20th Wedding Anniversary Gift Ideas
Author: Hollie Bond
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Celebrate your 20th wedding anniversary by giving each other traditional gifts of china, or if you’re feeling generous choose the modern alternative – platinum.
Congratulations on reaching the incredible milestone of 20 years of marriage! Two decades with your other half is definitely a good reason to celebrate and you’ll want to mark the occasion with an extra special gift.
The traditional gift for this wedding anniversary is china – a delicate material that can withstand the test of time when looked after properly, just like a marriage. You might decide to go down the modern gift route though and purchase something made of platinum, which symbolises your ability to endure and overcome any challenge together.
After twenty years together we’re sure that you know exactly what your partner does and doesn’t like, but then again you’ve also been buying anniversary gifts for a long time now and it can be hard to know how to make this anniversary stand out from the rest.
If you’re struggling to find the perfect anniversary gift you’ve come to the right place, because we’ve put together some amazing and helpful gift ideas for you that will delight your partner. There’s something for everyone in this edit, whatever your budget and personal style. Plus, we’ve included gifts for anyone celebrating their own 20th wedding anniversary as well as anyone who is looking for anniversary gifts for the happy couple.
China wedding anniversary gift ideas
China vases, £220, Tiffany & Co
Perhaps you bought her a Tiffany & Co engagement ring? Or she’s always dreamed of owning something from the iconic turquoise-hued jewellery brand? Then she’ll adore this set of three super smart china vases for her 20th anniversary. Fill them with her favourite flowers to up the romance on your wedding anniversary.
China cake stand, £57.50, Sara Miller at John Lewis
Really show your other half how much you love them after 20 years of marriage by giving them this gorgeous china cake stand and filling it with homemade cakes as a surprise. Even if you’re not exactly Paul Hollywood, she’ll adore the effort you’ve put in to make your wedding anniversary so special.
Decorative china wall plate, £80, Artemest
Forget those old fashioned wall plates you’ve seen hanging in your granny’s house, because wall plates are making a comeback and they’re cooler than ever before. Choose from a range of fabulous modern designs and make a display that reflects your partner’s style and personality.
Teapot, £45, Twinings
Have you spent the majority of your 20 years together making tea for your husband or wife? Then a teapot could be the perfect gift for this anniversary. We love the pretty and quirky design of this Candy Eyes teapot, but you can find teapots with all sorts of unique and personalised designs depending on what your partner loves.
Love you cups and saucers, £50, Yvonne Ellen
How cute are these tea cups and saucers? Upgrade your daily cup of tea together with these charming and romantic china cups and saucers that come in a delightful presentation box. A perfect gift for any tea-loving couple.
Vera Wang dinner set, from £26, Wedgwood
Have you always been meaning to invest in a smart dinner set and host dinner parties? Well, now you’re 20 years into married life, you’re officially adults and it’s the ideal time to buy some pretty plates to impress guests when they come round for tea. You can’t go wrong with a traditional make like Wedgwood, which has some amazing designs to choose from.
China jug, £19, Sophie Allport
Wear your heart on your… jug! A lovely way to show your other half how much you love them is with this heart-covered jug that’ll be a romantic daily reminder of your wedding anniversary.
Canapé plate, £14, Anthropologie
If your partner loves hosting at home, treat them to a stand out serving plate like this gorgeous garden tile canapé plate. And you’ll benefit when they make some goodies to serve on it!
Interpret the traditional gift of china in a alternative way by treating your husband or wife to a posh afternoon tea at a hotel where the sweet treats are served on a fine bone china plate! The crockery used in some iconic London destinations like Fortnum & Mason, Claridge’s and The Ritz are particularly appropriate for such a special wedding anniversary.
China tree bauble, £24.95, Not On The High Street
Couples who had a winter wedding with an anniversary that falls in December might like to mark the occasion with a personalised china Christmas bauble. You can have a special message written on this smart bauble and then every year when you hang it on the tree it will remind you of this momentous time.
Platinum wedding anniversary gift ideas
As wedding anniversaries go, 20 is a pretty special one. So if you feel like splashing out on a generous gift for your husband or wife, you’ll want to consider the modern gift of platinum as a way to mark the occasion.
Platinum ring, £4,000, Goldsmiths
Stick to a traditional gift with a gorgeous platinum and diamond ring. It may have been 20 years since you last popped a ring on her finger so she’ll be delighted to add this her collection alongside her engagement and wedding ring as a reminder of your love for her.
Platinum cufflinks, £175, Lanvin Paris at Selfridges
Does your husband love a designer detail? Then these platinum Lanvin cufflinks will go down a treat on your wedding anniversary. The cool triangular design means they’re a unique piece and they’ll certainly stand the set of time thanks to the platinum plating.
Platinum watch, IWC Schaffhausen
A platinum watch is a seriously exclusive and luxurious gift, so you’ll have to dig deep to afford a timepiece in this marvellous metal. The very best and high end brands like Rolex, Patek Philippe and Breitling make platinum watches so they’re a good place to start. Just be ready for a price tag with more than a fews 0s on it!
Mens platinum ring, £1699, Ernest Jones
If your husband loves his wedding ring then he’ll be delighted to receive an updated anniversary ring to show off how long and happy his marriage has been. This platinum ring with a modern brushed effect not only looks amazing, but is scratch resistant too, so he can wear it all the time.
Platinum dipped eternity rose, £139, Eternity Rose
This popular anniversary gift is a fabulous way to give your other half the gift of a romantic rose that won’t ever wilt, showing her that your love will last forever. A real rose in perfect condition is picked and then covered in platinum to preserve it forever making it a really heartfelt and thoughtful choice for a 20th wedding anniversary.
Platinum perfume, £200, Floris
A slightly different take on the modern gift of platinum is this luxury platinum perfume created to honour Queen Elizabeth II’s Platinum Jubilee. If it’s good enough for her majesty then it’ll certainly go down a treat with your wife. The bottle will look stunning on her dressing table too.
Platinum pen, £360, Montblanc
For men that still love to put pen to paper, or enjoy signing their name with a flourish using a smart pen, a Montblanc pen will be an anniversary gift they’ll treasure forever. This particularly pen is perfectly suited for a 20th wedding anniversary gift as it is coated in platinum and it can be personalised too.
Platinum decanter, £125, LSA International
Cheers to this original and unique take on the modern gift for your 20th wedding anniversary – a seriously chic decanter with a snazzy platinum neck. Fill it with his or her favourite tipple and then celebrate your 20th wedding anniversary year in style.
Platinum necklace, £6,750, Beaverbrooks
Keep it classic with a gift you know she’ll adore with this stunning platinum necklace. With a single stunning solitaire diamond and platinum chain and casing, it’s a design that’ll go with everything and become a treasured possession for years to come.
Looking for more wedding gifts in general, click here to see our list of perfect presents.