Wedding anniversaries are celebrated all over the world and each year is special in its own right. Achieving fifty years of wedded bliss is amazing, a golden wedding anniversary is a very worthy occasion to celebrate indeed. For each anniversary there are different items that represent the various stages of marriage. Fifty year anniversaries are celebrated with gold, as traditionally the husband would give his wife a gold piece of jewellery to mark the occasion.
Buying a gift for a couple or for your spouse for a golden wedding anniversary can be a bit tricky. After fifty years there’s probably very little in the way of physical gifts that they don’t already own.
I’ve come up with some ideas for some unique gifts and experiences you could give to someone to mark this special milestone.
The traditional gift for a 50th wedding anniversary is gold so it makes sense that you might want to include something based around this. A piece of personalised jewellery or a watch is the obvious choice when buying for your spouse. For a couple gold bars from Golden Eagle Coin make a lovely unique gift.
Another idea for a couple is a photo of their wedding day inside a gold-edged frame or a gold carriage clock engraved with their wedding date. Thinking outside the box, what about a holiday or short break to somewhere with ‘gold’ in the title., like Australia’s Gold Coast or Dubai which is known as the city of gold.
A Golden Experience
An experience is a fun and creative way of giving a gift that can be shared. Even with half a centuries worth memories there is always room to make some more.
There are so many experiences to choose from but my favourites are a Champagne Afternoon Tea for Two or a Classic Steam Train Ride. For the more adventurous you could treat them to a Tandem Bungee Jump or an Indoor Sky Diving .
Keep It Personal
If you do want to give a physical gift then there are lots of unique ways you can do this. Gone are the days when personalisation meant engraving something with a name or date of birth. There are lots of fun gifts available like maps with the location of your first date or wedding day, a gold disc of your special song, or a photo book of your memories together.
You could also put together a hamper containing all their favourite things is also a nice idea. Ask them about their first date or their proposal and then try to include some items that will help them recreate that special moment.
Party Time !
Not technically a gift but what about throwing an anniversary party with a twist. You could invite everyone to come dressed from the year that the happy couple got married. With a little research you could even theme the party food to that era too.
Would the couple like to re-enact their special day ? you could organise a mock ceremony and get some of the guests to read poems or a speech about love and marriage.
Disclosure: This is a collaborative post.