As of 2015, many national department stores, such as Macy's, Nordstrom, JCPenny and Neiman Marcus, sell 20-year anniversary gifts, including dinnerware and fine jewelry. China is the traditional 20-year anniversary gift, but the modern gift suggestion is platinum.
Department stores sell a wide range of dinnerware, from casual plate sets to ornate china. Spouses may choose to purchase something small, such as a coffee mug or unique platter, or they can celebrate their anniversary with a complete set of china that fits their current taste and style. When shopping for somebody else, some good 20-year anniversary gift ideas include serving dishes or individual pieces to add to the couple's current china pattern.
Many couples celebrate their 20th anniversaries with a gift of platinum jewelry. Department stores that sell fine jewelry may also offer a selection of special anniversary bands, pendants, earrings or watches. Some outlets offer customers the option of personalizing or engraving their purchases to further commemorate the anniversary.
Due to the high cost of platinum, some people choose more affordable items that are silver-toned or contain "platinum" in the title. Platinum-edition DVDs, platinum-series cookware, flatware or silver-toned apparel and accessories are excellent, affordable gift ideas. Many department stores provide an array of appropriate gifts for men, women and couples on their websites under the keyword "anniversary."