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 24th wedding anniversary in countries around the world…
|Traditional Gift – UK||No Traditional Gift|
|Traditional Gift – US||No Traditional Gift|
|Traditional Gift – Spain||Granite|
|Traditional Gift – Germany||Satin|
|Traditional Gift – Russia||Satin|
|Traditional Gift – France||Satin|
|Traditional Gift – Italy||Amethyst|
|Modern Gift||Musical Instrument|
About 24th Wedding Anniversaries
Music is in the air if you are celebrating your 24th wedding anniversary. Popularly known as the Musical Instrument Anniversary, this is the year when the soothing – and often romantic – sounds of music can be a key theme for your celebrations.
Music touches your heart and mind in a way that is difficult to define. After 24 years of marriage, you will undoubtedly have plenty of music to choose from and remind you of the many wonderful moments you have shared.
How to Celebrate a 24th Wedding Anniversary
Celebrate your 24th anniversary by dancing the night away at a favorite local nightclub.
Or stay in and listen to a compilation of songs played during your wedding day reception, while happily reminiscing about your 24 years together as a married couple.
This is also an excellent opportunity to buy a musical instrument gift for your partner, or for both of you so you can learn to play together.
Other ideas for great musical gifts include a CD set of favourite artists and albums, a top-of-the-range music player, a cutting-edge home speaker system, or a premium subscription to a music streaming service.
Music produces a kind of pleasure which human nature cannot do without.” Quoted by: Confucius
24th Wedding Anniversary Gifts for Him, Her… and the Couple
The traditional gemstone for this anniversary is tanzanite. The blue of tanzanite reflects the energy of the sky – and marks the beginning of life and emotion.
Blue crystals symbolise trust, faith, patience and respect, providing the focus we need to be more sincere, act more responsibly and become even more loyal.
There is no traditional flower for this anniversary, but the symbolic colour is lavender. Maybe you have lavender fields locally you can visit, or you could plan a special trip to the lavender fields of south-eastern France, in the Provence region.
Or simply choose a striking bouquet of lavender-coloured flowers with a card containing a relevant verse or poem.
24th Wedding Anniversary Gifts for Him
What can I buy my husband for our 24th wedding anniversary?
Here are more gift suggestions for his wedding anniversary gift.
24th Wedding Anniversary Gifts for Her
What should I buy my wife on our 24th wedding anniversary?
Need more ideas for a gift? We have many to choose from, including experience days – which are always a winner and can be enjoyed throughout the year at numerous different locations.
24th Wedding Anniversary Gifts for Him, Her… and Parents
Here you will find some great gift suggestions for parents and other couples celebrating their 24th wedding anniversary – suiting most budgets. Consider pooling your finances with friends to help buy an especially memorable gift.
Travel & Experience Gifts
- Location visit
- Travel and activity gift vouchers (from Red Letter Days)
- Adventure days
- Food and drink (relax and enjoy a beer or wine tasting with a meal)
- Escape to the country (many locations to choose from)
- Luxury spa day for two
- Battle Proms Classical Concert for two
- The Beatles Story museum in Liverpool (plus three-course meal with wine for two)
The traditional 24th anniversary gemstone is tanzanite.
- Tie Pin
Something Different & Unique
- Plan a trip to New Orleans or one of the many top music festivals held around the world.
- Arrange a UK city break and take in a musical show.
- Buy classic or antique musical instruments as ornaments to make a cool design statement in the living room.
- Book music lessons together, so you can create sweet harmonies at home.
- Invite friends to a concert, followed by drinks and tapas at a favourite local eatery.
There are as many musical tastes as there are music lovers, but music is still a precious and common pleasure that can be enjoyed together – among a group of friends or as a couple.
After 24 years as a married couple, you will be able to look back on so many special occasions over the years when a timeless tune has been on centre-stage with you and your partner. Now is as good a time as any to create some new life-long melodies.