30 Thoughtful 25th Anniversary Gifts They'll Treasure Forever

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Updated Jun 06, 2024
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Where, oh, where has the time gone? Celebrating a quarter-century of love and partnership means massive congratulations are in order—and that includes a truly exceptional 25th anniversary gift. What's a gift that'll honor the occasion with tradition and deep meaning, though? And what are some modern, out-of-the-box ideas for couples seeking a unique way to celebrate? Whether you're shopping for your spouse or seeking a special surprise for a beloved couple, we've rounded up the best 25-year anniversary gifts, each one as enduring and precious as the union it commemorates.

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Traditional 25-Year Anniversary Gifts

Each year of marriage is marked by both traditional and modern anniversary gifts. However, the 25th wedding anniversary holds such significance that it's symbolized by a singular theme: silver. This precious metal serves as both the traditional gift material and the official color of the year. Hence, the 25th anniversary is often referred to as the Silver Anniversary or Silver Jubilee. It symbolizes the strong, unbreakable bond forged by a couple committed to each other for a quarter century, as well as the radiant love between two people in a long, happy marriage.

If you wish to honor tradition, we've curated a selection of thoughtful silver anniversary gifts for your husband, wife, friends or parents. From sterling silver jewelry to personalized art prints, our roundup includes something special for everyone.

Pavé Eternity Ring

White gold micropavé diamond stacking ring 25th anniversary gift idea
Photo: Blue Nile

If your wedding day was the last time you gave your partner a ring, it may be time to treat them to some new bling. This sparkling eternity ring is made from micropavé diamonds and white gold or platinum for a silvery finish. Whether they wear it alongside their wedding band and engagement ring or on another finger, they'll be dazzled by your love all over again. With a romantic gift as wow-worthy as this, don't be surprised if your spouse sheds a happy tear or two.

Box Chain Necklace

Box chain necklace 25th anniversary gift
Photo: David Yurman

Celebrate two-plus decades of love and commitment with a box chain necklace in sterling silver. This stylish piece serves as an ideal 25th anniversary gift for him, her or them, symbolizing the enduring connection and strength between two hearts. Its understated yet luxurious design makes it a meaningful keepsake suitable for daily wear, starting with your anniversary dinner out on the town.

Sheet Music Art

Silver sheet music canvas art 25th anniversary gift
Photo: Canvas Vows

Among our top anniversary gift ideas are keepsakes designed to transport you back to your wedding day 25 years ago. Take, for example, this striking wall art: it showcases the sheet music from your first dance song printed in silver on a large canvas. We suggest playing the song as they unwrap this sentimental gift.

Custom Street Sign Wall Art

Custom street sign wall art 25th anniversary gift
Photo: Uncommon Goods

This piece of art pays tribute to two important moments in your relationship: the year you met and the year you got married. This contemporary photo uses custom street signs to capture where your lives first intersected, marking the start of your romantic journey together. It's framed in the year's traditional silver color for a stunning 25th wedding anniversary gift you'll both be happy to show off.

Preserved Rose

Silver dipped forever rose for 25 year anniversary gift
Photo: The Forever Rose

Are you planning to give your spouse a beautiful bouquet of roses to express your love on your anniversary? Add a lasting touch by slipping a preserved rose into the bouquet. Each real rose is hand-picked at its peak and delicately dipped in pure silver, transforming it into a stunning and enduring piece of art. It's quite the symbol of everlasting love and devotion, making it a meaningful addition to your 25th anniversary celebration. For the perfect finishing touch, personalize it by engraving your names and wedding date on the stem.

Small Crystal Heart Paperweight

Small crystal heart paperweight 25th anniversary gift
Photo: Farrar & Tanner

Looking to add a personal touch to their remote work setup? This unique paperweight is a thoughtful addition to any desk. Handcrafted in Scotland from high-quality glass, it showcases a shimmering heart against a silver-grey backdrop, perfect for commemorating another year of love and commitment.

Engraved Photo Frame

Anniversary Hearts Personalized Silver Picture Frame 25th anniversary gift
Photo: Personalization Mall

An elegant photo frame like this one is an easy yet thoughtful 25th anniversary gift for parents or friends. It features two hearts engraved with their names and wedding date for a milestone-worthy keepsake they'll cherish forever. If you can, fill it with a sweet snapshot (either from their wedding or a recent celebration) so it's ready to display right away.

