Celebrating a couple’s 50th wedding anniversary is a special time. If you are looking for the perfect gift to give, consider one of the 25 following 50th anniversary gift ideas. Many of these ideas can be mixed-and-matched, creating the perfect gift set for a golden couple.
1. DEFAITH Red Gold Rose
DEFAITH’s Red Gold Rose provides a powerful reminder of the bond of matrimony. Encased within a stunning 24-karat gold stem and artisan-crafted petals and leaves is a real, hand-picked rose. This timeless piece comes with an acrylic moon-shaped stand that holds the rose firmly in place. A glass dome display case is available to keep your rose free from dust and gives it a romantic appeal.
2. Ivory 50th Anniversary Mr. Right & Mrs. Always Right Mug Gift Set
Things that inspires laughter are great 50th anniversary gift ideas. This set of 50th-anniversary mugs features two 4″-wide by 4″-tall coffee mugs with the 50 being laid in gold. These mugs are safe to run through the dishwasher on the top rack. Each mug holds 6 ounces of liquids. These mugs come in a decorative box and can be used time and again or kept out in the open on display.
3. 50th Anniversary Love Sees With the Heart Porcelain Plate with Stand
Crafted by Roman, Inc., this beautiful white and gold plate features an endearing quote on the front of it. On the back, you can have the company customize the couple’s name and anniversary date, which is done free of charge. The plate comes with a wooden base that gives it an additional touch of elegance. The plate might look delicate, but it is actually quite sturdy and durable.
4. Framed Bands of Gold Poem
Poetry can be a meaningful way to celebrate a golden wedding anniversary. This is one of the most sentimental 50th anniversary gift ideas. This “Bands of Gold” poem is set in a 6″x6″ black frame and is set in beautiful font against a golden, floral-patterned background.
5. “Love Grows” Personalized Canvas Print
This print is a wonderful addition to the home of a couple celebrating 50 years of wedded bliss. Those who love collecting decor and the outdoors will appreciate the beauty of this print that depicts a luscious woodland scene. The couple’s names and anniversary date can be inscribed into the tree in the foreground of the print, which measures 18″x12″ and has a semi-gloss acrylic topcoat.
6. Our Story Wooden Sign
Is the couple you’re shopping for more interested in rustic decor than anything lined in gold? If so, the Our Story Wooden Sign is a gift that reminds the couple of all the major chapters in their story together. Events and dates are inscribed on 3/4″ pieces of maple. Each piece is handcrafted and unique, which makes this decorative gift a great talking piece at family get-togethers.
7. Precious Moments We Share a Love Forever Young 50th Anniversary Bisque Porcelain Figurine
If the couple you’re celebrating loves Precious Moments figurines, then this is one of the most sought-after 50th anniversary gift ideas. The figurine couple might have gray hair, but their love still feels brand new. This adorable figurine is 5″x4″x2.5″ and can easily be stored in a china cabinet or on a shelf. The heart in the center of the piece is outlined in gold.
8. Hortense B. Hewitt Accessories 50th Anniversary Glass Bell
This ornate glass bell is a great addition to a couple’s knick-knack collection. Since Hortense B. Hewitt has been designing wedding and anniversary accessories for over 60 years, you are guaranteed a high-quality piece. The bell weighs just 1.4 ounces and is 3 and 3/4″ in height, making it just the right size for a knickknack shelf or china cabinet.
9. 50 Year Anniversary Wall Plaque
Get personal with your 50th anniversary gift ideas with this customizable wall plaque from Dayspring Milestones. You can take your pick from six different types of wood and have the couple’s name and major milestones engraved onto the plaque. The wood is all-natural, and each piece is unique and handcrafted. The plaque measures 12″x0.5″x15″ and can easily be hung on the wall.
10. Willow Tree Anniversary Figure by Susan Lordi
This 6″ hand-painted polyresin figurine is handcrafted by artist Susan Lordi and beautifully depicts an older couple seated lovingly together. Each figurine comes in a decorative box which also contains a card. The resin material appears wood-like, and the paint quality is superb. Not only is this piece unique, it is also one of those 50th anniversary gift ideas that tugs on the heartstrings.
11. Golden Anniversary Sundial
Handmade by The Metal Foundry in England, this black and gold sundial looks great on any shelf or in any garden. The product is skillfully crafted and is fully lacquered. This sundial is small but can be placed upon a decorative garden stone or patio table. It can also be mounted, hung, or set on its pedestal indoors.
12. Cottage Garden Music Box
If you are looking for a semi-ornate and timeless gift, this 50th-anniversary music box is a charming way to store keepsakes and pictures. It is a classical wind-up music box that harkens to an era gone by. The box has a silver finish and ornate golden trim. When opened, the box plays “Unchained Melody”.
