Crystal is the traditional gift for a fifteenth wedding anniversary. Husbands and wives can show affection for each other and for tradition by using crystal as a theme for their anniversary. Modern couples can use crystal to accent their anniversary plans or create a crystal gift that is a fresh twist on an old idea.
Laser-Inscribed Crystal Pendant Gift for Couples
This is a customizable fifteenth anniversary idea that women will love and men can appreciate as it combines jewelry with the anniversary. The pendant can be any shape or size that appeals to the purchaser, and it can be laser-inscribed with the wedding anniversary and his or her name. For men, this pendant can be hung in a window to catch the sunlight or on a review mirror in a car. So think outside the box when planning the shape of the pendant. Be sure to order this ahead of time to get the inscription done, because some companies can actually insert a picture in the crystal and do the inscribing on the inside as well. Things Remembered is a good place to start looking for this type of gift (see Resources).
Classic Pocket Watch for Him
The classic pocket watch is a modern marvel and appreciated by men of taste. After15 years together, the pocket watch is an acknowledgment of time spent in devotion, loving care and commitment. Inscribing the pocket watch with a memorable quote, date or simply an “All my love” and your name is an ideal fifteenth anniversary gift for a man to show your appreciation for him and what he does. Watches are also the modern gift for the fifteenth anniversary and the pocket watch is an appropriate marriage of classic tradition to modern sensibility.
A romantic fifteenth anniversary idea is to give your bride 15 crystal roses. Crystal roses will not fade, wilt or die. Crystal roses can be found in pure clear crystal or in colored crystal including red, yellow and pink. The mixture of color in the crystal can create the illusion of a real flower. A romantic presentation of the crystal roses is to mix them up with a dozen real roses in a crystal vase. Be sure the vase is placed somewhere to catch the sunlight and really show off the crystal roses.
Acknowledge each year of marriage with a token or small gift that represents that year. This type of fifteenth anniversary idea can take some planning. A photo from the wedding can symbolize the first year, while a house key might symbolize the second, and throw in baby booties for the year the couple became parents. Just keep the gifts simple, but thoughtful.
Say It With Gemstones
A creative fifteenth anniversary idea is to create a ring that spells out her name in gemstones. A woman named Diane, for example, might have a customized ring made out of diamond, iolite, amethyst, naturline and an emerald. A woman named Ellen might have a ring made of emerald, lapis, lapis, emerald and natural mother of pearl. Be creative in the gem choices and try not to choose a gem that he or she dislikes. A man’s ring can be made similarly, using the strong center ring for his initial. Edward, for example, may have an emerald in the center.