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30th wedding anniversary gifts

How to find the best gifts to celebrate a 30th anniversary

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The 30th wedding anniversary may not be “golden,” but it is pearly. Yes, as you may have guessed, pearls are the official traditional gift of this anniversary.

There’s 30 years of love, friendship and unity to celebrate, which is nothing short of impressive. Make sure you give proper attention to the occasion with these great gift ideas.

30 of the ultimate 30th wedding anniversary gifts

UGG Two-Piece Cashmere Scarf and Eye Mask Travel Gift Set:
UGG Two-Piece Cashmere Scarf and Eye Mask Travel Gift Set:

Saks Off Fifth

Clive Christian Noble Collection Gift Set
Clive Christian Noble Collection Gift Set

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igourmet 13pc Connoisseurs Meat & Cheese Gift Set
igourmet 13pc Connoisseurs Meat & Cheese Gift Set

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Picnic at Ascot Coffee Tote Gift Set for 2

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Mariposa String of Pearls Sectional Server
Mariposa String of Pearls Sectional Server

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Splendid Freshwater Pearls 14K 8-8.5mm Freshwater Pearl Necklace
Splendid Freshwater Pearls 14K 8-8.5mm Freshwater Pearl Necklace

Rue La La

Wusthof Classic Ikon 7-Piece Walnut Block Knife Set
Wusthof Classic Ikon 7-Piece Walnut Block Knife Set

Amazon

Frieling USA Stainless Steel French Press Coffee Maker
Frieling USA Stainless Steel French Press Coffee Maker

Amazon

A Dozen Red Roses With Bear and Godiva Chocolates
A Dozen Red Roses With Bear and Godiva Chocolates

JustFlowers

Olivia Burton Big Dial Leather Strap Watch, 38mm
Olivia Burton Big Dial Leather Strap Watch, 38mm

Nordstrom

Star Wars Han Solo and Leia
Star Wars Han Solo and Leia "I love you, I know" Print

Amazon

Trisha Yearwood Royal Precious Metals 10 Piece Non-Stick Ceramic Cookware Set
Trisha Yearwood Royal Precious Metals 10 Piece Non-Stick Ceramic Cookware Set

Amazon

Personalized Etched 64oz Glass Beer Growler
Personalized Etched 64oz Glass Beer Growler

Amazon

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

Amazon

Personalized Maple and Walnut Wood Cutting Board
Personalized Maple and Walnut Wood Cutting Board

Amazon

His Side Her Side Couple Pillowcase Set
His Side Her Side Couple Pillowcase Set

AliExpress

Ddiarte 'cat couple' canvas art - 12
Ddiarte 'cat couple' canvas art - 12" x 2" x 19"

Macy's

More gift ideas

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30thPearlDiamondPearlLily
  • Pearls are unique because they grow in mollusks and oysters. There are two types: artificial and natural pearls. Artificially pearls are most commonly used in jewelry-making and are purposely created in a lab, while natural pearls are, as the name suggests, created naturally by the species.
  • Non-traditional gifts like tickets to a concert or to see their favorite sports team, a paid adventure trip or vacation, or even household goods like a new appliance.
  • Lilies are majestic and beautiful flowers. They are also the signature flower for the 30th anniversary. This flower symbolizes many things, mainly because it comes in different types and colors. For example, white lilies are symbolic of modesty while orange lilies signify passion. Just like roses, lilies signify love and make a good accompaniment for any gift.
  • Diamonds are the modern gift and, unlike pearls, are quite strong and do not need much care.

Gift-giving tips for husband and wife

For him: gifts for your husband
When it comes to your husband, the gift ideas do not have to be limited to the traditional or modern themes. Men are often more particular and they prefer gifts that they can use. A new tennis racket, golf clubs, or even a motorcycle jacket could be great gifts, depending on his interests. If you wish to stick with official gifts, you could get him a diamond-encrusted watch or pearl cufflinks.
For her: gifts for your wifeAt this stage in your marriage, you already know what your partner’s preference and style is. When choosing a gift for your wife, you want a gift that says you love her now more than ever and one that signifies your time spent together.

You could also choose a gift that’s nostalgic, like a recreation of your first date, or a second honeymoon. Of course, jewelry never fails to impress. We suggest going with the official themes and choosing diamonds or pearls.

Gifts for your parents’ 30th anniversary

Your parents are celebrating 30 years of commitment: that’s no small feat. Help them celebrate their achievement and their love for each other with a gift they’ll cherish and keep.

30th anniversary party ideas

If you’re planning a 30th anniversary, you might feel overwhelmed trying to pull off the perfect event. Try not to stress: remember it’s really about the couple being able to celebrate with their friends and family.

You can try incorporating pearls, the official gift of this anniversary, into your party plans. There are tons of pearl themed decor items available for this purpose.

There’s always the nostalgic route as well. You could recreate the couple’s wedding toast or cake cutting just by picking up some champagne flutes or a small white cake.

Whatever you decide to do, keep your focus on the couple and you’ll be sure to have an excellent party.

Top retailers for 30th wedding anniversary gifts

Now that you know the type of gifts you’d like to buy a loved one for the 30th anniversary, it’s time to look for them. Here are some top retailers to shop to get the gift-buying juices flowing:

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