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The Best 50th Anniversary Gifts of All Time

Half a century together calls for a major celebration. Here are our favorite 50th anniversary gifts your partner (or the happy couple) will love.

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Half a century of marriage is one of the most remarkable relationship milestones to achieve. Now comes the tricky part: finding a present worthy of such a huge accomplishment. To help, we've rounded up the best 50th anniversary gifts of all time for your partner (or the couple). Whether you're looking for a 50th anniversary gift for your parents or for your S.O., we've got you covered. Our guide has something for every kind of couple celebrating their 50-year anniversary: luxurious gifts, interactive presents or sentimental items. See our favorite golden anniversary gifts, below.

What is the 50th anniversary gift?

Typically, anniversaries have two different themes: modern and traditional. But the 50-year milestone is different because the themes are the same. The modern and traditional 50th anniversary theme is gold. To celebrate your golden year, we rounded up on-theme picks as well as nontraditional presents.

50th Anniversary Gifts for Them

Searching for perfect 50th anniversary gifts for your parents or your friends? They likely have enough trinkets and home decor, so give them something thoughtful and interactive instead.

If they're celebrating their 50th anniversary this year, that means they got married in 1970. Give them this fun trivia game to commemorate their wedding date.

FunPartyGamesGifts 50th anniversary party game, $7, Etsy 

Or, pay homage to their wedding date by gifting them this unique artwork. It includes historic events that happened, prices of items like gas and groceries, plus popular songs.

Milestones Studio 50th anniversary gift for parents, $15, Etsy

50 years together means they might be stuck in a routine with meals. Spice things up by giving them a four-week class pass to Justice For All. It includes grocery lists, step-by-step videos and access to an exclusive members-only Facebook group.

Justice For All four-week class pass, $100, Justice For All

Help them prepare for their next bucket-list destination with this sleek luggage set. It's not only stylish, it's also lightweight and durable.

Calpak Ambeur 3-piece metallic luggage set, $425, Nordstrom 

Give the happy couple a memorable experience for their 50-year anniversary. PlacePass offers a wide variety of activities for you to choose from.

50th Anniversary Gifts for Her

Unsure of what to get your wife of 50 years? We're here to help. Check out our favorite 50th anniversary gifts for your wife.

Give her a 50-year anniversary gift she'll never forget. Book a professional photographer with Flytographer and schedule a professional photo shoot.

Make her morning coffee a little bit sweeter. These adorable mugs commemorate your anniversary and give you an excuse to have a coffee date.

Weegers Gifts 50th anniversary gift, from $13, Etsy

Record yourself saying "I love you" and have it made into sound wave art. She'll be able to look at it everyday and feel your love.

Canvas Vows Sound Wave canvas, from $50, Canvas Vows

If she's still wearing the same old pajamas, give her an upgrade with this luxe set. It's made of silk, but it's also machine washable.

Lunya washable silk set, $178, Lunya

If she loves to garden, growing indoor plants will be a fun new hobby for her. Gift her this monthly subscription for beginners, which includes several low-maintenance plants delivered right to her doorstep.

The Sill medium plans for beginners monthly subscription, $60, The Sill

50th Anniversary Gifts for Him

Shopping for the special guy in your life can be challenging, but we're here to help. Here are five thoughtful picks he'll love.

If he's a sports fan or music-obsessed, use Cameo to get him an unforgettable 50th anniversary gift. Choose from hundreds of different celebrities to create a personalized anniversary message.

Elevate his morning coffee routine. This espresso machine makes black coffee, espresso, americanos, cappuccinos and lattes with just the click of a button.

Phillips 3200 series fully automatic espresso machine with LatteGo, $850, Amazon

Here's a 50th anniversary gift for the wine connoisseur in your life. Winc curates a selection of wines based on his preferences and delivers them right to your door.

Winc 3-month subscription, $150, Winc

There's nothing better than a cozy, luxurious robe. Gift him this top-rated waffle robe, which he can use year-round.

Parachute waffle robe, $119, Parachute

If he loves to grill, he'll appreciate this sleek new set of tools. Each item is made of durable stainless steel and has a tapered handle for comfort and control.

Williams Sonoma black-handled 4-piece BBQ tool set with storage case, $130, Williams Sonoma

Gold Anniversary Gifts for Them

Hoping to give the happy couple an on-theme gift? Here are five of our favorite gold anniversary gift ideas.

Fresh flowers are a great way to say congrats to your loved ones. This pretty arrangement comes with yellow sunflowers and a golden vase. Psst: it also includes a sweet treat from Sugarfina.

UrbanStems The Leo, $75, UrbanStems

Help them toast to 50 years of marriage with this gorgeous champagne bucket (complete with an on-theme gold detail). Have a bottle of champagne delivered to them from Drizly to round out the gift.

Michael Aram Wisteria gold ice bucket, $275, Nordstrom

If they love to host, this golden serving bowl is a thoughtful 50th anniversary gift they'll actually use. Every time they bring it out, they'll think of their golden anniversary.

Anthropologie Ursula serving bowl, $68, Anthropologie

An on-theme throw blanket is a sweet 50th anniversary gift they'll love to use for their next movie night.

Jungalow gold fiesta throw, $110, Jungalow

Help them keep their favorite bottles of wine easily accessible with this golden wine rack.

Anthropologie brass wine rack, $68, Anthropologie

Gold Anniversary Gifts for Her

Help her celebrate your gold anniversary in style with these thoughtful gift ideas.

This gorgeous gold ring has an eternity design, which signifies your everlasting love for her.

Blue Nile French pave eternity diamond ring in 18k Yellow Gold, $1,290, Blue Nile

We love this creative 50th anniversary gift idea. Have your vows made into wall art to celebrate the milestone.

Minted Your Vows as Art in Gold, from $115, Minted

After 50 years, she likely has a lot of jewelry. Get her this golden jewelry stand to keep it all organized.

Anthropologie Gardenia jewelry stand, $48, Anthropologie

50 years together sure is sweet. Get this pretty golden cake stand for her and have a delicious cake delivered to celebrate (we recommend Milk Bar or Goldbelly).

Estelle cake stand in Amber Smoke, $225, Estelle

This delicate gold chain is a great 50-year anniversary gift because she can easily layer it with other pieces she already has.

Lana Jewelry Nude Curb chain single strand necklace, $965, Nordstrom

Gold Anniversary Gifts for Him

Celebrate this relationship milestone with any of these creative, on-theme anniversary gift ideas for him.

50 years is definitely worth a splurge. Gift him this sleek, top-rated watch with golden accents.

Shinola The Canfield leather strap watch, $900, Nordstrom

This creative piece shows the months, days, hours and minutes that have passed since you said "I do."

The Anniversary Clock The Anniversary Clock in Rose Gold, from $299, Etsy

Upgrade his sleeping situation with this silk mask. It's a practical gold anniversary gift he'll love.

Slip silk sleep mask in Caramel, $50, Sephora

This sleek chain will be a lovely addition to his wardrobe. When he wears it, he'll think of you and this special occasion.

Blue Nile High Polish Anchor chain, $1,600, Blue Nile

Another creative idea? This aromatherapy eye pillow. It'll help him relax and get a restful night's sleep.

Bodha aromatherapy eye pillow, $38, Anthropologie