20th Wedding Anniversary Gift List
Traditional, Modern, Flower, Gem Stone
Platinum and China Represent the Twenty Year Union
The traditional gift list suggestion for the 20th year of marriage is china. This item symbolically chosen to represent the elegance, beauty, and delicate nature of this long term union.
The modern gift suggestion for the 20th anniversary year of marriage is platinum. This metal chosen because it represents strength and endurance both of which are qualities a long term relationship has proven it has.
The twentieth anniversary is also traditionally represented by the emerald gemstone as well as the Aster flower. The color of emerald green can also be symbolically included in the gift. These traditional ideals help to make searching out a perfect 20th anniversary gift just a little easier.
Select a Gift of China Which is Unique and Distinctive
Selecting a china gift item that is unique and one that the couple can appreciate and have a use for can be tricky. A couple who has been married twenty years often have most of their dinnerware items already in place but there should still be a few china pieces that will be ideal for this anniversary celebration.
China gift items a couple may enjoy are a matching set of coffee cups in a Mr. and Mrs. theme, matching egg cups, a Chinese tea set, or a china candy or fruit bowl filled with a selection of tasty treats.
If money is no object than the ultimate twenty year gift would be two round trip tickets to China. Of course that gift doesn't fall into the budgets of most individuals so perhaps a gift certificate to one of the more romantic local Chinese restaurants would provide a nice experience instead. A beautiful set of porcelain or engraved chopsticks accompanied by a gift certificate to a local Chinese restaurant is a delightful non traditional china gift to suit this special wedding year.
It is a Traditional Gift That Never Goes Out of Style
China has remained as beautifully elegant today as it was hundreds of years ago. Still highly treasured the issue that arises when giving china as for a wedding anniversary is that most people who have been married for twenty years generally already own a number of china pieces.
No one wants to give a gift that might be tucked into a cupboard and never used so china is an item that requires some careful consideration when purchasing. It is one of the reasons why finding gifts which celebrate 20 years of marriage may take a little more innovation than searching out gifts for other anniversary years.
The 20 Year Wedding Anniversary Gemstone is the Emerald
Romantically Enchanting it is a Stone of Eternal Love
A stone holding within it the natural green of nature the beautiful emerald has long been held in high regard by many cultures and in Egypt was revered as a symbol of eternal life. The emerald is known as the stone of love in that its powers of healing reach deep into qualities of compassion, loyalty, harmony, patience, to create a harmonious relationship based on unconditional love.
Rough emerald healing gem stones are a unique symbolic gift that is a charming symbol of security within the sanctity of love and marriage. While tumbled genuine emerald gemstones are symbolic in natural healing of protection, luck, and security within love. Emeralds can be found in a dense stone or a clear see through green. Clarity and colour are the most defining qualities in the value of an emerald gemstone.
The Symbolic Flower for the 20th Anniversary is the Aster
The aster is a symbol of good luck and protection against evil. In the context of an anniversary symbol this flower's meaning is one of patience, love, and protection from harm within that love.
These are qualities that the security of a 20 year marriage union offer to those within it.
The aster comes in a wide variety of natural occurring petal colours while the centre of the flower generally remains a yellow tone. Folk legend is that this flower has a magical connection to fairies who sleep under the protection of its petals.
Platinum Symbolizes How Valuable This Union Is
Platinum is more valuable than gold thus symbolizing the extraordinary value placed on this long term union. The trick with platinum is to find a gift that both members of this couple can appreciate and make use of. Which means that finding a unique gift for a 20 year celebration of marriage can take a bit of imagination and creativity.
This is one of those anniversary years where the ideas offered up on the traditional and modern gift lists can leave the gift giver feeling a little confused. The selection of items to choose from is not quite as varied as are other anniversary themes.
Platinum comes in a wide array of jewelry items and some of these pieces can be very unique. A matching broach for her and pin for him, or a matched set of bracelets or pendants for each of them can make delightful 20th anniversary gifts. A single platinum commemorative coin can work nicely to symbolize the unity of the couple.
There are Some Very Unique Platinum Gift Items
Flatware or other practical or decorative items that are trimmed in platinum can be a very distinctive gift. A dresser or jewelry box containing a platinum collectible coin is also a very distinctive gift item for the 20th anniversary year.
Twisting the definition of platinum just a bit could mean that a favorite platinum album or one that reached this status in the year that they were married can be also be suited to the twenty year celebration.
A Gift of Entertainment or Luxury is Always Ideal
There are many gifts which can be given to a couple celebrating the milestones within their union. Each couple is unique so their gift should be too.
Dinner for two at a local restaurant or a night at a local hotel can be a delightful get away. Little adventures are a sweet way for a couple to escape for a little time spent with one another.
Just as the symbolic gift suggestions are wonderful so is a gift of entertainment, romance, or of a practical natural also very endearing.
An anniversary gift can be traditional, modern, romantic, charming, practical, or just plain sweet. Select a gift that suits the personality of this very special couple and it is sure to be the perfect gift for them.
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