25th Wedding Anniversary Gifts for Your Wife, Husband or the Couple

Once you hit the big 2-5, it’s time to pull out all the stops for your better half (or the happy couple). Here’s what to get your loved one(s) for a 25th anniversary.
by The Knot
25th anniversary gift ideas for her, him and them

Celebrating 25 years of marriage is a big deal. To mark the "silver jubilee," you'll want to get your husband, wife or the couple an anniversary gift that's as special and radiant as they are. That's where we come in. Here, find our favorite 25th anniversary gifts for her, him and them. Plus, learn more about the silver anniversary tradition.

What Is the 25-Year Anniversary Gift?

Silver is both the traditional and modern 25th anniversary gift. Silver is coveted for its radiance and brilliance, making it the perfect precious material to commemorate a quarter century of shining love and commitment to each other. Read on for silver anniversary and non-silver gift ideas (because it's totally okay to make tradition with your 25-year anniversary gift too).

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25-Year Anniversary Gift Ideas for Her

Besides silver gifts, you're welcome to give your wife something else that's equally beautiful, useful and meaningful. See five great 25th wedding anniversary gifts for her below.

  1. Pink relax slippers 25th anniversary gift for her

    Pamper your wife with a pair of cozy slippers. Nordstrom carries a bunch of fun and luxurious styles by Patricia Green—including these ultra-chic "relax" kicks.

    Patricia Green Relax embroidered mule slipper, $72, Nordstrom.com

  2. Geometric wine rack 25th anniversary gift for her

    This stylish wine rack only looks expensive. Fill it with a few bottles she'll love. Or, stock it with vino you can age to open on a future anniversary.

    Pier 1 honeycomb stackable wine rack, $20, Pier1.com  

  3. Flower vase phone stand 25th anniversary gift

    It's time your wife propped her phone up in style. This pretty, handmade smartphone holder is half phone stand and half flower vase.

    Uncommon Goods bedside smartphone vase, $32, UncommonGoods.com

  4. Flytographer photo shoot 25th anniversary gift
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    If she's the sentimental type, give her the gift of an anniversary photo shoot. Want to up the ante? Book a vacation to a meaningful location (like your wedding or honeymoon destination) and hire a travel photographer for a special portrait session.

    Flytographer photo shoot, from $250, Flytographer.com

  5. Celebrate party balloons for 25th anniversary

    If she's usually the big party planner, consider surprising her with a celebration for once! Stock up on themed supplies (The Knot Shop has tons), invite your nearest and dearest and toast to her being an awesome wife.

    The Knot Shop silver foil balloon decoration in Celebrate, $16, TheKnotShop.com

    25-Year Anniversary Gift Ideas for Him

    Shopping for him? Let these 25th anniversary gift ideas for husbands inspire you.

  6. Personalized note cards 25th anniversary gift for him

    Handwritten notes will never go out of style. Get him a monogrammed set to use for all occasions, from the professional to the personal.

    Minted Old Stamps personalized stationery, from $35 for set of 15, Minted.com

  7. Soft bath robe 25th anniversary gift for him

    It's probably been a while since your husband bought a new robe (if he's ever had one to begin with). Encourage him to get his staycation on with a plush one he'll never want to take off.

    Parachute classic bathrobe, $99, Parachute.com

  8. Personalized watch stand 25th anniversary gift for him

    Looking for 25th anniversary gift ideas for a husband who's obsessed with watches? This engravable display pairs perfectly with a new silver timepiece (see below) but it's also excellent on its own.

    MijMoj Design personalized watch stand for three watches, from $59, Etsy.com

  9. Polaroid instant camera 25th anniversary gift

    This little Polaroid camera not only allows him to print his favorite snaps like his childhood Polaroid did, but it also connects to a cool app.

    Polaroid Snap Touch 2.0 instant print digital camera, $180, Amazon.com

  10. Custom quarter coin ring 25th anniversary gifts

    Pay tribute to a quarter century with a keepsake ring made from—you guessed it—a quarter! Pick the state for something extra-bespoke. We recommend the state you first met in, your home state or your wedding venue state.

    Change and Charms US state quarter ring, $25, Etsy.com

    25-Year Anniversary Gift Ideas for Them

    Look beyond silver anniversary gifts for them if you're not feeling inspired by what's out there. These thoughtful 25th anniversary gift ideas for couples (be they your best friends or your parents) might do the trick.

  11. Give the couple a pre-portioned meal kit they can cook and enjoy together. You'll save them a trip to the grocery store and inspire the perfect date night in, any night of the week.

