A 15th wedding anniversary celebrates a union that’s matured beautifully, and there’s no better way to mark the occasion than with a timeless gift. The traditional gift for a 15th wedding anniversary is crystal as it represents the pure and sparkling love between a married couple. The 15 year anniversary modern gift is a watch which symbolises the beautiful time that the couple has spent together, and the many more days and years to come in the future.
The traditional gifts are beautiful symbols of the years spent together, and the modern alternatives are just as exquisite. To help you pick out the perfect memento we’ve put together a list of 15th anniversary gifts for your husband or wife.
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What Is The 15 Year Anniversary Gift?
Traditional Gift – Crystal
The list of traditional anniversary gifts by year says that crystal is the traditional gift for a 15 year anniversary. It represents the clear and sparkling love between husband and wife. Crystal is far more refined than plain glass – just as your marriage is 15 years after your wedding. Like diamonds, the real beauty of lead glass is brought out by cutting many facets; a task that requires time and patience. There are more facets to your relationship now than when you started on the path of married life. Like never before, the value of your love is crystal clear!
Typically the type of crystal refers to lead or crystal glass, rather than quartz or other naturally occurring rock crystals. However, a gift cut from rock crystal that you know your partner will love would be a fun twist on the theme.
Modern Gift – Watch
The modern gift of a watch for a 15th wedding anniversary also has a symbolic meaning. A beautiful timepiece represents the time you have spent together up to this point, as well as the time you hope to spend together in the future. Most people who wear watches look at them relatively frequently, so they’d be reminded of their beloved throughout the day.
Flower – Rose
Roses have been associated with love and romance for millennia. As the flower of the 15th wedding anniversary, they are a gorgeous reminder to keep the romance and the magic alive. If your relationship has started to drift toward an everyday sameness, now is the perfect chance to rekindle it.
Gemstone – Ruby
Rich red rubies are one of the hardest gemstones, with only moissanite and diamond being harder. The deep red of rubies symbolises a love that’s grown deeper and richer over time. Rubies are also associated with passion, power, energy and vitality – everything your marriage has by your 15th wedding anniversary!
15th Anniversary Gifts For Her
Let your 15th anniversary be a sparkling celebration of your love and surprise her with 15th wedding anniversary gifts that will dazzle. Find luxurious possibilities with our gift ideas.
Champagne Tasting Flight
A celebration like a 15th anniversary calls for Champagne. And the best Champagne calls for crystal glasses! If she loves her bubbly, indulge her in the finest French fare and fizz. She’ll love sipping on limited-production, artisan Champagnes, accompanied by French artisan cheeses and macarons. The perfect gift for the woman who’d prefer to collect fun-filled memories over things.
Smell the Roses at the Royal Gardens of Highgrove
Created with imagination and passion by Prince Charles over the last 38 years, the Royal Gardens at Highgrove makes for a beautiful setting for a romantic weekend getaway. Included in the ever-changing canvas of magnificent garden scenes is an exquisite garden of roses. After admiring the fauna and flora, the two of you can tuck into sandwiches, cakes and a glass of Highgrove Champagne in The Orchard Restaurant. It’s a royally grand 15th wedding anniversary gift fit for a queen.
A Crystal Rose
Make her feel like the belle of the ball with the gift of a crystal rose on your 15th wedding anniversary. Created by Swarovski, the single long-stemmed rose brings together two cherished traditions associated with the occasion you’re celebrating together.
Rose-Infused Cocktail Masterclass
The fresh, fragrant flavour of rose makes it the key ingredient to plenty of deliciously alluring cocktails. If she loves her pink cocktails give the gift of a fun cocktail masterclass. Learning from a professional mixologist, she’ll get to mix and match her favourite flavours to create your own floral concoction. Rose syrup, rose lemonade and even some fresh rose petals will add that burst of flavour of the 15th anniversary flower.
Pair Of Designer Shoes
She’s walked miles by your side, so now’s the perfect chance to spoil her with a pair of designer shoes. We took inspiration from the colour of rubies and looked no further than Christian Louboutin, the designer who is famous for his shoes’ brilliant red soles. Whether she prefers pumps, flats, or sandals, you’re sure to find something she’ll adore in his fabulous collection.
