Do you know someone who is celebrating 25 years of marriage? Or perhaps you are the happy couple? Two and a half decades is definitely something to celebrate and commemorate. You’ve been through some ups and downs and all the curve-balls life has to offer, and you’re still going strong. My sincere congratulations!
The 25-year milestone is traditionally celebrated with silver and is often called the silver anniversary. Gifts made of silver are often a go-to for this celebration, as is a bouquet of irises.
I’ve put together a list of some thoughtful and fun 25th anniversary gift ideas. Take a look and I hope you find some of these refreshing.
Set up a photoshoot with the couple and offer them a priceless memory. Hire a local professional photographer that specializes in portraits or, if on a budget, do it yourself. Everyone loves to have great photos – especially when the occasion is so special.
If you and the couple are up to it, you can even recreate their wedding day photos by going to the same place, if possible, and wearing similar attire.
Here is a fun and unique gift idea that is sure to bring out huge smiles. Have a custom 3D printed personalized cookie cutter of the couple to make personalized cookies.
Bake some cookies and offer them in a nice box. Don’t forget to include the cookie cutter so that the couple can also have fun baking cookies of themselves for years to come.
The next option is sure to hit the soft spot for people who like assembling puzzles as a pastime. Services like Shutterfly allow you to upload a photo of the couple’s wedding day to turn into a puzzle with as many pieces as you want. Of course, they will deliver it wherever you desire.
For the tech-savvy and active lovebirds, a set of matching trendy smartwatches can be a good choice. These watches not only tell the time but can take calls and help during workouts by monitoring the person’s heart rate. They have built-in GPS, and some come with a fall detection feature. Stay connected!
How about a set of silver matching luggage for the couple always on the go? The Bigger Carry-On Aluminum Edition from Away is sure to be a winner for the traveling couple. This carry-on is packed with features, like a battery to charge a smartphone or tablet, that can be used on the go.
Giving always feels good. A donation to the celebrating philanthropist couple’s favorite cause or charity can make an important impact to those in need. Choose from women’s shelters, local food banks, animal shelters, WWF, Greenpeace, or explore Global Giving to find a project to donate to.
Matching engraved silver pens make a lasting and useful gift. Personalize this Tiffany & Co pen to add the names, the dates, or whatever else you wish.
Photo books are very trendy and quite easy to create. Websites like Shutterfly will assemble a beautiful book of memories with the photos that you choose to submit.
Feeling creative? You can design the photo book yourself and Shutterfly will assemble it and deliver it. Add 25 years of photos; from the wedding day to the 25th wedding anniversary.
Who doesn’t love to receive flowers? The iris is the traditional silver anniversary flower. A fresh bouquet of irises with a thoughtful note is always a good idea. Send Flowers offers a variety of iris and mixed flower bouquets that you can choose from or customize. Squeezed in time? Same day delivery is available.
Why not send the lovebirds out to see a show? It can be a music concert, a Broadway musical, a sports event. Choose a show among the hundreds of tickets available on Ticketmaster and have them delivered to the happy couple.
How about sending a romantic dinner straight to the celebrating couple’s door? Instead of cooking complicated meals or going out to an expensive restaurant, a great delivery can make for a special night. Send a Meal offers various romantic dinners, including a Maine lobster banquet, complete with sides, bibs, and cutlery.
A custom made wine cooler makes for a fun 25th anniversary gift. Personalize it with the couple’s wedding date, and it’s sure to be a winner when out on a picnic.
What do you think about these silver marriage anniversary gift ideas? Do you have any other interesting ideas to add for a 25th wedding anniversary? Which of these gifts would you love to receive for your occasion? Do you have a fun story to share about choosing the perfect gift for a happy couple? Please use the comment box below!