    HelloFresh meal kit subscription, prices vary, HelloFresh.com

  12. Yours mine ours glassware set 25th anniversary gift for couple

    Add to the couple's store of snazzy barware with a pair of short tumblers and a coordinating carafe they'll want to use everyday.

    Mint Pantry Tarragon Yours Mine Ours 3-piece carafe set, $70, Wayfair.com

  13. Custom couple portrait cookie cutters 25th anniversary gift

    Imagine the look on their faces when you present your parents (or besties, or whoever) with a batch of freshly-baked cookies in their likeness! Be sure to give them the custom cookie cutter too. Add this to the list of incredibly unique (and playful!) 25th anniversary gift ideas for couples.

    Copy Pastry couple portrait personalized cookie cutter, $69, Etsy.com

  14. 25 chocolate truffles 25th anniversary gift

    How about 25 decadent chocolates for 25 sweet years of marriage? This elegant gift set is beautifully designed.

    Charbonnel et Walker Summer House 25-piece chocolate gift box, $50, Nordstrom.com

  15. Totally Bamboo state-shaped cutting and serving board

    All these years later, we bet they still like reminiscing on their wedding day. Surprise the couple with a puzzle that, once completed, displays a photo from their nuptials.

    Forever Wedding Crafts personalized anniversary gift puzzle, from $20, Etsy.com


    Silver Anniversary Gifts for Her

    Spoil your wife with a beautiful present made from the material or in the color.Here are a few of our favorite silver anniversary gift ideas to give after 25 years of marriage.

  16. Diamond ring silver anniversary gift

    Chances are she's been wearing the same bling (her engagement ring and her wedding band) on her left ring finger for the past 25 years. Refresh her collection by adding another stackable piece to the mix. Blue Nile sells tons of stunning silver-hued (platinum or white gold) options for every style.

    Blue Nile petite diamond ring, from $730, BlueNile.com

  17. Diamond bracelet silver 25th anniversary gift

    Add a little ice to her jewelry collection with a sterling silver bracelet studded in diamonds. This piece is great for the eco-conscious wife, as the stones are lab-grown (read: ethically made). And because they're manmade, they're more affordable without sacrificing quality—they're designed to look perfect forever.

    Diamond Nexus Bound Within round cut bracelet in Silver, $287, DiamondNexus.com

  18. Map silver anniversary gift necklace

    Personalize a silver pendant for your wife with a special location that's meaningful to your relationship (like your wedding destination or the place where you first met).

    A. Jaffe sterling silver circle map pendant with diamond border, $795, AJaffe.com

  19. Silver anniversary gift watch for her

    Make it clear that the past 25 years have been time well spent (get it?) with a fancy new watch.

    Shinola The Birdy bracelet watch in Silver/Navy Mother of Pearl, $475, Nordstrom.com

  20. Silver anniversary gift spa idea

    Get as creative as you'd like. What about this "Silver Rain"-scented candle? We suggest putting it in a DIY gift basket with other silver-inspired relaxation essentials, like a silver-colored eye mask.

    World Market black Silver Rain cement filled jar candle, $8, WorldMarket.com; Slip for Beauty Sleep Slipsilk pure silk sleep mask in Silver, $50, Nordstrom.com

  21. Silver music sheet canvas 25th anniversary gift

    Get your first dance song (or any meaningful song) printed in silver on canvas. You can display the sound waves, the lyrics or the sheet music.

    Canvas Vows silver anniversary sheet music on canvas, from $170, Etsy.com

  22. Silver Venus Et Fleur eternity rose 25th anniversary gift

    Flowers are fleeting—unless they're preserved, like these genius Eternity Roses. Buy a single one (or a whole bouquet) and it'll last until next anniversary.

    Venus Et Fleur Le Mini Round in Silver, $43, VenusEtFleur.com

  23. Tiffany & Co. silver ballpoint pen 25th anniversary gift

    Here's a beautiful silver and gold-colored pen you can engrave with your wife's monogram, birthday or your anniversary date.

    Tiffany & Co. T-clip ballpoint pen, $80, Tiffany.com

  24. Silver vow booklets 25th anniversary gift

    Feeling really romantic? Give her this set of silver vow books. When she asks why, tell her that you want to renew your vows!

    FLUYTCO wedding vow book keepsakes, $26 for a set of 2, Amazon.com

  25. Silver business card holder 25th anniversary gift

    Whether your wife's changing career paths or just loves to stay organized, Shutterfly's cute business card holders (with silver stainless steel rims) are perfectly polished. .

    Shutterfly modern watercolor brush stroke business card holder, $30, Shutterfly.com

    Silver Anniversary Gifts for Him

    Searching for traditional 25th anniversary gift ideas for your husband? Choose from this list of silver accessories, décor and more.

