24th Wedding Anniversary

Give the Gifts of Tanzanite and Music

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It should go without saying that a 24th anniversary gift should be special; however, coming up with an idea for that gift may present even the most seasoned gift-giver with questions.

What Are the Suggested Gifts for the 24th Wedding Anniversary?
While there are no traditional gifts given in celebration of the 24th year of marriage, musical instruments and tanzanite are recognized as the commonly suggested modern anniversary gifts for the 24th anniversary.

What is Tanzanite?
Tanzanite is a semiprecious gemstone that was discovered in 1967 in Tanzania. It has a cornflower blue to lavender hue and is used as the centerpiece of many contemporary pieces of fine jewelry. Although fairly expensive, this gem makes a lovely gift in a necklace, ring, broach, earrings, cufflinks, or tie tacks.

What kinds of musical instruments should be given as a 24th anniversary gift?
All kinds! Musical instruments are not just for musicians. Whether used for making music, or simply bringing a musical ambiance into the anniversary couple's home, musical instruments can inspire the inner muse and bring forth continued marital harmony.

For a 24th anniversary gift, consider some of the following musical instruments and musical gift ideas as guidelines for your uniquely inspired gift.

  • Harp
  • Piano
  • Lute
  • Guitar: Electric Lead, Electric Bass or Acoustic
  • Electronic Keyboard
  • Xylophone
  • Drums
  • Violin
  • Saxophone
  • Pan Flute
  • Maracas
  • Banjo
  • Mandolin
  • Bassoon
  • Harmonicas
  • Bongos

Musical Gift Ideas:
  • Music lessons for the beginner to the expert musician
  • Concert tickets to the symphony or jazz festival
  • Gift certificate for a music store
  • A collection of 24 music CDs from various instrumental music genres

What gifts are appropriate for 24th anniversaries that do not include the use of the modern gift suggestions?
Any thoughtful gift that is given in celebration of 24 years of marriage will be graciously received and enjoyed. Consider the couple's hobbies, passions, and collections. Can you add to them with your gift? If so, any gift that you choose will be the appropriate one for your special couple.

Can I Make My Gift?
Sure! Always think about a do-it-yourself gift. For example, a personalized scrapbook with photos of the couple's years together can be an intimate choice. A wonderful project for close friends and family to put together for the 24th anniversary couple.

Begin with photos from each individual's childhood and build towards their wedding day and subsequent years of marriage. Try to focus on each year of their marriage by giving it a specific theme in the scrapbook.

Gather photos early for this project. Choose a scrapbook that you can embellish and which will be large enough to hold 24 years worth of memories. This is a very special gift that can incorporate WeddingClipart.com images and borders.

Whether you choose to make a homemade gift, or to buy musical instruments or stunning tanzanite-accented His and HerĀ?s watches, your choice of a 24thanniversary gift will be treasured by those who receive it.

Written by: Andrea Lewis Polk