Jan 09 2010
55th Anniversary Symbols
The fiftieth anniversary was five years ago and the celebration of that significant event was a party to remember. Now you have reached another milestone your fifty-fifth anniversary. This is probably not an anniversary you are going to celebrate with a big gathering of friends and family. However you don’t want the fifty-fifth anniversary to slip by without you making sure your lifetime partner knows you still appreciate him or her and the special relationship you share together so let’s think about what you can do just for that special someone.
The fifty-fifth anniversary is known as the emerald anniversary and both the traditional and modern gift categories are emerald. If your partner still wants and loves beautiful jewelry you are in luck there is a large selection of emerald jewelry. However if he or she has decided they have enough stuff and you are looking for a gift that is not just more stuff think about other connotations of emerald…..for example how about a trip to Ireland otherwise known as the Emerald Isle or Seattle Washington also known as the Emerald City. Either trip would create a wonderful experience and new memories to will share with your partner.
Or maybe he or she would be most happy with a special flower arrangement of his or her favorite flowers delivered on your anniversary. Everyone loves flowers and no matter how many times you send your partner flowers they are a wonderful gift and always appreciated. Make sure you include an appropriate card. You can order flowers online from www.ftd.com.
Another good gift idea for the partner who has everything is a gift basket of bath salts, body washes and other sweet smelling products. Take a look at the options on www.bedbathandbeyond.com. You can pick and choose among the many beauty and bath products or order one of the pre-packaged gift sets.
Another gift option is a box of candy. A big box would certainly be appropriate for the fifty-fifth anniversary….maybe a piece for each year. The note or card you include with the candy is another opportunity to say, “I love you.”
Emerald Gift Suggestions
If your partner loves New York City why not tie a trip to the city to the emerald gift category by including a visit to the American Museum of Natural History which has some impressive emeralds on display in the Hall of Minerals. And while you are there you could take in a show and enjoy some of the cities fine restaurants and shopping venues. A carriage ride through Central Park would be romantic.
If your partner is a golfer you can tie a golfing vacation where you enjoy the emerald greens of the golf course to the emerald gift category and really make you’re the golfer in your life happy.
The Princess Cruise line has a cruise ship called the Emerald Princess which offers cruises throughout the Caribbean. You can find out where the Emerald Princess is scheduled to go and make reservations on the cruise lines website at www.princess.com/learn/ships/ep/destinations/index.jsp.
If you are looking for a casino vacation to give your partner as a fifty-fifth anniversary gift there is a casino in Tacoma Washington called the Emerald Queen that might be fun. Check out the shows and other entertainment opportunities at the Emerald Queen website www.emeraldqueen.com/new_index.php.
If after fifty-five years that couch or bedroom suit has about had it you could surprise your partner with a new couch or bedroom suit from Emerald Furniture which offers high quality imported furniture at their stores. To see their furniture and find a dealer near you go to www.emeraldhome.com/index.php.
Victoria’s Secret has some lovely emerald green nightgowns and pajama sets and soft silky robes. You can visit your local store or order online at www.victoriassecreat.com.
If you are looking for handcrafted emerald jewelry checks out the many options on “JE Gem” site at www.jegem.com and search for emerald jewelry. You will find rings, earrings, bracelets, pendants, and hair clips all featuring emeralds on this site.
The “Green in Gold” website offers men’s and women’s emerald rings as well as earrings, pendants, bracelets and necklaces in white or yellow gold settings. You can see the large selection of emerald jewelry at their website www.greeningold.com.
Alexandrite Gift Suggestions
Named for the Russian Tsar Alexander II after its discovery in the emerald mines in the Urals of Russia this rare gemstone became the national stone of tsarist Russia. The remarkable feature of the alexandrite stone is its ability to change color depending on the light….the stone shines green in daylight and red in incandescent light. The Russian master jewelers loved alexandrite and created lots of alexandrite jewelry for the Russian royal families. Later, in the 19th century the Tiffany jewelry designers made a series of exquisite and very popular alexandrite rings. You can still find these heirlooms on eBay and at estate jewelry stores and websites.
“Jewels for Me” has a large selection of men’s and women’s alexandrite rings, pendants and earrings which you can see on www.jewelsforme.com. If you want to get your partner a fifty-fifth anniversary gift of alexandrite jewelry this website should give you some good ideas.
Plan a trip just for the two of you or for you and some friends with whom you enjoy traveling. If getting out of town just isn’t an option consider dinner for two at a favorite restaurant or a special dinner at home with a good food a good bottle of wine, good conversation, and time away from the day to day hassles just to enjoy each other.
Maybe this is the anniversary you finally put into writing all the reasons you love your partner. Not a poet, say it with prose it is the thought that counts. You could always put your poem or prose on a card that is tucked into your anniversary flower arrangement or inside that box of candy or basket of bath supplies.