The longer a married couple stays together the
more cause for celebration. Any couple happily married for 40 or 50 years really
deserves not only a great party but great gifts. Every year a couple is married
the couple is honored with an appropriate gift to go along with the year. There
are traditional gifts to give or more contemporary versions. For example a 1st
year traditional anniversary gift is something made of paper or cotton. A modern
twist is plastic. For the 40th anniversary a traditional version is made with
ruby. A modern version is garnet. For the 50th anniversary, or golden
anniversary gold is the modern and traditional material. As a couple moves on in
years together, at the
25th year all gift ideas are a gem or precious metal. Anniversary gift
ideas are usually shared between spouses. If a friend or relative is celebrating
a 40th or 50th anniversary it is not necessary to give a gift of rubies or gold.
Any thoughtful gift will certainly be treasured.
anniversary ideas can center on a
theme of rubies, or a host could use red as a color theme. Other ideas for 40th
anniversaries are a bottle of red wine of a rare vintage or a gift basket with
red as a color scheme. Of course there are many flowers that bloom red that
would be lovely to give. A nice option that is personal is a red scrapbook
chronicling their years together. There are also specific flower anniversary
gifts that can be given to a spouse. For the 40th year the flower is Gladiolus.
For the 50th it is yellow roses or violets.
anniversaries can also center on the traditional gift given which is gold. With gold for a decorating
theme the possibilities are endless. Considerations for golden anniversary gifts
are gold jewelry, or gold watch. A gold colored scrap or photo book is a nice
idea, if there is no concern for budget a cruise package. When looking for
50th anniversary gifts keep in mind
the couple and their lifestyle. Many seniors try to de-clutter their lives at
this stage so getting big items might not be what they have wanted. A simple but
thoughtful golden anniversary idea is a gold plated frame; include a nice photo
of the couple too. Try to stay away from engraved etching of the date; it can
often look tacky.
anniversary gift a traditional version
is made with ruby. 50th anniversary gifts can also center on the traditional
gift given which is gold. A simple but thoughtful golden anniversary gift is a
gold plated frame; include a nice photo of the couple too.