Traditional 65th wedding anniversary gifts

Updated February 21, 2017

Achieving an anniversary as a wedded couple is call for celebration, but reaching the 65th year together is a major milestone. This commitment to coupledom is considered the "diamond" year by traditional standards, according to the Happy Anniversary website. Show that your love of each other or for the wedding couple still glitters and shines as bright as a diamond with an anniversary present.

Heavy Lifting

Help the wedding couple keep track of important papers, letters, coupons and other items with a gift of a diamond paperweight. While a diamond paperweight looks like a much larger representation of the traditional stone, it costs a sliver as much. The novelty gift symbolises the symbol of a 65th anniversary without the price tag, and with the savings, use a little bit extra to get the present custom engraved with the wedding couple's names, dates of marriage and the year of the "diamond" anniversary. No diamond mining required.

Custom Sparkle

While diamonds might be the traditional gift for a 65th wedding anniversary, their rarity and expensive price tag could put them out of your gifting price range. This doesn't mean you can't get with the sparkly theme. Get creative and add a bit of glitz to everyday items and make the wedding couples' life that much more glittery. Use a bottle of diamond dust nail polish or aerosol spray glitter to redecorate a favourite household item such as napkin holders, rocking chairs or a picture frame. Almost anything can be "done up in diamonds" with a few craft supplies.

Diamond Desserts

For the couple who has everything, and after 65 years, that might be the case, treat them to a gift of edible dazzle with a diamond dessert. Gift recipients with even the smallest sweet tooth might enjoy a cupcake, multilayer cake or mini-bundts with edible diamonds -- specially made crystallised sugar that looks just like (but doesn't cost nearly as much) as the real thing. Order edible diamonds from bakery supply websites or craft your own and sprinkle liberally on top of a tasty treat. Another option is to make or buy one large sugar diamond and use it as the centrepiece.

Cite this Article A tool to create a citation to reference this article Cite this Article

About the Author

Fionia LeChat is a technical writer whose major skill sets include the MS Office Suite (Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Publisher), Photoshop, Paint, desktop publishing, design and graphics. LeChat has a Master of Science in technical writing, a Master of Arts in public relations and communications and a Bachelor of Arts in writing/English.