As your loved ones approach their 21st wedding anniversary, it may seem like an anticlimax after the major milestone of two decades of marriage that they celebrated the year before. Nevertheless, it is still important to show your loved ones how much they matter to you by giving them a 21 year wedding anniversary gift that will be both meaningful and appreciated.
Although there is no traditional theme linked to this year, as traditionally after the first two decades of marriage only every 5th year is associated with a specific material, the contemporary list connects brass and nickel to 21 years of union.
21 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
- a genuine tournament golf ball and tee with pure gold
- ideal for mounting on a trophy
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
Fascinating Facts About Brass
An alloy formed by the joining of copper and zinc, brass has long been popular for many uses because it is relatively simple to cast compared to other metals.
Brass has been produced in one form or another since pre-historic times, however in its current form it was developed just after the middle ages. The Romans were known to use brass when making their coinage and in their military equipment as well as in practical homewares like amphorae. By the Renaissance period in Europe, brass-making had undergone new developments and different techniques had developed, and the brass that we know today was beginning to be produced.
Brass is generally used to produce beautiful decorative items for the home as well as jewelry items and practical outdoor accessories such as door handles because of the metal’s strong resistance to corrosion. It is also still used in the manufacture of musical instruments such as the trumpet and trombone, giving rise to the name “brass section” for the part of the orchestra that includes these instruments. Treating your loved ones to a brass band concert would be a clever twist on the theme of this anniversary year.
Floral 21 Year Anniversary Gift Ideas
The traditional flower associated with the 21st wedding anniversary is the iris. Their name comes from the ancient Greek word for rainbow and they are available in over 200 varieties and a host of colors. The iris has a long symbolic heritage, representing the link between heaven and earth to the ancient Greeks when they were planted on the graves of women to help the dead to find their way to the afterlife. The iris was also traditionally the symbol of the French kings and was incorporated into France’s emblems, and is now the state flower of Tennessee. Irises make a beautiful addition to any bouquet and mean faith and passion in the language of flowers. What better way to convey your esteem to your loved ones on the occasion of their 21st wedding anniversary?
Choosing 21 Year Anniversary Gifts for Couples
As brass is one of the most common themes of this anniversary year, you may well be looking for 21 year anniversary gift ideas that incorporate this metal in some way into the theme of the present.
Couples who enjoy board games are sure to have many of hours of fun using a brass chess set or domino set with brass inlays, while a brass telescope, globe or traditional weather station would not only be a useful and fascinating gift, but would also look fabulous in the couple’s home.
Brass homewares are another popular choice of 21 year wedding anniversary gift. Brass table or floor lamps are incredibly elegant and are a practical token of esteem that will grace the home for a lifetime.
Decorative brass gifts are always much appreciated for their gorgeous sheen and enduring nature. An intricately fashioned brass trinket box, statuette or clock are sure to look wonderful in any room of the home, or why not consider a beautiful brass vase, presented alongside a stunning glazed natural rose? With each individual blossom having been picked by hand and turned into a stunning work of art with a lavish 24 karat gold trim, you can be sure that the happy couple will know how much they are cared for and loved when they receive this magnificent ornament to be treasured for a lifetime. Available in a vast array of colors, you can select the shade that best matches their décor for a sure to be appreciated present. Orange is the color associated with 21 years of marriage, so you may prefer to select a glazed rose in this hue to perfectly embody the theme of this anniversary year.
Choosing a 21 Year Anniversary Gift for Him and Her
If you are looking for a 21 year anniversary gift for him that embraces the anniversary theme of brass, you could give a sleek leather wallet with a personalized brass inlay, conveying your message of love. Alternatively, a practical yet smart brass watch would be a meaningful and long-lasting way to mark this occasion. A brass tie clip or pair of personalized brass cufflinks are both enduring tokens of esteem, while a cuff made from brass bullet casings makes an unusual, yet stylish accessory for a fashion conscious husband.
When searching for 21 year anniversary gifts for her, brass jewelry is the obvious choice. With many pretty pendants, earrings or bangles to choose from, you will be spoiled for choice for beautiful accessories to complement her favorite outfits. You could even surprise her by offering her a gorgeous piece of jewelry in a stunning brass jewelry box.
If brass holds no appeal for you, why not give your wife a gift of iolite jewelry instead? Iolite is the gemstone linked with the 21st year of marriage, and although it is not one of the most well-known precious jewels, it boasts a radiant blue color and can be set in either silver or gold to make a lovely gift for your spouse.
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