20th wedding anniversary gifts

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

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Check out our guide to finding the perfect 20th wedding anniversary gift for your loved one.

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 daylily gracing the anniversary.

What you need to know about 20th wedding anniversary gifts


Gift inspiration

Jewellery gifts
Cleo Loop Pendant - White Glazed Porcelain with Platinum Lustre detail
Cleo Loop Pendant - White Glazed Porcelain with Platinum Lustre detail

Etsy

Revere Sterling Silver Heart Pendant 18 Inch Necklace
Revere Sterling Silver Heart Pendant 18 Inch Necklace

Argos

Rolex Oyster pPerpetual Yacht-master 37 - Oystersteel & platinum
Rolex Oyster pPerpetual Yacht-master 37 - Oystersteel & platinum

Goldsmiths

Love Silver & Emerald Heart Stud Earrings
Love Silver & Emerald Heart Stud Earrings

John Greed Jewellery

Labradorite necklace, sterling silver, 14k gold filled, drop necklace
Labradorite necklace, sterling silver, 14k gold filled, drop necklace

Etsy

Tableware gifts
Royal Doulton Pacific Porcelain Dinnerware Set, Splash, 16 Pieces
Royal Doulton Pacific Porcelain Dinnerware Set, Splash, 16 Pieces

John Lewis & Partners

Earl Grey Chatsford 6-Cup Teapot
Earl Grey Chatsford 6-Cup Teapot

Whittard of Chelsea

Woodland Floral Mugs - Set of 4
Woodland Floral Mugs - Set of 4

John Lewis & Partners

Home gifts
Personalised Vintage Style Cushion Cover
Personalised Vintage Style Cushion Cover

Not on the High Street

Food and flowers gifts
Champagne & Belgian Chocolates Gift Set
Champagne & Belgian Chocolates Gift Set

Interflora


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.

Is tradition the way to go?

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 jewellery 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.

Platinum is a modern theme. You have plenty of gift ideas to work with when it comes to platinum, jewellery 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 it in a platinum coloured wrapping paper. If you wish to include gemstones or another colour to your gift, choose emerald as this is the stone for this celebration.

Whether you’re buying the gift for the love of your life, or for your parents, neighbours, 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.


Top gift retailers

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. We make this part easy by giving you 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.

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