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 76th 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||Zinc|
|Traditional Gift – Italy||No Traditional Gift|
|Flower Gift||No Traditional Gift|
|Gemstone Gift||No Traditional Gift|
|Modern Gift||Chocolate, Champagne and Laughter Theme Party|
About 76th Wedding Anniversaries
Your 76th wedding anniversary might not be traditionally associated with any flower or gemstone symbols, but it does have one other magical link with the cosmos.
Approximately every 76 years, Halley’s Comet returns close enough to Earth to be visible to the naked eye. When it does, the phenomenon attracts headlines around the world, so take this opportunity to make sure you let everyone in their orbit know about your parents or grandparents’ own momentous milestone.
Gift Ideas for the Couple
One couple celebrating 76 years together were asked to reveal the secret of their successful marriage. “Chocolates, Champagne and laughter,” they said (with a laugh). So, why not follow their example and enjoy an afternoon get-together with luxury chocolates, the finest French Champagne and plenty of laughter?
If the celebrating couple married in summer, you could treat them to a picnic on the beach, accompanied by family and friends. Hire a coach and provide the driver with a music playlist selected from the year of their marriage. You could also ask for permission to decorate the coach with flowers that had been chosen for their bridal bouquet – and don’t forget to have a camera or smart phone on hand to record the event for posterity.
In the meantime, create a new wedding album featuring photographs from previous anniversaries, with humorous quotes added to each (to keep the laughter flowing) and romantic messages that evoke treasured memories for the happy couple.
The number of family members (and long-time friends) has presumably expanded significantly by now, so take over a whole restaurant to accommodate everyone comfortably. For an extra treat, arrange for a large framed photograph to take pride of place at the entrance, and savour the joy on the couple’s faces when they view this unexpected, and wonderfully poignant, gesture. You could opt for a restaurant they have never visited before or an old family favourite, and ask the owners to help showcase this special occasion with other nostalgic touches around the restaurant.
Whatever you decide, be sure to spoil the couple lavishly and show how proud you all are as they celebrate the remarkable milestone of their 76th wedding anniversary.