To honor the golden theme of the 50th wedding anniversary, gift ideas from Hallmark include a bouquet of golden or yellow flowers, such as roses, sunflowers, daffodils or tulips, a gold watch, or tickets to a special event wrapped in a gold ribbon. Gifts.com recommends a personalized golden anniversary frame.
If the anniversary couple enjoys attention, putting an announcement about the golden wedding celebration along with a photo of the couple's wedding day in a local newspaper or community bulletin is a thoughtful way to commemorate the date. Notations can be added to acknowledge special lifetime milestones they have shared and places they have lived and worked; notations can also list the names of children, grandchildren and pets. Hallmark also suggests that notes of congratulations be gathered from friends and family to create a scrapbook. An alternative is to use a digital camera to conduct brief interviews and to compile them into a video.
A photo taken of the couple by a professional photographer on or near their 50th anniversary date can be placed in a gold leaf frame that is personalized with their names and the anniversary date. The names and anniversary date can be engraved onto a porcelain plate in 24-karat gold for display.