39th Wedding Anniversary

39 years down, and the big 4-0 is around the corner? My guide has some killer gifts and celebration ideas to make your 39th wedding anniversary unforgettable.

Author: Justin AldridgePage Updated: 28 May 2024

Discover The 39th Year Wedding Anniversary

Celebrating 39 years of marriage marks an incredible journey of love, resilience, and partnership. While it might not be a milestone year, your 39th wedding anniversary is the perfect excuse to celebrate the amazing life you’ve built side by side. Let’s make it memorable!

Traditional Gift

The 39th wedding anniversary stands out because it doesn’t stick to the usual rules. Unlike other milestones with their specific gemstones and themes, this year offers a chance to do things differently. There are no preset gifts or expectations here, just a wide-open space for creativity and personal touch. 

Choose a gift that reflects your relationship’s uniqueness and the special bond you share. Think of the things that bring you joy as a couple. Maybe it’s a shared hobby or an inside joke that always makes you laugh. These can be the inspiration behind your gift. The 39th anniversary is like a blank canvas waiting for you to paint your love story on it.

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

Agate is the traditional 39th year anniversary gemstone

For your 39th anniversary, consider the stunning beauty of agate as a symbol of your enduring love. Just like your relationship, agate is layered and intricate, a visual reminder of the depth and complexity that comes from nearly four decades together.

The variety of colors in agate, from deep brown and vibrant orange to calming blue and green, represent the diverse moments you’ve shared. These include happy times, challenges you’ve faced together, and the unwavering support that has kept you united.

Traditional Flower

Lace flowers mixed with roses and daisies would be a beutiful floral gift for the 39th wedding anniversary

The lace flower, or ammi majus, symbolizes a love story that’s been blossoming for 39 years. It’s also known as the bishop’s flower, white lace flower, and false Queen Anne’s lace. This flower, with its delicate, lace-like petals, reflects the beauty and depth of a relationship that’s grown and evolved over time. 

Lace flowers start off white and gradually turn purple, which is similar to a bond that matures and deepens over time but never loses its initial freshness. You can give your beloved a bouquet of these resilient blooms or plant some in your garden as a tribute to the bond you’ve cultivated over the years. 

Just like lace is made with meticulous care, your partnership has been carefully nurtured into something uniquely precious and enduring.

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Modern Gift

Lace is the modern gift that beautifully represents the detailed and beautiful journey of your relationship. It shows how your marriage, like lace, is beautifully complex. Each experience you’ve shared adds to its richness, creating a strong and stunning connection.

Lace has a timeless appeal that captures the elegance and charm of your partnership. Just as creating lace needs careful attention and effort, you’ve worked hard to keep your bond strong and lovely.

How Long You´ve Been Married

39 years / 468 months / 2,035 weeks / 14,244 days / 341,856 hours / 20,511,360 minutes (more or less)

Fun Fact

If you lived on Jupiter, you would have been married for 3.29 years and if you lived on Mercury 161.95 years…get your head around those figures!

Gift Ideas for your Husband

Surprise your guy and make this occasion memorable with some thoughtful and personalized anniversary present ideas.

  • Agate and silver pendant – to make him look classy
  • Latest Apple smartwatch – keep him connected on the go
  • Sports team memorabilia – support his favorite team
  • Craft beer selection – discover new tastes together
  • New tool bag – organize his DIY tools
  • Funny t-shirt – add humor with: “After 39 years, all I got was this t-shirt”
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 life’s eclipse,

39 revolutions around the sun together, yet you still outshine every star in my sky. Our love a supernova that grows ever brighter with time. Traveling this cosmic journey by your side has been my greatest adventure. You are the gravity holding us in orbit, the radiance illuminating my world. Here’s to getting deliriously lost in each other’s galaxies for many more light years to come.

Eternally yours, XXX

Gift Ideas for your Wife

Get creative with these present ideas to surprise your loving wife and create lasting memories. Check out some suggestions below.

  • Agate bracelet with wedding venue coordinates – treasure your special day
  • A personalized star map – explore your shared journey in the stars
  • Craft kit – dive into a new creative hobby together
  • Home spa set – recreate a soothing spa experience at home
  • Lace shawl – diversify her wardrobe
  • Fun pair of sloggers garden boots – keep her feet dry and stylish in the garden
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 celestial companion,

39 years orbiting life together, and you remain the brightest light in my universe. Our love has burned steadfast, a cosmic blaze that grows only more radiant with each revolution around the sun. You are the northern star by which I navigate, my eclipse chasing away all darkness. Traveling the cosmos by your side has been the greatest voyage. Here’s to getting deliriously lost in each other’s wondrous galaxies for many more light years to come.

Yours across all dimensions, XXX

Gift Ideas for the Couple

39 years of being inseparably awesome together, and here you are, still giving us some serious couple goals. I have some memorable gift ideas to match the occasion.

  • Lace embroidered table cloth – uplift their dinner setting
  • Lace patterned candle holders – set a romantic mood with soft light
  • Agate stemless wine glasses – sip in style with hand-blown glassware
  • Colorful agate coasters – glam up their coffee table conversations
  • Chocolate and wine pairing – indulge in luxurious flavor combinations
  • Lace anniversary pebble art – treasure their journey with a symbolic piece

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Fun Fact

Since you’ve been married:
Combined, the two of you have spent about 28.6 years sleeping
You two have had about 142,440 dreams
The two of you have spent around 45.6 months eating and drinking
The two of you have eaten about 77.9 tons of food 

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Fun ways to Celebrate

Fun ways to celebrate your 39th wedding anniversary

At home idea:

Gather up your favorite bottle of wine, light the fireplace, and create a warm, intimate space to celebrate your journey together. You can bring up some of your best memories over these 39 years. Think about those times when you couldn’t stop laughing, the hurdles you’ve faced and conquered as a team, and significant moments that have shaped your relationship.

