Video:50th Wedding Anniversary Gift Suggestionswith Jonathan Stewart
50th anniversary gifts should be special as you and your spouse mark a half century of marriage. Check out these 50th wedding anniversary gift ideas, if you can't decide what to get or how to celebrate.See Transcript
Transcript:50th Wedding Anniversary Gift Suggestions
Your 50th wedding anniversary is considered your golden wedding anniversary. This is one to be celebrated and admired as five decades together shows a strong bond, love, and friendship. Here are some gift suggestions for such a momentous occasion as well as some ways the two of you might celebrate it.
50th Anniversary Gifts Include Gold
The traditional and modern gift is gold, which makes sense since it is your golden anniversary. The color gold is associated with wealth, success, and optimism. Gold is also widely admired for its beauty and strength.
No matter what gifts you give, incorporating gold in it means recognizing this symbolism. And, it is hard to go wrong with anything gold – whether it’s jewelry that also incorporates the gemstone of imperial or golden topaz or it is a gold keepsake box, coins, or a frame.
The 50th Anniversary Flower is the Violet
Along with your gift to each other, your wife may surely enjoy that you have thought to still get her flowers after so long together. Flowers can also be a great addition to the garden or to decorate the huge party you plan to have in honor of this anniversary.
The 50th anniversary flower is the violet. However, there are many gold flowers you can also use or give. These include the Gold Symphonie, Golden Anniversary, Golden Beryl, Golden Celebration and Golden Future. There are also the Golden Handshake, Golden Kiss, Golden Memories, and the Golden Wedding Anniversary. Find out if a florist can get these flowers or if you can buy them for planting in the garden to keep the memory of this anniversary alive.
Not everything about an anniversary has to be about the gifts. By now, you might cherish creating more memories together than shopping for and wrapping up a gift.
How to Celebrate the 50th Anniversary
Some special ways to celebrate include requesting a greeting from the White House. You can also renew your vows and have a special wedding reception with friends and family. Be sure to incorporate gold in all the décor and table arrangements if you do decide to throw a party. Or, if you are opting for something a bit more on the quiet side, have a dinner catered or a picnic that the two of you can enjoy and reminisce over for years to come.
You might also consider creating a family quilt, wish tree, or time capsule. Or, you feel even craftier, you can create albums and family history books with pictures and stories of your life together. These also make great gifts for your family who will treasure them and pass them down through the generations.
Congratulations, and thank you. Your marriage is both a testament to your loyalty and commitment to one another, but also a beautiful and inspiring model for us all.
I'm Jonathon Stewart, with About.com.