Best Anniversary Gift Ideas 2017 – Buyer’s Guide
These occasions are ones which we all tend to mark as milestones of our lives, they are the special times we want to remember. Be it the anniversary of newly married couples, Mother’s Day, your silver anniversary or the birthday of the family pet.
There are so many ways to celebrate from gift cards, to anniversary rings and hundreds of anniversary gift options in between.
Best Anniversary Gift Ideas 2017
Steel is the material for an 11th Wedding Anniversary and this Wine Cooler would make the perfect gift!
Personalise this Any Message Stainless Steel Wine Cooler with up to 5 lines of 30 characters each.
Suitable for 70cl wine bottles and has a 10cm diameter.
Weight: 0.69 KG, Height: 19.5 CM, Width: 12 CM, Depth: 12 CM.
It is positively oozing (approx 30) with individually wrapped heart shapes of Belgium chocolate just perfect for the one you love.
This Photo Cube is also a wonderful Keepsake box once all the choccys are gone.
The Photo Box can be personalised with four line of text 20 characters on each line.
Dimensions 11.5cm x11cm.
You can personalise this Black Watch Charm Bracelet with any message of up to 35 characters over 3 lines.
Has a “twist on” 21cm charm bracelet and comes with black and white charms that you simply twist on to the bracelet to make any design you like!
The additional watch charm makes this an ideal but practical gift.
Bracelet comes with 11 charms, you can wear them all at once or pick and choose to your preference.
The set includes-
- 5 x Black Patterned Beads
- 2 x Butterfly Clips
- 1 x Jewelled Butterfly Bead
- 1 x Jewelled Swirl Bead
- 1 x Watch charm
- 1 x Heart Tag
It Comes presented in a gift box! Weight: 0.09 KG, Height: 3 CM, Width: 9 CM, Depth: 8.5 CM.
You can personalise this Butterfly Rectangle Jewellery Box with a name up to 12 characters.
With its beautiful design and studded edge finish, it is great as a gift.
The jewellery box is lined in a black flock fabric.
Jewellery box is nickel plated and is ideal for for Birthday, Anniversary or Mothers Day.
Weight: 0.3825 KG, Height: 4.1 CM, Width: 11.2 CM, Depth: 7.5 CM.
These beautiful flutes are laser engraved with the key part of the message in large lettering, 5 lines per flute (14 characters for line 1,4, and 5 and 12 characters for lines 2 and 3 which are in bold text).
Can be used for absolutely any occasion. Perfect for Engagements, Weddings, Anniversary, Valentine’s Day, Birthday or simply just to say Thanks.
The flutes also come beautifully presented in a silk lined box.
Each flute measures – 23cm x 7cm x 7cm
Ideal for Engagement, Wedding, Anniversary, Valentines
Weight: 0.639 KG, Height: 21.5 CM, Width: 6.3 CM, Depth: 7 CM.
These annual celebrations can be on a personal level for instance Father’s Day or extend to special birthdays where a gathering of the clan and friends is called for. You will want to find the perfect gift, and one which suits your pocket too. Personalised gifts don’t have to be extortionate in price but can indicate how much thought has gone into the choosing of your gift, and here at Special Family Occasions we understand how important that is. This is why many of the gifts that we have chosen to include here reflect that personalised anniversary gift element.
The Anniversary party itself can include all sorts of aspects for instance a themed party to remember the year someone was born or a couple married. This can Include choosing favourite music from those periods, we did one from the seventies it was hilarious some of the outfits people wore. If you remember “Jason King” or the “Sweeney” a picture will spring to mind. Or how about anything from before the 50’s to beyond the 80’s. The clothing can bring out the most outrageous slick back hair and creepers to the ruffled collars of the New Romantics. Or another option might be to reflect their favourite hobby having a birthday camping jamboree, so everyone from all ages can have a massive sleepover. It might require a discussion with a friendly farmer for the use of the field but at least you won’t worry the neighbours. Your options can be as deep as your pockets, gourmet gifts and having a chef cater at your home is one of the many catering options.
Sometimes an anniversary can have an element of sadness too. The passing of a loved one is not celebrated as such but it can be recognised and acknowledged with trips down memory lane, in recognition of a life loved and shared. By giving an anniversary gift it can remind loved ones that the date has not been forgotten; and as long as the date is remembered, it helps to keep those who we have lost close to our hearts.
