One of the most celebrated milestones in a marriage is the 50th wedding anniversary, usually known as the Golden Anniversary. Since the fifth century, the 50th year of marriage has been associated with gold, symbolic of love, compassion, courage, passion, and wisdom. Here we provide a list of gifts that are perfect for celebrating this day.
Most people will want to offer the couple a gift to mark their day. Sometimes this is not easy since the couple may not wish for much, but you can find inspiration at a 50th anniversary gifts list. Many couples are not wishing to collect more things but are very keen to collect more memories and to spend as much time as they can with those they love and cherish. Time may be the biggest gift you can offer. Here are just a couple more ideas:
An album of the best photos of the couple taken each year of their 50-year marriage can be created online with the opportunity for others to add their own text and good wishes. You can leave the last page for a group photograph from the Golden Wedding party to bring the gift completely up to date. Even battered photographs can now be sensitively restored for framing into a beautiful piece of home décor.
A rose, the symbol of love, is a lovely gift for garden or container growing. A yellow rose called Golden Wedding is a hardy plant with a beautiful scent that will bloom each summer. For a real eternity rose, consider a natural rose preserved at its finest bloom in 24 karat gold. This rose can add color and glamour to the home and be enjoyed each day.
Thanks to the success of online sites like Etsy, it is now possible to order bespoke gifts to suit your happy couple. This could be an elegant anniversary throw embroidered with their names or a piece of art or music you know they will enjoy. You can even draft your own idea and ask an artist to bring it to life for a personal, heartfelt gift.
The most popular gift idea for a golden couple is a party, including those closest to the couple. This could be a huge party with their own children and grandchildren as well as extended family members and close friends who have supported them through the years. This is particularly popular for those who were unable to hold a reception at the time of their marriage or those who enjoy a big gathering.
Some couples celebrating half a century of togetherness will prefer a more intimate gathering of family or friends, perhaps meeting with separate groups throughout their anniversary year. This is not the time for surprise parties, as you want the couple to be sure they have a party they wish for, whether this is at home or at a grand hotel ballroom.