Looking for a great 48th 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.
48th Wedding Anniversary: Everything you NEED to know
48th Wedding Anniversary Traditions
- Traditional Gift – N/A
- Contemporary/Modern Gift – Optical Goods
- Gemstone – Feldspar
- Flower – Aster
- Color – N/A
Let’s look at these in more detail:
48th Anniversary Traditional Gift – N/A
There is no traditional gift for the 48th year of marriage, so we’ve gone ahead and found another great optical gift for you to consider!
Add a touch of elegance to your loved one's style with the Prada Heritage Black Butterfly Sunglasses. Featuring a sleek design and grey gradient lenses, these sunglasses effortlessly combine fashion and sophistication. The perfect accessory to protect their eyes and make a fashion statement, these Prada sunglasses are a timeless gift for the 48th anniversary.
48th Anniversary Contemporary/Modern Gift – Optical Goods
High-quality optics are an excellent option for couples celebrating their 48th wedding anniversary. Luxurious enough to express your gratitude while still being interesting enough to please the receivers, there is also a wide range of options available to discover something they will appreciate.
Sunglasses make a stylish and practical gift choice for the 48th anniversary, especially as optical goods are the modern gift for this milestone. Whether shielding eyes from the sun or adding a touch of flair to any outfit, sunglasses are a versatile accessory that combines fashion and functionality, making them a thoughtful and trendy option for your loved one.
Enhance your loved one's style with the Versace Woman Sunglasses in a chic black frame and light grey gradient lenses. These 54mm sunglasses exude a perfect blend of glamour and sophistication, reflecting the timeless elegance of the Versace brand. A thoughtful gift that combines fashion and functionality, these sunglasses will make your special someone feel like a true fashion icon.
48th Anniversary Gemstone – Feldspar
Feldspar, the gemstone representing the 48th year of marriage, holds a significant meaning and beauty. This mesmerizing gemstone is known for its iridescent appearance, symbolizing harmony, balance, and positive energy. Just as feldspar combines different elements to create a harmonious whole, your relationship has evolved and grown over the years, blending love, understanding, and unity. As you celebrate the 48th anniversary, let feldspar be a reminder of the enduring bond you share and the radiant beauty that continues to shine through your journey together.
Elevate your style with the exquisite 2.2ct Oval Faceted Natural Feldspar Pendant. Handcrafted with care, this premium Sterling Silver necklace showcases the mesmerizing beauty of feldspar. The unique oval shape and faceted design of the gemstone reflect light with a captivating glow, making it a stunning statement piece that will add a touch of elegance to any outfit.
48th Anniversary Flower – Aster
The aster flower holds a beautiful and profound meaning. Symbolizing love, patience, and elegance, the aster represents both delicate beauty and inner strength. Just as the aster blooms in various vibrant colors, it signifies diversity and the ability to thrive in challenging situations. Gift someone an aster bouquet to convey your deep affection and appreciation, honoring their resilience and celebrating the love that has endured over time.
Brighten someone's day with the vibrant Blooms-A-Plenty Daisy Bouquet from Send Flowers. This stunning lavender flower arrangement, bursting with purple and blue blooms, is the perfect gift for someone special. With its calming effect and a mix of lovely flowers such as asters, spray roses, iris, and daisies, this floral centerpiece will paint their day in shades of purple and lavender, creating a truly memorable gift.
48th Anniversary Color – N/A
No color is associated with this wedding anniversary. Still, we love the aster flower, so we’ve found a lovely set of earrings in keeping with the representative flower of this milestone.
Adorn yourself with the exquisite beauty of Aster Blue Flower Hand-Enamelled Rhodium Tone Earrings. These stunning earrings feature delicate blue aster flowers meticulously hand-enamelled, showcasing intricate craftsmanship and attention to detail. The rhodium tone adds a touch of elegance and durability, making them a perfect accessory for any occasion. Embrace the charm and grace of these earrings, adding a floral touch to your style and captivating all who see them.
How to Celebrate a 48th Anniversary
If you’d like to spend some time away from your usual location, you could plan a brief break based on the modern-day “optical” anniversary concept – for example to a planetarium.
You could also organise for the pair to attend a photographic course where they may learn new skills together. Alternatively, arrange for the couple to go on an astronomy course at an observatory.
48th Anniversary Celebration Ideas
Here are some different ways to celebrate your 48th wedding anniversary:
- Three-course candlelit dinner.
- Luxury afternoon coffee for two.
- Relaxing spa day for two.
- Boutique hotel and wine tasting.
- On the optical theme… unfortunately, the Hubble Space Telescope is not open to the public, but you could still plan a visit to a planetarium – for example, the largest in the world, at Nagoya City Science Museum (Japan).
- Visit L’Hemisfèric in Valencia’s City of Arts and Sciences (Spain), to view spectacular digital astronomical projections.
- If travel is not an option this year, buy a telescope and share many contented hours of star-gazing together.
48th Wedding Anniversary Gift Ideas
Looking for gift ideas to celebrate a 48th year anniversary? Here’s some ideas:
If you choose optical items as a 48th wedding anniversary present, you might buy your spouse stylish new prescription glasses or a nice pair of designer sunglasses.
What about a pair of stylish sunglasses for each partner? A designer pair will last them for years and will perfectly convey your esteem through the luxury nature of the gift. Alternatively, why not give something equally practical but even more impressive, such as a telescope or a new camera?
Because there are no distinctive flowers or gemstones associated with 48 years of marriage, surprise them with their own favorite.
48th Wedding Anniversary Gifts for Him
- Stylish sunglasses
- New camera
- Photographic course
- Go to an observatory for a course on spotting planets and stars
48th Wedding Anniversary Gifts for Her
48th Wedding Anniversary FAQs
Got questions about your 48th year wedding anniversary? We’ve got you covered:
What is the 48th wedding anniversary called?
The 48th wedding anniversary does not have a name associated with it, but it could be named the Optical Goods Anniversary.
What is the 48th wedding anniversary gemstone?
Feldspar is the gemstone associated with the 48th wedding anniversary.
What is the 48th wedding anniversary symbol?
The 48th wedding anniversary does not have a traditional symbol, but the theme is the optical goods.
What is the 48th wedding anniversary color?
The 48th wedding anniversary has no symbolic color associated with it.
What are the traditional and modern gifts for a 48th wedding anniversary?
There is no traditional gift for the 48th wedding anniversary, but the modern one is optical goods.
What is the 48th year anniversary flower?
Aster is the flower associated with a 48th wedding anniversary.