59th Wedding Anniversary

You’ve spent 59 incredible years together, and now it’s time to make the countdown to 60 start with a bang. My guide has some killer gifts and celebration ideas to make your 59th wedding anniversary unforgettable.

Author: Justin AldridgePage Updated: 27 March 2024

Discover The 59th Year Wedding Anniversary

Celebrating a 59th wedding anniversary is rare and profoundly special. It’s not called the “Diamond in the Rough” anniversary for no reason. At this point, you’ve been through so much together, and there’s no traditional symbol that can adequately honor this unique milestone. The real treasure is the enduring commitment and deep-rooted connection that’s kept you two together for nearly six decades. Here’s where I jump in with a helping hand to help you celebrate your big day.

Traditional Gift

The 59th anniversary focuses on love, sticking together, and being there for each other. It doesn’t come with any traditional gift, which really just highlights how every couple’s journey is unique. It’s a time to celebrate your own story of commitment and the life you’ve built together.

Traditional Gemstone

No traditional gemstone for the 59th anniversary

The 59th anniversary doesn’t have a specific gemstone. So get creative and pick a stone that holds special meaning for you both. Whether it’s a favorite color or a gem that reminds you of a special moment, this anniversary encourages you to choose something that reflects your precious time.

Traditional Flower

The 59th anniversary flower is more of a plant, the olive tree

The olive tree symbolizes 59 years of love that’s both deep-rooted and resilient. Just like an olive tree stands strong through time, your marriage has thrived through every challenge and joy. Its widespread branches, offering shelter and nourishment, reflect the support and comfort you’ve given each other over the years. The olive tree represents strength, peace, and the rich growth of your lasting bond.

Modern Gift

A family tree is a perfect choice for your 59th anniversary. This gift is a powerful way to show the depth of love and the legacy that has grown from nearly sixty years together. Like a tree’s branches, your family has spread out and intertwined, creating strong bonds.

This family tree isn’t just for looks; it captures your shared history and the generations that have come from your union. It’s a clear sign of where you’ve started, how far you’ve come, and the love that keeps growing. Each leaf can represent a family member, and each branch can highlight a different part of your family. This gift celebrates how everyone is connected and the solid foundation you’ve built together. It honors your role in guiding and supporting your family through the years.

How Long You´ve Been Married

59 years / 708 months / 3,078 weeks / 21,550 days / 517,200 hours / 31,032,000 minutes (more or less)

Fun Fact

If you lived on Jupiter, you would have been married for 4.97 years and if you lived on Mercury 245 years…get your head around those figures!

Gift Ideas for your Husband

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

  • Olive wood game set – enjoy classic games like checkers and backgammon together
  • Tablet & smartphone stand – keep his devices organized and accessible
  • Sports team memorabilia – show support for his favorite team with slippers or a hat
  • Craft beer selection – to explore new flavors and breweries 
  • Rechargeable hand warmers – for outdoor adventures or chilly days
  • Funny t-shirt – use this print: “After 59 Years, All I Got Was This T-Shirt”

Try this special wish:

My eternal partner,

After 59 amazing years, my heart still dances with joy whenever I look at you. You are the melody that harmonizes with my soul. Our marriage has been an exquisite composition – woven with high notes of celebration and low notes of struggles, but through every measure, you have been my steady rhythm.

Here’s to composing many more years of sweet melodies side by side. 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.

  • Family photo book – preserve cherished memories in a personal album
  • Mulberry silk scarf – opt for a hand-painted design
  • Craft kit – start a fun, new project together
  • Home spa set – enjoy relaxation without leaving the house
  • Olive wood soap dish – with a rustic finish
  • Fun pair of sloggers garden boots – keep her feet dry and comfortable

Try this special wish:

My dearest treasure,

59 amazing years and you remain my guiding light, illuminating our life’s adventure with your radiant love and affection. Your kindness and grace dazzle me more each day. I knew I loved you then, but had no idea how deeply that love would grow. You are the brilliant jewel that makes my world sparkle.

Here’s to polishing our eternal bond for many more years. XXX

Gift Ideas for the Couple

59 years of being inseparably awesome together, and here you are, still giving people some serious couple goals. I have some memorable gift ideas for this occasion.

  • Family tree frame – celebrate their growing family heritage
  • Handmade olive tree sculpture – that doubles as a candle holder
  • Olive oil gift set – support small, family-run olive farms 
  • Colorful olive wood coasters – personalized with a message on the back
  • Chocolate truffles gift – indulge them in luxurious flavor combinations
  • Personalized cheese board – with a hidden drawer for cheese knives

Fun Fact

Since you’ve been married:
Combined, the two of you have spent about 43.3 years sleeping
You two have had about 215,500 dreams
The two of you have spent around 69.00 months eating and drinking
The two of you have eaten about 117.9 tons of food 

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Fun ways to Celebrate

Fun ways to celebrate a 59th wedding anniversary

At home idea:

Celebrating an anniversary at home can hit differently, in the best way possible. Think about hosting a themed dinner party. It’s a fun way to relive a favorite trip or dream about a new destination together.

