They’ve lived through a half-century of wedded bliss together. Or, to be more realistic, they’ve lived through 50 years of kisses, squabbles, meals, kids, meddling in-laws, travels, hugs, holidays, morning coffees, morning breath, highs, lows and everything in between.
And any couple that can do that and still stay together, well, they deserve an award, which is probably why the 50th wedding anniversary is usually associated with gold. If you know a couple that’s about to reach this impressive milestone, a special gift is definitely in order.
And while you may choose to give them something in line with the traditional golden theme, it’s not necessarily a must. A thoughtful gift that honors them as a couple and helps them to enjoy life is always a golden idea.
That’s why we’ve put together a list of gift ideas from traditional to contemporary that will help them to celebrate this special occasion and enjoy life in the years ahead. You’ll find a little something for every couple in every price range because a golden anniversary doesn’t mean you have to break the bank.
Let’s take a look at our 30 favorite 50th anniversary gifts, cufflinks not included.
50th Anniversary Bar Gifts
They love to share a glass of wine or a cocktail together. Keep them in good spirits with these 50th wedding anniversary gift ideas for their bar. Who knows, it may be the ultimate secret to a long-lasting marriage.
Their love has stood the test of time, and that deserves a toast. Help them make it a truly special one with these heart-cut champagne flutes from Waterford. If there was ever a time to break out the good crystal, it’s now.
If they love to share a good bottle of wine, help them to savor it even more with this hand-blown and lead-free decanter. The extra-wide base helps to aerate the bottle and bring out its natural aromas and flavors. Just like in marriage, a little bit of air can be key. Pair it with a bottle of wine and some wine glasses, and you’ll have everything to make their anniversary an extra special day.
Do they love to share a cocktail together at the end of the day? Or really, whenever? Then this elegant gold bar cart is the perfect gift. It will allow them to store everything they need to mix up their favorite libation.
This gold bartender kit with an elegant mahogany wood stand will make whipping up a cocktail extra special. Cheers to you 50-year survivors!
5. Wine Chiller
We love this wine chiller that proves wood can look as classy as stainless steel. Its gold-plated letters fit with the 50-year anniversary gift theme, and you can personalize it with their initials to make it even more special.
Golden Anniversary Kitchen and Food Gifts
If foodies or simply love to entertain, these best gifts for the kitchen will help them to savor life.
This beautiful and rustic set of stoneware from Portugal is encircled with a “perfectly imperfect” ring of gold. A reminder that though no couple is perfect, they’re definitely perfect for each other.
This beautifully carved cutting board makes a great gift for the couple that enjoys entertaining. Add the couple’s names and their wedding date, and it’s a beautiful memento of their love story. It’s available in walnut, maple or cherry wood.
The only thing they love more than each other is good cheese. Help them live it up with a truly gourmet cheese basket from artisanal producer Beehive Creamery. It’s the kind of cheesy moment a 50th anniversary deserves!
For the couple whose love language is baked goods, this gold measuring set makes a truly sweet gift.
10. Gold Flatware
This elegant set of flatware from Amazon is a thoughtful tribute to their 50th anniversary and makes any meal a special occasion.
Their first love? Each other. A very close second? Chocolate. Gift them this elegant set of gourmet confections to celebrate both of their passions.
50th Anniversary Gifts For The Home
Over the years, they’ve built a life and home together. Help them to make it an even more beautiful and cozy place with these golden anniversary gifts for their love nest.
After 50 years, the thing that means most to them is family. Help them to commemorate it with this golden family tree that can be personalized with the names of their children and grandchildren.
Want a not-so-traditional gift for the not-so-traditional couple? For all the places they’ve been in their fifty years and all the places they still want to go, this pushpin map personalized with their names is a beautiful way to help them remember and plan all of their adventures.
Candlelight is something that never goes out of style. This contemporary set of tea light holders will add a touch of romance and elegance to their home.
15. Love Lamp
Their love was destined to burn for many years. Help them to celebrate it with this sweet lamp that spells it out for all to know.
This cute, rustic canvas print will remind them that their playful spirit of love is still alive and well.
