35th anniversary gifts for parents

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For parents celebrating their 35th anniversary, this is a key milestone in not only their marriage but also their overall relationship. The traditional theme associated with the 35th anniversary is coral, but modern gifts also use jade.

While this milestone doesn't have a certain gemstone or a flower, coral or jade can still open up your options while shopping for a gift.

Jade or Coral Jewelry

One of the easiest 35th anniversary gifts you can get for your mom is a piece of jade or coral jewellery. Earrings, a bracelet or a necklace made out of jade or imitation coral is a great way to accent the special occasion. Look for jade or coral jewellery that is set in real gold so she'll have it to remember forever.

Jade or Coral Cuff Links

For your dad, think of his business attire. Whether he still wears a suit to work or just out to dinner, a man can never have too many cuff links to choose from. Look for cuff links with a jade or coral stone in them at a jeweller. Depending on what they are made out of, you can typically have a jeweller customise the cuff links with a particular stone. It will bring a whole new meaning to wearing his heart on his sleeve in celebrating his 35th anniversary.

Jade Trees

If you want to get creative, think green. Jade bonsai trees are a different twist on the idea of celebrating a 35th anniversary with jade. They are easy to care for and some varieties even bloom flowers that can bring beauty to any household. Look in your local nursery for the best-kept jade bonsai trees. They are said to bring good luck and fortune, making it the perfect blessing for any couple celebrating a 35th anniversary.