Gift experiences for anniversary presents

Most people know that the first anniversary is paper and the second cotton but did you know that the 65th is blue sapphire? Or that we don’t get a wine anniversary until the 85th year of marriage?! It’s a lovely idea to try and match an anniversary gift to the appropriate year and it does show the level of thought that’s gone into the gift buying. So to help you choose an alternative anniversary gift we’ve put together a list of traditional anniversary gifts with some links to quirky Uniquely Local experiences to suit the anniversary year.

NB: The links for some years are very tenuous and some we just couldn’t match yet. They are meant to be a bit tongue in cheek but we do have a wide range of excellent experience gifts suitable for anniversaries


1st – PaperProduce your very own artwork on a Still life Painting in the Yorkshire Dales workshop.
2nd – CottonSew some mini bunting or a notebook cover on a Sewing workshop in Scarborough
3rd – LeatherMake a leather bound notebook at a Wild Harvest Craft Retreat
4th – LinenThe pressed linen tablecloths of this afternoon tea experience will ensure your 4th anniversary is a romantic success.
5th – WoodLearn to build a shelter and light a fire together on a Bush craft experience.
6th – Iron
7th – CopperTake a Brewtown brewery tour together and discover why beer is traditionally brewed in copper stills.
8th – Bronze
9th – PotteryJoin a ceramics mini taster workshop for two people including lunch.
10th – Tin
11th – SteelLearn new skills and let off steam with an afternoon of romantic axe throwing.
12th – Silk & Fine Linen
13th – LaceThe perfect gift for a cheese loving couple – a full days’ cheese making workshop at Lacey’s Cheese in the Yorkshire Dales.
14th – Ivory
15th – CrystalSip from the best crystal glasses on a Champagne Masterclass for two.
20th – ChinaIndulge in afternoon tea with a twist drinking gin punch from china cups at Lazy Lounge in Leeds.
25th – SilverSpend the day together on a Silver Steam Train Drivers Experience at North Bay Railway.
30th – PearlIt’s got to be our gold facial package with Champagne, caviar and pearl.
35th – CoralWe can’t promise coral but there will be waves when you go body boarding together in Scarborough.
40th – RubyTreat your wife to a colour consultation with Anna Mewes and discover whether ruby is one of her dominant colours.
50th – Gold Spa day including Gold facial with coffee and cake.
60th – Diamond
65th – Blue Sapphire
70th – PlatinumJoin a Platinum steam driver experience at North Bay Railway in Scarborough.
80th – OakTour of the Yorkshire Heart vineyard with afternoon tea.
85th – WineTour of the Yorkshire Heart vineyard followed by tasting and nibbles.
90th – StoneSpend the day hunting for fossils on the North Yorkshire Coast.


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