Picking the Perfect Anniversary Gift!

June 04, 2018

Picking the Perfect Anniversary Gift!

Anniversary are that special time to celebrate your love and your history together. The tradition of celebrating anniversaries goes back a long time...

The History of Celebrating An Anniversary

The concept of giving special gifts on wedding anniversaries is believed to have begun in Central Europe. In the medieval German culture, friends would give a wife a silver wreath when they had celebrated twenty-five years together. It is believed silver represented the harmony it took to live that many years together!

On the fiftieth anniversary, the wife was presented with a wreath of gold—we guess the gold represented the sheer grit and perseverance it took to make it to this milestone, perhaps? ;)

This custom of giving certain gifts at certain year markers starting with the Germans has been expanded through to today such as paper for the 1st year, tin/aluminum for the 10th year, china for the 20th year and so on! (These are from the traditional gift list; there is a modern one, too—check it out here! We like the modern list... see year 10!) 

Other fun traditions that have evolved over the years for marking anniversaries include...

  • Lots of brides and grooms freeze the top layer of their wedding cake and eat it on their first wedding anniversary celebration!
  • Have you ever considered melting the candles that were used during your wedding ceremony and reception into one big candle that you can light each year on your anniversary? This seems like a really neat tradition to incorporate into your anniversary celebrations!
  • Save your wedding bouquet by allowing it to dry properly and then use it as a centerpiece for your upcoming anniversary dinners at home.

So now it's time to find the perfect anniversary gift for your significant other. Each year your anniversary comes–like clockwork —and of course, you want to do something special and knock her socks off!

But sometimes it just seems a little difficult to find that "just right" gift to express your love and affection.

Well, we took some time to find the best gifts to for you to choose from and help you delight your loved one!

Perfect Anniversary Gifts


A classic watch is always a good gift! Here are some she'll love...

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Anniversary and Stackable Bands

Adding a beautiful new wedding band to her wedding ring is sure to make her heart skip a beat! 

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A beautiful new necklace is a sure fire way to bring a smile to her face!

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Bracelets are an easy way to dress an outfit up or down and one of these is sure to please!

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We hope we have helped you find that perfect gift...Happy Anniversary! 

We're honored that Mullen Bros. Jewelers ranks #1 in overall customer ratings among all jewelry stores in Southeastern Massachusetts and we will continue to take care of our neighbors and friends, one jewel at a time.

Perfect Anniversary Gifts

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