24th Wedding Anniversary

They said it wouldn’t last, but you proved them wrong. I have some gift and celebration ideas for your 24th wedding anniversary that are anything but ordinary.

Author: Justin AldridgePage Updated: 28 May 2024

Discover The 24th Year Wedding Anniversary

Time flies when you’re head-over-heels, isn’t that what they say? But look at you two. 24 years together, and your love is just as fresh. That spark is still there. Plus, you both laugh in sync- it’s music to the ears. So, let’s celebrate your 24th wedding anniversary with some champagne and remember all the amazing times you’ve had together.

Traditional Gift

What’s the perfect gift for 24 years of marriage? The traditional gift for a 24th wedding anniversary is the Opal stone. Opal is believed to inspire hope, love and trust within each other. From jewelry to artwork, there are many ways to incorporate this stone in a gift. This anniversary is all about reflecting on your journey and looking forward to what’s next.

You can celebrate this day with a bouquet of lavender. Its color symbolizes loyalty. And the gentle smell can remind you of the peaceful moments you share. Your relationship, like a tanzanite gemstone, has matured beautifully over time. Its purple hue deepens with age, just like the love and understanding between you two. 

Above all, remember that your commitment isn’t just for years but a lifetime. No traditional gift can capture the intimacy, fun, and love you share. Being together is the best gift.

Cup cakes anniversary sea glasss frame


A wonderful framed unique design of a pair of cup cakes with a message that you can personalize, all made with genuine sea glass. The sea glass and is collected by the artist from the beautiful Mediterranean beaches in Southern Spain.

This makes for a lovely and unique anniversary or special occasion gift to give to your loved one.

Traditional Gemstone

Tanzanite is the 24th wedding anniversary gemstone

Tanzanite has deep, bright colors that stand for a love that gets stronger with each passing day. It’s as beautiful as the blue sea blending with the purple sky when the sun sets. 

The glowing shine of this rare gemstone reflects the many sides of a long-term relationship. It evolves and grows richer over 24 years but always keeps shining with a strong, devoted love.

Here’s an interesting fact: tanzanite only comes from one tiny place in the world. It’s like that special kind of love you only find once in your lifetime. So, consider exchanging tanzanite with your partner to show how rare and special your bond truly is.

Traditional Flower

Lavender is the traditional flower for the 24th year anniversary

Celebrate your 24th anniversary with a hand-tied bouquet of fresh lavender. It’s the traditional flower that symbolizes your thriving love and commitment. Like its tranquil purple hues, your relationship brings peace and calm to your lives. With each passing year, your love has grown more stunning and resilient. This gift conveys deep gratitude for your devotion and commitment that has flourished gracefully through the years. Happy anniversary!

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Modern Gift

For your 24th anniversary, give the gift of music! You can learn and enjoy playing an instrument together because your love story is far from over. 

Play a few chords on a guitar and create new memories. Try the harp and set your dreams to music. You can also pick up hand drums and match the beat to your own heartbeats.

Fancy a saxophone? It’s a great way to say things you can’t put into words. Or maybe play the piano while your partner sings, your hands moving in sync on the keys. However you choose to play, let the music reflect the passion, joy, and creativity you’ve had together. Keep dancing to your unique love song, and continue composing beautiful music for years to come!

How Long You´ve Been Married

24 years / 288 months / 1,252 weeks / 8,766 days / 210,384 hours / 12,623,040 minutes (more or less)

Fun Fact

If you lived on Neptune, you would have been married for 0.15 years and if you lived on Mercury 99.66 years…get your head around those figures!

Gift Ideas for your Husband

After 24 years of laughter, adventures, and sweet moments together, you want to find a gift that truly symbolizes your love for your husband.

  • Tanzanite cufflinks and tie pin set – he’ll be the sharpest dressed man in the room
  • Golden music note pendant – so he can flaunt his musical passion
  • Quality set of noise-cancelling headphones – for his music or podcast sessions
  • A custom vinyl record of your wedding song – a nostalgic reminder of your magical day
  • Personalized guitar pick – marked with your special date and heartfelt message
  • Quad bike experience day – an adventurous outing he’ll enjoy
  • Fun music genre t-shirt – casual wear reflecting his music taste
Sea glass together beautifual place


“Together is a beautiful place to be”

A framed, handmade design of a family of birds made with genuine sea glass. Message reads “Together is a beautiful place to be”. The sea glass is collected by the creator from the beautiful Mediterranean beaches in Southern Spain.

