Ideas for celebrations & what anniversary gifts to buy
11th Year Anniversary
Each wedding anniversary that passes brings you something different, something more unique than last year, and something to look foward to. The 11th year anniversary is based around the traditional gift of steel for this many years of marriage, which can incorporate many options when you’re looking for an 11th wedding anniversary gift, or the more modern approach to this year’s gifts is pearl or fashion jewelry. As you will already know, there are gemstones and flowers that are connected to each year of marriage, and for the 11thyear, it’s hematite and turquoise, and morning glory flowers.Think of the 11th year anniversary as the next chapter in your second decade of being married. It’s well-past the 10th year and it could be a new beginning and a time to think back over the years. As steel is the traditional gift for the 11th wedding anniversary, it could be jewelry or an appliance that you’ve always wanted for your home. The gift could be a joint effort or something that your other half has always longed-for. Steel also gives you a variety of options to choose from, and the more unique the better!
If you prefer more modern touches when it comes to buying wedding anniversary gifts, then pearl jewelry can be a luxurious and romantic gift to give your wife. There are many different kinds styles available, not just the creamy-white ones, there are yellow, orange ones and even black ones which are Tahitian. They make fantastic necklaces, jewels for rings or pins. As pearls are generally worn as a sign of importance and wealth, your wife will be over the moon with her new pearls and feel so loved and important.
As for flowers for the 11th wedding anniversary gift ideas, morning glories are ideal. The colorful petals are graceful and glamorous, as well as giving off that fresh scent that only morning glories can do. Whether you sprinkle the petals around the home or have a bouquet including the flowers, it’s certainly going to make her feel special.
The gemstones that are connected to the 11th year wedding anniversary are hematite and turquoise. The latter has that bright blue-green color and looks fantastic in jewelry or sculptures. Hematite is maybe less known but it too has been used for jewelry and artwork for hundreds of years, particularly in Victorian Europe. As you can see, for your special 11th year anniversary, there are many different gifts you could choose from. It simply depends on your tastes and your loved-one’s tastes, and all will show just how much you love each other.
The 11 year Anniversary Facts and Figures
On the 11th anniversary of your marriage you would have been married for 4,015 days or 96,360 hours or 5,781,600 minutes which is over 346 million seconds!
During this time you would have shared, on average, over 30,100 hours of snuggle time (sleeping!) or about 3 years, 5 months; assuming you don’t work together you’ve been apart for over 23,258 hours which is about 2 years, 8 months. You would have by now shared about 8,800 meals together which equates to approximately 6 months, 30 days of continuous eating!
Buying gifts for your partner can be tricky but thankfully there are traditions of buying wedding anniversary gifts. From the traditional steel gifts to the more modern pearl jewelry, and adding in some fresh colors of the petal of morning glory, you can really mark the special occasion with somet fantastic presents. If gemstones are preferred, turquoise or hematite are perfect for remembering your special day and make for an ideal 11th wedding anniversary gift.