13. Golden 50th Anniversary Decorative Throw Pillow
This cotton throw pillow is embroidered with the words Happy 50th Anniversary stitched in gold thread. On the reverse side, there is a beautiful message about neverending love. The pillow measures 12.5″x8.5″ and accentuates most sofas, armchairs, or beds with its refined elegance. It is manufactured by Manual Woodworkers and Weavers, who have been in business since 1932.
14. Golden Anniversary Sofa Throw Blanket
If the couple you’re shopping for loves to snuggle under a cozy blanket, this throw blanket might be one of the most ideal 50th anniversary gift ideas. It features two doves and a meaningful quote about love. This 48″x40″ blanket is made from woven cotton and is machine-washable. This blanket is handcrafted by a small company in Pennsylvania.
15. Precious Moments Through the Years 50th Anniversary Bisque Porcelain Figurine
Another figurine in the Precious Moments collection is this Through the Years bisque porcelain depiction of a couple celebrating their golden anniversary. Seated on a couch together, this figurine is perfect for the low-key couple who simply enjoy each other’s company. This figurine is 4.5″ tall and can easily be placed on a shelf with other collectibles.
16. Hortense B. Hewitt 50th Anniversary Pearl Rose Cake Top
If you’re looking for versatile 50th anniversary gift ideas, this doubles over as a gorgeous cake top, table decor, and a keepsake ornament. The roses and leaves are finely sculpted in porcelain. The cake top is 5 and 1/4″ tall and has a matching cake cutter and champagne flutes that can be bought separately.
17. Personalized 50th Anniversary Wedding Plate
If you’re shopping for a low-key couple who aren’t interested in anything with gold on it, this personalized 50th-anniversary plate beautifully commemorates the couple. All of the text is laser-engraved onto the wooden plate and is customizable. This plate is a decorative piece only and is not meant to be used as a serving plate. It can easily be displayed on a table or hung on the wall.
18. Personalized 50th Anniversary Art Print
Remind the couple whose anniversary you’re celebrating that they’re a shining example of how to make a relationship work with this personalized art print. Crafted by Cedar House Keepsakes, this print can be done in gold or red text. Although it doesn’t come with a frame, the print can fit into a standard-sized frame. It is surprisingly durable and looks great with almost any frame.
19. Belleek 50th Anniversary Plate
Looking for ornate 50th anniversary gift ideas? This anniversary plate is crafted from Parisian china and is trimmed with gold along the outer rim. If you’re shopping for a couple with Irish heritage, this plate has uniquely Irish patterns and is made in Ireland.
20. 50th Anniversary Framed Wall Clock
This battery-powered 3D wall clock features golden foil accents and is meant to be mounted on any wall. The frame has a built-in hanger that holds all four pounds of weight. This gift is a beautiful reflection of the time a couple has spent together, which is reflected in the poem contained inside the clock.
21. Personalized Cutting Board
If the couple celebrating their golden anniversary loves to cook together, this personalized cutting board is an excellent gift. It is crafted from high-quality wood and is customizable with the couple’s name and wedding date. The wood is durable and can be easily cleaned and re-used.
22. 2-Stem Gold Ribbon Roses with Vase
Crafted from gold ribbon, these roses come in a decorative oak vase. A gift tag comes attached to one of the stems so that you can personalize your message to the happy couple celebrating their anniversary. Since they’re made from paper and ribbon, these roses will never wither and fade.
23. 50th Anniversary Memory Journal
To most couples who are getting on in years, memories are everything. This memory journal is one of the most thoughtful 50th anniversary gift ideas that can be exchanged between spouses or from children to their parents. It comes with cards and stickers and is easy for anyone to fill with their memories.
24. 50th Anniversary Collage Picture Frame
Help the couple in your life who are celebrating their golden anniversary put their memories on display with this collage picture frame. In the center is a touching poem, and you can place photos on either side of the poem. The frame measures 11″x14″ and fits six 3″x2.75″ photos.
25. Folded Book Art Love Pattern
If you want your gift to really stand out, this unique decor is truly eye-catching and meaningful for couples who love books. Handcrafted by Boston Creative Company, each piece is made from a newly-printed book and is folded into your personalized date or word.
Whether you opt for a decorative wall piece, a beautiful throw pillow, or a humorous coffee mug set, these gifts reflect the couple’s unique relationship and milestones that they have reached. Of all these suggestions, the folded book art and the sundial are by far our favorites! What are yours? let us know in the comment section below!