A wedding anniversary is a great way of commemorating and celebrating the love between two people. It is also a wonderful way of remembering your wedding, or looking back at some of the memories that you as a couple have made together.
Different wedding anniversaries actually have different meanings, and each year or decade have various types of gifts that are traditionally given to celebrate.
When it comes to wedding anniversary gifts, there are gifts, flowers or even gemstones given out of tradition, however these are specific to the years that the couple has been wed.
About 20th Wedding Anniversaries
A twenty year marriage is a feat in itself, and a wonderful milestone for many couples. For a twentieth wedding anniversary, the traditional gift would be china, or porcelain.
This is a tradition that has been kept for years, as the china is meant to symbolize the beautiful life that the couple have built together. As china is fragile in nature, it acts as a reminder to nurture and care for your marriage as you would china dinnerware.
This has been a pastime for centuries, and many people continue to give gifts made of porcelain or china for this occasion, however in latter years, more modern gifts have been given, with platinum being the theme.
Platinum is the new, modern take on 20th wedding anniversary gifts, as the strong nature of the platinum is meant to signify how strong the union is between two people in marriage.
5 Unique Ways to Celebrate Your 20th Wedding Anniversary
After twenty years of marriage, you will want to celebrate your love!
You may want to think about some unique ways in which you can celebrate your 20th wedding anniversary, and do something amazing with your partner. Show your partner how much they mean to you by doing something different on your wedding anniversary.
Although we know that the expected gift for a 20th wedding anniversary is typically china, why not flip this tradition on its head and actually book a trip to China? China is an amazing country, with exceptional, unique cuisine.
You can explore Chinese culture, and visit places such as Beijing, Shanghai, see the wonders of Xi’an, or explore the hustle and bustle of Hong Kong!
If China seems like a little too much for you, or a little too far away, then why not head to San Francisco’s Chinatown? You can enjoy all of the delights and dishes of Chinese culture, without the long flight.
Perhaps you prefer a little more low key celebrations. If this is the case, then why not celebrate your 20th wedding anniversary with your partner, some friends and family over a delicious Chinese meal? You can reminisce about your wedding day and share stories about wedded bliss over the last two decades.
If giving flowers to your partner, then why not give them in a china vase? This is a great way of giving them their favorite flowers, yet still celebrating your achievement of twenty years together.
You could even plan a Chinese themed party, with lanterns, decorations and food pertaining to the culture to celebrate your love. On the other hand, you could use the emerald theme for a 20th wedding anniversary party with friends.
5 Best 20th Wedding Anniversary Gifts for Him
Looking for a great way to celebrate your relationship? Here are some examples of the best anniversary gifts for him.
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Why not try this stunning cologne from designer brand, Coach? Get him all dressed up and ready to go on a date night to celebrate your love!
Many a businessman dreams of that perfect pen that just glides off the paper. Treat him to this striking platinum pen for an anniversary he will never forget.
Sticking with the modern theme of platinum, treat your partner to some cufflinks for their suit. This is a small, yet thoughtful gift that will commemorate the 20th milestone.
If you want to treat your partner for your anniversary, you could purchase a Whiskey Decanter with glasses! In addition, this set can be personalized for your partner.
Capture a moment from the past 20 years within this engraved crystal paperweight for a remarkable and unique anniversary gift.
5 Best 20th Wedding Anniversary Gifts for Her
After twenty years together, you will want to find the perfect anniversary gift for your special someone. Luckily, we have found only the best for a 20th anniversary.
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With platinum being the modern gift of choice for a 20th wedding anniversary, we love the idea of a forever rose. This one is dipped in platinum to last a lifetime, just like your marriage.
This is a one of a kind gift, with a real rose preserved eternally by skilled artisans for a beautiful and thoughtful anniversary present.
What better way to reignite your love and celebrate your marriage than with a gorgeous platinum ring? This simple yet stunning design will suit any woman, made with Swarovski Zirconia and built to last.
In a stunning heart shaped design to demonstrate your love, this necklace represents the emerald and the platinum theme for your 20th wedding anniversary.
Hand crafted, with platinum plating for extra strong durability, just like your marriage, this necklace will be a firm favorite.
If you want to keep it traditional, go for a china or porcelain gift. This does not have to be dishes and mugs, you can give this stunning Bride and Groom porcelain figure and a reminder or your memorable day.
Emerald is the gemstone of the 20th wedding anniversary, but not everyone can afford to splash out on real gemstones.
Why not give this emerald looking ring a try? After all, it’s the thought that counts, and it’s a lovely way to remember your 20th year in marriage.
5 Best 20th Anniversary Gift for the Couple
If you are hoping to celebrate a friend or family member’s 20th wedding anniversary, then you will want to ensure that you have purchased a suitable gift for the happy couple.
These gifts should relate to either the traditional, modern, floral or gemstone of the 20th wedding anniversary. This leaves you with china/porcelain gifts, platinum gifts, crystal, Aster or Emerald related gifts.
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Twenty years married is an amazing achievement. However, after twenty years, it can become rather difficult to find new things to do, and fun ideas for date night.
With the 20th Year Anniversary Date Night Dice, couples can take the guesswork out of it, and let the dice decide their dates!
Although this gift is not made of china or platinum, it does come with a commemorative 20th Anniversary wooden plaque with instructions of how to use the dice, for a fun and cute gift to give to the couple.
If you want to give a fun gift to commemorate a 20th anniversary, then why not try these cute mugs. One says ‘20 years of being Mr Right’ whilst the other reads ‘20 years of being Mrs Always Right’.
As crystal is an accepted gift for a 20th anniversary, why not try this beautiful Swarovski crystal glass sculpture.
With beautiful crystals encased in love hearts and 20th anniversary engraved into the top, this is the perfect gift for the happy couple.
This crystal sculpture is engraved with the days, hours and minutes it takes to reach twenty years married.
The inscription reads ‘together and still counting’ for a lovely message and well wishes of a happy anniversary.
Finally, why not try these Mr. and Mrs mugs, made of porcelain? They are cute, and a lovely little gift for an anniversary.
Traditional, Modern and Symbolic Anniversary Gifts
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