The historic origins dates back to the Roman Empire where the husbands would crown their wives with Silver crowns on their 25th and Gold crowns on their 50th anniversary. Since then, new lists of traditional gifts per year of marriage have been created as a way to inspire wedding anniversary gifts for that year. Here are some examples: 5th Wooden, 10th Tin, 15th Crystal, 20th China, 25th Silver, 30th Pearl, 40th Ruby, 50th Gold, 60th Diamond, and 75th Platinum.
This year, my DH and I have hit our 10th wedding anniversary Gift! To celebrate the year of “TIN” for a wedding anniversary present, we bought a HOT TUB! (OK, so it’s not tin, but it is a great modern day representation, don’t you think?)