When you’ve been married for 50 years, you know it’s not just about the big moments, but also the small ones. The way he still makes you laugh, the way she still holds your hand, the way you still look at each other with love and admiration. That’s why the 50th wedding anniversary, also known as the golden anniversary, is such a special occasion. It’s a celebration of a lifetime of love, commitment, and happiness. And it deserves a gift that reflects that.
In this article, Viva Wedding Photography will help you find the best 50th wedding anniversary gifts that will make this milestone even more memorable. Whether you are looking for gifts for him, for her, or for couples, we have got you covered with our curated selection of ideas and tips. Read on and get inspired!
What is The Symbol of The 50 Year Wedding Anniversary?
Congratulations! You have finally arrived at 50-year anniversary! The 50th anniversary of a marriage is commonly referred to as the “golden wedding anniversary.” It makes perfect sense, considering that only material as enduring and exquisite as gold can appropriately reflect such a significant relationship milestone.
Another great way to celebrate your golden jubilee is to surround yourself with the two flowers that capture the beauty and meaning of your relationship: yellow roses and violets. Yellow roses symbolize friendship and joy, reflecting the happiness and warmth that you have shared and spread to your family and friends. Violets signify faithfulness, expressing the loyalty and devotion that you have shown to each other. To commemorate this special occasion, you may want to browse through our selection of 50th anniversary gifts below, which include gold jewelry, photo frames, personal experiences, and more.
50th Anniversary Gift Ideas for Parents to Mark the Golden Milestone
1. Gold Sheet Music Traditional
This gold canvas sheet music art would be the perfect 50 year anniversary gift. Print the sheet music for your parents’ first dance song on the canvas in thematic gold ink. When they place it on the wall, it’ll take them back to that golden time when their love story was getting started.
2. Golden Wedding Anniversary Canvas
Are you planning to celebrate your parents’ first-anniversary party? Since they have been almost inseparable for half a century, consider something that will last long. A personalized canvas will be a perfect choice if you do not know where to start. It is one of the most thoughtful traditional and modern gifts for 50th wedding anniversary, as it shows your parents’ journey and love. Consider adding their photos and some sincere messages to show how much you care for them.
3. Custom Canvas For Half A Century
If you want to make gift-giving a breeze, consider personalized 50th anniversary custom canvas prints for the significant milestone. They are awe-inspiring works of art that will last for generations and will be the most noticeable item in your parents’ home. In addition, they will assist your parents in growing closer and showing their love to endure a lifetime.
4. Umbra Tiered Accessory Holder
After 50 years of marriage, your parents will have a big accessories collection. To help them keep these items safe and orderly, the matte-gold tiered tray will be a perfect choice.
This creative two-tiered design, crafted from plated metal and offered in two sizes, is perfect for displaying jewelry or as a vanity tray. Also, it takes up very little area, making it ideal for use on compact surfaces like dressers, vanity, bathroom countertops, and even bedside tables. Because of its impressive design and color, it will stand out as a decorative item in their house.
5. Couple Mugs
If you’re looking for last-minute 50th wedding anniversary gifts for your coffee-loving parents, you might want to consider these gold foil marble coffee mugs. This Mr. and Mrs. tea cup set will symbolize their golden years. They can have coffee together every morning and would be grateful to use them anytime. Your parents will love this bespoke gift for their golden wedding anniversary.
6. Champagne Flutes in Gold
Spending half a century for marriage is a milestone toasting. That’s why it is indispensable for a pair of wine glasses to toast their golden anniversary party. The special thing is that the stem of each glass is gold-plated and finished with an elaborate silver band. These “Golden With Love” champagne flutes will make your parents’ moment more memorable. Let’s get them for your parents and cheer now!
7. Traditional Golden Anniversary Gifts With Cheese Knives
Put together a superb cheese and charcuterie platter to celebrate your parents’ special day. So, don’t forget about the utensils, either! Gold cheese knives are the perfect way to stand out among other kitchenware.
This gold cheese knife set consists of 3 types of cheese knives, each with its own design on the handle. The blades are made of stainless steel and brass with a mother-of-pearl detail on one of the blades. The set comes in a gift box and is dishwasher safe. Therefore, they will appreciate these luxury 50th wedding anniversary gifts for a long time because of their good quality.
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8. Gold Stone Dinnerware
After five decades of marriage, it’s time to update something in your parent’s kitchen. Consider offering them these gold dinnerware items. There are cups, salad plates, low bowls, spoons, forks, and dinner plates. The gilded borders on each piece will make them stand out at the dinner table.
Adding these tableware pieces to your kitchen will make every meal more special. To conserve storage area, they can be stacked. Your parents may use it in various dishes, from soup to pasta to salad. That sounds great for one of the most practical 50th anniversary gift ideas.
