Traditional, Modern and Symbolic 23 Year 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 23rd wedding anniversary in countries around the world…
|Traditional Gift – UK||Silver Plate|
|Traditional Gift – US||Silver Plate|
|Traditional Gift – Australia||Silver Plate|
|Traditional Gift – Canada||Silver Plate|
|Traditional Gift – Spain||Water|
|Traditional Gift – Germany||Titanium|
|Traditional Gift – France||Beryl|
|Traditional Gift – Italy||Water|
|Flower Gift||Deep Dark Red Blossoms|
|Gemstone Gift||Imperial Topaz|
|Modern Gift||Silver Plate|
Discover The 23 Year Anniversary
- About 23rd Wedding Anniversaries
- How to Celebrate Your 23rd Wedding Anniversary
- Common Questions About the 23rd Wedding Anniversary
- 23rd Anniversary Gifts for Him
- 23rd Anniversary Gifts for Her
- 23rd Anniversary Gifts for Parents
- 23rd Anniversary Gifts for Him & Her
- 23rd Anniversary Wishes & Quotes
- 23rd Anniversary Gifts for In-laws
About 23rd Wedding Anniversaries
The 23rd wedding anniversary is popularly represented by silver plate, giving the celebrations a sparkling significance.
Silver plate is both a traditional and a modern gift, the colour silver symbolising beauty, making it a beautiful theme for your anniversary!
Sea Glass Family Of Birds Gift [Etsy]
A wonderful framed unique design of a family of birds, also including a sweet family quote, all made with genuine sea glass. The sea glass and pebbles are collected by the artist from the beautiful Mediterranean beaches in Southern Spain.
This makes a lovely frame to have up in your living room or as a unique anniversary gift..
How to Celebrate Your 23rd Wedding Anniversary
There are some wonderful silver plate gifts to suit your budget. Ranging from cheap options to some serious luxury gifts (think a 44-piece silver cutlery set, gorgeous!). Other silver plate options include picture frames, jewellery, platters, serving spoons, cheese knives and ornaments.
A romantic dinner for two is always a lovely way of marking the occasion. How about dinner out at your favourite Indian cuisine restaurant? The silver plates, platters, and bowls which Indian food is traditionally served on creates the perfect nod to your silver plate wedding anniversary.
Alternatively, if you wanted to celebrate in a more lavish way, why not plan a holiday to the place where you first met or honeymooned– or any other destination you’ve always wanted to explore but until now have never had the opportunity to visit. The biggest exporters of silver are Hong Kong, the UK and China. A trip to one of these countries would be a magical way of meeting the ‘silver plate’ anniversary brief!
Whenever you touch topaz, it touches you. It awakens a gentle fire, like wine awakens in grapes.” Quoted by: Pablo Neruda
23rd Wedding Anniversary Gifts for Him, Her… and the Couple
You could gift the couple silver plated picture frames, vases or candle holders for their 23rd wedding anniversary. Silver-plated home décorwill look great in most homes. Alternatively, asilver-plated tea set is a luxurious gift that can be used by the couple for hosting tea parties (or for everyday use!).
Flowers, either on their own or in combination with a silver plate vase, will always be received well by any couple. The deep dark red blossoms associated with the 23rd wedding anniversary are a perfect opportunity to buy a beautiful bouquet, with red roses being a perfectly matched romantic choice for the occasion.
If the couple you’re buying a gift for has an eye for art, a good gift to buy is a silver-plated sculpture or piece of artwork. Alternatively, for a personalised gift, you can buy some silver paint and paint something special and unique, time to get creative! Still looking for gift inspiration? Check out the list before.
Common Questions About the 23rd Wedding Anniversary
Q: What is the 23rd wedding anniversary called?
A: Although the 23rd wedding anniversary does not have a popular name, we link it with the traditional gift of silver plate.
Q: What is the 23rd wedding anniversary gemstone?
A: The 23rd wedding anniversary gemstone is imperial topaz, the rarest and most valuable of the topaz family.
Q: What is the 23rd wedding anniversary symbol?
