This is the third post in a series on How to Choose the Right Jewelry Gift.
The first part of the series was about Narrowing down your choices.
The second part of the series was about Choosing the right necklace length.
Choosing a gift that’s more than just a trinket can be easy with a little thought and consideration. First off, what occasion are you buying for? If it’s an anniversary, consider relating it to a ‘traditional’ wedding anniversary gift. Here’s a few of our anniversary gift suggestions that relate to ‘Traditional’ anniversary gifts, but with our own modern twist.
First wedding anniversary gift: ‘Paper’
Second anniversary is ‘Cotton’
Our suggestion? A pendant inlaid with Nepalese paper made from Lamali Lokta fibres. (Okay, so it’s not cotton, but it is a sustainable fibre made by co-ops in Nepal ;)
Third anniversary is ‘Crystal’
Our suggestion? ‘Solo’ Connection necklace with a single Swarovski crystal accent, or add a little more shine with three accents. Choose different colored accents — an easy choice is her birthstone month, the month you were married, or the birth months of your kids. Or if you’re really not sure what to do, just choose the April crystal to simply signify the tradition of the anniversary.
Fourth anniversary is ‘Flowers’
Our suggestion? A foliage necklace, because you can never go wrong with the gift of flowers, and when they’re in necklace form, they’ll never wilt or die. One husband bought his wife a necklace with blue hydrangeas — their wedding flower — for extra thoughtfulness points.
Fifth anniversary is ‘Wood’
Sixth anniversary is ‘Candy’
Our suggestion? Save the unnecessary calories and get her a candy-like sea fossil Torus necklace instead.
Seventh anniversary is ‘Copper’
Eighth and Ninth anniversary is ‘Pottery’
The traditional anniversary gift for the Tenth anniversary is ‘Tin’ or ‘Aluminium’ and while we don’t have any of that, we have many many suggestions for the traditional Eleventh anniversary gift of ‘Steel’ — every single one of our jewelry pieces is made from stainless steel! :) But, if you’re looking for a specific suggestion, I’d say a solid stainless steel pendant personalized with your own artwork or a phrase to express your love:
Or how about some sleek and simple stainless steel cufflinks that you can embellish with a monogram?
No matter what gift you choose to give your partner on your anniversary, make sure you take a little time to make it a thoughtful gift and it will be sure to be appreciated!