Anniversaries are a special occasion in the life of every married couple and call for celebrations from both the husband and the wife. Usually gifts are given not only to the couple as a whole but the husband and wife gift each other a present too.
The nature of gifts given over the years have differed and evolved and these led to creation of an anniversary table for couples wherein both traditional anniversary gifts for couples and modern gifts were compiled.
The history of traditional gifts is traced back to ancient Germanic Europe wherein husbands used to gift silver garlands to their wives on the 25 th anniversary and gold garlands on the 50th anniversary.
Since 1895 wooden gifts were gifted to the couple for their 5th anniversary.
In 1937 the American National Retail Jewellery Association associated a material with each year of an anniversary and thereby created the Traditional anniversary gifts table.
The Modern anniversary gifts table has been created by various commercial companies over the years and have substituted the materials of the traditional anniversary gifts table with more contemporary materials and it also includes now personalized anniversary gifts. Also it covers years till the 100th anniversary.