Traditional, Modern and Symbolic 28 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 28th wedding anniversary in countries around the world…
|Traditional Gift – UK||No Traditional Gift|
|Traditional Gift – US||No Traditional Gift|
|Traditional Gift – Australia||No Traditional Gift|
|Traditional Gift – Canada||No Traditional Gift|
|Traditional Gift – Spain||Amber|
|Traditional Gift – Germany||Carnations|
|Traditional Gift – France||Nickel|
|Traditional Gift – Italy||Amber|
Discover the 28th year anniversary
- About 28th Wedding Anniversaries
- How to Celebrate a 28th Wedding Anniversary
- Common Questions About The 28th Wedding Anniversary
- 28th Wedding Anniversary Gifts for Him
- 28th Wedding Anniversary Gifts for Her
- 28th Wedding Anniversary Gifts for Parents
- 28th Wedding Anniversary Gifts for In-laws
About 28th Wedding Anniversaries
There is no traditional gift for the 28th wedding anniversary but the modern gift is the orchid flower. Orchids are beautiful, delicate flowers which are thought to represent thoughtfulness, refinement, charm and love.
The 28th wedding anniversary can feel a little like an ‘in between’ anniversary but as with all anniversaries, it’s a wonderful excuse to organise something fun and celebrate your love for each other.
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 a 28th Wedding Anniversary
A unique way to celebrate your 28th wedding anniversary is to visit an orchidarium together. An orchidarium is the name given to a vivarium which specifically grows orchids. It is also used to describe an area of a natural park or botanical garden which is dedicated to cultivating orchids. If you choose to visit an orchidarium, why not make a fun day of it, invite family and friends, and take a picnic to enjoy after. Don’t forget to pack the champers in your picnic basket!
The orchid is the national flower of Thailand, so this is the perfect excuse you’ve been looking for to try that new Thai restaurant around the corner. Alternatively, you could order your favourite Thai takeaway delivered to your door for a romantic night in.
If I see an orchid that’s fantastically expensive, I’ll buy it. It’s worth it, for no other reason than it gives me pleasure.” Quoted by: Lee Radziwill
28th Wedding Anniversary Gifts for Him, Her… and the Couple
Sticking to the orchid theme, find the perfect print to match a room in the couple’s home. Move beyond literal to fanciful, and have fun thinking of interesting ways to represent traditional orchids.
Jewellery always makes a wonderful gift for any anniversary. For this year’s celebration one excellent option would be to buy a piece that features an orchid design and also uses the traditional 28th anniversary gemstone, amethyst.
Amethyst is a meditative and calming stone, which is said to work within the emotional, spiritual and physical planes to provide calm, balance, patience and peace.
COMMON QUESTIONS ABOUT THE 28th WEDDING ANNIVERSARY
Q: What is the 28th wedding anniversary called?
A: The 28th wedding anniversary does not have a traditional name; however, as its symbolic flower and modern gift is the orchid, it could be known as the “Orchid Anniversary”.
Q: What is the 28th wedding anniversary gemstone?
A: The 28th wedding anniversary gemstone is amethyst, which is known to relieve stress and strain, and to possess healing and purifying elements among its other properties.
Q: What is the 28th wedding anniversary symbol?
A: The 28th wedding anniversary symbol is the orchid and, as noted above, the gemstone is “healing” amethyst.
Q: What is the 28th wedding anniversary colour?
A: The 28th wedding anniversary does not have any colour popularly associated with it, but the amethyst’s beautiful purple colour would make it especially appropriate for this year’s symbolic colour.
Q: What are the traditional and modern gifts for a 28th wedding anniversary?
A: We do not have a traditional gift for a 28th wedding anniversary, but you could base your choice on the modern gift of the orchid flower.
Q: What is the 28th year anniversary flower?
A: The 28th wedding anniversary flower is the orchid. There are many different types of orchids – over 20,000 species around the world – and they are natural air purifiers and believed to possess medicinal properties.
28th Wedding Anniversary Gifts for Him
What can I buy my husband for our 28th wedding anniversary?
Orchids might not seem like the easiest brief when it comes to buying a gift for your husband but if your husband is a keen gardener then perhaps this would make the perfect gift. Orchids come in almost every colour imaginable so you can have some fun choosing an orchid for your husband. If your husband is not blessed with green fingers, then how about a paperweight with a beautiful orchid preserved within the glass? It is a thoughtful and timeless gift which your husband is sure to like. If you are still struggling for ideas on what to give your husband, please check out our gifts below.
Here are more great suggestions for his 28th wedding anniversary gift, or you could check out our other anniversary pages for hundreds of additional ideas.
28th Wedding Anniversary Gifts for Her
What should I buy my wife on our 28th wedding anniversary?
What woman doesn’t love a beautiful new perfume? Orchid extraction as a fragrance is included in some of the most luxury designer perfumes. Why not surprise your wife with a new perfume? It will always remind her of your 28th wedding anniversary whenever she wears it. If choosing a new scent for your wife seems a little daunting, how about some orchid themed jewellery?
There are some beautiful orchid jewellery pieces available – including some unusual pieces which feature a dried or preserved orchid flower. Alternatively, you can incorporate the 28th wedding anniversary gemstone of amethyst to find the perfect jewellery piece. Check out the list below for some more gift inspiration.
Sea Glass Dinner Date Setting [Etsy]
A wonderful framed unique design of a romantic dinner date, 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 loved one.
Have a look at these other gift suggestions for her 28th wedding anniversary celebration…
28th Wedding Anniversary Gifts for Friends or Parents
Without sticking to the modern gift of orchids for your mum and dad’s anniversary, how about incorporating amethyst coloured decor for the home, a statement scatter cushion or sofa throw. Amethysts are a beautiful purple colour, ranging from light to very dark, so any shade of purple would meet the brief and be sure to make a great gift.
28th Wedding Anniversary Gifts for the In-laws
A beautiful orchid plant is always going to be received well but if your in-laws are not fond of house plants, then how about an orchid scented candle? Burning the candle will make them think of their son or daughter (and their partners) whilst reminding them of their 28th wedding anniversary.
Travel & Experience Gifts
- Gourmet meal and wine tasting
- Helicopter ride
- Theatre show or music concert tickets
- Dolphin and whale watching trip
- Travel and activity gift vouchers
The traditional 28th wedding anniversary gemstone is amethyst.
- Tie Pin
Something Different & Unique
- Explore the Orchid Garden of England in East Kent, followed by a pub lunch in the heart of orchid country.
- Plant your own orchid garden, for a timelessly beautiful home haven.
- Simply enjoy a pleasant weekend away in the country searching for orchids.
- If your budget extends to an overseas trip, include Singapore in your travel plans and visit the National Orchid Garden.
The elegant delicacy of orchids and the contemplative calm of amethysts are the perfect combination to embody 28 years of blissful marriage.
Take this opportunity to recall all those cherished times, as you edge closer towards the milestone of three decades together.
However you choose to spend your 28th wedding anniversary, enjoy it, have fun and reminisce on all the years gone by – you’ve almost reached the three-decade milestone!
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.