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 39th wedding anniversary in countries around the world…
|Traditional Gift – UK||No traditional gift|
|Traditional Gift – US||No traditional gift|
|Traditional Gift – Spain||Agate|
|Traditional Gift – Germany||Sun Theme|
|Traditional Gift – Russia||Crêpe|
|Traditional Gift – France||Crêpe|
|Traditional Gift – Italy||Agate|
|Flower Gift||Lace Flower|
About 39th Wedding Anniversaries
Just 12 months to another tremendous marriage milestone. In the meantime, however, the countdown continues… on your 39th wedding anniversary you would have been married for 14,235 days or 341,640 hours or 20,498,400 minutes. Really – where did that time go?
Earlier anniversary years would have had certain gemstones and other items connected to them by tradition. The 39th wedding anniversary is different, with no classic symbols – apart from agate in some societies. This means you are free to think of uniquely creative gifts to buy your loved one.
How to Celebrate a 39th Wedding Anniversary
There are so many attractive destination options for a celebratory getaway that many couples tend to become a little overwhelmed when faced with making a decision.
Make things considerably easier for yourself by consulting a professional travel agent to help you. They can provide invaluable specialist insight into the ideal places and best prices. So, based on your budget and preferences, you should have less trouble settling on the most appealing destination.
Of course, you could decide instead to surprise your partner, and not let them in on your travel plans. Obviously, you will need to bear in mind their tastes, especially if they vary from yours.
Alternatively, if you prefer to stay at home this year and spend some more time with your loved ones, you could always organise a casual party at home or in a favourite local restaurant or bistro pub.
I consider lace to be one of the prettiest imitations ever made of the fantasy of nature.” Quoted by: Coco Chanel
39th Wedding Anniversary Gifts for Him, Her… and the Couple
To help give you plenty of inspiration, one modern-day gift is lace. This stunning fabric is usually handmade and, while it reached a pinnacle of its popularity in the 15th and 16th centuries, it has more recently come back into vogue – still offering a regally upmarket look.
If you decide to buck tradition and observe the occasion in your own special way, still make sure you carefully take into account your spouse’s likes and interests when deciding on the perfect gift or activity.
39th Wedding Anniversary Gifts for Him
What can I buy my husband for our 39th wedding anniversary?
Our anniversary gift ideas are specially chosen for the loved one in your life. If you can’t find exactly what you want here, we have many more gift suggestions on our other anniversary pages.
39th Wedding Anniversary Gifts for Her
What should I buy my wife on our 39th wedding anniversary?
On a Budget
39th Wedding Anniversary Gifts for Him, Her, Parents… and Other Couples
Travel & Experience Gifts
- Location visit
- Travel and activity gift vouchers (from Red Letter Days)
- Adventure days
- Food and drink (afternoon tea for two)
- V&A drawing workshop
- Escape to the country (many locations to choose from)
- Luxury spa day for two
- Country pursuits (day at the races, clay pigeon shooting, etc.)
The traditional 39th anniversary gemstone is agate.
- Tie Pin
Something Different & Unique
- Travel is always a wonderful way to celebrate any anniversary, so why not plan a romantic getaway to one of Europe’s enchanting cities?
- Visit a major lace-making area in the UK – for example, the Lace Guild in Stourbridge.
- Or travel further afield to Flanders and Brussels, where they have a long and venerable history of lace-making.
- One of the tracks on Queen’s album A Night At the Opera is “39”… so how about a night out to take in a music concert or theatre show (doesn’t have to be opera if that genre is not to your taste), followed by a candlelit dinner.
As you are coming up to your 40th wedding anniversary, you might be thinking further ahead and planning something incredible for next year. So for the 39th wedding anniversary gift you could opt to buy a hamper of smaller presents for your spouse.
Or maybe you need something new for your home, especially if you are going to be hosting your 40th anniversary there and want it to be in tip-top shape for the revelry. If that is the case, this year a couple of shared gifts would certainly be appropriate – with a bottle of bubbly to toast the forthcoming 12 months that will take you to four amazing decades of married life.