It's that time of year again! As the days become more temperate, love birds start to tie the knot across the globe. Throughout history, May and June have been the most popular months for weddings and the time of year we congratulate all the couples we know for the success of their unions.

Whether you are giving a present to your newlywed friends or your own spouse, the idea of gifting on this major life event goes far back into antiquity.We can often credit this tradition for the cherished family heirlooms that have been passed down to us over generations. Learning about these age old customs bring us closer to our ancestors and the important moments in their lives. If you're inspired, you can search our collection of more than 160 million historical marriage records from around the globe.

Customary gifts for each anniversary year:

1st Anniversary

Gifts: Paper

2nd Anniversary

Gifts: Cotton

3rd Anniversary

Gift: Leather

4th Anniversary

Gift: Fruit or Flowers

5th Anniversary

Gifts: Wood

6th Anniversary

Gift: Candy or Iron

7th Anniversary

Gift: Wool or Copper

8th Anniversary

Gift: Bronze or Pottery

9th Anniversary

Gift: Pottery and Willow

10th Anniversary

Gift: Tin or Aluminum

15th Anniversary

Gift: Crystal

20th Anniversary

Gift: China

25th Anniversary

Gift: Silver

30th Anniversary

Gift: Pearls

35th Anniversary

Gift: Coral

40th Anniversary

Gift: Ruby

45th Anniversary

Gift: Sapphire

50th Anniversary

Gift: Gold

55th Anniversary

Gift: Emerald

60th Anniversary

Gift: Yellow Diamond

65th Anniversary

Gift: Star Sapphire, Gray

75th Anniversary

Gift: Large Diamonds and gold

80th Anniversary

Gift: Diamond and Pearls

100th Anniversary

Gift: 10K diamond