Celebrating a silver wedding anniversary – 25 years of marriage – is a huge achievement for any couple. As such, it is an occasion that should be marked. If you have close family members or friends – or perhaps even yourself and your own spouse – who are soon celebrating this milestone, you are probably wracking your brain thinking of a suitable anniversary gift. To help you out, here are five gift ideas for a silver wedding anniversary.
- Silver cutlery set
Something silver is the traditional gift for a silver wedding anniversary, and you might want to combine this tradition with a gift that the couple will find useful. The Carrs of Sheffield silver cutlery set from Lincoln House is both durable and elegant, providing a beautiful and practical memento of this special milestone. Hallmarked and handmade using traditional methods, a set can last for generations and become a precious family heirloom.
2.Bottle of vintage wine
A silver anniversary gift doesn’t have to be made of silver. If the couple in question enjoys sharing a bottle of wine together, a particularly thoughtful gift might be a bottle of vintage wine that was originally bottled in the year of their wedding. Find out whether the couple in question prefers white or red wine or if a celebratory bottle of vintage champagne would be more in order. Some wine merchants offer special 25th-anniversary gift sets consisting of several bottles from that year.
3. Commemorative plaque
You could celebrate the silver anniversary milestone with a commemorative plaque – 25 years of marriage is, after all, a great achievement. Choose a traditional silver plaque to mark the occasion, and consider what you would like it to say. The couple’s names and the date of their wedding is essential, but you might also want to include a quote that you feel signifies their relationship or your own heartfelt greeting.
A special ornament makes a great silver anniversary gift without the specific commemorative aspects of a plaque. Consider the tastes of the couple before buying their ornament – do they prefer a classic style, or are their tastes more contemporary-leaning? Is there a particular designer that they admire and collect? Likewise, consider the décor of their home to ensure that the ornament compliments their interior style. A beautiful silver ornament might be a traditional 25th-anniversary gift, but it might look slightly jarring in a room made up of good accents.
5. Hotel reservation
Rather than a physical gift, you might decide to treat the couple to a surprise holiday at a fancy hotel. This might be to a destination they have always dreamed of visiting, or perhaps a nostalgic return trip to their honeymoon hotel. Financing an entire holiday can quickly become expensive, though. Therefore, this treat is a particularly good idea if there are several people contributing to the costs – a group of siblings paying for their parents’ anniversary trip, for instance. You could even try to keep the destination a surprise until the very last minute.