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 53rd wedding anniversary in countries around the world…
|Traditional Gift – UK||No traditional gift|
|Traditional Gift – US||No traditional gift|
|Traditional Gift – Spain||No traditional gift|
|Traditional Gift – Germany||Uranus Theme|
|Traditional Gift – Russia||No traditional gift|
|Traditional Gift – France||Cherry|
|Traditional Gift – Italy||No traditional gift|
|Flower Gift||Cherry Tree|
|Gemstone Gift||No traditional gemstone|
|Modern Gift||Romantic Getaway|
About 53rd Wedding Anniversaries
Congratulations are once again richly deserved this year, as you celebrate 53 years of commitment and building a beautiful life together.
There is no traditional name or symbol for the 53rd wedding anniversary, so this is the perfect time to let your spirit of adventure come to the fore and plan an exotic romantic getaway.
How to Celebrate a 53rd Wedding Anniversary
Nevertheless, if overseas travel is not an option, there are many wonderful places close to home that would be perfect for a 53rd wedding anniversary celebration.
Check out hotels in your area or in a nearby town, and ask if they have special offers – a gourmet restaurant meal, for example, or an afternoon of revitalising spa treatments – for couples celebrating their wedding anniversary.
If not, your home will do just fine. You will be in your comfort zone, you won’t need to spend too much money, and you won’t even have to bother packing and planning for a trip away.
If the weather is pleasant at this time of the year, think about inviting friends and family to an outdoor barbecue or picnic. Or to join you for a weekend away at your holiday home in the country or by the sea.
Better still, if you have heard on the family “grapevine” that your children or grandchildren are planning a “surprise” party, feign ignorance, sit back and relax, and let them take care of all the arrangements.
Spring Burst Bouquet – £36.99, Flying Flowers
Now married for a remarkable 53 years, you will no doubt be keen to continue any loving traditions you both look forward to each year, whether it is giving your partner a classic anniversary gift, enjoying a romantic getaway or just doing something out of the ordinary together.
Alternatively, you could create fresh traditions for future anniversaries – dining at a different restaurant or travelling to a new destination. There are probably still places you have never visited but always wanted to, so start ticking them off this year.
Actually, the best gift you could have given her was a lifetime of adventures.” Quoted by: Lewis Carroll
53rd Wedding Anniversary Gifts for Him
What can I buy my husband for our 53rd wedding anniversary?
Fun Socks – £14.00, Menkind
Waterstones Gift Vouchers – £20.00, Waterstones
Bordeaux Wine & Newspaper from A Special Date – £74.99, PGS
The Finest Real Ales – £41.50, Funky Hampers
These gift ideas are also ideal for parents and grandparents celebrating their 53rd wedding anniversary. Tailor your gifts around their special interests and activities.
Golf Break for Two at The Belfry – £599, Red Letter Days
Two Night National Park Mini-Break – £139, Red Letter Days
Lupi Romani Scarf – £24.95, Ties Planet
Heated Travel Mug for the Car – £20.00, Menkind
53rd Wedding Anniversary Gifts for Her
What should I buy my wife on our 53rd wedding anniversary?
Cherry Blossom Bracelet – £90.00, Acotis
Embroidered Scarf Desert Rose – £40.00, Bohemia
Overnight Getaway to a Castle – £189, RLD
Become a Laird or Lady Gift Box – £19.99, IWOOT
We have hundreds of additional gift ideas on our other anniversary pages.
Painting Class Online – £14.99, Red Letter Days
In Times Of Stress Apron – £19.00, Menkind
Luxury Spa Days Gift Box – £134.99, RLD
Royal Doulton Figures From – £60.00, Royal Doulton
53rd Wedding Anniversary Gifts for Him, Her… and Couples
Indulgent Escapes Gift Box – £159.99, RLD
Einstein Genius Thinking Game – £13.00, Menkind
Drake’s Carpet Bowls – £20.00, Menkind
Deluxe Two Night Break with Dinner – £179, RLD
Dark Chocolate Club Subscription – £36.00, G & B
Radial Wine Glass – £55.00, Royal Doulton
Travel & Experience Gifts
Check out the full list of experience days here…
- Location visit
- Travel and activity gift vouchers
- Adventure days
- Food and drink (afternoon tea for two)
- Country house stay and dinner for two
- Escape to the country (many locations to choose from)
- Luxury spa day for two
- Eden Project private guided rainforest tour for two
There is no traditional 53rd wedding anniversary gemstone, so let your creative juices flow this year.
- Tie Pin
For Something Slightly Different…
- The number 53 is the international dial code for Cuba, so how about considering a once-in-a-lifestime trip to that enthralling island nation?
- The African country coming in at 53rd on the continent’s total population list (221,604) is… Sao Tome and Principe. Great for birdwatching couples, as it is home to the world’s smallest ibis and largest sunbird.
- Closer to home for a weekend getaway (if you are living in the UK), the 53rd parallel north passes through Stoke-on-Trent and Nottingham. Or, if you are on the other side of the Atlantic… Alaska and Canada.
Make sure this 53rd wedding anniversary day is as special as all those coming before it, and choose a memorable gift that pays appropriate homage to those many wonderful years of married life.