Expert Advice on Top 6 Wedding Anniversary Gifts Questions!

Choosing the right anniversary gift is tough enough, now the question is how to personalize it properly and appropriately? From names, to dates and special messages it can all get a little confusing! While personalizing a special gift please keep the recipient’s preference in mind, but overall it is personal preference and just what feels and sounds right! Here are our Expert Advice and Answers to our most frequently asked questions for Wedding Anniversary Gift giving and etiquette.

Q1 – Is there specific wedding anniversary gift for each milestone?

Yes! Celebrating an anniversary milestone can be a big deal whether it’s the first anniversary or the 50th there are special traditions and new modern themes! For example, the 25th wedding anniversary is celebrated with Silver, so personalized silver anniversary plate makes the perfect gift.  Another common wedding anniversary gift is the prized golden 50th! Commemorated with the color gold, an engraved anniversary gold clock makes the perfect gift to symbolize the time spent together! You can find a complete list of wedding anniversary milestones and themes here.

Q2 – What are the specific flowers for each wedding anniversary milestone? 

Engraved 25th Wedding Anniversary Tall Jade Glass Vase50th wedding anniversary gift engraved modern glass vase with gold accents

 

Flowers are a classic way of celebrating an anniversary! For every anniversary milestone, there are specific flowers to match and that represent a theme! A great example is the first wedding anniversary is represented by carnations which symbolize lasting vows and joy for the upcoming years. Another great example is the 50th wedding anniversary, represented by yellow roses that symbolize virtue, humility and faith. For a complete list of anniversary flowers and symbolism, check out this helpful blog post. Now, that you have the perfect flowers, we have the perfect vases for any anniversary milestone!

 

Q3 – What date should a wedding anniversary gift be engraved or personalized with?

Both the wedding date and anniversary date are appropriate for an anniversary gift. It is more common to use the current anniversary date, rather than the wedding date. For example, if Joan and Bill Collins are celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary and got married on 7/24/1968 the date on the gift should be personalized with 7/24/2018 or July 24, 2018.

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Q4 – Whose name goes first on the wedding anniversary gift?

The order of names is usually determined by the formality of the gift and just what sounds good! You can personalize with nicknames like Mom and Dad or Nana and PawPaw or you can use more formal surnames and titles. For example, if they like to use their titles, Dr. and Mrs. Bill Collins OR less formal but totally appropriate, Joan and Bill Collins.

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Q5 – Should you engrave who the gift is from on a weeding anniversary gift?

Along with the recipient’s names and anniversary date, a lot of our anniversary items have the option to add an additional message. We find it best to keep other names and individuals omitted from the engraving to keep the focus and integrity of the anniversary gift. Adding who the gift is from in the message is a nice sentiment but can also clutter the engraving.  Best is to add it to a gift card message with a special note from you just for them!

Q6 – What is an appropriate message engraved on a wedding anniversary gift?

Remember, the message for engraving is something that will be read and displayed prominently! Forego adding your name or others individuals names, to keep the engraving classic and uncluttered. We find that appropriate messages include, short sweet poem excerpts, treasured religious passages, or even a list of their familial accomplishments make a great message. If all else fails, we have a variety of appropriate example messages on all of our Anniversary items. If you would like the example message to be used, just enter the following into the personalization “Same as example” and we will use the same message shown.

Example of personalization messages:

An anniversary is a time
to celebrate the joys of today,
the memories of yesterday,
and the hopes of tomorrow.

Love is patient, love is kind,
It always protects, always trusts,
always hopes, always perseveres.
Love never fails.

Here at Memorable Gifts, we have been in the gift-giving business for over 20 years and pride ourselves on our industry expertise! We carefully curate amazing gifts for all occasions and celebrations with original and unique designs. With thousands of satisfied customers over the years, we have learned the ins and outs of personalized gifts! How do you like to celebrate anniversaries? Do you have any special family traditions or gifts? Have you ever received a personalized wedding anniversary gift? We would love to hear how you celebrate this special occasion!

Our Top Wedding Anniversary Gifts

A wedding anniversary is a special time to celebrate a milestone that not everyone gets to experience in their lifetime. From special First Anniversaries to Landmark 50th Anniversaries, the sentiment is always the same, true love! Every anniversary year has a special flower and style of gift, which really makes it hard to pick the perfect anniversary gift! We put together a special list that details, the traditional and modern anniversary gifts and the flowers – you can find the Anniversary Gift Cheat Sheet Here. Here at Memorable Gifts, we love celebrating love and marriage and the special bond that two people share. We have curated a unique collection specialized for all anniversary years and milestones! Here are some of our Favorite gifts!

