A Guide to Anniversary Gifting

Finding the perfect gift for your loved one can be a difficult task at any time. However, when it comes to selecting something to commemorate your anniversary, it becomes even more critical. If you’re entering a milestone year of your anniversary, pulling out all the stops to secure something your other half will love should be at the top of your list of priorities. Finding that special anniversary gift for him, or anniversary gift for her, will show that you care, and is the ideal little extra to top off what is sure to be an exceptional day.

When you’ve been together for a substantial amount of time, marking the occasion with a gift specially made to celebrate the number of years you’ve been together, is a beautiful way to pay homage to your relationship. Take a look at the guide below for some fantastic examples of what to get your partner-in-crime on your next anniversary!

25th Anniversary – Silver

After being together for 25 years, a timeless gift in silver is the perfect gift to give to the special person in your life. Silver is easily available and there are a number of silver pieces that would work well for this occasion. It is more than likely that your other half already has a few pieces in their collection, so take a look in their jewellery box to see the style they like. A precious antique brooch, statement silver necklace or a pair of vintage cufflinks are a great option. Selecting an antique piece shows that it has withstood the test of time and continues to shine on, much like your relationship.

30th Anniversary – Pearl

Pearls are an opulent material that oozes luxury. Timeless and classic, they are a romantic option which adds a touch of elegance to any look. One of the reasons that pearls make the perfect present is due to their uniqueness; no two pearls are the same, so you’ll know that your gift is indeed one of a kind. If you’re wondering how to mark your 30th anniversary with a pearl-inspired gift, look at innovative jewellery designs where they have been incorporated, such as in necklaces or cufflinks.

35th Anniversary – Coral

Another anniversary inspired by the sea, your 35th anniversary is traditionally marked with a gift containing coral. Over the years, coral has said to have healing powers, as well as the ability to protect from danger and illness. With this in mind, coral is protected so why not go for a coral coloured alternative just as a bracelet with coral coloured beads or the modern alternative is jade which is more environmentally friendly.

40th Anniversary – Ruby

The vibrant, red hues of the ruby stone have long been associated with feelings of love and passion. That is why, on your 40th anniversary, you can say it with love with a ruby gift. In addition to the deep red, evoking feelings of passion, the ruby has many other suggested abilities which make it the ideal present to give your loved one. Harmony, balance and success are all said to be traits of the ruby, and with a score of 9 on the Mohs hardness scale, you can wear a ruby ring knowing it's a hard stone and won't damage easily.

45th Anniversary – Sapphire

When you've reached your 45th wedding anniversary, it’s safe to say that you’ll need an extraordinary gift to show yo
ur partner how much you care. Luckily, this year is marked by the sapphire, which symbolises loyalty. Typically available in the colour blue, the gemstone can come in a myriad of other shades, meaning that you’ll definitely be able to find what you’re looking for.

50th Anniversary – Gold

Your golden anniversary is an incredible milestone, so why not celebrate 50 years of your relationship with an intricate piece of gold jewellery.  The precious metal is widely available in a variety of different jewellery styles, so finding something that fits your partner’s personality should be an easy task. Symbolic of strength, gold can reflect your relationship, making it a sentimental gift with lots of meaning behind it. You could always replace your wedding rings with new one or a gold eternity ring also makes a lovely gift.

55th Anniversary – Emerald

The glistening green of an emerald stone is one of the most mesmerising of all! Otherwise known as the “Stone of Successful Love”, it has connections with both Venus, the Goddess of Love, and the heart chakra, associating it with feelings of calm and vitality. After 55 years together, it is the ideal option as it is also said to embody unity and compassion – as well as freshness, which is important after 55 years together! As a rare stone, you’ll have to keep your eyes peeled for the perfect gift. Why not look for an antique piece in your favourite jeweller?

60th Anniversary – Diamond

After 60 years together, the love that you’ll have for one another is eternal. Fortunately, the diamond is the perfect way to show love. The word diamond originates from the word Adamus, which in Greek translates to unconquerable, much like your marriage after 60 years.

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  1. So many lovely anniversary gift ideas. I wonder whether there is a special gift for 15 years? Otherwise I might ask hubby to get me the gorgeous sapphire bracelet!

  2. wow these are all such gorgeous gift ideas - I love the 30th and 40th especially! have a while to go yet

  3. First of all, I hope I make it through all of these anniversaries with my other half - but secondly, if we do, I can only dream of getting something as gorgeous as these!