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 31st wedding anniversary in countries around the world…
|Traditional Gift – UK||No Traditional Gift|
|Traditional Gift – US||No Traditional Gift|
|Traditional Gift – Spain||Ebony|
|Traditional Gift – Germany||Linden|
|Traditional Gift – Russia||White Flowers|
|Traditional Gift – France||Sheep Skin|
|Traditional Gift – Italy||Ebony|
|Flower Gift||White Flowers|
About 31st Wedding Anniversaries
For many couples it will be hard to top last year’s milestone anniversary, but every new year you celebrate married life with your partner is just as precious. And timeless… so this is the perfect occasion to buy them a 31st wedding anniversary gift that is also made to last.
The contemporary symbolic gift associated with this year’s celebration is a timepiece. No better way to show your enduring love for each other – and to cherish as a life-long keepsake.
If you opt for matching watches, there are countless dual timepieces available online. You can then chronicle more wonderful times ahead with stunning watches that showcase your shared lives.
How to Celebrate a 31st Wedding Anniversary
Just about everyone likes a party, but don’t just settle for the usual kind of celebration. Go the extra mile and create a special festive ambience that reflects the three decades you have spent together.
For a particularly nostalgic touch, decorate and dress in a style from 30 years past – or post pictures from each year of your marriage on a poster board.
I seem to have loved you in numberless forms, numberless times, in life after life, in age after age, forever.” Quoted by: Rabindranath Tagore
31st Wedding Anniversary Gift for Him, Her… and the Couple
Choosing a 31st wedding anniversary gift is largely up to your imagination, as there aren’t any common gemstones, flowers or traditional symbols associated with this year.
That means you can buy your husband or wife something truly special that you know they will absolutely love. Displaying your mutual appreciation through giving is extremely personal, and it says so much about the long-standing love you have for each other.
Even though no specific flowers are associated with the 31st wedding anniversary, if your partner loves roses, lilies, daffodils or even orchids, why not buy a bouquet of these in white?
Fresh flowers look and smell amazing, and lift the atmosphere of any room. The way they breathe and are full of life and presence really makes a statement in any living room or kitchen space. Plus, they will be a great talking point for admiring guests if you host a party at home.
31st Wedding Anniversary Gifts for Him
What can I buy my husband for our 31st wedding anniversary?
Apart from timepieces for this anniversary gift, you could also opt for a gift that incorporates his interests. Here are a few other great suggestions…
31st Wedding Anniversary Gifts for Her
What should I buy my wife on our 31st wedding anniversary?
Need additional ideas for that perfect gift for your partner? Check out more suggestions below…
31st Wedding Anniversary Gifts for Parents… and Other Couples
Struggling to find a gift for your parents or another couple on their 31st wedding anniversary? Don’t worry, help is at hand below…
Travel & Experience Gifts
- 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 getaway (relaxing weekend for two)
- Pleasure flights
A modern-day 31st anniversary gemstone is ebony.
- Tie Pin
Something Different & Unique
- Visit one of the world’s most famous clocks: Big Ben at the Palace of Westminster in London.
- Book a trip to Geneva in Switzerland – a venerable capital of both classic and contemporary watchmaking.
- Buy an antique timepiece as a new statement objet d’art for your living room.
- Turn back the clock at a concert by one of your favourite 1980s bands – many are still going strong.
This never fails when wanting to share your anniversary with friends and family: host a celebration party with all the trimmings at home, or in a local restaurant where someone else can take care of all the work and all you have to do is enjoy some unbridled fun with your partner and guests.
As always, the most important thing is to enjoy celebrating another year – an impressive 31 in all now – with the one you love.