A: The 23rd wedding anniversary does not have a classic symbol, but (for guidance) both traditional and modern gifts are silver plate.
Q: What is the 23rd wedding anniversary colour?
A: The 23rd wedding anniversary colour is not specified, so you can choose silver or the colours of a topaz gemstone.
Q: What are the traditional and modern gifts for a 23rd wedding anniversary?
A: The modern gift for a 23rd wedding anniversary is silver plate, and gifts can include serving pieces and tableware or a sculpture.
Q: What is the 23rd year anniversary flower?
A: The 23rd wedding anniversary flower is not specified, but it could be deep dark red blossoms.
23rd Wedding Anniversary Gifts for Him
What can I buy my husband for our 23rd wedding anniversary?
Silverplate gives such a wide range of options to choose from when it comes to gifts. You can either choose a fun, budget friendly gift or something more unique and luxurious. Silver cufflinks, watches, money clips or tie clips are all classic and timeless gifts that can be worn on special occasions or even as a stylish accessory. Check out the list below for more gift options.
If you can’t find exactly what you’re looking for here, visit our other wedding anniversary dates for additional gift suggestions.
Here are some more gift ideas, ranging in budget.
23rd Wedding Anniversary Gifts for Her
What should I buy my wife on our 23rd wedding anniversary?
The most important thing is to choose a gift that is thoughtful and personal to your wife. If you have run out of jewellery ideas over the years, why not give your wife a beautiful jewellery box that is customized with her name or initials in silverplate. This is a practical and thoughtful gift that she can use to store her favourite pieces of jewellery.
Check out some of the gift options suggested below.
Sea Glass Anniversary Cup Cakes Art [Etsy]
A wonderful framed unique design of pair of cup cakes with the message “Happy Anniversary. We make a pretty sweet couple”, all made with genuine sea glass. The sea glass and is collected by the artist from the beautiful Mediterranean beaches in Southern Spain.
This makes for a lovely and unique anniversary gift to give to your loved one.
Need more gift suggestions for your wife’s anniversary? Check out our other ideas for all budgets.
23rd Anniversary Gifts for Parents
How about a gorgeous, silver-plated photo album for your Mum and Dad? It will serve as a wonderful reminder of all the special years they’ve had together. You could include pictures from their wedding day, family holidays, and any other memorable moments.
Still looking for gift inspiration? Check out the list of gift ideas below.
23rd Anniversary Gifts for In-laws
A thoughtful gift to get your in-laws on their 23rd wedding anniversary is a personalised silver-plated anniversary plaque with their names, wedding date and a special message inscribed on it. This can be cherished for years to come and be a reminder every day of how special their marriage is.
23rd Wedding Anniversary Gifts for Him & Her
Travel & Experience gifts for a couple celebrating their 23rd wedding anniversary should ideally be associated with shared special interests. Or, after more than two decades together, you might prefer to surprise your partner with a gift that’s a little more unexpected.
Travel & Experience Gifts
- Location visit (Greek mainland or islands)
- Travel and activity gift vouchers (from Red Letter Days)
- Pleasure flight (hot air balloon or helicopter)
- Food and drink (relax and enjoy a beer or wine tasting with your meal)
- Escape to the country (many great locations to choose from)
- Luxury spa day for two
- Adventure sports days (for the active couple or whole family)
- Food and drink courses (excellent selection, from sushi to chocolate)
The traditional 23rd wedding anniversary gemstone is topaz.
- Tie Pin
Something Different & Unique
- Arrange a UK city break – for example, to the J.W. Evans Silver Factory in Birmingham’s jewellery quarter.
- Must be time to update your dining set with new silver cutlery, followed by a candlelit meal at home to christen it.
- Take a craft course together, starting with a beginners’ silver jewellery-making class.
- Polish your new silver dining set and invite friends to a grand celebration party at home.
If you share a love of literature, create a storybook that tells the tale of your relationship and marriage. Scrapbooks and fake newspaper stories are another popular twist on this idea.
However you celebrate your 23rd wedding anniversary, the most important aspect is to simply enjoy the gift of each other.
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.