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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: We realise that the links for some years are very tenuous. They are meant to be a bit tongue in cheek but we do have a wide range of excellent experiences perfect for anniversary gifts


1st – PaperProduce your very own artwork on a Still life Painting in the Yorkshire Dales workshop.
2nd – CottonSend your loved on on a cushion making workshop where they’ll make two cushions and enjoy a homemade lunch and afternoon tea.
3rd – LeatherPut on the leather falconry glove and enjoy this half day falconry experience
4th – LinenThe pressed linen tablecloths of this afternoon tea experience will ensure your 4th anniversary is a romantic success.
5th – WoodLearn to make small bowls on a wood turning experience.
6th – IronHammer it out on this one day blacksmithing course for two people.
7th – CopperJoin your loved one at the copper still  and create your own signature gin in this Leeds gin making experience for two.
8th – BronzeEight years together deserves a special gift. Enjoy a luxury chocolate making experience for two.
9th – PotteryGet to grips with the potters wheel on a Leeds pottery throwing experience.
10th – TinEnjoy a York brewery tour and tas’tin’g on your tenth anniversary together.
11th – SteelEnjoy an afternoon in the Steel city with an artisan food tour of Kelham Island in Sheffield.
12th – Silk & Fine LinenTreat yourself to the perfect couples’ retreat on your 12th anniversary with a shepherd’s hut stay including lino printing workshop for two
13th – LaceThe perfect gift for a cheese loving couple – a full days’ cheese making workshop at Lacey’s Cheese in the Yorkshire Dales.
14th – IvoryYou’ve spent 14 years together, isn’t it time you learned to dance in perfect time with each other on a dance experience for two people
15th – CrystalEnjoy the clink of the crystal glasses as you indulge in a sparkling afternoon tea for two.
20th – ChinaIndulge in afternoon tea with a twist drinking gin punch from china cups at Lazy Lounge in Leeds.
25th – SilverCreate your own silver jewellery on this silver fidget ring workshop
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 enjoy a private surf lesson in Scarborough.
40th – RubyTreat your wife to a colour consultation with Anna Mewes and discover whether ruby is one of her dominant colours.
50th – GoldPush the boat out with a luxury spa experience including 3 course lunch…All that glitters.
60th – DiamondA diamond of an experience you’ll love this ultimate pamper experience.
65th – Blue SapphireFind your favourite in this Hidden Gems Food Tour of York.
70th – PlatinumA platinum experience if there ever was one this gin tour and tasting experience is best enjoyed together.
80th – OakForage for your lunch in the woods on this Foraging experience for two people.
85th – WineTour of the Yorkshire Heart vineyard followed by tasting and nibbles.
90th – StoneEnjoy a pebble mosaic workshop with an award winning mosaic artist.

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