You can set the mood by decorating your space to match your chosen theme. Use Moroccan tapestries for a night in Marrakech or cherry blossoms for an evening in Japan. The right music, be it flamenco or Hawaiian tunes, will make you feel like you’re really there.

The highlight of the night is, of course, the food. Choose dishes that bring out the flavors of your chosen destination. Whether it’s Spanish tapas or Japanese sushi, every bite will take you on a flavorful adventure.

As you enjoy the flavors and the atmosphere you’ve created, you’ll find yourselves reminiscing about past adventures and imagining future ones.

On a budget idea:

Simple yet meaningful gestures can make the occasion memorable without breaking the bank. Start with a handwritten letter, sharing your gratitude and favorite memories. Then, prepare a family dinner together at home using those tried-and-true recipes you both love. If you’re more into the outdoors, you can have a picnic in a local park. Bring along homemade sandwiches, snacks, and a bottle of wine you both enjoy. 

Another idea is to take a scenic drive to somewhere nearby, maybe a charming town or a natural beauty spot. You can spend the day here in each other’s company without spending a lot. These simple plans can turn your 59th anniversary into a day full of love and memories.

An adventurous idea:

Enjoy a night at a theatre and show

Plan a night filled with fun, food, and family. Start the evening off by catching a live show, maybe a play or a concert, to enjoy some entertainment together. After the show, continue the celebration at a cozy restaurant. This could be a spot you’ve always loved or a new place you’re excited to try. You and your guests can talk about special life moments while having a delicious meal. With your loved ones around, the warmth and joy of their company will fill the air. Laugh, share stories, and just soak in the moment.

A luxury idea:

If you want to feel like royalty on your 59th anniversary, you can book a limousine for the evening. This grand start sets the tone for a night of indulgence. It’ll take you to a highly-rated restaurant where you’ll enjoy exceptional dishes and wine in an elegant setting. After dinner, the limo will offer a relaxing ride home. This time, the limo ride home is different. It’s quieter and more reflective. Under the moonlight, cruising gently, you’ve got all the time in the world to bask in the glow of a well-spent evening.

Fun Fact

The Lurie family is known as the oldest family tree in the world. Its history traces back to 1037 BC.

Common Questions about the 59th Wedding Anniversary

Q: What is the 59th wedding anniversary called?

A: The 59th wedding anniversary does not have a traditional symbolic name.

Q: What is the 59th wedding anniversary gemstone called?

A: The 59th wedding anniversary does not have a specific gemstone.

Q: What is the 59th wedding anniversary symbol?

A: There is no traditional symbol for a 59th wedding anniversary.

Q: What is the 59th wedding anniversary color?

A: The 59th wedding anniversary doesn’t have a specific color theme.

Q: What are the traditional and modern gifts for a 59th wedding anniversary?

A: There is no traditional gift for the 59th wedding anniversary, the modern gift is a family tree.

Q: What is the 39th year anniversary flower?

A: The traditional flower for a 59th wedding anniversary is the olive tree, symbolizing peace. We recommend a white rose and lily bouquet with green olive foliage for a simple yet elegant gift that easily fits in a vase.et in a vase.

Did You Know?

The oldest traces of olive oil discovered was found in Bethlehem and dates back 8,000 years.

The Olive tree of Vouves in Crete, Greece, is believed to be the oldest olive tree globally, continuing to bear fruit despite its ancient age. While confirmed to be at least 2000 years old through tree ring analysis, local lore and historical accounts suggest it could be between 3000 to 4000 years old.

The longest family tree in the world is that of Confucius, a Chinese philosopher. It has around 2 million members!

Traditional and Modern Gifts Around The World

Traditional Gift – UKNo traditional gift
Traditional Gift – USNo traditional gift
Traditional Gift – AustraliaNo traditional gift
Traditional Gift – CanadaNo traditional gift
Traditional Gift – SpainNo traditional gift
Traditional Gift – GermanyNo traditional gift
Traditional Gift – FranceOlive
Traditional Gift – ItalyNo traditional gift
Flower GiftOlive Tree
Gemstone GiftNo traditional gemstone
Modern GiftFamily Tree

Lighthearted Wishes

Celebrating 59 years of love and commitment is a remarkable milestone that deserves to be celebrated with joy and admiration.

May your love continue to be as effervescent as a perfectly chilled bottle of champagne, bubbling with endless laughter and joy.

Wishing you both a day filled with love, laughter, and unforgettable moments as you celebrate 59 incredible years together.

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

May your love continue to bloom like a vibrant garden, with each petal representing the countless moments of laughter, joy, and cherished memories you’ve cultivated together.

Here’s to 59 years of love and companionship! May your hearts forever beat as one and your smiles never fade.

Congratulations on 59 years of love and laughter! May your hearts continue to dance in harmony for years to come.

May you be surrounded by the love and admiration of family and friends, cherishing the memories of the past while embracing the adventures that lie ahead. Here’s to the enduring bond shared by two remarkable individuals, and to many more years of happiness, laughter, and love.

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About The Author

Justin is passionate about helping couples to make their anniversary as special as possible. Justin enjoys being creative and coming up with different and inspiring ideas for couples to celebrate their anniversary in style each year.