You’ve been wedded to your wonderful partner for a quarter of a century, what a magical achievement! The 25th wedding anniversary is a massive milestone and celebrating is a must! Whether you’re planning a once-in-a-lifetime trip or something closer to home, we’ve hunted down some gorgeous gifts to make the day even more memorable.
What is the Traditional Gift for a 25th Wedding Anniversary?
The traditional gift for your 25th wedding anniversary is sterling silver, a precious metal that stands the test of time. Keep silver polished and it will sparkle and enchant for years to come – just like a good marriage. Happily, silver makes the perfect present, so this milestone anniversary is fun and easy to shop for.
Modern 25th Anniversary Gift
Unlike some years, the modern gift associated with a 25th celebration of marriage is the same as the traditional one – silver. Why try to improve on perfection?
Symbolic Flower: Iris
The symbolic flower for the 25th anniversary is the iris, named for the ancient Greek goddess of the rainbow. It’s a fitting association because there are many wonderful shades to choose from. Irises also symbolize valor, hope, wisdom, and trust – all qualities worth treasuring in any union.
Silver Anniversary Gifts for Her
Check out some magical, memorable gifts to give your wife on your 25th wedding anniversary.
1) Vintage Silver Candle Holders
Choosing something precious from days gone by is a fitting reminder that your marriage has withstood the test of time. I think vintage silver candle holders are especially lovely. After all, what’s more romantic than gazing at each other over flickering candlelight?
2) Pandora Charm
Pandora charms are a classic and enduring gift that she can wear every day or on special occasions. If you’ve been ‘charming’ your wife over the years with Pandora gifts, now’s the time to wow her with a spectacular silver piece. She’ll be reminded of the first 25 years every time she puts it on.
3) Silver Dipped Natural Rose
Flowers never go out of style, but they don’t tend to last long either. That’s why I love this magical silver-dipped natural rose that you can both admire until the end of time.
4) Silver Plated Picture Frame
Popping a precious memory in a photo frame is a surefire winner when it comes to anniversary gifts. For your 25th year, knock it out of the park with a stunning silver frame and a cherished photo.
5) Silver Bracelet
by Blue Nile
Even if your wife isn’t a huge jewelry fan, some anniversaries are simply made for gifting a piece of wearable art. A beautiful and intricate bracelet like this one is ideal for dressing up or a casual look.
6) Silver Earrings
by Blue Nile
I’m also absolutely in love with these simple yet elegant earrings. They’re a great choice if you want to commemorate the silver anniversary with jewelry, but your wife also likes to wear other precious metals.
7) Silver Locket
by Blue Nile
For an anniversary gifts that equal parts enchanting and functional, consider a locket. It’s a beautiful piece of jewelry your wife can wear every day and on special occasions, while also holding a picture of you both close to her heart.
8) Silver Caress Sculpture
by Yenny Cocq
This sculpture is a real knockout. It’s romantic yet also fresh and funky. If your partner loves home design and enjoys minimalist or modernist looks, there’s a good chances she’ll be as nuts about it as I am.
9) Bouquet of Irises
Flowers are a classic symbol of love that will never grow old. This anniversary, go with irises if you’re following tradition and want to brighten up her day. Tie them with a silver ribbon or pop them in a silver vase and you’ve got all the angles covered.
Silver Anniversary Gifts for Him
Give him an awesome silver gift that shows him just how happy you are that you’ve spent the last 25 years together!
1) Silver Guitar Pick
Perfect if your husband is a musician, this silver guitar pick is as cute as it is cool. He’ll love adding it to a coin dish on his desk, or you could frame it as sweet reminder of your love.
2) Silver Fish Hook
If he loves to spend his spare time fishing, this silver lure is sure to have him hooked. Best of all, this handmade gift can be inscribed with your wedding date to make it extra special.
3) Swiss Wrist Watch
While the main body of this watch is stylish stainless steel, the silver dials make it a treasured and timeless gift. If you’re splurging on this milestone anniversary, a watch he can treasure for the rest of his life is a great choice.
4) Silver Cuff Links
by Blue Nile
Every man needs a pair of stylish cuff links, and I love this understated silver and black onyx set. He’s guaranteed to love rocking them out on special occasion, like your next wedding anniversary!
5) Ballpoint Pen
There comes a time in everyone’s life where a high-quality pen becomes indispensable. The kind of pen that’s up to the task of sign all those important documents and cards that life brings our way. Get your husband one he’ll love to pen his signature with, and perhaps write you sweet love notes on occasion.
6) Silver Paperweight
Brighten up his desk with a swanky silver paperweight. I love this one because it’s subtle enough to be a stationary statement, but will also remind him of your life together whenever he looks at it.
7) Modern Silver Sculpture
Another great way to show him you care is to find a fresh and exciting piece of art like this silver sculpture. To everyone else, it’s a sign of his good taste. To him, it’s a unique symbol of your affection.
8) Pure Silver Moon Coin
This unique moon coin is packed with incredible detail and makes a wonderful gift for any amateur astronomer. Or, if you are one of those couples who says “I’ll love you to the moon and back”, this will be a priceless reminder of your love.
If your man loves spending time in the garden, why not pick him up this unusual and fantastic sundial? He’ll be reminded of all the sunsets you’ve shared whenever he’s tending to his beloved green space.
10) Silver Luggage & Tickets to Somewhere Special
Making a big splash this anniversary? Take a trip overseas or a luxury cruise and make new memories to last the next 25 years. Be sure to add a sweet silver luggage tag to tie in the traditional 25th anniversary tradition and make your trip all the more special.
Now that you’ve got some stellar silver inspiration, get out there and enjoy your extra special 25th anniversary.