20th Wedding Anniversaries are special occasions that deserve the right gift. Below you’ll find gifts for the happy couple, for him and for her as well as some useful tips and information for picking out the right gift.
Best 20th Wedding Anniversary Gift Ideas
Euro Porcelain China Tableware
The Euro Porcelain China Tableware set is the perfect traditional gift to get for the happy couple. It is made from fine bone china and has gold embellishments. They are dishwasher safe and the packaging makes sure that nothing arrives broken.
The tableware set includes:
- 4 Dinner plates
- 4 Soup plates
- 4 Salad/Dessert Plates
- 4 Teacups with saucers
20th Year Wedding Anniversary Shirt
The 20th Year Wedding Anniversary Shirt comes in both male and female sizes and styles. It also comes in five different colors. Made from imported cotton and polyester, it’s a good gift for those couples who love to wear matching outfits. The fabric has been noted as being a bit rough, but a few times through the wash should help that.
Why I Love You Fill-In Book
The Why I Love You Fill-In Book is perfect for the couple that wants something homemade. It has fifty prompts for the partner to fill in and answer with memories, quotes, and good times. There’s also a small sticker pack included and several colors to choose from. The book is rather small in size, about the size of an average hand.
Personalized Star Map
The Personalized Star Map is a unique and customizable gift. Simply pick the date that you’d prefer and they will make a map of what the stars looked like on that night. The star maps are 15″ by 11.5″ by 0.1″ and weigh about 7 ounces. They are printed on high-quality photo paper. This print does not come with a frame. They are shipped in flat mailers and are never rolled so they are ready to frame or pin up on the wall.
All About Names Personalized Bone China Plate
The All About Names Personalized Bone China Plate is completely customizable from size to lettering. It features names, dates, hearts, and more. Most plates come 8″ in diameter. There are two styles of the main plate, one with a rim and the other without. The plate comes in a satin-lined box. They are not meant to be eaten on but are great for display.
20th Wedding Anniversary Mugs
These 20th Wedding Anniversary Mugs are handmade and no two designs are exactly alike. One mug reads, “20 years of being Mr. Right,” while the other reads, “20 years of being Mrs. always Right”. The mugs come in white and pink and can hold 14 ounces. It comes in gift packaging and each mug comes with a spoon and coaster. It is dishwasher safe. However, it is not microwavable safe so I do recommend looking at other options if you want hot beverages.
20 Year Anniversary Metal Date Night Dice
The20 Year Anniversary Metal Date Night Dice are a fun way to kick off the celebration. They are solid metal dice, each with an inscription of a date night idea. There are 36 ideas in total. They are kept in a velvet bag and are unlikely to ever break, however, they may scuff up the surface they are rolled on.
Date ideas include:
- Go for a walk
- Start a scrapbook
- Make a homemade pizza
- Just chat
Personalized Mickey and Minnie Mouse Pillow Cover
ThePersonlized Mickey and Minnie Mouse Pillow Cover is great for any Disney-loving couples. It is 18″ by 18″ and is made from a cotton mix. The picture features Mickey and Minnie Mouse sharing a kiss and underneath are the customizable words that can be chosen to fit any name or date. It is a handmade product and has piped edges. It should be washed in cold water and never bleached or ironed.
Personalized Cutting Board
The Personalized Cutting Boardcomes in three different kinds of woods: cherry, maple, or walnut. They also come in several different sizes. They are personalizable and laser engraved. There have been some mishaps on the company’s end, but most shoppers are satisfied with the work and there has definitely been some effort and work put into making these boards. The company even made its own cutting board conditioner.
Luna Bean Keepsake Casting Kit
The Luna Bean Keepsake Casting Kitis a fun DIY for not only couples but the whole family. The first step is to make the mold by putting your hand into the molding gel. After it has dried, pour in the casting stone mix and let that dry.
The kit comes with:
- Molding Powder
- Casting Stone Mix
- Molding Bucket
- Demolding Stick
- Detailing Pin
- Instructions in English and Spanish
Happy Anniversary Couple’s Game
The Happy Anniversary Couple’s Game is a fun game that is meant to start the fun and meaningful conversations between couples. It is a card game that will ask you questions focused on your lives together and your own personal love story. It comes with 110 question cards and is recommended for ages 16 and up.
Blu Devil Kissing Mugs Set
The Blu Devil Kissing Mugs Set is a cute set of mugs that when put together give the illusion of kissing. Each cup can hold 13 fluid ounces and has a matching spoon. The mugs come with a slot in the handle made especially for the spoons. They are chip-resistant and come in a gift box. It’s a usable gift that I recommend over single mugs. Being a pair it can be used by both partners at the same time.