9. 50th Anniversary Gold Clock
The anniversary clock is one of the most unique 50th wedding anniversary gifts to get for your parents. This decor has three faces: one for the years, one for months, and the remaining for seconds since the day they said: “I do.” With this anniversary clock, they can keep track of all their happy moments. Besides, it is etched with their name and can play any music they choose.
10. Modern Sprout Growhouse
If your parents have everything they need, offer them a living item that will brighten their day freshly. So, this handmade grown herb will be a perfect choice for them.
This smart growhouse makes keeping an indoor garden possible and aesthetically pleasing. Seed, watering, and harvesting are all simplified with the help of a watertight container. It can be used for growing a wide range of plants, from cacti and succulents to houseplants and culinary herbs.
11. Gold-Dipped Yellow Roses
This gold-dipped rose will elevate your floral arrangements to a whole new level. Celebrate your parents’ 50th wedding anniversary by offering them a unique golden rose. It will be the perfect keepsake for all your memorable memories and as a beautiful decorative item when not in use.
Viva Wedding Tip
For a 50th anniversary, gold is a traditional color, while yellow connotes cheerfulness, camaraderie, and celebration. To ensure the intended recipients fully grasp the value of your present, you should elaborate on its symbolic meaning.
Golden Anniversary Gifts For Wife to Celebrate 50 Years of Love
12. 50th Wedding Anniversary Canvas
Personalized gifts are always the popular choice for 50th wedding anniversary ideas. And if you find it difficult to say “love” to your wife, this personalized gift is made for you. You can add your anniversary date, photos, and quotes to make it more unique.
>>> These 50th-anniversary quotes will make your canvas art shine with love and gratitude.
13. Custom Canvas 50th Anniversary
This autumnal picture full of affection makes your wife feel serene. We all know customized items are always popular for 50 year anniversary gift ideas. Therefore, if your wife has everything she needs, this one is for her lifelong love.
14. Symbolic Studs
These beautiful wedding studs are the perfect gold jewelry for your wife if she is passionate about earrings. They serve as a reminder of the special day when you two first tied the knot 50 years ago. The love knots are often used in art and design and have significant symbolic significance. A representation of the bonds of affection, companionship, and permanence! With this gold-tone item, you will express how much you value her contributions to your life.
15. Heart Stone Gold Necklace
This pendant necklace is an ideal anniversary gift by year 1-100. It will surely sparkle around her neck whether she wears or combines it with other chains. The white and gold heart interlocking set in the middle is an extra element that makes it more unique.
16. Yellow Gold Bangle Bracelet
This Swarovski bangle is stunning with its rose gold plating and white crystals. Its infinity symbol twinkles like the night sky’s first stars. The chain is rose gold-tone plated, suspending a single, stunning crystal. Perfect for anyone seeking luxury 50th wedding anniversary gifts for a wife. With this delicate bracelet, you may express how much you value her contributions to your life.
17. Sparkly Eternity Ring
You may struggle to express your emotions to your wife on the 50th anniversary. Do not worry. These basic rings are for you as they show her solid dedication to the relationship. In addition, with these diamond ring ideas, you will make a new commitment for the foreseeable future with her.
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18. Stunning Timepiece
Happy anniversary by offering her this personal golden watch. This item will be a perfect 50 year anniversary gift for your wife. The rose-gold-toned hands contrast beautifully with the green dial. The case and bracelet are both made of rose gold-tone stainless steel.
This watch not only matches the symbol of the year but is also a must-have item for her daily use. Whenever she wears it, this watch will be a keepsake of all her special memories.
19. Memory Golden Keepsake Dish
A perfect traditional 50 year anniversary gift would be a ceramic keepsake dish with gold trim. If you’re looking for a unique one for your wife, this dish will be a meaningful and memorable choice. Print your photos onto a porcelain catch-all tray to make them more personalized. With this magnificent photo-printed dish, you may honor her life’s defining moments full of love.
20. Custom Engraved Keychain
Personalized items can create happiness and recall happy memories for everyone who sees them. With this slim keychain, your wife will carry a lovely look daily. You can even add her name or wedding date to make it extraordinary. Don’t forget to put your heartfelt note on this unique item. These are the kinds of one-of-a-kind, heirloom-quality accessories you won’t want to part with. That will be one of the superb 50th wedding anniversary gift ideas.
21. Gold Metal Rose
As for 50th wedding anniversary ideas, you can’t go wrong with handmade yellow roses as a traditional & modern choice. It is the perfect token of your affection and gratitude for that particular someone. Every last element is impeccable in terms of quality and style. It’s safe to say that this masterpiece will stand the test of time. Unique; there aren’t any duplicates. To mark the occasion, offer your wife this stunning gold rose.
Viva Wedding Tip
If you want the gold metal rose to last a long time, it’s important to get one composed of high-quality materials like 24-carat gold.
