So you've reached the big 30 in marriage. Congratulations! Take this moment to pat yourself on the back because it truly is an achievement.
Of course, this special occasion calls for a gift. One does not merely treat three decades of marriage like an ordinary day. First, let's take a look at the symbols of a 30th wedding anniversary so you can get an idea of what to surprise your partner or a couple celebrating this anniversary.
The traditional symbol for 30 years is the pearl, while the diamond is the modern theme. If you are getting a different kind of gift, something green would be lovely as this is the color for a 30th wedding anniversary.
Before we jump into the gift ideas, let's take a moment to focus on the fact that you have achieved 30 years of marriage.
Getting On To 30 Years Of Marriage
Those who are celebrating this special milestone know that a 30th anniversary gets a lot of mixed reactions. Young couples go, "Awwww" as they look at you hopefully and for inspiration, while those who are single give off a tinge of jealousy and say you and your partner are so lucky to have found each other right off at the bat.
Then there are the divorced from whom you feel a sense of pain as they try to celebrate with you.
Spending forever with someone is not a fairytale. You want to tell your young couple friends that it is hard work while hinting to your single friends that looking hard for The One will not bring any results. Also, you want to tell the divorcee that there have been many times you too wanted to strangle your partner.
In any scenario, 30 years is something to be proud of, and something that should be celebrated. The years may have passed in a blur, or you know you've achieved so much throughout every step of the journey, either way, it's time to make the anniversary special and memorable.
Traditional 30th Anniversary Gift For Husband and For Wife
The sky is truly the limit when getting something for the hubby or wife. You alone could determine what your partner would want. Below are some ideas that could help trim down the gift possibilities.
1. Gucci Pearly GG Marmont Flap Bag
Maybe it's time to get the wife her first (or yet another) luxury bag. It is a fact that women love handbags, no matter the brand, style, or purpose. Bags are to women as cars are to men. Try to catch the hints that she gives as to the latest bag she wants, or maybe it's mentioned in passing that she wishes for that Louis Vuitton bag.
Because it is your 30th wedding anniversary and the traditional theme is pearl, this classic Gucci GG Marmont bag with pearl embellishments is a great gift. The only problem is that it was a limited edition bag and Gucci stores don't sell them anymore.
You can still get them second-hand if you believe your wife won't mind or get something similar.
2. Akoya Cultured Pearl Double Halo Stud Earrings
You can never go wrong with jewelry. Think pearls to make the gift traditional. The pearl is the timeless diamond, after all. Women love them equally. To keep things genuinely classic, pearl earrings are a must.
There is just something so feminine and lady-like with pearls. Women wearing pearls have a regal air to them. These pearl stud earrings will compliment your lady's beauty perfectly.
Ziegfeld Collection Pearl Earrings
If you genuinely want to go for the simple yet chic pearl earrings but under a budget, this Tiffany pair will surely wow the wife.
3. Rolex Oyster Perpetual
A timeless watch is a gift that your hubby will love and accept, regardless of the piece. Men love watches. This addiction is at the same level as cars and getting one for the love of your life is a sweet gesture to celebrate your 30 years together.
A timeless watch with sentimental and investment value is the gift for 30th anniversary. Whether your husband is a watch collector or not, the Rolex Oyster Perpetual speaks on your perpetual love of each other.
Traditional 30th Anniversary Gift For Parents
Finding a gift for parents celebrating their 30th wedding anniversary could be a little more tricky because they have everything! Aside from the awesome children, who are the best gifts, our parents don't usually air out what they want. This is where creativity and extra observation come into play.
4. Men's Pearl Cufflinks
Cufflinks may seem like a subtle and not garish gift for women, but men perceive it as a status symbol. Give your father this thoughtful gift he will like.
These cufflinks were made for the Wall Street tycoon and everyday executives. It goes well with any business suit to remind your dad of you every time he fidgets with his outfit. The pearl and silver give the design a heightened sense of style, for an affordable price.
5. Brazilian stone serving platter
Something artsy is another excellent gift for parents celebrating their pearl anniversary.
Nothing speaks luxurious than natural stone made into everyday utensils. It may be on the expensive side, but all worth it. This platter, made with a stone that has the hue of a pearl and bordered with 24-karat gold and sterling silver will make an elegant tabletop décor. The platter is also a conversation starter for your parents' guests as each piece is handmade by master craftsmen in Brazil who polish rare stones into something so beautiful.
When at a loss for a gift, think of your parents' hobbies and favorite pastimes. If they like to lounge with a cup of wine and good conversation, then the wine is an excellent choice for a gift.
Feel free to get them their favorite bottle and add on these wine pearls created by a pair of wine aficionados. Say goodbye to an ice bucket and enjoy your wine at their ideal sipping temperatures with a touch of class.
Great Modern 30th Anniversary Gift Ideas For Husband And Wife
When it comes to modern gifts for a 30th wedding anniversary, diamonds are the theme. Below are some ideas that could help send you in the right direction.
The missus might enjoy a day of pampering with a facial and spa at a high-end salon. Try to look through their products and services and more often than not, you would stumble upon a diamond peel, scrub, serum, and the like.
8. Flyweight Quilted Jacket
Another thoughtful gift, especially when in-season, is a coat or jacket.
It may not be a diamond, per se, but a quilted design counts. This perfectly handsome jacket has a quilted construction and classic equestrian styling. He would look dashing in one.
Diamonds and shoes? Yes, please.
Every woman should have a pair of Louboutins, and these pumps embellished with Swarovski crystals will make your wife's eyes pop out in awe. It may be high-heeled but absolutely comfortable to wear.
Modern 30th Anniversary Gift Ideas For Parents
When looking for a gift for the parents, just think diamonds and something they don't have yet
10. Ornamental tree
A decorative piece to add to the house is always a welcomed gift.
It's shiny; it's beautiful, it's modern – check! This ornamental tree would boost the beauty and elegance of any section of a house, perhaps the foyer?
11. Alana 8in bowl
If the natural stone option didn't suit you or your parents' style, how about a crystal centerpiece?
This handcrafted bowl showcase distinctive Caro cutting with deep-sided shape and reassuring weight and clarity of pure crystals. This is a classic and timeless gift that can style any table or counter-top.
It may not be something with diamonds, but this gift is a modern one. Parents love receiving gifts from their children, and there is an added sweet tough if it's something useful for the house. May it be a new microwave, refrigerator or television, look for an appliance in your parents' home that needs upgrading and surprises them with a new one.
Wedding gifts, although exciting to jump into, can lead to much confusion and distress, especially if you don't have a clue as to what to get your loved ones. Hopefully, the pearl and diamond-themed suggestions above shed some light on what you could purchase for them!