As you approach your 25th wedding anniversary, it’s a natural time to reflect on your time together. For some couples, the 25th year of marriage is momentous for a few reasons. Not only does it mark a quarter century together; but for those who got married young, it means that you’ve spent more of your life with her, than without her.
Chances are you’ve experienced some of the most joyful moments--and the most heartbreaking ones--with her by your side. You’ve seen each other’s highs and lows, and have come out on the other side together.
After spending so many anniversaries together and giving her as many gifts, you might be wondering what the best 25th wedding anniversary gift for her is this year. If you’re going the traditional route, you’ll want to consider something in sterling silver.
Why Silver Wedding Anniversary Gifts?
Silver is more than just a precious metal used to make jewelry. It represents radiance, brilliance and most importantly, strength. Much like your love, sterling silver will stand the test of time. Life changes drastically over 25 years of marriage, but your bond is everlasting.
Known as the Silver Anniversary, the 25th Anniversary was once commemorated in The Holy Roman Empire by the gifting of silver wreaths, from husband to wife.
The tradition of silver wedding anniversary gifts continued in Medieval Germany, when women married for 25 years would receive silver wreaths from their friends and neighbors. Silver was considered a symbol of harmony, as it takes a peaceful union to withstand all the highs and lows that couples face in 25 years of marriage.
Of course, 25th wedding anniversary gifts have evolved since Medieval times, but silver remains the focus of this milestone.
How do you celebrate a 25th wedding anniversary?
To celebrate the “silver jubilee”, husbands often gift their wives a silver piece of jewelry, such as a ring or a watch. But we know you’re looking for a unique 25th wedding anniversary gift--perhaps something a little more sentimental.
Our sterling silver jewelry allows you to keep the tradition alive on the outside, while also adding your own special touch inside.
We’ve picked some of our most meaningful sterling silver pieces (and some more affordable platinum-dipped pieces that appear silver in color) to help you find the perfect 25th wedding anniversary gift for her.
What if my wife doesn’t wear silver jewelry?
We’re way ahead of you. If your wife tends to wear more gold, consider one of our 14K Gold-plated Silver pieces of jewelry. Also known as “vermeil,” each of gold-plated silver pieces are cast in silver and then dipped in a heavy layer of 14K Gold, meaning that you can rest easy that you’re staying true to tradition, while honoring her style and giving her the freedom to wear what she likes.
One more final note before we get started…
Since our jewelry holds personalized messages, we’ve also suggested some sentiments you might want to consider expressing to her, beginning with...
You’re ‘Fortunate’ to Have Her.
Life can be a hectic, busy whirlwind. Sometimes we forget how fortunate we are to have love in our lives. After 25 years together, it’s not uncommon to have drifted into a routine that doesn’t involve making each other the first priority all of the time.
Our sterling silver Fortune Cookie Locket is a fitting piece to remind her how lucky you are to have her as your wife and that you wouldn’t want to take on the world with anyone else.
Let her know how much you appreciate her with these short love quotes:
- “Every day I look at you and wonder how I got so lucky.”
- “Thank you for being my person.”
- “You take my breath away every single day.”
Your Love For Her is Infinite.
Circles have no true beginning or end, making them also known as “infinite loops.” Much like circles, your love for each other is everlasting.
While the love between you two has inevitably evolved over your 25 years together, there’s no sign of it stopping.
With our Cascading Circles Locket, you can share this great symbol of love and express your continuous feelings for her.
A few special words to share with your forever love…
- “This love will never fade.”
- “I feel like a part of my soul has loved you since the beginning of everything. Maybe we are from the same star.” — Emery Allen
- “Forever is a longtime, but I wouldn’t mind spending it loving you.”
You Make a Great Team.
Marriage is a harmonious routine of synchronized chaos. As a couple, so much is thrown your way, especially if you are parents to children, fur babies, a business, or even plants. Maybe you’re even young grandparents.
The past 25 years has inevitably been filled with some mix of late work nights, pick-ups, drop-offs, party hosting and many hours of teamwork, which made you see how well you work together.
If that’s the case, our platinum-dipped Honeycomb Locket not only has the appearance of silver to stay true to tradition; it’s a meaningful necklace to remind her that she’s your best friend and the greatest teammate. Much like the worker bee, your job cannot be done unless you work together and the end result is always sweeter when you can share the satisfaction with the one you love.
