15th Anniversary Gifts

A Guide to Choosing the Perfect Fifteenth Anniversary Present

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Fifteen years of marriage deserves a celebration rich with the significance of the time tested commitment. 15th anniversary gifts signify the special value of a bond that has cultured and evolved over these many years.

The traditional 15th wedding anniversary gift is crystal. A gift of crystal can run the gamut from crystal balls to sculptures to glassware. A bottle of champagne, accompanied by a crystal flute set, makes a lovely presentation. Something as simple as a window crystal can be a daily reminder of celebration as it spreads a spectrum of color throughout a room. A crystal vase filled with special flowers, or a crystal sculpture reflective of a favorite animal or theme, is a lasting treasure and reminder of everlasting vows.

The contemporary 15th wedding anniversary gift is the watch. The ticking of time is a bridge between the years that have passed and the promise of the years to come. His and Hers watches, engraved with the wedding date, are a thoughtful and dramatic gift for any couple. Silver pocket watches and heart shaped clock lockets are elegant variations on this theme. A nice way to join both the traditional and contemporary symbols would be a crystal clock.

The 15th wedding anniversary flower is the timeless rose. In Greek legend, Aphrodite, the goddess of love, gave the rose its beauty. Dionysus, the god of wine, provided its sweet and unmistakable scent. Zephyr, the West Wind, blew the clouds away, and Apollo, the god of the sun, provided light and warmth so that the rose could bloom. Therefore, 15th wedding anniversary flower is the product of love, wine, wind and sun.

Roses in any color are an appropriate 15th anniversary gift. Rose scented toiletries also make lovely gifts. From rose water, to rose- scented soaps, to rose inspired candles, there are an abundance of rose-inspired gifts for the 15- year celebrators.

Cookie bouquets are another fun gift alternative. Trendy and delicious, they can be presented in groups of 15 to symbolize the years of marriage. Cookie bouquets are available with mixed flavors and icing varieties, and the cookies come in a variety of shapes and sizes. A bride and groom cookie in the middle of a cookie bouquet is especially nice for an anniversary gift.

Each anniversary celebrates the passing of another year of a life shared. Fifteen years is a special celebration, as there seems to be a lifetime of experiences both past and waiting. Celebrate the 15th wedding anniversary with a gift that reflects the spirit of a momentous day.

Written by: Carol S. Rothchild