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 19th wedding anniversary in countries around the world…
|Traditional Gift – UK||No Traditional Gift|
|Traditional Gift – US||No Traditional Gift|
|Traditional Gift – Spain||Honeysuckle|
|Traditional Gift – Germany||Pearl|
|Traditional Gift – Russia||Garnet|
|Traditional Gift – France||Cretonne|
|Traditional Gift – Italy||Honeysuckle|
About 19th Wedding Anniversaries
Your 19th wedding anniversary is popularly known as the Bronze Anniversary, symbolising a tougher, resilient and more durable relationship after nearly two decades together.
After your 18th anniversary celebrations 12 months ago, the 19th is the final year of the “teens”. So what better time to celebrate in a style that befits you and your partner’s still fresh and youthful passion for married life.
How to Celebrate Your 19th Wedding Anniversary
If you are keen golfers, this is a great excuse (not that one is necessarily needed) to head down to your local course, enjoy a lovely day together on the fairways, and later relax at the “19th hole” – the clubhouse – for a romantic meal and a bottle of your favourite wine.
If golf is not your thing, this is also a great anniversary to go travelling further afield.
The gemstone associated with this anniversary is aquamarine, which means this 19th wedding anniversary has an obvious connection with the sea and coastal getaways.
How about arranging a serene sailing boat cruise, listening to just the sound of the sails and the waves, sipping Champagne and sharing a sumptuous box of chocolates.
Bronze is the mirror of the form; wine, of the heart.” Quoted by: Aeschylus
19th Wedding Anniversary Gifts for Him, Her… and the Couple
You could jet off for a seaside holiday, somewhere tranquil away from the crowds. Perhaps cruising around the stunningly pristine Nordic fjords, or relaxing in the crystalline waters of the South Pacific, or luxuriating in Maldives, or chilling out in the picturesque Canary Islands.
If your budget doesn’t stretch to an extended holiday overseas, or even a weekend away, there are still plenty of other gift options – for him, her or both of you.
19th Wedding Anniversary Gifts for Him
What can I buy my husband for our 19th wedding anniversary?
Continuing with the bronze theme… other wonderful gifts include key rings, engraved key tags, bronze and leather bracelets (often featuring with the infinity symbol), photo frames for your wedding photos, and attractive bronze ornaments.
We have anniversary gifts to suit most budgets – including more great suggestions below.
19th Wedding Anniversary Gifts for Her
What should I buy my wife on our 19th wedding anniversary?
Aquamarine jewellery is very reasonably priced, and there are some stunning bracelets, necklaces and earrings you can buy as a great 19th wedding anniversary present.
Garnet jewellery (a gemstone symbolic in Russia for the 19th wedding anniversary) in a porcelain box would also make the perfect gift.
Or how about a fine dining set, a gift that will always be treasured as a heirloom while in the meantime being used for special occasions – such as your 20th wedding anniversary.
19th Wedding Anniversary Gifts for Him, Her… and Parents
Travel & Experience Gifts
- Location visit
- Travel gift vouchers
- Sailing day for two, or the whole family
- Golfing break (experience hotel stay and golf)
- Lunch cruise in Paris for two
- Luxury spa day for two
- Sunday lunch jazz cruise on the Thames for two
The traditional 19th anniversary gemstone is aquamarine.
- Tie Pin
Something Different & Unique
- Book a Jet RIB thrill-for-two experience.
- Take an antiques road trip together to look for a bronze garden sculpture.
- Arrange a surprise weekend away to a historic hotel overlooking the Seine River in Paris.
- Rent a large yacht and invite friends and family to a celebration party on the water.
Whatever you decide to do on your 19th wedding anniversary, remember that this is the year that symbolises strength and robustness in your relationship.
Thus fortified in your long-standing love for each other, now all you need to do make sure you enjoy the day’s festivities to the fullest – and celebrate your relationship like you are are once again emerging from your teenager years.