Traditional and Modern Gifts for Wedding Anniversaries


If you’re celebrating a milestone wedding anniversary, a traditional or modern anniversary gift is the perfect way to mark the occasion.

Going the distance deserves a special reward. We’ve put together a guide to make sure your milestone wedding anniversary is one to remember (and to make sure you don’t forget!)

Say it with silver: 25 years

Congratulations! You’ve made it to the wedding anniversary when the gifts start to get interesting. Up until now, paper, wood, tin and lace have had to do. When you reach 25 years however, it’s time to up the game. Fortunately, your quarter of a century comes with a silver theme. With plenty of jewellery options available, it’s easy to choose a special gift for your loved one to cherish.

There’s a huge range of luxurious silver jewellery out there, including this chain bracelet from Tiffany&Co.

Or you could bend the traditional rules a little and go for white gold. These stunning line drop earrings by De Beers are available from Harrods.

Pretty in pearls: 30 years

Classic and naturally beautiful (just like your other half, of course), pearls make the perfect gift. Keep it simply stunning with this Akoya pearl and diamond necklace in white gold, available from Winterson.

Pearl earrings will stand the test of time. Go for something a little different, such as this rare pair from Pearl-Lang.

Ruby red: 40 years

Four decades surely means it’s time to paint the town red. Rubies are sometimes called the ‘King of gems’ so are a fitting choice for a 40th wedding anniversary.

This white gold oval cut ruby and diamond bracelet from Berry’s will make a statement. Celebrate in style with this rather exquisite Fabergé pendant, available from Chisholm Hunter.

Blue is the colour: 45 years

Sapphires are the symbol of lasting love and are considered the stone of royalty. After 45 years together, surely nothing is too good for your other half so keep it regal with this beautiful teardrop pendant from Angara. A showstopper ring (like this one from Astteria) will also add a touch of everlasting glamour.

Going for gold: 50 years

Half a century together is a truly special occasion. Not many couples go this sort of distance and still come out shining. Make this milestone really count with a golden gift worth treasuring forever. This bar pendant necklace from G Collins & Sons is made to order.

Green credentials: 55 years

One of the rarest and most valuable gemstones, emerald is the traditional gift for a 55-year anniversary.

Others will be green with envy at your milestone marriage – as well as your emerald 55th wedding anniversary gift.

These jewelled vault emerald and diamond earrings from Garrard are remarkable. And keep it green with this yellow gold emerald and diamond band ring, available from

Diamonds are forever: 60 years

An incredible achievement deserves the most precious gift of them all. Diamonds are the only way to celebrate this landmark occasion.

This eternity band by Jessica McCormack will make the day sparkle. Or invest in a classic diamond necklace, such as this one from The Diamond Store.

Purely platinum: 70 years

Platinum is precious, strong, enduring and doesn’t tarnish. It’s one of the rarest metals, making it a very exclusive symbol of endurance.

What better way to honour 70 years of marriage? Invest in a beautiful platinum piece, such as this ring (Samara James), to mark this momentous occasion.

Now, celebrate peace of mind

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