After 50 years, they still love to cuddle up on the couch. Help keep them cozy with this soft woolen throw blanket that you can personalize with a special message.
18. Kintsugi Bowl
The Japanese art of kintsugi is a pottery repair method that emphasizes rather than hides the breaks of the piece. Just as in marriage, it’s the weaving together of imperfections that make it artful. This meaningful keepsake is a lovely way to honor the complicated but beautiful journey of marriage.
This cute pillow can be speciallñy customized for the couple and will remind them of all they’ve shared together over the years. It also gives them something to rest their heads on when they fall asleep on the couch.
Handmade by Berber women, this unique blanket will add an exotic touch to their home decor and makes for a unique heirloom present. In Morocco, these blankets are traditionally given to newlyweds for protection and luck. But what couple couldn’t use a little of that after 50 years?
21. Custom Star Map
When they met, the star aligned. Show them exactly how with this customizable map from Etsy that commemorates their wedding, first kiss or the day they met. A lovely way to help to commemorate their magic moment.
50th Anniversary Photo Gifts
Over the years, they’ve created a lot of memories. Help them to celebrate all the good times with these special gifts for their photo collection.
These handmade portraits are made with an original picture that the artist then turns into a gold foiled print. A very unique idea that you can also add a special message to.
It’s hard to go wrong with some beautifully framed gold-tone wall art of the special couple. And you also add a photo album with even more of their favorite memories, you know, like their wedding day.
Is your happy couple a little more tech forward? Then give them a digital photo frame that allows you to share photos with them directly from your phone. A great way to give them updates on what their grandkids are up to!
Considering they’ve been married 50 years, they probably remember when View Masters were around. This nostalgic gift will allow them to view their favorite photos just like they did way back when.
If they’ve shared 50 years together, chances are they like to surround themselves with their favorite pictures, including their wedding photo. Make it easy for them with this printer from Canon. Now they can remember all their best moments in living color.
Haven’t found anything you love quite yet? Here are some more unique gifts for your loved ones.
27. Picnic Basket
For the couple that loves to dine al fresco, this beautiful picnic set will give them everything they need to enjoy a romantic anniversary date outdoors. Complete with a waterproof blanket, an insulated main compartment, utensils and more, they’ll never need a reservation to share a sweet moment together.
28. Luggage Set
If you want to go big, this monogrammed luggage set is perfect for the couple that loves to travel. Lightweight but durable, it’s designed to withstand all the bumps that marriage and other adventures are bound to have.
It may not be the most unique gift, but it’s definitely one of the most practical. Lord knows marriage isn’t always easy. For the couple celebrating their golden wedding anniversary with a sense of humor, this mug will give them a chuckle.
Not sure how to say happy anniversary? Have a celebrity do it for you! From actors, musicians and athletes, the online service Cameo has a load of famous faces all waiting to wish your lovebirds a happy 50th anniversary. Pretty cool!
And May They Still Live Happily Ever After
We hope our gift guide of 50th anniversary gifts has been helpful. Large or small, traditional or contemporary, any thoughtful gift that honors 50 years of marriage is sure to be well received. Here’s hoping they live happily ever after for many more years to come.
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50th Wedding Anniversary Gifts:
- Waterford Love True Love Flute Pair
- Le Château Wine Decanter
- Gold Bar Cart
- Gold Bartender Kit
- Wine Chiller
- Primrose Gold Stoneware
- Personalized Cutting Board
- Cheese Basket
- Gold Measuring Set
- Gold Flatware
- Gourmet Chocolates
- Golden Family Tree
- Personalized Anniversary Pushpin Map
- Gold Candle Holders
- Love Lamp
- Carved Art Canvas
- Personalized Throw Blanket
- Kintsugi Bowl
- Anniversary Pillow
- Moroccan Wedding Blanket
- Custom Star Map
- Gold Foiled Portrait
- Gold Picture Frame
- Digital Picture Frame
- Create Your Own Reel Viewer
- Canon Photo Printer
- Picnic Basket
- Luggage Set
- 50th Anniversary Mug
- Celebrity Video Message