If your loved ones are approaching their 45th wedding anniversary, it is surely a time for celebration with family and friends. 45 years of marriage is an achievement in any couple’s lives that is worthy of praise, and what better way to mark the significance of the day than by presenting the happy couple with 45th wedding anniversary gifts that have been chosen especially for their meaning and heartfelt sentiments.
Monetary value is not of primary importance when picking out special gifts for your loved ones, instead, it is the thought and effort put into choosing their 45th anniversary gifts that will touch the recipients’ hearts.
45th Wedding Anniversary Gifts Ideas
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
Traditions of the 45th Wedding Anniversary
Although the 45th wedding anniversary is a major milestone in any marital journey, surprisingly it was not one of the earliest anniversary years to be selected for special attention. In Emily Post’s etiquette book of 1922, the 45th wedding anniversary was not mentioned as one of the key years associated with a specific material.
It was only in 1937 when the American National Retail Jeweler’s Association published their list of materials for each year of marriage in a clever marketing ploy did the practice of celebrating the 45th wedding anniversary take off across the nation.
The original list linked 45 years of marriage with the precious gemstone sapphire, and in today’s modern list this has not changed, as the brilliance and beauty of this jewel will never go out of style. Traditionally, gifts that incorporate sapphire, or their radiant blue color, as an element of the present are given to loved ones to celebrate this special date.
Facts About Sapphires
Known as the most precious blue gemstone, sapphires can occur naturally in rock formations or can be manufactured. As the third hardest mineral, sapphires are extremely hard-wearing – exactly like a marriage that has endured for almost half a century. They can be found in many different shades, from traditional blue to yellow, pink, green, orange and even brown. Primarily used to make decorative items and jewelry, sapphires are mined all over the world with some of the finest coming from Kashmir in India and Sri Lanka, while in America, there are sapphire mines in Montana and also in North Carolina. There are some unusual uses for sapphires, including in the manufacture of windows and in hip replacement joints!
Flowers as 45th Wedding Anniversary Gift Ideas
Flowers have been a popular anniversary gift for loved ones throughout the ages. Whether given by a husband to his wife, a child to their parents, or from friend to friend, there are few better tokens of esteem to present to a loved one to mark the occasion of another year of successful and happy marriage.
The flower linked with the 45th anniversary is the pretty blue iris, a gorgeous bloom which makes a fabulous floral display or bouquet for a loved one on this happy occasion. Alternatively, brilliant blue blossoms of any kind perfectly capture the theme of this anniversary year.
A stunning blue glazed rose would make a meaningful and symbolic gift for any loved one celebrating their 45th year of blissful marriage. Created by skilled artisans from true natural flowers, each artwork is entirely unique having been individually picked, glazed and trimmed with fine 24 karat gold to produce a magnificent token of esteem unlike any other.
Traditional Sapphire 45th Anniversary Gift Ideas
Anyone searching for the perfect gift for their wife on the occasion of their 45th wedding anniversary should consider going with the traditional choice of a piece of striking sapphire jewelry. From a pretty pendant to stylish earrings or a gorgeous ring to a stunning bracelet, there are items that are sure to touch your loved one’s heart and bring a memorable and meaningful touch to their celebration.
Blue Themed Ideas for 45th Anniversary Gifts
If your budget cannot quite stretch to sapphires, beautiful blue gifts are equally appropriate and meaningful at this happy time in a couple’s life together.
Some elegant blue glassware or ceramics would not only adorn the marital home for many years to come but would also serve as a practical and enduring reminder of their 45th anniversary celebration.
A fashionable blue scarf, belt or pair of gloves would be a low cost yet pretty gift that embodies the theme of the day, while a personalized gift brings an added bespoke touch that conveys a message of appreciation and thoughtfulness to the recipients. Hand-painted personalized commemorative plates or plaques are wonderful mementos of this milestone, while a decorative blue cushion with the couple’s names and anniversary date embroidered on it will grace the couple’s home for many more happy years. Engraved wine glasses make toasting the anniversary extra special, while a personalized candle will symbolize the eternal flame of love in the couple’s hearts.