The 7 Best 25th Anniversary Gifts to Buy in 2018

Celebrate this milestone with a memorable present

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A 25th wedding anniversary is a major milestone — and for good reason! It marks a quarter of a century spent with the person you love.

It also means you’ve purchased ​25-anniversary gifts over the years. Starting to run out of gift ideas? Fear not: there are plenty of traditional and modern anniversary gifts you can buy in a range of styles and at various price points to suit your honey's tastes and your budget.

A 25th wedding anniversary is referred to as the “silver” anniversary....MORE Accordingly, sterling silver is considered the traditional, modern and gemstone gift. Check out the top silver picks for celebrating your 25th wedding anniversary — from classic jewelry, to classic rock albums.

  • Best Jewelry: Amazon Collection Sterling Silver Heart Locket

    Looking for a classic piece of sterling silver jewelry? Check out this engraved, four-picture heart locket. It’s a totally timeless style that can hold up to four pictures of you, your honey and family members.

    Although this locket looks super delicate, it’s made with durable, long-lasting and affordable sterling silver. What makes it stronger than regular silver? Combining silver with other metals, most commonly copper, makes it tougher.

    The manufacturer recommends storing this locket in a lined...MORE jewelry box or necklace pouch to avoid scratches and tarnishing. Reduce tarnish and maintain shine by regularly cleaning, wearing and polishing your necklace with a gentle polish.

  • Best Tech: Apple Watch Series 1 Smartwatch With Silver Case

    A watch can be a stylish, but practical anniversary gift — but if you buy an Apple Watch for your partner, they’ll get style, practicality and all of their favorite apps right on their wrist. Featuring functionalities like texting, Apple and third-party apps, payment options and fitness tracking, this watch combines all of your partner’s favorite iPhone features in one easy-to-wear accessory.

    This watch is compatible with iPhone 5 or later, and connects to your iPhone via Bluetooth to display...MORE phone calls, text messages, emails, app notifications and more. Married to a fitness junkie? This watch also tracks steps, exercise and heart rate throughout the day to produce a comprehensive daily health report.

    If you want to change up the look of this Apple Watch, you can swap the bands. There are tons of options available online, from classic leather to sleek mesh.

  • Best Silver for Him: Emblematic Jewelry Silver Money Clip

    Made in the United States, this silver money clip has a timeless design, but practical functionality. In fact, the same design has been used since the early 1900s and serves as the benchmark for modern day production.

    This money clip is made with super strong, durable brass and plated with silver (or gold, if you prefer), and won’t tarnish or chip. Plus, each money clip is hand polish and inspected by the manufacturer, so you know you’re buying a high-quality item.

    Real-life reviewers love this...MORE money clip for its quality construction, sturdiness and functionality. Several reviewers wrote that it looks elegant and far more expensive than it actually is.

  • Best Silver for Her: Vera Wang x Wedgwood With Love Nouveau Trinket Box

    Give her a beautiful silver box to store all of the jewelry you've gifted her over the years or think of this box as an instant update for her much-used and worn out, old jewelry box. Either way, the pretty, silver-plated box from Vera Wang is a great gift option.

    Details like the pearl lid and delicate engraving make this box more special than the average jewelry collection receptacle. Plus, the interlocking ring design symbolizes eternal love, making this the ideal anniversary gift to show...MORE your love for your sweetheart.

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  • Best Unique: Silver by Johnny Cash

    If your partner isn’t too into jewelry or dressier accessories, why not give them the gift of classic country rock? Johnny Cash, one of the greatest country and rock stars of all time, released his album Silver in 1979, but the tunes still hold up today.

    Music lovers will so appreciate receiving this thoughtful "silver" gift for a 25th anniversary. We recommend planning a romantic date night at home and spinning this album for the background music.

    When purchased through Amazon, this album...MORE is manufactured on-demand using recordable media. But if you have any issues — like scratching or skipping — Amazon’s standard return policy applies.

  • Best for Memories: Jaf Gifts Silver Reed and Ribbon Photo Album

    Whether you fill it with your wedding photos, photos of friends and family or photos commemorating your entire relationship, this silver photo album from Jaf Gifts will make a sweet, sentimental gift you and your partner can both enjoy for years to come.

    Made with silver-plated metal, this photo album can hold up to 36 5x7 photos — and the outer cover can feature your favorite photo, perhaps one that highlights the two of you as a couple.

    Accented with a delicate reed and ribbon design, this photo...MORE album makes a beautiful addition to your wedding album (hey, it’s probably gotten a little beaten up after 25 years!) or an album for all new memories.

    Reviewers say this album looks beautiful, feels super sturdy and is absolutely perfect for wedding photos. Heads up: according to reviewers, you can’t add any more pages to this album, so if you need a photo album with a larger capacity, this pick may not work for you.

  • Best Classic for Him: Calvin Klein Men’s Silver Spun Tie

    Made from 100% silk, this silver spun tie from Calvin Klein makes a stylish, luxe and practical 25th anniversary gift. Available in seven different colors — including silver! — and a super affordable price point, you can choose the perfect color (or colors) to match your partner’s wardrobe.

    This tie has a very subtle, woven pattern and is made with thinner material, making it perfect for everyday work wear or more casual events. Measuring 3 inches wide at the bottom, it’s slightly slimmer than a...MORE standard necktie; the entire length measures 57 inches long.

    Several reviewers note that there are no care instructions included with this tie. Because it’s 100% silk, however, dry cleaning will keep it fresh and stain-free.

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