Celebrating 50 years of marriage is a rare achievement, one that should be commemorated with a 50th wedding anniversary gift that reflects how special it is. The traditional and modern 50th-anniversary gifts are both gold, which is why it is aptly referred to as the “golden anniversary.” After all, any couple that has survived 50 years together definitely deserves a first-place medal.
If you’re looking for creative 50th-anniversary gift ideas for your husband, wife, friends, parents, or grandparents, we have a wonderful variety of unique and unusual options. Whether the recipient(s) like traditional gold or non-traditional choices that veer towards practical, we have a ton of appropriate suggestions they’re guaranteed to love.
35 Best 50th Anniversary Gift Ideas
50 valuable years together definitely deserves an equally precious gift. Let us help you find one!
Personalized Anniversary Pushpin USA Map
After 50 years of marriage, you, your parents, or your grandparents have hopefully traveled to many far-off and distant lands. You can customize this gorgeous vintage map with the names of the couple and their anniversary date. Then, you or they can have a blast using the 100 push pins to mark their honeymoon destination, vacation locations, where they met, and any other special spots.
50th Anniversary Champagne Flutes
What better way to kick off an anniversary celebration than sipping champagne out of these beautiful glasses? These champagne flutes are etched to say 50th anniversary in an elegant script, the perfect tone to set for such a momentous celebration! Plus, no one else at the golden couple’s anniversary party will accidentally steal their glasses!
New York Times Custom Anniversary Book
A lot has changed in the past 50 years, from politics to pop culture. You can help a golden couple take a trip back in time through major New York Times headlines from their anniversary date. This unique book is a great choice for individuals that like to keep up with current events (but may have already forgotten the current events from thirty-some years ago).
Yellow Roses -12, 24, 50, or 100 Roses
If you want to stick to traditional 50th wedding anniversary traditions, then you can’t go wrong with this bouquet of yellow roses. Gold is the traditional 50th-anniversary color and symbol, and yellow roses are the traditional flower. You can purchase as large of a bouquet as you’d like, with options ranging from 12 to 100 roses. These flowers make quite the gorgeous statement and would look wonderful in one of the vases on this list!
Personalized Champagne Milestone Vase
This beautiful vase is a perfect gift to commemorate a momentous relationship milestone. You can customize the upcycled champagne bottle to feature the couple’s names, special date, and year – an elegant addition to anyone’s decor. We suggest giving this vase to the happy couple before their anniversary party, so they can use it as part of the party decorations!
Godiva Chocolatier Gold Ballotin, Classic Gold Ribbon- 36 Pieces
Many older couples have reached a stage in their lives where they want to downsize their belongings. If you’re shopping for a gift for a golden couple that doesn’t want to accumulate more things, this Godiva chocolate selection is a perfect choice. Why? Because they’ll eat them so fast they’ll never have a chance to become clutter!
Love Grows Together
Trees are often a symbol of resilience, wisdom, and growth, so these two intertwined trees are a perfect representation of the love between a golden anniversary couple. This beautiful wire sculpture is available in three different finishes, but for obvious reasons, we suggest picking the gold one. The leaves are made of eye-catching cerulean glass that adds a beautiful touch to this multidimensional piece.
Gold Whiskey Decanter Globe Gift Set
Whiskey lovers will be starstruck by this unique gold globe decanter set. The etched globe decanter comes with two matching glasses, all elegantly arranged on a rich mahogany base. We wouldn’t mind raising a glass or two with one of these beautiful vessels in our hands.
Edible Gold Lollipops
It’s probably been quite some time since the golden couple has had a lollipop! But we promise, these treats aren’t just for kids. These edible gold lollipops are a unique gift or party favor for the still happy couple.
Personalized 50th Golden Wedding Anniversary Sundial
If you’re looking for a 50-year anniversary gift for a couple that has stood the test of time, we think we’ve found a timeless option! This brass sundial can be customized in multiple ways to make it a perfectly unique gift for your friends, grandparents, husband, or any other golden couple. This impressive-looking gift is almost guaranteed to become a family heirloom that is cherished for generations.
Forever Together Photo Coasters
After 50 years, your parents or grandparents might not break out their wedding photos too often. But they don’t have to save reminiscing for special occasions! These memory keepsake coasters are a wonderful way to commemorate all the beauty the happy couple has shared, from their wedding to having children and all the other milestones along the way! The coasters are printed with a stylish Polaroid print aesthetic, with a cork backing for durability.
DIY Kintsugi Repair Kit
After 50 years together, your favorite golden couple probably knows that all good things take work. Kintsugi is the Japanese art of mending broken ceramics with gold and treating cracks as part of the history of the object, not a reason to discard it. This kit could be a fun and new activity for a couple to work on together or a great gift for your partner who loves to craft.
