Wedding anniversaries should be a celebrated occasion every year, regardless of how long you’ve been married. But those milestones are the ones that are the most treasured, the ones that you reach together. Reaching those important years together should be celebrated whether it’s just the two of you, or with friends and family.
Marriage isn’t just about love and happiness. It’s also about forming a strong partnership, working together as a team to get through the good times and the bad. It’s about creating a new life together, making those priceless and treasured memories.
Silver, gold and sapphire are the three special anniversaries for a married couple. It celebrates not only a milestone in their life but also gives them time to reflect over the many years they have spent together, which is why finding the perfect keepsake gift to celebrate is critical.
Silver Wedding Anniversary
Silver wedding anniversary marks 25 years of marriage. It’s a unique moment that should be celebrated, creating more jubilant memories together. We’ve put together some silver wedding anniversary gift ideas to help you find the perfect present for your partner, parent or loved one.
- Cufflinks & Jewellery
Treat your husband or father to a pair of new, stylish, silver cufflinks. It’s the perfect keepsake present and one that he’ll be sure to wear with pride, especially on his son or daughter’s wedding day.
Likewise, with a piece of silver jewellery, you can turn it into something more charming and special by making it personal with a bespoke engraving. Most jewellers will offer to engrave – you could include the wedding date, his and hers initials or a small, personal message.
- Home Fragrance
Home fragrance is available in all shapes, sizes and colours. We have a delightful and luxurious Catherine Lansfield for Portmeirion Studio Glamour Silver Sequin wax candle available. If the happy couple loves the smell of summer and fresh linen, then this silver wax candle from the Catherine Lansfield collection is a must buy. It truly does make the most wonderful gift.
Sapphire Wedding Anniversary
The 45th wedding anniversary is considered to be one of the more special milestones. The sapphire anniversary typically marks the period whereby most of the married couple’s lives have been in marriage.
Sapphire is part of the beautiful stone collection which includes rubies and diamonds. The sapphire stone is unique and stunning. Boasting a deep blue colour, the sapphire stone represents joy and prosperity. Some people believe that sapphire achieves dreams, which is why this anniversary occasion shouldn’t be ignored.
If you’re searching for a gift idea that isn’t jewellery related, here are a few ideas to inspire you.
If the happy couple is known for having piles of paperwork around the home and pieces tend to get misplaced, a commemorative paperweight is an ideal gift. They’re a great way to keep a workspace tidy and looking stylish.
Buy a royal or deep blue paperweight and get it engraved to make it more meaningful. It’s a great gift that can be used every day and kept on display.
Although sapphire is specific in colour, opting for a gift with a blue design still makes a thoughtful gift to mark 45 years of marriage.
Here at Portmeirion, we have an elegant gift idea from the Sara Miller London collection. Presented in a stylish deep blue box, is the 22-carat gold stainless steel teaspoons. This particular collection of teaspoons also features stunning porcelain handles with a unique Chelsea design print. It’s a desirable gift for anyone celebrating their 45 year wedding anniversary.
Golden Wedding Anniversary
The golden wedding anniversary is probably the most significant milestone event, highlighting 50 years of marriage. Keeping it themed and traditional, typical anniversary presents will be gold, but your gift options are limitless.
Traditional gifts can include jewellery such as an eternity ring, but if you’re looking for something more unique, here are some ideas to help you along the way.
- Golden Roses
Golden roses are exquisite. More commonly known as Golden Celebration, this particular flower is part of the English shrub rose family. The Golden Celebration gracefully shares a gorgeous fragrance scent around the home and garden.
The flower alone makes the perfect 50th-anniversary gift but consider pairing with an elegant vase such as this Botanic Garden crystal vase for an extra touch.
This vase from the Botanic Garden collection will complement the Golden Celebration flower and make it the centre point of the room. Crystal vases are a great way to exhibit vibrant flowers in the home, and when empty, these vases make a splendid home accessory.
- Golden Themed Memory Box
If you’re looking for something truly special, then create your own golden themed memory box and fill it with photos from the past 50 years. In addition to photos, include old, yet memorable newspaper articles from the last 5 decades. If you can, find a local newspaper dated the year the couple got married.
Find some old movie or excursion tickets, or other keepsakes from holidays such as leaflets, posters maps and restaurant cards.
Whether you’re buying for your parents, grandparents or partner, finding old bits and pieces collected over the last 50 years are great for putting in a memory box. The items will be kept safe and treasured for the next 50 years. It’s the perfect way to reflect on happy memories, whilst making new ones.
Alternative Anniversary Gift Ideas
You can also keep milestone wedding anniversary gifts simple, yet thoughtful.
Spending quality time together is important. If you’ve found it difficult to find time to spend together, your wedding anniversary is the perfect way to shut yourself off from others.
Perhaps there’s a restaurant you’ve both always wanted to try, or book a table at your favourite restaurant to mark the occasion. You could cook a surprise romantic meal, so you can indulge in your favourite foods over a luxury bottle of something special. Cooking a meal at home is a great way to keep your anniversary milestone themed with traditional colours.
- Photo Collage
Why not venture in your creative side and make something exclusive to your wedded partner or for the special couple.
Buy a stunning anniversary themed frame and fill it with photos from the past 25, 45 or 50 years of marriage. A lot will have happened over this time period, most of which will be joyful memories to treasure. Photos can include new additions to the family, special occasions such as weddings, holiday photos and fun snaps from parties or holidays.
Wedding anniversaries are a great way to show someone how happy your years of marriage have been together, as well as reflect on memories. Each year of marriage marks a new year together and should be celebrated.