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? 

50th 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. If you are looking for more options, see here this shop consciously review.

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!

Easy Graduation Gift Ideas

Summer is coming up and that means Graduations – colleges and universities, high school and even technical school! Graduation season is around the corner and is a major milestone in many young people’s lives. It marks a turning point and a hard worked for accomplishment. Show your support of your recent graduate and celebrate their new found success with a personalized graduation gift. Whether they are starting a new chapter of schooling or gearing up for their career, we have something special for every type of graduate!

Graduation Gifts Ideas for Every Graduate 

Every studious graduate has a collection of books, from novels to textbooks. A book is a very important and meaningful icon, symbolizing knowledge. Celebrate their new found knowledge with a customized crystal book plaque. Crafted from optic crystal and adorned with a silver cap charm, this plaque is sure last the test of time. This makes the perfect plaque to adorn their full bookshelves. A personalized wooden book clock makes a unique gift for any graduate. Engraved with their name, alma mater or even a special message and featuring a photo frame inside. This makes the perfect gift for any new graduate’s desk.

Commemorative gifts are always nice to give for special occasions, and can have a lot of sentimental value. A personalized pen set makes a great gift to celebrate a graduation. They can display in their new office or home as a special reminder or even use the personalized pen to make a great first impression during an interview. An engraved tea light candle holder makes a great gift to any new graduate. Adorned with the graduation cap and personalized with their name and Alma Mater, this candle holder is sure to match any home or office décor.

How do you plan on celebrating an upcoming Graduation? 

At the graduation ceremony, there will be so many pictures taken. Honor those special candid moments with a personalized photo wall panel, specially designed for your favorite photo. An engraved 8” x 10” wooden frame makes the perfect frame to proudly display your photo on any wall or mantle in the house. A personalized photo frame makes a great gift for those high school graduates that are moving off to college. This sturdy rustic 4” x 6” photo frame is sure to match any dorm or apartment décor and last through all the moves and parties!

Graduation is a special and exciting time for the young graduate. Celebrate and commemorate this time with a unique graduation gift. This year instead of money or gift cards, give a unique gift that will truly be cherished. Do you have any special graduates in mind? How do you plan on celebrating an upcoming graduation? Any family graduation traditions or practices?

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?

The ONLY Valentine’s Day Gift You Need

Valentine’s Day is coming up and I am sure that is the main stressor in your life right now! To prevent the stress from taking the upperhand, you can counter it with products such as CBD Oil UK so you can focus more on the season of love rather than on the stress that it gives. You may also want to try some other CBD products like this 1oz Koko Nuggz Red Velvet Cake Rice Krispie here!

Everything from planning a special date at the newest restaurant, arranging flowers and gifts for your loved one has to be stressful! It seems like in this day and age, we have forgotten the real reason for Valentine’s Day, to celebrate the love you have and share with others. Instead of running around and stressing, try a thoughtful and memorable gift. Something that conveys the love you share and can be treasured forever! This heart shaped plaque is the ONLY Valentine’s Day gift you will need this year!

The Only Valentines Day Gift Needed 

This heart shaped plaque is sturdy and will last a lifetime, just like your love! Engraved with your lovers name at the start of the sweet poem:

When I saw you, I was afraid to meet you.

When I met you, I was afraid to kiss you.

When I kissed you, I was afraid to love you.

Now that I love you, I am afraid to love you.

Remember, Valentine’s Day is about celebrating the love you have and the relationship you share, not how much you spend on the day! It’s not about how much you spend but the memories you create with your loved one. Flowers die and food spoils, gift something that can be cherished forever, a true testament to your love! Let us help take the stress off this year with the ONLY Valentine’s Day gift you will ever need!

Top Valentine’s Day Gifts for Her

Valentine’s Day is approaching and getting the perfect gift for that special women in your life can be stressful! Need help thinking of a gift? This year, instead of jewelry or flowers get her sometimes special; Something that she can use or treasure forever and is a reminder of the bond you share.

A beautiful flower bouquet is a time honored classic Valentine’s Day gift. Update that tradition with this modern spin – adding a personalized Vase. A great way to spruce up flowers and the perfect gift for all of the important women in your life! Flowers will soon wilt; give her a gift that she can use for all of her future Valentine’s Day Bouquets!

Wall Art

From Canvasses with your favorite photos and memories to initials carved into a tree, wall art is a great gift to celebrate your love! Personalize with photos, names and special dates to make it gift that will be hung on the wall with pride for years to come!

Jewelry Box

For a small and sweet gift, try a personalized Jewelry Box. Engrave with her name, initials, a unique nickname or even a special date to truly make this a gift she will cherish! Make it even more special and add a sparkling pair of diamond earrings or this classic engraved bracelet to really make it a gift she will remember.

Keepsake Box

A thoughtful and unique gift this Valentine’s Day is a personalized keepsake box. The perfect place to safely hold love letters, tickets from memorable events and even small trinkets. Personalize it with your names and a special message to truly make this a gift she will use for all of her special memories!

Tealight Candle Holder 

Keep the spark of your love alive with a stylish candle holder. Light up any room with the warmth of the love you share. Modern enough to match any décor, this candle holder can be used in any room. Personalize it with your names, initials or even a special date and this is sure to be used again and again!

Finding the right gift for that special lady in your life requires a lot more thought and care than birthdays and other occasions. Valentine’s Day is considered one of the most romantic days of the year, make this year extra special with a meaningful and memorable gift idea from our list. Did we miss any gifts? Let us know what you think and what the perfect Valentine’s Day gift is!