16th, 17th, and 18th Wedding Anniversary Gifts by Year

Need ideas for unique and romantic wedding anniversary gifts for your spouse? At JustPaperRoses, we offer anniversary gifts for almost all years!

In this blog series, we will educate you on the traditional anniversary gifts for each year and showcase some of our favorite products to inspire you!

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16th Wedding Anniversary- Traditional Gift: Wax

16th-17th-18th-anniversaryIt is common knowledge that candles represent romance. And after 16 years together, romance is just what you need on your anniversary! The burning flame of a candle signifies the glowing love you have for one another; the warmth you give each other; and how you light each others’ way.

Our JustCandleRoses are a romantic and memorable way to honor 16 years of wedded bliss. A single JustCandleRose is available as a desk rose as well– the perfect gift “for him!” We also offer a cute “Happy 16th Anniversary” teddy bear holding a single candle rose.

 

17th Wedding Anniversary- Traditional Gift: Shell

Shells have been said to represent many things– comfort, protection, satisfaction, and good fortune. Each of these things is related to the 17th year of marriage. After 17 years, there is an element of comfort and stability in your relationship. You feel protected and secure. All of this brings you satisfaction in your relationship, and because of that, you feel very fortunate.

Our JustShellRoses are a unique and thoughtful anniversary gift. We also offer the 17th anniversary desk rose and 17th anniversary teddy bear.

 

18th Wedding Anniversary- Traditional Gift: Feather

Feathers are the traditional gift for the 18th year of marriage. They represent lightness, agility, and flight. After 18 years, your marriage is smooth and graceful, like a bird in flight. You are wise in your relationship and can soar through the next year a happy couple.

Check out our 18th wedding anniversary gifts, including our JustFeatherRoses, our 18th anniversary desk rose, and 18th anniversary teddy bear.

 

Every year of a couple’s wedding anniversary has special meaning. For more anniversary gift ideas, visit our website!

 

13th, 14th, and 15th Wedding Anniversary Gifts by Year

Need ideas for unique and romantic wedding anniversary gifts for your spouse? At JustPaperRoses, we offer anniversary gifts for almost all years!

In this blog series, we will educate you on the traditional anniversary gifts for each year and showcase some of our favorite products to inspire you!

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13-1513th Wedding Anniversary Gift: Lace

Lace seems delicate, but its intricate patterns, woven together, represent the hard work and patience of building a strong relationship. By the 13th year of marriage, you and your spouse have built a relationship that is complex but beautiful, similar to lace.

For a romantic 13th anniversary gift, we recommend our JustLaceRoses, which are handmade from lace ribbon. We also have our adorable teddy bear holding a single lace rose and our lace desk rose.

14th Wedding Anniversary Gift: Ivory

Traditionally, ivory was the choice for the 14th anniversary gift. However, in modern times, it has been deemed old fashioned, not to mention inhumane. Instead, opt for an imitation ivory gift instead.

One of our most unique creations is our JustTaguaNutRoses, carved in Ecuador. Also check out our teddy bear holding a tagua nut rose and our tagua nut desk rose for other choices.

15th Wedding Anniversary Gift: Crystal

The 15th year of marriage marks an important milestone for couples. Crystal is stunning and valuable, a beautiful symbol of marriage. It represents the dazzling and bright love of staying happily together for this long.

What could be a more beautiful symbol of the 15th year than our JustCrystalChandelierRoses? Made from genuine leaded crystal chandelier drops, this stunning product is one of a kind. Other variations include our teddy bear holding a single crystal rose and our crystal desk rose.

Every year of a couple’s wedding anniversary has special meaning. For more anniversary gift ideas, visit our website!

10th, 11th, and 12th Traditional Anniversary Gifts by Year

Need ideas for unique and romantic wedding anniversary gifts for your spouse? At JustPaperRoses, we offer anniversary gifts for almost all years!

In this blog series, we will educate you on the traditional anniversary gifts for each year and showcase some of our favorite products to inspire you!
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10th Wedding Anniversary Gift: Aluminum

10-12The tenth year of marriage is a huge milestone for couples. After ten years of marriage, your relationship has been through a lot and has endured. Traditionally, couples give each other aluminum or tin gifts for their tenth anniversary. Like a good relationship, aluminum is flexible and pliable. Aluminum can be bent without breaking.

Such an important anniversary deserves a special gift, but thinking of one made of aluminum can be a challenge! Our choice gift would be a bouquet of 10 JustAluminumRoses, one for each year of marriage. Other favorites include our “Happy Aluminum Anniversary” Teddy Bear holding a single JustAluminum Rose or our stunning aluminum vase.

See this and our other 10th anniversary gifts on our website.

11th Wedding Anniversary Gift: Steel

Steel represents strength and durability. Resilient and powerful, it is a beautiful symbol for the 11th year of marriage. Like a strong marriage, steel stands the test and challenges of time!

As with all years, JustPaperRoses has a beautiful bouquet option for the 11th year– our JustSteelRoses. These come with two stunning options: roses with steel wool and lifelike steel roses. Another unique gift is our 11th anniversary teddy bear holding a JustSteelRose.