This makes a lovely and unique anniversary gift..

Try this special wish:

My dearest love,

24 years by your side and I’m still falling head over heels. You’ve held my hand through life’s twists and turns, and I wouldn’t want anyone else in the passenger seat. Here’s to 24 more spins around the sun together. As long as we’re under the same moon and stars, I’m home with you.

Forever yours, XXX

Gift Ideas for your Wife

Although nothing can fully capture your love, consider these 24th anniversary ideas to treasure your wife.

  • Tanzanite pendant – let her elegance shine through this heirloom-worthy piece
  • Plush robe and slippers in lavender – comfort she’ll cherish in a color she loves
  • Lavender-scented home spa gift set – her personal relaxation haven at home
  • Music note gold necklace – a tribute to her love for melodies
  • Personalized music box – a timeless container for her cherished keepsakes
  • Bouquet of purple flowers – paint her day with vibrant colors that match her spirit
  • Fun “Treble maker” t-shirt – celebrate her fun, music-loving side


Handmade framed design of a couple in love, all made with pebbles and genuine sea glass. The sea glass and pebbles are collected by the artist from the beautiful Mediterranean beaches in Southern Spain.

This can be pesonalized with your own message and makes for a lovely and unique anniversary or wedding gift to give to a loved one.

Try this special wish:

To my radiant wife,

They say love grows stronger with time – and after 24 years with you, I believe it. You still give me butterflies and make my heart skip a beat, just like that lovestruck guy who first asked you out a lifetime ago. I’m beyond grateful to have you as my co-pilot on this wild ride we call life. Here’s to laughing, dreaming, and dancing through 24 more years together.

Love you to the moon and back, XXX

Gift Ideas for the Couple

Do you know a couple who are about to celebrate their 24th wedding anniversary? This milestone calls for a thoughtful gift to honor their commitment. Consider these meaningful ideas.

  • Decadent gourmet chocolate box – a sweet treat for them to share and enjoy
  • Tickets to a concert – a chance for them to relive their love through music
  • Personalized 24th anniversary canvas print – turn their cherished photos into lasting art
  • Nostalgic music box – the melody of their first dance captured in a keepsake
  • Custom vinyl lyrics print – forever immortalize their wedding song
  • Retro digital radio and speaker –for the couple who appreciates a good throwback
Sea Glass Dinner Date Art


A wonderful framed unique design of a romantic dinner date, all made with genuine sea glass. The sea glass is collected by the artist from the beautiful Mediterranean beaches in Southern Spain.

This makes for a lovely and unique anniversary or special occasion gift to give to your loved one.

Fun Fact

Tanzanite stands among the rarest gemstones with only a single source in the world.

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Fun ways to Celebrate

Fun ways to celebrate your 24th anniversary year

At home idea:

Consider hosting a nostalgic karaoke party at home with your dearest friends. It’s time to bring out that old karaoke machine, get the disco ball spinning, and line up all the cheesy love hits from when you first fell in love. Sing your wedding song as a duet and enjoy the reactions from your friends.

Next, make the event even more entertaining with some wacky wigs, props, and funky sunglasses. Pass the mic around for duets and sing-offs, just like the good old days. The familiar tunes will have everyone reminiscing and breaking out in dance moves from back in the day.

Take a group photo similar to one from your wedding reception for a “Then and Now” comparison. Remember to record the performances to enjoy later on.

On a budget idea:

How about spending your anniversary with a refreshing day hike on a local nature trail? In your backpacks, pack a simple picnic lunch, bug spray, binoculars, and a camera.

As you walk the trail together, look out for local wildlife. Birds, deer, and small critters can be great to spot.

Find a scenic viewpoint for your picnic. Then, enjoy a toast with lemonade or iced tea and reflect on your shared love of the outdoors.

Don’t forget to take a few selfies against the beautiful scenery. Look back on photos from your past hikes together throughout your 24-year journey.

An adventurous idea:

Enjoy a music festival

Celebrate your 24th anniversary with a weekend at a music festival. Look for a festival featuring your favorite bands and artists from over the years. If possible, choose one with camping to fully immerse in the experience.

