Finding the perfect 20th anniversary gift for your husband can seem like a daunting mission. It’s hard enough on an ordinary occasion to get your man memorable gifts he’ll adore, but the 20th wedding anniversary in particular is one of the most important landmarks in your marriage. After all, you’ve just made it two decades together! If you really want to celebrate the occasion in style and get him something he’ll treasure through your 40th, try looking into a few of these great 20th anniversary gift options.
The 20th anniversary is traditionally a precious goods anniversary and olden times this was often a gift of fine china. Today however, it is most common to exchange items containing platinum metal. But you might be thinking, what can I get him in platinum that isn’t a tennis bracelet? Although platinum jewelry of all kinds makes a great gift for yourself, you can find some lovely platinum treasures for your hubby as well. Get him a platinum leaf pin to wear on his suit, or buy him a beautiful and simple platinum ring or tiepin. Many great cufflinks come in platinum as well. You can also get him a watch or keepsake box studded with the traditional 20th anniversary gemstone, the emerald. Yellow or golden diamonds, (often found in fine timepieces for men of all styles,) are also traditional 20th anniversary gems. Looking into to purchasing diamond goods online can save you a lot of money and time and can sometimes allow you to take advantage of extended care packages not available in stores. Get creative and customize your diamond gift for an additional personal touch. Engraving is available in most cases for a nominal added charge.
Another option is going with the “old-school” tradition of china gifts. There’s a lot more to giving gifts of china than just finally dusting off your grandma’s tea set. You can feel free to wild with a china theme in any way your imagination can think up. How about reservations for two at the fanciest Chinese restaurant in town? Maybe while you’re there you’ll surprise him with tickets to an actual trip to China! You can also get table ware for the home, new cups and plates, a delicate keepsake box, or another one of a kind item. If you do plan a trip to China, remember that travel gift ideas are always a win-win because you get to take an awesome vacation in the process!
One other wonderful 20th anniversary gift your husband will love is one that comes straight from the heart. Your significant other will simply adore something homemade just as much if not more than diamonds, emeralds, and fine china. The homemade option is always a great one for any anniversary when you make it personal, special, and dedicate the time to make it just right. Try creating a one-of-a-kind scrapbook filled with pictures and keepsakes from things you’ve done together over the years or even just the past year or two.