50th wedding anniversary gift ideas

Fiftieth anniversary gifts

Traditional: Gold

Modern: Gold

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For spouses

Get them a huge bouquet of golden roses…or sunflowers, tulips or daffodils!


Give them a gold watch.

Buy tickets to a favorite event and wrap them with gold ribbon. Make the evening extra special by toasting to 50 years of marriage at an elegant dinner.

For another couple

Throw a party! Get tips for planning a 50th anniversary party here.

If they secretly enjoy attention, announce their golden anniversary in their local paper or church bulletin. Include a wedding photo and information about where they’ve lived, where they’ve worked and the names of their children and grandchildren.

Have all of their friends and family write letters of congratulations, and put them all in a scrapbook for the couple.

Stacey Donovan has been a writer and editor at Hallmark for more than 20 years. She also writes romance novels (under a pseudonym), and has collected a wealth of obscure knowledge in the process.

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