Traditional, Modern and Symbolic 30 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 30th wedding anniversary in countries around the world…
|Traditional Gift – UK||Pearl|
|Traditional Gift – US||Pearl|
|Traditional Gift – Australia||Pearl|
|Traditional Gift – Canada||Pearl|
|Traditional Gift – Spain||Pearl|
|Traditional Gift – Germany||Pearl|
|Traditional Gift – France||Pearl|
|Traditional Gift – Italy||Pearl|
Discover the 30th year anniversary
- About 30th Wedding Anniversaries
- How to Celebrate a 30th Wedding Anniversary
- Common Questions About the 30th Wedding Anniversary
- 30th Wedding Anniversary Gifts for Him
- 30th Wedding Anniversary Gifts for Her
- 30th Wedding Anniversary Gifts for Him, Her… and Parents
- 30th Wedding Anniversary Gifts for In-laws
- 30th Wedding Anniversary Wishes & Quotes
About 30th Wedding Anniversaries
Happy 30th Wedding Anniversary! What an incredible achievement making it through 30 years of marriage. Your 30th anniversary is one to go BIG on and celebrate in style! The traditional 30th wedding anniversary gift is pearl and is often referred to as the ‘Pearl Anniversary’. Pearls are a symbol of beauty, purity, and wisdom, making them a perfect representation of your enduring love.
Sea Glass Birds On Rocks [Etsy]
A wonderful, framed artwork displaying 6 little birds, each one on a rock, all made with pebbles and genuine sea glass. The sea glass and pebbles are collected by the artist from the beautiful Mediterranean beaches in Southern Spain.
This can also be a personalised item for loved ones or friends.
How to Celebrate a 30th Wedding Anniversary
Thirty years together deserves to be celebrated with a bang! A party with friends and family would be a lovely way to mark the occasion. How about a fun themed party? In honour of the ‘Pearl Anniversary’, how about a ‘Breakfast at Tiffany’s’ themed party, based on the 1963 classic film set in New York. Think 60’s New York glamour, and of course, pearl jewellery is a must! Alternatively, a ‘Pirates of The Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl’ themed party, because who doesn’t love a pirate themed party?
If your budget allows it, look into booking a surprise romantic getaway to one of the world’s biggest pearl exporters. Japan, Australia and Indonesia are the top three pearl exporters, all very beautiful countries to visit. Incorporate a trip to a pearl farm to learn more about this stunning natural product, and while you’re there, there’s no harm in stopping by the gift shop on the way out!
The pearl is the queen of gems and the gem of queens.” Quoted by: Grace Kelly
30th Wedding Anniversary Gifts for Him, Her and the Couple
Each anniversary year is marked by specific gifts, both traditional and modern. With pearls being the classic gift, popular 30th anniversary ideas for women include a pearl necklace, pearl earrings or pearl bracelet. For men, pearl cufflinks or a pearl tie pin make excellent choices.
For something a little more modern, diamonds would be just as joyously received. You really can’t go wrong with either: Pearls or Diamonds.
COMMON QUESTIONS ABOUT THE 30TH WEDDING ANNIVERSARY
Q: What is the 30th wedding anniversary called?
A: The 30th wedding anniversary is know as the Pearl Anniversary.
Q: What is the 30th wedding anniversary gemstone?
A: The 30th wedding anniversary gemstone is the Pearl, Pearls are the ultimate symbol for wisdom and valued for their calming effects, pearls represent serenity.
Q: What is the 30th wedding anniversary symbol?
A: The 30th wedding anniversary is symbolised by the pearl, representing devotion, purity, wealth and honour, it also shows how a couple celebrating their 30th anniversary are still committed to each other.
Q: What does the 30th wedding anniversary mean?
A: The 30th wedding anniversary means a couple have nurtured their relationship like the pearl, symbolising the beauty and scarcity of such a wonderful and rare union.
Q: What are the traditional and modern gifts for a 30th wedding anniversary?
A: The traditional gift for a 30th wedding anniversary is the pearl, with the modern gift being a diamond.
Q: What is the 30th year anniversary flower?
A: The 30th wedding anniversary flower is the Lily, Lilies symbolise beauty, purity, fertility, transformation, rebirth, and devotion.
30th Wedding Anniversary Gifts for Him
What can I buy my husband for our 30th wedding anniversary?
A timeless pearl-faced watch would make a perfect gift for your husband on this special anniversary. Watches make a wonderful gift, as they are something that we, quite literally, check many times a day. Other pearl inspired gifts include pearl cufflinks and pearl tie clips.
Check out the options from the list below if you are still struggling for gift ideas.
If you would like to buy something different for this anniversary, check out the ideas below, or hundreds of additional gift suggestions on our other anniversary pages.
30th Wedding Anniversary Gifts for Her
What should I buy my wife on our 30th wedding anniversary?
When it comes to buying a gift for your wife, this anniversary may feel easier than most when it comes to shopping for the perfect gift. Pearl jewellery is an obvious choice; it is elegant, classy and will last the test of time. From a pearl necklace to a pair of pearl earrings, to a pearl bracelet… the world is your oyster!
If you’re looking for a less obvious pearl gift, then how about a beautiful pearl-adorned handbag? From high street to luxury designer brands, you will be sure to find a handbag to suit your budget. Check out the list below for more gift options.
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.
But that’s not all… below are more suggestions for gifts that would also be ideal for this special occasion.
30th Wedding Anniversary Gifts for Parents and In-laws
When looking for a present for your mum and dad or your in-laws, a recent family photo framed by a pearl photo frame would make a thoughtful gift and one that will be sure to make them smile. Sticking to the ‘pearl anniversary’ gift idea, you could buy a pearl-coloured sofa throw or scatter cushion.
If you are looking for some inspiration for anniversary gifts for your parents or in-laws, have a look at the list below.
Travel & Experience Gifts
- Location visit
- Travel and activity gift vouchers
- 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
- London Rock-n-Roll Legends Tour
The traditional 30th wedding anniversary gemstones are pearls and diamonds.
- Tie Pin
Something Different & Unique
- Plan a tour of some of Europe’s most romantic and alluring cities… Paris, Venice, Prague, Santorini, St.Moritz.
- Head off for an adventurous holiday pearl-hunting – in the Persian Gulf, Japan or Western Australia.
- Book tickets for one of your favourite 1980s bands – you can still catch plenty of old rockers performing live at reunion concerts.
- Camp out at a 1980s weekend music festival, for an authentic retro experience.
- Return to your honeymoon location and relive the passion.
Ask any long-married couples to reveal the secrets of their happiness and longevity, and you will receive many different answers. They would all agree on at least one common aspect, however: sharing marriage vows 30 years ago was a magical high point of their lives.
Now it’s time for another one – a 30th wedding anniversary party celebrated in the grandest style possible. Of course, the definition of style varies from one couple to another.
Some would prefer a relatively subdued celebration with just an intimate circle of friends and family; others, more robust festivities with just about everyone and their dog… neighbours, colleagues and 30 years of acquaintances invited to party into the early hours.
Whichever celebratory path you follow, enjoy the moment – 30 years of moments, in fact, all leading to this special day.
Thirty years truly is a remarkable achievement and one you should both feel proud of. However you choose to spend it, have the best time celebrating it!
For more inspiration, check out our 30th 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.