Traditional, Modern and Symbolic Anniversary Gifts
Below is a list of traditional and modern gift materials, flowers and gemstone symbols, which are used to mark your 15th wedding anniversary in different countries around the world…
|Traditional Gift – UK||Crystal|
|Traditional Gift – US||Crystal|
|Traditional Gift – Australia||Crystal|
|Traditional Gift – Canada||Crystal|
|Traditional Gift – Spain||Crystal|
|Traditional Gift – Germany||Crystal|
|Traditional Gift – France||Crystal|
|Traditional Gift – Italy||Porcelain|
Discover The 15 Year Anniversary
- About 15th Wedding Anniversaries
- How to Celebrate Your 15th Wedding Anniversary
- Common Questions About the 15th Wedding Anniversary
- 15th Wedding Anniversary Gifts for Him
- 15th Wedding Anniversary Gifts for Her
- 15th Wedding Anniversary Gifts for Him & Her
- 15th Wedding Anniversary Gifts for In-Laws
- 15th Wedding Anniversary Wishes & Quotes
About 15th Wedding Anniversaries
By the time you get to your 15th wedding anniversary it can be hard to think of a thoughtful and personalized surprise. The good news is that after being together for 15 years you’re also becoming an expert. Whether you’re booking a last-minute romantic weekend away or have a unique practical gift in mind, be sure to celebrate this milestone.
The traditional gift for a milestone of 15 years is crystal. Crystals symbolise the pure, clear and enduring love that a couple of 15 years has developed whilst it’s fragility by nature reminds us all to take care of what we love.
How to Celebrate a 15th Wedding Anniversary
There are many gifts available for you to mark your 15thwedding anniversary. Ornamental bowls and crystal vases can make the perfect gift for Mum and Dad whilst a pair of luxury crystal whisky glasses would be a statement piece in any home.
Crystals are used throughout the world to heal and nurture the soul. A unique way for the more spiritual couples to celebrate their anniversary is by getting a couples Reiki massage or buying a book on crystals to learn about their healing properties.
The gemstone gift for 15 years of marriage is Rhodolite. This precious gem is found adorning beautiful necklaces, earrings and bracelets making it an ideal gift for the one you love.
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 red. Both are symbols of love and passion, so a bunch of 15 red roses would make the best floral gift.
A fun way of celebrating your anniversary is to book a holiday with friends. With a little research, a good hotel to accommodate everyone’s budget can be found. It is an unusual, less traditional way of spending your anniversary but becoming ever more popular. If a luxury getaway spent with just your husband or wife sounds more like your cup of tea then there are some cute and unique options out there.
For a more low-key anniversary celebration, why not pop open a bottle of champagne and tuck into some chocolates whilst you look through your wedding album together? Guaranteed to remind you of some funny moments from the big day that had been entirely forgotten. Perhaps it will be just to have a laugh at the cheap bridesmaid dress you put your sister in or the seriously outdated hairdo your brother sported!
COMMON QUESTIONS ABOUT THE 15th WEDDING ANNIVERSARY
Q: What is the 15th wedding anniversary called?
A: The 15th wedding anniversary is popularly celebrated as the Crystal Anniversary.
Q: What is the 15th wedding anniversary gemstone?
A: The 15th wedding anniversary gemstone is rhodolite, which is part of the garnet family and is rose-coloured, although its colour can vary from pink to purplish-violet red.
Q: What is the 15th wedding anniversary symbol?
A: The 15th wedding anniversary symbol is crystal, known for its healing properties.
Q: What is the 15th wedding anniversary colour?
A: The 15th wedding anniversary colour is ruby red, similar to the anniversary gemstone colour – and depicting love and passion.
Q: What are the traditional and modern gifts for a 15th wedding anniversary?
A: The traditional gift for a 15th wedding anniversary is crystal, while the modern gift is a watch.
Q: What is the 15th year anniversary flower?
A: The 15th wedding anniversary flower is a rose, so an attractive bunch of ruby red-coloured roses would be very appropriate for this celebration.
15th Wedding Anniversary Gifts for Him
What should I buy my husband on our 15th wedding anniversary?
For your 15th wedding anniversary a stylish and modern twist on the crystal theme is a designer watch to show how much he means to you.
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 should reflect how much she means to you and how much you value the 15 years you’ve spent together. Whether you opt for traditional or modern, a gift that is well thought out and comes from the heart will always be received well.
We have more gift suggestions below for your partner, to help you celebrate a memorable 15th wedding anniversary.
15th Wedding Anniversary Gifts for the In-laws
What should I buy my in-laws for their 15th wedding anniversary?
We’ve all been there, tasked with finding the perfect present for the in-laws and not knowing where to begin. A classic anniversary gift for your in-laws is a crystal vase. A crystal vase makes a lovely gift as it will have an extra special meaning when the flowers you gift your in-laws for future anniversaries are presented in their 15th wedding anniversary vase… And who doesn’t love to receive flowers from their son or daughter?
15th Wedding Anniversary Gifts for Him, Her and Friends
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 wedding 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.
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About The Author
This page has been written by Justin Aldridge. Justin is passionate about helping couples to make their anniversary as special as possible. Justin enjoys being creative and coming up with different and inspiring ideas for couples to celebrate their anniversary in style each year.