Feraco Matching Necklace Set
The Feraco Matching Necklace Set is made from titanium stainless steel and comes with a special engraving. The smaller version reads “eternal love” while the larger rings read “the world looks wonderful when I am with you.” The wording is engraved meaning it should never wear away.
The necklaces are completely lead and nickel-free and are hypoallergenic. They come in gift boxes and come in two colors, black and rose gold. The chains are roughly 24 inches long.
Elegant Trinket Tray by Simply Charmed
The Elegant Trinket Tray by Simply Charmed is a cute ceramic gift that comes with golden glazed trim. It is 4″ by 4″ and can hold several small trinkets or pieces of jewelry. It is made in the United States. The company also sells other variations of this tray with other lovely sayings. Any of these would be a good gift for an anniversary.
This Couple’s Figurine is a metal sculpture that features a couple kissing on a swing. It’s made from cast iron and stands about 7″ tall. It weighs a little over 2 pounds and the swing can move freely. The bottom is scratch-proof and will not mark up tables or countertops.
Dahlia China Flower Vase
The Dahlia China Flower Vase follows the more traditional themes of a 20th wedding anniversary gift. It is a blue and white vase with floral patterns and glaze finish. It stands 9″ high and 6″ wide. The flower depicted is a peony which is representative of beauty, peace, and honor; traits that go along with 20 years of marriage. It is best used with dried flowers.
Still Tolerating Your Farts After 20 Stinking Years Mug
The Still Tolerating Your Farts After 20 Stinking Years Mug is most certainly a gag gift that still has a good purpose. It holds almost 11oz. It is dishwasher and microwave safe, and the design is found on either side of the mug. It can hold hot or cold drinks, and it comes in a gift box. It’s a gift that will get a few laughs.
Buildinest 20th Wedding Anniversary Wine Bag
The Buildinest 20th Wedding Anniversary Wine Bag is eco-friendly and made from natural cotton linen. It is strong and durable. It is 13.5″ by 5.5″ and can hold a 750mL wine bottle. The bag fits most standard wine bottles. It is machine washable, ready to be reused, and completely eco-friendly.
Artblox Soundwave Art Gift
The Artblox Soundwave Art Gift is a unique present that can be completely customized. It comes in several colors and you can put any recording in the block, from songs to personal messages. The message or song will even be etched in under the soundwave. The customization process is easy and fast. I recommend this unique gift for those who love music or have something special they’d like to say become immortal.
Occasional Occasions Memory Book
The Occasional Occasions Memory Book is a fun way to relive the past on the special day. The book is full of prompts to start discussions about how the couple met, their wedding, and their lives so far. It even has spaces to write down the memories that come to mind.
Lovers Crossroads Personalized Canvas/Photo
The Lovers Crossroads Personalized Canvas or Photo Paper is a unique gift that can be customized to fit the lucky couple. The canvas pictures two names at a crossroad and a date above it that could mean anything including wedding anniversary, first date, first meeting, proposal, etc.
The photo paper size is 10″ by 8″ while the mat size is 14″ by 11″. With it framed it comes slightly bigger. It is customizable, so there are no refunds. It is made entirely in the United States and it comes in even more sizes.
20th Christmas Ornament
The Digibuddha 20th Christmas Ornament is great for couples who have their anniversary near the holidays. They are created with fine white porcelain and covered with a glossy glaze finish. They are handmade and the writing is fused on permanently. It will never rub off. It even comes in a gift box.
Flashback to 1971 – A Time Traveler’s Guide
The Flashback to 1971 – A Time Traveler’s Guide is a way to look back at the past. This book captures what the 1970s looked like, specifically 1971. This book also comes in several other years. It is a good book to give to your loved one who wants to relive the past just for a moment.
It has 75 pages full of historic pictures and stories. Some have reported that the quality of the photographs is not that good or clear. It is a book that will appeal to some and not so much to others.
20th Wedding Anniversary Keychain Set
These 20th Wedding Anniversary Keychain Sets are made from stainless steel. It shouldn’t wear down over time and it is hypoallergenic. One reads, “20 years down” while the other says “Forever to go”. The ring part is 30mm in diameter while the puzzle pieces are about 41mm by 25 mm. These keychains come in velvet cloths and are easy and ready to gift.
Bonnie and Pops Gourmet Food Box
The Bonnie and Pops Gourmet Food Box is perfect for the couple that already has everything. This food box includes a variety of chocolate sweets and truffles. Each sweet is individually wrapped for sanitary reasons and the sweets come in a tin to keep them fresh. It does include peanuts and dairy. This is something to keep in mind when purchasing.
20th Wedding Anniversary Crystal Sculpture
The 20th Wedding Anniversary Crystal Sculpture is a full pound of crystal sculpture. The design is laser engraved and will not rub off. It stands on its own and comes in a gift box. It is not customizable and is rather small. Some have complained about the font being too small to read. I would recommend this for someone who collects small keepsakes.
