Ultimate Jewish Anniversary Gift Guide
Mazal Tov on your anniversary! Jewish anniversary gifts are a great present to give on this special milestone. Just like weddings, anniversaries are a time to celebrate the love and commitment two people made towards each other however many years ago. Choosing the perfect gift is not always easy, whether for her or for him, sometimes you get stuck on what to give. This lead to the creation of the official traditional anniversary gift guide.
In the Middle Ages, people began to give specific gifts for anniversaries and soon it become a tradition, that for every anniversary, one is supposed to give a gift with a theme to it. Today there is the traditional list of anniversary gifts which is giving your significant other gifts made from a certain metal, fabric, or material, as well as the modern list which includes appliances and modern day items. We made a combination of the two and added a Jewish twist to it by including presents to give from Israel for each anniversary. No matter how you celebrate your wedding anniversary, a beautiful gift is always appreciated. Enjoy your all the wonderful moments together and happy anniversary!
1st Anniversary: Paper
Paper is symbolic for the first year of marriage, what starts as a blank page turns into the beginning of your story together. David Fisher creates incredible paper art that you both will enjoy putting up and admiring together. Choose from a variety of Jewish quotes and colors to show off in your home that will also match your decor while truly representing who you are together for your 1 year anniversary gift.
2nd Anniversary: Cotton
Cotton might seem a bit odd to give as an anniversary gift but it represents strength and flexibility. For the second year of marriage, you are still learning to adapt to each other's habits, but at the same time you are working together as a team, making you unstoppable. A fun gift idea is a cotton Israel themed T-shirt that will quickly become their favorite T-Shirt. With so many options, you are sure to find the one they will adore.
3rd Anniversary: Leather
Leather keeps us warm, just like how marriage should be. For this anniversary, get them a pair of comfy handmade leather sandals from Israel that they will enjoy wearing all summer long. If they appreciate nice jewelry, get them beautiful leather jewelry with plenty of options for both men and women. Some are adorned with silver and gold, that have Jewish quotes engraved on it, or have beads of Jewish icons or symbols. All options are good options.
4th Anniversary: Fruit & Flowers
At four years of being married, your relationship is bearing fruit and flourishing, which is something to celebrate! While we don't sell fresh fruit or flowers, we do sell tasty foods made from Israeli fruit such as wine, teas, and jams. This gift basket has just all that, and who doesn't enjoy a nice glass of world renowned Israeli wine? Mix up the tradition a little bit, by getting them an Israeli treat you can both enjoy snacking on together.
5th Anniversary: Wood
Now that you have been married for five years, you are no longer considered "newly-married" couple. You already know each other very well and have created a foundation with roots of strength, just like a tree. Israel is famous for its olive wood gifts, making any olive wood item an excellent choice for a 5 year anniversary gift. There are plenty of useful household items that would bring a little feel of Israel into your home such as; bowls, kitchen ware, candlesticks, decor and more!
6th Anniversary: Candy
To represent the sweetness of marriage, it is traditional to give candy for the sixth wedding anniversary. Everyone loves an excuse to eat chocolates so together you can devour an Israeli Candy Basket while celebrating! The combination of Israel's best treats will really represent the sweetness between the two of you. If the two of you prefer "nature's candy", get a gift basket of sweet spreads and honeys that will be delicious on toast or put in tea.
7th Anniversary: Wool/Copper
Just like the leather anniversary, wool is meant to keep you warm in life and in marriage. After seven years of wearing the same tallit, it ccould be time for a new one. We carry a wide selection of Wool Tallits that are the perfect replacement for the old one. Copper is also a traditional anniversary gift for this year as it represents prosperity and good fortune, something that hopefully both of you together have run into with all the good times you are having. We love this Copper salt and pepper shaker as a gift idea if you go for the later anniversary tradition.
8th Anniversary: Bronze/Pottery
Bronze is a blend of two different materials that work together to create this strong metal. This can be seen in marriage, as it is two people coming together to be one soul. While we don't offer any truly bronze Israeli products, we do have a Bronze Talit Bag that will go perfectly with the tallit you got the year before. Pottery is also a traditional gift to give to show how well all the materials in your life blend together to create a piece of art. For the pottery route, we suggest going with any of the fabulous Michal Ben Yosef's ceramic Judaica.
9th Anniversary: Pottery
When you first meet someone, you start off, metaphorically of course, as a lump. You don't know what you might turn into but after years of working together and being together, you become something beautiful. Pottery is the ninth anniversary gift, and from Israel, you can get genuine Armenian Ceramics from Jerusalem. Made with bright colors and bold designs, it'll be the perfect representation of your marriage.
10th Anniversary: Aluminum
We use aluminum almost every day, whether its something in our kitchen or in our shed, aluminum is durable and can be flexible. For something aluminum, we suggest taking a look at Yair Emanuel's Aluminum Judaica. Yair Emanuel is one of Israel's most beloved artists, creating bold and funky designs in all his Judaica masterpieces. A 10 year anniversary gift could be good for getting a new pair of Shabbat candlesticks, Chanuka menorah, or Kiddush cup that you have always wanted!
