Your 25th wedding anniversary is a personal silver jubilee, so it’s only right to celebrate it with a bit of pizzazz!
We’ve searched high and low for fantastic gifts that will add a bit of sparkle and shine to your special day. Use our ideas to find the perfect gift for your husband or wife, as well as those you can enjoy together.
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- What Is The 25th Wedding Anniversary Gift?
- 25th Wedding Anniversary Gifts For Him
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- 25th Wedding Anniversary Gifts For Couples
What Is The 25th Wedding Anniversary Gift?
Traditional And Modern Gift – Silver
Silver has been the traditional gift for 25-year anniversaries for hundreds, if not thousands, of years. It’s also one of the few wedding anniversaries where there is no difference between the traditional and modern gift. It’s the silver anniversary, and that association goes beyond a matrimonial celebration.
When a monarch has been on the throne for 25 years, they celebrate a silver jubilee. Businesses that have operated for the same length of time also celebrate silver anniversaries. The precious metal may not fetch the prices that gold does, but it’s durable and has a brilliant shine when polished. Those qualities make it an excellent symbol of 25 years together.
Flower – Iris
Used as a symbol of royalty in some countries, the delicate iris is a flower that is associated with courage, faith, hope and wisdom. They also symbolise friendship, love, and promises that last forever. If the qualities symbolised by the iris weren’t present in your relationship, you probably wouldn’t be preparing to celebrate your 25-year anniversary!
Gemstone – Tsavorite
A type of garnet, tsavorite or tsavolite is a brilliant green gem that was discovered in Tanzania in 1967. Its link to the 25th wedding anniversary is a modern tradition, as are the meanings and symbolism that has been assigned to it. According to some people, tsavorite is the stone of inner beauty, benevolence, relaxation, compassion, and lasting love. Even if those meanings are a modern invention, they’re good enough for us.
25th Wedding Anniversary Gifts For Him
Celebrate 25 years of marriage to your husband by giving him a memento that puts some lustre on his day. Cast your eye over our wedding anniversary gift ideas.
Sterling Silver Card Case
Slim and sleek, a sterling silver card case could be the perfect anniversary gift for the man in your life. Whether he keeps his business cards or his credit cards in it, a silver card case will add a certain je ne sais quoi to his style. We think Tiffany & Co.’s Makers card case is perfect. What’s more, the famous jewellers can personalise it with a special engraving.
Bespoke Silver Signet Ring
Tsavorite has yet to become a gem commonly used in men’s jewellery, which means there is not much of it available. But you can’t go wrong with a piece made of classic silver. Worn by gentlemen as a sign of masculinity, signet rings are the latest trend in men’s jewellery and the perfect 25th wedding gift for him. Add his initials, your anniversary date or even your family crest as a special touch for a meaningful silver anniversary gift.
Van Gogh’s Irises Watch
Created in 1890, Irises is one of Vincent van Gogh’s most famous paintings. If your husband appreciates the work of the Dutch artist, give him an anniversary gift that touches on the flower traditionally associated with the occasion. The van Gogh Museum shop offers high-quality canvas prints of the painting, as well as other gifts, such as handmade a Swiss watch with a face that features the painting and a diamond on the 12 position.
Earthy and powdery, iris root can add a hypnotic touch to men’s fragrances. Another way of making the traditional 25-year anniversary flower part of your husband’s gift box is to give him a fragrance that contains iris. Try Dior Homme (iris, cardamom, vetiver), Le Labo’s Iris 39 (iris, patchouli, musk), or Atelier Cologne’s Silver Iris (iris, mandarin orange, patchouli).
Sterling Silver Pen
Whether ballpoint or fountain, a sterling silver pen is a wonderful silver anniversary gift for him. Find a design that he will be proud to use, and every letter he forms, every word he writes, will be a remembrance of your love. Get the ball rolling with a beautiful hand-written letter telling him all the reasons you love him. We think the Silver Factory’s hammered finish silver pen is simply gorgeous.
Drive His Dream Silver Wheels
If the idea of driving his dream vintage car gets his revs going, this unique anniversary gift for him is bound to do the trick. Hand him the keys to his choice of classic car for a full day behind the wheel of a sexy, sleek machine. Whether it’s a stylish silver Porsche or lightening-fast Jaguar, he’ll love pushing the limits to feel that indescribable rush of hitting the open road.
