Anniversary Gifts (U.S.)

Try to name the gifts traditionally given for anniversaries in the United States.
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Last updated: May 1, 2022
First submittedFebruary 14, 2013
Times taken38,505
Average score45.8%
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Anniversary
Gift
1
Paper
2
Cotton
3
Leather
4
Fruit and flowers
5
Wood
6
Iron
7
Wool, copper
8
Bronze
9
Pottery
Anniversary
Gift
10
Tin, aluminum
11
Steel
12
Silk
13
Lace
14
Ivory
15
Crystal
20
Porcelain
25
Silver
Anniversary
Gift
30
Pearl
35
Coral
40
Ruby
45
Sapphire
50
Gold
55
Emerald
60
Diamond
75
Diamond
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Level 29
Aug 31, 2011
Maybe this isn't as prevelant in the USA as it is in the UK if people aren't aware of it? It's a big thing over here, in fact my grandparents just celebrated their Diamond anniversary (60th) this month. The smaller anniversaries aren't so well known but I've always known the big ones referred to as Silver, Gold, Ruby, Diamond etc. anniversaries, and everyone knew what I meant when I said I was going to a Diamond anniversary party.
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Level 68
Jun 1, 2022
At the Diamond Anniversary party, did the couple exchange diamonds? If not, the point stands.
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Level 69
Dec 4, 2012
I'm sure I've heard of a uranium anniversary...
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Level 20
Jan 15, 2013
Yeah and they didn't accept lip gloss or spatula either!!!!
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Level 75
Oct 3, 2013
or hoover...
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Level 47
Aug 15, 2017
What about toaster?
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Level 45
Mar 30, 2018
That's when the relationship is decaying
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Level 73
Mar 22, 2019
*slow clap*
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Level 51
Feb 14, 2013
My incorrect guesses:

Plastic

Meat

Rope

Aluminum

Mercury

Rubber

Animals

Cheese

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Level 20
Feb 20, 2013
would have guessed anything: i'm not even 15!
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Level 23
Feb 14, 2015
23/25 I am 12 and I don't live in USA
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Level 76
May 29, 2013
Aaaahhh...the blessed meat anniversary.
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Level 68
Apr 21, 2016
The tastiest of all the anniversaries.
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Level 49
Jun 2, 2022
I don't know man, that cheese anniversary is what I'm looking forward to
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Level 81
May 9, 2014
I went with Plastic and Meat as well. Kinda bummed that Silk is included as Linen/Silk and then once more on its own. Didn't even think of repeating it!

Now.. rope anniversary is something that sounds interesting...

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Level 29
Feb 14, 2013
I don't know...bubble wrap and Styrofoam seem pretty damn romantic to me.
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Level 51
Oct 1, 2014
Duct tape?
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Level 20
Feb 20, 2013
I only guessed the basics: Paper, silver, gold, and wood. I'm 12!
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Level 44
Apr 27, 2013
"Leather" anniversary is just begging for a crude joke in here...
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Level 76
May 29, 2013
Ever wonder why leather is year 3? After a few years, things in the bedroom start to fizzle a bit...leather gives it a boost for a few years.
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Level 77
Aug 29, 2014
Speak for yourself. I've been married 40 years and the sizzle is still there.
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Level 36
Apr 23, 2014
I don't understand any of this... Maybe because I'm only 12
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Level 20
Apr 28, 2014
man im 18 and dont get it no girl wants to wait 60 years for diamond
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Level 71
Oct 12, 2016
Start saving up kiddo!
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Level 47
Aug 15, 2017
You got that right
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Level 40
Jun 1, 2022
I'm eleven and I just know them.
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Level 77
Aug 29, 2014
I enjoyed this quiz, but there is a modernized list, too, which includes things such as clocks, furs, appliances, jewelry, etc. Also, since ivory is no longer ethical to buy, year 14 is often seen as "animals". So KellyGeoGirl, can you wait 14 years for your puppy?
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Level 44
Sep 11, 2014
As if the pet industry were ethical. And furs? Holy Hypocrites, Batman. There is plenty of antique ivory out there. And there is hippo and walrus ivory as well. Those animals aren't threatened.
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Level 77
Feb 14, 2015
I was thinking of elephant ivory, but I wouldn't know the difference among all the types so I'll stick with animals on anniversary 14. I'm a farm girl, so for me a nice gift would have been a young heifer or gilt.
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Level 76
Aug 4, 2017
Apples and oranges. The pet industry may have its shortcomings, but it's miles away from the savagery and cruelty of the ivory traders. And by the way, sadly both hippos and walruses are endangered species too.

Giving ivory as a present is not a sign of love. Is a sign of idiocy.

