If you’re getting ready for your 20th wedding anniversary, congratulations on reaching this marvellous marital milestone!
Or perhaps you have a friend or family member who is about to celebrate being married for 20 years? Either way, it’s essential that you purchase a noteworthy 20th wedding anniversary gift and, luckily for you, we’re here to inspire!
What is a 20th wedding anniversary gift?
Traditionally, a 20th wedding anniversary is marked with the giving of chinaware, such as a porcelain tea set or an ornamental vase. This is because china symbolises the beautiful life the couple has built together over the past 20 years.
However, in more recent years, things have changed slightly, with platinum now becoming the modern 20th wedding anniversary gift for a spouse, friend, or family (not least because china is so easy to break).
Platinum has become the new go-to gift for a 20th wedding anniversary as it represents the strength of their union. That being said, it is perfectly normal for other types of gifts to be given – after all, it’s the thought that counts 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 wedding anniversary gifts
If you have your heart set on going down the traditional route, any 20th wedding anniversary gift made of china will do the job nicely.
There are plenty of wonderful gift ideas that are on-theme for a china wedding anniversary. Whether you’re looking for a china wedding anniversary gift for your wife, husband, parents, or friends, we have all the inspiration you need.
China anniversary gifts for men
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?
Searching for the perfect china anniversary gift for him can seem almost impossible – especially when he already seems to have everything – but we’re here to help with our list of the best china wedding anniversary gifts for you husband.
Slightly unusual compared to the classic silver or gold cufflinks that he might normally wear, these porcelain cufflinks from Not on the High Street are the perfect china wedding gift for him if you’re determined to stick to the traditional theme.
And, what makes them even better is that you can personalise them with whatever you want – initials, dates or even a cute message.
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Ceramic cheese board
Is your man less of a jewellery fan and more of a cheese fan? If so, why not opt for a ceramic cheese board instead? A classy way of nibbling on his favourite selection of cheese, this is both a thoughtful and practical china wedding anniversary gift for him.
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Not exactly china-themed, but if your man enjoys a drop then you can’t go wrong with a bottle of award-winning whisky.
The perfect china wedding anniversary gift to warm the heart, a bottle of whisky is sure to go down well. And, for added convenience, we can sort you out with both a bottle of James Eadie’s award-winning blend of whisky and a card.
China anniversary gifts for women
If you’re searching for the perfect 20th wedding anniversary gift for your wife, you have plenty of options to choose from. You could opt for something simple and heartfelt or truly luxurious to make her feel spoilt rotten. Below, we’ve outlined a range of fabulous china wedding anniversary gifts for her that won’t disappoint.
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 china wedding anniversary gift for her.
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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. So, if you’re a couple that likes to laugh, this hilarious pair make for the ideal 20th wedding anniversary gift for your wife.
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An absolute classic china wedding anniversary gift for women is a fine bone china vase. This one from The Nine Schools features a traditional blue and white pattern that provides an elegant finish – perfect for decorating any mantelpiece or windowsill. Don’t forget to flower to fill it, though! You could send flowers and a card quickly and easily through thortful.
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China anniversary gifts for couples
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! We’ve rounded up a selection of our favourite china wedding anniversary gifts for couples to help you choose something they’ll both cherish.
When trying to think of china anniversary gifts for her, the first thing that probably comes to mind is elegant porcelain tableware – just like this beautiful set of blue and white patterned dinnerware from Kings & Queens.
Featuring a striking design of oriental blue hues and luxurious botanical detail, this porcelain dinnerware set provides the perfect, on-theme china wedding anniversary gift for her.
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What better way to enjoy a 20th wedding anniversary than with a wide selection of top-quality nibbles?
Luxury hampers are a popular china anniversary gift for couples because they contain all kinds of treats and can also be personalised to the recipient’s 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.
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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.
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Platinum wedding anniversary gifts
Prefer the modern way of celebrating a 20th wedding anniversary? If so, then a platinum wedding anniversary gift is your best bet. Platinum-themed 20th wedding anniversary gifts can actually be easier to find, with there often being more options to choose from.
After all, you could go classic with some delicate platinum jewellery or a watch or do something different with a platinum-covered rose. No matter what kind of platinum wedding anniversary gift you’re looking for, we’re sure to have some great ideas below.
