45th Year Anniversary Gifts

If you’re celebrating your 45th anniversary, congratulations! Achieving 45 years of wedded bliss is no mean feat. Even if it hasn’t been easy at times, we’re sure all the laughter and tears have been worth it - which means now it’s time to celebrate!

Not sure what to get your partner for your 45th anniversary? Or stuck for what to get your friends who are celebrating their 45th year anniversary? You’ve come to the right place! We’ve got the best 45th year anniversary gifts to give the special people in your life.

About 45th Wedding Anniversaries

A couple’s 45th wedding anniversary is one of the major milestones in terms of marriage. You and your partner have spent 45 wonderful years together and that is an achievement that you should celebrate together.

Did you know that you and your partner have now been married for a whopping 16,425 days? We’re sure that it’s felt like no time at all - spending all that time with the one you love. Now is the time for the two of you to sit back and reflect on a wonderful marriage.

So make sure to raise a glass of champagne together and look forward to the next 45 years!

5 Unique Ways to Celebrate Your 45th Wedding Anniversary

What better way to celebrate your 45th wedding anniversary than with the one that you love?

Whether you’d prefer to spend this time alone together to celebrate your marriage or celebrate with family and friends, we’ve put together a list of 5 unique ways that you can celebrate your 45th wedding anniversary.

Family Meal

There is of course the traditional meal out with family and friends. What better way to celebrate your 45th wedding anniversary than with the family that you and your partner established together?

You can also invite all of the friends who have been there to support both of you in your 45 year long journey together.

Experience Day

Why not celebrate your 45th wedding anniversary in style with your partner? You can choose from a variety of experience days to really give you both the treats you deserve.

Why not take a couple’s spa day together? Or perhaps an afternoon tea with champagne? Or if you want to celebrate your 45 years together, why not do something special that you’ve both always wanted to do, such as skydiving or a day out driving sports cars on a race track? 

You and your partner should choose something special to do together that you can remember for many years to come.


Who says that your 45th wedding anniversary celebrations have to be restricted to a single day? To truly commemorate your milestone anniversary together you can both save up for a special holiday break.

Is there anywhere in particular you and your partner have always said you’d like to visit together, but never found the time? After reaching such a significant anniversary now is the time to visit!

Whether that’s somewhere romantic like Venice or even just a weekend break on the coast, this will be the perfect way to celebrate your anniversary together.


In your 45 years that you’ve spent together, we’re sure you both have wonderful memories of all the adventures you’ve experienced together. Why not take this time to reflect on your favorite memories together?

Are there any particular places you’d love to revisit with one another so you can celebrate the good times you’ve shared? This is a fantastic way to celebrate something more personal to you and your partner and you’ll both have lots of fun reminiscing over your favorite memories together.

Sapphire Theme

Seeing as a 45th wedding anniversary comes with this unique sapphire celebration, why not celebrate something exclusive to the occasion? This could be a truly special way to celebrate such a momentous occasion.

Why not visit the Bombay Sapphire gin distillery in rural Hampshire, UK? If you and your partner aren’t fans of champagne, gin will be the perfect substitute for celebrating the occasion. Or perhaps you and your partner can pay a trip to the great sapphire barrier reef or even the world-famous blue lagoon in Iceland? 

Choosing to celebrate your 45th wedding anniversary by following the sapphire theme is a great way to remember the occasion for many more years to come.

5 Best 45th Wedding Anniversary Gifts for Him

There’s no need to panic if your spouse is notoriously difficult to buy gifts for - you’ve come to the right place.

We’ve put together a concise list of the 5 best 45th wedding anniversary gifts for him that we know he’s going to love.


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A men’s watch is a classic gift to give your spouse. This is the perfect opportunity to choose a special men’s watch that he’ll be able to cherish for the remainder of your married life together.


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To keep with the sapphire theme, a pair of suave blue cufflinks are the ideal choice for the dapper gent.

Your partner will be able to keep his sleeve cuffs looking smart - whether for everyday use or just for other special occasions - all while remembering your wonderful 45th anniversary gift.


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If your partner is partial to jewelry to commemorate an occasion, now is the perfect time to treat him to a classic men’s sapphire ring.

This ring is classic and sophisticated and will be the perfect reminder of the wonderful 45 years you have both spent together.


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If your partner’s not a fan of the more traditional gifts, a personalized sign with the date of your wedding anniversary on it will be the perfect alternative.

This is something that he can easily hang around your home or even add to his study or garage to remember the years you’ve shared together.


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This anniversary brass sundial compass is the perfect gift for your partner to celebrate spending 45 years together.

This is the ideal gift for those gentlemen who prefer a more practical gift. You can even personalize the engravement it comes with!

5 Best 45th Wedding Anniversary Gifts for Her

Such a special occasion deserves to be commemorated with a special gift. We’ve narrowed down the vast array of gifts to the 5 best 45th wedding gifts for her so that you can treat your spouse.