22. Gold Silk Pillowcase
If you’re looking for last-minute 50th wedding anniversary gifts that are still thoughtful and luxurious, you might want to consider these gold-plated pillowcases. With this item, your bedroom will be brightened up. Because of its elegance and lavishness, it will help your wife have a better sleep. Mulberry silk has a smooth surface and protects her hair and skin. Moreover, they’re machine washable. So she doesn’t have to worry about having them cleaned.
50th Wedding Anniversary Presents for Husband to Show Your Love
23. Personalized Anniversary Card
This laser-cut card is one of the most beautiful 50th wedding anniversary presents that you can give to your husband. It is handcrafted with love for the happy couple. The card’s design is gorgeous. It’s in the shape of a heart, and there are two enormous, glittering gold butterflies at the bottom, a raised 50 in the middle, & 2 small gold butterflies at the top.
The pattern is hand-set with 15 gemstones in gold tones, and the butterfly wings are pinchable for a stunning three-dimensional impression. Also, it includes the year that you got married and the current year to show how far you have gone together happily. What a special anniversary card to cherish forever!
24. Personalized Wedding Date Wall Art
This customized canvas poster is a beautiful way to mark this milestone with the best man in your life. With that in mind, this product would make unique 50th wedding anniversary gifts that can show him how much you care about him after 50 years. This handcrafted item features their photos, names, and wedding date.
25. Coin Pendant
Mark his 50th anniversary by giving him a coin pendant as a golden jubilee gift. This item can express your joyful faith and love for his marital journey. You can also personalize it to make it more unique and special. Wearing this necklace will make him feel your care and appreciation for sharing this memorable year with him.
26. Gold Beveled Band
One of the most elegant and meaningful golden wedding anniversary gifts that you can give to your husband is a new gold band. After half a century of marriage, this yellow-gold band with beveled edges can enhance his look and show your love for him.
This men’s 14k yellow gold band is a modern take on a timeless classic, thanks to its brushed center and highly polished, beveled edges. The high-shine edges starkly contrast with the satin finish in the middle. This ring’s width, at 6mm, is ideal for comfort, falling between too-wide and too-narrow rings.
27. Stylish Cufflinks
This piece of onyx-set gold cuff links will be the modern 50 year anniversary gift he will treasure forever. Cufflinks made of 14-karat gold are stunning due to their high content. With a gold tone, these items will make him stand out in the crowd or on any special occasion. Moreover, it will remind him of your love whenever he wears it.
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28. Gold Stainless Watch
This watch will be great for golden-themed anniversary gift ideas. A gold stainless steel band and a 45mm stainless frame make a stunning timepiece. The all-gold face completes the stylish watch. Also, the mineral crystal and water resistance ensure that the new timepiece will look great for years. And it will keep track of all your moments with your cherished spouse. So he will wear and store it with the utmost care and affection.
29. Engraved Gold Tie Bar
For gifts for 50th wedding anniversary of your husband, an engraved gold tie bar would be a perfect addition to his closet. This sophisticated accessory is a must-have for any formal event. Rectangular in form, this tie clip secures with a bar that slides onto the rear and shines up nicely with a cotton swab. Since this piece is luxurious, you may personalize it with his initials or a specific date to make your husband look more elegant.
30. Ray-Ban Aviator Sunglasses
A good pair of sunglasses is a must-have item for everyone. This Ray-Ban sunglass has gold metal framing to brighten your husband’s face. These sunnies have lenses coated with a material that blocks 100% of the sun’s damaging UV radiation. So, you can never go wrong with this particular 50 year anniversary gift.
Viva Wedding Tip
Ray-Ban Aviator sunglasses are available in various hues; pick one that best compliments his tastes. Black and gold are timeless classics that never go out of style, so they are safe choices.
31. Classic Solid Pen For Golden Anniversary Gift
These ideal golden wedding anniversary gifts are the perfect way to go. Celebrate your husband’s anniversary by offering him this unique pen. It could be nice to get a journal or notepad to go along with the pen. This produces a sensible set that he can use and gives the pen a helpful purpose. It is surely a great gift that he will keep as a perfect keepsake by his side for decades.
32. Love Tuner
This necklace is a revolutionary form of meditation jewelry, a single-tone flute that helps us tune in to the 528 Hz “Love Frequency.” The use of this stress-relieving tool has been shown to have positive effects on a person’s physical and mental health, including a decrease in anxiety, a boost in immunity, a larger lung capacity, and general well-being.
We are sure that any man always needs a love tuner alongside him. That’s why you should offer him this golden one to use daily. And don’t forget to write a sincere message to express your love for your husband after 50 years.
