Reaching your 59th wedding anniversary is quite a milestone. Years of happily married life have passed and you’re only one year away from your diamond anniversary.
Of course, the excitement of the next anniversary may mean that you’re planning a big party with your friends and family, but that doesn’t mean that your 59th wedding anniversary should go unnoticed!
But what should you purchase for your husband or wife for your 59th wedding anniversary? Join us as we take a look at the traditional and modern gift choices associated with 59 years of marriage.
We’ve also got some great gift ideas if you’re struggling to find something that shows your spouse how much you love them.
About 59th Wedding Anniversaries
The thing that stands out most about a 59th wedding anniversary is that it shows how long you and your spouse have been together. Through all sorts of trials and tribulations, you’ve stuck by each other and your love continues to be as strong as it ever was.
You’re also only one year away from celebrating your diamond anniversary and, while the 59th year remains nameless and doesn’t carry the same traditions as other anniversaries, it should still be celebrated with an equal amount of pride and excitement!
5 Unique Ways to Celebrate Your 59th Wedding Anniversary
There are loads of ways you can celebrate your 59th wedding anniversary and, after such a long time together, choosing one that you’ll both enjoy shouldn’t be too much of a challenge!
Below, we’ve put together our top five ideas for celebrating a 59th wedding anniversary:
Throw a Party
Just because you might have big plans for your diamond anniversary next year, it doesn’t mean that you can’t enjoy entertaining your family and friends this year too!
Go for a Meal
After 59 years together you likely have a favorite restaurant.
Why not celebrate the occasion with a delicious meal out? If you tell the restaurant what you’re celebrating you might be given a little extra special treatment too!
Take a Vacation
Whether you fancy a long cruise around the Caribbean or just a simple weekend getaway in a local hotel, your 59th anniversary is the perfect opportunity to take some time away with your spouse.
Perhaps you’d like to spend your 59th wedding anniversary surrounded by the comfort of your own home. Create a weekend of things you enjoy doing at home.
This could be pottering around your garden or baking. You could even cook your husband or wife a delicious homemade meal to show them how much you love them.
Try Something New
Perhaps you and your spouse have always wanted to go scuba diving or take part in an art class. Your 59th wedding anniversary is the perfect time to try something new.
You never know, you might even find yourself picking up a new hobby in the process.
5 Best 59th Wedding Anniversary Gifts for Him
Although we all know that gendered gifts are a little old fashioned, there are still some that might be best appreciated by your male partner.
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Is your husband a keen home cook? Treat him to this 8” Chef Knife from Cutluxe. Not only is it super sharp thanks to its Swedish steel construction, but it also features an olive wood handle.
This means you can seamlessly incorporate France’s traditional 59th wedding anniversary gift of olive.
Perhaps he’s more of a fan of taking on the gardening, in which case this set of Scuddles Gardening Tools would make a wonderful gift.
It contains everything you need to take on weeds, cut back unruly branches, and prepare the soil. It even comes with a handy storage bag that keeps everything neatly organized.
It’s no secret that with age comes a few aches and pains. However, with this Neck and Back Massager Pillow from Viktor Jurgen, any muscle tension can be relieved quickly and painlessly.
Simply place it in the problem area, choose the perfect setting and heat level, and enjoy a spa-like experience right from the comfort of your own home.
59 years of marriage should be celebrated with a tipple of your favorite drink, and this Royal Reserve Whiskey Stones Set contains everything you need to help you do just that!
Presented in a beautiful, decorative box you’ll find two glasses and a set of whiskey stones that don’t only chill your drink but actually enhance the flavor.
If you’re looking for an extra special gift that could become a family heirloom, then this Brass Sundial from OakiWay would be perfect.
It is presented in a beautifully crafted, mango wood box and you’ve also got the option to add a personalized message to the sundial’s protective tin.
5 Best 59th Wedding Anniversary Gifts for Her
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You can never go wrong with a lovely new fragrance, and this Indian Night Jasmine Eau de Toilette from The Body Shop has a beautiful, floral scent to it.
It also features the scent of jasmine which continues to be your flower gift in your 59th year of marriage.
If you’re looking for something a little more special, then this 14 Karat White Gold & Alexandrite Pendant from Peora makes a wonderful 59th anniversary gift.
The round-cut gemstone has a dazzling sparkle and, let’s not forget, Alexandrite is still your gemstone gift for another year.
Your love is one for the ages, so why not honor the joy and happiness your spouse has bought you over the past 59 years by naming a star after them.
