It has become fairly common practice for people to use a theme when buying anniversary gifts. And this goes for couples exchanging gifts as well as friends or family who wish to show how happy they are for the anniversary couple. This custom actually started many moons ago. All the way back in the Middle Ages. Initially, it was only the most significant years that received any special recognition. But more recently it has become popular for every anniversary year to be celebrated in a special way. And we can’t say we’re disappointed. Not just because we happen to be writing about anniversary gifts. But because we consider every passing year to be important, and worthy of commemoration.
When the custom first began a husband would give his wife a garland made from silver, when celebrating a 25th wedding anniversary, and a gold garland if they were fortunate enough to make it to their 50th anniversary. Over subsequent years more themes were introduced, until 1937, when the American National Retail Jeweler Association decided a more comprehensive list of themes was needed. They established a list that awarded every year up to 75, its own special theme. Some of the more old-fashioned ideas were also updated and practical themes such as desk sets and clocks are suggested.
If you’re looking for a 24th wedding anniversary gift for your husband there are a few options if you want to follow a theme. The traditional list of themes gives you opals, while the modern list opts for musical instruments. You’ll be pleased to know there is also an anniversary gemstone, which is tanzanite, so that should be plenty of choices if you’re thinking of going the popular route.
24th Anniversary Gifts For a Husband
Gold-Dipped Golf Ball & Tee Set
- dipped in 24k gold
- excellent durability while retaining the playability
- ideal for mounting and display purposes
Gold-Dipped Poker Cards
- playable deck of poker cards dipped in 24 karat gold.
- produced to tournament grade standards
- presented in an elegant high quality case
Musical instruments seem like an unusual theme for a 24 year wedding anniversary gift
This year you’re definitely going to have to put your thinking cap on if you want to follow the modern theme for a 24th wedding anniversary gift for your husband. Musical instruments don’t really conjure up romance, and is it really the kind of gift that’s going to impress your man? Possibly, especially if he’s particularly music minded. But for some of you, it’s going to be a challenge to find the right kind of gift.
Of course, there is always the option of choosing something completely different. There is nothing set in stone that says you have to use a theme. The gift you choose should be one that makes your husband happy. One to make his heart swell with pride. Not necessarily one that follows a certain theme. He might for example really love a gold dipped set of poker cards, or a gold golf ball he can take to the golf course.
That being said, we’re here to help with your decision, and give you a few ideas to mull over, before picking the right one for your husband. Nobody knows him better than you do, so you’re already off to a good start. Here are a few ideas for starters:
- Music lessons – May be it’s about time he started a new hobby. In which case a few lessons won’t go amiss. You might even want to take lessons together. And before you know it you’ll have your very own musical duet.
- Concert tickets – He may not have a musical bone in his body, but there aren’t many men who would turn down the chance to experience a live music concert. If you’re really lucky, his favorite band or singer may be playing in town.
- A playlist – Give him a CD or organize a playlist of all his favorite tunes.
- Music magazine subscription – If your husband is the kind of guy who likes to keep up with the latest trends in music, pay for a subscription to a music magazine. And he’ll always have his finger on the pulse.
- Music player for his car – If your husband’s car still has the factory fitted music system, it’s about time you upgraded it for him.
We hope you’ve found these ideas helpful. Keep reading because we’ll be featuring some more. And you might want to take a look at some of our other pages. We’ve got plenty of anniversary ideas to share.
A gemstone for your husband’s 24 year anniversary gift
One of the gemstones associated with a 24th wedding anniversary gift is tanzanite.This beautiful blue and purple gemstone is very rare, and comes from the Tanzanian hills in Africa. Found in the foothills of Mount Kilimanjaro it will make a very exotic addition to your husband’s jewelry collection. More and more men are choosing to accessorize by wearing jewelry with their outfits. And this unique gem will look wonderful whether on its own, or added to a tie-pin, ring, or as detail on a watch face.
You’ll be interested to know that tanzanite is the birthstone for December, and is a recent discovery in the world of gemstones. It was first found in Tanzania, hence the name, in 1967.
In its natural form tanzanite is a very dull and uninteresting gemstone. But when it receives the right level of heat treatment, it turns a vibrant violet or indigo. The larger the stone the higher the value. The vibrancy and whether it is clear will also affect the price. Take care when buying tanzanite gemstones, as they are sometimes coated in cobalt to enhance a stone with poor color.
Whatever you choose to give your husband for your forthcoming 24th anniversary, we wish you all the best in your search. And we hope we’ve been able to spark the flow of ideas. Gift buying shouldn’t be a chore. Instead, consider it a challenge to find the perfect 24 year wedding anniversary gift for him.