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25 years together? Now, that’s something special. Since saying your vows, you’ve been through so much together, making your marriage stronger than ever, and all those anniversaries are worth celebrating. Whether shopping for your own spouse or for a couple who’s marking the milestone, a 25th-anniversary gift is an ideal way to commemorate the festive occasion. But what on earth should you choose?
When in doubt, you can always consider the traditional anniversary present, which for this year would be silver. A silver piece of jewelry, a watch, or pair of cufflinks are all perfect—but know that you don’t have to take the theme quite so literally: You can also choose a silver-hued gift, like a luxurious silky pajama set or sentimental photo album. Your options are as plentiful as your memories together!
Read on for the best 25th-anniversary gifts to celebrate this oh-so-special occasion.
There’s nothing wrong with a classic! If you want to incorporate silver into your 25th-anniversary gift, you can’t go wrong with a special accessory with heirloom quality, like the David Yurman Infinity Earrings or the Turnbull and Asser Button Silver Mother of Pearl Cufflinks. Or, for an unexpected way to slip in some sliver, consider Artifact Uprising’s Layflat Photo Album and their ‘smoke’ colored cover. Full of photos from your years together, it’s practically guaranteed to elicit some tears!
What are some non-material 25th-anniversary ideas?
There are countless ways to celebrate your 25th anniversary, and not all of them have to include a material gift. Your celebration also doesn’t need to be big to be meaningful: Consider dinner at your favorite restaurant, ordering in for an intimate meal at home, or indulging in the same flavor of cake that you had at your wedding. Start an annual tradition, like planting a tree. Or learn something new by taking a painting, pottery, or cooking class together. Toast with your wedding reception glasses, or plan a romantic weekend away.
But above all, just remember to take yourselves into account when planning how to celebrate your 25th-anniversary idea. Choose to do something special that you’ll both enjoy for a day you’ll likely never forget.
Should we have a 25th-anniversary party?
That is entirely up to you! With the 25th anniversary being so monumental, many couples (or the families of the couples) opt to celebrate with a bash. You can gather your friends and family to toast to the milestone and even theme your party around the silver anniversary or perhaps to the decade in which you met or said: “I do.” (What could be more fun than an ‘80s or ‘90s-themed party, after all?!) But again, how you celebrate this special day is up to you.
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