Talk about a gift that’s truly out of this world!
Another way of Including jasmine as part of your 59th wedding anniversary gift is in the form of a scented candle.
This wonderful candle set from SONSIEN also includes the scents of gardenia, lavender, and vanilla, and each candle will act as a reminder of your love every time it's lit.
59 years of marriage deserves celebrating and there’s no better way to show your love and affection than with a gorgeous piece of jewelry.
This SWAROVSKI Tennis Bracelet fits the bill perfectly, and since it features crystals instead of diamonds, you won’t run the risk of purchasing your next traditional gift a year early!
5 Best 59th Wedding Anniversary Gifts for the Couple
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Help your favorite couple celebrate their 59th wedding anniversary in style with this Laguiole Corkscrew.
The olive wood handle allows you to incorporate France’s traditional 59th wedding anniversary gift, and it’s also ergonomically designed to help make opening a bottle of wine easier than ever.
What goes perfectly with wine? Cheese, of course! This Charcuterie Board and Knife Set from Bambüsi has everything the happy couple needs to enjoy a delicious cheese platter.
The knife drawer also slides directly into the main board for easy access and convenient storage.
Give the couple a reminder of their big day by adding some of their wedding photos to this Wedding Photo Album from RECUTMS.
There’s space to store up to 600 photographs so, even if there aren’t that many from their wedding, the rest of the space could be filled with happy memories of the past 59 years they have spent together.
After something with a little more of a novelty factor? This “Back In…” Print by Katie Doodle will tell the happy couple everything that happened in the year they got married.
From historical moments to pieces of trivia, it’s an interesting way to look back at what was going on in the world in the year they tied the knot.
If you like the idea of the 59th modern wedding anniversary gift (which is a family tree), then this Genealogy Poster from Historic Families is a great way to help the couple on their way to discovering their past.
There are two posters in each pack so they’ll be able to discover their ancestors individually before tying together towards the middle of the tree under the ‘Husband’ and ‘Wife’ sections.
As with all wedding anniversaries, there is a traditional gift for each year. This starts with paper on the 1st year and continues with different materials as time goes on.
But what’s the traditional anniversary gift for 59 years of marriage around the world?
Traditional Gift - UK
Since the yearly gift-tradition stops in the UK at the 25th anniversary and moves to 5-yearly increments instead, there isn’t a traditional 59th wedding anniversary gift. You could, of course, always continue with the gift theme from your 55th anniversary which is emerald.
Traditional Gift - US
A 59th wedding anniversary also doesn’t carry any traditional gift in the US. Again, you could continue with the emerald theme here from your 55th anniversary, or go for an Alexandrite stone which is another traditional gift for 55th wedding anniversaries.
Traditional Gift - Spain
Spain also doesn’t offer any traditional 59th wedding anniversary gift. Continuing with the emerald or Alexandrite would work here too, or you could buy your husband or wife something that they’ve been hinting at for a while instead.
Traditional Gift - Germany
There isn’t a traditional 59th wedding anniversary gift in Germany, either. Unlike most other countries, however, the 55th wedding anniversary is celebrated in Germany with a platinum gift, so you could always backtrack a few years and go for some beautiful platinum jewelry.
Traditional Gift - Russia
In a continuing theme, Russia also doesn’t have a traditional 59th wedding anniversary gift. Once again, emerald is the closest choice here. Or you could bring your 60th wedding anniversary traditional gift forward a year and choose something with diamonds in it.
Traditional Gift - France
At last, a country that has a traditional 59th wedding anniversary gift! When you reach 59 years of marriage in France, it is traditional to gift your spouse with something made from olive. This could be olive wood or an actual living olive tree.
Traditional Gift - Italy
Lastly, like most other countries, there isn’t a traditional 59th wedding anniversary gift in Italy. Although we’re certain that a trip away to a beautiful part of the Italian countryside wouldn’t be turned down in place of a traditional gift.
The flower gift for your 59th wedding anniversary continues to be jasmine as it has been since your 55th. This doesn’t necessarily mean you have to purchase a living jasmine plant, though.
The 59th wedding anniversary gemstone is Alexandrite, which is the same gemstone that’s been in place since your 55th anniversary. Alexandrite is most commonly found in jewelry, but you can also purchase this gemstone on its own.
The modern gift for a 59th wedding anniversary is a family tree. This is a fantastic way of looking back over so many years of marriage as well as discovering your family lineage in more detail.