See below for some great ideas for gifts following the themes for a 18th wedding anniversary. Remember, there are no definite rules – look at all the options and be creative! If you think your partner will love something different, just go for it. We offer no quibble exchange, voucher or refund for absolute peace of mind.
Finely crafted, elegant and fragile are words to describe porcelain. Such properties also signify the precious rarity of a union that has lasted 18 years. You’ve worked and crafted and created something beautiful. And yet all relationships need constant care not to slip through your fingers and break. So porcelain is the perfect gift for those who value detail and delicacy.
A dinner service of fine china for endless celebratory meals
China housewares or tableware
A porcelain figurine
Porcelain vases, jugs , bowls etc.
Delftware – or a visit to the Royal Delft factory and museum in the Netherlands
His’n’hers lessons on a pottery wheel
A culinary visit to the best Chinatown restaurant near you
‘Cat’s eye’ (in French "œil de chat") is the popular name for cymophane. This variety of stone exhibits pleasing chatoyancy, or optical reflectance, that clearly resembles the eye of a cat. When cut to produce a cabochon, the mineral forms a light-green specimen with a silky band of light extending across the surface of the stone.The internal structure of precious opal diffracts light, resulting in a gorgeous iridescence. Opals can be transparent, translucent or opaque, and the background colour can be white, black or nearly any part of the colour spectrum. In the Middle Ages, opal was thought to deliver great luck because it possessed all the virtues of each gemstone whose colour appeared in the spectrum of the opal.
Any jewellery featuring cat’s eye, aquamarine, or opal: bracelets, bangles, cuffs, necklaces, pendants, earrings, rings.
There’s no suggested bloom for this anniversary so go to the florist or flower stall and choose something to go with your gift that you know your wife will like. No matter the protests at the extravagance, every woman we know ( we're among theme) love getting flowers. It makes the day special. They can just be a bouquet of the same flowers - very trendy and elegant.