The traditional and modern gift for the 50th wedding anniversary is gold. The gifts can be gold pieces of jewelry such as rings, bracelets, earrings, necklaces, watches or tie clips.
Fifty years of marriage is traditionally called a "golden wedding anniversary," "golden anniversary" or a "golden wedding." The celebration of wedding anniversaries traces its roots back to the Roman Empire when the men crowned their wives with flowers, particularly gold wreaths on the 50th anniversary. In modern times, the flower that symbolizes the golden anniversary is the violet. Other gift ideas for couples marking their 50th anniversary include gold clothing, gold records or anything that is associated with gold.