Weddings and anniversaries are a way to celebrate the love between two people, bringing together friends and family for a joyous occasion to symbolise the connection and happiness found within each others company.
Anniversary gifts should be thoughtful, long lasting and we think, where possible… themed! Whether you’re buying for your other half, parents or friends and family check out our tree and plant themed gift guide for Anniversary Gifts by Year. Each gift is chosen to be an eco-friendly twist on the old traditions.
Wedding Anniversary Gift Ideas for Each Year
1st Wedding Anniversary - Paper
Let’s start at the very beginning. The first year brings us to paper, the very first year of marriage. Everything is still new and exciting and the couple have started on their journey to grow together.
The petals on the Paper 1st Anniversary Rose Bush as white and delicately thin as paper. From the day it’s received it is a gift that will continue to bloom and grow along with the marriage. Perfect for growing in a pot so it can move and head on a journey where ever life may take them.
4th Wedding Anniversary - Fruit
The 4th year of marriage holds the tradition of fruit. We can’t think of a better gift than a fruit tree, can you?
Our lemon tree proves to be a popular contender for a 4th anniversary. A wonderful zesty tree that produces an abundance of fruit and flowers up to 4 times a year. If you’re looking for an anniversary gift that will be hard to beat and talked about for years after then this is the one for you. A fabulous indoor tree that can be kept in an unheated conservatory or bright airy hallway.
5th Wedding Anniversary - Wood
If you’re looking for a gift for a 5th wedding anniversary then you’ve come to the right place - you can’t get much closer to wood than an actual tree.
For the couple with their forever home, the oak tree is ideal - a strong wooded tree that is commonly used for furniture and known as the king of the woods. The oak is the gift of a lifetime and is known to live for hundreds of years. This tree prefers larger gardens and spaces.
For the couples not as settled and still on the course of their journey, how about one of our potted trees? They can be picked up and moved to anywhere the heart desires. Great for the couple moving house as it can stay right by their side no matter where they head.
7th Wedding Anniversary - Copper
The foliage on our Copper Beech Tree is a luscious deep burgundy colour and is perfect for a copper anniversary, it is a beautiful specimen tree that brings seasonal interest. An ideal tree for large sized gardens, a gift that will last a whole lifetime.
9th Wedding Anniversary - Willow
For a 9th anniversary, this has the gift theme of willow. As there aren’t that many willow themed gifts out there this one can be a little hard to buy for - but we’ve got you covered.
As the celts tree of enchantment, this gift will show your other half you’re just as enchanted with them as you were on the day you first met. The tree symbolises growth, stability and harmony. With 9 years under the belt, we think this grey willow sapling is a beautiful representation of an enchanting marriage and a symbol of what’s yet to come.
13th Wedding Anniversary - Lace
Unlucky for some but not those celebrating their 13th wedding anniversary. The black lace elder has wonderfully dark, delicate foliage that will contrast anything else in the garden. A great way to bring interest to smaller gardens.
25th Wedding Anniversary - Silver
Years of life and love later we reach the silver medal - 25 years of marriage and memories and the first big milestone.
A fully put together gift pack of Silver Birch Tree Sapling and silver pewter plaque that can be engraved with your choice of heartfelt wording to encapsulate the special day. Silver is the colour of elegance and grace and the Silver Birch embodies all of that. Check out our 25th Wedding Anniversary Gift Pack.
30th Wedding Anniversary - Pearl
Pink pearls represent romance and happiness and pink roses are a symbol of admiration. Everything you could hope for in a marriage of 30 years.
The plentiful, pearly pink blooms on our patio Pearl Anniversary Rose Bush are a beauty to behold and will fill the patio with colour.
35th Wedding Anniversary - Coral
While we don’t have a specific gift for a coral anniversary just yet, we really didn’t want to miss it out of our list.
The Crab Apple Tree is a beautiful UK native tree, known as the tree of love to the celts we think this is a perfect gift for the couple who have spent this many years together.
40th Wedding Anniversary - Ruby
Rubies are red and so is our enkan japanese maple tree. 40 years welcomes us with the Ruby wedding anniversary. In the Autumn the leaves of the Enkan Acer become a blaze of stunning, fiery reds.
Ruby represents love and passion which should still be burning bright for the 40th year of marriage. This tree is great for container growing and gardens of any size. It’s low maintenance and will provide seasonal interest for years to come.
45th Wedding Anniversary - Sapphire
Similar to the coral anniversary, we don’t (yet) have a specific themed gift but we just couldn’t miss out such a big milestone.
Our Anniversary Tree Gift Pack comes with a native UK sapling of your choice and a solid pewter plaque that can be engraved with a message. It can stand proudly in the garden to commemorate the wonderful day. A popular choice for the sapling is a wild cherry tree and it’s easy to see why. The blossom welcoming the garden to life each spring.
50th Wedding Anniversary - Golden
A golden gift for the golden couple celebrating a wondrous 50 years of marriage. Gold is the colour of compassion and love, something celebrating a 50th anniversary should be full of.
We think the golden delicious apple tree is the perfect gift for such a special occasion and what you see is what you get. The skin of the apple is a beautiful golden green colour and the flavour is as delicious as you would expect. It’s a unique take on the golden theme and ideal for medium sized gardens.
55th Wedding Anniversary - Emerald
55 years takes us to the emerald anniversary. This Emerald Lace Japanese Maple Tree might not be a precious stone but the leaves sure do shine like one.
The tree is a little gem for the garden the intricate lace-like leaves.
The colour emerald symbolises growth and eternity, for a marriage of 55 years, it shows a lovely sentiment how a couple has grown to be. It’s a low maintenance tree that will provide loving memories for years to come. Perfect for all garden sizes but works great in smaller spaces.
60th Wedding Anniversary - Diamond
Last but not at all least we have Diamond - 60 years of love and marriage to finish off our list.
They say diamonds are a girl's best friend but there is nothing like the pure white, sparkling blooms of our Diamond 60th Wedding Rose Bush. Our rose bushes stand the test of time, a symbol of the anniversary being celebrated. It will suit a garden of any size and the lightly fragranced blooms will bring joy years after year.
Check out the other anniversary gifts on our website for an eco-friendly, long-lasting take on the usual traditional gifts.