Whether you’re choosing anniversary gifts for your spouse, or for someone close to you, finding the perfect and appropriate present can sometime feel a little daunting.
Especially for couples who have reached those BIG milestones. Do they need anything? What do you buy for the people who seem to have everything?
The best anniversary gifts are those that are both personal, and meaningful.
We’ve put together some ideas for the perfect anniversary gifts for those moments that deserve something a little bit more special than the rest.
When a couple have reached 50 years of wedded bliss, they deserve a fuss. It’s been a tough year, where the milestone occasions have had to go un-celebrated and have been marked in a more subdued way than was planned. They deserve the best of anniversary gifts.
Whether it’s your parents, or close friends, this personalised map location heart print is a thoughtful way to capture the memories of their life together. And after so many years, they are sure to have racked up a whole host of experiences. This artwork can help preserve those memories in a beautiful and thoughtful gift.
Made using real vintage maps, each heart can be personally selected by you for any location, anywhere in the world. Where they met? Their favourite holiday destination? The location of their first home, where their children live, or perhaps where they were married? There are so many occasions throughout a 50 year marriage to choose from.
While 50 years is quite the achievement, it is still remarkable and heart warming to see couples celebrating the other milestone achievements. At Bombus we have a whole range of appropriate cards for the 30th, 40th, 45th, 50th, and even 60th wedding anniversaries.
People also ask…
What are the anniversary gifts for each year?
Every year has a specific anniversary gift.
1ST YEAR: Paper
2ND YEAR: Cotton
3RD YEAR: Leather
4TH YEAR: Fruit & Flowers, or Linen & Silk
5TH YEAR: Wood
6TH YEAR: Iron / Candy
7TH YEAR: Wool/ Copper
8TH YEAR: Bronze
9TH YEAR: Pottery
10TH YEAR: Tin/ Aluminium
11TH YEAR: Steel
12TH YEAR: Silk
13TH YEAR: Lace
14TH YEAR: Ivory
15TH YEAR: Crystal
20TH YEAR: China
25TH YEAR: Silver
30TH YEAR: Pearl
35TH YEAR: Coral
40TH YEAR: Ruby
45TH YEAR: Sapphire
50TH YEAR: Gold
55TH YEAR: Emerald
60TH YEAR: Diamond
As you can see, after the 15th year, the traditional list that we all know, only lists a gift for every 5 years. But, fear not, there is a modern equivalent that has stepped up and filled in the gaps:
16TH: Silver holloware
21ST: Brass, Nickel
The rest can be found here: Wedding Anniversary Gift List - Traditional and Modern - Anniversary Gifts
What are some good anniversary gifts?
There is no need to take all of these 'traditional gift lists' literally, or indeed seriously.
For example, the traditional gift for the 14th Wedding Anniversary is Ivory. And while none of us would consider actually looking for anything made of ivory these days…you could, for example, adopt an elephant on behalf of the happy couple! The WWF have a lovely Adopt an Elephant Gift Package.
Or perhaps for their 20th 'China' anniversary, instead of adding to what will surely be an extensive crockery collection, you could instead choose a beautiful tin of Chinese tea? This is a delicious blend from Fortnum and Mason that is not only tasty, but also comes in a beautiful decorative caddy.
And at Bombus we have the perfect range of wooden keepsakes and home décor that would be the perfect gift for any 5th Wedding Anniversary Gift, such as our best selling Map Wall Hexagons:
Or spoil them on their 1st Wedding anniversary with one of our Map Location Prints….after all, our maps are map from paper!
Whatever you choose, it is the thought that counts. And in these times of uncertainty and chaos it is heart warming to be able to celebrate these extraordinary milestones of love and commitment.