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Symbolic Mixed Metal Bracelet

Past present future symbolic bracelet for 25 year anniversary gift
Photo: Uncommon Goods

This sterling silver bracelet isn't just a beautiful accessory—it also symbolizes the passage of time. The three interlocking rings represent the past, present and future, crafted from a oxidized ring, a sterling silver ring and a gold-filled ring, respectively, to encourage wearers to live in the moment. It's a traditional 25th anniversary gift that'll remind your spouse to celebrate every day you spend together and to look forward to the ones still to come. Pair it with a matching necklace for an elegant combo they can rock with every outfit.

Stainless Steel Watch

Stainless steel watch for 25th anniversary
Photo: Bulova

Your spouse is amazing, and you want to show them with a luxurious gift for your 25th anniversary. This sophisticated silver-tone watch from Bulova is a perfect tribute to the traditional silver theme and celebrates all the wonderful moments you've shared. It features a stainless steel band and a striking silver and blue skeleton dial, offering a glimpse into the watch's inner workings.

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Metal Soundwave Art

Silver metal soundwave art print traditional 25th anniversary gift
Photo: Voice And Sound

Listening to music is strongly associated with memory and reliving some of life's precious moments. While this silver-toned aluminum wall art doesn't actually play music, it's modeled off the soundwaves of your favorite song. Whether it's the track that was playing when you first met your spouse or a tune from your wedding, this sentimental piece is a unique way to celebrate your musical tastes.

Personalized Anniversary Material Art

Silver pebble art from JoyfulPebbleArt on Etsy for the best 25th wedding anniversary gift
Photo: Joyful Pebble Art

This personalized gift is perfect for a couple who appreciates handmade art. At the center, two pebble figures sit on a wooden twig beneath a message that reads "Happy Silver Wedding Anniversary." A silver-painted, heart-shaped balloon adds a romantic touch to the scene and symbolizes the 25th anniversary theme. The lovebirds' names and wedding date are inscribed beneath the branch for a bit of personalization. It's a thoughtful and charming tribute to a couple who have loved and supported each other for a quarter century (and counting).

Personalized Wind Chime

Personalized wood and silver wind chime unique 25th wedding anniversary gift idea
Photo: FireWood Creations

Liven up the couple's outdoor space with a silver wind chime that'll jingle whenever the wind blows. The hand-tuned anodized aluminum tubes create a beautiful display and sound for a unique 25th anniversary gift idea for garden-lovers. For an extra-special touch, personalize the wooden pendant with their names and wedding date.

Love Knot Champagne Flutes

Love knot champagne flutes 25th anniversary gift
Photo: Wedgewood

If you're planning to toast your long-lasting love with a bottle of champagne, consider upgrading your glassware to match. This pair of silver-stemmed flutes is especially fitting for the 25-year anniversary and is topped with a rope-inspired love knot to celebrate marriage. The glass bowl can even be engraved with a monogram for a thoughtful touch.

Monogrammed Ice Bucket

Monogrammed Silver Ice Bucket from Mark and Graham for the best 25th wedding anniversary
Photo: Mark and Graham

This silver-plated ice bucket adds a touch of style to any celebration, whether it's an intimate party for two or a larger anniversary gathering. The laser-engraved monogram provides a sophisticated touch to this practical and elegant gift. Equal parts glamorous and functional, it's one of our favorite 25th wedding anniversary gifts for couples who love a dinner party.

Personalized Metallic LP Record

Personalized silver metallic vinyl record 25th anniversary gift
Photo: Uncommon Goods

Whether you're shopping for a 25th anniversary gift for friends, parents or your spouse, this personalized LP record is bound to be a smash hit. It's made from a recycled vinyl record that can be customized with their names and up to five songs for a retro-inspired gift that'll top the charts. Choose the silver-toned platinum finish to stay on theme.

