45 years of marriage is an amazing achievement, especially in this modern age. A cause for huge celebration among family and friends, 45 year anniversary gifts that convey the praise that the couple deserve for so many successful years of marriage will be truly appreciated by any celebrating pair.
There are themes and traditions associated with the 45th anniversary that can be incorporated into significant and memorable gifts for your loved ones, but it is important to remember that monetary value is never the most important factor. Consideration, effort and loving sentiment is what will make your gift stand out from the crowd, no matter which 45 year wedding anniversary gift you choose.
45 Year Anniversary Gifts Ideas
Gold-Dipped Natural Rose
- presented in an exquisite leather case
- comes with a certificate of authenticity
- fast & free express delivery
Rose Heart Pendant
- decorated with 21 sparkling synthetic diamonds
- real rose petals glazed and trimmed in 24 karat gold
- with certificate of authenticity
Matched Set in 24k Gold Leaf Theme
- includes a glazed natural rose, a pendant and earrings
- comes in a quality leather display case
- a lifetime warranty is included
Gold-Dipped Golf Ball & Tee Set
- dipped in 24k gold
- excellent durability while retaining the playability
- ideal for mounting and display purposes
24 Karat 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
Traditions and Origins of the 45th Wedding Anniversary
Today, the 45th wedding anniversary is widely acknowledged as a major marital milestone for any couple. Almost a half century of happy marriage down the line, it is small wonder that friends and loved ones want to gather round and declare their love and appreciation for the celebrating couple. It may, therefore, surprise you to learn that in fact the 45th year of marriage wasn’t singled out for special recognition until the late 1930s.
The first mention of 45 years of marriage being officially recognized as a major milestone and linked with a specific material came in 1937 when a list was published by the American National Retail Jeweler’s Association as a clever marketing ploy linking materials with every year of married life.
Associating the 45th anniversary with sapphire gemstones, it led to a widespread acceptance of the giving and receiving of sapphire related gifts for this marital year. Although since the 1930s a more modern list of materials has been drawn up thought to be more appealing to contemporary couples, sapphires have remained firmly linked to the 45th year, in recognition of their timeless beauty.
Traditionally, 45th wedding anniversary gifts will either include these gemstones as part of the gift or contain some element of the radiant blue sapphire color found in these jewels.
Interesting Facts About Sapphires
Sapphires are known to be the most precious blue gemstone, and although some are manufactured in factories today, they do actually occur in nature in rock formations. Following diamond, it is the toughest mineral and therefore perfectly represents the long-lived love in a 45 year long marriage. Available in many different colors from the traditional blue and pink to more unusual shades like green, yellow, orange and brown, sapphires are most commonly found in jewelry items and in decorative pieces. Even today there are sapphire mines all over the world, with some of the globe’s most prized gemstones coming from Sri Lanka and Kashmir in India. Even in America sapphire mines can be found in North Carolina and in Montana. Sapphires can be used for a wide range of purposes including in window manufacture. They can even be found in hip replacement joints!
Floral 45 Year Anniversary Gift Ideas
No matter which anniversary year is being celebrated, flowers are one of the most common and popular gifts to give. Whether given as a surprise from a husband to his wife, to a parent from their child or given as a token of esteem from friend to friend, there are few better ways to show how much you care than by giving your loved ones a floral gift to mark this happy milestone on their journey of marriage.
The 45th wedding anniversary is linked with the beautiful blue iris, perfect to give as part of a floral display or in a gorgeous bouquet. Alternatively, why not capture the essence of the occasion by giving a mixed arrangement of radiant blue blossoms?
If your loved ones appreciate art and beauty, why not give a long-lasting floral gift? Stunning blue glazed natural roses, trimmed with perfect 24 karat gold edging make ideal gifts to surprise your loved ones on the occasion of their 45th wedding anniversary. Few other tokens could be so significant and relevant on this occasion, with their striking beauty perfectly capturing the enduring love of the happy couple.
Sapphire 45 Year Anniversary Gifts for Her
Sapphire jewelry is not only beautiful but makes for memorable 45 year anniversary gifts for her. Any woman would appreciate the stunning elegance of a stylish sapphire pendant or earrings set, a pretty sapphire studded bracelet or a lovely ring. Jewlery brings you to mind whenever it is worn, so it is a gift that will speak volumes about your undying love not just today, but for the rest of your married life.
Sapphire 45 Year Anniversary Gift for Him
Although choosing a sapphire 45 year anniversary gift for him may not seem easy, there are some lovely jewelry options that a fashion conscious husband would really appreciate. A pair of stylish sapphire studded cufflinks, a sapphire tie pin, or even a ring with subtle sapphires carefully inset into the precious metal would all be fantastic and long-lasting tokens of your love that capture the theme of this anniversary year.
Blue Themed 45 Year Anniversary Gifts
If sapphires are too expensive for your budget, gifts that reflect the blue theme of the occasion are equally appropriate and meaningful. Artisan ceramics or glassware in a pretty shade of blue can adorn the home for many years to come, while a personalized blue cushion, embroidered with the couple’s names and anniversary date adds an extra special and bespoke touch to the gift.
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