Reaching the milestone of 60 years of marriage is a huge achievement for any couple. If your loved ones are celebrating this happy event, you will surely want to show your admiration and respect for your parents or grandparents, bringing all the family together to raise a toast to the happy pair.
The 60th year of marriage has its own traditions and themes which many gift givers use to find meaningful and significant gifts. You may wish to use some of these ideas in your choice of 60 year anniversary gift, or instead you may prefer to seek out something a little more out of the ordinary that your loved ones would find more appealing.
60th 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
Diamond Anniversary Gifts Traditions
Although today the diamond wedding anniversary is a well known occasion and is hugely celebrated worldwide, in fact the name was only given to the 60th year of marriage quite recently. While the 25th and 50th wedding anniversaries obtained their links with the precious metals of silver and gold during the Medieval period and have been celebrated for generations, the 60th anniversary only became known as the diamond wedding after Queen Victoria named her 60th anniversary of reigning over England as her Diamond Jubilee. This gave rise to the popular naming of the 60th wedding anniversary after this key event and so the diamond wedding anniversary was born.
Before this time, the 75th wedding anniversary was known as the diamond wedding, and so today, both the 60th and the 75th years of marriage are marked with this precious gemstone, although very few couples are able to celebrate their 75th anniversary.
So why are diamonds linked with 60 years of happy marriage? The symbolism lies in the nature of this glorious gemstone. Its radiant and brilliant shine is thought to represent the burning fire of love that is still found in the hearts of every couple who have weathered the storms of a 60 year long love. It is also well-known as being the hardest substance known to man, reflecting perfectly the resilience and enduring nature of a union that has survived the trials and tribulations of 60 long years.
Unlike some other anniversary years, there is no particular flower given on the occasion of the diamond anniversary, but frequently white blossoms are selected as gifts for this event.
Choosing a Symbolic 60th Wedding Anniversary Gift
If your loved ones are celebrating a long union of 60 years, it is important to choose a gift that is symbolic and meaningful. Choosing a present that incorporates the theme of diamonds is an excellent way to bring extra significance to the day.
A perfect present for any woman on the occasion of her diamond wedding anniversary is a gorgeous miniature rose pendant, available in a choice of colours, glazed by hand and trimmed with the finest 24 karat gold. Each gorgeous pendant is decorated with glowing synthetic diamonds, perfectly capturing the essence of this milestone year.
Unusual Diamond Anniversary Gifts Ideas
Any couple who have been married for 60 years will no doubt already have a fully equipped home, so an unusual and truly memorable gift may well be called for. If your loved ones have never been able to explore the world and experience their dream vacation, this could be the perfect time to give them that opportunity.
Whether they have longed to see an exotic location, to see Europe, or to experience the joys of cruising, this could be the ideal time to show how much you appreciate everything they have helped you with over the years.
A large family gathering is another fantastic way to give your relatives a gift that money cannot buy. Bringing together family members who are rarely seen will bring your loved ones a greater happiness than any extravagant diamond anniversary gifts.
Personalized 60th Wedding Anniversary Gift Ideas
In recent years, the personalized gift has really taken off in popularity, as gift givers have come to realize how special and personal a touch they give to any special event. There are many types of diamond anniversary gifts that can be personalized and customized for your loved ones. Choose from beautiful and elegant glass wine goblets, engraved with the couple’s name and anniversary date, or a stylish whisky decanter with a pair of whisky glasses that can be displayed in the home and used on special occasions. Embroidered personalized gifts are also much appreciated, such as beautiful golden colored cushions or towel bales, or monogrammed bath robes for an extra cosy and luxurious gift.
Finding the perfect 60 year anniversary gift for your loved ones does not need to cost a fortune. Indeed, often an inexpensive present that was picked out with love and appreciation will be cherished more than a luxury gift that was chosen at random.