20th Anniversary Gifts

the China Wedding Anniversary

China is the traditional symbol for 20th anniversary gifts. Why would you want to get a china gift? And where should you even start?



There are many customs surrounding gift themes and anniversaries. One custom considers the 20th to be the china wedding anniversary.

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Gifts can be chosen from fine china selections. Adding to or complimenting a china pattern the couple chose when they married makes for thoughtful 20 year anniversary gifts.

So the first questions are whether this couple has a chosen pattern, what pieces they may need or want, and whether the pattern is still available. If the pattern is no longer available, there are options for finding pieces or for choosing complimentary items.

If the 20 year wedding anniversary couple do not have china yet - would they enjoy starting a pattern? If so, attention should be given to choices that suit their lifestyle.

Notably, many people prefer dishwasher and microwave safe dinnerware, even in their best china. Giving sets of china can be an expensive choice but it is one that invites collaboration and shared gift giving.

But there are many other china gifts suitable for a 20 year wedding anniversary. Single pieces as well as sets suitable for special holiday celebrations are available in useful or decorative selections. Several china companies make small holiday themed ornaments to display or use.

Many companies make vases, picture frames and other decorative gifts. It is very possible to find pieces that represent a particular theme, interest or ethnic background.

For instance, there are fine Irish, Polish, English and Middle Eastern china companies, and there are companies that make china character pieces, like the Peanuts character line brought out by Lenox some years ago. These would make excellent 20th wedding anniversary gifts.

It is also possible to personalize china for a 20 year anniversary gift. For instance some companies will personalize a plate, napkin rings or pitcher. Another option is to look for pieces representing the colleges the couple attended or sports teams they enjoy.

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A unique gift could be created by framing a particular china piece for hanging. There are many commemorative and artistic plates available that might represent this couple‚ 20 years together. Figurines are another possibility as well.

As you can see a lot goes into thinking of suitable 20th anniversary gifts! Another option is a gift that compliments china.

Glassware and fine table linens that go well with a couple's china are good options.

If this is a couple whose lifestyle and tastes really are not suited to classic tableware, there are endless other possibilities still related to the china wedding anniversary gift giving theme.

A 20th wedding anniversary is an important time to celebrate and give thanks for a well-founded, strong, committed, loving relationship. A formal celebration might revisit themes and colors from the wedding, and some couples even choose to have a brief ceremony re-affirming their wedding vows as part of the event.

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Yet many people might prefer a less formal or even very relaxed event such as a barbecue or party suitable to the couple and to the season. Instead of physical 20th anniversary gifts, the gift could be the party. Either way, it is important to include the whole family, especially children, as well as any close friends, especially those who may have been in the wedding.

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