Traditional 30th Anniversary Gifts

Updated July 19, 2017

Wedding anniversaries are truly something to celebrate, particularly a marriage of 30 years. Family, friends or even children of a couple celebrating their 30th anniversary might wish to throw the couple a party. Some couples celebrate the occasion together quietly. While many gifts are appropriate, the traditional 30th anniversary gift is pearl.

Pearl Jewelry

The most obvious 30th anniversary gift choice is pearl jewellery. From necklaces and bracelets to earrings and brooches, classic white cultured pearl jewellery is readily available at jewellery stores, department stores and online. If classic white pearls aren't suitable for the person receiving the gift, pieces made with black Tahitian pearls or delicate pink pearls might be a better option. Consider pearl cuff links or watches with a pearl trim for him.

'Pearl' Book, Music and Movie Titles

Selecting a pearl gift for men can be difficult, so think outside the box. Instead of pearl jewellery, search music, movies and books for titles that have pearl in them. Pearl books might include the cartoonish "Pearls Before Swine" by Stephan Pastis, "The Pearl" by John Steinbeck or "A Pearl In the Storm" by Tori Murden McClure. Musical gifts could include collections by Pearl Jam or Pearl Bailey. A wide of selection of movies with pearl in the title such as "Pearl Harbor" or "Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl" are also fun choices.

Mother of Pearl

Mother of pearl is a natural material that comes in a variety of natural colours. Because of its durability, mother of pearl is used in a wide variety of products including furniture, home fixtures and trinkets. If flowers are a favourite gift to give offer sweet peas--the 30th anniversary flower--in a mother of pearl vase. Other mother of pearl products for her might include a jewellery box with mother of pearl trim, serving trays or utensils and candle holders. Mother of pearl products for him include a pocket knife with a mother of pearl handle, a trinket box, money clip or quality pen.

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Emily Adams is a freelance writer located near Louisville, Ky. She has more than eight years of experience writing for organizations and companies including G.E. Appliances, Kentucky Center for the Arts, Zeon Chemicals and Cherry House Furniture among others. She has a Bachelor of Science in journalism from Ball State University.