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 75th wedding anniversary in countries around the world…
|Traditional Gift – UK||Diamond and Gold|
|Traditional Gift – US||Diamond and Gold|
|Traditional Gift – Spain||Diamond|
|Traditional Gift – Germany||Crown Theme|
|Traditional Gift – Russia||Crown Theme|
|Traditional Gift – France||Alabaster|
|Traditional Gift – Italy||Diamond|
|Flower Gift||White Roses|
|Gemstone Gift||Diamond and Gold|
|Modern Gift||Diamond and Gold|
About 75th Wedding Anniversaries
It is now 15 years since you celebrated your Diamond Anniversary, and time once again to showcase that precious gemstone. On this occasion, your 75th wedding anniversary, you could also re-live memories of your golden celebrations 25 years ago and combine diamonds with gold.
Why diamonds? As Shirley Bassey sings in the title song from the James Bond movie, they are “forever”. Nevertheless, while diamonds (and gold) will never go out of fashion for gifts, that does not necessarily mean you are obliged to buy glittering jewellery for this year’s anniversary.
Gift Ideas for the Couple
A couple who have been together for 75 years are most likely not to be particularly interested in mere material things. Rather than giving them diamond rings or necklaces, a gift of time or companionship may be more appropriate and appreciated.
Seventy-five years of marriage is an achievement that combines both long-lasting love and enduring good health. It is also likely that there will be many grandchildren, and probably great-grandchildren and beyond by now.
So the best gift you could give the anniversary couple would be a family party with their favourite meal – and comfortable chairs that make them feel extra-special, secure, cosy and central to the setting and conversation.
Even though there are many great ways to celebrate a 75th wedding anniversary, simply spending quality time with the couple to mark the occasion is probably the most thoughtful gift of all. You can also ensure they receive royal greetings from Queen Elizabeth II if you inform Buckingham Palace of the forthcoming anniversary.
Most couples celebrating this anniversary will be well into their 90s, and travel may be a challenge. To make it as convenient as possible, get together beforehand with other family members and give careful thought to how the milestone celebrations should be planned.
Organising them at your or another family member’s home will probably be the best and easiest option for everyone, especially the couple, who will feel more at home in familiar surroundings – rather than a large restaurant or club venue.
You could decorate the house or table with diamond white flowers – or roses, which are always a popular choice and available most of the year. It doesn’t have to be a huge party. In fact, the couple might prefer a relaxed afternoon tea, or an intimate family picnic in a nearby park.
As a final touch, focus on the couple’s interest and likes, put together old film or video footage and photos of previous parties and events that they have attended, and create a presentation DVD or scrapbook to be enjoyed by guests – and later by the couple at their leisure and pleasure.
Happy 75th wedding anniversary – and welcome to what is a very exclusive club.