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Level 72
Oct 1, 2018
Who says you have to buy from the "pet industry"? Plenty of shelter animals who need adopting.
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Level 87
Apr 20, 2019
How about human teeth?
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Level 69
Feb 14, 2015
Paper and cotton... going back to the Dark Ages, are we?
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Level 77
Feb 14, 2015
I'd be happy with 600-count Egyptian cotton sheets, or movie tickets for paper. Those sound pretty modern to me.
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Level 73
Mar 22, 2019
Funnily enough, paper was scarce and expensive in the Middle Ages.
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Level 56
Feb 14, 2015
I was always told that the 4th year was fruit or flowers.
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Level 35
Feb 14, 2015
I have literally no idea what this quiz is about. 0/25.
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Level 71
Feb 15, 2016
Don't get married.
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Level 56
Jun 1, 2022
This is good advice. nothing to do with this quiz, its just good advice full stop!
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Level 54
Jun 3, 2022
I only got fruit and flowers!
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Level 34
Feb 16, 2015
This quiz has some of the funniest comments I've ever seen on Jetpunk. Well done.
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Level 54
Apr 1, 2015
For 70 years it would be platinum.
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Level 65
Jun 1, 2022
Yes, platinum is missing for 70 years. I write this on the occasion of Queen Elizabeth II's platinum jubilee.
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Level 11
Mar 26, 2016
Wrong. All the answers should be "love".
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Level 67
Jun 1, 2022
Or chocolate
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Level 23
Mar 27, 2016
Guessing random gemstones...
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Level 71
Oct 12, 2016
I have this vision of Film Stars and Sports Stars with piles of Paper, Cotton and Leather goods.
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Level 63
Dec 19, 2016
The longest known marriage was supposedly 90 years and 9 months until the husband died at the age of 111 this September. That would be granite. And where I live marble.
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Level 37
Jan 31, 2017
Bless them!
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Level 76
Aug 4, 2017
I'm saddened by the inclusion of ivory on the list. Who can be so deranged as to give an ivory item as a present? Completely sick.
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Level 68
Aug 4, 2017
Firstly, this list was clearly created some time ago - according to wiki, in Medieval Germany. At that time, one might postulate that the awareness and animal rights activism wasn't a 'thing'. Secondly, shame on you for being a keyboard warrior on Ivory, but being totally fine with Leather, Silk, Pearl and Coral. 'Completely sick'.
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Level 84
Aug 4, 2017
I once got a mammoth ivory wine key for a friend. It was beautiful, and I assume the mammoth was already dead before they took the ivory from it. Unfortunately it was stolen in the mail.
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Level 67
Jun 1, 2022
Maybe the gift could be a visit to the zoo or safari park to see the elephants.
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Level 82
Aug 4, 2017
My divorce was finalized within days of my 14th anniversary. Does that count as a "paper" gift?
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Level 49
Jun 2, 2022
Ouch, that stings. Sorry to hear about that
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Level 61
Aug 4, 2017
I did pretty ok: 14! But after a bit I started getting desperate and trying things like cheese and wax...
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Level 60
Aug 5, 2017
love you hon, here ´s a pack of cotton :-)
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Level 67
Jun 1, 2022
Egyptian cotton sheets are pretty nice
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Level 65
Aug 5, 2017
I guessed some and got two points. but I think the Silver (25) and Golden (50) anniversaries are well known in the USA. (Four years until our 50th and I like gold!)
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Level 83
Oct 17, 2017
So is beer okay for Year 16?
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Level 78
Sep 18, 2018
Dude, beer is good for any year. That's how I got into this rodeo in the first place.
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Level 38
Mar 14, 2018
Make a quiz with the actual gifts, not the materials. Thanks bestie!!!
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Level 38
Mar 14, 2018
Also, why wasn't maternity clothes on here? We all know they're gonna have kids...
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Level 23
Mar 22, 2019
Wtf kind of quiz is this? Ridiculous.
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Level 84
Mar 22, 2019
Shouldn't you be chasing young people off your lawn?
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Level 46
Apr 20, 2019
Oh, wait, they're actually gifts ? I always thought it was just naming it, like comparing the marriage to a certain type of stuff. Do people really gift each other metals and wood ?
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Level 84
Apr 20, 2019
Only if they're really classy.
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Level 65
Nov 10, 2019
Can you accept clay for pottery? Every other answer is the gift's material
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Level 65
Jun 1, 2022
Tried clay again :-(
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Level 37
Aug 1, 2020
I'm glad I'm not an American! My birthday is 18 days from now, and I would never want to receive steel as a gift HAHAHAHA
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Level 45
Nov 29, 2020
You guys know this isn't a modern concept. It dates back to generations ago and isn't usually taken literally nowadays apart from maybe ruby gold and silver
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Level 67
Jan 12, 2021
In case she got the seven year itch, I got my wife a back scratcher for our seventh anniversary. I also made sure it was made of copper though
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Level 84
May 1, 2022
"You scored 24/24 = 100%

0% of test takers also scored 100%"

How's this been up for over a decade and no one has got perfect until me??

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Level 82
May 1, 2022
my marriage didn't last long enough to make this list relevant
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Level 67
Jun 1, 2022
My parents went on a holiday to Australia's Great Barrier Reef for their coral wedding anniversary. I thought that was awesome.
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Level 45
Jun 1, 2022
I am surprised that silk isn't on the list
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Level 67
Jun 1, 2022
It's there in year 12
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Level 22
Jun 1, 2022
mr quizmaster, you put gold twice
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Level 49
Jun 2, 2022
My family growing up used to have this list on an ancient looking picture thing on the wall, shame I couldn't remember very many even with that being there growing up
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Level 68
Jun 3, 2022
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