It’s the moment we’ve all been waiting for. Happy 50th anniversary to you, reader! You’ve weathered five decades of wedded bliss and come out all the better for it, brimming, we’re sure, with words of wisdom on life, love, and what partnership really means. But enough of all that. It’s time for gifts! Gold, as you most likely know, is both the traditional and modern material of choice to celebrate year 50 of your marriage, and, as usual, we’ve plunged deep into the Olympic-sized pool that is our assortment in search of the ten most exciting items in which it appears. Read on for our finds, which include plenty of jewelry, plus glassware and… a nightlight? You read that right.
Traditional & Modern: Gold
Having been coupled for 50 years doesn’t have to mean your cohort’s lost their unique sense of style! This offbeat necklace mixes metals, but the real star is its 14k gold filled chain, which zigzags playfully through tiny holes drilled in its circular silver pendant.
If your honey doubles as a handy(wo)man, this gold- and rhodium-plated keychain is a clever way to get the message across. Hey, who says your anniversary has to be devoid of goofy puns?
Crafted from gold- and silver-dipped pieces of lace, each of Tulianna and Alejandra Garces’s ethically made-in-Colombia necklaces shoots straight for the heart. With echoes, no doubt, of your love’s wedding dress, they’re a touching way to toast your 50th anniversary.
There’s a pun about your two cents in here somewhere, but we’ll hold back… for your sake and ours. Just know that these gold-plated penny cufflinks display the year of your choice (or even two!)—you know, like the one you got married in?
Some of us seasoned adults (ahem) still like to plug in the occasional nightlight, and this gorgeous gold-and-agate number adds a certain sophisticated edge to the ol’ bedroom standby.
Proving once and for all that that one man’s trash truly is another man’s treasure, these elegant glasses elevate cast-off beer bottles with a touch of 23k gold leaf. Cleaned, polished, and cut by hand in New Hampshire, the glasses arrive in sets of two—one each for the both of you to enjoy.
Let this sterling silver and 22k gold-plated brass pendant serve as a reminder that you’ll always be by your spouse’s side. Handmade in California, it features a pair of strong, growing trees and a hand-stamped message of hope and love.
Hey, it’s your 50th anniversary—you should probably, like, let loose a little. This pair of stemless champagne flutes will certainly help, and with complementary wedding vow-themed inscriptions “have” and “hold,” they make a fitting gift for your biggest milestone yet.
If, by year 50, “I love you” feels a little bit boring, try your hand at one of these gold-plated foreign-language alternatives. With pendants that declare your affections in Spanish, French, Italian, Hebrew, Arabic, Gaelic, and, yes, even tired old English available, you’ve got plenty of exotic new options at your fingertips.
Topping off our list is this playful 22k gold-plated locket in the shape of a classic valise. A perfect gift for your lifelong travel partner, it’s got just enough space inside to stash away a treasured photo of the two of you—or even a little love note, if that’s more your style.