50 years of marriage is quite the milestone to achieve, and though it’s traditional to give a gift of gold to mark your golden wedding anniversary, we're pretty sure that you’ve made it this far together because you’re not afraid to chart your own path, to take what works and leave the rest.
So we’ve put together a list of 30 great gift ideas to help you celebrate your 50th anniversary your way. Whether you’re looking for lovely wedding anniversary cards, golden gifts, or just something extra special for that special person in your life, we’re sure you’ll find the perfect gift to light up the face of the person who lights up your life.
50th Wedding Anniversary Gifts
Celebrate your golden wedding anniversary with a lovely piece of gold jewellery or a thoughtful, good-as-gold gift that's equally sure to delight.
1. Merci Maman Personalised Edge Charm Pendant – £99, John Lewis
This gorgeous gold pendant from John Lewis is the perfect gift for your other half to celebrate 50 years together. You can make this gift unique and even more special by having your own unique message engraved onto the pendant.
2. Yellow Gold Diamond Heart Pendant – £250, Ernest Jones
Set with dazzling diamonds, this fine heart-shaped pendant is the perfect golden anniversary gift for that special someone who dazzles and amazes you every single day.
3. Yellow Gold Infinity Stud Earrings – £70, Goldsmiths
These gold infinity earrings are a perfect way to celebrate a love that's enduring and forever.
4. Personalised Belgian Chocolates – £12.99, Getting Personal
Nothing says 'I love you' like a box of chocolates and these personalised 50th anniversary treats are perfect if your partner has a sweet tooth. There are five different fillings including hazelnut, raspberry, orange, caramel and coffee so whatever their taste there'll be a flavour to enjoy.
5. Gold Monogrammed Signet – £29, Hurleyburley Man
This oval gold signet ring from Hurleyburley Man is ideal if you're looking for a wedding ring upgrade or if you simply want to gift your partner with a new piece of gold jewellery. It can be engraved with up to three initials so you can make it personal and extra special.
6. Personalised Anniversary Print – from £13.49, Etsy
This personalised wall print from Burlap Art Print tells you exactly how many years, months, days, hours and minutes you have been together as you celebrate 50 years together. It is then beautifully personalised with the name of the couple and their wedding date.
7. Boss Soulmate Yellow Gold Coloured Necklace – £69, Goldsmiths
Say it with love, say it in gold, say it with this beautiful Soulmate necklace from Boss. A perfect gift for that special someone who captured your heart and still keeps it safe.
8. Cross Century Classic Solid Gold Pen – £1,995, John Lewis
Express your love with this beautiful solid gold Cross pen. It's the perfect gift with which to begin writing the next chapter of your life together.
9. AMMIAR Floral Dial Mesh Strap Watch – £150, Ted Baker
This gorgeous gold-coloured watch from Ted Baker is a timeless piece that your other half can keep forever. The floral dial gives it a unique and eye-catching look, while the gold stainless steel strap adds style.
10. Yellow Gold Cultured Freshwater Pearl and Diamond Set – £425, Ernest Jones
This stylish pearl necklace comes with a matching pair of drop earrings and is sure to make your golden 50th-anniversary celebration feel even more special.
11. Birks Bee Yellow Gold Hexagons Stud Earrings – £600, Goldsmiths
If you're looking for a timeless gift for your other half to celebrate 50 years of marriage then these stylish gold earrings from Birks at Goldsmiths will be ideal. These elegant earrings will be a welcome addition to anyone’s jewellery box.
12. Golden Wedding Anniversary Rose – £46, The Gluttonous Gardener
Do the happy couple love gardening? Then this golden wedding anniversary rose from The Gluttonous Gardener will be a beautiful gift that – if looked after – will thrive for years and bloom with golden yellow roses.
13. Mulberry Mini Alexa Gold Leather Bag – £995, John Lewis
This beautiful gold Alexa bag is the epitome of laidback luxury and offers a traditional look that's perfect for your modern lifestyle. It's designed to be worn across the body, and it has plenty of room for all your everyday essentials.
14. Yellow Gold Sparkle Twist Pendant – £149, Ernest Jones
If you're looking for a fresh take on a traditional golden anniversary gift, be sure to check out this stunning sparkle twist pendant from the Gold Collection by Ernest Jones.
15. Personalised Gold Horizontal Tag Necklace – £28.99, Hitched Shop
If you're after a unique piece of jewellery, this delicate necklace from the Hitched Shop is a beautiful and thoughtful gift. Put in the latitude and longitude numbers of a meaningful place to you both and the tag will be engraved with the coordinates.
