The traditional celebratory gift to give for 25th wedding anniversaries is silver. Silver anniversary gifts can include silver jewelry, photo frames, watches, candlestick holders, coins and paper weights.
In addition to being prized as a precious metal, silver is recognized as a symbol of purity and faith.
In recent years, couples have begun giving each other more creative takes on traditional "silver" anniversary gifts. Some choose to plan romantic vacations to destinations featuring the word "silver" in the name. Popular locations to consider are Silver Springs in Florida, Silver Lake in Washington, Silver Plume in Colorado, and the Silver Strand Beach in Ireland. Another suggestion is to wrap a gift that could be considered intimate to the relationship, such as tickets to a show or an object with sentimental value, in a silver box or with a silver bow.
For people hoping to shy away from silver, notable alternatives for 25th anniversaries are iris flowers, tsavorite and green garnet. Both iris flower arrangements and perfumes made from the iris scent are appropriate gifts for this marital milestone. Popular tsavorite gemstones can be given as gifts in decorative jewelry, with some people even choosing to set tsavorite stones in silver bands or other silver metal accents.