Travel Anniversary Gift Ideas

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What wedding anniversary gift will you choose to mark another year of marriage?

Entering a new year—whether it's your first, fifth, or any in between—is an occasion worth celebrating with a memorable gift. So why not make a gift of an anniversary trip to yourselves?

Couples who can afford to travel on their wedding anniversary have opportunities to once again frolic like kids, relax in an idyllic setting, see and experience new places, and savor time alone together—something you may not have enjoyed since your honeymoon.

And that's a gift you owe to one another.

Did you know that there are specific gifts designated for each numerical anniversary? It's fun to choose a destination that symbolizes your anniversary year. Directly below you'll find traditional anniversary gifts, modern anniversary gifts, and ideas for travel anniversary trips.

1st Anniversary

  • Traditional Anniversary Gift: Paper
  • Modern Anniversary Gift: Plastic/Clock
  • Travel Anniversary Gift Ideas: Travel Gift Certificate, Airline Tickets

2nd Anniversary

  • Traditional Anniversary Gift: Cotton
  • Modern Anniversary Gift: Cotton/China
  • Travel Anniversary Gift Ideas: Beach Towels for Beach Vacation

3rd Anniversary

  • Traditional Anniversary Gift: Leather
  • Modern Anniversary Gift: Crystal/Glass
  • Travel Anniversary Gift Ideas: Luggage

4th Anniversary

  • Traditional Anniversary Gift: Flowers
  • Modern Anniversary Gift: Linen/Silk
  • Travel Anniversary Gift Ideas: Lingerie, Hawaiian Vacation

    5th Anniversary

    • Traditional Anniversary Gift: Wood
    • Modern Anniversary Gift: Silverware
    • Travel Anniversary Gift Ideas: Airline Tickets, Cruise

    6th Anniversary

    • Traditional Anniversary Gift: Candy
    • Modern Anniversary Gift: Iron
    • Travel Anniversary Gift Ideas: Disney World, FL

    7th Anniversary

    • Traditional Anniversary Gift: Copper

    8th Anniversary

    • Traditional Anniversary Gift: Bronze
    • Modern Anniversary Gift: Appliance
    • Travel Anniversary Gift Ideas: Casino Visit

    9th Anniversary

    • Traditional Anniversary Gift: Pottery
    • Modern Anniversary Gift: Leather
    • Travel Anniversary Gift Ideas: Mexico

    10th Anniversary

    • Traditional Anniversary Gift: Tin
    • Modern Anniversary Gift: Aluminum
    • Travel Anniversary Gift Ideas: South America

    11th Anniversary

    • Traditional Anniversary Gift: Steel
    • Modern Anniversary Gift: Jewelry
    • Travel Anniversary Gift Ideas: New York City

    12th Anniversary

    • Traditional Anniversary Gift: Silk
    • Modern Anniversary Gift: Linen/Pearl
    • Travel Anniversary Gift Ideas: Japan

    13th Anniversary

    • Traditional Anniversary Gift: Lace
    • Modern Anniversary Gift: Textiles
    • Travel Anniversary Gift Ideas: France

    14th Anniversary

    • Traditional Anniversary Gift: Ivory
    • Modern Anniversary Gift: Gold
    • Travel Anniversary Gift Ideas: Africa

    15th Anniversary

    • Traditional Anniversary Gift: Crystal
    • Modern Anniversary Gift: Glass/Watches
    • Travel Anniversary Gift Ideas: Ireland, Austria

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    20th Anniversary

    • Traditional 20th Anniversary Gift: China
    • Modern 20th Anniversary Gift: Platinum

    25th Anniversary

    • Traditional 25th Anniversary Gift: Silver
    • Modern 25th Anniversary Gift: Silver
    • 25th Travel Anniversary Gift Ideas: Mexico

    30th Anniversary

    • Traditional 30th Anniversary Gift: Pearl
    • Modern 30th Anniversary Gift: Diamond
    • 30th Travel Anniversary Gift Ideas: Hawaii, ​Tahiti

    35th Anniversary

    • Traditional 35th Anniversary Gift: Coral
    • Modern 35th Anniversary Gift: Jade
    • 35th Travel Anniversary Gift Ideas: Cayman Islands, USVI

    40th Anniversary

    • Traditional 40th Anniversary Gift: Ruby
    • Modern 40th Anniversary Gift: Garnet
    • 40th Travel Anniversary Gift Ideas: Russia

    45th Anniversary

    • Traditional Anniversary Gift: Sapphire
    • Modern Anniversary Gift: Sapphire
    • Travel Anniversary Gift Ideas: ​Cruise

    50th Anniversary

    • Traditional Anniversary Gift: Gold
    • Modern Anniversary Gift: Gold
    • Travel Anniversary Gift Ideas: Italy

    55th Anniversary

    • Traditional Anniversary Gift: Emerald
    • Modern Anniversary Gift: Turquoise
    • Travel Anniversary Gift Ideas: Ireland

    60th Anniversary

    • Traditional Anniversary Gift: Diamond
    • Modern Anniversary Gift: Gold
    • Travel Anniversary Gift Ideas: Great Britain

    75th Anniversary

    • Traditional Anniversary Gift: Diamond
    • Modern Anniversary Gift: Gold
    • Travel Anniversary Gift Ideas: Cruise