43rd Year Anniversary Gifts

After 43 years of being married, you are probably at the point where you have exhausted most of the potential gift ideas that are available to you, but we are going to give you some new ideas in this article.

You may be able to draw inspiration from the traditional gifts that are given in other countries, or even from the symbolic or modern gifts that are available.

About 43rd Wedding Anniversaries

43 years of marriage is a huge achievement, and you should definitely celebrate it in some way or another.

If you are more relaxed about your anniversaries, you could spend it in the comfort of your own home, doing something a little different than usual, but you could also go all out and make it an occasion to remember.

One of the greatest things about the 43rd year anniversary is that the modern way of celebrating is through the theme of travel. This gives you so many opportunities to do something really special at this time. The possibilities really are endless. 

While there are no traditional gifts that are given on this anniversary in the UK and US, there are traditional gifts that are given in other parts of the world that you could draw inspiration from.

The two most popular traditional gifts are opal and flannel, and there are lots of different gifts that include these. You can find some inspiration for gift giving in our gift idea selection further down.

5 Unique Ways to Celebrate Your 43rd Wedding Anniversary

  1. 43 years is a long time to be married for, so why not change things up a bit and do something special? You could follow on with the theme of travel and book an extravagant vacation for the two of you to go on together. 

  2. Something that you could do to make the travel experience more exciting is to acknowledge your 43 years together by creating a list of 43 potential travel destinations. You can write them all down, pick one at random, and head off on your new adventure.

  3. Another thing that you could do within the theme of travel is to purchase a ‘mystery’ holiday with a surprise destination.

  4. If you and your partner aren’t really feeling travel this year, you could do something on a smaller scale instead. You could spend the night in a nearby hotel to do something a little different.

  5. Alternatively, you could order in from your favorite takeout restaurant, and enjoy a quiet meal for two in the comfort of your own home.

5 Best 43rd Wedding Anniversary Gifts for Him


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This unique and colorful ring could be the perfect gift option for your husband if he is the type of person that likes to wear jewelry.

It has a unique and interesting design, and there are actually multiple designs for you to choose from.


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A gift that can be saved for special occasions is this round opal tie clip, which definitely makes a statement.


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If you wanted to choose a gift within the theme of travel but weren’t sure what you should get, then this travel journal might be just what you were looking for. 


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Another gift that follows on with the travel theme is this luxury duffel bag that can be used for a weekend away with you and your partner.


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For a more traditional gift using flannel, you could get your husband a flannel shirt that they might wear on your special anniversary evening.

There are lots of different colors and designs to choose from, depending on what they like.

5 Best 43rd Wedding Anniversary Gifts for Her


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If you want to draw inspiration from Russia and France and get something that is made from flannel, then this pajama set by UGG could be the perfect gift idea.

These PJs will be nice and comfortable, perfect for a couple’s night in.


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If your wife is the type of person that loves to wear jewelry, then you could opt for this dainty and beautiful opal bracelet that encourages freedom and independence.

This would be perfect for both everyday wear and for use on special occasions.


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If you have the modern theme of travel in mind for this anniversary, but wouldn’t know which destination to surprise your partner with, then you could buy them this book that is filled with potential destinations, and let her pick where you go.


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Another gift that fits in perfectly with the theme of travel is this stunning silver compass necklace.

If you aren’t feeling up to vacation for this anniversary, this special necklace would certainly mark the occasion.


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While their favorite flower is the traditional flower that is given to mark this occasion, you might find yourself stumped if you have forgotten what it is.

You can definitely make up for that with this eternal rose that comes in three different colors. It also includes a necklace that says the words ‘I love you’ in one hundred different languages.

5 Best 43rd Anniversary Gift for the Couple


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If you were looking for a flannel gift, then this set of matching pajamas could be the one.

You can also add an extra outfit for the dog if they have one. 


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For married couples that like to wear jewelry, these matching bracelets might just make the perfect gift with their simplicity and elegance.


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If you know that the married couple is jetting off on an adventure to celebrate their 43rd anniversary, then why not get them a travel-themed photo album for them to store their pictures in from their trip.


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If you want to take things one step further than a photo album, you can also get them a personalized blanket filled with special photos of the couple together.


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Sticking with the theme of travel, if you know that this is something that they would like to do more of, then you could get them this scratch-off map, so they can mark down all the places that they have been able to visit.

Traditional Gifts Around the World

Traditional Gift in the UK

There aren’t any traditional gifts that are typically given on the 43rd anniversary in the UK, as it isn’t typically a ‘milestone’ anniversary that is celebrated in this part of the world. However, there is nothing stopping you from finding the perfect gift and celebrating anyway.

Traditional Gift in the US

As well as the UK, there also aren’t any traditional gifts that are given in the United States on the 43rd anniversary, but you could always follow on from the traditions in other countries, and draw some inspiration from there.

Traditional Gift in Spain

In Spain, they do follow a tradition when it comes to giving gifts on the 43rd wedding anniversary, and the traditional gift to give is opal. Opal is a stunning gemstone that you can find in many different varieties of jewelry.

Traditional Gift in Germany

Germany has slightly different traditions for the 43rd wedding anniversary than some other places, and the traditional gift to give on this occasion is lead. While this is more obscure, there are still some options available that you can look at.

Traditional Gift in Russia

In Russia, the traditional gift to be given on the 43rd anniversary is flannel, and there are lots of gifts that are made from this material that you can look at.

Traditional Gift in France

As well as in Russia, France also traditionally gives the gift of flannel on the 43rd wedding anniversary. Typically, you can find flannel in things like clothing and nightwear.

Traditional Gift in Italy

Another country that traditionally gives the gift of opal on the 43rd wedding anniversary in Italy. There are a variety of gifts that include opal gemstones, and we will list some for you to look at in our gift guide section.

Flower Gift

The tradition for flowers that are usually given and received on the 43rd wedding anniversary is whichever flower is your partner’s favorite. This provides you with the opportunity to provide a more personal touch, by giving your partner their favorite flowers, so hopefully, you know what they are.

Gemstone Gift

To celebrate 43 years of marriage together, the traditional gemstone to gift is opal. This is the gemstone that is traditionally given across the world for a variety of different wedding anniversaries, and you can find it in lots of different gift ideas. Opal is actually the stone that is said to be able to amplify a person’s traits, no matter if they are good or bad, and it will help to bring characteristics to the surface for transformation. It is also said to be able to enhance self-worth, confidence, and self-esteem, and it can help the wearer to understand their full potential. This stone is also rumored to help to stimulate one’s originality and creativity.

Modern Gift

The modern way of gifting for the 43rd anniversary will leave your options open to endless possibilities. The gift of travel is how many people choose to celebrate this special occasion in modern society, and this can mean spending a weekend away near where you live or jetting across the world to somewhere more extravagant. You could book a long holiday, or have a few days of relaxation, and you could even keep your destination a surprise from your partner until you get on the plane if you wanted to make things even more interesting. You could even go to a destination that both of you have always wanted to visit or head off on a romantic retreat for two.

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