50th Wedding Anniversary

Congratulations on your 50th Golden Wedding Anniversary! I’ve put together a list of gifts and celebration ideas that are as enduring as your half-century love story.

Author: Justin AldridgePage Updated: 29 May 2024

Discover The 50th Year Wedding Anniversary

So, you’re about to celebrate a milestone that many people dream of but few achieve – 50 years of marriage. That’s a whole half-century of being together. It’s called the “Golden Jubilee of Love” for good reason. Let’s plan a bash, or maybe something low-key yet profound, that’s as unconventional and spirited as the journey you’ve been on. Here’s how to celebrate your 50th wedding anniversary without defaulting to the same old stuff everyone else does.

Traditional Gift

The traditional 50th anniversary gift is gold. It shines like those special moments you’ve shared over fifty years, symbolizing a love that’s not only lasted but thrived. Gold represents the strength and beauty of your relationship, highlighting every challenge you’ve overcome together.

Choosing gold for this milestone goes beyond its value. It’s about celebrating a partnership that’s become even more meaningful with time. It honors your journey together as a couple, showing the deep warmth and glowing strength of your connection.

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.

Traditional Gemstone

Traditional symbol and gemstone is gold for the 50th wedding anniversary

For the big 5-0 in marriage, gold takes the spotlight. It’s not your everyday gemstone, but its glow is unbeatable, shining bright like it’s soaking up the sun’s own light. This gem packs in all the memories and moments you’ve gathered over the years. 

Gold stands for the tough times you’ve faced together and come out shining brighter. It’s a symbol of all the laughter, tears, and loyalty you’ve shared. Simply put, gold is the ultimate symbol of your journey together, more precious than any other gem you could choose to celebrate this milestone.

Traditional Flower

Yellow roses are the traditional 50th wedding anniversary flower

Traditionally, the yellow rose represents companionship between you two on your 50th anniversary. It’s radiant like a bright, sunny morning and reflects the happiness of decades spent together. This flower tells your love story – the laughs, the support, and even the tough times you’ve helped each other through. Just like your journey, the yellow rose grows more beautiful and strong over time, showing off its vibrant color and life.

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Modern Gift

For the 50th anniversary, the modern gift circles back to gold because of its timeless appeal. Gold reflects the years of laughter, the challenges you’ve faced, and the strong bond you’ve built together. It honors those moments that have made your journey together so rich and full of life. 

It’s not just a symbol of money or luxury. Instead, gold represents the strong and deep relationship you have, showing how much you value each other beyond just material things.

How Long You´ve Been Married

50 years / 600 months / 2,609 weeks / 18,262 days / 438,288 hours / 26,297,280 minutes (more or less)

Fun Fact

If you lived on Neptune, you would have been married for 0.3 years and if you lived on Mercury 207.63 years…get your head around those figures!

Gift Ideas for your Husband

Cheers to 50 years with your main man! Your husband deserves something as rare as the love you’ve shared. Here are some gift ideas for your golden milestone.

  • Gold watch – engraved with a loving message
  • Personalized tankard – for his favorite brews
  • Craft beer subscription – to explore new breweries from home
  • Football team history book – relive the glory days of his favorite team
  • Monogrammed glass tumbler – for stylish sipping
  • 50th anniversary photo key fob – keep memories close at hand
  • Lighthearted trophy – award him a playful “50th Anniversary Medal”
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 husband,

50 years ago I married my best friend and soulmate. I had no idea our love would grow stronger with each passing year. You still give me butterflies and make me laugh like I’m 21 again.

I’m so grateful for the life we’ve built – our home, family, and memories. Thank you for being by my side. I’d choose you all over again.

Now we’ve reached 50 years of wedded bliss and I’m wishing for 50 more. I know we’ll annoy each other, but there’s no one else I’d rather pester for the next 50 years.

Here’s to celebrating a love for the ages. I love you more today than yesterday, and even more tomorrow.

Always yours, XXX

Gift Ideas for your Wife

50 years of love calls for a gift as precious as she is. For your golden anniversary, here are some heartfelt ideas she’ll adore.

  • Gold heart locket – tuck in a cherished photo together
  • Gold-dipped rose – for everlasting beauty
  • Gold framed family picture – capture your loving moments
  • Personalized gold jewelry – engraved with your children’s names
  • Bouquet of yellow roses and gourmet chocs – to sweeten her day
  • Luxe spa day – for some well-deserved relaxation
  • Lighthearted trophy – award her a playful “50th Anniversary Medal”
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.

Try this special wish:

My radiant wife,

It’s hard to believe it’s been 50 years since we held hands as nervous newlyweds and said “I do.” I never imagined the wild, joyful, unpredictable journey we’d embark on.

You’ve kept me on my toes for five decades with your spirit and spontaneity. We’ve moved cities, changed jobs, raised a family through it all your love has been my anchor.

Now we stand hand-in-hand again, no longer new-faced newlyweds, but a couple tested by time. And I’d confidently choose you all over again.

Thank you for the laughter that still makes my belly ache, for stoking passion for 50 years, for a partnership that allows me to be my best self. Here’s to writing our next chapter together.

I love you now and always, XXX

Gift Ideas for the Couple

This power couple has redefined relationship goals. Let’s mark their 50th golden anniversary with gifts as special as their journey together.

