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Looking for some amazing anniversary gifts for gay and lesbian couples? You’re in luck, because we’re kicking off a brand-new series that’s just loaded with fabulous ideas for every year from 1-60! We’ll even have extra-special editions for those major milestone anniversaries. Today, we’re kicking things off with the first 9 years. Take a look!

Amazing Anniversary Gifts for Gay and Lesbian Couples for Years 1-9

Every year from 1-60 has both a traditional and modern theme. Most years also have a flower and even a gemstone associated with them. Knowing these themes can really help you narrow down your options for LGBTQ anniversary gifts, so we’ll include that info for you on the table below. Then, we’ll share a couple of our favorite options!

Credit where it’s due: After checking a few different sources, we used Eternity Rose’s list because it’s the most complete. They offer some other alternatives beyond the ones we mention below. The only thing missing was flowers. We turned to 1800Flowers and The Spruce for those.

YearTraditionalModernGemstoneFlowerColor
1PaperClocksGold jewelry or pearlCarnationGold or Yellow
2CottonChinaGarnetCosmosRed
3LeatherGlass or CrystalPearlSunflowerWhite
4Fruit or FlowersAppliancesBlue TopazGeraniumBlue
5WoodSilverwareSapphireDaisyBlue, Pink or Turquoise
6IronWoodAmethystCalla LilyPurple
7CopperBrassOnyxJack-in-the-PulpitYellow
8Bronze/PotteryLinen/LaceTourmalineClematisBronze
9Willow/PotteryLeatherLapis LazuliPoppyTerracotta

Every one of these ideas are equally perfect for him or her, so we’re not going to break this up into “ anniversary gifts for him,” or “anniversary gifts for her.” Objects have no gender, after all! Let’s get shopping!

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1st anniversary gifts for gay and lesbian couples

For the first year, the tradition involves bringing the new couple something made out of paper,. If you prefer something more modern, though, clocks are the alternate theme. Prefer to give flowers? Go with a beautiful bouquet of carnations, as they symbolize the first anniversary.

For the best same sex anniversary gifts for this year , we have an amazing list of ideas for the first anniversary you can check out!

1st Wedding Anniversary Gift gay couples origami

Our favorite has to be this beautiful Origami Crane! It’s just so beautiful, isn’t it? It makes the perfect meaningful 1st anniversary gift for him or her!

2nd anniversary gift ideas

To celebrate the second year of marriage, couples used to receive gifts made out of cotton. In modern times, gifts including china, garnet, or the color red are also wonderful. Here are some of our favorite ideas!

1. The Story Of Us – Timeline

The Story Of Us - Timeline

This couple’s timeline can be found on Etsy and its made out of cotton. It can make a great gift to remind the couple about everything they did together leading up to and since their wedding.

The Story Of Us - Timeline
$43.19+

The Story of Us' Timeline Fabric Print includes up to 12 dates and is a unique way to mark out the special occasions in your family history.

2. Personalized Pillow

Personalized Pillow

Since it’s the year of cotton, you can also get them one of these personalized pillows, with their last name and date on their wedding on it. You can find these on Amazon!

The Cotton & Canvas Co. Personalized Last Name and Date Home Decor Pillow Cover, Pillowcase, Cushion Cover and Decorative Throw Pillow Case (Natural Color, Not White)
  • Material: 100% Cotton Canvas Material. Printed with high quality fabric ink. HAND WASH ONLY.
  • Pillowcase measures 16" H x 16" W. Natural Color, NOT White.
  • These throw pillow covers are perfect for embellishing your home, patio or bedroom!
  • Please note: pillow or cushion cover is NOT included
  • Copyright The Cotton & Canvas Co. Made in the USA. ALL PERSONALIZED ITEM SALES ARE FINAL. Personalized items are non-refundable.

3rd anniversary gifts LGBTQ Couples

The 3rd year is considered to be the year of leather, but modern options also include glass, crystal, pearl, and jade.

1. Vintage Leather Coasters

Vintage Style Leather Coaster - Personalised gifts for the home, personalized handmade leather gifts

Coasters are the perfect accessory for every house, and these Etsy ones may just be the perfect gift!

Vintage Style Leather Coaster
$10.99

A handmade leather coaster in a selection of colours, personalised with your favourite tipple. Never forget a drinks order again!

2. Love is Love Wine Glasses

Love is Love Stemless Wine Glass | Etsy

For the wine lovers out there, these glass from Etsy can be the cutest gifts. They are not expensive and carry an important message. 

Love is Love Stemless Wine Glass
$14.39

Choose your options from the Drop Downs -Choose color of Vinyl. Holographic Vinyl is available upon request.