As you enjoy the fire’s warmth and relive precious memories, think ahead to your 40th anniversary. It’s a big milestone coming up. Now’s a great time to dream up plans for celebrating it, thinking about what you both want to do.

On a budget idea:

For a budget-friendly 39th anniversary, try “Map Roulette” for a day of adventure. Get a local map for areas within a couple of hours’ drive. Lay it out on the table and get ready for an adventure with your partner.

The game is simple. Each of you takes turns dropping a coin or pencil on the map with your eyes closed. The spot where it lands is your anniversary date location. It’s exciting to see where fate will send you.

If you want more options, do it three times and pick the best spot. This way, both of you can agree on a place that sounds fun. Playing this game, you might find places you’ve never thought to explore.

Once you’ve picked your destination, pack a picnic and some snacks and set off. Whether it ends up being a cozy town, a beautiful park, or a hidden café, the adventure lies in discovering new places together.

An adventurous idea:

Pick you new adventure together

Kick up your adventurous spirit with an exciting activity from your bucket list. Better yet, why not have a whole bowl full of them? Think of all the daring things you’ve wanted to try – skydiving, hot air ballooning, rock climbing, or bungee jumping. Let your creativity flow, and don’t hold anything back.

Once you’ve got your list, write each activity on a separate piece of paper. Fold them and put them into a bowl. Now comes the exciting part. Stir the papers in the bowl, feeling the anticipation grow as you mix them up.

Then, with your eyes closed, pick one piece of paper from the bowl. Open it together and discover the adventure you’re about to embark on. Whether it leads you to jump out of a plane or float in a hot air balloon, you can’t back off.

Don’t just stop after one adventure. Keep the thrill alive by drawing more activities from the bowl. This way, you can end up checking off several bucket list items in one amazing anniversary celebration.

A luxury idea:

Celebrate your 39th anniversary in complete luxury with a Dinner & Show Riverboat Cruise. Step on a beautifully decorated riverboat for an evening filled with romance and elegance. Then, treat yourselves to a gourmet meal prepared by top-notch chefs, all while enjoying live music and stunning performances. 

As the boat gently sails along the calm waters, take in the spectacular views and share intimate moments under a sky full of stars. Each course of the meal and moment of the show will make your celebration unforgettable, leaving you with cherished memories for years to come.

Fun Fact

Lace used to be made with gold, silver, linen or silk threads. Cotton is now the most predominant, but you can still find lace made from linen and silk.

Common Questions about the 39th Wedding Anniversary

Q: What is the 39th wedding anniversary called?

A: The 39th wedding anniversary does not have a traditional symbolic name. Since lace is a modern gift, it is often referred to as the lace anniversary.

Q: What is the 39th wedding anniversary gemstone called?

A: The 39th wedding anniversary gemstone is agate.

Q: What is the 39th wedding anniversary symbol?

A: There is no traditional symbol for a 39th wedding anniversary.

Q: What is the 39th wedding anniversary color?

A: The 39th wedding anniversary doesn’t have a specific color theme, so you’re free to choose any color that best suits your celebration.

Q: What are the traditional and modern gifts for a 39th wedding anniversary?

A: While there’s no traditional gift for the 39th anniversary, the modern trend suggests giving lace as a token of love and celebration.

Q: What is the 39th year anniversary flower?

A: The flower symbolizing the 39th wedding anniversary is the delicate and beautiful lace flower.

Did You Know?

The largest and heaviest agate found so far weighs over 60 thousand kilograms. This enormous gemstone is 2.70 meters high, 5 meters across and nearly 5 meters thick.

Crazy Lace Agate is white or creamy based agate with swirls of red or brown

Fire Agate is another of the most expensive varieties. It is found in the western parts of North America and displays iridescent coloring quite like that of opal.

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 – SpainSpainAgate
Traditional Gift – GermanyGermanySun Theme
Traditional Gift – FranceFranceCrêpe
Traditional Gift – ItalyItalyAgate
Flower GiftAnniversary Flower GiftsLace Flower
Gemstone GiftGemstone anniversary giftsAgate
Modern GiftModern Anniversary GiftsLace

Lighthearted Wishes

Mark the 39th anniversary with unmatched joy and creativity. Here’s to love-filled hearts and radiant smiles, making this day a memorable milestone.

Wishing you 39 more years of happiness, health and that perfect balance between comfortable silences and endless conversation.

May your love story continue to be filled with thrilling twists, turns, and cliffhangers!

May the laughter you share only continue to grow heartier, the adventures wilder, and the romance sweeter with each coming year.

Here’s to never running out of things to talk about, new places to explore, or ways to show your love as lifelong partners!

Celebrating 39 years of love, commitment, and endless inside jokes! Wishing you both a day as wonderful as the love you share. Happy anniversary!

To the couple who proves that love only gets sweeter with time! Here’s to 39 years of shared dreams, cherished moments, and endless love.

As we raise our glasses and toast to the lovebirds who’ve reached an incredible milestone, let’s fill the air with laughter, joy, and heartfelt wishes for many more years of happiness together.

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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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