35 Traditional and Unique 25th Wedding Anniversary Gifts
Celebrating 25 years of marriage is definitely something to brag about. But while you might not be able to throw a big party right now, you can pick out a thoughtful 25th anniversary gift for your spouse or the happy couple to help mark the occasion. Giving your loved one(s) a token of your love or congratulations is a surefire way to make anniversary celebrations at home all the more special.
Not sure where to start? Let anniversary tradition take the wheel. If you don't already know, each year of marriage has its own unique set of symbols that lend themselves to great gift ideas. Also known as the silver jubilee, you can probably take a guess at what the traditional 25th anniversary gift is. Of course, you definitely don't have to follow the "rules" when it comes to picking out the perfect present. At the end of the day, it's about finding something the recipient will appreciate—and if that's not silver, so be it.
In this article:
- What is the 25th anniversary gift?
- Silver 25th Anniversary Gift Ideas
- Alternative 25th Anniversary Gift Ideas
What is the 25th anniversary gift?
This uncomplicated milestone has one symbol for both the traditional and modern presents: silver. Coveted for its radiance and brilliance, silver is the perfect precious material to commemorate a quarter century of shining love and commitment to each other. It's also the 25th anniversary color, meaning your gift doesn't necessarily have to be made out of the metal to fit the theme. There are lots of awesome traditional 25th anniversary gifts to choose from (and they go way beyond jewelry).
Of course, you're free to think outside the box or make your own rules too. Why not take inspiration from the milestone's traditional flower? Irises are indicative of faith and hope—a fitting representation of a love that's lasted 25 years (and counting!). On the flipside, feel free to ditch tradition altogether and check out our favorite alternative gift ideas at the bottom of this list.
Silver Anniversary Gifts
There are lots of ways to interpret the 25-year milestone's traditional gift material, but if you're feeling stuck, don't worry. We've searched the web for some of the best silver anniversary gifts for him, her and them you can get delivered right to their door. Spoil your S.O. with a stunning piece of sterling silver jewelry they can wear as a reminder of your everlasting love, or surprise your parents with a sentimental art print in the 25-year anniversary color—we've got something for everyone.
25 years goes by in the blink of an eye, but it all goes back to that magical moment a couple says "I do." With that in mind, it's no surprise that some of the most meaningful 25th wedding anniversary gifts are a throwback to that fateful day. We especially love the idea of having your (or the couple's) first dance song printed on canvas in an on-theme silvery hue.
Canvas Vows silver sheet music art, from $129, CanvasVows.com
Chances are your spouse has been wearing the same bling on their left ring finger for the past 25 years. If you've been looking for an opportunity to refresh their collection, now's your chance. Blue Nile sells tons of stunning silver-hued (platinum or white gold) options that make excellent 25-year anniversary gifts. This stackable band is also an eternity ring, symbolizing your eternal love and commitment to each other—it's sparkly and sentimental!
Blue Nile Riviera petite micropavé diamond eternity ring, from $990, BlueNile.com
Stay close to your other half's heart (okay, neck…) by gifting them personalized collar stays engraved with your actual handwriting. They'll smile whenever they think about the hidden message tucked inside their shirt. This silver-toned stainless steel set reads: "You're my person."
Georgie Designs custom handwriting collar stays, $58, Etsy.com
Like we said before, silver presents go way beyond jewelry and accessories. There are lots of great 25th anniversary gifts for couples that fit the traditional theme, such as this elegant tray engraved with their names, wedding date and the milestone in question. What's not to love about this heirloom-worthy keepsake?
Personalization Mall anniversary memento personalized silver tray, $37, PersonalizationMall.com
What better way to celebrate your incredible milestone than with a sterling silver bracelet that gives a nod to your past, present and future together? This meaningful jewelry is a reminder to live in the moment while cherishing fond memories and looking forward to the years to come.
Beth Lawrence Past Present Future bracelet, $52, UncommonGoods.com
Looking for affordable 25th anniversary gifts for your parents or couple friends? This commemorative silver-plated coin is just the ticket. Embossed with a meaningful message on the front and a heartfelt poem on the back, it's a sentimental keepsake they'll treasure. Bonus: The coin comes in an elegant gift box so it's ready to hand over right away.
The Commemorative Coin Company 25th silver wedding anniversary gift, $19, Etsy.com
Celebrate how far you've come with a print that pays tribute to your very first meeting. This stylish photo art captures the moment your paths first crossed. Framed in the year's traditional color, it's easily one of our favorite silver wedding anniversary gifts.
Patricia Carlin Intersection of Love photo print in Silver, $175, UncommonGoods.com
What is the silver anniversary without a little sparkle? Heart-shaped jewelry is a sweet way of letting your S.O. know you're still just as in love with them as you were the day you tied the knot. These pavé diamond studs are small and understated, but still sparkly enough to make your spouse feel like a million bucks.
