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 56th 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||No traditional gift|
|Traditional Gift – Russia||No traditional gift|
|Traditional Gift – France||Boxwood|
|Traditional Gift – Italy||No traditional gift|
|Flower Gift||Box Plant|
|Gemstone Gift||No traditional gemstone|
|Modern Gift||Trip to Stonehenge|
About 56th Wedding Anniversaries
Warm congratulations for another memorable celebration – your 56th wedding anniversary. Like other couples who have spent such an impressively long time married, you will have shared many wonderful moments over the years and witnessed some incredible changes since the sixties.
There are no traditional gifts for this wedding anniversary, or flowers and gems to mark it officially, but there are still plenty of great ideas to make this day special for your partner, parents, grandparents or close friends.
How to Celebrate a 56th Wedding Anniversary
Despite there not being much in the way of traditional items for a 56th wedding anniversary, you and your partner could still make the most of the day and enjoy a weekend getaway in a nostalgic setting from the past.
Alternatively, with no pre-conceived notions about gifts, you have free reign to buy any jewellery or luxury home accessories that you think would truly spoil your loved one. In short, there is no excuse for not ensuring this year’s 56th wedding anniversary gift is simply amazing.
Love must be as much a light, as it is a flame.” Quoted by: Henry David Thoreau
Freya Bouquet – £49.99, Serenata Flowers
56th Wedding Anniversary Gift Ideas for Him, Her, Parents and Grandparents
When parents or grandparents celebrate an anniversary, it’s not just a precious time for the couple but also for the entire family. Many original 56th wedding anniversary gifts can be bought or made that are a celebration of the family they created together.
Selecting a wedding anniversary gift for parents or grandparents that reflects and involves the whole family adds an even more personal and poignant touch for the couple.
56th Wedding Anniversary Gifts for Him
What can I buy my husband for our 56th wedding anniversary?
Adopt a Spitfire – £19.99, Prezzybox
Personalised Football On This Day Book – £14.99, Prezzybox
Camera Lens Mug With Lid – £10.00, Gift Experience
Full Body Massage Mat – £49.00, Menkind
These gift ideas are also ideal for parents and grandparents celebrating their 56th anniversary. Tailor your gifts around their special interests and activities
G&B Organic Tasting Collection & Red Wine – £27.00, G&B
Personalised Man Cave Sign – £19.99, Prezzybox
Personalised Man Crap Keepsake Box – £23.00, Menkind
Great Garden Gnome Massacre – £20.00, Menkind
- Sports accessories (golf or tennis balls, clothing, etc.)
- Gift vouchers (books, gadgets… almost anything)
- Quirky or funny personalised T-shirts
- Puzzles and games
- Computer lessons
56th Wedding Anniversary Gifts for Her
What should I buy my wife on our 56th wedding anniversary?
Swarovski Dancing Swan Bangle – £145.00, Acotis
Silver Double Cat Brooch – £44.00, Acotis
Very Cherry Bouquet – £20.99, Flying Flowers
Promises Two Hearts Entwined Tall Vase – £60.00
Our gift ideas featured here are great for him, her or couples. We also have hundreds of additional suggestions on our other anniversary pages.
Handmade Soap Collection – £9.99, Prezzybox
Personalised Latte Mug – £14.99, Snapfish
Extra Long Hot Water Bottle – £17.99, Urban Gifts
Women’s Pawsome Socks Gift Box – £13.99, IWOOT
- Bouquet of mixed flowers
- Indoor planter (filled with her favourite plants)
- Scented candles
- Creative gift (arts & crafts equipment or workshops)
- Personalised purse mirror
56th Wedding Anniversary Gifts for Him & Her
Wooden Wishing Well Planter – £46.99, Selections
Lilliput Bistro Set – £69.99, Selections
Classic Cheese Hamper – £69.95, Pong Cheese
Luxury Coach Tour to Stonehenge – £106, RLD
Travel & Experience Gifts
Michelin Table for 2 Dining Experience – £59.99, RLD
Northern Belle Dining Experience – £510, Red Letter Days
- 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
- Champagne afternoon tea for two
- Eden Project private guided rainforest tour for two
There is no traditional 56th anniversary gemstone, so let your creativity flow.
- Tie Pin
For Something Slightly Different…
Perhaps a look at numbers from the past will help you decide on the perfect gift…
- The 56 Aubrey Holes are one of the oldest features of Stonehenge. They comprise 56 chalk pits arranged in a circle, but their purpose is still unknown. The prehistoric monument is well worth a visit… followed by a traditional lunch at a nearby inn.
- The first time John Lennon met Paul McCartney, Lennon was 16 and McCartney was 15. It was July 6, 1957, one of the most significant meetings in rock history. Their home town of Liverpool has a rich tapestry of The Beatles memorabilia… for a fascinating trip down memory lane.
If you prefer to stay home for this anniversary, your partner will always appreciate a bouquet of flowers, handmade chocolates or a bottle of favourite wine. However you decide to celebrate another year together, make sure it provides more special memories.