Couples Gifts for a 30 Year Anniversary


Thirty years of marriage deserves special recognition. Tradition calls for pearls but wallets often call for a gift with a more reasonable price tag. No matter the cost of the choice you make for a couple's wedding anniversary gift, considering the interests and likes of the couple will help you choose a one that appropriately honors achieving thirty years of marriage.

Living "Pearls"

  • Black Pearl chili pepper plants produce pearl-shaped black peppers that turn bright red when they mature. If the couple enjoys cooking, gardening or both, they can use this gift as an ornamental plant, spicy pepper source or both. Mother of Pearl plants, also known as ghost plants, are ornamental, require little care, and thrive indoors in sunny areas of the home.

Throughout the Years

  • Chronicle the couple's lives together with a collage of pictures featuring events of the past thirty years and present them in a pearl-like or mother-of-pearl frame. For a modern twist on this concept, put together a video montage that includes the couple's wedding, special moments in the lives of their children and vacations they took together. Remember to highlight achievements such as earned degrees, job promotions, and contributions to charity or the community.

The Gift of Gratitude

  • Contact family members, friends and others who have interacted with the couple in a positive manner over the last thirty years. Have each person write a letter of gratitude, explaining the impact the couple makes in their lives or a special moment they cherish plan to remember forever. Organize and present the letters in a photo album or have them written in calligraphy and bound into a book with heavy, pearl-colored pages.

Time Out

  • Thirty years of marriage requires a lot of time and commitment. Let the couple celebrate their thirty-year anniversary away from home, no cooking or cleaning required. Purchase tickets to a show or concert featuring the couple's favorite play, drama or musical artist. When presenting the tickets, add a gift certificate to an upscale restaurant to help the couple create a memorable thirtieth anniversary celebration.

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