Traditional, Modern and Symbolic 25 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 25th wedding anniversary in countries around the world…
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|Traditional Gift – Australia||Silver|
|Traditional Gift – Canada||Silver|
|Traditional Gift – Spain||Silver|
|Traditional Gift – Germany||Silver|
|Traditional Gift – France||Silver|
|Traditional Gift – Italy||Silver|
Discover the 25 Year Anniversary
- About 25th Wedding Anniversaries
- How to Celebrate Your 25th Wedding Anniversary
- Common Questions About the 25th Wedding Anniversary
- 25th Wedding Anniversary Gifts for Him
- 25th Wedding Anniversary Gifts for Her
- 25th Wedding Anniversary Gifts for Them
- 25th Wedding Anniversary Gifts for In-laws
- 25th Wedding Anniversary Wishes
About 25th Year Wedding Anniversaries
May we take this opportunity to wish you congratulations on reaching 25 years together? It’s a quarter of a century! A wonderful and incredibly special milestone that deserves to be celebrated in such a way.
The 25th wedding anniversary is known as the Silver Wedding Anniversary, as silver is the traditional gift to mark 25 years of marriage.
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.
How to Celebrate Your 25th Wedding Anniversary
Your 25th wedding anniversary deserves to be celebrated in style and what better way than to throw a party with friends and family? A silver-themed party would be great fun; ask your guests to wear something silver for the occasion and go all out with silver plates, silver champagne flutes and silver balloons.
Alternatively, a themed party based on your favourite movie that wasplaying in cinemas the year you got married would be a good laugh and would be sure to make for a memorable, funny night.
If you don’t feel like going to the effort of organising a party, what about a chilled night in with a movie from 25 years ago, perhaps one you remember going to watch together as newlyweds? Get some popcorn in and wash it down with a glass of champagne!
Let us be grateful to people who make us happy; they are the charming gardeners who make our souls blossom.” Quoted by: Marcel Proust
25th Wedding Anniversary Gifts for Him, Her… and Friends
For something symbolic, any gift made of silver or silver in colour would be appropriate. But 25th wedding anniversary gifts don’t necessarily have to be silver products. You can, for example, simply use a silver theme to open up many more creative doors for gift ideas.
The traditional flower is the iris, representing promise, faith, hope, wisdom and valour, and sending a clear message of how much your partner’s love and enduring passion means to you.
Common Questions About the 25TH Wedding Anniversary
Q: What is the 25th wedding anniversary called?
A: The 25th wedding anniversary is known as the Silver Wedding Anniversary.
Q: What is the 25th wedding anniversary gemstone?
A: The 25th wedding anniversary gemstone is Tsavorite, its colour is vivid green.
Q: What is the 25th wedding anniversary symbol?
A: The 25th wedding anniversary traditional symbol is Silver.
Q: What is the 25th wedding anniversary colour?
A: The 25th wedding anniversary colour is Silver.
Q: What are the traditional and modern gifts for a 25th wedding anniversary?
A: The traditional gift for the 25th wedding anniversary is Silver and the same for a modern gift.
Q: What is the 25th year anniversary flower?
A: The 25th wedding anniversary flower is the Iris. It can represent faith, hope, courage, wisdom and admiration.
25th Wedding Anniversary Gifts for Him
What can I buy my husband for our 25th wedding anniversary? The Silver Wedding Anniversary is arguably one of the easiest anniversaries to buy for your husband. There are many gift ideas ranging from a silver money clip, framed photo of the two of you (or of your family) in a silver frame, cufflinks made of silver or perhaps a cool pair of silver-framed sunnies. With silver as a theme, your options are plentiful.
If you’re looking for inspiration, check out the list of gifts below.
Still looking for some more inspiration? Here are some further traditional and modern gift ideas to buy your partner when celebrating your 25th wedding anniversary…
25th Wedding Anniversary Gifts for Her
What should I buy my wife on our 25th wedding anniversary? If your wife wears silver jewellery then you can’t go wrong with choosing some beautiful earrings, a necklace, or a bracelet. For a more expensive gift, what about buying that luxury watch she has had her eye on for a few years? If your wife tends not to wear silver jewellery, there are plenty of gift options which offer a nod to the silver theme. A silver-grey cashmere blanket or scarf, a couple of silver-rimmed champagne flutes or some silver napkin holders would all make special gifts.
Check out the gifts we have put together below.
Sea Glass Flower Pot [Etsy]
A wonderful framed unique design of a flower pot with colourful flowers, all made with genuine sea glass. The sea glass 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 green-fingered loved one.
Looking for anniversary gift suggestions check our other pages.
25th Wedding Anniversary Gifts for Them
If you are looking for a gift for your mum and dad’s 25th wedding anniversary and your budget allows it, a surprise weekend away somewhere would make a memorable and unique gift. If you are looking for something a little less extravagant, then a silver picture frame will be sure to make them smile. Silver photo frames can be personalized with an engraving of the family surname, crest, or wedding date. For a cute touch, get it engraved on the back of the frame, the engraving won’t be on display, but your parents will know it’s there.
If the happy couple you are shopping for are your brother and his partner, or your sister and her partner, then a pair of silver candlestick holders or luxury silver serving spoons make beautiful, yet practical, gifts for the couple.
25th Wedding Anniversary Gifts for the In-laws
Struggling for gift inspiration for your in-laws wedding anniversary? How about booking a romantic candle-lit dinner for two at their favourite restaurant? This will be sure to make them smile and provides a chance for them to reminisce about the last 25 years over a delicious dinner. A voucher for a dinner out is a good gift for any last-minute present idea too!
Out & About
If you’re still stuck for ideas of what to do for your 25 year anniversary, how about some ideas of things you can do together?
- Location visit (quiet getaway for two or include the family)
- Travel & Activity gift vouchers (From Red Letter Days)
- Adventure days
- Food and drink (gastronomic break for two)
- Escape to the country (many locations to choose from)
- Luxury spa day for two at Champneys (UK-wide locations)
- Outdoor activities (drive a vintage car, balloon rides…)
- Dance lessons and music
Something Different & Unique
- Enjoy a city break, including a visit to a specialist silversmith shop to buy matching anniversary pieces.
- Invite family and friends to a silver-themed fancy-dress party.
- Buy a silver tea set and christen it with a sumptuous celebration dinner.
- Renew your wedding vows and exchange new silver rings to mark the occasion.
Twenty-five years or a quarter-century… However you phrase it, this year’s anniversary has a wonderful ring to it. So make sure you enjoy a sublime day that provides rich memories until your next major anniversary milestone.
For more inspiration, check out our 25th anniversary UK gift ideas.
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.