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 – Australia||No traditional gift|
|Traditional Gift – Canada||No traditional gift|
|Traditional Gift – Spain||No traditional gift|
|Traditional Gift – Germany||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
- How to Celebrate a 56th Wedding Anniversary
- Common Questions About the 56th Wedding Anniversary
- 56th Wedding Anniversary Gifts for Him
- 56th Wedding Anniversary Gifts for Her
- 56th Wedding Anniversary Gifts for Him, Her… and Parents
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
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.
COMMON QUESTIONS ABOUT THE 56TH WEDDING ANNIVERSARY
Q: What is the 56th wedding anniversary called?
A: The 56th wedding anniversary does not have a specific name associated with it.
Q: What is the 56th wedding anniversary gemstone?
A: The 56th wedding anniversary does not have a specific gemstone, choose from any of the romantic or favourite gemstones if required.
Q: What is the 56th wedding anniversary symbol?
A: The 56th wedding anniversary does not have a symbol, if it was going to have any symbolic meaning it would be a historic or romantic getaway, better get booking!
Q: What does the 56th wedding anniversary mean?
A: The 56th wedding anniversary does not have a specific meaning, with this many years together must mean you can do what you please.
Q: What are the traditional and modern gifts for a 56th wedding anniversary?
A: There is no traditional gift for the 56th wedding anniversary, however the modern gift is suggested a historic trip to Stonehenge.
Q: What is the 56th year anniversary flower?
A: The 56th wedding anniversary flower is the Box Plant, an evergreen shrub or small tree of the box family, it´s best known for the ornamental and useful boxwoods, represents longevity and immortality.
56th Wedding Anniversary Gifts for Him
What can I buy my husband for our 56th wedding anniversary?
These gift ideas are also ideal for parents and grandparents celebrating their 56th anniversary. Tailor your gifts around their special interests and activities
56th Wedding Anniversary Gifts for Her
What should I buy my wife on our 56th wedding anniversary?
Our gift ideas featured here are great for him, her or couples. We also have hundreds of additional suggestions on our other anniversary pages.
56th Wedding Anniversary Gifts for Him & Her, Parents
Travel & Experience Gifts
- 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 wedding 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.
About The Author
This page has been written by Justin Aldridge. Justin is passionate about helping couples to make their anniversary as special as possible. Justin enjoys being creative and coming up with different and inspiring ideas for couples to celebrate their anniversary in style each year.