Anniversary Calculator

Created by Maciej Kowalski, PhD candidate
Reviewed by Steven Wooding
Last updated: Mar 10, 2022

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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