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Anniversary Calculator

By Maciej Kowalski, PhD candidate
Last updated: Apr 29, 2021

Welcome to Omni's wedding anniversary calculator, where we'll help you calculate how long you've been together and present a handy anniversary counter to keep track of that special day. Obviously, if you're not married, you can treat the tool as a relationship anniversary calculator. And for those approaching a round celebration, we'll even mention some traditional anniversary gifts depending on the year.

"When is my wedding anniversary?"

Sounds familiar? If you've asked yourself the question at least once, you've come to the right place. Obviously, we can't tell you the date you got married, but we can help you in other ways.

Knowing the anniversary date is one thing, but calculating which one it is and how much time you have left is another. If the celebration took place last year, it'd be difficult to make a mistake. However, once the number rises into the twenties and beyond, it may be easier to make sure if you need to order 27 or 28 red roses. After all, we don't want to irritate the spouse on such a special day, and no one's going to know you googled a tool to help you. Omni's wedding anniversary calculator ain't no snitch!

Our anniversary counter will tell you how much time you have left to figure out what to prepare for the occasion. Feel free to check and compare with the delivery time to see if you need to rush it, or you can wait for the Black Friday or Cyber Monday deals. And if you need suggestions, our relationship anniversary calculator can help with that too and present what tradition says.

Traditional anniversary gifts

Who knows you better than your spouse? With each passing year, you surely know each other's preferences best and know what they'd love to get for the anniversary. However, if you'd like to connect it with tradition, you can turn to the list below that mentions themes of anniversary gifts by year.

💡 The list of traditional anniversary gifts underneath is by no means compulsory. It comes from research by the Chicago Public Library, and you should treat it only as a set of non-binding ideas.
Traditional Modern
1st Paper Clocks
2nd Cotton China
3rd Leather Crystal, Glass
4th Linen (Silk) Appliances
5th Wood Silverware
6th Iron Wood objects
7th Wool (Copper) Desk sets
8th Bronze Linens, Lace
9th Pottery (China) Leather goods
10th Tin, Aluminum Diamond
11th Steel Fashion jewelry
12th Silk Pearls, Colored gems
13th Lace Textiles, Fur
14th Ivory* Gold jewelry
15th Crystal Watches
16th Silver holloware
17th Furniture
18th Porcelain
19th Bronze
20th China Platinum
21st Brass, Nickel
22nd Copper
23rd Silver plate
24th Musical instruments
25th Silver Sterling Silver
26th Original pictures
27th Sculpture
28th Orchids
29th New furniture
30th Pearl Diamond
31st Timepieces
32nd Conveyances
33rd Amethyst
34th Opal
35th Coral (Jade) Jade
36th Bone china
37th Alabaster
38th Beryl, Tourmaline
39th Lace
40th Ruby Ruby
41st Land
42nd Improved real estate
43rd Travel
44th Groceries
45th Sapphire Sapphire
46th Original poetry tribute
47th Books
48th Optical goods
49th Luxuries, any kind
50th Gold Gold
55th Emerald Emerald
60th Diamond Diamond
75th Diamonds, diamond-like objects, gold
80th Diamond, Pearl
85th Diamond, Sapphire
90th Diamond, Emerald
95th Diamond, Ruby
100th 10-carat diamonds

*We discourage buying genuine ivory due to the ongoing elephant poaching.

Note how for some years, tradition agrees with modernity (e.g., the 40th anniversary), for some, it has no suggestion while modernity does (e.g., the 33rd anniversary), and for some, both approaches fail (e.g., the 70th anniversary). Obviously, you can still find ideas for the missing years on other websites. We decided to base it all on the reliability of the library's Information Center.

Again, let us stress that you shouldn't feel obliged to buy, say, diamond earrings for the 10th anniversary. If you gain some ideas from the above list of anniversary gifts by year, then all the better. However, in the end, it's you who knows best what would fit. As they say, love conquers all.

Example of using the wedding anniversary calculator

We've prepared a short step-by-step instruction on how to use Omni's relationship anniversary calculator. The tool has only one field where you input the date and one where you choose the output's format.

  1. Ask yourself, "When is my wedding anniversary?"
  2. Input the date under "Anniversary date":
    • Click on the variable field to see a calendar;
    • Select the year from the scroll-down list;
    • Choose the month with the left and right arrows; and
    • Select the day of the month.
  3. (Optional) Adjust the time units you'd like to see in the result.
  4. (Optional) Go into the advanced mode to select the exact time you got married.
  5. Enjoy the result displayed underneath and consider the traditional anniversary gifts suggested.

Feel free to play around with the tool to see all its functionalities. For instance, you may want to see how many seconds you've spent together. Make sure to cherish each and every one of them!

FAQ

How long have I been married?

To calculate how long you've been married, you need to:

  1. Recall the date of the wedding.
  2. Subtract the year of the wedding from the current one.
  3. If the month and day come later than today's, subtract 1.
  4. Repeat steps 2-3 for months.
  5. Repeat steps 2-3 for days.
  6. Combine the results from steps 3-5.
  7. Enjoy knowing how long you've been married.

What is the 5-year anniversary gift?

Traditionally, the 5-year anniversary gift is focused around wood, which symbolizes the strength and durability of the relationship. You can consider buying some wooden figurines or tools that you know your spouse would like.

Contemporarily, the 5-year anniversary gift is said to be silverware, which refers to all the meals you've shared.

What is the 15-year anniversary gift?

Traditionally, the 15-year anniversary gift is focused around crystal, which symbolizes the clarity and sparkle of the relationship. Raise a glass to fifteen years together!

Contemporarily, the 15-year anniversary gift is said to be a watch, which refers to the time you spent and will spend together.

How many years have I been married?

To calculate how many years you've been married, you need to:

  1. Recall the date of the wedding.
  2. Subtract the year of the wedding from the current one.
  3. If the month and day come later than today's, subtract 1.
  4. Enjoy knowing how many years you've been married.

How many days have I been married?

To calculate how many days you've been married, you need to:

  1. Recall the date of the wedding.
  2. Subtract the year of the wedding from the current one.
  3. If the month and day come later than today's, subtract 1.
  4. Repeat steps 2-3 for months and then for days.
  5. Combine the results from steps 3-5.
  6. Change the years into days (remember about leap ones).
  7. Change the months into days (check how many days each has).
  8. Add up the numbers in steps 3, 7, and 8, and enjoy knowing how many days you've been married.
Maciej Kowalski, PhD candidate
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