If you’re getting ready for your 20th wedding anniversary, the team here at thortful would like to wish you congratulations on reaching this wonderful marital milestone. Or perhaps you have a friend or family member who’s about to celebrate this occasion and you’re looking for the perfect 20th anniversary gift. Either way, we’re here to inspire you!
Traditionally, a 20th wedding anniversary is marked with the giving of chinaware, such as a porcelain tea set or ornamental vase. This is because it symbolises the beautiful life the couple has built together over twenty years. However, things have changed a little in recent decades (not least because china is so easy to break), which is why the modern gift presented to a spouse or couple for a 20th wedding anniversary is platinum, representing the strength of their union. That being said, it’s perfectly normal for other types of gifts to be given, as the thought put into the present means so much more than the materials it’s made from.
So here we go, a list of the best 20th wedding anniversary gifts to suit all kinds of styles, tastes and budgets.
China anniversary gifts
If you have your heart set on going down the traditional route, anything made of china will do the job nicely. For instance, a charming teapot that’s personalised with the couple’s initials is a lovely gesture and also very practical, because who doesn’t love sharing a cuppa with their life partner?
Alternatively, teacups, decorative plates and afternoon tea stands made of china will make a wonderful 20th anniversary gift, so choose one they’ll love and make sure to wrap it with care.
Platinum anniversary gifts
Prefer the modern way of celebrating a 20th wedding anniversary? Platinum jewellery is strong, durable, attractive and said to enhance a diamond’s sparkle. From rings and bracelets to necklaces, chains and pendants, you’re sure to find something elegant and extra special at the Fine Jewellery Company.
20th wedding anniversary gifts for her
Are you the husband and searching for the perfect 20th wedding anniversary gifts for her? There are so many options to choose from, as you could go for something simple and heartfelt or a truly luxurious present to make her feel spoilt rotten.
Let’s start with our very own scented candle with a card, beautifully scented with seasonal fragrances. Combined with a card that could be sweet, funny, cheeky or even downright naughty, we guarantee she’ll love this wonderfully aromatic 20-year anniversary gift.
If you both love a giggle, Getting Personal offers the opportunity to put your mug on her piggies! These hilarious photo upload socks come with a black and white polka dot design, with your face printed on top surrounded by hearts.
Say it with flowers
An absolute classic for anniversaries, flowers can be given as either the main gift or an additional prezzie. You could send flowers and a card quickly and easily through thortful.
20th wedding anniversary gifts for him
He’s the guy who said “I do” all those years ago, so why not treat him to an extra special gift for your 20th wedding anniversary?
Does your hubby enjoy a good drop? We have the perfect 20th wedding anniversary gift for him, as we can send a bottle of James Eadie’s award-winning blend as part of this luxurious and convenient whisky and card set.
He doesn’t have to be a smoker to enjoy a classic smoking jacket, which seems to be making a long-overdue comeback in men’s fashion all of a sudden. Once a must-have inclusion in a gentleman’s wardrobe and a favourite of Fred Astaire, Cary Grant, Dean Martin and Frank Sinatra, the smoking jacket is a comfortable and extremely dapper garment that can be worn at home and even with a crisp white shirt and slimline tie when attending a stylish night out. We recommend checking out Bown of London, as they really do know their smoking jackets and have multiple styles to choose from.
Gone are the days when men only had showers, as a long soak in a bath full of bubbles is as much for blokes as it is for the ladies. If your husband loves relaxing in the tub, our delightful bath salts with a card will make an exceptional 20th anniversary gift.
20th wedding anniversary gifts for a couple
Whether it’s your mum and dad, best friends or a work colleague, we’re here to help you mark the occasion of their 20th wedding anniversary in style!
Fizz and a card
What better way for the happy couple to celebrate two decades together than with a bottle of sparkling wine? Nyetimber’s classic cuvee is made with grapes that are handpicked right here in the UK and known around the world for its refined flavour, so a bottle of fizz and a card really does make the perfect 20th anniversary gift.
A 20th wedding anniversary is the ideal time to give the couple a gift for the home that they’ve shared for so many years. This Seychelles mini home scenting set from The White Company looks divine and will fill their living room with the soothing fragrance of bergamot, bright orange and fresh coconut.
What better way to enjoy an anniversary than with a wide selection of top-quality nibbles? Luxury hampers are a popular anniversary gift for couples because they contain all kinds of treats and can also be personalised to the recipients’ tastes, including everything from cheese, chocolate and booze to vegetarian, vegan and gluten free snacks. Take a look at these luxury hampers available from Cartwright & Butler.
Don’t forget the card!
Nothing says “I love you, sweetie pie” (or words to that effect) like a heartfelt card. We have a huge range available to choose from, including 20th anniversary cards for the wife, 20th anniversary cards for the husband, and of course 20th anniversary cards for couples.