United Kingdom, flowers are a perfect way to show your partner you care and bring some beauty into their lives!

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  • FIRST WEDDING ANNIVERSARY GIFT FLOWER - CARNATION
  • SECOND WEDDING ANNIVERSARY GIFT FLOWER - LILY OF THE VALLEY
  • THIRD WEDDING ANNIVERSARY GIFT FLOWER - SUNFLOWER
  • FOURTH WEDDING ANNIVERSARY GIFT FLOWER - HYDRANGEA
  • FIFTH WEDDING ANNIVERSARY GIFT FLOWER - DAISY
  • SIXTH WEDDING ANNIVERSARY GIFT FLOWER - CALLA
  • SEVENTH WEDDING ANNIVERSARY GIFT FLOWER - FREESIA
  • EIGHTH WEDDING ANNIVERSARY GIFT FLOWER - LILAC
  • NINTH WEDDING ANNIVERSARY GIFT FLOWER - BIRD OF PARADISE
  • TENTH WEDDING ANNIVERSARY GIFT FLOWER - DAFFODIL
  • ELEVENTH WEDDING ANNIVERSARY GIFT FLOWER - TULIP
  • TWELFTH WEDDING ANNIVERSARY GIFT FLOWER - PEONY
  • THIRTEENTH WEDDING ANNIVERSARY GIFT FLOWER -CHRYSANTHEMUM
  • FOURTEENTH WEDDING ANNIVERSARY GIFT FLOWER - DAHLIA
  • FIFTEENTH WEDDING ANNIVERSARY GIFT FLOWER - ROSE
  • TWENTIETH WEDDING ANNIVERSARY GIFT FLOWER - ASTER
  • TWENTY-FIFTH WEDDING ANNIVERSARY GIFT FLOWER - IRIS
  • TWENTY-EIGHTH WEDDING ANNIVERSARY GIFT FLOWER -ORCHID
  • THIRTIETH WEDDING ANNIVERSARY GIFT FLOWER - LILY
  • FORTIETH WEDDING ANNIVERSARY GIFT FLOWER - GLADIOLUS
  • FIFTIETH WEDDING ANNIVERSARY GIFT FLOWER - YELLOW ROSE

The best way to get the perfect gift is to have the professionals curate a selection for you!

Here at Blooms,Box, we pride ourselves on bringing you the best blooms in beautiful bouquets from our farm partners (who are all Rainforest Alliance certified and sustainable). Let us build a very special custom bouquet for you every month that your spouse will love! We promise it will always be unique and one-of-a-kind - and also that you'll enjoy it, guaranteed.

Our bouquets feature hand-tied arrangements that typically focus on a single type of flower that inspires us for the month. It arrives thoughtfully arranged with greenery that highlights the beauty of the featured flower and is designed to last in a vase for weeks.

For another gift idea, why not send her a bouquet that reminds you of your special day? BloomsyBox offers many one-of-a-kind flowers that she may have picked for your wedding, or even the colors of the wedding brought to life in a stunning arrangement. To see our single-stem bouquets, click here.

Roses for Anniversaries

ROSES ARE ALWAYS GREAT IDEA FOR A ROMANTIC GIFT FOR HER OT HIM!

Roses have many different meanings that change with the color of the blooms. Red is associated with romantic love while yellow is often associated with friendship but also joy. White is often used in weddings because of its double meanings of innocence and new beginnings. Pink roses are a wonderful way to show someone that you admire them, and lavender roses are a beautiful way to declare love at first sight. Green roses hearken back to life itself and indicate growth. If none of these 'traditional' rose colors are for you, there are so many other colors of roses to show your wife or husband or partner just how much you care about the. Often called novelty roses, these beauties are no less desired than their more traditional counterparts.

Red roses are certainly the most popular anniversary gifts and done well, they are truly breathtaking. You can never go wrong with a dozen red roses to show your wife or husband just how much you love them! Did you know that there's a reason for sending one dozen roses? The number twelve has been used in many cultures to indicate a full cycle of something such as hours of the clock, months of the year, or even the signs of the zodiac. It's a complete number and one that indicates fullness and perfection. A fun fact, however: receiving thirteen roses indicates that you have a secret admirer!

But if they're not really into red roses, Why not give your wife (or husband) a beautiful bouquet of their favorite color of rose? Roses come in so many colors that there's sure to be one just for them! BloomsyBox offers many varieties of roses that you can choose from that are delivered fresh to you from our farms all over the world that are sustainable and Rainforest Certified. Depending on the variety, they're valued not just for their rich colors but also for their unique petal patterns and their scents.  Check out our collections page on roses to find out more!

