Reaching the milestone of a 50th wedding anniversary marks a major event in any couple’s life, so whether it is your parents, grandparents or indeed any other relative who is celebrating this fabulous occasion, you should ensure that they receive a heartfelt gift that reveals the extent of your affection and esteem.
You will no doubt know that there are many themes and traditions linked with the 50th wedding anniversary, and if you choose to incorporate some of these ideas into your chosen 50th wedding anniversary gifts for your loved ones, you can be sure that your present will be truly meaningful. Alternatively, if you know that the recipients would prefer something a little more unusual, you can feel free to explore other options.
Golden 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
Golden Wedding Anniversary Traditions
The 50th wedding anniversary is known in the USA, and indeed across the world, as the golden wedding anniversary. Associated with gold, one of the most precious metals, it symbolizes the prized and enduring nature of a half century of blissful marriage, and 50th anniversary gifts are generally the ultimate token of appreciation and esteem.
In the Medieval period, a husband would give his wife of 50 years a golden wreath, necklace or garland to mark out the event as a special occasion. This is thought to be the origin of the golden anniversary, and even today, golden gifts are the token of choice.
The golden wedding anniversary has two varieties of flower associated with it, both violets and roses. While yellow violets are available, it is usually the yellow rose that is chosen to give the happy couple on the event of their golden anniversary, as in the language of flowers they symbolize joy.
Symbolic 50th Anniversary Gifts for Your Loved Ones
Any gift that symbolizes a union that has lasted a half a century is sure to be appreciated by any happy couple, and a magnificent real natural rose, dipped in the finest 24 karat gold and presented in a stylish leather display case is the perfect gift choice for any discerning couple who love art and the beauty of nature. Taking pride of place in any room of the marital home, this luxurious token speaks volumes about the level of affection and esteem you feel for your loved ones, while completely capturing the true essence of this anniversary with its combination of fine gold and imagery of the symbolic rose.
Unusual 50th Wedding Anniversary Gifts Ideas
When a couple have been married for 50 years, the chances are that their home is already filled with every practical gift that they could possibly want or need. Instead, consider giving a memorable gift that will create enduring memories for the rest of their married life, such as a family party that brings together far-flung relatives to toast the happy pair, or a once in a lifetime vacation to a dream destination. For an added twist on the gold theme, you could arrange for your loved ones to experience a luxury trip to a resort that has a link to gold, for example the Gold Coast.
Choosing Personalized 50th Anniversary Gifts
A fiftieth wedding anniversary, more than any other, is the best time to source anniversary gifts that are really unique and unusual. The more unique a present is, the more memorable it becomes and the more it reveals the extent of your esteem to the recipients.
One excellent option is to present your loved ones with personalized 50th anniversary gifts. There are now many companies that specialize in producing high quality personalized gifts to mark a whole range of occasions, including the golden wedding anniversary, and you can opt for embroidered, engraved or painted gifts tailored to the details of the recipients.
Textiles are popular personalized choices, with bedlinen, cushions, pillows and towels all being readily available, and attractive when displayed in the home as an enduring reminder of this key milestone. Embroidering the couple’s names and anniversary date onto the present creates an added personal touch that brings something truly special to the day.
It is hard to beat the elegance of an engraved gift, so it is easy to see why glassware is a popular choice for 50th anniversary gifts. Champagne flutes, whisky decanters or wine glasses are all classy and beautiful choices which are suitable for use on important family occasions, or even for display throughout the year in the couple’s home, forming an enduring reminder of the happiness of their half century anniversary.
Choosing a golden anniversary gift that is truly heartfelt and significant is the best way to demonstrate to your loved ones how much they are cherished and admired by all their family members. Each time they see or use their gift, they will remember the giver and will recall many wonderful memories of this milestone event.