4th anniversary gifts

The fourth year is all about fruits and flowers in the US. Over in the UK, though, linen and silk are the traditional themes. For modern options, go with appliances! Want to give gemstones? Stick with blue topaz. Actually, anything blue works, too, since that’s the official color.

1. Bouquet of Flowers

Bouquet of Flowers

Keep things simple and send the couple a beautiful bouquet of flowers to celebrate their 4th wedding anniversary. While anything goes, if you want to really celebrate the special themes of this anniversary, make sure it includes some blue buds. ProFlowers has some amazing options, and you can search by color.

ProFlowers Wedding Arrangements
Varies

Find beautiful flowers for your wedding arch at ProFlowers.

2. Soda Stream

soda stream

If you want to go with the modern theme, a Soda Stream is a fantastic option. I love this as a gift to give each other, too! With it, you can make your own healthier sodas, carbonated water, and more.

SodaStream Fizzi Sparkling Water Maker Bundle (Black), with CO2, BPA free Bottles, and 0 Calorie Fruit Drops Flavors
  • Make fresh sparkling water at the push of a button.
  • Includes: sparkling water maker, (2) 60L Co2 cylinders, (3) 1 liter BPA-free reusable carbonating bottles, and (2) 40 ml zero calorie fruit drops of Lime & Orange.
  • Energy efficient, powered by Co2 cylinder. Each cylinder carbonates up to 60 liters of water.
  • Easy-to-use snap-lock bottle insertion for quick carbonation.
  • Compatible with all SodaStream flavors and SodaStream carbonation bottles (BPA free and better for the planet) except the SodaStream glass carafe.

5th anniversary gift ideas

Wood, silverware, and sapphire mark the 5th year, so that should give you a good range of ideas!

1. Wood Docking Station

wood docking station

A wood docking station is perfect for anyone who likes to stay organized, and these ones from Amazon can be personalized with different fonts, colors and designs.

2. New Silverware

silverware

If your favorite couple is anything like me, chances are they’ve lost half of the forks and spoons that came in their silverware wedding gift. The 5th year is a good time to replace them!

I love this modern set on Amazon because it won’t clash with their existing set. That said, if you know what set they already have, you can always order add-on items for it.

Sale
40-Piece Modern Silverware Set, HaWare Stainless Steel Flatware Cutlery Set, Elegant Kitchen Utensils Service for 8, Includes Dinner Knives/Spoons/Forks, Mirror Polished, Dishwasher Safe
  • 【SERVICE FOR 8】 This cutlery set includes 8 dinner knives, 8 dinner forks, 8 dinner spoons, 8 tea spoons and 8 salad forks in normal size, Proper size and weight for most family(It is recommended to purchase from HaWare manufacturer)
  • 【SOLID CONSTRUCTION】 Not heavy but sturdy enough, Will not bend or get damaged for daily use , Durable for serving you many years, Proper thickness and rounded edges provide a well grip for both adults and children
  • 【HEALTHY MATERIAL】 Made of high quality 18/0 stainless steel with no harmful substances, Nickel free, Healthy and rust-proof for daily use, Easy to care for and dishwasher safe
  • 【MODERN DESIGN】 Mirror polished and no need to re-polish, Simple streamlined look without any extra design bothering you, Its fashion and elegant appearance can be a good match for your existing tableware, The knife design is simple, delicate and elegant, Serrated knife blade cut foods and meat thoroughly
  • 【MULTIPURPOSE】 Perfect for home daily use, Nice choice as a gift to your family and friends, Also good for buffets, gatherings, dinner parties, restaurants , weddings, camping, birthday parties, Please let us know if you need any help

6th anniversary gift ideas

For the sixth anniversary, traditional gifts were made out of iron. Nowadays though, you can choose gifts made out of wood and amethyst too. 

1. Heart Shaped Dish

Heart Shaped Dish, Gift for Partner, Iron Anniversary, 6th Anniversary, Iron Bowl, Key Dish, Iron Gift, Wedding Ring Dish

These heart-shaped dishes can make the perfect gift for your partner on the 6th anniversary. They are beautiful, traditional, and you can always use one around the house. You can find them on Etsy.

Heart Shaped Dish Gift for Partner Iron Anniversary 6th | Etsy
$57.00+

This is a gorgeous heart shaped dish made from 3mm thick mild steel, it measures approximately 18cm or 7 inches across and is forged into an elegant dish to hold keys or rings or just as decoration. 

2. Amethyst Candle

Amethyst Candle

Everyone loves candles, and since we’re talking about amethyst, this can make an awesome present. You can find it on Amazon. Isn’t it just stunning? Even if they never light it, it’s still a beautiful decor item for their home.

