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 25th wedding anniversary in countries around the world…
|Traditional Gift – UK||Silver|
|Traditional Gift – US||Silver|
|Traditional Gift – Australia||Silver|
|Traditional Gift – Canada||Silver|
|Traditional Gift – Spain||Silver|
|Traditional Gift – Germany||Silver|
|Traditional Gift – France||Silver|
|Traditional Gift – Italy||Silver|
- 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
About 25th Year Wedding Anniversaries
Your 25th wedding anniversary is a momentous and joyous celebration. After a quarter-century together, your relationship is a shining example of love and commitment – so an especially effusive congratulations for this year’s milestone.
The 25th year of marriage is appropriately celebrated as the Silver Wedding Anniversary, symbolic of one of the most precious metals known to man and prized the world over for thousands of years.
Like silver, may your marriage continue to shine through many more days of splendour and radiance as you happily grow older together.
How to Celebrate Your 25th Wedding Anniversary
Planning a 25th wedding anniversary is an exciting task, full of fascinating options. A Silver Anniversary is an occasion that any couple should be hugely proud of, and it deserves to be celebrated in grand style.
Many couples choose to celebrate their 25 year anniversary with an intimate gathering of those they love. Some plan an exquisite luxury holiday, while others opt for quiet night at home together, with a celebratory bottle of Champagne and a candlelit dinner.
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 the Couple
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? Here are some traditional gift suggestions that we’ve hand-picked from our favourite brands. Check them out below to get some inspiration…
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? After a quarter of a century together, it can be difficult to know what to buy for your wife. We’ve compiled some great gift ideas which will hopefully provide you with some inspiration and bring a smile to her face. See our suggestions below:
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25th Wedding Anniversary Gifts for Him, Her… and Parents
Sometimes, the best gifts are handmade. Why not let your creativity run free, and make something that features silver.
A silver-framed scrapbook, a handmade card laced with silver decorations or your own self-designed piece of silver jewellery… these are all long-lasting gifts that will be much-appreciated and cherished.
Personal inscriptions add a special touch, all the more romantic if you use a poignant quote or a verse of personalised poetry. Check out some more gift ideas that the couple can enjoy:
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.