65 years together as a married couple is an admirable achievement, and the occasion deserves to be celebrated in a truly splendid way. By their 65th anniversary, most couples have just about everything they need or want. And this is where our unique wedding anniversary gift ideas come in handy!
Use our suggestions to find something wonderful, whether you’re looking for gifts for a partner or for your parents.
What Is The 65th Anniversary Gift?
Thanks to traditions old and new, there are a few gifts associated with the 65th wedding anniversary. The most important of them is the blue sapphire, but, as you’ll see, there’s also a colour and a flower linked to the anniversary.
Traditional & Modern Gift – Blue Sapphire
You might remember your or your parents’ 45th wedding anniversary being celebrated with sapphires, so it may come as a surprise to learn that the gem is linked with the 65-year celebration. However, while the 45th year is marked with sapphires of any colour, the 65th is associated with blue specifically.
The stone has been held sacred by various cultures since ancient times. It symbolises heavenly holiness, faith, enlightenment, wisdom, commitment, faithfulness and protection.
Colour – Sky Blue
Sky blue is the colour that inspired some of our 65th anniversary gift ideas. Itself inspired by the beautiful gem linked to the occasion, the colour represents trust, sincerity, loyalty, wisdom, stability, imagination, intelligence and sensitivity.
These are qualities associated with maturity, eldership, and the higher faculties, and it’s easy to see why they are linked with relationships that have stood the test of time.
Flower – Blue Hydrangea
A relatively modern tradition associates blue hydrangeas with the 65th anniversary. As a gift on the occasion, the flower symbolises heartfelt emotions, deeper understanding between people, gratitude, prosperity, grace and beauty. In the Victorian language of flowers, blue hydrangeas meant boasting – and we think that a couple celebrating their 65th anniversary has every reason to boast!
65th Wedding Anniversary Gifts For Her
After 65 years of wedded life, she deserves love and admiration. Let us help you find a fitting way to show it.
A Sapphire Bracelet
Looking for a 65-year anniversary gift that will enhance her beauty? Choose a piece or a set of jewellery that showcases the loveliness of blue sapphires. We think the Folie des Prés bracelet and matching ring from Van Cleef & Arpels is utterly divine.
Chocolate Tasting Adventure
Look no further than a chocolate tasting adventure for a 65th wedding anniversary gift idea that is as sweet as she is. She’ll learn to identify various elements of the popular confection while tasting high-quality chocolate at Hotel Chocolat in Covent Garden. It’s a fun-filled and informative way to mark the milestone event.
A Murano Glass Centrepiece
Handmade in Venice, Murano glass makes a fantastic gift that can beautify her home. If that sounds good to you, consider spoiling her with a centrepiece, such as a vase or a bowl. Choose something blue for her 65th anniversary, such as this gorgeous flower bowl embellished with 24-carat gold leaf from Original Murano Glass.
A Mindful Painting Class
Does she have unexplored artistic talents? Treat her to a mindful painting class at MasterPeace in London’s Eccleston Yards. The class brings together mindfulness practices and self-expression in a setting that is geared toward relaxation.
She’s sure to appreciate this thoughtful wedding anniversary gift, and she’ll have her very own masterpiece to show off afterwards.
A Blue Silk Scarf
Spoil her with an exquisite blue accessory that she can wear on her anniversary. Soft and chic, a silk scarf is the perfect option. Looking for recommendations? We think Aspinal of London’s Botanical ‘A’ scarf in bluebird is stunning.
A Pampering Prosecco Pedicure
Give her a chance to put her feet up by treating her to an indulgent pedicure for her 65th anniversary. Choose a fabulous package such as the OPI ProSpa pamper pedicure. She can sip on a glass of Prosecco while the friendly, experienced staff do their thing. It’s the next best thing to a holiday.
A Beautiful Teapot
Whether she collects teapots, or she would appreciate something new to keep her tea, coffee, or hot chocolate warm, a tea/coffeepot from a high-end brand could be a fantastic gift.
One of the nicest you’ll find for a 65th anniversary is Bernardaud’s white and blue In Bloom – Zemer Peled jug. You can bulk up your gift with matching cups, bowls, and a smaller jug.
A Flower Masterclass
Does she love fresh flowers and the challenge of creating striking displays with them? Give her a spot on a one-day flower masterclass with McQueens for her 65-year anniversary. Your gift will let her learn new skills with experts from one of the UK’s top floristry brands.
