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 83rd 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||Vanilla|
|Traditional Gift – Italy||No Traditional Gift|
|Flower Gift||Diamond White Roses|
|Gemstone Gift||No Traditional Gift|
|Modern Gift||Hand-Carved Welish Love Spoon|
About 83rd Wedding Anniversaries
As you celebrate your 83rd wedding anniversary, you can be proud that you are members of an extremely elite club. In addition to sharing a magnificent milestone, couples married for this length of time have also witnessed some incredible historical events during their lives together.
For example, the first solo transatlantic flight by a woman, Amelia Earhart… and the transformation of movies from silent to sound, and black and white to colour. With international travel at the time both impractical and prohibitively expensive for most – certainly no low-cost Spanish Costa or Algarve holidays every summer – visiting the cinema offered fascinating insights into world events with the pioneering Pathé newsreel.
Gift Ideas for the Couple
This wonderful wedding anniversary achievement deserves an appropriately meaningful celebration, but the elderly couple may no longer be interested in loud and boisterous events. So take the time to consider what type of party would be most suited to them, and ideally also consult them as to their specific preferences.
It might be a relaxing afternoon tea or a family picnic, and you could add some pizazz by theming the event from the decade of their marriage – highlighting the style, fashion and music of that era. Make sure the couple are the centre of attention, with specially positioned comfortable chairs, their favourite food, and a floral tribute of diamond white roses.
If you are looking for something a little decadent for your special couple – but still not overly rambunctious – Champagne and chocolates are always a much-appreciated treat. Especially if accompanied by a lovingly created scrapbook of family photos that they can enjoy while reminiscing later at their leisure.
For a more unusual anniversary gift, what about a hand-carved Welsh love spoon, commissioned personally for the happy couple? It could feature such elements as a dragon, which is a symbol of protection, and the customary knot – meaning everlasting and together forever. Discuss your requirements, and the couple’s lives, with the artisan and include a card describing the full meaning of the love spoon.
Finally, however you decide to mark this momentous 83rd wedding anniversary, there is one important detail you shouldn’t overlook: contact Buckingham Palace well in advance to arrange for a card to be sent from the Queen.