Traditional, Modern and Symbolic Anniversary Gifts
Below is a list of both traditional and modern gift materials, as well as classic flower and gemstone symbols, which mark a couple’s 15th wedding anniversary in countries around the world…
|Traditional Gift – UK||Crystal|
|Traditional Gift – US||Crystal|
|Traditional Gift – Spain||Crystal|
|Traditional Gift – Germany||Crystal|
|Traditional Gift – Russia||Crystal|
|Traditional Gift – France||Crystal|
|Traditional Gift – Italy||Porcelain|
About 15th Wedding Anniversaries
The years are starting to add up in quite impressive fashion as you celebrate your 15th wedding anniversary. Clearly, your lives together are bringing you enduring joy, love and respect – so congratulations on reaching another important marriage milestone.
According to wedding anniversary traditions, this 15-year celebration is highlighted by a crystal theme. Representative of the deep personal investment a couple have made in their marriage, crystal also symbolises clarity and transparency.
How to Celebrate a 15th Wedding Anniversary
There are many options available for you to commemorate your 15th anniversary in crystal, as numerous cut-glass crystal vases, bowls and glasses are readily available. As this is another hugely significant anniversary, perhaps an ornamental bowl or vase would be the ideal gift option.
Gemstones for the 15th wedding anniversary are traditionally crystal or a modern-day alternative of alexandrite. The latter is an extraordinary stone with chameleon-like qualities – commonly described as being “emerald by day and ruby by night”.
Both gems can be found in exquisite necklaces, rings, bracelets, earrings, cufflinks and tie pins – all great gifts to treasure for many years to come.
Two souls with but a single thought, two hearts that beat as one.”
Quoted by: Friedrich Halm
15th Wedding Anniversary Gifts for Him, Her… and the Couple
The classic flower for a 15th wedding anniversary is the rose, while the traditional colour is ruby red. Both are symbols of love and passion, so a bunch of 15 ruby red roses would make the perfect floral gift.
You could plan a romantic break for just the two of you. Or perhaps arrange a reaffirmation of your wedding vows at a location that has a special meaning, and invite close friends and family to join you.
Or you might prefer to quietly reflect on your journey together, revisiting your wedding album in the comforts of home with a bottle of Champagne and a bowl of ruby red strawberries.
15th Wedding Anniversary Gifts for Him
What should I buy my husband on our 15th wedding anniversary?
A 15-year anniversary gift for him should be both stylish and something that reflects how well you know him.
Looking for more anniversary gift ideas? Check out additional gift suggestions below or on our other anniversary pages.
15th Wedding Anniversary Gifts for Her
What should I buy my wife on our 15th wedding anniversary?
Gifts for your wife can vary greatly depending on her particular interests and hobbies. They could be either traditional or modern, reflecting how well you now know her and how much you cherish your lives together.
We have more gift suggestions below for your partner, to help you celebrate a memorable 15th wedding anniversary.
15th Wedding Anniversary Gifts for Him & Her
Travel & Experience Gifts
- Location visit
- Weekend hotel stay
- Restaurant (a perennial favourite or that special one you have long wanted to try)
- Show or theatre
- Hot air balloon ride
- Spa day for two
The traditional 15th anniversary gemstone is alexandrite.
- Tie Pin
Something Different & Unique
- Learn a new craft together or sign up for a course that features a shared interest.
- Visit Queen Mary’s Rose Gardens in Regent’s Park (London).
- Book a holiday to Russia’s Ural Mountains, home to some of the world’s finest alexandrite specimens.
- Arrange a tour of Dartington Crystal in North Devon, the UK’s only remaining glass factory.
Fifteen years together is a significant milestone that warrants a meaningful and reflective celebration. Whatever you decide, and however you choose to celebrate your 15th wedding anniversary, make sure the day is full of romance and many happy hours of shared enjoyment.