20th wedding anniversary gift ideas

Number 20 with symbols for china [Anniversary Gifts by Year]

Traditional: China

Modern: Platinum

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20th anniversary gifts and ideas for spouses  

What to give


  • Head to the thrift store to hunt for a vintage china set, or a matching set of teacups. Mix and match colors and patterns for a one-of-a-kind set for your spouse!
  • A dainty china bowl or dish is perfect for your spouse to rest their ring in when they’re not wearing it. Pair it with a special 20th anniversary card. 



  • If you and your partner are into music, get a custom-made platinum record celebrating your milestone anniversary.
  • Upgrade your wedding bands with durable platinum bands that will last you 20 more years—or longer.


What to write

What to write in a 20th anniversary card

  • “Twenty years of marriage is a big deal. My love for you is even bigger.”
  • “Twenty years in, and your smile still makes me smile, your laugh still makes me laugh, and your love still makes me feel whole.”
  • “Happy anniversary to my favorite person in the whole world. Let’s go for 20 more, why don’t we?” 


What to write about in a 20th anniversary love letter

  • 20 things you love about your spouse
  • What you’ve learned about love after 20 years of marriage
  • 20 words to describe your spouse  


How to celebrate

  • Hire a private chef to cook you and your spouse a special meal—maybe even the menu from your wedding night!
  • Make a visit to the site of your marriage and reminisce together.
  • Book a hotel room in a new city (or have a staycation), and order room service to enjoy in bed.

20th anniversary gifts and ideas for friends and family  

What to give

  • Make their anniversary sweet with jelly beans in 20 different flavors! In your card, suggest that they have a flavor-guessing contest. 
  • Gift them a sentimental photo frame that showcases their love over the years. 
  • If you know what kind of cake they served at their wedding, gift them cupcakes of the same flavor to enjoy on their special day.


What to write in a 20th anniversary card

  • “The way you two act, you’d never know you’ve been married for 20 years. Get a room, newlyweds!”
  • “Your love is constantly an inspiration to us. We wish you the happiest 20th anniversary.”
  • “We love witnessing you two love one another. Happy 20th anniversary!”


Looking for more anniversary gift ideas? Check out our anniversary gifts by year page.