These sapphire gifts will ensure that your 45th anniversary is celebrated the right way.


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A classic sapphire necklace is a perfect gift for your spouse on your special day.

This beautiful sterling silver 4-stone sapphire pendant will be the ideal way for her to remember the many years that you have spent together.


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If your partner prefers bracelets, then this sterling silver blue sapphire and white diamond tennis bracelet is the ideal choice.

A bracelet is an ideal gift for wearing every day or on special occasions. Every time your partner wears their new bracelet, they’ll be able to remember this special occasion.


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Earrings are another perfect choice in terms of gifts for your 45th wedding anniversary.

These sterling silver blue sapphire and white diamond hoop earrings are the wonderfully sophisticated gift your partner will love. 

Ideal for commemorating a truly special occasion.


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A classic sapphire ring is the perfect gift to celebrate your 45th wedding anniversary. This sterling silver blue and white sapphire ring is the ideal choice for celebrating the sapphire theme.


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If you’re looking for something other than jewelry to give to your significant other on your 45th wedding anniversary, this Mr and Mrs mug set is the ideal choice.

This will give your partner a gift that they can use every day to remember the special 45 years that you have spent together.

5 Best 45th Anniversary Gift for the Couple

If you’re looking for a 45th wedding anniversary gift to give to your parents or friends, then you’ve come to the right place. We’ve handpicked these 5 best 45th wedding anniversary gifts for couples so that you can treat those special people in your life.

They will be over the moon to receive such a thoughtful gift on their special anniversary!


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A special milestone anniversary such as spending 45 years together deserves to be commemorated with a special gift.

This personalized 45th sapphire wedding anniversary large sundial is the perfect choice.

Not only is it the ideal gift to mark the occasion, but you can also even personalize it to match the couple you plan to give it to.


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What better way for the happy couple to celebrate spending 45 magical years together than with a pair of special champagne flutes?

These Waterford True Love champagne flutes are the perfect gift for your beloved couple to toast to the occasion for many more years to come.


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A personalized cutting board is a wonderfully thoughtful gift to commemorate your special couple’s 45th wedding anniversary.

They can use this cutting board every day and think back on the many years they have spent together. 


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This framed burlap print is the perfect way to commemorate the special couple’s anniversary. It features a beautiful quote to celebrate the 45 years that they have spent together.

This thoughtful gift will be well-loved for many years to come!


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A wicker picnic basket for 2 is the perfect gift for your beloved couple. This is a more practical gift that can give them many more happy memories together on picnics.

Perfect if you want them to treat themselves on their milestone anniversary.

Traditional Gifts Around the World

Traditional Gifts

The 45th wedding anniversary is known as the sapphire anniversary. The deep blue of the traditional gemstone is thought to symbolize the deep love between you and your partner.

The traditional gift for a 45th year wedding anniversary for many countries around the world is, of course, the sapphire gemstone. For the UK, US, Spain, Russia, and Italy, couples will give each other this more traditional gift to celebrate spending 45 years together.

In Germany and France, they celebrate things a little differently. In Germany, the traditional gift for a 45th wedding anniversary is brass. In France, the traditional gift for a 45th wedding anniversary is silver gilt, or vermeil as it can sometimes be known.

Flower Gift

The flower gift for a 45th wedding anniversary is the beautiful blue iris. The iris family is one of the only flowers that are naturally able to produce blue hues, making them a favorite for bouquets.

The blue iris in particular symbolizes faith and hope - the ideal flower gift for your 45th wedding anniversary. In ancient Egypt, the blue iris was known to symbolize royalty. We’re sure that you agree your partner deserves to be treated like royalty on your special 45th wedding anniversary!

A bouquet of blue irises will be the perfect gift for your partner on your special day together.

Gemstone Gift

As we’re sure you’ve guessed, the sapphire is the traditional gemstone gift for a 45th wedding anniversary. While this of course includes the more traditional blue sapphire, there are actually several different colored sapphire gemstones for you to choose from if you wanted to opt for something a little unusual.

Sapphires are available in a number of colors, but most notably blue, violet, purple, pink, orange, yellow, and green. In fact, the rarest sapphire around the world is the padparadscha sapphire, which is notably pink and orange in color.

The general rule when it comes to sapphires is that the deeper the color, the more valuable the stone. With a whole variety of colored gemstones to choose from you and your partner will be spoilt for choice in terms of which gemstone gifts to get one another!

Modern Gift

The modern gift for the 45th wedding anniversary is of course the sapphire. As 45 years of marriage is a wonderful milestone of an achievement, it’s no wonder that the sapphire has become such a symbol for the occasion.

Accomplishing 45 years of marriage isn’t an easy achievement, so you and your partner deserve to celebrate it in style with one another. Gifting one another with the modern gift of a sapphire is a fitting way to commemorate and honor your vows together on this day 45 years ago.

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