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 23rd wedding anniversary in countries around the world…
|Traditional Gift – UK||Silver Plate|
|Traditional Gift – US||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|
- 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
About 23rd Wedding Anniversaries
Your 23rd wedding anniversary is represented by diverse symbols that give the celebrations a sparkling significance.
Silver plate is both a traditional and a modern gift – and the colour silver symbolises beauty – so this is the perfect wedding anniversary theme for your 23rd wedding anniversary.
Silver is an important reminder to you and your partner of the joys of sharing meals (with a glittering silver dinner set, of course) and the beautiful moments you enjoy with your growing family.
How to Celebrate Your 23rd Wedding Anniversary
If you opt for a silver plate gift, excellent ideas include picture frames, jewellery, cufflinks, door knockers, clocks, platters, drink-ware and ornaments.
Traditionally, the two of you will certainly want to celebrate 23 years together with a romantic dinner for two, or a party with family and friends.
Alternatively, why not up the stakes and plan a holiday to the place where you first met or were married – or any other destination you’ve both always wanted to explore but until now have never had the opportunity to visit.
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
Imperial topaz is the gemstone that symbolically commemorates the 23rd wedding anniversary. In traditional Indian belief systems, topaz is said to unlock the throat chakra, which facilitates communication and self-expression.
Therefore, topaz is thought to be beneficial to artists, writers, public speakers and others who are concerned with self-expression.
Some believe that topaz can promote virility in men, while the ancient Greeks considered it to be a powerful stone that could increase the strength of the wearer and even provide invisibility. Both the ancient Egyptians and the Romans associated yellow topaz with the Sun God.
Whatever your own personal perception of the gemstone, or beliefs, topaz makes a stunning gift for your partner – or both of you.
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?
How about a traditional gift that incorporates silver plate, or maybe just something fun and quirky. Of course, you can always go a more expensive route if your budget allows it. Check out the great suggestions below…
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? No need to worry any more… we’re here to help you with some great gift selections.
Need more gift suggestions for your wife’s anniversary? Check out our other ideas for all budgets.
23rd Anniversary Gifts for Parents
We have a wonderful selection of gifts below to make sure your Mum and Dad enjoy a memorable 23rd wedding anniversary with the family.
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.