Marriage Pills Anniversary Gift
The Marriage Pills Anniversary Gift is a fun, homemade-like gift for your partner. Inside the bottle are 170 colored pills. Inside the pills are sweet messages and love notes to cheer up your partner. Included with the pills are twenty silver pills with paper to write your own special note. This gift also includes a pill-shaped pen.
KOOLDRINK Tumbler Mugs
These KOOKDRINK Tumbler Mugs are great for adventurous and outdoorsy couples. They weigh about a pound each and can hold 20 ounces. They are fully double-wall insulated and are made from stainless steel. They retain heat for six hours and cold for nine hours. The mugs come with stainless steel straws and matching cleaning brushes.
20 Years Christmas Ornament
The 20 Years Christmas Ornament is ceramic and covered in a glossy finish. It comes with a gold string and is securely packed away in a gift box. It’s almost 3″ around and is hand-pressed in the United States. It does appear bigger in the photograph than it does in person. There are many other ornaments quite like this one out there, but this is the one I recommend.
Bella Metallo 20 Year Anniversary Key Chain
The Bella Metallo 20 Year Anniversary Key Chain is a small, but cute idea for a gift. Its base is made of stainless steel while the penny is a genuine penny. Both of them are handmade and stamped with the saying “20 years & counting”. The bottom is 1″ in diameter and the whole thing has a shiny polish finish.
Mamre Moon Light
The Mamre Moon Light is an ambient light that features a couple sitting in front of a full moon. The light is soft and the intensity can be adjusted. There is an optional setting of adding words to your light, however, that is a DIY project. It comes with a light, a USB cable, a USB wall adapter, and stickers for the words.
The product did have a defect for a while within their circuit boards, however, everyone who reported the problem was sent a new light with the proper wiring and all have reported that they still love their light.
BoldLoft Couples Pillowcases
The BoldLoft Couples Pillowcases are cute and quirky. Made from a cotton and polyester mix it fits most standard-sized pillows. The design shouldn’t wear off and it comes on many other products such as mugs, body pillow covers, and drinking glasses. Some have complained that the red of the design bleeds in the wash. I recommend washing it before using it to be sure to get out any extra dye.
Boston Creative Company LLC Engraved Spoon
The Boston Creative Company LLC Engraved Spoon is made of stainless steel. It reads, “Let’s have coffee together forever”. With so many good mugs for couples, it’s a good idea to include a usable spoon. The spoon is 7″ long and is meant for coffee and tea as it is teaspoon-sized.
Kate Posh Picture Frame
TheKate Posh Picture Frame has an iconic look and a sweet sentiment written on every border. It comes in four different sizes and is made with natural wood. The lettering is engraved. It has curved edges and comes with a glass front to protect your photo. There are clips on the back to easily hang it on the wall. Or there is a stand to keep it upright too.
Hallmark Pop-Up Anniversary Card
The Hallmark Pop-Up Anniversary Card is a simple gift that gets the message across. The card features a hot air balloon flying over a city and mountains in the background. It’s a pop-up card so that means it unfolds into a sculptural state and looks like a small panorama. Hallmark is an eco-friendly company. Their paper is taken only from well-managed woods and forests.
20th Anniversary Gifts for Him
Engraved Anniversary Pocket Watch for Him
The Engraved Anniversary Pocket Watch for Him is a special and unique gift that is laser engraved and sends a special message. The pocket watch is made from stainless steel with a retro design in glossy black. The watch comes with a durable and sleek chain to match. This product is made in the United States and the business is run by a retired Air Force Veteran.
Personalized Pocket Knife
The Personalized Pocket Knife is a useful gift that comes with six functions that can be used for camping or an emergency.
- LED Light
- Can Opener
- Fire Starter
- Glass Breaker
- Seat Belt Cutter
- Knife Blade
The handle is made from wood. It is roughly 6″ by 2″ by 1″. It weighs about 5.5 ounces and is made from high-quality stainless steel. It comes with laser engraving that reads “You will forever by my always”. It is a practical useful gift that is sure to be used over and over again.
This Personalized Compass is great for the ex-boy scout, the camper, the adventurer, or the sailor. It comes with five lines of personalized engraving in any font you desire. With the five lines, about 200 characters can be written. It is made from brass and it is a working compass.
Level 20 Complete T-Shirt
The Level 20 Complete T-shirt is perfect for the gaming couple. It is made from a cotton and polyester blend. It comes in several colors including red, black, green, and purple. It is machine washable and is sure to bring a laugh. Many reviewers say that the shirt is comfortable and lightweight.
