25th Wedding Anniversary Gift Ideas - 29 items
Quarter of a century. Now that’s commitment. And how better to celebrate than with a 25-year anniversary gift from hardtofind? We’re not any old gift site – much like your marriage isn’t any old relationship. It takes two rare and wonderful things to tango for 25 years!
A step up from the paper, wood and tin gifts you exchanged in the early years of your marriage, the tradition for a 25th wedding anniversary is silver. The ‘silver anniversary’ likely originated in Europe many moons ago, where it became custom for a husband to give his wife a silver garland to mark 25 years (a silver belt buckle was the gift traditionally given to the gents). Silver is said to symbolise the harmony that a successful marriage requires – and it’s still used in 25th anniversary gifts to this day.
Not sure a traditional silver garland is your thing? Don’t worry, there are plenty of contemporary ways to embrace the tradition in our curated collection of 25th wedding anniversary gifts. If it’s a timeless classic you’re after (because, ideally, you want this gift to last as long as your marriage – forever), you can’t go past a pair of cufflinks for him or a necklace for her. Choose a design that you can have personalised with a monogram, important date or special engraved message.
Prefer to gift outside the box? An intricate personalised papercut presented in a box frame makes a beautiful gift that you can display for years to come. Or mark your 25th wedding anniversary with a specially designed cushion, featuring your family tree, or a bespoke photo album full of your favourite photos from the last quarter century together. If you’re looking for a keepsake gift that’s also a little quirky, have a vintage teaspoon hand-stamped with the date you tied the knot to commemorate how long you’ve been ‘spooning’.
When it comes to celebrating the day itself, consider gathering your closest friends and family for a silver-themed bash. (You might even decide to surprise your guests with a vow renewal to reaffirm your commitment!) Splash out on a cake with a silver topper, set the vibe with some silver party decor and gift each other silver accessories to wear at the event. It’s also a nice idea to invite those present to share their favourite moments with you as a couple before raising your glasses for a celebratory toast and put together a slideshow of your memories in photo form for everyone to enjoy as they eat, drink and be merry!