17 Best 50th Wedding Anniversary Gifts for Couples

October 31, 2019 (0) Comments

17 Best 50th Wedding Anniversary Gifts for Couples

Celebrating a 50th wedding anniversary is a huge milestone for any couple and is an impressive testament of love and strength for both members of the marriage. That’s why choosing perfect 50th wedding anniversary gifts is so important, whether you’re celebrating with your better half or are marking the occasion for a special couple.

What Is the 50th Anniversary Called?

The 50th wedding anniversary is also known as a golden wedding anniversary or a golden anniversary and it’s a very special achievement to celebrate. The golden anniversary got its name from the early days in Northern Europe when traditional saw a husband present to his wife a stunning golden wreath or necklace on their 50th anniversary.

Today the gift tradition for a 50th anniversary is gold and, in this article, we’re going to list some of the best golden anniversary gift ideas to inspire you.

To learn about traditional and modern wedding anniversary gifts by year, check out our anniversary gifts by year guide.

Some of The Best 50th Anniversary Gift Ideas

As mentioned, gold is the theme for both traditional and modern 50th wedding anniversary gifts. This is because it’s a timeless and classic metal. 

Gold is known to represent wisdom, courage, and love that has grown, conquered, and passed through the flames of time. It’s a special metal that’s fitting for a special milestone in a marriage.

Ready to discover some of the best gold-themed gifts? Here are our gift ideas for 50th wedding anniversary.

50th Wedding Anniversary Gifts For Her

Rough Diamond Necklace

a piece of gold necklace with rough diamonds - 50th wedding anniversary gift idea for her

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On a 50th wedding anniversary, you can’t go wrong with a gift of gold jewelry. This stunning diamond gold necklace is a truly unique piece, featuring 48 diamonds on a pretty handmade gold chain that she’ll love.

Enchanted Rose

50th anniversary gift - golden rose

Buy it here ($89.99+)

What could be more romantic than gifting a ‘forever’ gold rose encased in a stunning glass dome? She’ll feel like she’s just stepped out of Beauty and the Beast!

Hand-Forged Metal Rose

iron forged rose with gold spray - cool gift idea for 50th wedding anniversary

Buy it here ($37.32+)

Alternatively, opt for a similar gift with this hand-forged iron-gold rose that can be personalized. It will look perfect sitting on the mantelpiece for everyone to admire.

Keepsake Book Box

keepsake book box - thoughtful 50th wedding anniversary gift

Buy it here ($56.99)

Make her melt with this personalized keepsake book box. Engrave it with both your names and special dates to create a perfect memento for your marriage.

Custom Cutting Board

personalized cutting board - gift idea for 50th wedding anniversary

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Does she love to cook? Then she’ll appreciate this personalized 50th anniversary chopping board to remind her of your love for her every time she cooks up a storm in the kitchen.

Emerald Bracelet

bracelet with emerald and gold chain - 50th anniversary gift for her

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Treat her to this beautiful gold and emerald bracelet, featuring lots of pretty gemstones. It can be personalized with her name or initials to make it even more special, too.

50th Wedding Anniversary Gifts For Him

Cheers and Beers to 50 Years Pint Glass

cheers and beers to 50 years mug - funny gift idea for him on 50 year annivesrary

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Is he a beer-lover? Then he’ll appreciate this beer glass, specially designed to celebrate the 50th wedding anniversary.

Custom Photo Mug

custom photo mug with funny quotes - funny gift idea for couples

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Make him laugh with this adorable matching mug set. You’ll have the rest of the family in hoots of laughter!

Custom Zippo Lighter

gold lighter - 50th anniversary gift for him

Buy it here ($180.00)

Lighters don’t get much fancier than this. This handmade gold metal lighter featuring a gold eagle will be one he certainly won’t want to lose!

Maple Leaf Night Light

night light with golden maple leaf

Buy it here ($45.00)

Add some drama to the home with this stunning night light crafted from a real sugar maple leaf. Preserved in 24 karats antique gold, the leaf still retains its delicate lines and features.

Personalized Socks

personalized socks - practical anniversary gift idea

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You can’t go wrong with the gift of socks, and these personalized cotton socks are very special indeed. Add his initials and he’ll love popping them on under his suit before a big day at work.

50th Wedding Anniversary Gifts For Them

Anniversary Towel Set

embroidered towel set - anniversary gift idea for couples

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Any couple will adore this Mr and Mrs towel set. Personalize the towels with their names, and don’t forget to choose gold for the thread color choice!

Custom Photo Canvas Print

unique 50th anniversary gift idea - custom photo canvas print

Buy it here ($49.95)

Make your favorite couple feel nostalgic with a custom print photo canvas to hang up in the living room. Choose ‘then and now’ photos of when they were younger, along with a more recent photo for a lovely comparison.

Anniversary Pillow Cover

custom linen pillow cover

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This personalized linen pillow will look great sitting in the lounge area. Don’t forget to add the golden anniversary date to mark the occasion! 

24 Days of Tea Advent Calendar

set of tea for 24 days

Buy it here ($32.00)

With Christmas coming up, consider a festive gift for your favorite couple’s 50th anniversary. If they love tea, treat them to this 24-day advent calendar which features a finely sourced blend behind every door.

50th Anniversary Bobbleheads

personalized bobbleheads - fun anniversary gift idea

Buy it here ($155.00)

Give them a giggle with these custom made bobblehead dolls. The designer will cleverly create each figurine using reference from a photograph provided.

Personalized Stoneware Platter

Personalized stoneware platter: vintage anniversary gift idea for couples

Buy it here ($125.00+)

This flawless stoneware platter will look beautiful at any dinner party or get-together. Make it a special anniversary memento by inscribing it with the couple’s names and wedding anniversary date.

If you’re thinking of planning a 50th wedding anniversary celebration for your parents or a special couple, here are some great ideas to treat them to a perfect party.


yellow roses: flower of 50 year wedding anniversary

If you’re still stuck on what to buy for a golden anniversary, one of the best 50th anniversary gifts is yellow roses.

Yellow roses are the traditional flowers for a 50th anniversary. Not only do they closely resemble the color gold, but their lush petals, pretty fragrance, and sunny hue mean they represent the inner light and love of a long, healthy, and prosperous marriage. Plus, who doesn’t love the gift of beautiful flowers?

What to Write in the Anniversary Card

Whether you’re writing a meaningful 50th anniversary card to your partner, or you’re penning one for your parents or a special couple celebrating their golden milestone, you’ll want to get the message right. After all, the 50th wedding anniversary is an important achievement and you want to convey your feelings in a sincere and heartfelt manner.

That’s where we come in to help. To get emotions soaring, here are 14 heartfelt poems for him and her. Make sure there are plenty of tissues at hand when the card is opened though!

Alternatively, for a shorter message than a poem for your beloved wife,  get inspiration from these 50 romantic and funny anniversary quotes for her.

If you need help crafting the perfect 50th wedding anniversary message from start to finish, we can help with that too. Check out our guide to writing the best anniversary wishes, along with plenty of examples.

Ready to Celebrate a 50th Wedding Anniversary?

Whether you’re celebrating a special 50th anniversary milestone with your better half, or a couple close to you are, by choosing one of these 50th wedding anniversary gifts you’re sure to delight.

We suggest choosing a gift that features the gold theme in some way, to truly celebrate the 50th anniversary in the traditional sense.

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