65th Wedding Anniversary Gifts For Him
We have 65th anniversary gift ideas for him that range from stylish to stupendous. Make his day with one (or more) of these.
Cartier Sapphire Watch
If he’s still a dapper dresser, an elegant blue sapphire watch is a great way to make a gift of the 65-year anniversary’s traditional gemstone. A memento to the 65 years of marriage gone by, it’s a practical yet sentimental anniversary gift that will remind him of you every time he wears it. You can’t go wrong with the Tank LC Skeleton Sapphire watch, worn by Louis Cartier himself. The black alligator strap, white gold finishing and blue sapphire cabochon will have the lucky wearer feeling like a million bucks.
Whisky And Chocolate Tasting
A whisky and chocolate tasting is a wonderful gift for the husband who enjoys his tipple and has a sweet tooth. He’ll sample several Glengoyne whiskies expertly paired with chocolates from Iain Burnett Highland Chocolatier at the Chesterfield Mayfair’s glorious Terrace Bar. It’s a sweet, sumptuous way to celebrate a special day.
Personalised Johnnie Walker Blue Label
If he can do without the chocolates, why not surprise him with a personalised bottle of Johnnie Walker Blue Label?
It’s an indulgent take on the colour associates with the 65th wedding anniversary, which you can make all the more special by having the bottle engraved with a personalised message. He’ll appreciate every sip as a delicious reminder of six and a half decades of happy memories.
Surrey & Thames Valley Helicopter Tour
A helicopter tour of Surrey and the Thames Valley is a 65th wedding anniversary gift idea that offers a new way of seeing some of England’s most celebrated countryside. It’s an experience that is not only about the views. It’s also one of the most exciting gifts he could receive, and it’s sure to leave him with lasting memories.
If you’re looking for ideas for 65 year wedding anniversary gifts that will make him a little more comfortable, consider surprising him with a pair of loafers. We think Gucci’s Jordaan style is laid-back enough to wear around the house and dressy enough to wear out – and they’re unbelievably comfy. Keep it classic in black or opt for blue leather for a nod to the 65th anniversary symbols.
Golf Weekend At Ballybunion
Is he a golfer? Give him the chance to celebrate 65 with you at one of Ireland’s most beautiful golf courses. You can enjoy a relaxing weekend at Ballybunion, taking in the marvellous views offered by the course’s location on Ireland’s southwest coast.
Michelin-Starred Three-Course Meal
Let your anniversary gift him the chance to taste modern British cuisine at its finest. Look back over the decades you’ve spent together over a Michelin-starred three-course menu at the Dysart Petersham. It’s the tastiest way to spend an afternoon with each other.
65th Wedding Anniversary Gifts For Parents
65th anniversary gift ideas should add to your parents’ comfort, spoil them, or give them an experience that is out of this world. Find what you’re looking for with us.
Bombay Sapphire Distillery Tour
Put a different spin on the blue sapphire theme by gifting your parents a tour of the Bombay Sapphire gin distillery at Laverstoke Mill in Hampshire.
They can explore the historic building, discover the many different botanicals used in the distillation of one of the world’s most renowned gins, and end off the experience with a special cocktail. It’ll be a lovely day out for them.
Matching Comfortable Chairs
If you want to give an anniversary gift that will add some comfort to your parents’ daily lives, give them matching comfortable chairs. We don’t mean regular armchairs. We’re talking about models that offer supreme relaxation. They recline, rise, massage, and have heated backrests. Brayden Studio’s Riser lift assist recliner is one to consider.
Stargazing At A Castle
In some places, the 65th wedding anniversary is celebrated with a visit to a castle. If that’s something your parents would appreciate, make it extra-special by sending them to Glenapp Castle. They’ll enjoy luxurious 5-star accommodation as well as the chance to go stargazing with Royal Astronomical Society Fellow, Steve Owens. The experience will be unforgettable.
Bottomless Brunch For Two
Let your parents enjoy some time together before the rest of the celebrations planned for their anniversary day. They’re sure to love a bottomless brunch for two at Hotel Xenia’s Evoluzione restaurant in London. In addition to a two-course meal influenced by the cuisines of the Mediterranean and Europe, they can enjoy Prosecco and coffee.