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 29th 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||Garnet|
|Traditional Gift – Germany||Satin|
|Traditional Gift – France||Velvet|
|Traditional Gift – Italy||Quartz|
- About 29th Wedding Anniversaries
- How to Celebrate a 29th Wedding Anniversary
- Common Questions About the 29th Wedding Anniversary
- 29th Wedding Anniversary Gifts for Him
- 29th Wedding Anniversary Gifts for Her
- 29th Wedding Anniversary Gifts for Him, Her… and Parents
About 29th Wedding Anniversaries
You might still be 12 months short of another major marriage milestone, but celebrating your 29th wedding anniversary is just as important as any other.
The numbers tell it all: on your 29th anniversary you would have been married for 10,585 days, or 254,040 hours, or 15,242,400 minutes – which is over 914 million seconds. Pretty impressive when it’s outlined like that in black and white figures.
How to Celebrate a 29th Wedding Anniversary
Unlike many of the other wedding anniversary dates, the 29th celebration is not usually associated with traditional symbols or materials. However, you can always be sure that jewellery or flowers will delight your loved one, especially if they are enamoured with certain types of flowers or gemstones.
The only modern item associated with a 29th wedding anniversary gift is furniture. As you have been with one another for almost 30 years, you will know exactly what the other likes when it comes to furniture. So maybe take advantage of this and buy a love seat for the living room – or some garden furniture if the warmer months are beckoning.
You have to have the right sort of stone. Peridot for mothers, girasol for lovers, sapphire for sadness and garnet for joy.” Quoted by: Catherynne M. Valente
29th Wedding Anniversary Gifts for Him, Her… and the Couple
There are hundreds of different types of furniture you can choose from, depending on personal tastes and preferences. As furniture can be a fashionably contemporary gift, why not splash out on something really chic to make a statement in your home – or help your celebrating friends with an item for their own home make-over.
Your choice this year could be a pleasant lead-up to next year’s 30th celebrations, so especially bear that in mind when buying a 29th wedding anniversary gift.
COMMON QUESTIONS ABOUT THE 29th WEDDING ANNIVERSARY
Q: What is the 29th wedding anniversary called?
A: The 29th wedding anniversary does not have a traditional name; however, its modern gift is furniture and could be called the Furniture Anniversary.
Q: What is the 29th wedding anniversary gemstone?
A: The 29th wedding anniversary gemstone is the Garnet, it´s know to revitalises, purifies and balances energy, bringing serenity or passion as appropriate and inspires love and devotion.
Q: What is the 29th wedding anniversary symbol?
A: The 29th wedding anniversary does not have a specific symbol, the gemstone is “passion” one of the properties associated with the garnet.
Q: What is the 29th wedding anniversary colour?
A: The 29th wedding anniversary does not have any colour popularly associated with it, but the garnets deep red colour would make it especially appropriate for this year’s symbolic colour.
Q: What are the traditional and modern gifts for a 29th wedding anniversary?
A: We do not have a traditional gift for a 29th wedding anniversary, but you could base your choice on the modern gift, furniture.
Q: What is the 29th year anniversary flower?
A: The 29th wedding anniversary flower is Celosia, this flower is a symbol of boldness. If you want to wish someone courage, a large bunch of Celosia will send the right message.
29th Wedding Anniversary Gifts for Him
What can I buy my husband for our 29th wedding anniversary?
If you need some inspiration, check out the suggestions below – or visit our other anniversary pages.
Have you checked out our gift shop page for some more great anniversary gift ideas? Check for more inspiration here
29th Wedding Anniversary Gifts for Her
What should I buy my wife on our 29th wedding anniversary?
Featured below are some excellent gift ideas…
Check our Gift Shop and other pages for inspirational gifts
29th Wedding Anniversary Gifts for Him, Her… or Parents
With just a little creative thought and consideration, you can certainly find the perfect 29th anniversary gift to delight the celebrating couple.
Travel & Experience Gift Ideas
- Location visit
- Travel and activity gift vouchers (from Red Letter Days)
- Adventure days
- Food and drink (afternoon tea for two)
- Escape to the country (many locations to choose from)
- Luxury spa day for two
- Country house weekend getaway
- Venice Simplon-Orient-Express trip for two from London
The traditional 29th wedding anniversary gemstone is garnet.
- Tie Pin
Something Different & Unique
- Arrange a London city break and take in some furniture museums – for example, Victoria & Albert or Geffrye Museum.
- Buy antique furniture to add a classic touch to your home, or support a local furniture maker producing creative modern pieces.
- Head out onto the country one weekend searching for unusual furniture in quaint and intriguing village shops.
- Attend one of the touring TV Antiques Roadshows in your area, and later enjoy celebratory refreshments in a cosy local pub.
Fun Facts About the Number 29
- Saturn requires over 29 years to orbit the Sun.
- February has 29 days (instead of 28) in leap years.
- In the Beatles song “She Loves You” the word “yeah” is said 29 times.
- A 29-sided shape is called an icosikaienneagon – try saying that after a glass or two of celebratory bubbly.
Soul-mates are people who bring out the best in you. They are not necessarily perfect but they are always perfect for you. And, after 29 years together, it is abundantly clear that you are great soul-mates.
Whatever you choose to buy for your 29th wedding anniversary, or however you choose to celebrate this special day, make sure it’s attuned to you and your partner’s shared soul qualities – something memorable they will adore.
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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.
I heard from my friend that her husband gave her a real star from kingdom of universe. He also told her that it’s a symbol of their love. He said his feelings to her will never end and she’s the brightest side of his life! I was so jeleous when she told me!
Hilda Boucher says
My husband and I celebrated our 29 th wedding anniversary on April 29,2018 he passes away the next morning on April 30,2018
Hilda Boucher says
We never got to celebrate our anniversary he was so sick that day we just stayed home with our grandkids and parents. I never ever imagined that life would turn out the way it did. Three weeks before his passing he told me that I was going to do cpr on him and I said to him you can’t say things like this to me are you crazy. So guess what April 30,2018 I did work on my husband and I got him back twice. The first time I got him back he looked at me for a few seconds and then he closed his eyes I kept working on him and he opened his eyes a second time looked at me for a few seconds and then he closed them again I was crying and telling him don’t do this to me so I just kept doing cpr on him until the ambulance came but I knew when he closed his eyes the second time that he was gone. Paramedics could save him. He died of heart failure. So later on that day in the hospital waiting for family members I just sat there and watched him he was so at peace like he had a smile on him and that pain and sick look he had all the time all went away he just layed there so peaceful like no more hurt and pain. So I got thinking about what he had told me three weeks before he left me. I said you dam bugger you you knew I was going to work on you and you made sure that it was me the first time and you had to make sure that it was still me working on you that’s why you looked at me a second time and then you were gone. Oh how I miss him.
I am so sorry t hear that.
Chachi Fabre says
Oh! So very sorry for your terrible loss.
Korrina M. says
I found myself looking for ideas for my 29th wedding anniversary and came across your story.My deepest condolences to you for your loss. I can’t put into words how it made me feel when reading your words about how he opened his eyes and looked at you not once but twice. Thank you for sharing your story. It’s a story that reminds us that life is short. I hope that you are doing well in your life’s journey.