Traditional & Modern Anniversary Gifts
|Traditional Gift – UK||Wine|
|Traditional Gift – US||Moonstone|
|Traditional Gift – Spain||Marble|
|Traditional Gift – Germany||Angel Theme|
|Traditional Gift – Russia||No Traditional Gift|
|Traditional Gift – France||Morganite|
|Traditional Gift – Italy||Marble|
|Flower Gift||No Traditional Flower|
About 85th Wedding Anniversaries
If you are about to celebrate an 85th wedding anniversary with family there are some traditional symbols, Wine and the gemstone Moon Stone. For some reason, wine has emerged as the main gift for this wedding anniversary. Perhaps the reason is that after 85 years both partners deserve to let their hair down. This anniversary is so rare that it deserves a toast, to the long lives and devotion of both partners. People over the age of 100 are not typically big drinkers so perhaps it will be worth buying a very expensive bottle of wine for them to share with their closest family and friends.
The reason for this tradition has become lost over time and most traditional wedding gift lists do not list anything for the 85th. Due to the advent of modern medicine people are living longer and so some marriages are lasting longer too. This has meant that in recent history new gifts have been invented for wedding anniversaries above the 75th.
It is important, however, to make sure that you take into account the needs of the elderly couple. Many will not appreciate a party that is too hectic and so it is important to consult with them when planning and before going ahead with anything. Make sure you are sensitive to the needs of the people whose 85th anniversary you are celebrating and it is sure to be a very significant event in both your lives and theirs.
One thing that some people may do to celebrate this occasion would be to invite local dignitaries and journalists from the local and national press. Stories like this don’t come along every day and you are likely to get a write up in print for an anniversary this important. So rare is this achievement, that if you are in the UK or Commonwealth you are entitled to a letter from the Queen for an anniversary of this significance. Happy 85th wedding anniversary.