A Guide to Finding the Perfect 60th Anniversary Gift

  • BY Joe Palinsky
  • October 26, 2019
A Guide to Finding the Perfect 60th Anniversary Gift

Being married for 60 years is no small accomplishment. Staying with your significant other for so long is a testament to the bond you share and the adventures life has thrown your way. As your anniversary approaches, you may find yourself struggling to find the perfect 60th anniversary gift. The trick is selecting a present that helps to fully capture the importance of this milestone event and all that has lead to it. To get started, consider these tips and find the ideal 60th anniversary gift ideas for your big day.

60th wedding anniversary gift

1. What is the 60th Anniversary?

Also referred to as the “diamond anniversary,” your 60th year with your significant other is a big deal. In fact, the idea of celebrating this milestone was first practiced by a queen. After Queen Victoria celebrated her Diamond Jubilee, people all over found it fashionable to commemorate this event with elegance. Because not all couples make it to this milestone, most of the symbols and meaning surrounding the 60th anniversary have to do with endurance, strength, and having an unconquerable bond.


2. 60th Anniversary Wedding Symbols 

Considered one of the strongest and most durable substances on the planet, it comes as no surprise that diamond is the symbol associated with 60th wedding anniversaries. It is not only the symbol of traditional and contemporary 60th wedding anniversary gifts, but it is also its gemstone. When selecting the right present for your significant other, it can be useful to incorporate diamonds into the equation.

You can get a bit creative with this idea. Instead of selecting a colorless diamond for a piece of anniversary jewelry, consider one that boasts shades of red or blue. Refer to an Anniversary Guide for a more in-depth look at the symbols and how to use them in your gift. 

3. 60th Anniversary Gifts Ideas

Gift for Him

Vintage Square Diamond Shape Cufflinks 

If your husband isn’t the kind of person who wears gemstones often, so these vintage square diamond shape cufflinks may be the perfect way to incorporate the diamond symbol in your anniversary gift. These durable accessories are a classic gift idea with a timeless feel.

60th anniversary gift ideas - Cufflinks

Personalized Pocket Watch

A watch is a gift most men will appreciate. Put a unique spin on this idea by presenting your husband with a personalized pocket watch.

Personalized Pocket Watch

The Wine Savant World Decanter

For the wine aficionado in your life, you may want to consider The Wine Savant World Decanter. This gorgeous handcrafted item features a diamond pattern that keeps your gift in-theme.

The Wine Savant World Decanter

Vintage 1960s Diamond Necktie

As you get older, fashion trends become less important. This Vintage 1960s Diamond Necktie is a stylish gift that harkens back to youthful years.  

60th anniversary gift - necktie

Gardener’s Tool Seat

The handyman in your life is sure to appreciate a gardener’s tool seat. This gift offers a place to store tools and rest while working outside. 

Gardener’s Tool Seat

Gift for Her

Diamond Opal Bracelet

Made with genuine raw diamonds, this Diamond Opal Bracelet is a fetching way to show your wife you care. Incorporate your bride’s birthstone to add a special touch to this 60th anniversary gift idea.

60th wedding anniversary gift ideas - bracelet

Raw Diamond Ring

A ring is a classic anniversary gift to consider. This raw diamond ring incorporates the symbol of this milestone event in an elegant design.

Raw Diamond Ring

Diamond Stud Earrings

Diamond Stud Earrings are another lovely idea when your wife appreciates jewelry. These gorgeous earrings help create an effortless style.  

Diamond Stud Earrings

Flower Necklace

Looking for a piece that is a little more unique? Consider this Flower Necklace and incorporate a personal touch your wife will adore. 

Flower necklace

Soy Wax Candle

A little something for the home is another wonderful factor to consider to select your present. This Soy Wax Candle is a beautiful gesture that boasts an important message. Soy Wax Candle

60th Wedding Anniversary Gift Ideas for Parents

You also may be looking to purchase something for your parents who are approaching this milestone. There are plenty of exciting  60th wedding anniversary gift ideas for parents to show mom and dad how much you care.

60th Anniversary Cutting Board

Your parents have prepared and eaten countless meals together. A 60th Anniversary Cutting Board with personalized details is a lovely addition to a kitchen that has seen many memories.

60th wedding anniversary gift ideas for parents - Cutting Board

Personalized Faux Bois Vase

A Personalized Faux Bois Vase may also be the perfect fit for celebrating the 60th anniversary of your parents. Have the initials of your parents engraved on this vase to maximize its potential. 

Personalized Faux Bois Vase

Personalized Engraved Glass Plaque

The gift you give will send a certain message. Find the perfect way to say “I love you” with a Personalised Engraved Glass Plaque.

Glass plaque

Personalized Cutlery Set

A practical gift can also be a great option. This Personalized Cutlery Set is a sentimental present that can be put to good use when guests come to call. 

Personalized Cutlery Set

60th Wedding Anniversary Gift Ideas for Grandparents

Grandkids might also want to buy a present to celebrate the occasion. These 60th wedding anniversary gift ideas for grandparents are a great way to include your little ones.

Grandparents Grandma and Grandpa Custom Mugs

Whether grandma and grandpa like drinking coffee or tea, a personalized mug can be a lovely gift from kids. Grandparents Grandma and Grandpa Custom Mugs are a simple and sweet idea.

60th wedding anniversary gift ideas for grandparents - Custom Mugs - Custom Mugs

Custom Engraved Wood Spoons 

Many grandchildren spend time baking with their grandparents. A Custom Engraved Wood Spoons is a gift that showcases how much those memories are cherished. 

Engraved Wood Spoons

Personalized Anniversary Photo Pillow

A picture is a gift that can say a lot. Instead of the traditional picture in a frame, consider a personalized anniversary photo pillow and take your 60th anniversary gift idea to the next level. 

Personalized Anniversary Photo Pillow

Wedding Anniversary Photo Canvas Gift

Another clever way to give a photo as a gift is with a Wedding Anniversary Photo Canvas Gift. Simply customize the message, select a picture, and present a gift that grandparents will adore. 

60th wedding anniversary gift ideas for grandparents - Canvas

4. Diamond Anniversary Wishes on Greeting Card

No gift is complete without a greeting card. When you’re attending an event to celebrate a 60th wedding anniversary, what you write in the card is important. Exploring a guide to write anniversary wishes can help give you a better idea of how you should craft your message. Including sentimental anniversary quotes and poems about love can be a lovely finishing touch. Consider these ideas to discover the right words for your card.

From Family Members and Friend

  • “Your relationship is a source of strength to others.”
  • “Watching your love grow has been a reward of our friendship.
  • “The example of your love has inspired our own in many ways.”

From a Child

  • “I’m forever grateful you two met and fell in love.”
  • “Thanks for giving me the best example of a true partnership.”
  • “Happy you beat the odds and came out on top!”

From a Grandchild

  • “Grandparents like you make the world a brighter place.”
  • “Thanks for providing me with a home away from home.”
  • “I’m a living example of how far your love stretches into the future.”

Celebrating Your Diamond Anniversary

Whether you’re looking for a 60th anniversary gift for your grandparents, parents, or significant other, there are many options to consider. Find a gift that shows your appreciation and celebrate this milestone event in the best way possible.



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