A 25th wedding anniversary party is a wonderful occasion to celebrate a couple who have enjoyed married life for a number of years that would equate to forever to today’s society. The 25th wedding anniversary is silver anniversary, so if you’re planning a party or just attending one, keep this mind.
Our guess is that you came here for ideas about 25th wedding anniversary gifts and we’re going to help you out the best we can. We’ve had some success in putting out some great 50th wedding anniversary gift ideas and also 40th wedding anniversary gift ideas and it was only natural that we would recommend gifts for a 25th wedding anniversary.
Depending on your budget, we’ve got it all: cheap but interesting and useful gifts and also a few pricier gift ideas, for those who can afford it. According to the statistics, the typical couple who is celebrating their 25th anniversary is in their late 40’s or early 50’s, so they’re basically still young and vibrant. They have children who have gone away, so they’ve got the whole house to themselves and they’ve entered a second youth, so get them something they’ll be excited about: a piece of fine silver, something for the house, something that will enrich their lives or an object that will celebrate their love and time spent together. Without further ado, here are our 20 recommendations (we’ve also put an Amazon purchase link, so that you can buy the product you like in a matter of seconds)!
20. Stamped Angel Coin Sterling Silver Key Ring
Go with tradition and get the couple silver on their 25th wedding anniversary. This small and inexpensive sterling silver key ring will remind them of their great accomplishment every time they use their keys. The products are hand crafted in Rhode Island and the charm in 1’’x3/4’’. What’s great about this particular product is that you can actually tell it’s been hand crafted.
19. Sterling Silver James Bond Money Clip
Another lovely silver gift, make sure you buy two products instead of one. A sterling silver money clip is very useful and classy, but if you want to get them something more modern and unique, we suggest you choose this sterling silver paper clip. Yes, it looks like a paper clip, but it’s actually a money clip. The couple will love it!
18. 5 Piece Silver Ashley Coffee Set
This coffee set will be the death if us! We simply love it! Look at how elegant and opulent it is. This is how gifts for a 25th wedding anniversary should look like! It is made of silver plated material and it consists of tray with handles, coffee pot, teapot, a sugar and creamer containers. You should hurry, though, it’s 62% off these days and you can get it for only 205 bucks!
17. Artland Oasis Distressed Galvanized Steel Party Station
This party station is perfect for the couple who loves to entertain guests. It would fit perfectly with any garden or on any patio. It is sturdy and rests on a three legged stand, is made of galvanized steel and it is hand finished to achieve that wonderful weathered look. We’ve searched online for something similar and cheaper, but the bad reviews of others made us come back to this one.
16. Mariposa “Eat, drink & be married” Tray
How beautiful is this tray? It is simply superb! We think this would take the cake of 25th wedding anniversary gifts! Its dimensions are 13.75″l X 5.75″w and it would look great in any house. It also keeps in tone with the metal and color of the anniversary and it can be used for special occasions or every day for breakfast. Why not? You only live once!
15. Exerpeutic 1000Xl Heavy Duty Magnetic Ellipticals with Pulse
Get this gift for the couple who loves to work out or for a couple who wants to get in shape. It is one of the most inexpensive ellipticals out there and it will fit nicely in any time. It has an easy to read large LCD window display that will tell you the distance, calories that you burned and also the speed and time. Best of all, it’s quiet as a mouse!
14. A Brief History of Time – Stephen Hawking (Paperback)
Price: $11.11 (paperback)
Stephen Hawkings’ A Brief History of Time is a must read at any age. Even if you’re not a science buff, you’ll find this book easy to understand. It deals with questions such as how did this universe began and does time always flow forwards and does the universe have boundaries or does his hold other dimensions? It’s a book everyone needs to have in their libraries!
13. The Gift, 2007 by Maggie Hasbrouck
A lovely print by Maggie Hasbrouck – an artist who does high quality prints on acid free 100% cotton-rag paper, it is based on her painting The Gift. This wonderful piece can be a lovely gift for a 25th anniversary which is in itself a gift and this piece of contemporary American art is the perfect way to celebrate that. The print is 13’’ in height and 12’’ in width.
12. Hand Stamped Jewelry – SINGLE TAG – One Sterling Silver TAG – Personalized Jewelry
These lovely silver tags make great and inexpensive gifts for a 25th wedding anniversary. Customize them as you wish and we’ll assure you the couple will love them. They can be used as pendants, to hand on key chains and even charms for bracelets. They’re made of sterling silver and they come without a chain.
