Twenty Year Anniversary Gifts as Individual as You Are

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Celebrate your twenty year anniversary with time-honored traditions or create a new tradition that is totally your own with our exclusive guide.

Twenty Year Anniversary Traditions

When your twenty year wedding anniversary comes around, it's almost hard to believe it's true. Twenty years? But that big wedding bash feels like it happened just yesterday! As the old saying goes: the days are long, but the years are short. Your twenty year anniversary offers the perfect opportunity to slow down (at least a little!) and stroll down memory lane, reminiscing about where you started, appreciating where you are, and looking forward to where you're headed next.

What is the twenty year anniversary gift?

Traditionally the twenty year wedding anniversary is celebrated with gifts of china, while the contemporary gift is platinum. Whether you prefer the old traditions or the new, your twenty year wedding anniversary is a milestone worth celebrating.

If you're looking for anniversary gift ideas that are furhter off the beaten path, there are also traditional anniversary gemstones, colors, and flowers to help inspire the perfect gift to commemorate your first twenty years and your commitment to the next twenty!

Traditional Twenty Year Anniversary Gift: China

China is the traditional gift for your twenty year anniversary. Symbolizing the delicate aspects of your marriage, it reflects the elegant and gentle familiarity that grows over time during your first twenty years.

China Anniversary Gift Ideas

While it used to be common for couples to register for their china pattern once they became engaged, this has become less common over the years. Whether because couples aren't settled in a home yet, don't have the space to store special occasion dishes, or simply haven't felt the need to invest, many couples don't have a complete china collection. If you're settled now and have been putting it off, starting your collection with a few place settings for your anniversary will get you off to a good start.

If you've been collecting pieces throughout the years, you might look to give a gift of china serving dishes, a china tea set, or even replacement pieces for those few cups and saucers that fell from the counter throughout the years.

For couples who have a complete china dish collection, or aren't interested in creating one, china gifts can also come in the form of frames, vases, figurines, or even jewelry.

Many couples use the traditional gifts as inspiration and interpret them in unique and exciting ways. A romantic weekend getaway to San Francisco with stops in Chinatown, for example, blends tradition with adventure and is ideal for a couple whose wanderlust leads the way.

There's an anniversary gift for every year--learn more with our Free Guide: Everything You Need to Know About Traditional Anniversary Gifts!