31st Wedding Anniversary

Time flies, but love lasts! Cheers to the amazing couple celebrating their 31st wedding anniversary, who keep redefining ‘happily ever after.’ Here’s my guide with some fun gift and celebration ideas.

Author: Justin AldridgePage Updated: 28 May 2024

Discover The 31st Year Wedding Anniversary

31 years – now that’s a love story you don’t hear every day! That’s like crossing a lifetime of love and learning. You’ve seen it all, from those first butterflies to building a life filled with memories. It’s incredible how love shifts gears over three decades, from head-over-heels to heart-to-heart. Check out my guide for creative and exceptional gift suggestions that will make your 31st wedding anniversary unforgettable.

Traditional Gift

For your 31st wedding anniversary, forget the hassle of hunting for traditional gifts. This year, there’s no set rule on what to present. It’s a chance to step away from the usual customs and celebrate your unique journey together. Unlike the grandeur of last year, the 31st anniversary calls you to enjoy a simpler, more intimate celebration.

Instead of a big event, think of a small, personal gathering that focuses on your love, perhaps with some humor. It’s the ideal excuse to open a bottle of your favorite bubbly and toast to 31 years of togetherness. This year is about enjoying the quieter, more whimsical chapter of your love story.

sea glass love birds


A wonderful handmade artwork displaying two birds in love and a heart shaped balloon, all handmade with sea glass and pebbles. The sea glass and pebbles are collected by the artists from the beautiful Mediterranean beaches in Southern Spain. Personalized for you.

The perfect frame for an Anniversary or wedding gift.

Traditional Gemstone

Traditional 31st wedding anniversary gemstone is ebony

The traditional gemstone for the 31st wedding anniversary is ebony, an unusual but meaningful choice. Ebony, known for its deep black hue and dense quality, symbolizes the strength and resilience of a relationship that has stood the test of time. 

Like ebony, a marriage that reaches 31 years has a special elegance and depth. This gemstone represents the beauty and richness that come from facing and overcoming challenges together. It’s the perfect symbol for the lasting love and unity you’ve built over these remarkable years.

Traditional Flower

White flowers for this years anniversary flower gift

Your 31st wedding anniversary is like a beautiful white flower opening its petals. Just like these flowers, your relationship stands for purity, peace, and the kind of quiet strength that only comes from being together for over 30 years. Each petal represents a memory, a moment, and a promise of more beautiful times to come.

On this special day, let the pure beauty of white flowers be a part of your celebration. They reflect the grace and calmness in your relationship.

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Modern Gift

For your 31st wedding anniversary, timepieces are the modern gift that beautifully symbolizes your journey. Just like two watches ticking in sync, you’ve spent your lives in perfect harmony, making memories and going on adventures together. 

These watches are more than just tools to tell time; they’re a reminder that you two have been creating a beautiful love song that lasts forever. So, for your 31st anniversary, let’s celebrate all the funny moments, the sweet times, and the countless hours you’ve spent bringing joy to each other. It’s time to enjoy and cherish your love story!

How Long You´ve Been Married

31 years / 372 months / 1,617 weeks / 11,322 days / 271,728 hours / 16,303,680 minutes (more or less)

Fun Fact

If you lived on Mars, you would have been married for 16.48 years and if you lived on Mercury 128.73 years…get your head around those figures!

Gift Ideas for your Husband

What’s that one-of-a-kind gift your hubby can’t resist? I’ve lined up some great finds for your main squeeze.

  • Personalized ebony keepsake box – to safely store his treasured items
  • Vintage-inspired timepiece – a classic wristwatch or pocket watch
  • Timepiece keychain – keep time handy with an ebony-crafted design
  • Team-branded wallet – show off his sports fandom
  • Golf mat – improve his putting game at home
  • Funny food snacks wall clock – choose between a donut or pizza design
We are better together - Sea Glass love birds framed gift


“We are better together”

A wonderful handmade framed unique design of a couple of love birds, including a sweet quote. The quote can be personalized for you. The sea glass and pebbles are collected by the artist from the beautiful Mediterranean beaches in Southern Spain.

This makes a lovely unique anniversary or special occasion gift.

