15-year anniversaries can be difficult to shop for as it’s a big deal but not quite as significant a milestone as 10 or 20 years. So, to help you find the perfect gift, here are the traditional, modern, and best 15-year anniversary gifts from around the world.
About 15th Wedding Anniversaries
As you can see, crystal is the most popular traditional symbol for the 15th wedding anniversary. While the origins of many traditional symbols are relatively unknown, it is said that the crystal symbolizes the clarity between two married people.
This is because 15 years is a pretty long time. So, by this time the honeymoon period is very much over. But this means that the couple truly knows each other, inside and out. Luckily, flowers, roses, and rubies are very easy items to find. So finding a gift that uses these symbols will be pretty easy.
5 Unique Ways to Celebrate Your 15th Wedding Anniversary
After 15 years, it might feel as though there is nothing more you can buy your partner. But that definitely isn’t true. Even if you can’t think of any physical object that you can give to your partner, there are many experiences that you can create for them. Many of which can be associated with the traditional symbols listed above.
If you want to do something different for your anniversary, then flower arranging can be great fun. It might not be the first thing you would consider. But flower arranging, especially if it involves roses and is on theme, is a very romantic activity.
A Visit to a Botanical Garden
This is a great idea if you want to continue with the rose theme. You might even be lucky and live near a rose garden. Taking a stroll through a garden might seem simple. But taking a romantic walk can be just what you need (especially if you have children and need some time alone).
Go for a Picnic or a Bike Ride
This might not be something you do very often. (And will also depend on the weather). But it’s something romantic that you only really see in the movies. So, if you have always wanted to have a romantic outing, this is your chance!
Do Something Simple
If you have been together for 15 years, chances are you don’t really go on dates all that much. So why not do something simple and go on a date like you used to? Dinner and a movie might not sound like much. But if you now spend your evenings falling asleep in front of the TV, it will feel like such a luxury.
Go Back to Where You First Met
This is a romantic and sentimental option that isn’t too cheesy or quaint. It will be an especially nice date if you haven’t been there for a long time. You can spend time at that fateful place and remember just how exciting it was when you first locked eyes.
5 Best Wedding Anniversary Gifts for Him
Although we all know that gendered gifts are a little old fashioned, there are still some that might be best appreciated by your male partner.
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This is a traditional gift. So, if your man is a traditional scotch or whisky drinker, then some crystal cut scotch glasses are ideal. They are on theme and can be used straight away to toast your anniversary.
Now, this might be a gift more traditionally given to women but have you ever asked your husband if he wanted flowers? You never know, if he enjoys gardening or just enjoys roses, a bouquet of a dozen roses might be just what he wants.
This is a great gift by itself or along with the crystal cut glasses. Buying him a bottle of his favorite drink is a nice gift by itself. But finding a bottle that is as old as your union is a nice touch.
This is another traditional gift that can be tailored to your anniversary. Depending on your partner’s preference, you can buy them crystal or ruby cufflinks.
5 Best Wedding Anniversary Gifts for Her
Buying wedding gifts for your partner can be a little difficult after being married for 15 years. Especially if you have been together for much longer than that. So, what can you buy your wife or partner for your 15th anniversary?
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Although we added this to the list of gifts for men, it is more traditionally a gift for women. Roses are not only the most traditionally romantic flower, they are also the floral symbol of a 15-year union. So they are ideal for anyone.
A watch is a classic gift. It is practical but it is always decorative. If you buy a good quality watch, it will last you a lifetime, if not longer. You can even buy your partner a watch in keeping with the symbols of the 15 year anniversary. You can easily find a watch decorated with roses, a watch with a crystal face, or even a watch that has been decorated with crystals.
This is another classic gift. And another that can easily stay on theme. Buying your partner crystal jewelry, crystal cut jewelry, or jewelry shaped like roses is very easy. So, while staying within a sensible budget, make sure to find something special and unique that will be appreciated by your loved one.
If you really want to push the boat out, don’t forget that ruby is also associated with a 15 year anniversary. Or, if you want to be a little different, rose gold jewelry would also be a nice touch.
This is an especially considerate gift if your partner is interested in crystals and anything slightly fey. Crystals are becoming more and more popular and people begin to search for a spirituality that is grounded in the earth. Every crystal has, according to many beliefs, specific properties. So, for example, if your partner has a stressful job or has been going through a difficult time, you can gift them a calming and relaxing crystal.
You can even find crystals of specific colors, such as rose, that are very on theme. Whichever gift you choose, make sure it relates most to your partner. Try to avoid buying something just because it is made from crystal or because it is the generic gift given on a 15 year anniversary.
A nice personal gift would be a treasured photo of the two of you. But, in keeping with the theme, you can gift it in a crystal photo frame. Or perhaps a frame decorated with roses.
5 Best Anniversary Gift for the Couple
If you’re shopping for a gift for a couple, then things can get a little tricky. So, here are the best gifts to buy a couple for their 15th wedding anniversary.
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This is a really fun gift for the couple. It’s a lighthearted gift that can be used straight away at the party! Plus, as it’s a crystal cut cocktail shaker, it fits in with the traditional crystal theme.
If the couple aren’t big fans of cocktails, then there are still plenty of great options. One very classy and traditional gift is a set of crystal champagne flutes. They are an elegant gift for an elegant couple. As they are made from crystal, they are in keeping with the traditional 15th anniversary theme.
Champagne flutes are also a very traditional wedding anniversary gift. The couple can use them for years. These flutes may even become the glasses they traditionally use every year on their anniversary. So, your traditional gift can become a tradition in itself.
This is a perfect gift for a couple. It’s fortunate for you that roses are the symbolic flower for 15 year anniversaries. If you buy roses that are in soil and can be planted in the garden, this is a beautiful gift. It can be planted and nurtured so it can become a permanent symbol of the couple’s marriage.
This is another great way of incorporating several themes and symbols for a 15-year anniversary. You can buy the couple a crystal or crystal cut vase. It can be decorated with roses or you can add a bouquet of roses to the vase as an extra gift. Or both!
Traditional Gifts Around the World
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