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 86th 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||Jasper|
|Traditional Gift – Italy||No Traditional Gift|
|Flower Gift||Arm Sheaf Bouquet|
|Gemstone Gift||No Traditional Gift|
|Modern Gift||Garden Party|
About 86th Wedding Anniversaries
If you know someone celebrating their 86th wedding anniversary, you will be fully aware of how truly special they are and what an extraordinary accomplishment this is.
Apart from the wonderful personal memories, a couple who have spent 86 years of married life together will also have witnessed many incredible historical global events. Now they are creating one of their own, so be sure to let the world know – both locally and in the national press.
Gift Ideas for the Couple
Your celebrating couple would, for example, have experienced first-hand one of last century’s magical eras such as the “Roaring Twenties”: a decade of contrasts, boom and bust, “flappers”, art deco and jazz. So why not organise a 1920s-themed garden party with family and friends? But first, of course, be sure to consult the couple, as they might prefer a less exuberant and more intimate celebration.
Bridal bouquets of the 1920s were traditionally long and cascading, and known as an arm sheaf. If you decide on a floral tribute, ask your florist to recreate the bouquet from your happy couple’s wedding day, and see the delight on their faces as memories of this cherished moment come flooding back.
A couple married for 86 years are, at their youngest, likely to be 102 years old – and that means they were a youthful (and sweet) 16 when they wed.
With all the advances in medicine and mobility nowadays, a couple in their early hundreds might still be agile enough and up for a day trip. Ask them if there is a special place they want to return to, or visit for the first time, and arrange for the whole family to tag along. If possible, you could all re-visit where they first met or were engaged.
However and wherever you celebrate this wedding anniversary, there will be many poignant new memories to add to the countless others accumulated over an amazing 86 years of marriage. Treasure the moment, and be sure you all thoroughly enjoy the day’s celebrations.