50th Anniversary Gifts

The 50th wedding anniversary is known as the gold wedding anniversary and the traditional commemorative gift is gold. Historically, gold has been well known as a metal partially because it preserves its value over time, making it a perfect symbol of 50 years of marriage. At this stage you are passing the half century mark in your marriage and it is a good time to consider and celebrate the length of time that you have been together. It is also a symbol of material prosperity and a reminder that at this stage in your lives you are likely to be far more materially secure than you were when you first married.

The easiest way to give gold as a gift is in the form of jewellery. However, an alternative would be to re-engrave a wedding ring to mark this highly significant wedding anniversary. Alternatively, any gold-coloured gift can be given to commemorate the 50th anniversary. The colour of this anniversary is, unsurprisingly, gold and all parties and celebrations are typically themed around this colour.

It is also quite possible to buy decorations that are made out of artificial gold which is a much cheaper way of celebrating this anniversary in the traditional way. It is possible, for instance, to buy fake gold coins as a fun way to remind someone of the significance of this anniversary. On the other hand, if you can afford to spend a little more it is possible to buy either a small gold ingot, an even smaller amount of gold leave or beautiful antique gold coins.

The flower traditionally associated with the 50th anniversary is the violet. These are purple which contrast nicely with gold as a table centrepiece. In the language of flowers, violets are traditionally the symbol of true love and nothing can be more certain after 50 years of marriage than the fact that the couple who are married are truly in love.

The significance of the 50th anniversary is marked in a number of countries including the United States, Canada and Australia. In the United States this is the first wedding anniversary for which you are entitled to receive a letter from the President. In Canada the same goes for the Governor-General and Australia the Governor. This creates an excellent opportunity for creating a framed souvenir of this special milestone. If family members write to the proper authorities and present this to the couple in a picture frame it could make an excellent gift on the day.

Couples who are celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary are likely to be in their 60s or early 70s and this should be borne in mind when you are planning which gift to give and what type of celebration to have. There are a number of venues and celebratiosn which may be possible and one of the most popular ways of celebrating a 50th wedding anniversary is for the couple to go on a long cruise holiday. As a gift to give it is often a good idea for a family to club together to give the couple a once in a lifetime experience of this sort.