When it comes to celebrating an anniversary every year has certain significance. Even reaching the first anniversary is something to be proud of. If you’ve got friends soon to be celebrating 25 years of marriage then the occasion calls for a suitable gift. A quarter of a century married to the same person is an achievement in anyone’s book. Modern life can throw lots of curve balls in the complicated game of marriage and a couple who are still together after all their ups and downs should be given a gift to mark such a special event. When that couple are your friends what sort of gift should you be looking for?
Gifts for wedding anniversaries come in all shapes and sizes, from the most popular such as chocolates, flowers and champagne to more unusual gifts such as cooking lessons, weekends away or an off-road adventure. But what should you choose as a gift for your friends? Let’s look at a few examples and hopefully you’ll be inspired to choose one of them.
A 25th wedding anniversary has the theme of silver associated with it. Which means that there are lots of gifts to choose from. After all this time, your friends have most likely got everything they need, so the task is a little more complicated. A silver wedding anniversary gift for friends should be something they can enjoy together or item that will have a special place in their home.
A hamper custom-made for their taste
Hampers make wonderful gifts when it comes to friends. It’s not too personal, but can be tailor made to suit their individual tastes. There are a wide variety of choices if you want to pick one that’s already been made, but a much better choice would be to fill a suitable container with items you’ve picked with the couples taste in mind. When you buy a hamper from a retailer there will always be one or to items that get used, eaten or drunk. But every item you pick yourself can be one of their favourites.
Couple’s silver wedding anniversary gifts for their garden
There are lots of different options if you want to buy the anniversary couple a gift for the garden. Silver wedding roses, silver birch tree or a garden seat engraved with the date of their wedding would be just a couple of examples. There are even more alternatives if you’re not too concerned with sticking to a traditional silver theme.
Give the anniversary couple a new experience
If you’d prefer to give the celebrating couple something full of memories, rather than an item they can display or hold in their hands you’d be wise to consider the gift of an experience. From sky-diving and balloon rides, to more down to earth activities such as sports car rides, horse riding or cooking lessons, or afternoon tea at a swanky London hotel, there’s something for everyone, regardless of taste.
25th wedding anniversary gifts for friends don’t need to be expensive
As friends you shouldn’t be feeling any pressure to buy the couple an expensive or extravagant gift. Even if you’ve known them since college. There are of course lots of couples who happily make a big thing about a silver wedding anniversary, but there are just as many, if not more, who prefer things to be far more low-key. That doesn’t mean however, you’re off the hook when it comes to giving anniversary gifts. When your friend or friends are celebrating a silver wedding anniversary it’s not an event to be swept under the mat. Even if you choose to send a simple card, or pick up the phone and wish them a Happy Anniversary, such a gesture will be enough to show them how much you care.
If however, there is going to be a party, you’re not going to want to be the one turning up empty handed. So how about we share some of our ideas for inexpensive wedding anniversary presents for friends.
Anniversary flowers – It’s not just the fairer sex that loves to receive flowers. Men love them too. If you buy a glorious bouquet of anniversary flowers as a gift both husband and wife will appreciate the gesture. Choose the traditional flower associated with a 25th anniversary which is the iris, or go for something completely different. They’re bound to have a favourite bloom so have the bouquet made with them.
Anniversary sweet things – Chocolates and candy are the most obvious choice and for many years have been popular anniversary gifts for him and for her. Let’s face it there aren’t many people who don’t have a sweet tooth and there is such a wide range of options.
Gift basket for their morning wake-up call – Adults in the UK, usually fall into one of two camps. Those that can’t peel the sheets off until there is a cup of tea in their hands, or those you won’t lift their eyelids until the smell of freshly brewed coffee hits them. Which one of these are the anniversary couple, or are they a combination of the best of both worlds? Play to their breakfast routine with a gift basket filled with unusual coffees and teas. Countless flavours and blends are available, and you can even get personalised caddies for an extra special touch.
We hope that we’ve made your choice of anniversary gift a little easier, but if you’re looking for more inspiration stay tuned because there will be lots more to come.