Ag. That’s silver to you and me. It’s used for everything from jewelery to dental fillings, as well as being an element widely associated with coming second. That said, if you get to your silver wedding anniversary, it’s probably fair to say you’re ahead of the game. After all, 25 years is not to be sniffed at. Most people rightly reckon it’s a landmark worth celebrating in style – we’re talking parties, meals out, lots of wine and plenty of 25th wedding anniversary gifts.
Speaking of the latter, personalised 25th wedding anniversary gifts today come in all shapes and sizes, and cater to all sorts of budgets, too. One particularly popular option is to buy an original newspaper. As the term suggests, these aren’t reprints and instead allow you to pick a specific date from a number of national papers. In this case the wedding date would be the obvious option, but you also get to choose from a range of gift packs and personalise a certificate of authenticity with the names of the couple.
Other fashionable personalised anniversary gifts are bottles of wine and Champagne. The first thing to point out is these can be combined with an original newspaper in a lovely gift set, but they also make for a great little present on their own. The idea is that you’re free to select either red, white or rose, as well as a label from the large range available. You’re then able to personalise your chosen label with names and a brief message. After that, it’s simply a case of picking how you want it packaged up and whether you want more than one bottle.
Of the other silver wedding anniversary gifts that basically sell themselves, the Anniversary Edition Newspaper Books are right up there. These allow you to pinpoint three different dates, typically the wedding day and two birthdays. Made to order, they include reprints of original newspaper reports and coverage, so it’s a real blast from the past. After that, you can pick the quality of cover, from a standard linen-effect blue, to a black leather finish. A personalised certificate comes as the norm, and there’s even the chance to emboss the names on the cover – depending on which one you choose.
And don’t forget, what’s been highlighted here really is just the tip of the iceberg. There are lots of alternatives, no matter how much you’ve got to spend, so there’s bound to be something to suit. You just need to get online and have a look round.