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 47th wedding anniversary in countries around the world…
|Traditional Gift – UK||No traditional gift|
|Traditional Gift – US||No traditional gift|
|Traditional Gift – Spain||Amethyst|
|Traditional Gift – Germany||Cashmere|
|Traditional Gift – Russia||Cashmere|
|Traditional Gift – France||Cashmere|
|Traditional Gift – Italy||Amethyst|
About 47th Wedding Anniversaries
Some people believe that numbers have a language of their own, an interesting thought to contemplate as you celebrate your 47th wedding anniversary.
The number 47 translates to playful, and it is more than likely that couples who have reached this milestone will have learnt how to incorporate the power of humour into their relationship.
In the absence of traditional themes, gemstones or other materials associated with 47 years of marriage, there is one modern-day alternative: books.
How to Celebrate a 47th Wedding Anniversary
From fact to fiction, and recipes to history, you can always find a book that will make a wonderfully personal and thoughtful gift for your loved one.
Does your partner have a favourite author? If so, track down a first edition that will make a treasured addition to his collection.
If you are planning on going away for your wedding anniversary, make sure you pack all those books you haven’t had time to read lately, and enjoy relaxing days blissfully reading under a parasol in the sun.
In vain I have struggled. It will not do. My feelings will not be repressed. You must allow me to tell you how ardently I admire and love you.” Quoted by: Jane Austen in Pride And Prejudice
47th Wedding Anniversary Gifts for Him, Her… and the Couple
Gifts don’t have to be extravagant, but they should be meaningful to you both. As there are no specific flowers or gemstones associated with this anniversary, your choice is unlimited.
Jewellery is also a wonderful way to express your feelings. Brooches and tie pins both make exceptional gifts, as do bracelets and rings – for both him and her.
47th Wedding Anniversary Gifts for Him
What can I buy my husband for our 47th wedding anniversary? Below we offer a selection of gift ideas to suit all budgets, including some of our own favourites.
Think about buying gifts that are specific to your partner’s main interest – or simply just fun-related.
47th Wedding Anniversary Gifts for Her
What should I buy my wife on our 47th wedding anniversary?
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47th Wedding Anniversary Gifts for Him, Her, Parents… and Grandparents
These gift ideas are ideal for a spouse, parents, grandparents or other couples celebrating their 47th wedding anniversary.
Travel & Experience Gifts
- Travel gift vouchers
- Three-course dinner (try that restaurant that has great reviews)
- Romantic boutique hotel stay (attractive room with hot tub, etc.)
- Wine tasting and vineyard tour
- Theatre show or music concert tickets
- Scenic train journey
The traditional 47th wedding anniversary gemstone is amethyst.
- Tie Pin
Something Different & Unique
- Travel to London to visit the British Library, a treasure trove of rare and enchanting books.
- Select a location from a favoured novel and plan a break around that town or area.
- Take a trip on the Orient Express – the setting for one of Agatha Christie’s best-known novels.
- Plan a getaway to the Yorkshire dales, home of famous vet James Herriot’s fascinating tales.
With books as your theme this year, make sure you enjoy a magnificent celebration that provides plenty of memories for a new chapter of your own story of 47 years of marriage, love and romance.
10 Classic Books to Re-Discover
This year, as you celebrate your 47th wedding anniversary, would be a wonderful time to look back at some of the classic books you have enjoyed over the years – and re-discover their literary delights. Perhaps your favourite is among these 10?
- Pride and Prejudice – By Jane Austen (1813)
- Frankenstein – By Mary Shelley (1823)
- Wuthering Heights – By Emily Brontë (1847)
- Moby-Dick – By Herman Melville (1851)
- Great Expectations – By Charles Dickens (1860)
- To Kill a Mockingbird – By Harper Lee (1960)
- Scoop – By Evelyn Waugh (1938)
- The Grapes of Wrath – By John Steinbeck (1939)
- Nineteen Eighty-Four – By George Orwell (1949)
- The Lord of the Rings – By J. R. R. Tolkien (1954)