Traditionally, the 25th wedding anniversary is considered the "silver anniversary," and common gifts include jewelry or other items made from silver. However, many couples choose to forgo this tradition and give each other meaningful gifts.
The ideal 25th wedding anniversary gift depends on a variety of things. First, it is wise to take one's budget into consideration. Many couple spend a lot of money on lavish anniversary gifts for their spouses, including expensive jewelry, a relaxing vacation to their favorite destinations, or a big-ticket item such as a new car or appliance.
A weekend getaway to a romantic bed and breakfast is a great option for couples with children who want to spend some quality time together. Other couples may prefer to give thoughtful gifts that do not cost a lot of money but symbolically show love for one another. Thoughtful gift ideas include a gift certificate to a spa for an indulgent day of pampering, tickets to a favorite band's concert, or a handmade photo album featuring a couple's favorite memories together.
A couple can also choose to do something unique together for a 25th anniversary, such as taking a cooking class or recreating the events of their first date.