16. Luxury Personalised Champagne – £34.99, Getting Personal
Celebrate your 50th wedding anniversary and pop the Champagne! Whether you gift this to a couple you know or to enjoy with your loved one, we adore this personalised bottle from Getting Personal.
17. Gold Champagne Glasses – £43.99, Hitched Shop
If you're drinking Champagne you're going to need some flutes to sip from and these gold cheers to love glasses are the ideal fit! You can even personalise them with your names and wedding date for an extra special touch.
18. Yellow Gold Diamond Set Starburst Locket – £300, Goldsmiths
Carry a reminder of your love with you wherever you go with this lovely gold Starburst locket. The locket is set with a little diamond to create the perfect effect.
19. Yellow Gold and Diamond Ring – £325, Ernest Jones
Whether you're looking for a beautiful eternity band or a wedding ring upgrade, this 9ct yellow gold and diamond ring from Ernest Jones is a stunning choice. This half eternity band is adorned with 0.15cts of sparkling solitaire diamonds.
20. Peter Thomas Roth 24K Gold Mask - £68, Amazon
If you've been together for 50 years you might have already given your other half jewellery as a gift and are looking for something a little different to celebrate this anniversary. The 24K gold mask by Peter Thomas Roth is seriously luxurious and will pamper your partner's skin.
21. Golden Wedding Anniversary Family Tree Cushion – £49.95, A Type of Design
If you're looking for the perfect 50th-anniversary gift for your parents or another close family member then this family tree cushion from A Type of Design will be a sentimental gift that the happy couple will love.
22. Personalised Golden Wedding Anniversary Guestbook – £15, Amanda Hancocks
If you or a couple you know are hosting a 50th wedding anniversary party then this personalised golden wedding anniversary guestbook from Amanda Hancocks will be a beautiful gift. Alternatively if they aren’t having a party then you could have all their closest friends and family write special messages inside the book before you give it to them.
23. Monica Vinader Doina Gold Heirloom Bracelet – £295, John Lewis
Inspired by vintage styles and reimagined for the modern world, this beautiful gold heirloom bracelet is the perfect gift for today, tomorrow, and all the many wonderful golden years to come.
24. 18ct Gold Seed Pearl Bracelet Chain – £675, Annoushka
Pearl and gold is a lovely pairing and this bracelet by Annoushka showcases this wonderfully. Crafted from a combination of 18ct gold and freshwater seed pearls it's a sure winner of a gift.
25. HANALLI Classic Crystal Two-Tone Watch – £154, Ted Baker
This classic gold watch with a crystal-embellished bezel is the perfect gift to celebrate all the wonderful years you've shared, and all the many wonderful adventures still to come.
50th Wedding Anniversary Cards
An extra special card is the perfect way to celebrate a 50th wedding anniversary – if you're looking for some romantic words to write in the card then don’t miss our favourite quotes about love and marriage.
26. Personalised Metallic Gold Wedding Anniversary Card – £6.95, A Type of Design
This gorgeous golden wedding anniversary card from A Type of Design is personalised with all the words that mean the most to the happy couple and features their names in the middle. It’s the perfect card for a couple you know who are celebrating 50 years of marriage.
27. Personalised Golden Wedding Anniversary Card – £6.50, Pogofandgo
If your parents are celebrating their golden wedding anniversary then this laser cut card from Pogofandgo is the perfect way to say congratulations. It also features the year the couple got married and the current year to show just how far they have come.
28. 50th Golden Anniversary Card – £4.95, Etsy
This cut out card from Pretty As A Picture Gift is perfect for a couple you know or to celebrate your own golden wedding anniversary. Personalise the card with your married name and you can also choose from a range of colours for the insert, from bold tones to shimmering pastels.
29. 50th Anniversary Sailboat Card – £12.95, The Little Boathouse
For a unique take on a 50th wedding anniversary card, this pretty sailboat style from The Little Boathouse is ideal. If you know a couple celebrating this special anniversary and they love sailing or the coast then they are going to love this fun design.
30. Golden Wedding Anniversary Laser Cut Card – £3.95, The Hummingbird Card Company
This laser cut golden wedding anniversary card from The Hummingbird Card Company features a garden wedding scene and bunting that reads ‘Golden Wedding’. The card also comes with a dove grey envelope and a gold heart seal to make it extra special.
If you are still looking for perfect ideas for your wedding anniversary then take a look at our complete guide to wedding anniversaries.