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Every wedding anniversary is certainly an occasion to celebrate. But 24 years together is a major moment. It’s no small feat to make it through all the ups and downs of life together, many years after saying “I do”. Now, how should you mark the celebration?
Finding the perfect anniversary gift may be tricky, but you can always refer to the traditional and modern gift ideas for that specific anniversary year. The traditional gift for a 24th-anniversary is opal, while the modern gift option is a musical instrument. You can look to either theme or select something that’s more out of the box—it’s all up to you! From customized wall art to kitchenware and wine experiences, the options truly are endless. You’ll be sure to discover something your partner will love.
Read on for the best 24th-anniversary gift ideas
What to look for in a 24th-Anniversary Gift
The traditional gift, Opal
“A 24th-anniversary is traditionally celebrated with opals, which are believed to inspire hope, love, and happiness,” says Etsy Trend Expert Dayna Isom Johnson. She adds,“While couples often turn to jewelry gifts for this anniversary, there are many other unique options available—like artwork that incorporates opals—for those looking for something more unexpected.”
The modern gift, musical instruments
If you prefer a more modern take for a 24th-anniversary gift, musical instruments are the go-to. If the recipient is a musician, it might be easy to find a gift that fits the theme. If not, any music-inspired present will also do the trick. Think custom artwork featuring a song they love or tickets to see a favorite musician.
A physical gift is a wonderful choice, but you may also consider looking at the option of an experience to share. “The modern gift of musical instruments is a perfect theme for those who prefer to give experiential gifts, like taking guitar lessons or enjoying a concert together,” says Johnson.
There certainly aren’t any rules when it comes to anniversary gift-giving. It’s all about finding something wonderful for your partner to mark the occasion! Feel free to skip the traditional or modern gift ideas and seek out something that will make your partner filled with excitement. “Anniversaries are all about celebrating love,” says Johnson. more than anything, couples should give gifts that have meaning to them and will last for years to come.”
Meet the Expert
Lifestyle expert Dayna Isom Johnson is the Trend Expert for Etsy, as well as a judge on the NBC series Making It.
Why Trust Brides
Brides contributor Molly Allen is a former small business owner with years of experience in the lifestyle and wedding industries, where she focuses on parties, entertaining, food, and beverage. She’s dedicated to finding high-quality, beautiful, and unique products that will bring a smile to any recipient’s face.