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33. Custom Wallet Insert
Are you looking for unique 50th wedding anniversary gifts? The golden wallet inserts will be his must-have item for daily use. You can trust that these wallet inserts will always keep his credit cards secure in his wallet. Its dimensions are the same as those of a regular bank or credit card. Choose from the prefixes we’ve already personalized with names or meaningful messages you want to give him. So, think about sending this idea to the man in your life.
Experience Gift Ideas for the Golden Wedding Anniversary
34. A romantic dinner
Imagine this – a cozy restaurant lit by candles and decorated with golden touches, where you and your beloved can enjoy delicious food and each other’s presence. A romantic dinner is more than a gastronomic treat but a tribute to the lasting bond that you have forged in 50 years of marriage. It’s a chance to make new memories and share deep conversations.
Viva Wedding Tip
To make your romantic dinner more special, you can choose a restaurant that has a personal significance for you, such as the place where you had your first date, or where you celebrated a previous anniversary. You can also request a private or secluded table, or book the entire restaurant if you want more privacy and intimacy.
35. A weekend getaway
Nothing beats a weekend getaway for breaking away from the routine and spending some quality time together. Whether it’s a secluded cabin in the mountains, a charming bed and breakfast by the coast, or a luxurious resort, a change of scenery adds a touch of magic to your celebration.
Viva Wedding Tip
Do some research on the destination you want to visit, and look for the best deals on flights, hotels, car rentals, or packages. You can also use online tools like TripAdvisor or Expedia to compare prices and reviews, and find the best options for your budget and preferences.
36. A hot air balloon ride
Picture yourself floating peacefully over scenic landscapes, immersed in the golden glow of sunrise or sunset, with your soulmate by your side. Unique 50th wedding anniversary gifts, like a hot air balloon ride, provide a one-of-a-kind and thrilling way to mark this special occasion. Pack a picnic basket with your favorite snacks and drinks, and savor them while gliding in the sky could be a great idea.
37. A renewal of vows ceremony
What better way to celebrate your parents’ golden wedding anniversary than with a vow renewal ceremony? This is a timeless and profound experience that lets them declare their love and commitment to each other once again, in the presence of their loved ones. You can help them design a ceremony that matches their personality and style, whether they prefer a formal, casual, or themed event. Prepare to be moved by their vows!
38. A wine tasting
How about a wine-tasting party as a memorable 50 year anniversary gift for your parents? This is a fun and sophisticated way to treat their senses and taste buds to a range of wines, from red to white to sparkling. They can also discover the stories and secrets behind the wines, and enjoy them with delicious cheeses and chocolates. No matter if they are wine experts or casual drinkers, this experience will let them appreciate a variety of wines in an elegant setting.
39. A museum or a gallery visit
Do your parents love art and history? If so, why not treat them to a museum or a gallery visit for their gold wedding anniversary? Research the museums and galleries in your area or nearby, and find out what exhibits or collections they have that might interest your parents. This experience allows them to immerse themselves in creativity and create new memories together.
Viva Wedding Tip
Consider taking a guided tour, or renting an audio guide, to learn more about the exhibits and the stories behind them.
40. A spa day
A spa day is a practical 50th wedding anniversary gift that will help them relax and renew their energy. Find a local or nearby spa that offers the treatments that they desire, such as massages, facials, manicures, pedicures, or body wraps. Let them enjoy the facilities, such as the sauna, the steam room, or the jacuzzi. This gift idea will allow the couple to spend quality time together, away from the stress and distractions of everyday life.
FAQs about 50th Wedding Anniversary Gifts
What is the traditional gift for 50 years of marriage?
The answer is gold, the ultimate symbol of wisdom, prosperity, and strength. Gold is also the color that matches this occasion, as it shines with the value and wonder of this remarkable achievement.
Do you bring a gift to a 50th wedding anniversary?
Absolutely, it is a nice and considerate gesture to bring a gift to a 50th wedding anniversary, especially if you are joining a party or celebration. The gift should be something that celebrates the couple’s enduring love and shows your gratitude for them. You can opt for a traditional gold-themed gift, or something more personal and heartfelt.
What to give your parents for their 50th wedding anniversary?
If you are looking for a gift for your parents’ golden jubilee, you have a lot of options to choose from. You can give them something sentimental, such as a photo album, a personalized plaque, or a family tree. You can also give them something practical, such as a travel voucher, a subscription service, or a gift basket. Or you can give them something fun, such as a wine tasting, a spa day, or a dinner cruise.
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You’ve discovered our stunning collection of 50th wedding anniversary gifts. No matter what you pick for your partner or your parents, your gift will be precious and meaningful. The most important thing is to remember to include a heartfelt message with your gift to express how much you adore them.
Viva Wedding Photography aims to make your decision easier. Do you have any other suggestions or tips? Have you ever celebrated or attended a golden anniversary? Share your thoughts, opinions, or questions in the comments section below.