  26. Silver anniversary gift cufflinks

    No man's wardrobe is complete without a few pairs of cufflinks for those more formal occasions (like an anniversary date).

    Tiffany & Co. Paloma Picasso cufflinks, $435, Tiffany.com

  27. Silver anniversary gift picture frames

    Frame your favorite photo of you two or the family in a classic silver picture frame. Might we recommend one of your wedding photos?

    The White Company fine silver plated picture frame, from $36, Nordstrom.com

  28. Silver anniversary gift watch for him

    This men's watch is part modern, part rustic thanks to the sleek silver face and rugged leather band. That makes it a great 25th anniversary gift idea for husbands with a whole range of tastes.

    MVMT Mono Chronograph leather strap watch in Grey/Silver, $135, Nordstrom.com

  29. Silver buckle belt 25th anniversary gift

    Here's a handsome and versatile dress belt that'll turn into his new closet staple in no time.

    Brooks Brothers silver buckle dress belt, $128, BrooksBrothers.com

  30. Silver anniversary gift sunglasses for husband

    Ready to update your husband's sunglasses game? Try a pair of round-frame silver shades that are anything but boring.

    Garrett Leight Wilson mirrored round sunglasses, $365, Bloomingdales.com

  31. Custom handwriting collar stay silver anniversary gifts

    Stay close to his heart (okay, neck…) by gifting him personalized collar stays engraved with your actual handwriting. He'll smile whenever he thinks about the hidden message tucked inside his shirt.

    Georgie Designs custom handwriting collar stays, $56, Etsy.com

  32. Corkcicle silver canteen anniversary gift

    This canteen keeps cold drinks cool for up to 25 hours and hot drinks hot for 12. Not bad for a simple and sleek silver anniversary gift. Plus, you can add a monogram.

    Corkcicle tumbler, $33, Williams-Sonoma.com

  33. Striped tie bar silver anniversary gift

    Up there with a nice pair of cuff links, a simple tie bar works wonders to tie his look together (pun intended).

    J. Crew striped tie bar, $23, JCrew.com

  34. Silver personalized guitar pick keychain anniversary gift

    Whether your husband is a music lover or a pun lover, he'll appreciate this cute 25th wedding anniversary gift. It's a silver guitar pick that reads "I will always pick you" and comes with a case he can keep on his keychain.

    Anes and Eve double sided I Will Always Pick You guitar pick, from $22, Etsy.com

  35. Silver anniversary gift headphones

    For the guy who appreciates peace and quiet, try these noise-eliminating headphones. They have Google Assistant technology that'll make him feel like he's living in the future.

    Bose QuietComfort 35 wireless headphones II with Google Assistant in Silver, $349, Nordstrom.com 

    Silver Anniversary Gifts for Them

    Appliances and serving ware make fabulous silver 25th anniversary gift ideas for couples, but feel free to get creative when you're shopping for your parents, friends or another special pair of spouses in your life (we added luggage to our list, for example).

  36. Silver anniversary gift flatware

    New silverware is a classic anniversary gift. A lovely set of flatware is always a welcome gift for couples, and the silver anniversary is the perfect time to give it.

    Williams Sonoma Vista hammered silver flatware set, from $40, Williams-Sonoma.com

  37. Monogram silver tray 25th anniversary gift

    On the hunt for customizable 25th anniversary gifts for the couple? This stately serving piece can be monogrammed for the ultimate personal touch.

    Mark & Graham large silver and leather tray, $129, MarkandGraham.com

  38. Away silver luggage 25th anniversary gift for couple

    Gifting the couple a luxe set of luggage will win you serious brownie points. These aren't just good looking suitcases—they come with built-in chargers for smartphones and tablets too.

    Away The Bigger Carry-On The Aluminum Edition, from $495, Away.com

  39. Nespresso silver coffee machine 25th anniversary gift

    Coffee, anyone? Streamline the couple's morning coffee routine with an instant espresso maker. This baby will change their life.

    Nespresso Vertuo coffee maker & espresso machine by De'Longhi in Silver, $200, Willams-Sonoma.com

  40. Silver fondue maker 25th anniversary gift

    Maybe they need to replace an appliance they registered for way back when. But it's more likely that in 25 years of marriage, they've amassed a lot of kitchen gear. So if you're shopping in this category, consider something more unexpected,like a fondue maker that screams "at-home date night." It'll also please party hosts.

    Cuisinart CFO-3SS electric fondue maker, $43, Amazon.com

    For more of the best anniversary gift ideas for all the major milestones, check out our comprehensive guide to anniversary gifts by year.

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