Unique 25-Year Anniversary Gifts

If you're not taking a shine to the traditional 25th anniversary metal, here are several other 25-year anniversary symbols worth exploring. After celebrating a quarter-century together, you may already know that each year is marked by an anniversary flower, color and gemstone. However, since the 25th anniversary is traditionally known as the Silver Anniversary, silver is the the year's color and "stone." The 25th wedding anniversary flower, however, breaks this pattern with the iris. This vibrant purple flower symbolizes faith, hope and admiration, making it a meaningful tribute to enduring love. Alternatively, you can choose to depart from these themes altogether and seek a unique 25-year anniversary gift for your wife, husband, partner or favorite couple. However you decide to celebrate, we're here to assist you through the shopping process.

Musical Anniversary Clock

Musical anniversary clock from TheAnniversaryClock on Etsy 25th anniversary gift
Photo: The Anniversary Clock

If there were 25 hours in a day, you'd still choose to spend every single one of them with your spouse. As you celebrate a quarter-century of love and partnership, each moment together feels like a precious gift that only grows more valuable with time. This personalized anniversary clock embodies this sentiment perfectly. Featuring three round dials that count the years, months, days, hours, minutes and seconds since the wedding day, it goes beyond mere timekeeping. On each anniversary date, it plays your or the couple's favorite song through a built-in MP3 player. Personalize the plaque with the appropriate names and wedding date to create a stunning 25th anniversary gift they'll always cherish.

Key To My Heart Custom Heirloom

Key to my heart custom heirloom 25th anniversary gift
Photo: Miss to Mrs.

Perfect for a vow renewal ceremony or as a keepsake for celebrating years of love and devotion, this 25th anniversary gift idea serves as a heartfelt reminder of the enduring bond between partners. Engrave your old or new vows onto this luxe brass plate to immortalize the words. You can even have them engraved in your own handwriting! The gift includes an antique brass key engraved with the phrase "clé de mon cœur," which means "key to my heart" in French.

Personalized Decanter Set

Personalized decanter set 25th anniversary gift
Photo: Swanky Badger

Add a touch of sophistication to every pour whether you're celebrating your anniversary with two Old Fashioneds or marking the end of another work week. Encased in a beautifully presented wooden box, this set includes a glass decanter and two whiskey glasses, all engraved with a personalized art deco crest. For an added personal touch, you can also customize the back of the decanter with a heartfelt letter to your beloved. If you're aiming to really impress (even more than this gift already will), consider adding a bottle of their favorite bourbon so they can enjoy their new glassware straight away.

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Engravable Cast Iron Pan

Engravable cast iron pan 25 year wedding anniversary gift
Photo: Smithey Ironware

If you're lucky enough to be married to someone who enjoys cooking, this cast iron skillet from Smithey Ironware is a practical gift they're sure to appreciate. The large surface area allows for plenty of space to sear meats and sauté vegetables, while the two pour spouts help minimize spills. Best of all, it can be used in the oven, on the grill or over a campfire, making it a versatile piece of cookware that'll last for years. Have the base engraved with your spouse's initials for a unique 25th anniversary gift that'll leave them feeling just like a pro.

Van Gogh Irises Tea Set

Van Gogh iris tea set 25th anniversary gift
Photo: The Met Store

Surprise your loved one with an anniversary gift that exudes artistic flair. Inspired by Van Gogh's iconic Irises painting, this tea set brings vibrant color and beauty to their moments of relaxation. It features a tea-infusing covered mug, a tea towel and a Chamomile tea tin, all adorned with the artist's distinctive brushstrokes.

Beach Sand Bracelet

Sand-filled silver bracelet 25-year anniversary gift
Photo: Uncommon Goods

If you're married to a beach lover, why not give them an elegant accessory made with sand from their favorite shoreline? This beaded bracelet features a sand-filled heart that can be personalized with grains you've collected yourself or one of the literal hundreds the artist has on retainer. Whether you choose sand from where you got married or holidayed together, this unique 25th anniversary gift will bring them back to the beautiful ocean.

Iris-Scented Perfume

Iris-scented perfume 25th anniversary gift
Photo: Neiman Marcus

Capture your partner's senses with a 25th anniversary present that'll transport them to flowering Tuscan meadows. The time-honored perfumery Houbigant de Paris's aptly named Iris des Champs, blends bergamot, lily of the valley and pink pepper with notes of iris, jasmine, sandalwood, amber, vanilla and musk. This complex and beautiful fragrance is sure to be a favorite, and the elegant bottle will enhance their vanity décor.

