Looking for a great 18th anniversary gift or ways to celebrate your marriage? To help, we researched the best gift ideas out there (for him + her) and created this list.
18th Wedding Anniversary: Everything you NEED to Know
18th Wedding Anniversary Traditions
- Traditional Gift – Porcelain
- Contemporary/Modern Gift – Porcelain
- Gemstone – Cat’s Eye Chrysoberyl
- Flower – N/A
- Color – Blue
Let’s look at these in more detail:
18th Anniversary Traditional Gift – Porcelain
Porcelain, with its timeless elegance and durability, mirrors the beauty of an 18-year long journey of marital bliss, symbolizing the strength and purity of your relationship. Moreover, it’s intricate craftsmanship and exquisite details make it a perfect traditional gift, reflecting the deep love and understanding that has grown over these 18 years together.
Capture the essence of your timeless love with the LLADRÓ Endless Love Swans Figurine. This porcelain masterpiece features two swans gracefully forming a heart, embodying the deep connection you share. It's not just a figurine, it's a delicate symbol of your unwavering love, perfect for cherishing your special anniversary.
18th Anniversary Contemporary/Modern Gift – Porcelain
A wide range of both decorative and practical gifts can be bought made from porcelain china, including crockery and tableware, mugs, plaques, tiles and figurines. Porcelain contains everything: power, beauty, greed, destiny. It symbolizes love, passion, and desire.
Celebrate your anniversary with the HOMBENE Large Dinnerware Set, a collection of 16 elegant porcelain pieces for four. This high-fired set in a timeless white brings a refined touch to your meals, turning every dinner into a special occasion. It's a gift that keeps giving, making each shared meal a testament to your enduring love.
Porcelain has a high level of mechanical resistance, low porosity, and high density, which, on a daily basis, give it durability, purity, smooth feel and elegance. It is a one-of-a-kind product since you need to be aware of the distinctions when compared to other ceramic materials.
18th Anniversary Gemstone – Cat’s Eye Chrysoberyl
The gemstone for the 18th wedding anniversary is Cat’s Eye Chrysoberyl, which is yellowy-green in color and is supposed to bring good fortune and abundance to its wearers. In a rounded cabochon cut, this gemstone has tiny inclusions that resemble cat’s eyes.
Mark your anniversary with the enchanting allure of this certified 0.31 Carat Green Chrysoberyl Necklace. Encased in genuine sterling silver, this vibrant pendant adds a unique sparkle to any outfit. It's a true treasure, a shimmering symbol of your ever-growing love that's perfect for this memorable occasion.
18th Anniversary Flower – N/A
While no particular flower is associated with this celebration, we think these dozen ocean-blue roses would be just perfect! Especially since blue is the color associated with the 18th anniversary.
Dive into the depth of your love with One Dozen Ocean Blue Roses, as stunning and unique as your feelings. These beautifully dyed roses echo the enchanting hues of the deep ocean, capturing the vastness of your affection. It's an exquisite gift that will leave your special someone breathless, making your anniversary even more memorable.
18th Anniversary Colour – Blue
Blue is the color of trust, sincerity, loyalty, wisdom, confidence, stability, faith, and intelligence. In addition, blue is tranquil and peaceful, and soothing to the eye. Blue is significant in many religious traditions, bringing peace or being considered a barrier against evil spirits.
Adorn your anniversary with this stunning Dark Blue Vase, a 12" crystal glass masterpiece handmade in the Bohemia region of the Czech Republic. With its rich, deep blue hue and exquisite craftsmanship, it's ready to hold your most cherished blooms. It's more than just a vase - it's a piece of art that reflects the beauty of your enduring love.
How to Celebrate a 18th Anniversary
Eighteen is also the year when love metaphorically reaches maturity, so what are you going to do for your 18th wedding anniversary with your spouse?
In Chinese culture, the number 18 is deemed to be very fortunate, signifying that you will thrive. How about revisiting an old business concept you put on hold while raising a family, now that you have more time on your hands?
18th Anniversary Celebration Ideas
Here are some different ways to celebrate your 18th wedding anniversary:
- Show or theatre.
- Go out together to view the sunrise before you enjoy a romantic early morning meal as a couple.
- Treat your loved one to a special breakfast in bed, pampering them and letting them sleep in.
- Enjoy a beautiful sunset together for a romantic end to the day.
18th Wedding Anniversary Gift Ideas
Looking for gift ideas to celebrate the 18th year anniversary? Here’s some ideas:
Combine these two symbols to make the ideal 18th wedding anniversary present: garnet jewelry in a porcelain container. Alternatively, you may give your loved one a porcelain vase full of gorgeous flowers to commemorate the occasion.
A beautiful dining set that will one day be cherished by your family is a wonderful present to give.
If you want to be really innovative on your anniversary, go for a ceramic crafting or ceramic decorating class. After that, make your own one-of-a-kind mementos, such as an ornament, vase, mug, or plate.
18th Wedding Anniversary Gifts for Him
- Bottle of 18-year-old liquor
- Day of pampering for gents
- Porcelain barware
- Men’s cat’s eye sunglasses
18th Wedding Anniversary Gifts for Her
- Cat’s eye necklace
- A porcelain tea set
- Porcelain vase
- Trinket box
- Presentation plate
- Stylish cushions or bedding which feature bird imagery in its pattern
18th Wedding Anniversary FAQs
Got questions about your 18th year wedding anniversary? We’ve got you covered:
What is the 18th wedding anniversary called?
The 18th wedding anniversary is called the Porcelain Anniversary.
What is the 18th wedding anniversary gemstone?
Cat’s Eye Chrysoberyl is the 18th wedding anniversary gemstone.
What is the 18th wedding anniversary symbol?
Garnet is the 18th wedding anniversary symbol, but it can also be symbolized by delicate porcelain.
What is the 18th wedding anniversary color?
Blue is the 18th wedding anniversary color.
What are the traditional and modern gifts for the 18th wedding anniversary?
Since there are no traditional gifts for this year’s celebration, the modern gift is porcelain or items associated with the gemstone Cat’s Eye.
What is the 18th year anniversary flower?
No flower is associated with the 18th wedding anniversary.