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20th wedding anniversary gifts | Find that unique gift that says “I care” February 2018

If you’re seeking help on what to get your spouse, family member or friend for their 20th wedding anniversary, you are in the right place.

Feeling the pressure to find the right gift to celebrate 20 years of marriage? To help, we’ve gathered our top picks for gifts to give your wife or husband. And, gifts for friends to give the couple too.

The significance of 20th wedding anniversaries

Traditionally, the 20th anniversary was celebrated with china but in modern days, the official gift is platinum. If you’re looking to gift your loved one with a gemstone, look no further than the emerald. And when it comes to flowers? We have the beautiful day lily gracing the anniversary.

Gift ideas for your wife

14K WG 1.75 carats emerald diamond pendant
Amazon
Platinum-Dipped Real Rose
Amazon
Love necklace with 'I Love You' in 120 languages
Amazon
Long-stemmed Calla Lilies
Organic Bouquet
The Honest Company Face & Body Lotion
Nordstrom
Echo Plus
Amazon

It's a gift she gets to open every month from Birchbox

New beauty samples arriving at your door every month? It's an easy Yes! Giving the gift of a monthly Birchbox will put a smile on her face.

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Gift ideas for your husband

Personalized flask with initial engraved
Amazon
Fitbit Surge fitness superwatch
Amazon
Rocky Patel Platinum Limited Edition Cigar
JR Cigar
The Secret of Golf
Amazon
Corkcicle Whiskey Wedge
Amazon
Majestic International Cotton Pajamas
Nordstrom

Race Car Driving Experiences

Gift them an experience that they will never forget -- from Race a Ferrari to Drive a NASCAR.

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Gift ideas for the couple

Personalized 20th anniversary photo frame
Amazon
Personalized 'Our Story' family sign
Amazon
Gift Them A Year Of Wine
Martha Stewart Wine Co
Give them a concert experience they'll never forget
SeatGeek
20th wedding anniversary wall plaque
Amazon
Happy Anniversary adorable hearts wine glass
Amazon
Personalized Family Tree & Lovebirds Canvas Wall ...
Amazon
Long-stemmed Calla Lilies
Organic Bouquet
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More ideas around the 20th wedding anniversary theme

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Let’s start with the traditional theme: china. China symbolizes elegance, delicate beauty, subtle strength and inherent love. Contrary to what many people believe, gifts of china don’t have to be expensive. There are plenty of china tea sets, sculptures and jewelry boxes that can be bought at pocket-friendly prices. You could also offer a nice dinner at a good Chinese restaurant as your gift or if you have deep pockets, a trip to the country.

The ultimate 20th wedding anniversary gift from Tours4fun

Take a 6-day tour of China for your wedding anniversary - grottos, cliff carvings, temples and more. Take your long-time love on a trip that won't soon be forgotten.

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Platinum is the modern theme. You have plenty of gift ideas to work with when it comes to platinum, jewelry being one of them. Don’t despair, as there are inexpensive options out there, for example platinum coated flowers. For music lovers, you may wish to consider buying an album that went platinum or, to make it that much more special, look for an album that went platinum in the year of the marriage. This would make quite a nostalgic and well thought-out gift. Extra bonus points if it’s an artist they’re a fan of.

For flowers, the daylily is the customary anniversary choice. Combine this with china or platinum gifts, or decorate in it in a platinum colored wrapping paper. If you wish to include gemstones, or another color, to your gift, choose emerald as this is the stone for this celebration.

20th wedding anniversary gift giving tips

  • Be creative with the traditional and modern-day anniversary themes. In this case, it’s china and platinum, respectively. For example, if the couple loves to decorate, you could buy pieces they could use for their interior decor such as an antique Chinese lamp.
  • Don’t forget to assess your budget to identify what sort of mementos you can afford. It’s important to note that your gift doesn’t have to be an expensive one. The thought and the sentiment is by far more important. Enclosing a personal note from the heart with the gift is an extra touch that won’t go unnoticed.
  • Select gifts that bring back memories. A memory book that goes back over the 20 years is a touching gift to present to your spouse. Add a few blank pages for the years to come!
  • Experience gifts tend to be the most exciting. You could treat the couple to a night out or sign them up for a fun and short Chinese cooking lesson. You also could treat your spouse to a spa retreat.

Lenox Pearl Platinum Collection - China Dinnerware Set from Macy's

When was the last time the couple updated their dinnerware? Combining elements both modern and vintage, this china set is a classy gift.

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Top retailers to search for gifts

Now that you know the type of gifts you’d like to buy a loved one for the 20th anniversary, it’s time to look for them. Finder.com makes this part easy, bestowing you with access to quality, thoughtful gifts from the comforts of your home.

It’s important to prepare for your gift-buying exercise early as you’ll find that it actually helps you discover great gifts which you can buy with minimum stress. It’s also provides you with time to order something special from an international retailer, which can take extra days to arrive due to distance. Many retailers have deals and discounts over a certain period, so while researching keep the items you’re considering in mind and jump on them if they discount down. Also, keep an eye out for retailers that offer free shipping services with your purchase, like many of finder.com’s current merchants.

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Summary

Whether you’re buying the gift for the love of your life, or for your parents, neighbors, friends or family members, you’ll be surprised to learn that there are plenty of gift ideas befitting your purpose. If there’s only two things you remember when buying for the 20th anniversary, it’s that platinum and china are the base themes. Where you take those is up to you.

Mary Brown

Mary Brown is the Shopping Publisher for finder.com. She enjoys finding ways to save and sharing those tips with others. An avid adventurer, she explores the world in her free time (and is always looking for a good deal).

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