Unusual 25th wedding anniversary gifts

Updated July 20, 2017

A 25th wedding anniversary is often called a silver anniversary, so many people turn to jewellery when it comes to gift ideas. While every women loves a beautiful necklace and every man loves a nice watch, it's the unusual gifts that get the most response. When looking to make a splash with a gift, keep the couple in mind since what some consider unusual, others might deem mundane.

Gift Vouchers

Gift vouchers are a great gift to give for a 25th anniversary since they provide an opportunity for the couple to reconnect and do something different together. One option for the couple who likes to relax is a couple's massage or a weekend getaway. For a more daring duo, or as an anniversary gift for a spouse, a voucher to a sex therapy class is a fun and unusual gift. Additionally, the gift of time with family in the form of a membership voucher to a weight-loss club such as Weight Watchers or a gym is a useful and life-changing gift idea.

Family Tree

Gifting family trees has recently become very popular. A family tree is a great, sentimental gift for a 25th wedding anniversary because it celebrates what the couple has achieved during their life together. There are many ways to create a family tree; you can make one yourself if you are feeling creative or use one of the many websites available to digitally build a family tree. Tracing a family's heritage may reveal some interesting and little known facts about their ancestors.


Many couples celebrating their 25th wedding anniversary are young grandparents. If grandchildren are old enough to do chores, one gift idea is having the kids create a booklet with coupons for services they are willing to perform for their grandparents. Examples include raking the lawn, tidying the house or offering to walk the dog. This gift provides an excellent opportunity for grandparents and grandchildren to spend time together.


Giving the gift of an experience is something everyone is sure to remember for years to come. An experience gift idea playing off the silver anniversary theme could for example be a trip to Mexico, either for just the couple or for the whole family. Time spent together on vacations is priceless but can also be pricey. For something a little cheaper and closer to home, organise a camping trip or even a picnic. This gift idea is all about the thought and effort you put in and the time you'll spend together.

Personalised Gifts

Personalised gifts are a popular gift idea because they reflect the energy put into selecting and personalising the gift. A caricature or a painting of the couple is a fun way to celebrate their many years together. A family photo collage or a photo book creates pride and happiness in the anniversary couple. Blankets, pillows, T-shirts and quilts can all be printed with family photos and become a lovely and useful reminder of how much the couple has achieved together.

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Katerina Ortakova has been writing since 2005. In 2009, Ortakova was published in “The Book of MPub.” She graduated in 2009 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in English literature and art history from the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, B.C. She went on to attain her Master of Publishing degree in 2010, from Simon Fraser University.