Serena Williams Jewelry heart diamond stud earrings in Sterling Silver, $250 for the pair, SerenaWilliamsJewelry.com
Trying to come up with some fun and romantic 25th anniversary ideas? If reserving a table at your favorite restaurant is out of the question, don't worry. There are lots of ways to make a celebration at home feel just as important—like getting dressed up in your best attire. Your other half can finish their ensemble with this smart tie bar engraved with both of your initials, your wedding date or another meaningful message.
Ox & Bull Trading Co. sterling silver engravable tie bar, from $100, Cufflinks.com
Another way to nod to one of the couple's wedding songs? Sound wave art printed on metallic fine art paper or silver-hued aluminum. Who knew silver anniversary gifts could be so sentimental? Have it framed in chic black poplar wood for a display-ready present.
Voice & Sound silver colored metal sound wave print, from $59, Etsy.com
What's more romantic than a single rose? A single rose that's been beautifully preserved and carefully painted to match this milestone's traditional color and metal. Paired with a pretty box for presentation, it's another one of our top 25th wedding anniversary ideas.
The Million Roses single rose in a logo box in Silver, $59, SaksFifthAvenue.com
A minimalist silver chain will be an excellent addition to your S.O.'s everyday wardrobe, especially if they appreciate a little bit of bling. (And if they don't usually wear jewelry, it's never too late to start! Just make sure you pick something that suits your partner's personal style.)
Miansai 2mm sterling silver Cuban chain necklace, $105, BespokePost.com
We're big fans of the commemorative sundials from The Metal Foundry. It's an excellent present, whether you're looking for a 25th anniversary gift for him, her or the couple. This meaningful ornament gives an elegant nod to the silver jubilee they can proudly put on show in their home or backyard.
The Metal Foundry sundial 25th anniversary gift for couples, from $73, Etsy.com
A dainty pendant necklace made from sterling silver and dazzling white crystals will instantly elevate your other half's outfit. The ultimate balance of understated and elegant, it'll look just as stunning as part of their everyday attire as it will paired with evening wear. Bonus: Have it engraved with their initial or a cute icon (think: a heart or infinity symbol) for an extra-special 25th anniversary present.
PDPAOLA Mademoiselle silver necklace, $89, PDPAOLA.com
If your other half is a fan of watches, this stainless steel accessory is a winning gift idea. The allover silver hue and open aperture dial feel sleek and modern, while a self-winding movement inside pays tribute to the classic timepieces of the past. The best part? An exhibition case offers a glimpse into the intricate inner workings.
Bulova Regatta watch, $556, Bulova.com
Feeling really romantic? Give your spouse a pair of silver vow books. When they ask why, tell them that you want to renew your vows! This elegant set is handcrafted with silver silk, making it a fitting 25th anniversary gift for your husband or wife.
Rag & Bone Bindery wedding vow books handmade with silver silk, $60 for a set of 2, Etsy.com
Shopping for a Star Wars fan? Celebrate the special occasion with a cozy night in watching your favorite films from the franchise. While you're at it, present your spouse with this quirky set of sterling silver cuff links modeled after the Millenium Falcon.
Star Wars sterling silver 3D Millennium Falcon cuff links, $250, Cufflinks.com
A picture is worth a thousand words. Fill this silver-plated photo frame with a throwback to their wedding day or a more up-to-date snap of them at their best. Finished with a bow, it's one of the sweetest 25th wedding anniversary gift ideas for couples.
Kate Spade New York Grace Avenue 8x10 frame in Silver, $100, KateSpade.com
If you're looking for more creative 25th anniversary gift ideas, this silver eye mask is certainly an unusual take on the traditional theme. Made with luxuriously soft mulberry silk, it's designed to feel gentle on the skin while promoting a restful night's sleep. Up the ante by planning an entire spa day for your S.O. complete with face masks, massage oils and their favorite beverage.
slip pure silk sleep mask in Silver, $50, Dermstore.com
Coffee, anyone? Streamline the couple's morning routine with a state-of-the-art coffee brewer. This baby will change their life. Bonus: The stainless steel finish gives a nod to the year's unique symbol.
Moccamaster KBG coffee brewer in Polished Silver, $309, Nordstrom.com
Alternative 25-Year Anniversary Gifts
Not sold on silver-themed presents? Don't sweat it. We've got plenty more unique 25th anniversary gift ideas below for spouses, friends and parents alike, from meaningful keepsakes to must-have gadgets.
If 25 years together has resulted in a beautiful home, honor the place that's housed so many memories with a custom letterpress print. It's a thoughtful 25th wedding anniversary gift that'll work for him, her or them.
Minted custom house letterpress portrait art, from $128, Minted.com
From making whipped coffee to banana bread, we've all been spending a little more time in the kitchen lately. For the spouse or couple who's fully embraced their new hobby, you can't go wrong with this deluxe set of spices. Each unique ingredient will be an excellent addition to their pantry, including crystallized ginger, Dutch cocoa powder and Vietnamese cinnamon.
