Traditional 60th Wedding Anniversary Gifts for Grandparents

by Melissa Sherrard

Celebrating 60 years of marriage is a special occasion the entire family can enjoy.

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The diamond anniversary marks 60 years of wedded bliss, and if you're lucky enough to celebrate this special occasion with your grandparents, the perfect gift will make their day even more memorable. Diamonds are the traditional gift of choice to bestow this long-married couple, but there are some more conventional, affordable and personal gift ideas that grandchildren might want to consider,

Jewelry

Diamonds really do last forever, and no other item symbolizes the continuity and beauty of 60 years of marriage like the gift of diamonds does. For your grandmother, diamond jewelry is the traditional gift of choice, but be sure to consider her tastes. Broaches, necklaces, bracelets and earrings are classic Diamond anniversary gifts that will leave her speechless. Gold may be more suitable for your grandfather, such as cuff links, a watch or tie tack, or if real diamonds are beyond your budget, there are many diamond imitations that look just as good as the real thing.

Flowers

Flowers are always a welcome gift, and for your grandparents on their diamond anniversary a traditional bouquet will add beauty and fragrance to their special day. A vase full of diamond white roses or diamond anniversary marigolds celebrates a couple's 60 years of marriage, or a bouquet of fine crystal flowers can be enjoyed by your grandparents for the rest of their lives.

Rememberences

A lot has happened in the 60 years your grandparents have been married, and their diamond anniversary is the perfect time to reminisce about all the happy times you've spent together as a family. A digital picture frame, already filled with some of your favorite photos, a family portrait placed in a gold and diamond encrusted frame, or a compilation of family films will fill the hearts of your grandparents with pride and joy.

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About the Author

Melissa Sherrard acquired her Bachelor of Science in public relations from the University of Florida in 2007 and has been writing professionally ever since. She also has extensive hands-on experience planning weddings and other private functions. She has created original print materials including announcements, invitations and programs for weddings, corporate events and private functions.