What Present Should You Pick for a 50th Wedding Anniversary?
Fifty years of togetherness deserves a big celebration. Celebrations should also include gifts, but it can sometimes be a bit difficult to choose something for a couple who have been together for so many years, since they may not need for much. As people get older, love and affection have more importance than material gifts, but it is still possible to find a gift that they will appreciate you taking the time to find for them.
The traditional 50-year anniversary present is gold, denoting a luxurious theme. Gold symbolises love, compassion, courage, passion and wisdom, appropriate for a couple who have been together for an impressive half-century. You can find out more about the history of wedding anniversary gift traditions at 50thanniversarygifts.co.uk which also offers suggestions about how to celebrate a golden wedding and other gifts you might like to consider. Meanwhile, here are some ideas for presents you can pick from.
If your couple are wine connoisseurs, a personalised rose-gold plated wine bottle stopper can include their initials or your own personal message. This is a gift that will be a lovely keepsake, a reminder of their celebration and an acknowledgement of their great achievement getting to 50 years and your acknowledgement of that.
24k gold jewellery
Such a significant event deserves 24 karat gold. For him, a pair of cufflinks with his initials in a beautiful presentation case. For her, a necklace with a rose, the flower of love, in her favourite colour makes a perfect gift. If neither wear jewellery, a quality gold-plated set of playing cards or a gold-plated rose that can be showcased in the home are presents, they can admire for the rest of their lives.
Gilt photo frame
A gold effect photo frame is perfect for a copy of their original wedding photo, particularly special if the photo has been damaged in the past. There are several companies that can repair and even colour old photographs, which could be a special treat. A frame can be engraved either in landscape or portrait with your personal message written above or below the photograph and can be hung on the wall or placed on a windowsill or shelf.
Update their glassware with a pair of modern crystal champagne flutes with a hint of gold in the design. Understated designs include a ring of gold around the glass on which is bonded a sparkling Swarovski Crystal, which has the look of a diamond ring. Champagne flutes can also be engraved for you with any message of your choice and stored in an attractive gift box when not in use. You can also add a bottle of their favourite champagne.
If a long holiday is not possible, a luxury two-night hotel break where they spent their honeymoon, or a place they have always wanted to visit would be most welcome. If they didn’t have a honeymoon at all, the present offering all the modern comforts as they have some special time together, whether it is in an exciting city or among beautiful countryside for a relaxing retreat is a gift they will treasure as they continue to make new memories.
This is Your Life
A picture-book of their life together over the last half-century is something that can become a family heirloom. Leather or cloth bound book, personalised with a front-page headline from the date of their wedding and optional embossing is an ideal gift for a Golden Wedding as the couple look back and reminisce about times gone by.
If you do not have access to photographs, consider a beautifully bound newspaper book made up of photographs from the news for each year of their life together, which may spark memories of long-forgotten stories that impacted their life at that time.
An ornament can speak a thousand words. A sculpture of a couple, made from a material and in a style that suits their home décor, can symbolise the love between two couple as they sit close together or stand in each other’s arms. This is a beautiful present if you are looking for a 50-year wedding anniversary present for your wife. Add in a love-letter or a copy of your original wedding vows to make this an extra-special personalised gift.
If the couple are cheese-fiends, a personalised slate cheeseboard can also double-up as a serving board for canapés and looks great when used as sharing platters as they eat together. This is a great gift for those who like the rustic look, with irregular edges making each item as unique as they are. It’s possible to get this engraved with a short message or their names and the date of their Golden Wedding day.
Perfect for the couple whose favourite tipples are different. A pair of decanters that entwine together can be used to hold each of their favourite drinks. The lid stoppers can be personalised with a name or message to create a unique gift for any occasion. Being slightly smaller also makes them easier which can be helpful.