Anniversary gifts come in all shapes and sizes, from the popular gifts of chocolates, flowers and champagne to weekends away, paintballing or a hand painted portrait. If you have a friend or friends who are about to celebrate their silver wedding anniversary finding the perfect gift can be quite a chore. 25 years of living together, and they’ve probably got most of the things they really need, so the trick is finding something that they can both enjoy or an item that will look good in their home. So how can we help? :Let’s give you a few interesting and novel ideas, we’ve encountered while coasting the wealth of gift sites online.
Silver Wedding Anniversary Gifts Ideas For Friends
Silver-Dipped Natural Rose
- natural rose coated in pure silver
- presented in a navy-blue velvet & leather case
- with a certificate of authenticity
- express free delivery
Pink Rose Pendant
- created from pink miniature rose petals
- beautifully integrated 30 synthetic diamonds in leaf theme
- with certificate of authenticity
Matched Set in 24k Gold Leaf Theme
- includes a glazed natural rose, a pendant and earrings
- comes in a quality leather display case
- a lifetime warranty is included
Gold-Dipped Golf Ball & Tee Set
- a genuine golf ball and tee both dipped in pure 24k gold
- a perfect complement to any golfer's display cabinet, trophy shelf, or mantel piece
- ideal for mounting on a trophy
24 Karat Gold-Dipped Poker Cards
- playable deck of poker cards dipped in 24 karat gold.
- produced to tournament grade standards
- presented in an elegant high quality case
Something for the Garden
A silver wedding rose, silver birch tree or anything else you think they’d like to see in their garden. While silver may be the traditional order of the day, you don’t have to feel obliged to follow the other gift givers, so try something completely different instead.
A Custom Made Hamper
Fill a pretty hat box with tissue paper and load it up with lots of different gifts you know your friends will enjoy. There are lots of ready made hampers you can buy, but it’s likely that there will be one or two things that will never get used. So solve this problem by making your own, because you should know your friends tastes better than a high street store.
An Eco-Friendly Gift
If your friends are eco-minded they might appreciate having a silverback gorilla sponsored in their name. They will get their own certificate and be given regular updates. A much better gift than something for the home, if your friends are nature lovers, and care about the natural world.
Afternoon Tea at a Top London Hotel
If your friends are the sort of couple who never seem to take time off and relax just the two of them? Treat them to afternoon tea at a swanky London hotel.
How Much Should You Spend on a Silver Wedding Anniversary Gift for Friends?
You shouldn’t feel obliged to celebrate a friends wedding anniversary with an expensive gift, even if you’ve known them since high school. Yes some couples like to hang out the flags and hold elaborate and fancy celebrations for their silver wedding anniversary, but there are also couples who prefer things to be low key. But that doesn’t mean you should choose to do nothing at all when friends or a friend of yours is about to celebrate 25 years of married life.
In the modern world, where nearly 50% of marriages end in divorce, making it to 25 years is one heck of an achievement, and not one to be brushed under the mat and forgotten about. Just a quick card, along with a phone call or text message, will be enough to show the special couple that you’ve been thinking about them. It’s different of course if they’ve decided to hold a party, and you’re one of the invited guests. You shouldn’t attend empty handed, but the value of your gift will not be dollars or pounds, but in the emotion attached to the gift.
Ideas for Inexpensive Silver Wedding Anniversary Gifts for Friends
Tea or Coffee Gift Basket – your friends will likely either fall into the camp that enjoys a cup of tea in the morning or those that can’t wake up without their shot of coffee. Play to this idea and gift your friends a gift basket, full of interesting and unusual teas and coffees. There are loads of different blends and flavours you can choose from, and some brands even come in personalised caddy’s for that extra special touch.
Chocolates and Candy – these are the great fallback on favourites, and for good reason. You can’t really go wrong if you buy chocolates for her and candy for him. There aren’t many couples who don’t have a sweet tooth, and there are so many different sorts available, you’re going to be hard pressed to pick one particular sort.
Flowers – even men love to receive flowers so why not find a bouquet for your friends? There are lots of different plants and flowers that bear names very apt if chosen as anniversary gifts. Or you could choose to give them the traditional flower associated with 25 years, which is the Iris. Beautiful as a cut flower but far more special if you buy some to be planted in their garden. That way every year when they bloom they be reminded of you.
We hope that you’ve enjoyed reading through some of our suggestions, and we’ve helped to make your gift choosing a little easier.