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 80th wedding anniversary in countries around the world…
|Traditional Gift – UK||Oak|
|Traditional Gift – US||Oak|
|Traditional Gift – Spain||Oak|
|Traditional Gift – Germany||Oak|
|Traditional Gift – Russia||Oak|
|Traditional Gift – France||Oak|
|Traditional Gift – Italy||Oak|
|Flower Gift||No Traditional Flower|
|Modern Gift||Diamond and Pearl|
About 80th Wedding Anniversaries
How truly amazing is this! Celebrating an 80th wedding anniversary is the phenomenal pinnacle of any marriage – at least until next year. Symbolised by oak, this anniversary is marked by the same strength and longevity, but rooted in long-lasting love. Like an oak tree that is strong of trunk, with branches resembling the growing family and acorns continuing new growth…
Gift Ideas for the Couple
Create a family tree for the couple that can be displayed for everyone to view. Start with paper and a poster board, find a broken limb of oak as the base (or trunk) of the tree, then include the names of the couple’s parents as a starting point. The tree should extend up and out from there, adding all relatives and their dates of birth and death (if appropriate).
One of the most wonderful aspects of a family tree is that it highlights the lives of people they have impacted while also looking into the future. At a celebratory gathering, ask the couple to reflect on the older family members included on the tree, and to share some of their favourite memories.
As for other gifts, returning to the oak theme, a small table would sit nicely and conveniently next to their favourite chairs, for cups of tea and with plenty of room for biscuits or homemade cake. Maybe even buy them a new pair of reclining and lifting chairs that will help with mobility when they settle back home following the excitement of the 80th wedding anniversary celebrations.
After eight decades of married life, both husband and wife will be near or over 100 years of age – another rare achievement – and the most cherished gift could simply be your time. To that end, be sure to clear your diary and spend the whole day with them.