Ways to Enjoy Your 51st through 100th Wedding Anniversaries

Celebrating Marriage Milestones

Senior Couple at their Golden Anniversary
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After the big golden celebration of being married for over 50 years, it can be difficult to come up with a creative and thoughtful gift for the coming years. At these momentous life events, it's important to celebrate the milestones and cherish each other and family and friends. Traditional gifts at this point are not celebrated every year, however, don't let that stop you from celebrating with your spouse. Family photo albums, personalized jewelry or simple love notes are an amazing way to celebrate your relationship and your long-lasting marriage. 

Creative Ideas for Celebrating Big Anniversaries

Married couples celebrating big anniversaries can be celebrated in ways both big and small. Some ideas include getting anniversary greetings from the White House, an article in a local newspaper celebrating the local couple and their milestone, or collecting personal notes about the couple and photos with the couple from family and friends compiled into a scrapbook for the loving couple to review. Anniversary parties can be thrown any year and can be a welcome celebration for an older couple and their friends and family.

Incorporating Family and Friends in the Anniversary Celebration

Another idea is for the married couple to share sentimental gifts with their family. If the married couple has older grandchildren, great-grandchildren, adult children, or even important adults in their family or circle of friends, they have the chance to give sentimental gifts to these people. These gifts can enhance relationships, strengthen family ties and will be remembered for many years to come. 

Traditional Wedding Gifts

Some couples may prefer to honor the traditional wedding gifts for each anniversary milestone. Both traditional and modern gifts usually incorporate gemstones or precious metals in the gift suggestions. 

51st Wedding Anniversary

Traditional Gifts: There are no traditional gifts for this wedding anniversary. 
Modern Gifts: Sapphire

52nd Wedding Anniversary

Traditional Gifts: There are no traditional gifts for this wedding anniversary. 
Modern Gifts: Ruby

55th Wedding Anniversary

Traditional Gifts: Emerald
Modern Gifts: Emerald

60th Wedding Anniversary: A Diamond Anniversary

Traditional Gifts: Yellow Diamond
Modern Gifts: Diamond

65th Wedding Anniversary

Traditional Gifts: There are no traditional gifts for this wedding anniversary. 
Modern Gifts: Blue Sapphire

70th Wedding Anniversary

Traditional Gifts: Platnium
Modern Gifts: Platnium

75th Wedding Anniversary

Traditional Gifts: Diamonds, Diamond-Like Stones, Gold
Modern Gifts: Diamond, Gold

80th Wedding Anniversary

Traditional Gifts: There are no traditional gifts for this wedding anniversary. 
Modern Gifts: Diamond, Pearl

85th Wedding Anniversary

Traditional Gifts: There are no traditional gifts for this wedding anniversary.
Modern Gifts: The wife's birthstone

90th Wedding Anniversary

Traditional Gifts: There are no traditional gifts for this wedding anniversary.
Modern Gifts: Diamond, Emerald

95th Wedding Anniversary

Traditional Gifts: There are no traditional gifts for this wedding anniversary.
Modern Gifts: Diamond, Ruby

100th Wedding Anniversary

Traditional Gifts: There are no traditional gifts for this wedding anniversary.

Whether celebrating with big or small gifts, an anniversary is a milestone to be celebrated together. Make sure that an anniversary celebration includes one of the most important parts of a relationship—time together.