Sterling Silver Hip Flask
Give him a 25th wedding anniversary gift that will allow him to enjoy his favourite tipple in old school style. A classic sterling silver hip flask is both beautiful and functional. It will last a lifetime and is sure to become a family heirloom to be handed down from generation to generation.
25th Wedding Anniversary Gifts For Her
She puts the sparkle in your eyes and the spring in your step. Give her an anniversary gift that expresses how much you love having her in your life.
Silver Statement Jewellery from Tiffany’s
If you want to give her an anniversary gift of silver jewellery, stay away from boring simplicity. It’s your 25-year wedding anniversary, so it’s time to make a statement. Tiffany & Co’s line of bold jewellery has all the right amount of sparkle for the style-setting spouse. She’ll feel as glamorous as Audrey Hepburn every time she wears it.
Van Gogh Irises Vase
The beauty of this fine porcelain vase lies not only in its inclusion of Van Gogh’s famous Irises, but also it’s eye-catchy three-dimensional design. Vow to give her fresh flowers more often this year, which she can proudly display in this amazing home decor piece.
The Fragrance Of Irises
The iris is one of the plants most treasured by perfumiers. Offer her its otherworldly fragrance in the form of one of the perfumes that pay due homage to the bloom. It’s a 25th wedding anniversary bouquet with a difference and one that she is sure to love. We recommend Gucci’s Tears of Iris, with scents of iris, sandalwood, angelica seed and musk.
An Arty Experience
If she would love the chance to make her own object of beauty, give her an arty experience as a wedding anniversary gift. Choose a class in oils or watercolours for her to channel her inner Van Gogh and create her own iris-inspired masterpiece. Or if she’s a hands-on kinda gal, she can get her hands dirty in a pottery workshop while working on a ceramic sculpture of her own. The chance to make something new is all the more special than a store-bought gift.
Rare Tsavorite Jewellery
Set in silver or gold, tsavorite can make a beautiful adornment for a beautiful woman. Although the radiant green stone looks very similar to emerald, it offers a more brilliant sparkle due to a higher refractive index. It’s also roughly 200 times more rare than emerald, making it all the more perfect as a unique 25th anniversary for your one-of-a-kind wife. Spoil her with a dazzling tsavorite ring, necklace or bracelet and watch her eyes light up.
25th Wedding Anniversary Gifts For Couples
A 25th wedding anniversary offers a couple the chance to remember their vows and to reaffirm their bond. Whether you’re hunting for 25th anniversary gifts for your parents, or for another couple close to your heart, let them do something beautiful together to celebrate it.
A Silver Jewellery Workshop
Get creative on your 25-year anniversary by spending a few hours in a workshop with a professional jeweller and learning the basics of making a piece of silver jewellery. Whether you make matching rings, complementary pendants, or his ‘n hers bracelets, you’ll have a great time doing something new together.
Couple’s Spa Day
If you think they’d rather do nothing but lounge around and be pampered, book the happy couple into a luxurious spa on their silver anniversary. They’ll leave their tension behind on the massage bed, inhale the fragrances of aromatherapy oils, and indulge in a delicious spa lunch. Choose one of the top spas in the city or spoil them with one of the many couple’s overnight spa breaks in the countryside. The options are endless.
Spirited Boozy Tour
To really get them in the celebratory mood for their 25th wedding anniversary, choose one of the many fun and educational boozy tours in London. Hand in hand they’ll visit historic pubs, explore a whisky distillery, or set off on a secret gin tour. There’s plenty of spirited fun to be had, no matter what their favourite tipple is.
Silver Anniversary Getaway With A Difference
Spoil the couple celebrating 25 years of marriage with a magical getaway; it is their personal silver jubilee, after all! For a clever nod to the traditional 25th anniversary gift, surprise them with the chance to explore the Amazon in Peru, one of the top silver-producing countries in the world.
If they’re a pair of culture lovers, treat them to an art-focused break to the trendy city of Amsterdam. In their private tour of the Van Gogh Museum, they’ll get see the Dutch artist’s famed Irises artwork in the flesh, a truly breathtaking experience to share. It’s an anniversary gift that’s set to create a lifetime of memories.
A sparkling occasion to remember, make your 25th wedding anniversary extra special with these stunning gifts.