Toasting Set 

Toast to years of love and dedication with this personalized wine glass toasting set. This set is the Perfect gift for couples celebrating any anniversary milestone and to toast many more years of happiness. This makes a great gift for couples celebrating their anniversary with a party or even just that couple who enjoy a great glass of wine. With a variety of designs and glasses, we have something for every couples taste!

Anniversary Plate

This traditional white bone porcelain tray from the Classic American China company, Lenox, is sure to impress! Our modern designs paired with the classic style of Lenox are sure to match any home décor and be displayed for years to come! With different designs and anniversary milestones, we have one for all of the special couples in your life!

Flower Vase 

Flowers, a classic wedding anniversary gift, can be boring and plain. Spruce up that bouquet with a personalized Wedding Anniversary Vase!  Personalize with their names and wedding anniversary date OR wedding date to make it a vessel they will use every time they receive flowers!

Love in the air, people are coupling up and celebrating love; Wedding Season is coming up – which also means Anniversary Season!  Everyone knows someone celebrating an anniversary from a milestone first or 50th! How do you plan on celebrating special anniversaries this year? Do you have special traditions or gifts that you like to give?

Business Holiday Gift Guide for Everyone in the Office

You see them every day and even sometimes on the weekend. You might share office space or eat lunch together every single day. Either way, you see them more than your family! You get to know your bosses or coworkers just as much as friends or family, we think that deserves a Christmas Gift! Not to worry, we will help you avoid those cliché or inappropriate gifts and awkward moments with our executive Christmas gift guide!

Desk Accessories

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Help keep their desk and office space de-cluttered with a personalized desk organizer, Perfect to organize their pens, markers, paperclips and little extras. Engraved with their name and title, it is sure to make an impressive gift. Upgrade to a personalized charging station for their phone, keys and other small personal items. Did one of your coworkers just receive a promotion? Help them celebrate this milestone with a personalized desktop business card holder. Engraved with a company logo or their name and title to match their new business card holders, adds a professional touch.

Custom Character Items 


Work with Doctors, Lawyers or Teachers? Our Custom Character items are the perfect gift! Customize their skin color, hair color and gender to really make it special! Personalize their custom character and put it on a mug for their daily coffee, water bottles,  and Christmas ornaments! We also feature designs for different medical professions, hairdressers and police!

Gift Basket

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

When in doubt, go for the tried and true gift basket! Put together a collection of their favorite coffee or tea and sweet and salty snacks. Try this healthy omega rich holiday bark recipe, to really impress the office!  Include a personalized coffee mug or engraved travel mug to really make it a thoughtful gift. Here you can find some DIY tips and tricks for creating your own Christmas gift basket.

Pen Set

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A personalized pen set is a distinguished gift that shows respect and gratitude. Every professional who signs their name on important documents deserves a personalized pen set! From pen and pencil sets to pen and letter opener sets in a variety of styles, we have a set for everyone on your list in the office.

Business Card Holder

  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Exchanging business cards is the starting point to a business relationship. Help them land a deal in style or impress new clients in the coming New Year with a personalized business card holder. Add their name and title or monogrammed initials for a special touch; add a company logo to make it even more impressive! Ranging in styles and materials you can find one for your whole team.

 

A Christmas gift for your coworker or boss needs to be professional and appropriate. Stay away from personal items like jewelry, perfume or clothing or anything too expensive. Cliché and gag gifts are a thing of the past, this year, avoid those awkward gift exchanges and inappropriate gifts with these gift ideas! Looking for a gift for your boss? Check out our Top Five Business Executive Gifts blog post for some great ideas. Do you have an office Christmas Tradition – Maybe a secret Santa or white elephant? Comment Below!

Personalized Christmas Ornaments for Everyone on your List

A Christmas tradition that never fades is decorating a Christmas tree. From different tree types and decorations like tinsel, popcorn or garland, one thing that remains the same are Christmas Ornaments. Large or small, someone’s first Christmas or an ornament you made in grade school they all mean something special. Continue the tradition with a personalized ornament from our collection – we have something for every milestone and event in life.

