Jul 17 2024

Fiftieth Anniversary Gifts

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  • Traditional: Gold
  • Modern: Gold
  • Flower: Violet

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Celebrating Your Fiftieth Anniversary

The fiftieth anniversary or golden anniversary is a milestone event and the celebration should be perfect. There is no formula for a perfect fiftieth anniversary celebration; it all depends on the partner’s preferences. I wouldn’t try to do a surprise party – after all, who would believe you were not going to celebrate your fiftieth year together? If you are planning the celebration for your parents or friends, involve the happy couple in planning the event. Make sure it is an event that they will be comfortable with. This is all about celebrating the happy couple’s lives together and should be a totally enjoyable, comfortable and relaxed day for them.
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The fiftieth anniversary is a time to look back at the last fifty years and celebrate the good times. The best gifts are personal. After fifty years, the couple is probably not adding “things” to their homes or closets, rather they are probably downsizing and giving things away.

A scrapbook on paper or a personalized DVD filled with digital pictures of the life and times of the couple enhanced with music are perfect gifts. You could organize family and friends through a photo sharing site so everyone can add their favorite photo or memory. Now that almost everything is in social media or online storage, a personalized photo or scrapbook is a more intimate gift for the couple.

Let the couple share their ideas, ups and downs, and other memories with a video interview. It would be a wonderful gift that everybody, including family and friends, can enjoy. All you will need is your video camera and a little time to prepare a list of questions for prompts. This is a keepsake worth much more than any gift you could buy. In another interview, have close friends and family talk about the couple. This would be particularly meaningful if there are significant members of the family and close friends who are likely to miss the fiftieth anniversary celebration.

Gold Gift Suggestions

Gold is both the traditional and modern gift category. It is a precious metal that is the basis of most monetary systems and is a popular material for jewelry and other decorative works of art. Gold represents optimism and wealth and is often used to signify the best of the best, for example, the winner of Olympic events receives a gold medal. A musical artist or group who records a record that sells more than 500,000 copies is said to have gone “gold” and receives a symbolic gold record to signify their success.

There are many gold and gold-themed gifts that are unique and special fiftieth anniversary gifts. Roses for Life/ offers roses preserved in 24K gold. You can give a single rose or create a beautiful gold arrangement for the anniversary. There are also trimmed roses preserved with their natural color. The are also glass roses which are handcrafted and then hand-painted with 22K gold highlights.

Macy’s has a collection of gold-themed items and accessories that would be the perfect fiftieth anniversary gift for both men and women.

Consider a gold coin from the US Mint as a memorable fiftieth anniversary gift. Get a coin from the year you met, or another coin that has a special significance or meaning to your partner. You can see different options at the US Mint website.
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If you want to give a gift of gold jewelry you have the choice of white or yellow gold. Make sure you know which one your partner likes. If you are looking for unique gold jewelry, check out the Byzantine necklace at Blue Nile. The website also offers awesome rings, earrings and bracelets for both men and women.

The Gold Palace has a collection of unique gold jewelry for both men and women. The website also displays other gold-themed options like religious items, gemstone-set gold jewelry, astrology-themed gold items, and others.

Violet Gift Suggestions

There are over 400 types of violets. One of the best-known is the sweet violet which grows wild in the woods and is one of the first harbingers of spring, often blooming in late February or early March. These lovely plants have heart-shaped leaves and gorgeous little purple or white flowers.

The African Violet is not a true violet. This popular houseplant has bigger, fuzzy leaves and larger flowers than its wild cousin. The African Violet flowers come in many colors including purple, blue, white, pink, and yellow. Some varieties have two-toned blossoms.

If your partner has a green thumb, an African Violet plant is a wonderful fiftieth anniversary gift. You can get an African Violet plant at your local nursery or online. One site you can check out is The Violet Barn. If your partner is an outdoor gardener and you have a spot, you could consider the sweet violet plants as a gift for your yard or garden. You can order sweet violet plants from different botanical gardens. Check out the Gardenia website for a list of some recommended sweet violet producers.

The Celebration

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The nature of the celebration is really up to the personalities of the couple. It can be big and informal, small and intimate, or a big, formal affair with invitations and planned events. Don’t try to do the planning for the happy couple without their participation. The most important element of the celebration is that the couple is comfortable and enjoys the entire affair.

There will be lots of opportunities to surprise the couple with special gifts or unexpected guests, but involve the couple in the plans for the type and nature of the celebration. The couple has earned the right to celebrate in their own way, with the people they are comfortable celebrating with. Respect their wishes.


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  1. Mary Louon 08 Aug 2012 at 2:27 am

    Pictures of the ideas presented would be a big help.

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