See below for some great ideas for gifts following the themes for a 25th wedding anniversary. Remember, there are no definite rules – look at all the options and be creative!
A silver wedding anniversary! The one that everyone has heard of. Such a precious achievement definitely deserves a precious metal – and they don’t come more popular than silver. Just another 25 years to reach gold!
Easy peasy for gifts as there are a million uses for silver, it’s not eye-wateringly expensive, and it’s a suitably ‘manly’ metal for blokes! But there’s still scope to think outside the (jewellery) box…
Silver jewellery for her (bracelets, earrings, necklaces, rings, pendants)
Silver items for him (cuff links, letter opener, money clip, collar stiffeners, posh pen, hipflask, keyring, ring)
Silver picture frame for those celebratory snaps
Silverware (champagne bucket, cutlery, candle holders etc)
Silver paperweight / sculpture / antique fob watch
A silver jewellery-making course
A trip to the zoo to see a Silverback Gorilla (or maybe even a trek in the Democratic Republic of Congo)
Afternoon tea with silver service
Lily Gardner Silver
This is the first anniversary theme to be uniform across the Traditional and Modern versions. It won’t be the last as the length of the relationship increases – and so does the value of the celebratory material.So, gift-wise, please see above!
Any jewellery featuring emeralds: bracelets, bangles, cuffs, necklaces, pendants, earrings, rings.
The iris takes its name from the Greek word for a rainbow, which is also the name for the Greek goddess of the rainbow who is the messenger of Love. One of Vincent van Gogh’s paintings of irises sold for the equivalent of $118m in today’s money. Prints are available if you can’t quite stretch to that…
A bouquet or a pot of irises
Presents with a flower theme that embraces irises (e.g an art photo or print, fragrant candles, perfume or room fragrance)
Gifts with a floral motif (e.g handkerchiefs, napkins, underwear)