Some Anniversary Gift Ideas:
Did you know that in Great Britain and the Commonwealth, you are able to receive a message from the Queen for 60th, 65th, and 70th wedding anniversaries, and this is done by applying to Buckingham Palace or to the Governor-General’s office in other Commonwealth countries? If you are a Roman Catholic, you can apply to the Office of Papal Charities for a Papal blessing for wedding anniversaries of a special nature. I believe it is for any after the 25th Wedding Anniversary.
In the real world it’s never advisable to forget any wedding anniversary, if you both forget then that’s ok, but how often does that happen? And you know that if you are the one who forgets then you are going to be in big trouble for a very long time and, it is going to seriously cost you in making it up gifts.
When looking for a unique gift, or a personalised gift, especially when you buy a gift online, you want to be sure you are going to be purchasing one of quality and one which will be just that – a perfect anniversary gift. Well look no further, here at Special Family Occasions we have bought together a wide variety of gift suggestions from suppliers who are passionate about their products.
Each of the people we work with want to ensure you receive exactly what you ordered which is why many of the items have the size measurements included as we don’t want you to be disappointed with your purchase.
23 Wedding Anniversaries and their meanings
The gemstones, flowers and suggestions are from lists which have been compiled – some are disputed whilst others are accepted as traditional, the choice as always is yours. We have placed some suggestions which might tempt you.
First Wedding Anniversary
1st – Gemstone – Mother of Pearl
Gifts – Paper
Flower – Carnation
If you are looking for a traditional or modern anniversary gift or keepsake click here for a selection of ideas.
Second Wedding Anniversary
2nd Gemstone –Garnet
Gifts – Cotton
Flower –Lily of the Valley
Third Wedding Anniversary
3rd Gemstone – Moonstone
Gifts – Leather
Flower – Sunflower
Fourth Wedding Anniversary
4th Gemstone –Blue Topaz
Gifts – Fruit
Flower – Hydrangea
Fifth Wedding Anniversary
5th Gemstone – Rose Quartz
Gifts – wood
Flower – Daisy
Sixth Wedding Anniversary
6th Gemstone – Amethyst
Gifts – Iron
Flower – Calla
Seventh Wedding Anniversary
7th Gemstone – Onyx
Gifts – Copper
Flower – Freesia
Eighth Wedding Anniversary
8th Gemstone- Tourmaline
Gifts – Pottery
Flower – Lilac
Ninth Wedding Anniversary
9th Gemstone – Lapis Lazuli
Gifts – Willow
Flower – Bird of paradise
Tenth Wedding Anniversary
10th Gemstone – Crystal or green Tourmaline
Gifts – Tin
Eleventh Wedding Anniversary
11th Gemstone – Turquoise
Gifts – Steel
Flower – Tulip
Twelfth Wedding Anniversary
12th Gemstone – Jade
Gifts – Silk
Flower – Peony
Thirteenth Wedding Anniversary
13th Gemstone – Citrine
Gifts – Lace
Flower – Chrysanthemum
Fourteenth Wedding Anniversary
14th Gemstone -Fourth
Gifts – Ivory
Flower – Dahlia
Fifteenth Wedding Anniversary
15th Gemstone -Rhodolite
Gifts – Crystal
Flower – Rose
Twentieth Wedding Anniversary
20th Gemstone – Emerald
Gifts – china
Flower – Aster
Twenty Fifth Wedding Anniversary
Also known as the Silver Wedding Anniversary and apparently in Ancient Roman days the time when the wife would be presented with a silver wreath to honour the significance of the occasion.
25th Gemstone – Tsavorite Garnet
Gifts – Silver
Flower – Iris
Thirtieth Wedding Anniversary
30th Gemstone Pearl
Gifts – pearls can come in all shapes and sizes
Flower – Lily
Fortieth Wedding Anniversary
Also known as the Ruby Wedding Anniversary
40th Gemstone – Ruby
Forty Fifth Wedding Anniversary
Also Known as the Sapphire Wedding Anniversary
45th Gemstone – Sapphire
Gifts- so many different sapphires to choose from
Fiftieth Wedding Anniversary
Also known as the Golden Wedding Anniversary this is celebration which is thought to originate in Europe and was celebrated with the giving of a gold garland or wreath.
50th Gemstone – Gold
Gifts – anything gold I’m sure will go down well with the recipient
Flower –Yellow rose, violet
Sixtieth Wedding Anniversary
60th Gemstone – Diamond
Gifts – sparkling diamonds
Seventieth Wedding Anniversary
70th Gemstone – Platinum