Great anniversary gift ideas
Looking for inspiration for the perfect anniversary gift? Find all the ideas you need in this wedding anniversary gift guide
1st anniversary: Paper
Can it really be a year ago you said 'I do'? Time flies when you're having fun...
Paper weddings have an edible tradition. If you opted for a fruit wedding cake, you can freeze the top tier and have it re-iced to eat on this day.
Don't stick to stationery for gifts on a paper theme. Name a star after your partner and present them with the certificate, or order a personal horoscope, or offer a voucher for a gift experience such as a helicopter ride over London? Tickets are, of course, paper, so the world is your oyster! Then again, why not just pour your heart out in a love letter?
2nd anniversary: Cotton
Keep it simple on your second wedding anniversary: spend it tucked up in crisp, fresh cotton sheets. Or splash out on a second honeymoon.
3rd: anniversary: Leather
For your third, what about a leather-bound photo album or wallet with something to spend inside? Plus Jimmy Choo make leather shoes...
4th anniversary: Linen
How about some lovely new bedlinen or cushions for your bed?
5th anniversary: Wood
In Wales, elaborately carved wooden 'lovespoons' have been given for centuries. The term 'spooning' -- meaning 'romancing' -- originates from this Welsh tradition. An alternative gift to each other could be a romantic visit to a log cabin!
6th anniversary: Iron
In his famous diary, Samuel Pepys (1633-1703) writes of going home 'to be merry, it being my sixth wedding night'.
PS a tip for your sixth: a steam iron is NOT a romantic gesture!
7th anniversary: Wool
For your wool wedding, you could snuggle up in new cashmere sweaters and watch Marilyn Monroe in the Seven Year Itch.