Although gifts have traditionally been given for wedding anniversaries since medieval times. American author Emily Post was the first to publish a list of suggested anniversary gifts.
Her first etiquette guide published in 1922, contained suggestions for the first, fifth, tenth, fifteenth, twentieth, twenty-fifth and fiftieth years of marriage.
In 1937 the American National Retail Jeweller Association, linking the missing years up to the 14th and the still missing multiples of 5, expanded the list.
As time went on, the list was then revisited and updated, to include modern gifts for every year from the first to the 100thanniversary. You will also note that the gifts were of increasing value, all the more to reward stability in the relationship.
If you are looking for the perfect gift for your partner, here are some suggested ideas regarding anniversary gifts: