28th Year Anniversary Gifts

Reaching 28 years of married life is a wonderful achievement. So if you and your partner are looking to celebrate your 28th wedding anniversary, congratulations! Not only have you made it this far in life together, but you’re only 2 years away from celebrating yet another milestone anniversary.

If you’re stuck for ideas on what to get your partner for your 28th wedding anniversary, you’ve come to the right place. We’ll inspire you with some of the best 28th year anniversary gifts available!

So prepare to raise a glass to celebrate another wonderful year with the one you love most, and look at how you can treat them on your special day.

About 28th Wedding Anniversaries

Your 28th wedding anniversary is definitely an occasion to celebrate! Your love for one another has endured for 28 years, and hopefully there’ll be 28 more in your future! You’ve stuck together through thick and thin, and now is the time to celebrate.

In just 2 more years you’ll be celebrating your pearl anniversary! Though on your 28th wedding anniversary, it’s time to reflect on all that you have achieved together in your time as a married couple so far.

Chances are that you now have grown-up children who can also share in your joy. 

28th Year Anniversary Gifts

5 Unique Ways to Celebrate Your 28th Wedding Anniversary

After being married for 28 years, you have both more than earned the right to celebrate the time you have spent together. So now is the perfect opportunity to choose something truly special to commemorate the occasion!

We’ve put together a list of 5 unique ways for you to celebrate your 28th wedding anniversary with one another.


Why not take this opportunity to do something special with each other such as an outdoor picnic? You can pack a hamper full of all your favorite foods - including the essential champagne, of course - and find somewhere beautifully rural to enjoy it.

If you choose a hillside or beachside location, you can even stay to watch the sunset together.

Traditional meal

You can, of course, celebrate your 28th wedding anniversary in style by paying your favorite restaurant a visit. Or if you want to truly make your evening together special, why not select somewhere new and fancy that you’ve never been to before?

It will be the perfect way to commemorate your 28th wedding anniversary together.

Movie night

How about a movie night with a twist? You can choose your partner’s favorite movie for you to watch together, and deck out your living room in cozy blankets, candles, and fairy lights.

You can even make sure to have their favorite snacks to hand so that they can enjoy a sweet treat during the movie!

Weekend treat

Is there a particular activity that the two of you have been wanting to do together for a while? Whether that’s going on a romantic course together or spending time at a spa retreat, now is the time to do it!

Plus seeing as it’s something that you’ve wanted to do for ages, it will make your 28th wedding anniversary all the more memorable.

Relive your memories

To make an anniversary to remember, why not spend this time to revisit what you both did on your first date?

Or if there are any other memorable dates or anniversaries you’d love to reminisce about together, now is the time to do just that!

5 Best 28th Wedding Anniversary Gifts for Him

Don’t worry about what to get the partner who is impossible to buy for! We’ve searched high and low, and selected the 5 best 28th wedding anniversary gifts for him on your special day.

Show him just how much you love him and appreciate all that he does for you!


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For a truly unique gift that they will never forget, give your partner this adorable message in a bottle gift.

You can write down your favorite memories, favorite things about them, or even just telling them how much you love them on the papers contained within the capsules.

This is the perfect gift if you’re looking for a more personal touch!


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For the more practical gent, this camping survival kit will be just the gift he’s looking for.

This kit will have everything he needs to get camping in style and to truly get in touch with his wild side.

Plus he can think of you every time he uses it!


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This Michael Kors stainless steel quartz watch is a wonderful sophisticated gift that is perfect for your 28th wedding anniversary.

Your husband can wear this every day, or even just save it for the special occasions that you spend together.


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Your partner will love this ultimate beard grooming kit for men.

He’ll be able to look after his beard and keep it in the best shape with this wonderfully thoughtful gift!


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A gift box with a twist. Instead of giving your partner a boring box of chocolates this anniversary, why not treat them to a box stuffed with their favorite beef jerky instead?

This box comes with a variety of flavors, too!

5 Best 28th Wedding Anniversary Gifts for Her

Puzzled as to what to buy your partner for your 28th anniversary? We’ve got you covered!

Take a look below for some inspiration to see what beautiful gift you can get her to show her just how much you love and appreciate her.


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An amethyst necklace is the perfect gift for your spouse on your 28th wedding anniversary. Amethyst is the gemstone gift for this particular anniversary, making it even more fitting for the occasion.


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What better way to celebrate your 28th anniversary than by giving your partner a special orchid to commemorate the occasion?

This purple orchid is the perfect gift for your partner on your special day and will symbolize the love you feel for one another.


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If you want to continue with the orchid theme but want something special, then look no further than this beautiful orchid necklace.

This is a gift that will stay with them for many years to come, and she can think of you every time she wears it.