15th Anniversary: Crystal/Watch
After fifteen years of marriage, you are really invested in each other. Swarovski Crystal Jewelry is an incredible gift to give as it represents this investment you have put into each other. Israeli artists have matched different precious metals with colorful Swarovski crystals to create timeless jewelry that she will love for the years to come. Plus every time she wears the necklace, bracelet, or earrings you gave her, she will always think of you and your love for her. The modern tradition says that for the fifteenth anniversary, you give a watch to your significant other. Adi Watches are a great choice for this, made in southern central Israel, these watches are of fantastic quality, with many having symbols of Israel or Judaism embossed on them.
20th Anniversary: China
The original tradition says to give china on your twentieth anniversary, and we have something incredible made from porcelain, which is another name for china in some places. This porcelain Seder plate from Caesarea Arts has a very contemporary look to it that will quickly become the centerpiece of your Passover Seder table. Plus, the metal bowls come in different colors, so you can choose which works best with your decor.
25th Anniversary: Silver
Twenty-five years of marriage show just how much you value one another. This anniversary represents just that by giving something made of valuable silver. Silver Kiddush Cups are a great gift to give when celebrating this special time. Israel's best artists and silversmiths have created almost every kind of Kiddush cup imaginable, with each being more magnificent than the next. Silver Jewish jewelry is also an incredible gift for this anniversary. We carry jewelry for both men and women, many which have engraved Hebrew love expressions on it.
30th Anniversary: Pearl
One of the hidden beauties in the world is a precious pearl that sits behind the less beautiful oyster. The oyster keeps the pearl safe, against the harsh world. It does not matter what you look like on the outside, but what matters is how you have protected your precious relationship after thirty years of being married. Pearl jewelry is reminiscent of your beautiful relationship, and many come with Jewish quotes about love or incorporate Jewish concepts. For those tallit wearing men or women, they might appreciate a new elegant pearl colored tallit bag, perfect for Shabbat and holidays.
35th Anniversary: Coral
According to the tradition, coral was given on the 35th anniversary because it was considered to have healing powers, while being very valuable. Anniversary gifts allow you to take a stretch from what is tradition to what is actually given. Besides for celebrating this anniversary with a nice fish dinner (going with the underwater theme) give a gift of one of Adina Plastelina's coral jewelry or mezuzah case. Made with polymer clay, and a gold or silver finish, Adina Plastelina make for fun and vibrant anniversary gifts. Modern tradition calls for jade on this anniversary and if you prefer that, Adina Plastelina also makes one-of-a-kind jade jewelry.
40th Anniversary: Ruby
The color red represents love and passion, which is something that should be continuing to go strong after hitting forty years of marriage! Jewish Ruby Jewelry includes themes of Judaism, including pomegranates a symbol of abundance, which in this case can refer to the abundance of love you have for one another. According to Kabbalah, the color red is also said to be a color of protection against the evil eye, so no matter which piece of gorgeous jewelry you choose, they will also be a protector.
45th Anniversary: Sapphire
In the times of kings, sapphires were considered the stone of royalty, and is often associated with joy and prosperity. When celebrating forty-five years of marriage, you should be considered like kings and queens by getting each other Sapphire Jewelry, with endless options for men and women. Judaism considered blue to be a color of divinity since it is the color of the sea and sky, while Kabbalah also considers blue to be a color of protection against the evil eye, making sapphires very special stones.
50th Anniversary: Gold
If you have reached fifty years of happiness then you deserve the world! Gold is the anniversary gift given after being married for five decades as it represents the strength, wisdom, and prosperity. Gold Jewish Jewelry is a perfect gift option to show your love in your significant other as well as in your heritage. Choose from hearts, name necklaces with the two of your names engraved in it, and many more romantic options that will show your love for each other. Jerusalem is also know as "Jerusalem of Gold", as per the famous Naomi Shemer song. If your loved one always has Jerusalem in their hearts, give them something from Jerusalem Stone Judaica, so that they can always have Jerusalem of Gold close to them.
55th Anniversary: Emerald
Emeralds are one of the precious stones that are given throughout your marriage. Emeralds signify true love and is considered a sign of devotion and adoration. Emerald Jewelry at the Judaica Webstore includes the beautiful Tree of Life and the holy Hoshen. The Hoshen was a a breastplate worn by the Kohen Gadol- High Priest- during the times of the Temple that showed God's will in certain situations, making it a very power statement piece to receive.
60th Anniversary: Diamond
If you have reached sixty years of marriage, than to start with, MAZAL TOV on reaching such an incredible milestone! One of the strongest stones is the diamond, which is why it is the sixtieth anniversary gift. It also symbolizes eternal love and the bond you have been sharing with each other for all these years. We have a large selection of sparkling Diamond Jewelry to choose from, with hundreds of designs and plenty of love.
Our list might end here but we hope that you and your loving significant other enjoy many more years of love, happiness, and blessings! Mazal Tov from all of us at the Judaica WebStore!