The Spice House baker's deluxe collection, $90, TheSpiceHouse.com
It's time to break out the big guns—and by that we mean the Theragun. This incredible device is everyone's favorite new massage tool for a reason. A customizable speed range allows them to choose a treatment that feels right for them, while the ultra-quiet motor helps to create a relaxing atmosphere. It's something anyone would appreciate, whether you're on the hunt for a memorable 25-year anniversary gift for your wife, husband or the happily married pair.
Therabody Theragun Prime, $299, Theragun.com
Still not sure what to do for the couple's 25th wedding anniversary? You don't have to throw a party for all their nearest and dearest to wish them well. Instead, use Tribute to gather video footage of loved ones you can then edit to create a meaningful montage of anniversary messages that's delivered right to their inbox (or on a keepsake bamboo USB stick). All they need to do is fire up their laptop to watch every heartfelt second.
Tribute collaborative video montage, from $25, Tribute.co
For the person who's accrued something of a watch collection over the years, this engravable wooden stand is a wonderful idea. Pair it with a shiny new silver timepiece (see above), or hand it over as a solo gift for their most cherished accessories. For a sweet finishing touch, have it personalized with a cute pun like "watch this space" or "for always making time for me."
MijMoj Design personalized watch stand for three watches, from $65, Etsy.com
This pretty, handmade smartphone holder is half phone stand and half flower vase—chic and useful. If your spouse likes to keep things organized without compromising on aesthetics, we can't think of a better present than this creative bedside decor.
Heather and Myles Geyman bedside smartphone vase, $32, UncommonGoods.com
A one-of-a-kind cookie cutter is an excellent 25th wedding anniversary gift for parents and friends alike. Imagine the look on their faces when you present the couple with a batch of freshly baked cookies in their likeness! Be sure to give them the custom cookie cutter too so they can recreate the treats whenever they please.
Cookillu couple face portrait cookie cutter, $47, Etsy.com
Cuff links are a smart addition to any formal suit or tux, not to mention an opportunity for your S.O. to show off their personality or carry something sentimental with them wherever they go. This custom set can be made with sand from famous beaches around the world. Have it filled with a little piece of where you married or honeymooned for an especially meaningful gift idea.
Holly Daniels Christensen custom beach cufflinks, from $144, UncommonGoods.com
One of the coolest gadgets to come out of 2020, the PhoneSoap is a sleek little device that safely sanitizes phones using UV-C light in a matter of minutes. The HomeSoap is basically its roomier big brother, with extra space for sanitizing larger items such as tablets and remote controls. Of course, they can still use it to clean their phone, keys, jewelry and other accessories too.
PhoneSoap HomeSoap, $200, PhoneSoap.com
The only thing better than a wine delivery is a monthly wine delivery. Subscription boxes for couples are really having a moment right now, and it's no surprise why—they're the gift that keeps on giving! Sign your favorite duo up to receive a delicious selection of vino right to their door on the regular.
Wine Awesomeness gift membership, from $147, WineAwesomeness.com
Looking for a 25th wedding anniversary gift for your wife, husband or the couple that doubles as a fun experience? We've got the perfect present: virtual cooking lessons. Sur la Table has a variety of online classes to choose from, covering a whole range of cuisines and cooking styles. Encourage the lovebirds to do it together, or if you're shopping for your other half, gift them some well-deserved me-time.
Sur la Table online cooking class, from $29, SurlaTable.com
Let's face it, we've all spent a little more time than usual in loungewear over the past year. If your partner's go-to WFH attire is getting a little worse for wear, it might be time for an upgrade—that's where these gorgeous plush bathrobes come in. Choose between four neutral hues to suit your S.O.'s style.
Parachute classic bathrobe, $99, Parachute.com
Have you ever seen a more stylish decanter set? This Art Deco-inspired glassware includes two whiskey tumblers engraved with "yours" and "mine," as well as a gorgeous decanter that reads: "ours." The icing on the cake? They can use this 25-year wedding anniversary gift to toast future milestones.
Uncommon Goods Yours, Mine and Ours engraved decanter set, $65, UncommonGoods.com
Pay tribute to a quarter of a century together with a keepsake ring made from—you guessed it—a quarter! Pick the location for something extra bespoke. We recommend the state you first met in, your partner's home state or your wedding venue state. This meaningful ring will bring them right back to the moment they said "I do."
Change & Charms US state quarter ring, $30, Etsy.com
Last but not least, what's a celebration without a little music? This super-cool speaker will make commemorating this major milestone at home feel all the more special. Not only that, but it'll be a much-loved addition to the couple's nest, especially if they're music lovers. Convenient voice control makes it easy to use, while the high-quality speaker is designed to sound great in every room—even the bathroom!
Sonos Sonos One, $199, Sonos.com