12th Wedding Anniversary Gift: Silk

Luxury and comfort are achieved around the 12th year of marriage. Couples are secure with one another, and their love is effortless. Silk is a great metaphor for this year, and there are many great gift ideas out there. But if you want a truly unique gift for year 12, buy your spouse a bouquet of our JustSilkRoses. We recommend a dozen– one for each year you have been married.

Every year of a couple’s wedding anniversary has special meaning. For more anniversary gift ideas, visit our website!

Infographic: Anniversary Gifts by Year!

Looking for traditional anniversary gifts by year? We have created a nifty infographic to guide you! For all these anniversary gifts and more, visit JustPaperRoses.com!

 

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7th, 8th, and 9th Traditional Anniversary Gifts by Year

As the years go by, it becomes more and more difficult to think of unique and romantic anniversary gifts for your spouse. Sometimes, sticking with traditional gifts can prove even more challenging. However, at JustPaperRoses, we offer anniversary gifts for almost all years!

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7th Wedding Anniversary Gift: Wool

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Wool represents the comfort and security of being married to your spouse for this many years. Like wool, your relationship is durable and has endured. While strong, wool is also flexible, showing compromise and understanding in your relationship. It represents the warmth your love gives one another.

Our favorite product for this anniversary is our popular bouquet of JustWoolRoses. This romantic keepsake will be sure to put a smile on your spouse’s face. We have combined the traditional rose bouquet with a unique touch symbolizing the 7th year of marriage. It doesn’t get more perfect than that!

8th Wedding Anniversary Gift: Bronze

Copper and tin combine to make bronze, a strong and durable metal. You and your spouse have joined together in marriage, combining two together as one. It is truly a beautiful metaphor for a very important year of marriage. Year eight is a big milestone for any couple;  you have made it through the “7 year inch,” and you are closer than ever.

To showcase this important occasion, we suggest our JustBronzeRoses. You have 1, 2, 8, and 12 stem options! If this is your first time purchasing from JustPaperRoses or buying the “traditional” anniversary gifts, we also offer a bouquet with 1 rose for each prior year as a choice for you.
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9th Wedding Anniversary Gift: Pottery

Like clay, the beginning of a marriage is left to be molded. As the years go by, your marriage takes shape with some work and flexibility. You are creating a work of art, and in the 9th year, you are ready to let it take its permanent form. Pottery is a perfect symbol of marriage because it represents hard work and diligence turning into a beautiful masterpiece!

Our JustPotteryRoses are hand-crafted from polymer clay, so they will not be fragile or break!  You could also choose our adorable teddy bear holding a single JustPottery Rose.

Every year of a couple’s wedding anniversary has special meaning. For more anniversary gift ideas, visit our website!

4th, 5th, and 6th Traditional Anniversary Gifts by Year

4th-6thLooking for traditional anniversary gifts for your 1st, 2nd or 3rd anniversary? Check out the first article in our series.

Do you have a wedding anniversary coming up? Trying to find meaningful and creative gifts for your spouse year after year can prove to be a difficult task. But it doesn’t have to be! Rely on the traditional anniversary gifts for each year, and we’ve got you covered.

4th Wedding Anniversary Gift: Fruit

Fruit is the perfect symbol for marriage. Just like the flowering plants that grow fruit, your relationship with your spouse needs to be cared for and nurtured. By the 4th year of marriage, you have been through quite a bit together. You have gotten to know each from the inside out and have created something beautiful and sweet. This is the year you truly begin to enjoy the “fruits” of your labor.

Traditionally, fruit and flowers are given on the 4th wedding anniversary. What more perfect combination than our JustFruitRoses? You can choose a set of 4 stem paper roses to represent your 4th year anniversary, or you can go all the way with 12 beautiful long stem roses.

5th Wedding Anniversary Gift: Wood

A married couple is no longer considered “newlyweds” in the fifth year of marriage. The traditional wedding gift idea for this year anniversary is wood because it represents strength and solidity. After 5 years, your relationship has stood the test of time and is stronger than ever.

We have a variety of wooden rose options including our JustWoodRoses, lifelike wood roses, our handcarved Bloodwood Rose, or an endearing teddy bear holding a single wooden rose.

If your spouse is a baseball fan, he/she will love our home run baseball gift. It has a romantic imprint that reads, “You Hit a Home Run with Me!” and comes with a wooden display base.

6th Wedding Anniversary Gift: Candy

Candy represents the sweetness of love within a marriage. And after six happy years, don’t you and your spouse deserve a treat!?

A traditional box of candy is a good gesture, but imagine your loved one’s expression when he/she receives our JustCandyRoses made from old-fashioned strips of button candy. In addition, we also have a cute and cuddly 6th anniversary anniversary bear that comes with a single JustCandyRose.

Every year of a couple’s wedding anniversary has special meaning. For more anniversary gift ideas, visit our website!

1st, 2nd, and 3rd Traditional Anniversary Gifts by Year!

1st-3rdAt the beginning of your marriage, you may not know the appropriate gift to give your spouse on your anniversary or what those traditional gifts mean. Well, here is our list of traditional anniversary gifts by the year to help guide you!

