Traditional Gifts for a 52nd Anniversary

After being married for over 50 years, it may be difficult to come up with that special gift for your loved one. Traditional anniversary gift lists aren't much help, as they tend to get scarce on ideas after the 50th anniversary. No matter, though, because with a little thought and creativity, you can find something that tells your spouse you would marry her all over again.


You may believe the traditional saying that diamonds are a girl’s best friend, but for your 52nd wedding anniversary, the traditional gemstone is the star ruby. The star ruby is referred to as the eternal gemstone. Choose from a variety of star ruby jewelry that includes earrings, bracelets and necklaces, amongst other pieces of jewelry. However, the most popular items are rings and pendants, according to Star Gemstones. Ruby jewelry is available at different jewelry and retail stores, both online and on site.

Trips and Vacation

Just because there is no set tradition, you can still surprise your spouse with a great 52nd anniversary gift. Traditionally, the two of you celebrate this milestone with a romantic dinner or party. Why not up the stakes, and plan a vacation to the place where you first met, were married or any other place you've always wanted to visit but never had the chance. This is also a great gift for children to give their parents. They can pay for the traveling arrangements, lodging accommodations, touring adventures and any other amenities and events offered at the destination.

Life on Record

Instead of the same old card, why not offer something a little more special? Include your family and friends in this milestone anniversary no matter how far away they are. The Life on Record CD allows people to call into an assigned phone number to record a message to the happy couple. Family and friends record a special memory, story or wish for the couple to listen to. Each caller gets the opportunity to record a message of up to 30 minutes. There is no limit to the number of times a caller may call, and each caller is given a toll-free number to call. This gives people the opportunity to tell a whole story about the special couple. You can either download the messages and burn your own CD, or the company will make a CD for you.