Try this special wish:

My dear, after 31 years of marriage, you still give me butterflies. Your laughter fills my heart and your wisdom guides me. I’m so grateful to have spent these decades by your side. Thank you for the memories we’ve made, the family we’ve built, and for growing old together. I couldn’t have asked for a better partner. I love you more today than yesterday, and half as much as tomorrow. Here’s to 31 more magical years with my soulmate. XXX

Gift Ideas for your Wife

It’s the simplest presents that show the deepest love. Here are some ideas to make her day sparkle.

  • Rose gold watch – with an ebony dial to rock that classic look
  • White flower silk scarf – add a cool vibe to her outfit
  • Ebony jewelry box – get it personalized with her initials
  • Gold rose earrings – for those days when she wants to feel fancy
  • Latest Apple smartwatch – for seamless tracking of her fitness goals
  • Funny t-shirt – share a laugh with a cheeky message: “31 years in and I haven’t killed him yet!”
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:

Well honey, we survived 3 decades of my bad jokes and midnight ice cream runs! Thanks for sticking it out and keeping this train from derailing. Who knew we’d make it this far?

You’re still the stunning woman I fell for decades ago – just with more wisdom and less patience for my antics. Here’s to continuing this adventure together – I can’t imagine sharing it with anyone else. Love you to the moon and back. Now let’s celebrate 31 years of laughter! XXX

Gift Ideas for the Couple


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.

Everyone knows a couple who’s like the blueprint for love. You can’t help but smile when you think of them. And now, it’s their 31st! I’ve got some ideas on what will win their hearts all over again.

  • Personalized clock – to capture a memory on each tick
  • Stylish carriage – doubles as a classy decor and timekeeper
  • Picnic basket – for their beach or countryside getaways
  • Gourmet food basket – because good food equals good mood
  • White flower bouquet – to brighten up their living space
  • Personalized hourglass – with “Our Love is Timeless” and their names etched in

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Fun Fact

What is a watch – clockmaker called? a person or company that makes or repairs clocks and watches is called a Horologist

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Fun ways to Celebrate

Fun ways to celebrate your 31st wedding anniversary

At home idea:

Transform your living room into a romantic picnic spot for your 31st anniversary. Go beyond the usual picnic setup and create an experience that’s a bit nostalgic, a little creative, and definitely luxurious.

You can pick out your favorite fancy foods for the basket. Maybe some high-quality cheeses, unique fruits, and indulgent chocolates. Don’t forget a bottle of top-shelf wine or champagne. Add in a few foods that mean something to you both, or try out some new snacks.

On a budget idea:

For a budget-friendly 31st anniversary, explore the history of your local area with a self-guided historical walking tour. Start by looking up historical sites and landmarks nearby. Plan a route that includes well-known spots, hidden treasures, and places that mean something special to you both. You can use a historical walking tour app or a map to help guide your journey.

After your tour, share your experiences with friends and family. Post pictures on social media, write a blog post, or even put together a little presentation for your friends and family. Your adventure might inspire them to start exploring, too.

An adventurous idea:

Enjoy a scuba diving class together or learn to dive

Celebrate 31 years of marriage by trying scuba diving. It’s something different and exciting. You can find a local dive shop with good reviews and sign up for a beginner’s course.

The first step is to get certified. You’ll learn the ropes in a pool before you go anywhere near the open water. You can turn those classroom sessions into fun date nights.

After getting certified, go on a dive trip to a dream destination, like the Great Barrier Reef or a Caribbean island. Discover the underwater world, swimming with colorful fish and sea turtles. There’s nothing quite like the feeling of breathing underwater.

At the end of each diving day, you’ll have new memories to share. You can talk about the amazing things you’ve seen and how it felt to be underwater. Scuba diving is a great way to bring back that sense of discovery you had in the early days of your marriage.

A luxury idea:

Consider a private tour of a top-rated winery for your anniversary. Stroll through the vineyards, where each grapevine speaks to the passion and hard work behind winemaking. 

As you taste various vintages, enjoy the laughter and conversations that fill the air. The experience is made even more special with a gourmet meal amidst the scenic vineyard. It leaves a sweet hint of romance that lingers just like the aftertaste of a good wine.

