When it comes to anniversaries especially Wedding Anniversary gifts I always seem to run out of ideas. I decided to share my take on this gifting with my list of Traditional vs Modern Wedding Anniversary gifts ideas (that I will forward to my hubby as well, even though our anniversary is only at the start of July.)
And now for some Modern Wedding gift ideas from some local South African suppliers
1 year: Paper
Get a custom wall location art piece custom designed by Metacraft. This is a lovilee piece of wall art to remember your wedding location or other significant milestone that happened in your relationship or marriage.
The alternative? Decorate your bedroom with a lovilee and bold new designer wallpaper from Clinton Friedman. I am head over heels with this Black and white curiosities wallpaper in their online decor store.
2 years: Cotton
This one has to be one of my favourites… Celebrate your second wedding anniversary with some really pretty cotton bedding or cotton pillow cases from Sixth floor on Superbalist.com!
The alternative is to get some his and hers Cotton Turkish Towels. If you have not yet read my review on these you can do so in this link.
3 years: Leather
Eeek! favourite number TWO! Anything leather from Ilundi will do. Their ranbow colored totes to choose from, or just a handbag. This will literally last you a lifetime and it a lovilee keepsake.
You can also opt for a beautiful cow hide rug from Weylandts. They literally have the most beautiful and unique cow hides available in South Africa.
4 years: Fruit & Flowers or Linen & Silk
A green wall installation by Distinctive Designs or any of their quality silk flowers is a great option that will stand the test of time. They installed a pretty awesome green wall at my home as well as a hedge that leave my guests impressed.
You’d be surprised how far a simple bunch of flowers can go to say that you love someone. Make your own or buy some.
5 years: Wood
I had to think a bit about this one… But a new and updated bed or bedroom pedestals just make sense. It is something that you can live with your whole life. I am head over heels with the new poster beds from Weylandts so that can definitely be on the list!
Or a unsealed Oak love seat to spend some time together from Knus.co.
6 years: Iron / Candy
What a weird combination… My first pick would be something from Pedersen Lennard. Maybe a new dining room table?
What Candy is sweeter than Honey?! Get some Simply Honey from Simply Granola!
7 years: Wool / Copper
A local, custom, handmade rug by the lovilee Jonette Schoeman from Greyroom. I had one made for my guest room and it is prettiness overload! Similar to the one below.
8 years: Bronze
Rialheim has a huge (and pretty) collection of ceramic bronze objects. Pop over to their store or supplier to get some bronze pretties for your home.
9 years: Pottery
Anything from Klomp Ceramics please!
10 years: Tin / Aluminum
I would definitely add a PS cabinet from IKEA, available locally through myflatpack.co.za in red or white. I have one in our entrance hall and fall in love with it more and more everyday.
Another idea is to get a savings tin and to start saving for your next overseas trip!
Do you and your other half follow the traditional gift ideas or how do you celebrate each milestone?! I’d love to hear your comments below!
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