Wow her with ruby jewellery to make her wedding 15th anniversary a special one. Take it to the next level by combining the beautiful gem with diamonds and platinum. Consider the Soleste ring and matching earrings from Tiffany & Co. or the same jeweller’s less showy Enchant band ring. For a dazzling alternative, take a look at Cartier’s Solitaire ring.
Let the rose, the eternal symbol of love and romance, inspire your choice of a 15 year anniversary gift. There’s an astounding range of fragrances from which to choose, so let the other notes guide you when deciding on a perfume or eau de toilette for your partner. We’re fans of Bvlgari’s Rose Goldea, combining radiant rose and sophisticated musks.
Sleep Under the Crystal-Clear Sea
Make her dreams of living as a mermaid come true with this once-in-a-lifetime experience to celebrate 15 years of marriage. Located on the pristine Tanzanian coast, Manta Resort is famed for its underwater room, sitting four meters below the surface of the ocean. From your luxury submerged bedroom, you’ll wake up to gaze out onto crystal clear waters and take in the incredible scenes of life on the unspoilt coral reef.
15th Anniversary Gifts For Him
Whether you go for sparkles, a timepiece, or something else, let your 15th wedding anniversary gift to him be a touching reminder of your love. Use our gift ideas to find something spectacular.
Premium Whisky Tasting
True whisky aficiandos will know that the taste of whisky is largely defined by the glass its presented in – and premium crystal glass is as good as it gets. For a treat of a 15th anniversary gift, get your favouriste whisky lover a premium whisky tasting experience. As well as delving into the history of whisky production, he’ll drink from the finest crystal glasses, learning how the glass can totally change the drinking experience. Whether he’s a man who loves his aged Scotch, or is curious about the exciting world of Japanese whisky, there’s something for every whisky lover.
Crystal Decanter And Glasses
Whether he drinks whisky or brandy, let him do it in style by giving him a crystal decanter and glasses as a 15th wedding anniversary gift. He’ll love coming home after work and pouring himself his favourite drink like a total boss. For something truly special, choose Waterford Crystal’s 1950s-inspired Dungarvan set. It’s distinctive design will be a stylish addition to his home bar.
A Classic Wristwatch
Whether he prefers an elegant or an active, sporty look, he’s sure to appreciate a new watch to celebrate his anniversary 15 years after his wedding day. If you really want to spoil him, consider purchasing something from one of the Audemars Piguet collections, such as one of the 2020 versions of the Code 11:59.
Add a touch of glamour and intrigue to his wardrobe with a gift of stainless steel and Swarovski crystal cufflinks on your 15th wedding anniversary. We love the Evil Eye protection pair that feature white, blue, and black crystals. If they’re a little too flashy for him, consider a simpler pair that feature single blue crystals. Every time he wears them, he’ll be reminded of your crystal anniversary.
Men’s Cologne With Hints Of Rose
If he’s not the type of man who would appreciate receiving fresh roses as a 15 year anniversary gift, he may appreciate a fragrance that contains the scent of the precious flower.
Expert perfumiers have crafted men’s and unisex eau de parfum and eau de toilette that blend rose with spices, woods, herbs, and resins to create fragrances men are happy to wear. Our favourites include Penhaligon’s Hammam Bouquet which includes lavender, rose, and sandalwood. Better yet, let him choose his own rose-infused combination with a private fragrance profiling at Penhaligon’s.
A Ruby Ring
Consider giving him the traditional ruby for an anniversary gift. Set in silver or gold, the richness of ruby red is perfect for the man who doesn’t want too much sparkle on his fingers.
Michelin-Star Dinner Under Crystal Chandeliers
There are plenty of Michelin-star restaurants that choose to add drama to the room with elegant crystal chandeliers. But none does it better than Gordon Ramsay’s Savoy Grill. For an unforgettable wedding anniversary dinner, treat your favourite foodie to a seven-course tasting menu with champagne at one of London’s most iconic restaurants. Home to hundreds of years of Hollywood glamour, the shimmering Swarovski chandeliers and mouthwatering cuisine make it the perfect setting for an evening of romance.
Spend time together on your 15 year anniversary. Whether you only have time for a meal together, you’re able to escape for the day, or you can get away for longer, use the occasion to remind yourselves of the joys of love with our list of 15th wedding anniversary gifts. The possibilities are endless to celebrate 15 years together!