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 42nd wedding anniversary in countries around the world…
|Traditional Gift – UK||No traditional gift|
|Traditional Gift – US||No traditional gift|
|Traditional Gift – Spain||Jasper|
|Traditional Gift – Germany||Garnet|
|Traditional Gift – Russia||Mother of Pearl|
|Traditional Gift – France||Pearl|
|Traditional Gift – Italy||Jasper|
|Flower Gift||Mixed floral bouquet|
|Modern Gift||Home Theme|
About 42nd Wedding Anniversaries
Bearing in mind that the 42nd wedding anniversary is not traditionally represented by any symbols, gemstones or flowers, how about celebrating this year with a modern-day gift?
Property improvements, for example… Under no circumstances does this mean the celebrations are any less important than others. Simply that, after 42 years together, it is still vital to stay creative, always adding fresh ideas to the mix.
How to Celebrate a 42nd Wedding Anniversary
This doozy of a contemporary symbol could take many different spins… Really push the boat out and buy a holiday property, or carry out some major improvements to your current home.
One quirky idea would be to buy a new garden shed for your collection of tools, or a new greenhouse to pot those special plants and seeds you have gathered over the years.
42nd Wedding Anniversary Gifts for Him, Her… and the Couple
Your celebrations do not have to be extravagant or follow the modern theme of property improvements.
They could instead be an intimate dinner for two at a favourite restaurant. Or, depending on the time of year you were married, why not enjoy a picnic at a treasured romantic setting you visited on a previous anniversary?
As there is no particular flower connected to this date, a bouquet of 42 flowers made up with a mix of flowers associated with previous anniversaries would make a thoughtful and romantic gesture.
Where we love is home, home that our feet may leave, but not our hearts.” Quoted by: Oliver Wendell Holmes
42nd Wedding Anniversary Gifts for Him
What can I buy my husband for our 42nd wedding anniversary?
We have included some sports equipment in our gift ideas below. Is your partner a fisherman or someone who likes to walk and needs some new outdoor-wear clothing? Check out our suggestions…
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42nd Wedding Anniversary Gifts for Her
What should I buy my wife on our 42nd wedding anniversary?
Experience days make a great gift for him, her, parents and friends celebrating their 42nd wedding anniversary.
42nd Wedding Anniversary Gifts for Him, Her, Parents… and Other Couples
Travel & Experience Gifts
- Location visit
- Travel and activity gift vouchers
- Adventure days
- Food and drink (afternoon tea for two)
- Sports accessories (golf balls, tennis balls, apparel, etc.)
The traditional 42nd wedding anniversary gemstone is jasper.
- Tie Pin
Something Different & Unique
- Arrange a tour of stately homes, in keeping with the modern-day 42nd anniversary property theme.
- Visit a home décor and design exhibition for new ideas.
- Redesign your property or garden.
- Splash out on a new state-of-the-art kitchen.
- Take in a theatre show, not just any one but travelling to New York’s 42nd Street – well-known for its theatres.
Finally… an update on how your special moments together are adding up. On the 42nd anniversary of your marriage you would have been married for 15,330 days or 367,920 hours or 22,075,200 minutes, which is over 1,324 million seconds!
However, as we always say, the numbers only tell a small part of the story. The most important chapter is how you celebrate another year together, making sure the occasion is rich with love and romance.
Grand Tour of 10 Stately Homes in the UK
If you would like to enjoy an especially regal outing to celebrate your wedding anniversary, here are 10 fascinating stately homes to visit around the UK…
- Blenheim Palace – Oxfordshire estate built for John Churchill, 1st Duke of Marlborough, on land gifted by Queen Anne.
- Crag Hall – sandstone Georgian country house with views over Peak District National Park in Derbyshire.
- Hartfield Palace – Jacobean-style property built for Robert Cecil, 1st Earl of Salisbury, on the site of Hatfield Palace (which had been owned by King Henry VIII).
- Highclere Castle – popularly known as “Downton Abbey” from the TV series.
- Llancaiach Fawr Manor – built circa 1550 in South Wales, excellent example of a semi-fortified manor house.
- Longleat House – first stately home in Britain to open to the public on a fully commercial basis (1949).
- Mount Stuart – located on Scotland’s Isle of Bute and the first house in Britain to have an indoor heated swimming pool.
- Osterley Park and House – Georgian property in west London that is one of the last surviving country estates in the capital.
- Tyntesfield – Victorian Gothic Revival home located just outside Bristol.
- Windsor Castle – the oldest and largest occupied castle in the world, built by William the Conqueror in the 11th century and currently the official residence of Queen Elizabeth II.