The silver 25th anniversary is a wedding anniversary that deserves a big celebration. Below are some 25th wedding anniversary gift ideas that will be both personal and meaningful.
The traditional and modern gift to symbolise the 25th Anniversary is silver. As this is a milestone anniversary there are many gifts on the market. Whilst it is a momentous date, the most precious gift you can offer is the one that comes from the heart. This means that you do not heed to spend a lot of money on silver wedding gifts to show them how important the couple are in your life. Some of the best gifts are those that you use your time, energy and skills to make yourself.
If you want to give a rose symbolic of a silver anniversary, you can give a single stem rose, a bouquet or floral arrangement to adorn and scent their house. If the couple have a garden, you can gift them a rose bush and let them know you’ll take responsibility for planting the bush if they want you to. There is a red rose named ‘Silver Jubilee’ or a pink rose ‘Love Always’. There are scores of rose names to choose that fit the anniversary theme. Pick a rose that lets the couple know how much they mean to you.
If you know the couple’s wedding wasn’t all they may have wanted or dreamed of, this is the time that family and friends can join with the couple to plan a big celebration. At this celebration invite all the people that you can who attended the first wedding. Social media and friends’ reunited websites will help you track down people they have lost contact with. The planning of such a celebration will be fun for the couple as they remember, and can now laugh over, the stresses of their wedding day. Whether it was bad food, the bridal car turning up late or a terrible band that caused stress, be sure to get it right this time.
If you are planning a big celebration, the couple may like to renew their marriage vows in front of family and friends who were not at their wedding. This is a good time for some mother and daughter bonding as mum looks for a new dress for the day. Alternatively, if she has her original dress, this can be cleaned and altered if necessary.
Just the two of them celebration
A bottle of champagne so they can toast one another is a great gift. Not every couple will want a big celebration. The couple may celebrate their 25 years together with a romantic dinner for two or with a picnic with silver-colored plates and cups where champagne would add a luxury touch.
One of the best gift choices for a 25th wedding anniversary is a silver-plated digital photo frame in which to display some of the great moments the couple have spent together and occasions that are important occasion to them. Include photos of their wedding, their children, friends, homes they have lived in, trips taken together etc.
Pick a silver frame with a personal dedication to the couple and include a photo of them that you love, leave it empty so the couple can choose a picture of their own or include a gift token for a professional photographer to take a picture of the two of them.
Go online and create a photo-book with pictures and text contributions from family and friends far and wide who know the couple. Creating the photo-book online means that you can share the log-in details and password to all you want to contribute so that they can upload their words and photos directly. You can write a letter to the couple letting them know what they mean to you and how grateful you are for their help, assistance and friendship. This may be the first time the couple find out the significance of their support to a particular friend or family member. It’s a great gift to be able to say thank you for all the couple have done.
Make it personal
Other gifts can be chosen depending on the interests of the couple you are buying for. Personalised gifts are a great idea and show that you have put some research and thought into your gift. You can personalise most things. If the couple love their fancy fromages, buy a cheeseboard set personalised with their names and the year of their wedding. For example: “William and Kate. Est. 1991”. You can bring a bit of levity to the occasion with a customised cushion or picture that states “Keep Calm and Be Married. Jo and Charlie 04.06.91”. Get creative and have fun!