Traditional 15-Year Wedding Anniversary Gifts

by Leigh Reason ; Updated September 28, 2017

Each passing year that you stay happily married is an important milestone to honor. The long-standing traditional 15th wedding anniversary gift is crystal. If you’re looking for a traditional gift, there are countless crystal gifts to mark this special day.

Crystal for Her

For a woman, gifts of crystal stemware, such as champagne flutes, are a lovely idea. A set of new crystal flutes is a nice way to toast each other after 15 years together. There are also vases, bowls and figurines that all make terrific gifts, depending on the taste of your spouse. Consider also crystal hurricanes or candlesticks, a crystal necklace, crystal salt and pepper shakers or a crystal Christmas ornament.

Crystal for Him

Think of your spouse’s taste and hobbies, and you should be able to find a crystal gift that corresponds. If your husband loves golf, a crystal paperweight of either a golf ball or club will be a special reminder of you on his desk. Give a crystal picture frame, with perhaps a photo from your wedding or honeymoon. You can also combine the traditional with the modern and get a crystal clock, as a watch is the accepted modern gift for the 15th anniversary.

Travel

The gift of a trip has become a popular option for any anniversary. For this special 15th anniversary, think about a trip that corresponds to the traditional theme of crystal. Places that are synonymous with high-end crystal include Ireland or Austria. Or steer away from those themes and just pick a place that would wow your spouse and present him with your beautiful traditional crystal anniversary gift, wherever that may be.

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About the Author

Leigh Reason has almost 20 years of journalism experience, editing and writing for publications such as "Movieline," "Live! Magazine," WeddingChannel.com, FYI Living, Healthline.com and Citysearch.com. She has written extensively on fitness and nutrition, tennis, wedding planning and etiquette, cooking, restaurants, parenting, pets and gardening. She holds a Bachelor of Science in English from Skidmore College.