46th Wedding Anniversary

Celebrate your 46th wedding anniversary with a present unlike any other. My guide has some gifts and celebration ideas that reflect your 46 years of love and laughter.

Author: Justin AldridgePage Updated: 29 May 2024

Discover The 46th Year Wedding Anniversary

Unlike other anniversaries that have specific gems or metals, the 46th year of marriage doesn’t come with traditional symbols. This opens up a wonderful opportunity to celebrate in a different way. For instance, you can explore literature and art together. In the spirit of uniqueness, I’ve gathered some remarkably creative ideas for celebrating this special milestone.

Traditional Gift

For your 46th anniversary, things get a bit unique. There’s no traditional gift like in other years, but this one shines with its own special symbols: the bright daffodil and the elegant pearl. Daffodils stand for fresh starts and new adventures. Pearls, on the other hand, symbolize the wisdom and purity you’ve gathered along the way. Together, they mark 46 years of growth, resilience, and deep love.

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

Traditional gemstone for the 46th year anniversary is pearls

For your 46th wedding anniversary, the pearl perfectly captures your long journey of love and togetherness. It’s a gem that speaks to both elegance and the wisdom you’ve gathered over the years. Like your relationship, a pearl represents the beauty that comes from overcoming challenges and growing together. Every layer of a pearl reflects a piece of your story – moments you’ve cherished, hurdles you’ve crossed, and dreams you’ve made real. Just as a pearl develops slowly, your bond deepens and becomes more beautiful with time.

Traditional Flower

46th anniversary flower is the daffodil

The daffodil stands as a symbol of the love and happiness that has grown between you over the years. Like its petals that signal spring’s arrival, your relationship has brought light, renewal, and hope into your lives every year. The cheerful colors of the daffodil represent the hope and strength that have kept your relationship solid through good times and bad. This sturdy flower breaks through the ground to reach for the sun, which is similar to how your relationship has overcome obstacles and flourished with each passing decade.

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Modern Gift

You can consider celebrating this anniversary with poetry instead of traditional gifts like diamonds or gold. Poetry captures emotions and stories in a way that mirrors the depth of your love story. Whether you’re writing deep lines or sharing a laugh over funny limericks, poetry adds a creative and romantic spark to your celebration. So, pick up a notebook and let your creativity flow.

How Long You´ve Been Married

46 years / 552 months / 2,400 weeks / 16,801 days / 403,224 hours / 24,193,440 minutes (more or less)

Fun Fact

If you lived on Uranus, you would have been married for 0.55 years and if you lived on Mercury 191.02 years…get your head around those figures!

Gift Ideas for your Husband

After 46 years, you think you’ve shared everything, but there’s always room for a little surprise. Here’s a list of unique gift suggestions for your husband.

  • Engraved pocket knife – a personalized tool he can carry everywhere
  • Personalized hip flask – to enjoy his favorite drink on the go
  • Modern smartwatch – encourage him to meet his fitness goals
  • Pen set and journal – for his thoughts and daily notes
  • Sporting equipment – upgrade his golf, fishing, or hunting gear
  • Experience day gift – offers golfing, driving, sailing, or flying adventures
  • Fun t-shirt – use this print: “I survived 46 years of marriage, what’s your superpower?”
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 poem:

Forty-six years of love’s sweet embrace, Hand in hand, we’ve found our place. Through thick and thin, you’ve been my guide, Forever grateful, with you by my side. XXX

Gift Ideas for your Wife

Heads up, husbands! Honoring your love for your wife doesn’t always mean grand gestures. Sometimes, it’s the surprises that stick. Here are some ace gift ideas that’ll win this special day.

  • Pearl necklace – for her elegant outfits
  • Pearl and gold charm bracelet – personalize it with her initials
  • Coconut vanilla bath set – for a relaxing bath experience
  • Poetry or writing lessons – unlock her potential to create and inspire
  • Concert tickets – so she can see her favorite band live
  • White pearl-faced watch – accessorize her everyday look
  • Fun t-shirt with pet image – to show off her pet love


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 poem:

Two peas in a pod, that’s you and me, After forty-six years, we’re still carefree. Your smile still makes my heart flutter, You’re the jam to my peanut butter. XXX

Gift Ideas for the Couple

If you want to pay tribute to that one-of-a-kind couple with something beyond the ordinary, stick around. I’ve got just the thing for an anniversary that’s anything but cliché.

  • Poetry-themed game – to challenge and entertain them together
  • Cozy garden chairs – for endless comfortable sunsets together
  • Iris print vase – add some color and art to their home
  • Concert or show tickets – promise an unforgettable night out with their favorite tunes
  • Gourmet chocolates –to savor premium sweets
  • One-of-a-kind poem – immortalize their love story in a framed verse

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Fun Fact

Since you’ve been married:
Combined, the two of you have spent about 33.7 years sleeping.
Spent around 53.8 months eating and drinking, eaten about 91.9 tons of food.
I know it just don´t seem possible!

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Fun ways to Celebrate

Fun ways to celebrate a 46th wedding anniversary

At home idea:

Here’s a sweet idea: turn a corner of your home into a mini-exhibit of your life together. Grab those photos that make you smile every time, the little keepsakes you’ve picked up along the way, and that scrapbook full of memories, from concert tickets to love notes. Spread them out on a table where you both can see and enjoy them.