Platinum wedding anniversary gifts for him
There’s no doubt that buying gifts for your hubby is difficult, but it can be even more so when you’re trying to stick to a strict theme.
Thankfully, we’ve come to the rescue with our impressive selection of platinum wedding anniversary gifts for him. Whether he’s a smart dresser, a busy businessman or a lover of music, we have a 20th wedding anniversary gift to suit all types of man.
Personalised platinum record
Congratulations, you can finally say that your marriage has gone platinum! And what better way to mark this remarkable milestone than with an upcycled vinyl record?
With this one from Uncommon Goods, you can even personalise it with your names, a custom message, or the date of your wedding to make it that extra bit more special. If you’re man’s a music-lover, he’s sure to love this cool platinum wedding anniversary gift for men.
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Platinum ballpoint pen
If you’re husband’s more into poetry than songs, then he might prefer this sleek platinum-detailed ballpoint pen. On-theme and super practical, this is not only a platinum wedding anniversary gift that he’ll treasure but one that he’ll actually use too.
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Platinum pocket watch
Many people consider buying their husband’s a platinum wristwatch for their 20th wedding anniversary. But why not go for something a little bit different? Instead of going down the predictable route, why not select a classy platinum pocket watch? This platinum wedding anniversary gift for him will make a stylish addition to any outfit, perfect for a true gentleman.
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Platinum anniversary gifts for her
If you can’t think of a fitting china wedding anniversary gift for your wife, why not go simpler with a stunning platinum anniversary gift instead? The fact that a lot of beautiful pieces of jewellery are made from platinum definitely makes this 20th wedding anniversary theme easier to shop for.
Platinum infinity bracelet
A platinum piece of jewellery is a fail-safe option when it comes to 20th anniversary gifts for her. Sticking with the platinum anniversary gift theme, this infinity bracelet from Angara is simple and understated but will definitely be a big hit with the wife.
You don’t have to choose a bracelet though, there are plenty of other jewellery options that will make excellent platinum wedding anniversary gifts for women – whether it’s a platinum necklace, earrings, or a ring.
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Speaking of alternative jewellery gifts for a 20th wedding anniversary, a platinum promise ring is a great way to display your ongoing love, not only celebrating the time you’ve already spent together but also the years that are still to come. This simple design from Blue Nile makes the perfect platinum wedding anniversary gift for a wife who likes to dress classy.
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Platinum dipped rose
If she’s not into bling or you’ve just bought her too much jewellery over the past 20 years, a platinum-dipped rose is a unique platinum wedding anniversary gift for women.
The platinum preserves the rose as a permanent symbol of your love for her. So if you want to give a super-romantic and thoughtful 20th wedding anniversary gift to your wife, this is a great option.
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Platinum anniversary gifts for couples
If your parents or friends are celebrating 20 years of marriage, finding the perfect platinum wedding anniversary gift for couples can be even more difficult.
You not only have one person to think about, but two. Finding a 20th wedding anniversary gift that both husband and wife will appreciate can be like finding a needle in a haystack. That’s why we’ve compiled this list of the very best platinum anniversary gifts for couples. Take a look…
A 20th wedding anniversary is the ideal time to give the happy couple something 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. It’s a great 20th wedding anniversary gift for couples as it’s something both halves can enjoy.
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Platinum champagne flutes
Twenty years together deserves a proper celebration – and what better way to toast the happy couple than with a pair of new champagne flutes. Elevate their 20th wedding anniversary cheers with these platinum-rimmed champagne flutes from Farrar-Tanner. Another excellent platinum wedding anniversary gift that both halves of a couple can use.
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Platinum picture frame
A classic when it comes to anniversary gifts – you can’t go wrong with a nice picture frame. But why not take your 20th wedding anniversary gift to the next level by sticking with the platinum theme? This eye-catching platinum-rimmed photo frame from Luxedo is delicate, romantic and a perfect reminder of their ongoing love. You could even fill it with a sweet snap of the couple in question to really tug on the heartstrings.
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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.
Looking for more fun ideas for special occasions? Check out our how-to guides and the thortful blog for tons of inspiration.