Romantic Mapmaking Class

Romantic custom mapmaking class for 25 year wedding anniversary gift
Photo: Uncommon Goods

Here's a romantic experience gift designed to help you and your spouse reconnect. This virtual 90-minute class guides you through creating a personalized map of all your shared milestones from the past 25 years. Led by the creative expert Brendan Lorber, renowned for crafting fantastical biographical maps and whimsical art pieces, it'll be an artistic night to remember. Before you attend, you'll receive a mapmaking kit that includes a template, drawing tool, cartography guide and a wooden frame, allowing you to craft a unique keepsake that you can proudly display at home.

Personalized Embroidered Blanket

Personalized embroidered blanket from Personalization Mall
Photo: Personalization Mall

Personalized anniversary gifts are always a win, especially when you're commemorating a significant milestone like the 25th wedding anniversary. This gorgeous cream blanket is woven from 100% cotton and can be embroidered with the couple's monogram and wedding year. You can also add their wedding date or year. Choose from a variety of colored embroidery threads to make this meaningful motif really pop.

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Iris Flower Delivery

Iris flower delivery for 25th wedding anniversary gift
Photo: BloomsyBox

If you're going to gift flowers for the 25th wedding anniversary, you might as well give a beautiful bouquet of irises. The combination of these blue blooms with bright red tulips makes this pretty bunch look even more stunning. Not to mention they symbolize connectivity. You can have them delivered right to the door to woo your other half all over again, even if you're shopping at the last minute.

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Custom Reel Viewer

Custom reel viewer 25th anniversary gift
Photo: Uncommon Goods

Looking for a unique photo gift that isn't a standard printed album? This reel viewer isn't just a fun way to reminisce on the last 25 years—it's also a throwback to the beloved children's toy. Choose your favorite memories of you and your spouse to create a reel, then pop it in the viewer for a gift of endless enjoyment and nostalgia. It's a sweet, sentimental present that'll have you traveling down memory lane and marveling at all the great moments you've shared.

A 25-Year Anniversary Shoot

25-year anniversary shoot gift
Photo: Flytographer

Commemorate 25 years of love with a special photo shoot featuring your home, pets or family. Whether it be for parents or yourselves, Flytographer will help you find a professional photographer in over 350 destinations around the world and book a 30-minute to two-hour shoot. It'll be a memorable way to mark a quarter-century.

Once-in-a-Lifetime Experience

Couple swimming underwater for their 25th anniversary Tinggly bucketlist experience
Photo: Tinggly

After being married for 25 years, we think the happy couple deserves a special vacation. Whether you're treating your spouse or parents to a surprise trip, Tinggly's Bucketlist Experience gift will ensure they have an incredible time. They can choose from more than 1,400 experiences in over 100 countries, from biking through Tokyo to scuba diving in the Red Sea and so much more. Whatever they decide to do, they'll have a blast making new memories and seeing new places.

Silky Sheet Set

Woman laying in bed with silky sheets 25 year wedding anniversary gift
Photo: Eucalypso Home

Any gift that promotes a good night's sleep is a winner in our book, which is why we love this stylish sheet set from Eucalypso Home. Made from sustainable lyocell fabric, it includes a flat sheet, a fitted sheet and one or two pillowcases, depending on the size. The soft and silky finish makes these sheets a dream to sleep on, which is sure to please anyone who appreciates a lazy weekend morning in bed. Best of all, the cooling, moisture-wicking material is great for hot sleepers and those with sensitive skin, making restless nights a thing of the past.

Custom Area Rug

Custom area rug 25 year anniversary gift
Photo: Ernesta Rugs

A tailored accent, be it lighting, furniture or flooring, can make a big difference inside a home. If 25 years of marriage includes a possible renovation or refresh, start small (and make a sizable change) with a custom rug from Ernesta. A design consultant will walk you through the process to ensure the sizing, color palette and final product are perfectly tailored to your vision so that you or a loved one can step into style to celebrate a quarter century of love.

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