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 59th 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||Olive|
|Traditional Gift – Italy||No traditional gift|
|Flower Gift||Olive Tree|
|Gemstone Gift||No traditional gemstone|
|Modern Gift||Family Tree|
About 59th Wedding Anniversaries
By now the question has probably been asked many times. And no doubt it will be repeated several times more as you celebrate your 59th wedding anniversary.
“What is your secret to such a long marriage?” “Well,” you invariably reply with a twinkle in your eye, “We’ve been married for 59 years and that’s all you need to know!”
How to Celebrate a 59th Wedding Anniversary
You and your family will already be thinking about next year’s diamond anniversary, so perhaps you want to keep it fairly simple for your 59th? Nevertheless, all wedding anniversaries should at least be celebrated in some way, with gifts that reflect a couple’s deep and abiding commitment to each other.
Whether you’re thinking of a major celebration involving neighbours, work colleagues and acquaintances or just an intimate gathering of family members and close friends, it’s all about planning – and a few tips always come in handy.
- First of all, find out as much as you can about the couple’s younger days.
- Use that information to develop a song playlist that features their favourites from the years when they were newlyweds.
- Enclose a note in the invitations asking each guest to write down a favourite memory of the couple.
- Gather the stories and either read them out aloud at the party or use them to create a scrapbook which can be given to the couple as a memento.
Health Benefits of Olive Oil
Ancient Greek poet Homer referred to it as “liquid gold” and physician Hippocrates described it as the “great healer”. Olive oil has been a key ingredient of Mediterranean diets for thousands of years, even though its exact origin is not known. What is known is that the olive tree is one of the oldest cultivated fruit trees in the world – believed to have been domesticated in the Medirerrnean basin approximately 6,000 years ago.
Here are some interesting facts about olive oil and its valuable health benefits…
- Olive oil represented wealth in the Minoan civilisation, and it is reported to have been five times more expensive than wine in Syria.
- The Ancient Greeks used olive oil as a primitive contraceptive.
- With people in Mediterranean areas (on average) living longer and suffering less from heart disease than northern Europeans and Americans, the term “Mediterranean diet” was coined to describe a culinary trend that usually includes eating plenty of olive oil.
- Olive oil is extremely low in saturated fats (around 15 per cent) and rich in monounsaturated oleic acid, believed to have many beneficial effects and also considered to be a healthy choice for cooking.
- Olive oil contains vitamin E, which strengthens the immune system, and vitamin K, which helps with wound healing – as well as phenolic antioxidants, recognised as providing protection for bad cholesterol from harmful oxidation.
- In addition, olive oil contains a significant amount of polyphenols, which help relax and dilate arteries and are believed to reduce high blood pressure.
- Olive oil can help reduce joint pain and swelling from rheumatoid arthritis, beneficial effects that are greatly increased when combined with fish oil.
- Extra virgin oil’s antibacterial properties hinder food-borne pathogens from growing in the digestive system – and improve gut health.
- Studies have demonstrated that people who consume olive oil have a much lower risk of suffering a stroke – the second biggest killer in developed countries (after heart disease).
- The evidence is still inconclusive, but it is thought that olive oil could have an effect on reducing the risk of depression and Alzheimer’s, and generally improve memory and cognitive function in the elderly.
- Clinical trials have suggested that olive oil, combined with a Mediterranean diet, can reduce
- the risk of type 2 diabetes.
- Consuming olive oil does not, according to studies, seem to increase weight gain, and moderate intake might even aid weight loss.
Sizzling Sunflower Bouquet – £29.99
59th Wedding Anniversary Gift Ideas for Him, Her, Parents and Grandparents
It’s pretty safe to assume that a couple who have been married for nearly six decades will have just about everything they need, which can make gift-giving something of a challenge.
Furthermore, there are no traditional names, objects or symbols for a 59th wedding anniversary to provide you with ideas. So how about considering this modern option?
For both an economical and a thoughtful gift, you could create a memory tree. Find a large branch or small fake tree and fill the branches with photos commemorating the main events in the couple’s lives.
If you are grandchildren seeking inspiration, you could introduce your grandparents to new technology, and buy them a computer or tablet and teach them how to search the web, send emails and Skype to keep in touch.
Add gift cards for their favourite stores, gift certificates to dine at restaurants they love, or ticket vouchers to shows or events they might enjoy. Alternatively, ask around if everyone would be interested in pooling their funds and sending the couple on a trip to an eagerly-awaited bucket list destination.
Love is like a tree, it grows of its own accord, it puts down deep roots into our whole being.” Quoted by: Victor Hugo
59th Wedding Anniversary Gifts for Him
What can I buy my husband for our 59th wedding anniversary?
British & Irish Lions Shirt – £52, Lovell Rugby
Telescopic Torch with Magnets – £6.00, Menkind
Globe Decanter with Glasses Set – £40.00, Menkind
Selection of Bestseller Books from – £6.00, Waterstones
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59th Wedding Anniversary Gifts for Her
What can I buy my wife for our 59th wedding anniversary?
Heated Foot Massager – £49.00, Menkind
Troll Beads Animal Set – £120.00, Acotis
Animal Print Shawl Scarf – £7.95, Ties Planet
Personalised Heart Anniversary Keyring – £70.00, Lovesilver
59th Wedding Anniversary Gifts for Him, Her and Parents
Living Galaxy Lantern Luminaire – £40.00, Belleek
Mr and Mrs Game Family Edition – £20.00, Menkind
Champagne and Chocolates Gift – £55.99, Funky Hampers
Canvas Family Prints – £23.99, Snapfish
We have a superb selection of travel and activity days that will suit any couple celebrating their wedding anniversary. Just remember to carefully consider each other’s main interests – or those of other couples – when selecting one of these gift days.
Travel Gift & 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
There is no traditional 59th wedding anniversary gemstone, so let your creativity flow.
- Tie Pin
Just 12 months to go now for another epic celebration. In the meantime, enjoy the 59th wedding anniversary festivities and gifts – and we hope you gather many more cherished memories to take into your sixth decade together.