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For an extra special gift, Martha Stewart has curated a monthly collection of her favorite roses in stunning, unique colors that you won't easily find anywhere else. She handpicked a rose for every month of the year, so why not let the style maven herself style a beautiful collection for your special someone for the whole year?

Anniversary Gifts ideas

Anniversaries mark one of the most significant moments in our lives: the moment we met, married, or became "official" with our spouse. Our partners are such a special part of our lives that we always want to show them just how much they mean to us!

What better way to mark such a beautiful moment in time with a remarkable bouq. of fresh flowers? A flower subscription from BloomsyBox is a gift that can last all year! Each month you can receive a new bouquet featuring flowers that inspire us (and hopefully You too!). Every shipment is different and you'll never get the same bouquet twice. You can choose from a small, medium, and large size bouquet to ...red right to Your door from our farms that are sustainable and Rainforest Alliance Certified, meaning they care about your flowers and the environment too.

Jewelry is another popular way to show someone how much you care. Pieces gifted to a loved on on the occasion of a wedding anniversary are often their most treasured pieces and sometimes become heirlooms! For a gift that lasts beyond a lifetime, a beautiful necklace, stunning ring, memorable bracelet, or a timeless watch is just the thing to gift along with a bouquet! Much like birth gemstones, there are gemstones associated with the length of your anniversary.

  • First anniversary jewelry gift - Mother of pearl
  • Second anniversary jewelry gift – Garnet
  • Third anniversary jewelry gift – Moonstone
  • Fourth anniversary jewelry gift – Blue Topaz
  • Fifth anniversary jewelry gift – Rose Quartz
  • Sixth anniversary jewelry gift – Amethyst
  • Seventh anniversary jewelry gift – Onyx
  • Eighth anniversary jewelry gift – Tourmaline
  • Ninth anniversary jewelry gift – Lapis Lazuli
  • Tenth anniversary jewelry gift – Crystal
  • Eleventh anniversary jewelry gift – Turquoise
  • Twelfth anniversary jewelry gift – Jade
  • Thirteenth anniversary jewelry gift – Citrine
  • Fourteenth anniversary jewelry gift – Opal
  • Fifteenth anniversary jewelry gift – Rhodolite
  • Twentieth anniversary jewelry gift – Emerald
  • Twenty-fifth anniversary jewelry gift – Tsavorite
  • Thirtieth anniversary jewelry gift – Pearl
  • Fortieth anniversary jewelry gift – Ruby
  • Fiftieth anniversary jewelry gift – Gold
  • Sixtieth anniversary jewelry gift – Diamond
  • Sixty-fifth anniversary jewelry gift - Sapphire

Wedding Anniversary Gift

Have your thought about giving about giving your partner a bouquet that echoes the colors of your wedding?

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BloomsyBox offers a large number of bouquets in a variety of colors, so you’re sure to find your wedding colors in our selection! Perhaps even in our wide selection you can even replicate the bouquet she walked down the aisle with on your wedding day – how special would that be?

Alternatively, you can always gift a bouquet in their favorite color. There’s nothing better than being able to see your favorite color beautifully displayed in floral form! It’s a thoughtful anniversary gift that shows just how well you know and love your partner.

BloomsyBox’s extensive selection of fresh flowers and colors that are cut on demand and delivered straight from the farm will have everything you need for that special wedding anniversary gift.

Wouldn’t the perfect gift for your wedding anniversary be fresh flowers and jewelry? To get ideas for the right flower, you can use the traditional lists as a guide. If you know what your spouse truly loves, however, you can purchase their ideal gift in their favorite style and color.

Showing someone you care doesn’t have to break the bank! Starting at just $39.99 per month (or one time!), you can have beautiful blooms sent straight to your door for the perfect anniversary gift! Bloomsy bouquets come in small, medium, and large sizes and are thoughtfully arranged to be the most beautiful blooms you’ve ever had.Anniversary gifting is easy with flowers from BloomsyBox - simply select your perfect bouquet, decide how many months you’d like to receive it, and voila! Gifting is complete

Flowers for anniversaries

FLOWERS ARE ALWAYS A GREAT IDEA FOR A ROMANTIC GIFT FOR HER OR HIM!
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