Get your tent, snacks for the road trip, and your best festival attire ready. You can go with fanny packs, tie-dye shirts, face gems, and cool sunglasses. 

Spend your days dancing and singing along to the live music. Explore new acts together and share a laugh recalling past adventures. When the day winds down, head back to your tent for some rest. Each night, under the stars, raise a toast to your shared love of music and each other.

A luxury idea:

To really make this anniversary special, have a classy night at the symphony or opera. Book your tickets in advance for a show close to your anniversary. Also, secure a suite at a nearby high-end hotel for your post-show retreat.

Dress up for the occasion. A stylish suit or tuxedo for him and an evening gown for her. Finish off your look with some royal touches like shiny jewelry, a smooth silk bow tie, or a glitzy clutch bag.

Step into a chauffeured car for a stylish arrival at the concert hall. Before the show, enjoy a toast with some premium champagne. Let the music take over as you sit back and enjoy the performance. When it’s break time, take in the beauty of the venue and recall your favorite date nights from the past 24 years.

After the show, take a romantic moonlit walk before you head back to your hotel. Maybe even share a dance in your suite. It’s a day packed with love and music.

Fun Fact

For centuries, lavender has been revered for its soothing and calming properties. It has been used in various forms such as essential oil, dried flowers, and herbal teas for its medicinal benefits.

Common Questions about the 24th Wedding Anniversary

Q: What is the 24th wedding anniversary called?

A: The 24th wedding anniversary is called the musical instrument anniversary.

Q: What is the 24th wedding anniversary gemstone called?

A: The 24th wedding anniversary gemstone is called tanzanite.

Q: What is the 24th wedding anniversary symbol?

A: The 24th wedding anniversary symbol is the musical instrument.

Q: What is the 24th wedding anniversary color?

A: The 24th wedding anniversary color is lavender.

Q: What are the traditional and modern gifts for a 24th wedding anniversary?

A: The traditional gift for a 24th wedding anniversary is the Opal stone. The modern gift is musical instruments.

Q: What is the 24th year anniversary flower?

A: The classic flower for 24th wedding anniversary is lavender.

Did You Know?

Geologists have estimated that the Tanzanite mines are expected to run out in the next two decades. This makes Tanzanite about a thousand times rarer than diamond. 

A small-scale miner in Tanzania has become an overnight millionaire after selling two rough Tanzanite stones – the biggest ever find in the country. Saniniu Laizer earned £2.4m ($3.4m) from the country’s mining ministry for the gemstones, which had a combined weight of 15kg (33 lb).

Tanzanite was originally named as blue zoisite. Back in 1968, Tiffany & Co’ caught wind of this radiant blue new gemstone but thought that name sounded too much like “blue suicide”. So they named the gemstone Tanzanite in tribute to the county that it originated from.

Although the most common color of lavender flowers is purple, they can also appear in shades of pink, white, and even blue.

Traditional and Modern Gifts Around The World

Traditional Gift – UK UKOpal
Traditional Gift – US USAOpal
Traditional Gift – Australia AustraliaOpal
Traditional Gift – Canada CanadaOpal
Traditional Gift – Spain SpainGranite
Traditional Gift – Germany GermanySatin
Traditional Gift – France FranceSatin
Traditional Gift – Italy ItalyAmethyst
Flower Gift Anniversary Flower GiftsLavender
Gemstone Gift Gemstone anniversary giftsTanzanite
Modern Gift Modern Anniversary GiftsMusical Instrument

Lighthearted Wishes

You’ve made it through 24 years of wedded adventures, twists, and turns. Now, it’s time to celebrate your enduring love!

Commemorate the occasion with meaningful wishes like:

May your love keep growing stronger than your wine cellar.

Cheers to the couple who keeps their marriage alive – no sleepwalking allowed!

Congrats on almost making it to your silver anniversary – keep up the sparkle!

May the sparks you felt on your first date last a lifetime.

Still waking up each morning feeling like newlyweds? Well done!

However you choose to celebrate, may your 24th anniversary be filled with joy, laughter, gratitude, and romance. I look forward to hearing from you next year!

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About The Author

Hi! I’m Justin and I’m the typical sort of person that tends to leave things at little too late…especially when it comes to celebrating my anniversary. I started this website to help couples plan and celebrate their special occasions together. I don’t profess to know it all…but you can at least learn from my mitakes 😉 Read more about me here…

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