Rejoicing your 30th wedding anniversary is an excuse to celebrate in style, especially as there are 30 years of love, friendship and unity to revel in.
Conventionally, the 30th anniversary is known as the pearl anniversary, which makes these picture-perfect gems one of the most prevalent gifts to gift a loved one…
Gift ideas for her
Mark this special occasion with a gift that will make her feel lavishly treated. From pearl infused designer sunglasses, to a classic pearl bracelet, personalised charm necklaces or pearl-effect photo frames – there are a number of options to choose from.
Looking for something other than the traditional gift idea? Opt for champagne and chocolates, a pair of shoes complete with pearl embellishments or a handbag with a pearl strap.
If you’re feeling even more rebellious, leave the pearls behind altogether and opt for the likes of a beautiful grow-your-own tree. All of these gifts are guaranteed to delight and should ensure that your 30th anniversary is one to remember.
Gift ideas for him
Asides from mother of pearl cuff links, there are a number of great gift ideas for the man in your life when it comes to celebrating 30 years of marriage together.
These include personalised prints and wine bottles, photo albums brimming with snap shots of your many adventures together, a food hamper filled with his favourite treats, an adrenalin-infused adventure or a weekend away.
You may even wish to return to the city you first met in or the place you ventured to on your Honeymoon! Reliving this experience together will be something you’ll revel in!
What message to write in a card
Thirty years amounts to an astounding 262,974 hours! Acknowledging this huge milestone is therefore a must! With this in mind, it’s important to capture the right message in a card, which can be somewhat tricky.
We’ve listed a few of our favourites to provide you with a little inspiration…
Messages for a Spouse
You may wish to opt for something a little humorous, such as ‘Thanks for continuing to decide to stay with me for 30 years in a row!’ or something jovial and sweet, such as ‘30 years felt like just a few years ago, because time flies when you’re having fun’ or ‘I can’t imagine what my life would have been like without you for the last 30 years – I’m looking forward to another incredible 30 years together.’
If you’d prefer to keep your message simple and to the point, opt for a quote like ‘30 years ago was an awesome day!’
Messages for Parents, Friends, or Family members
Asides from partners sending cards to each other to celebrate their big day, those celebrating their 30th anniversary will also receive cards from friends, colleagues and family members – especially if they throw a party to celebrate the occasion.
Here are a few messages for family members and friends:
- ‘Wow! 30 years is a huge amount of time to stay married, just so that you can get this card! Happy 30th!’
- ‘I bet you feel like you’ve been married for three decades. Wait! You have!’
- ‘You guys have been married since the Stone Age. Probably why they call it a ‘mile-stone.’’
- ‘Congratulations on your 10,957 day anniversary! That’s a huge accomplishment!’
- ‘You have been married for an entire generation. Congratulations!’
Looking for a gift that is less traditional…
Whether your loved one wishes to fulfil a long term dream of skydiving, longs to master their culinary skills, wishes to journey to a city they haven’t yet visited or embark on an adrenalin-infused super car journey, one way to make a 30-year milestone unforgettable is to gift your other half with an experience they’ll treasure forever.
This is the perfect option for those who have everything as it’s something that is less materialistic and is a gift you can both enjoy together. You may even wish to make a weekend of it by enjoying a stay at a luxury hotel and by dining out at your favourite restaurant.
You could even return to the location where you first met to remember how your journey started – a way to truly mark your 30th anniversary in style.