Fabric of our Family Blanket - Building Blocks
What makes a family? This blanket allows you to highlight the pieces that make the special couple’s family whole. You can customize this beautiful blanket with names, dates, and an extensive list of icons to make it a one-of-a-kind representation of their family.
Dom Pérignon – Champagne
You can’t go wrong with a bottle of Dom Pérignon. Wow, if that’s not one of their slogans already, it definitely should be (you’re welcome, marketing team). In all seriousness, if you want to splurge on a 50th wedding anniversary gift, champagne is a wonderful choice. Nothing says celebration quite like the glittering array of bubbles and cheers that comes along with popping a bottle of champagne and toasting to enduring love.
XO Vase Set
Does anyone else read “XO” and instantly think of the intro to Gossip Girl? Oh, just us? Okay, that’s slightly embarrassing, but this set of XO vases definitely isn’t! These cases are a playful and fun home accent that will make any floral arrangement pop!
Ross-Simons Floating Opal Pendant Necklace in 14kt Yellow Gold
How do you show your wife or partner that after 50 years, she’s still gold to you? Gold is the traditional symbol and metal for 50th anniversaries. This intricate golden setting allows the opal stone to really shine in this eye-catching pendant. This necklace can be dressed up or used for everyday wear, thanks to its neutral color palette.
Personalized Written in the Stars Wine Box
Are you looking for an awesome gift for a couple that loves to wine and dine, and wine some more? This gorgeous wooden box is the perfect accent and home for three decadent bottles of wine. But honestly, this personalized wine box is so beautiful you could probably get away with chucking a few bottles of Trader Joe’s two buck chuck in there. You can customize the box with the couple’s names and anniversary date. You can choose to add three anniversary years for the couple to open the bottles of wine, but after 50 years of marriage, we think you should just let them go for the Pinot Grigio whenever they want.
Scriveiner Black Lacquer Ballpoint Pen
Whether your partner is signing contracts or handwriting a complete family history, this pen will make their writing as smooth as butter. High-quality pens are an everyday luxury that can make a huge difference in someone’s day or writing. After all, have you ever heard anyone complain that their fancy pen is too nice? This pen, in particular, is black with gold accents so it still aligns with the traditional 50th-anniversary gift symbols.
Our Adventure Map Art
Over 50 years together, through moves, vacations, and special events, a couple can accumulate many significant locations on their journey of love. With this map, you can choose up to seven addresses that are significant to the golden anniversary couple, from where they met to their favorite vacation spot to the cities where their kids love. The artists turn these locations into a unique mountainscape art piece the couple will cherish for years to come.
Kayla's Cake in a Jar Premium
Do you have to celebrate your favorite couple’s 50th anniversary from a distance? You can still be part of the delicious fun by sending them this selection of four cake in a jar varieties. It comes with a selection of carrot cake, red velvet cake, birthday cake, and Valrhona Chocolate Cake jars, and each serves one to two people. But, let’s be honest, it’s challenging to charge something this delicious!
First Toast Personalized Art
This nostalgic art piece could be the perfect gift for an art-loving couple. Artist Alexander Doll adds a personalized fair to every order, featuring the couple’s names, wedding venue, city, and date into the print. The celebratory print is perfect for a fun-loving couple that still finds a reason to cheers to their union every day.
Gold Fruit Basket for Kitchen
You don’t have to drop serious cash to find unique, stylish, and functional 50th wedding anniversary gift ideas. This geometric-inspired bowl is an excellent home decor accent that any couple will be able to put to immediate use.
Custom Lettered Lazy Susan
Lazy Susan’s are back and more stylish than ever before! Don’t believe us? Just take a peek at this custom-lettered piece from two Baltimore-based artists, Kim Strassner and Mike Pararas. This lazy susan is handcrafted using sustainably forested wood and a durable beeswax finish. We love products like this that promote easier access to hot sauce and ranch dressing at every table across America!
Golden Titanium Knife Set with Acrylic Stand
Everything your husband, parents, or grandparents cook using these knives will definitely be gold medal-worthy. If you want to give your loved one a 50th wedding anniversary gift that’s a cut above the rest, this knife set with golden blades could be an attractive and practical choice.
Personalized Wine Barrel
Vino-loving couples of all ages will get a kick out of this personalized wine barrel! These miniatures serve the same purpose as their full-sized counterparts, helping to age wine and infuse it with an oaky flavor. However, thanks to its smaller size, this personalized barrel can do it 10 times faster! Your parents, grandparents, or another golden couple in your life can check and rotate the barrel weekly until their wine has been aged to perfection!
