46th year Anniversary Gifts

Any anniversary is special, but when you’re well on your way to five decades of marriage, you know that you’ve achieved something to be cherished.

This article explores 46th year anniversary gifts to provide you with some inspiration if you’re struggling! We’ll look at the traditional gifts given around the world for a 46th anniversary, alongside the traditional gemstone and flower gifts that are also given to mark the occasion. 

We’ve compiled a list of our top picks for anniversary gifts to provide you with some inspiration for the perfect gift. Whether it’s a present for your husband, your wife, or for a special couple that you hold dear, look no further. 

About 46th wedding anniversaries

Many anniversaries have precious metals associated with that year to provide inspiration when it comes to gift buying. As there are no traditional symbols to commemorate the 46th anniversary, you can really use your imagination and get creative with this year!

The 46th anniversary has a modern-day alternative symbol in the form of poetry. Writing your spouse a sonnet that’s personal to them is a special gift like no other, and one that they’ll never forget!

5 Unique Ways to Celebrate Your 46th Wedding Anniversary

Visit a lavender field

If you’re the outdoorsy type, visiting a lavender field is a unique way to celebrate your 46th wedding anniversary.

As this fits in line with many countries' traditional gift for 46 years of marriage, depending on where you are from, this could be the perfect nod to the glorious time spent with your spouse. Lavender fields are also a stunning location, why not check to see if there is one nearby?

Take a class together 

Whether you have hobbies in common or not, taking a class together can be a great way to spend your anniversary. Not only is it interactive and you can learn a new skill, you also get to spend time with your favorite person whilst doing it.

From pottery to painting to dancing, the options for romantic classes are truly endless. There’s bound to be something you’d love doing together! 

City Tour 

Have you ever wanted to see a city that you never got around to visiting? Nothing brings people together more like new and exciting experiences. Why not book a city tour for your anniversary?

You’ll get to see a new place, experience new shops and restaurants, and of course get to take lots of photos to remember the trip, too!  

Cook for each other

If you’re more of a homebird, why not plan to cook a course for one another for dinner on your anniversary? You could spend time together planning a menu, or even make it a surprise.

Either way, cooking for one another is a fun and interactive date, and the best part is - you get to eat your delicious food together at the end of it!

Have a film night 

If you’d prefer not to venture out, you can always celebrate in the comfort of your own home with a film night! Prepare and plan what food you’re going to snack on and make your spouse’s favorites too!

You’ll be able to reminisce and bond as you watch your favorite old movies together. Why not take a trip down memory lane?  

5 best 46th wedding anniversary gifts for him


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If you’re looking to treat your husband for your 46th wedding anniversary, why not get him a premium leather duffel bag?

Both practical and luxurious, he’ll think of you any time he goes away so it’s a gift you can’t go wrong with.


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Keeping in line with the traditional gemstone for your 46th anniversary, you could get your husband a mother of pearl ring to mark the momentous occasion!


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If your spouse is a fan of wearing ties you could get him this premium tie set so that he’s always looking effortlessly sharp!


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If you’re looking for a more affordable gift to get your husband, you can always get him a practical leather wallet!


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If your husband enjoys drinking shorts, you could get him a decanter to mark your 46th anniversary! This Lily’s Home Store decanter is not only practical, it is also an affordable gift if you’re on a tighter budget.

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Keeping in line with the traditional gemstone for 46th wedding anniversary, why not treat your wife to some freshwater pearl earrings?


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If you’re looking to really spoil your wife for your 46th anniversary, you could surprise her with this luxurious Swarovski crystal bracelet. The perfect choice for everyday chic!


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If your wife prefers necklaces, you could stay in line with tradition for your 46th anniversary and spoil her to a luxurious freshwater pearl necklace.


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As daffodils are the flower gift for a 46th wedding anniversary, you could buy your wife a daffodil candle and fill your house with the glorious smell of daffodils to celebrate the occasion!


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Flowers are always lovely to commemorate any occasion, and this dried bouquet of lavender keeps in line with tradition for the 46th anniversary gift in Germany, Russia and France.

Why not celebrate your love with a bouquet that won’t die?

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This 24K Gold Rose For Anniversary is the perfect gift to mark a couple’s everlasting love, made of a real long-stem rose that has been dipped in gold.

Mark the occasion with a special present designed to stand the test of time, just like their marriage has! 


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As the flower gift for a 46th wedding anniversary is daffodil, why not gift the special couple with a floral reed diffuser that has daffodil notes? 


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Nothing says happy anniversary like a luxury box of chocolates that can be enjoyed by the happy couple!

As a gift they wouldn’t necessarily think to buy for themselves, it’s always a lovely surprise to receive.


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Universally, a great anniversary gift is a sculpture as it can say a thousand words. Any time the happy couple look at your gift they’ll be reminded of you and their anniversary!


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A great gift to give a couple is a photo album, as a place to keep all the special memories they have shared over the last 46 years of marriage!

Traditional, modern, and symbolic anniversary gifts

Generally speaking, for the 46th year wedding anniversary, you’ll find that traditional gifts do tend to vary as well as overlap between countries.

The gifts written below are considered traditional within their country.

Traditional Gift in the UK

In the UK, there is no traditional gift for 46th year anniversary so the options truly are endless! Why not buy your spouse some special jewelry?

Traditional Gift in the US

Just like the UK, the US does not have a traditional gift for the 46th wedding anniversary. If you want to mix it up a bit, why not buy some homeware?

Traditional Gift in Spain

The traditional gift for the 46th year anniversary in Spain is Nacre (mother of pearl). Why not surprise your spouse to a lovely necklace that they’ll keep forever?

Traditional Gift in Germany

In Germany, the traditional gift for your 46th wedding anniversary is lavender! You could dry lavender for a bouquet that will never die!

Traditional Gift in Russia

In Germany, the traditional gift for your 46th wedding anniversary is lavender! You could dry lavender for a bouquet that will never die!

Traditional Gift in France

Similarly again to Germany and Russia, France’s traditional gift for the 46th wedding anniversary is lavender. However, if you want to give your partner something different, pearls are a lovely gem to give.

Traditional Gift in Italy

The traditional gift for the 46th year anniversary in Italy is a pearl! Why not treat your wife to a gorgeous, luxurious pearl necklace to commemorate the day? 

Flower Gift

The flower gift for the 46th anniversary is a daffodil! You could treat them to a bouquet or a perfume or candle that smells of daffodils to celebrate!

Gemstone Gift

The gem stone gift for your 46th year anniversary is a pearl.

Modern Gift

The modern gift for the 46th wedding anniversary is poetry. You could surprise your spouse with a sonnet that you’ve poured your heart into as a gift they’ll never forget.

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