11. Sony HDRCX240/B Video Camera with 2.7-Inch LCD (Black)
The Sony camcorder may be a little pricey, but it makes for a wonderful gift. It’s a state-of-the-art model with a 29.8 mm wide angle Carl Zeiss Lens, 27x Optical/54x Clear Image Zoom and it shoots in full HD 1920×1080 and has a 9.2 MP Exmor Sensor. The couple’s holidays won’t be the same again!
10. UniFlame WAD820SP 34-Inch Slate & Marble Firepit with Copper Accents
One of the best 25th wedding anniversary gifts out there, this lovely fire pit will fit in any garden, even a small one. It’s great for people who love spending time outside the house and who can’t afford to do it as much as they’d like. The black porcelain bowl is 22’’ in diameter and the fire pit is made from slate and marble; it weighs 58 pounds and it was a 1 year limited warranty.
9. Avanti 12 Bottle Wine Cooler
Any self-respecting house needs a wine cooler! Some need more, it’s not just a fancy thing to have in your home, it’s something you need to have if you’re serious about wine. It needs to be treated with respect; this particular model stores up to 12 wine bottles, vertical storage for up to 4 bottles, it has no vibration, so the bottle sediment will not be disturbed. The black cabinet with platinum accents is a guarantee that it will fit perfectly in any home.
Price: $86.99 (blu-ray)
If they’re in their 40’s and 50’s then they’ve caught the whole Star Wars craze. If you know they like Star Wars then this gift is something they NEED to have. The quality is superb and this set includes all the episodes: Star Wars: Episode I The Phantom Menace, Star Wars: Episode II Attack of the Clones, Episode III Revenge of the Sith, Star Wars: Episode IV A New Hope, Star Wars: Episode V The Empire Strikes Back and Star Wars: Episode VI Return of the Jedi. It also includes audio commentary from archival interview with the cast and crew.
7. Mad Men: Seasons 1-6
Price: $108.49 (blu-ray)
We think any couple should have a TV series that they watch together. And Man Men is perfect for the couple who are celebrating their 25th wedding anniversary. It is set in 1960 New York and presents the life and work of ad men and women with Don Draper in the center of it all. We guarantee the couple will immerse themselves in this series and will thank you for weeks!
6. Table for Two – The Cookbook for Couples Paperback by Warren Caterson
Price: $17.95 (paperback)
This cookbook is for couples only. It will teach a couple how to synchronize in the kitchen, how to create recipes that they will then enjoy together. 235 classic and new recipes await a couple who loves to spend time together and do new and exciting things; the ingredients used are fresh and they can be found in any supermarket, so there’s no fuss when it comes to this book.
5. Sweet Sensations Cookie, Candy and Treats Gift Basket
One of the most appropriate 25th wedding anniversary gifts is a gift basket! This particular one is absolutely gorgeous – the superb basket is framed with greenery and finished with a bow. Inside, discover a large variety of Sweet Sensations that will delight the couple for days if not weeks! Get this gift for those who love to enjoy life, food and sweets.
4. Couple Matching Cases for iPhone
These inexpensive and funky iPhone 5s, 6, 6 Plus, iPod touch 5 protector cases will give any couple an edge. They’ll protect their cellphones against scratches and dust and look stylish while doing it. The cases are made from a high quality plastic material.
3. Picnic Backpack Cooler w/ Blanket For Two (Black)
Forget the picnic basket, these are modern times and they require a picnic backpack! One of the most useful gifts for a 25th wedding anniversary, this backpack has everything one needs for the perfect picnic: two stainless steel spoons, forks and knives, a wood cutting board, a cheese knife, spill-proof salt and pepper shakes and two melamine plates. Get this gift for the outdoorsy couple!
2. Classic Italian Sterling Silver Plain Frames for Photos
A sterling silver picture frame is something any couple needs in their home, especially one that is celebrating their 25th wedding anniversary. We know it’s a bit expensive, but it’s well worth it. You can get a couple of friends to chip in, if you’d like! It is Italian and the back is made from veneer wooden mahogany. Go all the way and engrave it for them, the service is available.
1. One of the Best 25th Wedding Anniversary Gifts – Kindle Paperwhite
As mentioned at the beginning of our article, the people who are celebrating their 25th wedding anniversary are still young, so our guess is that they would love to get a Kindle as an anniversary gift. This particular new model, the Kindle Paperwhite, has no screen glare in bright sunlight and can be read with one hand. The battery lasts for weeks, even a month and at this price, it’s a bargain. If you’re afraid they’ll fight over it, you can get them two and really get on their good side.
Did any of our 20 25th wedding anniversary gifts catch your attention? What do you think make good gifts for a 25th wedding anniversary? Do you know someone who’s been married for 25 years? What gift would they enjoy from our list?