Many people turn to the traditional kind of gift when it comes to celebrating an anniversary. A 25th, or silver wedding anniversary is no different. Jewellery, flowers and chocolates are very popular gifts and for a 25th anniversary silver is the traditional theme. There are many females who would turn their noses up at one of these gifts, and even males will be impressed by such an anniversary present. However, if you’re the kind of person who prefers to buy a gift that will make a bit of a splash, and stand out from all those other generic presents you’re going to need to find something a little more unusual.
Keep in mind the couple you are buying the gift for as not everyone will be of the same opinion.
Unusual gifts for a silver wedding require thought and effort
If you’re looking for silver wedding anniversary gifts that are a little more unusual your search is going to require some thought and effort. Setting yourself this kind of challenge means spending longer than 10 minutes at a local store. You will need to bear in mind the taste and preferences of the couple in question, in order to find a suitable gift.
Personalised 25th wedding anniversary gifts
Buying personalised gift for the anniversary couple is a very popular choice. Possibly because the gift that is chosen will reflect the effort put into its selection, and the choice of personalisation. If you’ve got a favourite photo of the couple you could consider getting a professional artist to create a caricature or painting. Family collages always make very personal gifts, along with albums and scrapbooks. A number of other useful items can also be personalised using photos, such as blankets, cushions, pillows, t-shirts and quilts. This kind of gift makes a precious reminder of all they’ve achieved together.
A silver wedding anniversary experience
The gift of an experience will be the kind of present everyone is going to remember for many years to come. With the wealth of options on offer you can choose an experience related to the anniversary theme. As we’re looking for ideas to celebrate a silver wedding anniversary, choose an experience that’s related. Siblings looking to surprise their parents with an anniversary holiday should consider a trip to Mexico. For a silver wedding anniversary experience closer to home, how about organising a picnic or camping trip. The most important quality for an anniversary gift is the thought that’s gone into the choosing, and the opportunity it’ll give the couple to enjoy something together.
Gift vouchers don’t have to be boring
Giving gift vouchers is sometimes considered impersonal or lacking in thought. They do however, give couples the chance to connect and do something different together. We’re not talking about Pound Shops, DIY stores or supermarket vouchers. Anybody can nip to the shop and pick up a voucher. What’s required for this gift to be unusual is for thought to have gone into picking the right one. If the couple long for the chance to relax, consider giving them a coupon to spend at a spa or for a weekend getaway. The gift of a voucher to be spent at a local gym could mean the family joining as members and spending more time together.
A sentimental silver anniversary gift
A gift that’s becoming increasingly popular is the gift of a family tree. There are lots of ways to create one, including making one yourself. If you’re feeling a little creative there are many websites that will help you digitally build a family tree. You can also buy a ready-made one from an online retailer. But whichever route you choose it’ll be a perfect way to chart the couples achievements. It’s also a great way to reveal a family’s heritage and who knows what interesting, little known and maybe even embarrassing facts will be uncovered.
A fun way for kids and grandkids to get in on the act
Reaching a silver wedding anniversary means there is a high chance of kids and grandkids being part of the equation. If the grandkids are old enough to do chores help them to create a book filled with coupons, to be exchanged for services they can perform for their grandparents. Chores could include walking the dog, cutting the grass, doing the washing up, or washing the laundry. And just because your an adult doesn’t mean you can offer something similar for an unusual 25th wedding anniversary gift.
Celebrating a silver wedding anniversary is a significant achievement. Particularly when you take into account the number of marriages that end in divorce. The ups and downs of daily life aren’t sympathetic bedfellows when it comes to maintaining a successful relationship. And when there’s a piece of paper that connects two people, it seems to get even harder. Nevertheless staying together for quarter of a century is possible, and there are plenty of happily married couples that will attest to the enjoyment that can be had.
We wish everyone reading this and all those people in the future celebrating a silver wedding anniversary all the best for the future. We wish you many more years of strengthening love.