Traditional Anniversary Presents for Your Parents

Parents are two of the dearest people in our hearts and yet finding the perfect modern or traditional anniversary presents can be so stressful! Do not fret for we have prepared a list of traditional anniversary gifts for their 20th to 50th wedding anniversaries that you can’t go wrong with.

20th – China
Usually, an antique china dinnerware set is the perfect gift for this occasion. However, if your mom already has a beautiful set, you may want to find a pretty china spoonrest that matches the design of her china plates. Or you can find picture frames in fine china with love quotations painted on them. You can place a beautiful picture of your parents together in the frame.

25th – Silver
The 25th anniversary is a milestone wedding anniversary. Therefore, the 25th wedding anniversary presents to parents must be extra special. A thoughtful gift could be a personalized silver plate wherein you can engrave the names of your parents, their wedding date and a romantic quotation that describes the kind of love and relationship that they share. You also can’t go wrong with silver jewelry, a classic his and hers bracelet or wristwatch for each of them.

30th – Pearl
Pearls are the traditional anniversary presents for 30th wedding anniversaries. As your parents celebrate their 30th anniversary, you could choose to give them a beautiful Mother of Pearl bowl, figurine, or vase. Even better, if you can find a specialty store that sells capiz wind chimes, this would surely add more beauty to your parents’ already lovely home.

35th – Coral
Since coral is the customary theme for the 35th wedding anniversaries, here are some traditional anniversary gift list suggestions. If your parents like reading and cherish their book collection, you can give them a coral bookend set. You may also opt to buy them a beautiful figurine or chess set made out of coral stone. If your mom is into colorful jewelry, you can buy her a beautiful coral necklace, chances are she won’t have that in her jewelry collection already since coral isn’t really very common. And for your dad, you can buy him coral cufflinks. The playful color will surely standout from his collection of neutral colored shirts.

40th – Ruby
The 40th wedding anniversary has the ruby gemstone associated to it. A lovely vase or paperweight in a ruby red shade would be classic option. On the other hand, you may also give them a set of monogrammed towels or pillowcases with their initials in red. Observing the red scheme will show you are thoughtful in celebrating the event.

45th – Sapphire
Sapphire jewelry is the traditional gift being given on a 45th wedding anniversary, as the beautiful blue of the sapphire is attractive on most people. Thus, you can hardly go wrong. However, if you don’t want to give another piece of jewelry again but want to stick to the theme, you may want to check out sapphire toned stained glass arts or even deep blue candles. These would be very nice decorative pieces for your parents’ living room.

50th – Gold
This certainly is the most celebrated among wedding anniversaries. Loving the same person for half a century is beyond doubt, a testament of true love. Gold is the appropriate gift for this moment as not only is gold beautiful but it is also strong and resistant to corrosion. A very thoughtful present to give to your parents is a personalized golden anniversary book, which showcases a collection of their most memorable pictures, quotations, poems, love letters, love songs, movies and other memorabilia. Of course, it would be much nicer if it was elegantly designed and wrapped in gold.