50th wedding anniversary gift ideas

By Stacey Donovan on July 21st, 2021
Numbers for Anniversary50

Traditional: Gold

Modern: Gold

Numbers for Anniversary50

For spouses


Get them a huge bouquet of golden roses…or sunflowers, tulips or daffodils!

Wrap any gift in beautiful gold wrapping paper.


Give them a gold watch.

Buy tickets to a favourite event and wrap them with gold ribbon. Make the evening extra special by toasting to 50 years of marriage at an elegant dinner.

For another couple

Throw a party!

If they secretly enjoy attention, announce their golden anniversary in their local paper or church bulletin. Include a wedding photo and information about where they’ve lived, where they’ve worked and the names of their children and grandchildren.

Have all of their friends and family write letters of congratulations, and put them all in a scrapbook for the couple.

50 years is a long time! Be sure to tell your sweetheart just how much these years have meant to you with the perfect card.

Stacey Donovan has been a writer and editor at Hallmark for more than 20 years. She also writes romance novels (under a pseudonym), and has collected a wealth of obscure knowledge in the process.