Are you soon to be approaching your silver anniversary, and a little perplexed about where to start looking for the perfect 25th anniversary gift? Are you pretty sure that your wife is tired of the chocolates and flowers you continue to fall back on? This year you want to do something much more memorable, because after all, this is quite a significant milestone in your marriage. Nobody’s going to blame you for wanting to do something a little different, because everyone around you will happily admit that they are proud and jealous in equal measures. The modern and traditional symbol associated with this quarter of a century celebration is silver. But you’re under no obligation to follow the lists. Unless of course you’re sure it’s what your wife would want.
Finding a gift made from silver won’t be much of a problem. There’s lots of choice at the mall, and online as well. And if you’re certain that silver isn’t a necessary requirement, then your options are boundless.
As with any gift, the most important factor is that it is given with love. Anything else will be a big bonus. You’ll be interested to know, but you might already be in tune with the feelings of your wife, that it’s usually the emotional thought that comes with the gift that will make it special, not the cost. So if you’re looking for some 25th anniversary gift ideas, let’s help with a few suggestions.
25th Wedding Anniversary Gift Ideas for Her
A silver jewellery gift set – a perfect gift for your wife would be a silver necklace and pendant together with matching earrings. Take note of the style and kind of jewellery she already wears, and pick something that will compliment it rather than stand out like a sore thumb. Your choices will include infinity bracelets, personalised heart shaped pendants, silver lockets, bangles and a recent favourite among celebrities – a Priceless Necklet. This simple, blank price tag that hangs from a chord, has been worn by Take That, Jamie Oliver and his wife Jools, Zoe Ball and Nicole Appleton. The words that are inside the gift card say all that’s needed about your love for her… “Sometimes, someone is everything…There can be a million stories why but the reasons are all the same. You’re incomparable, you’re irreplaceable, you’re priceless.” . How touched will she feel when this is what she reads on your anniversary day.
A silver jewellery box – somewhere she can keep all her favourites, including all those wonderful gifts she’s received from you. You can even get this kind of gift engraved, with just her name, your wedding date or a sentimental message.
If you’d prefer to move away from the traditional silver then how about…
Gourmet In-home Romantic Dinner for 2 – a world class chef will come to your home and prepare a sumptuous and romantic 5 course dinner for the two of you.
Private jet, wine and chocolates – something completely different for the most important lady in your life. An exclusive flight in her own private jet, in the skies over Edmonton. She might even invite you along to enjoy the view and share a couple of glasses of sparkling wine to toast your anniversary.
Picnic and tour of the Rockies in a 1952 Bentley – she certainly feel like royalty.
Celebrate the Occasion with Family and Friends – Throw an Anniversary Party
Instead of the usual run of 25th anniversary gifts, why not throw a party and invite your family and friends. Or hold an anniversary dinner, with your special lady as the guest of honour. Plan it well and do it in style because this idea is definitely a winner.
As your wife is going to be the guest of honour, the celebration should take account of her taste and preferences. Would she like the festivities to be elaborate, with a monumental party that includes a guest list as long as your arm? Or would something more intimate, that includes just a few close family members and friends, be more to her liking?
When you’ve decided on the scale of the gathering, it’s time to look for a suitable venue, and pick a suitable date and time. The venue must be big enough to cope with the number of guests. If your anniversary falls during the holidays or another special occasion, you might want to consider another date, perhaps later in the month, when everyone invited will be able to attend. Make sure you send out your silver themed invitations in plenty of time, so your guests can make their arrangements.
Hopefully your budget will allow for you to hire a caterer, otherwise you’re going to have to do all the cooking yourself.
And don’t forget some entertainment. Some venues might be able to organise this for you. If not you’re going to need to think about a DJ, or a local band of musicians that are worth hiring. Are there going to be speeches, music, games and dancing? This is something else you’ll have to consider. A playlist of your wife’s favourite songs might be in order, or her favourite style of music.
On the day of the event, you might have to call in a few favours to help with the decorations. Silver-themed of course. And finally don’t forget about pictures. Because such a memorable event needs recording for prosperity. There might be a family member who is a whizz with the camera, otherwise there are bound to be plenty of local professional photographers who will be happy to attend and take the snaps.
Your impending silver wedding anniversary is an important event in the history of your relationship. Not only will it strengthen your relationship, but it will also show those around you how much you care about each other. So make sure you do it properly and you both have a good time. 25 years of marriage is quite a big milestone and an important step in the lives of you both.