1st Year Anniversary Gift: Paper
Paper symbolizes strength because of the interwoven connection of the paper’s threads. This traditional gift may seem to limit your options at first… but if you think about it, there are so many wonderful ideas for paper anniversary gifts! (And we aren’t just talking about a card!)

If you’re looking for a gift that is truly memorable and unique, JustPaperRoses has hand-made paper roses, such as our beautiful long stemmed red roses. Unlike regular roses that begin to wilt after the first couple of days, paper roses will never die. They are truly a gift that lasts a lifetime!

Some of the best anniversary gifts are more about the thought and experience behind the gift than the gift itself. For example, you could plan a special picnic lunch with your sweetheart using paper plates and napkins! Check out our 1st anniversary picnic set!

For more first anniversary gift ideas, browse our store!

2nd Year Anniversary Gift: Cotton
Cotton is known for being a very flexible and resilient fabric.  In marriage, cotton material symbolizes a need for a couple to remain strong and adapt to changes. It is also associated with comfort and durability. In your second year, you feel more comfortable with your partner and are stronger than ever before!

There are so many wonderful gift ideas made from cotton. Of course, our “JustCottonRoses” are a wonderful, unique gift for any couple. We have romantic flower gifts for almost every anniversary.

Another romantic gift idea is a cotton-stuffed teddy bear. Our take on this classic gift is truly special, with the teddy bear wearing a “Happy Cotton Anniversary” shirt and the added bonus of a cotton rose in hand!

For those looking for a humorous gift, check out our 100% cotton t-shirt with the phrase, “We just celebrated our 2nd “Cotton” Anniversary, and all I got was this T-Shirt!”

3rd Year Anniversary Gift: Leather
Leather is soft to touch, durable and long-lasting.  Experts say that the 3rd year in marriage is the year of enduring strength, which leather symbolizes beautifully! After you’ve reached the 3rd year milestone, you know you’ve successfully passed the first big hurdle of marriage.

Our classic gift for the 3rd anniversary is our JustLeatherRoses. What could be more traditional and romantic? We have 1, 3, 6, and 12 stem options with a variety of color choices!

Another one-of-a-kind gift is our leather baseball on a wooden display, perfect for sports fans. What a great way to show your spouse that they “hit a home run” when they met you!

For more anniversary gift ideas, visit our website!

8 Ways to Celebrate your First Wedding Anniversary

1st-annIt’s only been a year since you’ve gotten married, and now you’re planning for your one year wedding anniversary – time sure does fly by.

Your first wedding anniversary is the perfect opportunity to celebrate your love for each other. In this post, we’re going to share eight creative ways to celebrate your first wedding anniversary.

 

1. Give a 1st Year Traditional Wedding Anniversary Gift (Paper)

Traditionally, paper is known as the 1st anniversary gift. It symbolizes the strength obtained from the interlocking fibers within the paper. One timeless gift idea includes paper roses. At JustPaperRoses, we have an assortment of beautiful paper gifts to help celebrate your first wedding anniversary. Go here to view our romantic wedding anniversary paper gifts.

2. Plan a Romantic Weekend Getaway

Whether you plan a weekend cruise or you spend the weekend in a romantic log cabin in the woods – this is a great way to spend time alone. This is also a great opportunity to reminisce about your wedding and talk about your plans for the future.

3. Write Each Other Love Letters

If you want to do something more unique than purchasing traditional anniversary cards, write love letters to each other. You can write about how you feel about your spouse or share your fondest memories of your wedding day.

4. Recreate Your Wedding Reception Menu

For many brides, the wedding day is filled with so much excitement that you barely have time to enjoy eating your meal!  Your first wedding anniversary is the perfect opportunity to plan a dinner filled with the items that were on your wedding menu. You can go shopping with your spouse and prepare the meal together.

After dinner, you can snuggle on the sofa and enjoy watching your wedding video.  If you don’t have a wedding video, you can watch the first movie you watched together.

5. Enjoy a Slice of Your Wedding Cake

This may sound a little old-fashioned, but many brides still enjoy the tradition of freezing the top portion of their wedding cake for their first wedding anniversary.

Tip: To defrost, remove the cake from the freezer and store it in your refrigerator for two days. Then about two hours before you plan to eat it, place it on your cake stand. This will allow it to come to room temperature.

6. Dance to your Wedding Song

Relive your first moments as a married couple by sharing your “first dance” together again. You may even want to surprise your spouse with the song. We promise all those beautiful wedding memories will come rushing back!

7. Go on a Dream ‘Staycation’

If you and your spouse don’t have the time to go away on a dream vacation, consider going on a staycation. The key to having a romantic staycation is remove all your distractions and spend some great quality time together! Light some candles and order dinner in.

8. Have a Movie Marathon

If you and your spouse are fortunate to have the full day off, this is the perfect opportunity to have a movie marathon. Choose a few of your favorite movies and have your spouse choose some too. Then take turns watching your favorite movie together. Don’t forget to turn off your phones so there aren’t any distractions!

There you have it, eight ways to celebrate your first wedding anniversary! Do you have any ideas or suggestions? Please share with us. We would love to hear!

 

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