  • 50th golden anniversary plate – gather well-wishes from everyone they love
  • Golden anniversary sundial – to beautifully trace the hours they’ve spent together
  • 50th golden anniversary family tree picture frame – highlight their growing legacy
  • Engraved platter with their wedding date – a reminder of their special day
  • Meal at their favorite restaurant – guarantee them a night filled with flavor and memories
  • Bollinger Champagne and flutes gift box – set the scene for celebratory toasts

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Fun Fact

One cubic foot of Gold weighs half a ton.

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Fun ways to Celebrate

Fun ways to celebrate a 50th wedding anniversary

At home idea:

You both can throw a party at home. It’s the perfect chance to gather your kids and closest friends to help create an unforgettable day full of laughter, love, and a bit of golden sparkle.

Decorate your space with golden balloons and elegant table settings that shout out to your five decades together. Plus, have your children bring in some top-notch caterers to whip up delicious dishes that promise to be a real treat for everyone.

Also, don’t forget the tunes. A good band can fill your home with music that gets everyone moving, adding to the memories of the night.

As the evening goes on, surrounded by those who mean the most, it’s time for a toast. Celebrate not just the fifty years past but the adventures still to come. Cheers to the love that’s grown and the bond that only gets stronger with each passing year.

On a budget idea:

For a simple or budget-friendly 50th anniversary, consider these ideas. You can host an afternoon tea dance with classic tunes and tasty treats in a cozy ambiance. Alternatively, set up a movie marathon with your favorite films to relive cherished memories together. If you prefer the outdoors, take a day trip to the coast, enjoying the natural beauty and a delicious meal by the shore.

An adventurous idea:

Enjoy a helicopter ride and champagne lunch after.

Kick off your 50th anniversary with an exciting helicopter ride. As you soar above stunning landscapes, the view will take your breath away. Once you land, perhaps in a lively city, head to a trendy restaurant for lunch. In this lively spot, toast to your love and the adventure you just had.

A luxury idea:

Enjoy a day-long riverboat cruise just for the two of you. Your private boat comes with a crew ready to pamper you. As soon as you set off, have a glass of champagne and toast to your love, with the city’s hustle and bustle fading behind you.

An onboard chef will prepare a custom multi-course lunch, perfectly paired with fine wines, to enhance the flavors of each dish. Relax at your own table for two on the deck, savoring the food, the cool breezes, and the beautiful views.

Fun Fact

The coffin found in Tutankhamen’s tomb contained around 1.5 tonnes of Gold.

Common Questions about the 50th Wedding Anniversary

Q: What is the 50th wedding anniversary called?

A: The 50th wedding anniversary is called the gold anniversary.

Q: What is the 50th wedding anniversary gemstone called?

A: The 50th wedding anniversary gemstone is gold.

Q: What is the 50th wedding anniversary symbol?

A: The 50th wedding anniversary symbol is gold.

Q: What is the 50th wedding anniversary color?

A: The 50th wedding anniversary color is gold.

Q: What are the traditional and modern gifts for a 50th wedding anniversary?

A: The traditional and modern gift for a 50th wedding anniversary is gold.

Q: What is the 50th year anniversary flower?

A: The 50th wedding anniversary flower is the yellow rose.

Did You Know?

Gold is extremely ductile. A single ounce of gold can be stretched into a gold thread 5 miles long.

The largest gold nugget ever, the Welcome Stranger Nugget weighs 2,284 troy ounces (a unit of measurement typically only used in the precious metal industry), which is a little over 156 pounds the weight of a grown adult.

The gold artifacts from the Varna Chalcolithic necropolis are assumed to be the “oldest gold of mankind” and thought to have been processed at least 6500 years ago!

The Golden Buddha, officially titled Phra Phuttha Maha Suwan Patimakon, located in the temple of Wat Traimit in Bangkok, Thailand, is the world’s largest solid gold sculpture. Tt was cast during the Sukhothai era, the kingdom that existed from 1238 until 1438. It´s 3-metre-tall (9.8-ft) statue was comprised of 5.5 metric tonnes of solid gold.

Traditional and Modern Gifts Around The World

Traditional Gift – UKGold
Traditional Gift – USGold
Traditional Gift – AustraliaGold
Traditional Gift – CanadaGold
Traditional Gift – SpainGold
Traditional Gift – GermanyGold
Traditional Gift – FranceGold
Traditional Gift – ItalyGold
Flower GiftYellow Rose
Gemstone GiftGold
Modern GiftGold

Lighthearted Wishes

A couple celebrating 50 years has faced challenges and cherished memories together. This golden anniversary highlights their journey of laughter, resilience, and love.

May your love story continue to be a masterpiece painted with golden hues and sprinkled with stardust.

Wishing you both a lifetime supply of laughter, love, and perfectly brewed cups of tea.

50 years of adventures, smiles, family, and friendship. Here’s to celebrating a true milestone.!

To 50 years of laughter, 50 years of joy, 50 years of love – here’s to 50 more. Cheers!

Congratulations on reaching the “Golden Milestone”! Here’s to the next 50 years being even more golden!

Golden years shine bright when spent with the love of your life. May you be blessed with many more golden memories.

Here’s to 50 golden years and a lifetime of happiness ahead! Cheers to love, laughter, and happily ever after!

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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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