 

 

Newlyweds

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

First Christmas as a married couple can be overwhelming; whether they just moved into their new home or they are trying to balance their new extended family. Help the newlywed couple decorate their Christmas tree with a special wedding ornament just for them. They can display their personalized Christmas ornament every year for years to come! Have a special photo of the couple or their wedding photo? Put that on a newlywed photo ornament to truly remember that special moment. For the couple that acts like newlyweds, but have been together forever a sweet anniversary ornament is a perfect testament to their love!

Children

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

As a child, helping to decorate the Christmas tree is always fun and exciting. Especially putting up the ornaments that you picked out or made especially for the tree. Was is a DIY cinnamon dough ornament from grade school that just smelled so good? Did they have an amazing tennis season or did their soccer team win a championship? Commemorate that special time with a custom sports ornament with their team or individual photos.

Babies

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A Christmas ornament makes the perfect gift for a newborn baby or that special couple that just welcomed a cute new face into the family. Put that sweet baby’s face on a custom photo ornament, which even makes a great gift for grandma and grandpa! A first Christmas is an exciting and special experience that should be remembered! Commemorate this special Christmas with a Baby’s first Christmas ornament, including the baby’s name and birth stats.

Pets

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Every year, your furry friend helps (or tries their best to) decorate the tree.  Have a great photo of your pet rolling around in the grass or being really photogenic? Customize an ornament with that photo and their name for a truly unique photo ornament. Put it up every year to remember how long they’ve been a part of the family. Will this be the first year without your furry family member? If so, A classic crystal memorial ornament or a custom photo memorial ornament is the perfect way to remember them every year during the holidays.

Memorial

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The holidays are always a fun and eventful time, but also a time where we miss our loved ones the most. A sweet and special gesture to remember your loved ones is to put up a memorial ornament. Start a new family tradition with a personalized memorial Christmas ornament. From Crystal ornaments to custom photo ornaments you can remember your loved ones and special friends in a unique way this year and for years to come.

Family

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Even though every family decorates their tree a little different, one thing they can all have in common is a personalized family photo ornament! Have some great family photos from a reunion, family party or some throwback photos that are just too good to toss? Those make the perfect photos for these ornaments, with a variety of designs in all mediums, there’s an ornament for everyone in the Family!

 

Whatever your style or aesthetic, our unique and personalized ornament collection is sure to have something for everyone on your list. Whether it’s their first Christmas or custom photo ornament from a special moment from the year, it will put a smile on their face for years to come. This year, start a unique family tradition with a personalized ornament that can be passed down through the family.  What was your favorite ornament to put up on the tree growing up?  Does your family have any other special tree decorating traditions?

Thoughtful Gift Ideas for your Parents Special Anniversary

Anniversary gift giving is hard, especially for the special couple that is your parents. Where do you start for the couple that seems to have it all? Celebrating anniversaries is a tradition in all cultures that has been adapted for modern times. Whether they are celebrating their 10th or 60th anniversary, you can find a list of gift types ranging from traditional to modern to even flower type here in our easy to read chart.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Toast to their love and future with our engraved toasting flutes or wine glass set. Throwing a surprise anniversary party for them? These glasses are the perfect toasting accessory and will surely make them feel special with this personalized touch. The best part is that they can be used for future anniversaries to come and look great on display.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Give them something to display in their home for years to come! An engraved plate or personalized tray is the perfect gift to display on a mantle or china cabinet. Engrave with their names, date of wedding or anniversary date and a special message. It will remind them and anyone who enters their home how special their love is.

Do they have that one special photo from their wedding day or a special memory from their time spent together? Display it in a special photo frame or canvas wrap personalized with their names, and special date. Give as a gift with the photo already displayed inside for a special surprise when they open it!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tired of gifting plain flower bouquets? Spruce it up with a personalized anniversary vase to display that anniversary bouquet. Flowers will die, but this vase will last and can be filled with fresh flowers year after year. Extra points if you include their anniversary year flowers – like yellow roses for a 50th anniversary.

They have always been there for you, picked you up when you fell down and kept you up through tough times. Their love serves as a great example of what a relationship should be; after all their marriage has survived when many others have not.  Celebrate your parent’s anniversary milestone with a thoughtful anniversary gift that will truly honor their love and make them feel special!