Whiskey Glass Set for Him
The Whiskey Glass Set for Him comes with a wood case, 2 crystal glasses that have been hand-cut, cooling stones, and coasters. The box it comes in is engraved with a thoughtful message. The glasses are handblown and hand-cut for a precise and original look and feel. They do ship outside of the United States.
20th Anniversary Gifts for Her
The Heart Necklace is a beautiful gift made from hypoallergenic sterling silver and zirconia, and a heart-shaped blue crystal from Austria. The chain is 18″ long and the pendant reads “I love you forever”. It comes in a gift box that echoes the sentiments of the necklace. There are matching earrings available as well.
3D Moon Lamp
The 3D Moon Lamp is a unique gift with a heartfelt message written onto its surface. The moon itself is made from plastic and the letters protrude out from it. It is touch-sensitive and will change color at a touch, from bright white to calming yellow. The moon is 6″ in diameter and the moon is printed with 3D printing technology.
LED Eternal Rose
This LED Eternal Rose is a beautiful and shiny artificial rose that comes in its own glass case and set of LED lights. The rose is a shimmering pink and blue with a gold stem. The bottom is made of plastic, as well as the rose’s petals and leaves. Batteries are not included in this gift package, but it does come in a fancy box. It is a cute decoration that will go with any type of room.
Anniversary Music Box for Her
The Anniversary Music Box for Her is a sweet gift with a touching message written on the top. The music box is small and made from wood. It plays You Are My Sunshine. There are other messages to choose from. It is a small, but meaningful gift.
How We Selected 20th Year Wedding Anniversary Gifts
When looking for 20th wedding anniversary gift ideas I looked for a broad range of products from funny to sentimental. The best gifts are the ones that can be used such as mugs, jewelry trays, or pocket watches. I wanted to include 20th wedding anniversary gifts for not only couples but also for him and for her. This led to a lot of good products, each with its own sentiments and messages.
I also looked into the more traditional vs. modern styles of gifts today. While china is the traditional gift, there are many modern options such as mugs, vases, or dinner sets. China can get fairly expensive very quickly. I recommend finding an option that fits your budget whether it is traditional or not.
Is it usable?
Usable or perishable items are far more appreciated in the modern world. I looked for gifts that could be used such as cutting boards or pocketknives. I recommend the range of mugs listed above. They’re always a safe gift to give. A food basket is also a good choice. While only one is listed above, there are several to choose from online. Food is both usable and perishable and of course, it’s yummy too.
Does it have sentiment?
Celebrating 20 years as a married couple is quite an accomplishment and the gift has to mean something. This is where handmade or even better, homemade gifts came to mind. The LED Eternal Rose or the Luna Bean Keepsake Casting Kit are both great choices. Even keepsake books or memory books are good ideas. Things that can be customized to not only fit the occasion but fit the style of the happy couple.
Will it be memorable?
Depending on the couple the gift needs to be extra special. Sometimes a set of mugs or a sculpture will do. However, there are those couples who want everything about their love lives to be special, romantic, and all about them. This is where personalizable items are useful. A personalized plate, key chain, necklace, or picture frame are all good gift ideas. Sometimes sentiment isn’t what to go for, but personalization and memorability are.
FAQs About 20th Year Wedding Anniversary Gifts
What is a traditional gift for a 20th Wedding Anniversary?
The traditional gift is indeed china. Fine china, dinnerware, or ornaments are very popular gifts. It is meant to represent that even though marriage is fragile, with a little care it can last a long time. A vase, bowl, dinner set, or ornament would be a great gift for this occasion. But keep in mind that not everyone needs an entire dinner set or has a place for a vase. Think about what would mean the most to them.
What would a modern gift look like for a 20th Wedding Anniversary?
A modern gift would be whatever you choose to give. It can stick in with the modern theme of platinum or go vintage with china. A more modern gift may be a set of platinum-colored rings, a jewelry holder, a special pair of glasses or tumblers, or even something simple like an ornament. The LED rose is a beautiful gift that is modern and has a romantic feel to it and there’s certainly nothing else like it out there.
What is the color that goes along with 20 years of marriage?
The main color representing 20 years of marriage is emerald green. It goes along nicely with the china and platinum themes. Daylilies and aster have also been associated with 20 years of marriage. Gifts like this include jewelry, roses, vases, and mugs. Flowers are always a good start to the gift-giving on anniversaries. While it may be hard to find an emerald green rose, daylilies are far easier and just as beautiful. A simple card with these flowers on it may also do the trick.
What do you get when they’ve already gotten everything?
At this point, it is best to get something usable or perishable. If they’ve already got a cutting board they likely don’t need another one. A usable gift such as a mug or pillowcases is appreciated. Any food basket would also go a long way. And if they truly do have everything already, try making something homemade with a casting kit or paint. It’s surprising how well a nice homemade and handmade gift will be received. They really do show the sentiment and memorability of the occasion.