After setting up your mini-exhibit, order your favorite takeout to make the evening even more special. As you eat, talk about the memories each dish brings up. Maybe it’s the Chinese food from your first anniversary or the Italian you had when celebrating something big. Use these flavors to spark stories of the fun, the challenges, and the adventures you’ve experienced together.

On a budget idea:

Start a budget-friendly adventure by planning a road trip with your partner. First, pack up the car with your favorite snacks, like sandwiches, fruits, and homemade trail mix. Throw in a cooler with drinks, and don’t forget a blanket or cushions for cozy stops at scenic spots or overlooks.

Now, drive through beautiful landscapes and discover new places or revisit spots meaningful to your story. Before you go, look up scenic routes or landmarks to make sure you catch all the best views and hidden spots.

Switch up the music by taking turns being the DJ, playing songs that mean something to your relationship. These could be tracks from your wedding or the background music of your favorite trips. Let the music enhance the journey as you sing along, reminisce, and create new memories together.

An adventurous idea:

Enjoy a cultural museum or art gallery trip

Hit up a city close by that’s loaded with cool museums, art spots, and historic spots. Dive into the day by checking out all sorts of exhibits – you’ll see bits of different cultures, traditions, and some pretty wild history. As you’re walking around, soaking in the vibes of streets that have seen centuries pass by, don’t miss out on trying the local eats and some sweet snacks. 

Be all in – curious, open to new stuff, and really there in the moment. It’s your chance to pick up on new things and bond over shared discoveries.

A luxury idea:

Consider cozying up in a secluded lodge, where it’s just you, with stunning views and nothing but top-notch comfort. You both can wake up to the beauty of nature, then treat yourselves to some pampering spa time and gourmet food full of flavor and freshness.

Or, choose a small luxury cruise for a different kind of escape. Sail to exotic places with outstanding comfort and service on a boutique ship. You’ll have fun exploring scenic ports, engaging in exciting excursions, and relaxing in stylish staterooms that offer stunning ocean views. This luxury trip gives you both new adventures to experience and special moments to remember.

Fun Fact

It is said there could be as many as 200 different species of daffodil.

Common Questions about the 46th Wedding Anniversary

Q: What is the 46th wedding anniversary called?

A: The 46th wedding anniversary does not have a name associated with it.

Q: What is the 46th wedding anniversary gemstone called?

A: The 46th wedding anniversary gemstone is the pearl.

Q: What is the 46th wedding anniversary symbol?

A: The 46th wedding anniversary does not have a symbol.

Q: What is the 46th wedding anniversary color?

A: The 46th wedding anniversary does not have any specific color. So, you are free to choose any color theme you wish for this year’s celebration.

Q: What are the traditional and modern gifts for a 46th wedding anniversary?

A: The 46th wedding anniversary does not have a traditional gift, but the modern gift is poetry. Consider choosing a book of poems or composing your own to recite at a special place.

Q: What is the 46th year anniversary flower?

A: The 46th wedding anniversary flower is the daffodil.

Did You Know?

If you present someone with a single daffodil, legend has it bad luck may be on the horizon. Instead, deliver a whole bunch of them: a gift of several daffodils is believed to ensure happiness to the recipient. 

Try forcing a daffodil bulb to bloom for the Chinese New Year. Tradition has it this brings good luck to the household.

Natural Pearls are amongst the rarest jewels in the world.

Oysters are the most well-known pearl-producing creatures, however, only seawater pearls are produced by oysters. Mussels are responsible for freshwater pearls.

Traditional and Modern Gifts Around The World

Traditional Gift – UK No traditional gift
Traditional Gift – US No traditional gift
Traditional Gift – AustraliaNo traditional gift
Traditional Gift – CanadaNo traditional gift
Traditional Gift – Spain Nacre
Traditional Gift – Germany Lavender
Traditional Gift – France Lavender
Traditional Gift – Italy Pearl
Flower Gift Daffodil
Gemstone Gift Pearl
Modern Gift Poetry

Lighthearted Poems

As our cherished couple marks 46 years together, lets honor their celebration with love, charm and a poem. Here are a few to help you along.

Forty-six years together, my dears,
Your love still shines bright and clear.
Through ups and downs, joys and strife,
You’ve been the peanut butter to my life

Decades have danced by, hand in hand,
Your partnership, a well-oiled band.
Forty-six years of laughs and tears,
Here’s to many more romantic years!

46 laps around the sun, And still chasing that wedded fun!
You romanced through scrapes and scuffs,
Giving new meaning to the term “love buffs.”
Finishing each other’s thoughts, laughs and lines,
After 46 years those unbreakable vines!
Your marriage’s spark will forever inspire,
Like a cozy crackling fire!

46 years of marital bliss,
We can’t let this anniversary miss!
You two are our favorite lovebirds,
With a bond tighter than a vault’s words.
Your chuckles and cuddles make us swoon,
Like we’re watching a romantic comedy under the moon!
Here’s to many more decades of adoration,
You’re our iconic definition of lasting celebration!

Wishing you a joyful 46th year anniversary and many more wonderful years to come!

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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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