7th Year Anniversary Gifts

Copper is the element for the 7th anniversary, but you can also think of wool, brass, and even desk sets. For stone-centric gifts, consider onyx. If you prefer to shop by color, go with yellow for the 7th anniversary.

1. Harman Kardon Onyx Studio 4 Wireless Bluetooth Speaker 

speaker

Okay, so it’s not really made of onyx, but this is a clever way to give something a bit more practical (yet fun) to each other on your 7th anniversary. This highly rated speaker is available on Amazon. Grab it and you’ll be dancing the night away together in no time!

Sale
Harman Kardon Onyx Studio 4 Wireless Bluetooth Speaker Black (New Model, 100
  • Amplify your listening experience by wirelessly connecting more than 100 HK connect+ enabled speakers.
  • The rechargeable battery supports up to 8 hours of playtime
  • Stream music wirelessly via Bluetooth to enjoy room-filling sound. Connect up to 2 smart devices at the same time and take turns playing music.
  • Access Siri or Google now from the speaker with a simple button press. This can be easily configured via the HK connect app.
  • The superior fabric and finishing combines with iconic design to compliment any style.

2. Handmade Copper Teapot

Handmade Copper Teapot

This one is available on Etsy, and it’s handmade by artisans in Turkey. It’s extremely beautiful, especially for those who love vintage accessories. 

Handmade Copper Teapot
$71.90

100% handcrafted by Turkish copper artisans. Inner side is tin lined. Ships free!

8th anniversary gifts for gay and lesbian couples

The eighth year is all about bronze, pottery, linen, and lace, and even salt in the UK, so the possibilities are endless. 

1. Tree sculpture

Tree sculpture

A tree sculpture can make any house come to life, and this one from Etsy can be just perfect! Not only is it made of brass, but some of the gemstones are tourmalines AND it sits on a wooden base!

8th anniversary tree sculpture
$49.99

Over 65 natural crystal quartz gemstone chips 6-8mm, . Bronze plated wire, Wooden base

. it is approx. 22cm (8.5 inches). . Gem trees can be reshaped by carefully bending the wires.

2. Ceramic Mugs

mugs

Nothing says “Happy 8th Anniversary” like a set of beautiful ceramic mugs! The options are endless, but I really love these from Amazon. The subtle colors go great with any kitchen decor.

Sale
Cutiset 15 Ounce Ceramic Lava mugs, Unique glazed Microwave safe and Oven safe Coffee mug set of 4, Multicolor
  • 【QUALITY AND BEAUTIFUL AESTHETICS】So unique and classic design.This stylish novelty pottery mug was elaborately designed of lava natural approach, each mug develops its own distinctive pattern which makes every mug unique and special. They will definitely impress your family and friends!
  • 【PREMIUM CERAMIC】 Crafted from premium LEAD-FREE and NON-TOXIC strong ceramic to resist chip or crack to make it use for years to come. Subtly textured rim adds to its visual appeal. Four assorted color to pick everyone’s favorite!
  • 【IDEAL DESIGN FOR EVERYDAY USE】 This ceramic mug features a multicolor comes with blue , green, brown and red . Measures 4.3 inches x 3.4 inches. Hold perfect 15 ounces. Ideal for all your daily routine coffee, tea or any occasion drinks with your friends or family.
  • 【EASY TO CARE】 Safe use in the microwave, refrigerator, oven, and dishwasher, convenience your day in this fast-paced lifestyle.
  • 【EXCELLENT SERVICE】Three months return service or exchange are provided, it designed to satisfy you.

9th Year Gift Ideas

Year nine is characterized by willow, pottery, and leather, so there are a few impressive options here. The traditional stone is one of my favorites, Lapis Lazuli! Don’t you just love the way that sounds? The official color is Terracotta, which opens up even more options.

1. Engraved Willow Tree Slice

This can make a wonderful gift to remind the couple about all the years they’ve been together for, and it’s available on Etsy

Personalized Engraved 9 inch x 12 inch Willow Wood Slice
$38.50

Natural wood, each unique which may include spots, pigments, small cracks and bark around outer edge.

2. Beautiful Pottery Bowl

silverware

This beautiful pottery bowl on Amazon is actually made for a 9th anniversary gift! It’s handmade in the USA.

Looking for some amazing anniversary gifts for gay and lesbian couples? Check out these ideas for years 1-9!

There are, indeed, a lot of possibilities for the first nine years of marriage, so why not pick something amazing?

What are your favorite anniversary gifts for gay and lesbian couples for the first 9 anniversaries? Share below!

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Last update on 2020-10-18 / Affiliate links / Images from Amazon Product Advertising API

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