Gold Metal Planters With Gold Stands
The plant-loving golden couple on your list will love these golden planters, which are as beautiful as they are practical. These serve as great outer, decorative planters to disguise the appearance of those worn-out nursery pots. This set of two also comes with matching gold stands to elevate (literally and figuratively) the appearance of the recipient’s plants.
Handwritten Message Cuff
Here is a gift specifically for the jewelry lovers on your shopping list. If your wife, mom, or another well-accessorized human loves a touch of personalization in their one-of-a-kind jewelry, this cuff bracelet is definitely the answer.
Glenlivet – 25 Year Single Malt Scotch
If champagne isn’t the drink of choice for your husband, parents, grandparents, or hate we golden anniversary couple in your life, you might need to put down the bottle of Dom and get ready to Glenlivet up. It is crazy to think that the recipients of this bottle have been married twice as long as this single malt scotch has existed, but that could be part of the fun of gifting this booze! If you really want to spoil your partner or loved ones, you could pair this scotch with the decanter set on this list.
14k Gold Moonstone Hourglass Ring
If you’re celebrating your 50th wedding anniversary, it’s probably safe to assume you’ve already gifted your jewelry loving half a ring or two. But this moonstone hourglass is so dazzling and unique, we think you should make an exception.
Bright Yellow Mixed Bouquet |42 Fresh Cut Long Stems
We love this unique flower arrangement for a 50th-anniversary gift! This bouquet is perfect because it still features the traditional yellow 50th-anniversary roses, but incorporates a dazzling selection of additional textures and colors. Purple is also the color of royalty, so this flower arrangement is an excellent way to commemorate the couple as the king(s) and queen(s) they are!
Fossil Men's Dean Stainless Steel Quartz Dress Chronograph Watch
Are you looking for excellent 50th-anniversary gifts for your husband? This gold Fossil watch is a timeless choice that still hits on the classic 50th-anniversary traditions, mainly giving gifts of gold. This watch model features oversized gears and easy to read dial, making it an excellent choice for a distinguished older gentleman.
Personalized Cutting Board
Here is a non-traditional 50th wedding anniversary gift for couples that like practical gifts with a personal touch. This cutting board is a fully functional kitchen accessory that the couple could use for meal prep or put on display. You can choose from 11 designs and ten size and style combinations, then add in the recipient couple’s personal information for an incredible custom gift.
24k Gold Dipped Rose
If you’re looking for a gorgeous keepsake gift to celebrate you or your loved one’s golden anniversary, this golden rose could be just the ticket. By now, you’re probably aware that yellow roses are the traditional flower and gold is the traditional color for 50th wedding anniversaries. This gift combines those two classic themes for a unique and meaningful gift the recipients will cherish as a symbol of their everlasting love.
Personalized 50th Wedding Anniversary Plate Gift
We’ve got one last customizable gift for the wonderful golden anniversary couple in your life. This keepsake wooden plate still emphasizes the sentiment and significance of the 50th-anniversary milestone, however, uses non-traditional materials. There isn’t a touch of gold on this plate, which is perfect for those who prefer a more subdued, less flashy look for their home decor elements.
Enjoy Flowers - Fresh Mixed Bouquet Subscription Box: Signature Box
If there was ever a reason to go above and beyond for your partner, your 50th wedding anniversary probably tops the list. If you want to wow your wife or celebrate your parents’ anniversary all year long, this flower subscription box is a unique and eye-catching approach. Choose from their signature or farm-fresh collections and get ready for some gorgeous blooms to brighten the recipient’s day!
50-Year Anniversary FAQs
What is a Traditional Gift for the 50th Wedding Anniversary?
Gold is the traditional and modern gift for a married couple’s 50th wedding anniversary. Gold is a gorgeous and lux metal that is a worthy representation of the valuable bond between a couple that is celebrating 50 years of marriage. There are plenty of golden gifts you can give your other half, parents, or grandparents to commemorate their golden anniversary. Some great places to start could include gold jewelry, gold home decor accents, or customizable art pieces.
What is the Symbol for 50 Years of Marriage?
Since the 50th wedding anniversary is often called the golden anniversary, you might not be surprised that the symbol for 50 years of marriage is gold.
What is the Color for the 50th Wedding Anniversary?
The 50th wedding anniversary color is gold. Just like the precious metal, this anniversary color represents how exquisite it is to spend so many valuable years with someone.
What is the Flower for the 50th Wedding Anniversary?
The 50th wedding anniversary flower is the yellow rose. Additionally, some people choose to combine the yellow roses with violets. As complementary colors, this contrasting bouquet arrangement represents the union of two different people coming together to support and accent each other forever.