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This amethyst necklace and earrings set is the ideal gift for your 28th wedding anniversary.

This particular jewelry set is the ideal choice if your partner likes to have a matching set to wear on special occasions.


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Encourage your beloved wife to treat herself to some much-needed me-time with this bath bomb gift set.

With a range of bath bombs to choose from, she’ll have everything she needs to relax with a glass of wine and a good book in the bath!

5 Best 28th Anniversary Gift for the Couple

There’s no need to worry about what gift to give that special couple in your life.

If your parents or friends are celebrating their 28th wedding anniversary, you’ve come to the right place!

We’ve selected the 5 best 28th wedding anniversary gifts for the couple in your life.


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A yellow orchid is the perfect symbol for friendship - and even more so when the flower gift for a 28th anniversary is an orchid!

This beautiful live orchid is the perfect gift for that special couple in your life who are celebrating an equally special anniversary.


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This premium cheese board set is the ideal gift for the couple celebrating their 28th anniversary.

This gift is especially ideal for foodies and will give the couple the fantastic opportunity they need to throw a cheese and wine evening. Just the thing for celebrating their 28th anniversary!


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Why not treat the happy couple to all of their favorite gourmet treats?

This gourmet gift basket is the ideal choice as they can share the goodies together and reminisce about the 28 years so far.


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Nothing says celebration quite like a fancy cocktail! And this Moscow mule copper mug set will give them all they need to celebrate their 28th wedding anniversary in style.

Ideal if they want to complete their cocktail set!


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This personalized wooden wall clock is the perfect gift if you want to choose something more personal.

You can add the happy couple’s name as well as their wedding date to the clock for them to hang in their home. Perfect for them to reflect on all the time they have spent together so far!

Traditional Gifts Around the World

While there aren’t any traditional gifts for people in the UK or the US on the 28th anniversary, there are plenty of others from countries around the world to inspire you.

Traditional Gift in Germany

Germans like to celebrate their 28th anniversary by gifting the one they love with carnations. Carnations symbolize love, making them the perfect gift for your significant other on your 28th anniversary. The wonderful thing about this particular flower is that the carnation can also be interpreted to mean different things depending on the color of the flower you choose.

Traditional Gift in Spain

In Spain and Italy, they celebrate the 28th anniversary with a gift of amber. This beautiful stone is actually solidified tree resin and can take over hundreds of years to form. Sometimes it even has insects trapped within the amber itself!

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Traditional Gift in France

France and Russia celebrate their 28th wedding anniversaries with nickel. The metal, of course - not the coin! There is a whole variety of nickel-plated items that would be perfect for your spouse on this special occasion.

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Flower Gift

The flower gift for the 28th wedding anniversary is the orchid. Seeing as this beautiful flower has a long history of being associated with fertility and elegance, it is often associated with love. In fact, similar to the carnations that Germans will give to their loved ones, the true meaning of an orchid can vary depending on the color.

White orchids can symbolize elegance, reverence, purity, and innocence. Orange orchids can symbolize enthusiasm, pride, and boldness. Yellow orchids can symbolize new beginnings and friendship. Pink orchids can symbolize joy, grace, and femininity. And last but not least, purple orchids can symbolize admiration and royalty.

Due to their beauty, orchids also make the perfect gift for your partner on your 28th wedding anniversary. Plus you’ll be spoiled for choice as to which color to choose!

Gemstone Gift

The gemstone gift for your 28th wedding anniversary is the amethyst. While you may be more familiar with the purple stone, amethysts are also available in either pink or green.

Amethyst is often associated with purity. This makes it the ideal gift for your partner if you want to celebrate the purity of the love you share for one another! Amethyst is also a versatile gemstone that lends itself well to jewelry.

Back in the 1500s, a poet named Remy Belleau invented an origin story for the purple amethyst. The Roman God of wine, Bacchus, pursued a maiden known as Amethyste. Amethyste rebuffed his affections and prayed to the Gods that she could remain chaste. The Goddess Diana answered her prayer and transformed her into a white stone.

Bacchus was filled with admiration for her desire to remain chaste, and wept tears of wine, turning the stone the dark purple color that we associate with the amethyst stone today.

Modern Gift

An orchid is considered to be such a classic gift, that it’s also the modern gift for the 28th wedding anniversary. Considering there isn’t a traditional gift in the UK or US for this particular anniversary, that makes an orchid even more appropriate to give to your partner.

This beautiful flower will fit in with the rest of your decor, and you can look at its blossoms every day to remind yourselves of your love for one another. Seeing as the orchid is one of the flowers that come available in a variety of colors, you can even choose a color to suit your spouse’s preferences.

Or you could take it a step further and buy gifts that follow an orchid theme! 

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