25th Silver Wedding Anniversary Gift Ideas
Looking for perfect 25th wedding anniversary gift is a must to celebrate the occasion. This article will give you some wonderful ideas on it.
The wedding anniversary is one of the most special days in a couple’s life. Couples celebrate their two and half years together in many ways. Some opt for elaborate vacations while others plan large parties to enjoy with friends and families. The unwritten rules surrounding gift giving for a 25th year anniversary are determined by tradition. The 25th wedding anniversary is normally symbolized by giving gifts of silver. Here are a few wonderful gift ideas to mark this momentous occasion.
Gift Ideas for the Couple:
Since silver is the precious metal that signifies 25 years of wedded bliss, purchasing silver jewelry for the couple is appropriate. A silver brooch, or a pair of diamond studs with silver backing is ideal for the wife; you can present her husband with a set of silver cuff links or a tie pin, or visit a trophy shop to have a silver plaque created for the couple that express your best wishes. Or, you can purchase a set of his-and-her silver watches for the couple as a practical yet elegant anniversary gift that can be worn daily.
Bouquet of flowers
Just as silver is the conventional gift for a twenty-fifth wedding anniversary, so is iris its traditional flower. A bouquet of fresh, delicate-coloured irises can work wonders to set the mood for a long day of celebration. If you happen to know the favourite colour of your spouse or the couple for whom the bouquet is intended, so much the better. You could even personalize the bouquet by writing their names in silver ink or silver glitter.
A scrapbook or photo album full of memories is a unique, thoughtful item to give to couples to celebrate their anniversary. You don’t have to fill an entire album with photos. Choose a colorful photo album or scrapbook cover and find a few pictures of the couple throughout the years. Remember that the traditional gift for a 25th wedding anniversary is silver, so using silver accents, such as a silver photo album or writing in silver metallic pen, is a good way to incorporate tradition. Add the photos to the album and use stickers or markers to create personalized messages or decorations. Inexpensive decorating supplies are widely available from art supply stores. Let the couple know that the remaining pages are there to fill with photos and memories from their next 25 years together.
Silver Photo frame
This is yet another classic twenty-fifth wedding anniversary gift and is particularly suited for those who are sticklers for tradition. If presenting it to a couple, you could again personalize it by having their names and wedding date engraved on the border, in a pretty motif like vines or flowers. If you decide on this gift idea for you own spouse, make sure you have it framing a favourite wedding photo. And if the design permits, you could even add a romantic message for your beloved.
If you are looking to gift your spouse something different yet romantic on your silver wedding anniversary, why not make a compilation of twenty-five of his or her favourite songs. Assuming this is the twenty-fifth year of your marriage, you must have exchanged vows in 1984 or thereabouts. So get hold of the biggest hits of those times like Wham’s “Careless Whisper”, Stevie Wonder’s “I just called to say I love you” or Dan Hartman’s “I can dream about you”, burn them on CD and gift it to your spouse. Your gift will not only refresh the memories of your early married life, but may even lead you to spend the rest of the evening in each other’s arms and dancing to the songs.
A Surprise Party
Plan a surprise wedding anniversary party for your spouse or a special couple, and you can be sure it will be an evening to remember forever. In keeping with the theme, decorate the party venue with silver coloured sparkles and sprinkle flowers, cards and balloons with silver glitter. Set the table with a silver paper tablecloth and rent dinnerware with a silver trim. The anniversary cake and party eats can also have similar decorations. At the end of the party, guests can take back return gifts covered with silver wrapping paper.