To finish off the day, you’ll raise a toast. The clinking of your glasses encapsulates the shared laughter and warm moments of the day. It’s a day full of experiences as memorable as the finest wine.

Fun Fact

It was the Egyptians who constructed the first clock/watch around 1500 BC. By carving a stone obelisk and placing it in the path of the sun.

Common Questions about the 31st Wedding Anniversary

Q: What is the 31st wedding anniversary called?

A: The 31st wedding anniversary is often referred to as the timepiece anniversary, named after its modern gift.

Q: What is the 31st wedding anniversary gemstone called?

A: The stone associated with the 31st wedding anniversary is ebony. However, since ebony isn’t traditionally considered a gemstone, black onyx could be used as an alternative for jewelry gifts.

Q: What is the 31st wedding anniversary symbol?

A: The 31st wedding anniversary does not have a traditional symbol, but the modern gift is a timepiece – a symbol of time.

Q: What is the 31st wedding anniversary color?

A: There’s no specific color tied to the 31st wedding anniversary. So, if you’re planning a celebration, feel free to pick your favorite color to set the party mood.

Q: What are the traditional and modern gifts for a 31st wedding anniversary?

A: The modern gift for a 31st wedding anniversary is a timepiece. It’s a symbol of time and can also be a future investment if chosen wisely.

Q: What is the 31st year anniversary flower?

A: The 31st wedding anniversary doesn’t have a specific flower associated with it. However, white flowers like roses and freesias are often chosen due to their elegance and purity.

Did You Know?

Rolex was the first company to create a waterproof watch in 1926. The watch, called the Oyster, had a watertight case and was sealed with rubber gaskets. To prove it worked, Mercedes Gleitze wore it while swimming across the English Channel. 

The Omega Speedmaster was the official watch of NASA’s Apollo missions and the first watch on the moon.

The largest clock in the world is the Makkah Royal Clock Tower, Mecca. At 43m wide, they are the largest clock faces in the world and at a height of 405 metres, it is the worlds most elevated architectural clock.

Debuting in 2014, the Graff Hallucination took the world by storm, instantly becoming the most expensive watch ever created at $55 million.

The smallest clock is known as the Chip Scale Atomic Clock (CSAC) and measures 4 x 3.5 x 1 cm (1.5 x 1.4 x 0.4 inches) in size, weighs 35 grams, consumes only 115 mW of power, and can keep time to within 100 microseconds per day after several years of operation.

Traditional and Modern Gifts Around The World

Traditional Gift – UKUKNo Traditional Gift
Traditional Gift – USUSANo Traditional Gift
Traditional Gift – AustraliaAustraliaNo Traditional Gift
Traditional Gift – CanadaCanadaNo Traditional Gift
Traditional Gift – SpainSpainEbony
Traditional Gift – GermanyGermanyLinden
Traditional Gift – FranceFranceSheep Skin
Traditional Gift – ItalyItalyEbony
Flower GiftAnniversary Flower GiftsWhite Flowers
Gemstone GiftGemstone anniversary giftsEbony
Modern GiftModern Anniversary GiftsTimepieces

Lighthearted Wishes

Here’s to the amazing pair who have been rocking marriage for an incredible 31 years! They’ve danced through three decades and added another year for good measure. Now, it’s time for their loved ones to fill their celebration with happiness, fun, and a bit of sweet nostalgia. Let’s get set to cheer, share a laugh, and send lots of love to the couple who’ve made “forever” seem like a great journey!

May your love continue to age like fine wine – getting better, richer, and leaving everyone a bit envious. Cheers to 31 years and counting!

Wishing you a marriage as unbreakable as WiFi during a Netflix binge – happy and uninterrupted! Here’s to many more years of streaming love!

Wishing you more laughter than a toddler on a sugar high and more joy than a dog with a new squeaky toy. Happy anniversary, you two fun-loving legends!

Wishing you a marriage so strong, it could withstand a game of Monopoly without any arguments. Now that’s true love! Happy anniversary!

Here’s to the couple who proves that love is not just a word; it’s a daily dose of laughter, shared dreams, and endless adventures. Happy 31st anniversary – keep the fun alive!

May your anniversary be filled with laughter, cherished memories, and the promise of many more whimsical moments to come! Cheers to your remarkable 31-year love story!

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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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