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 72nd 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||Titanium|
|Traditional Gift – Italy||No Traditional Gift|
|Flower Gift||No Traditional Gift|
|Gemstone Gift||No Traditional Gift|
|Modern Gift||Period Bridal Bouquet|
About 72nd Wedding Anniversaries
It will seem to many onlookers that a couple celebrating their 72nd wedding anniversary have a special secret. If you ask the couple themselves, however, they will invariably explain that there is no magical key to a long and happy marriage other than learning to compromise and taking good care of each other.
Perhaps surprisingly, some of these couples will have had whirlwind romances and married following a very short courtship – while others will have tied the knot after an extended two-year (or longer) engagement.
Gift Ideas for the Couple
If you are looking for an unusual gift for the special couple, you will not find any help from popular traditions, as there are no specific gemstones or flowers associated with 71st anniversaries.
Therefore, a little more thought is called for. Why not research how they met and what was going on at that time, and create a personalised book recounting their own “Love Story” – but this time with a happy ending. This gift will almost certainly bring tears to a few eyes, so make sure there are plenty of tissues on hand.
Alternatively, a special arrangement of flowers mimicking the bridal bouquet or a decadent box of chocolates for the couple to share will both make much-appreciated gifts.
Any couple celebrating 72 years of marriage will more than likely have accumulated just about everything they need or want, so perhaps the family could club together and purchase a new item of furniture. For example, a pair of matching rocking chairs for sitting together on the porch and admiring the sunset; or reclining chairs for cosy moments shared in the living room, snuggled up close together and warm and comfortable as they look back on all the wonderful memories spanning more than seven decades.
Whatever plans are ultimately made for this anniversary, celebrating with family and close friends will be the ultimate gift… ideally toasted with a glass of chilled Champagne.