With just one year left until you reach the 40 year wedding anniversary milestone, you might be looking to do something special to celebrate the 39 years that you have been with your partner.
There are lots of ways that you can do this, and we will give you some ideas and inspiration for how you can celebrate in this article.
About 39th Wedding Anniversaries
At your 39th wedding anniversary, you will be just one year away from reaching that 40-year milestone! However, if you were curious, after 39 years of being married, it means that you will have spent 14,235 days, 341,640 hours, and 20,498,400 minutes together.
Time goes so much faster than we might even realize, and this is a very long time to have spent with your partner. This is why we recommend that you celebrate together.
There are different countries that have traditional gifts, like agate or crepe, but for others, there is no milestone, therefore no traditional gift.
However, this shouldn’t mean that the occasion has to go by without acknowledgment, and you can feel free to let out your inner creativity to come up with the perfect gift for your partner.
We will be leaving some great gift ideas in our gifting section a little further on, so you can check it out for some inspiration if you need it.
5 Unique Ways to Celebrate Your 39th Wedding Anniversary
- Some people might be saving those big celebrations for their 40th anniversary in a year’s time, and if this is the case for you, then you might consider spending the evening at home with a nice cooked dinner.
- If you don’t want to stay in but you also don’t want to go wild, you could go to a fancy restaurant for dinner and spend the night in a hotel instead.
- You could also spend your time creating your very own crepe crafts together at a class or at home to mark the tradition of crepe.
- Another idea would be to follow Germany’s sun theme for this anniversary and watch the sunrise or sunset together. You could even make this moment even more special with a picnic and some wine.
- You could also opt to do some gardening together, and plant some white lace flowers to mark the occasion.
5 Best 39th Wedding Anniversary Gifts for Him
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A lovely gift idea for your husband that follows the traditional theme of the sun is this sundial gift.
It even has a ‘love is’ quote on the front that really shows how much you care.
If you wanted to give a gift that revolved around the gemstone agate, then this geode on a stand could make the perfect ornamental gift.
If your husband is an avid reader and has lots of books lying around the house, then this set of two agate bookends would make a really lovely gift to celebrate your anniversary.
If you wanted to give your husband a gift that was reserved for special occasions, then these ‘eye of the sun’ cufflinks would definitely be that.
A unique gift that would show the thought and effort that you have put into choosing the perfect gift to celebrate your 29th anniversary would be these Greek coins that feature Apollo on the front of them.
Apollo was the sun God in Greek mythology, which would be a thoughtful gift surrounding the sun-theme tradition.
5 Best 39th Wedding Anniversary Gifts for Her
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If you are looking for the perfect way to represent the sun-theme that comes from German traditions on your 39th wedding anniversary, then this sun quote in the shape of a heart is the perfect gift.
If your wife is the type of person that likes to wear jewelry, then you could celebrate the sun theme by giving her this white gold necklace in the shape of the sun.
The intricate detailing is beautiful and is both bold and simple at the same time.
Another way to honor the sun theme is by purchasing this beautiful sun ornament by Swarovski that she can place inside your home as a constant reminder of the special occasion.
If you are looking for something a little different in terms of jewelry, then why not go for the traditional gift of agate with these unique earrings?
There are even four different colors to choose from.
Crepe is one of the traditional gifts that is given on the 29th anniversary in some countries, so another idea would be to get your wife this book, so she can learn to make her own crepe flowers.
You could also do this together.
5 Best 39th Wedding Anniversary Gift for the Couple
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A great gift for the married couple would be this lace-ribbon ornamental rose, especially if you were thinking of taking a more modern approach with your chosen gift.
Everyone needs coasters in their home, so this gift would definitely come in handy if you wanted to give the married couple a more practical gift that they can make good use of.
Agate is the traditional gemstone that is gifted on this anniversary, so this is the perfect gift.
These matching couple’s bracelets are made from agate, the traditional gemstone, and they are two similar yet opposite bracelets that would be great for those couples that like to wear jewelry.
Are you looking for a gift that is both simple and meaningful?
Maybe this set of romantic couple’s drinking glasses would be the right gift for you to choose.
Another practical gift that is able to be used is this warm and cozy blanket that features images of the sun, moon, and stars, following the traditional sun theme.
Traditional Gifts Around the World
Traditional Gift in the UK
In the UK, there aren’t actually any traditional gifts that are to be given upon your 39th wedding anniversary, but in just one year’s time, the traditional anniversary gift for the 40th wedding anniversary will be the ruby.
Traditional Gift in the US
There is also no traditional gift for the 39th year anniversary in the United States, but there are modern gifts that can be given to celebrate this day. We will tell you more about the modern gift for this anniversary a little further on.
Traditional Gift in Spain
The traditional gift that is given to mark the 39th anniversary in Spain is agate, which you can find in lots of different types of jewelry. The coloring includes a mixture of blues, and you can buy it in its pure form.
Traditional Gift in Germany
In Germany, there is no specific gift or material that is traditionally given on your 39th wedding anniversary. However, there is a theme, which is the sun theme. This opens up your options for so many different things.
Traditional Gift in Russia
If you are looking for the traditional gift that is given on the 39th anniversary in Russia, you will find that it is crepe. This is a more unusual material to gift on an anniversary, but there are lots of crepe gifts to look at.
Traditional Gift in France
France follows the same traditions as Russia on this special anniversary, and they give the gift of crepe. Crepe is actually a type of fabric that’s name comes from the French word, which means thin.
Traditional Gift in Italy
Another country that traditionally gifts agate on the 39th wedding anniversary is Italy. You can browse through stunning jewelry, household items, and even as bookends or paperweights.
Interestingly, the flowers that are traditionally gifted in lots of different places on the 39th wedding anniversary are lace flowers. If you are wondering, lace flowers are an annual flower that blooms between the early summer, right into the autumn months. It is a pretty and intricate flower that grows to around 30-inches tall and they look beautiful in a bunch together or growing in a garden. They last for a relatively long time of up to ten days in a vase, and when planted in the garden, they attract bees and butterflies.
The traditional gemstone gift that is given on the 39th wedding anniversary is agate, and as you might have noticed from our list above, this gift is traditionally given in Italy and Spain to mark this occasion. Agate is an interesting stone that is thought to be able to rebalance and harmonize the body, mind, and spirit. It is rumored that it can cleanse and stabilize the aura while eliminating and transforming any amount of negativity. This stone is known for being able to enhance mental function, improve concentration and perception, and increase analytical abilities. Other properties of agate include its ability to soothe and calm, heal inner anger and tension, and create a sense of security and safety.
The modern gift that is typically given on the 39th wedding anniversary is lace, and there are lots of different things that are made from this material that you could use as a gift. You could choose something like lace flower arrangements that will last forever, or even something simpler like an item of clothing. The reason that lace is gifted on this anniversary is that its intricate detailing is supposed to be a reflection of the intertwining of the couple’s lives throughout their many years of marriage.