Express your gratitude for her with these quotes...
- “I got you babe.” — Sonny & Cher
- “Partners in crime, the Bonnie to my Clyde.”
- “Never above you, never below you, always beside you.” —Walter Winchell
Your Wife is Your World.
Sometimes you wonder what would happen if she wasn’t there. What your world would look like without her in it. As it turns out, she’s the glue that holds your lives together. Though you might not always express it to her, your 25th wedding anniversary is the perfect excuse to let her know that you see her.
Remind her that she’s your world with our sterling silver Secret Sphere Ring. Shaped like the globe, it opens up to reveal a personalized note from you to her that she can wear close to her each day.
Consider adding one of the quotes below (or write your own) to remind her that it’s her world--and you’re happy to be living in it...
- “You are my sun and my stars, you make my life brighter even in the dark.”
- "And when you smile, the whole world stops and stares for a while, cause you're amazing, just the way you are." — Bruno Mars
- “I could get lost in your eyes forever.”
You Wish You Could Freeze This Moment With Her.
Time moves quickly and the clock seems to turn even faster when you look back at your time together. Over the past 25 years, you have grown so much, both individually and as a couple. The experiences you have faced have shaped your love in both excruciating and exciting ways, and each new day is another step in your journey together.
Along the way, there have inevitably been some moments that make you wish you could freeze time. A unique 25th wedding anniversary gift like our sterling silver Capsule + Wand Bracelet, allows you to take that special moment and hold onto it forever.
By adding a meaningful quote that describes this important time in your relationship, such as the date of your 25th anniversary, you’ll instantly transform your gift into a wonderful memory and keepsake.
Need help finding the right words? Try one of these...
- “We keep this love in a photograph, we made these memories for ourselves.” —Ed Sheeran
- “The day I knew I would love you forever: XX/XX/XXX” (Personalize this message with the date of your 25th anniversary.)
- “Freezing in those moments, now I melted reminiscing the memories.” —Ramya Kumar
You’re Ready To Begin The Next Chapter With Her.
Like every relationship, you have your unique ups and downs. Maybe you haven’t been your best lately or you’re both stressed over little things that have left you arguing more than usual. This “season” of your marriage might be clouding your bigger picture view of your relationship.
Giving her a 25th wedding anniversary gift is a chance to show your appreciation for her and express your sincere intentions for your years ahead together.
Our Turning Corners Fortune Locket is all about--you guessed it--turning corners. Or more specifically, embarking on new beginnings. It also stores a message that she can easily see through the clear windowpane, giving you the perfect opportunity to say something special that shifts the mood as you enter your next quarter century together.
Let her know you’re looking forward to what’s next...
- “Life is always changing but my love for you never will.”
- “Through thick and thin, for better or for worse, in sickness and in health, these promises to you I will never break.”
- “The future is scary and unknown but I feel safe with you by my side.”
You Want To Give Her Your Heart All Over Again.
Hearts, the classic symbol of love, are never a bad choice when picking a gift for your beloved.
Our sterling silver Heart + Arrow Necklace is the perfect way to symbolically give her your heart all over again. Bonus: This heart opens up to reveal a personal message from you that she can wear close to her heart.
Messages from your heart to hers…
- “Your love fills my heart with abundant bliss.”
- “All of me loves all of you” — John Legend
- “My love for you is a journey starting at forever and ending never.”
As you narrow in on your 25th wedding anniversary gift, remember to look back on your 25 years together and be proud of the challenges you’ve faced head on and the joyous memories you’ve created. It’s time to commemorate all that you have accomplished, endured and built together.
Looking for more anniversary gift inspiration or 25th wedding anniversary gift ideas?
Check out these stories below that are filled with beautiful quotes to share with her…
- Fortune Cookie Sayings All About Love: Our full guide to finding the perfect fortune for her.
- 41 Short Love Quotes for Your Anniversary: Need to figure out what message to put inside your jewelry gift for her? Consider one of these thoughtful messages.
- 17 Personalized Anniversary Gifts for Her: Looking for something to pair with your jewelry anniversary gift? Check out this post for more gift inspiration.