A wedding anniversary is simply the celebration of the date that a wedding took place. Traditionally, traditional titles for these are: for example, fifty years of married life is called a “silver wedding anniversary”, or an anniversary which is “white”. The current trend is to use more unusual titles, but in either case the gift should be relevant to the wedding in question. This applies regardless of whether it’s a wedding anniversary divorce anniversary, engagement or any other time related to a wedding. The most common form of wedding anniversary gifts is of course the traditional ones, and today we’ll look at some more unusual presents for your loved one.
If you’re looking for wedding anniversary gifts then traditional anniversary gifts have almost certainly been the way to go in the past. But what if you want something a little different? Well, there are a huge number of modern wedding anniversary gifts, and whilst they still generally fall into one of two categories: the traditional gift and the modern gift, there are also some modern gift ideas not listed here. Let’s take a look at some modern wedding anniversary gifts that aren’t necessarily for women…
Wedding anniversary gifts for men can be tricky. The traditional gifts for a man are generally traditional things like towels and kitchen gadgets. But what about modern day wedding anniversary gifts for men? First of all, traditionally it’s generally considered bad luck to receive flowers on a wedding anniversary. But what about a modern day bouquet of flowers? The classic gesture of giving flowers has definitely come a long way from when it was first sent out!
Silk wedding anniversary gifts make a great alternative to flowers. Silk flowers are far more durable than their natural counterparts (which is very good news for the environment), they’re cheap to buy and they can be personalised with the recipient’s names and wedding date. Silk flowers can also be framed or added to a picture frame as a present, making them ideal for showing off to your friends!
A more modern alternative to the above gifts would be a gift certificate. It’s actually becoming more popular for people to give certificates instead of traditional gifts because they are far easier to get your hands on and there’s an awful lot more variety. Bronze tokens are a great example of how a bronze token can be used as a modern alternative. These tokens are usually given during dinner or an evening out and can come with a range of different designs and prices, from the cheaper tin of biscuits with a teddy bear design to designer versions which will have the date and name of your loved one on it.
For those of you who aren’t sure what pottery is, it’s a great example of a modern alternative to traditional gifts. Pottery has been around for thousands of years, so it’s a product that’s always going to be highly popular, but it’s certainly not something that’s available on the high street. That’s why a great range of pottery products can be found on the Internet – there are plenty of websites out there that will provide you with a fantastic selection of different types of pottery and other great gifts. Instead of spending hours in the high street looking for a particular item, take a few minutes to browse a few different websites – you’ll soon find yourself with a fantastic selection of gifts for that special someone!