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

Can’t decide what to get your spouse, family member or friend for their 20th wedding anniversary? You’re 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

The 20th anniversary is traditionally celebrated with china. The modern gift suggestion from the gift list cultivated by librarians in Chicago is platinum. If you’re looking to give your loved one something that sparkles, look no further than the emerald, the official gemstone of the 20th anniversary. And when it comes to flowers? Don’t forget to pick up some beautiful asters.

20th anniversary flower

Like we mentioned, the aster is the flower that traditionally represents a 20th anniversary. This beautiful bloom symbolizes wisdom and good fortune. For a couple to stay married 20 years, they must have a little of both! Asters are a beautiful star-shaped flower that come in a variety of colors.

For her: Gift ideas for your wife

After 20 years together, we’re sure you know her best, but here are just a few ideas to get you started.

Love necklace with 'I Love You' in 120 languages
Love necklace with 'I Love You' in 120 languages

Amazon

It's a gift she gets to open every month

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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For him: Gift ideas for your husband

Is he still impossible to buy for after all this time? Get inspired by these ideas.

Rocky Patel Platinum Limited Edition Cigar
Rocky Patel Platinum Limited Edition Cigar

JR Cigar

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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

Help your friends celebrate this milestone in their life with a thoughtful gift.

Give them a concert experience they'll never forget
Give them a concert experience they'll never forget

SeatGeek

Happy Anniversary adorable hearts wine glass
Happy Anniversary adorable hearts wine glass

Amazon

Personalized Family Tree & Lovebirds Canvas Wall Art
Personalized Family Tree & Lovebirds Canvas Wall Art

Amazon

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More about the 20th wedding anniversary

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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 purchased at budget-friendly prices. Try shopping online to find china sets for less than a traditional store or antique shop.

The ultimate 20th wedding anniversary gift

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, decided by librarians at the Chicago Public Library. You have plenty of gift ideas to work with when it comes to platinum, including jewelry. Don’t worry, less expensive options are available, like platinum coated flowers. For music lovers, you could consider buying an album that went platinum or, to make it that much more special, an album that went platinum the year the couple was married. This would be quite a nostalgic and thoughtful gift. Extra bonus points if it’s an artist they’re a fan of.

For flowers, the aster 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. It’s the stone for the 20th anniversary.

20th wedding anniversary gift giving tips

  • Be creative with the traditional and modern-day anniversary themes. In this case, they are china and platinum, respectively.
  • Don’t forget to assess your budget to decide what 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 cooking lesson. You also could treat your spouse to a spa retreat.
Lenox Pearl Platinum Collection - China Dinnerware Set

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 by giving you with access to quality, thoughtful gifts from the comforts of your home.

If you start early, you’ll find great gifts which you can buy with minimum stress. You’ll also have plenty of time to order something extra 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 get marked down. Also, keep an eye out for retailers that offer free shipping services with your purchase, like many of our current partners.

Here are some ideas to get you started:

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Mary Brown

Mary Brown is the shopping publisher for finder.com, helping readers get the most bang for their buck — no matter what they're looking to buy. She has a passion for finding ways to save money and sharing those tips with anyone who will listen. An avid adventurer, she explores the world in her free time (and is always looking for a good deal).

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    SherrelApril 11, 2018

    Hi Mary
    My husband and I are celebrating our 20th anniversary this year. Would you kindly share ideas of gifts that I could give him.

    Regards
    Sherrel

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      joelmarceloApril 12, 2018Staff

      Hi Sherrel,

      Thanks for leaving a question on finder.

      Happy anniversary! You can check out our gift ideas above or you can also go HERE for other gift ideas he will surely love. :)

      Cheers,
      Joel

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