20th Wedding Anniversary Traditional Gifts
The traditional symbol to celebrate a couple's 20th wedding anniversary is china (porcelain). Valued for its delicate nature and gentle beauty, porcelain is a material that has to be handled with care at all times -and so should a marriage, even after 20 years together!
However, there are a couple of things you'll need to know if you want to go the traditional route with your gift, and that is - what types of ceramics there are and what's the difference between them.
Bone china isn't just a name, it really is made of bone. Some amount of bone ash mixed with other materials, to be exact, so don't be too spooked. This gives the china a creamy warm look and a delicate translucence.
Fine china has a similar making process but contains no bone ash. The process of making fine china is very similar to bone, it just doesn’t include any of the bone ash. It is whiter and will be opaque when held up to the light.
Porcelain is fired at a much higher temperature and is much more durable than both fine and bone china.
The word ceramic is very close to porcelain, but porcelain is a special type of ceramic, while ceramic is more of an umbrella term. Both are clay-based and kiln-fired, but the materials and technology are what make the difference for the types.
The symbol of this anniversary is a friendly reminder that, no matter how many years pass for the couple, their union is still a delicate miracle that has to be cherished and protected with everything you got. Picking the right gift to celebrate your 20th wedding anniversary is a tricky quest: after all, we all got that classic image of china tea sets in our minds, and it's hard to let go of it. If that's your case, here's a quick list of our favorite options to help you out!
1. 20th Wedding Anniversary Gifts for Him (Husband)
Bone China Paperweight
Extremely. Expensive. But. Utterly. Beautiful. China. Paperweights. ❤️ Oh, did we mention they are collectible, too? So, if your husband is interested in small collectibles and you want him to have an exquisite paperweight to show off at work and just enjoy looking at it, consider this a good idea for a 20th wedding anniversary gift.
Ceramic Phone Amplifier
Hand crafted ceramic phone amplifier with hole for charger cord. Listen to music anywhere with this minimalist piece. Glazed in matte speckledwhite.
European Porcelain: In The Metropolitan Museum of Art
This beautifully illustrated book showcases ninety works, spanning the late 16th to the mid-19th century, and reflecting the major currents of European porcelain production. Each work is shown in glorious new photography, accompanied by analysis and interpretation by one of the leading experts in European decorative arts. A wonderful 20th wedding anniversary for someone interested in ceramics or handicrafts in general, art history, or photography.
Eric The Memo Elephant
With our Dry Wipe Memo Ceramic Elephant, taking down notes and messages has never been more fun. Eric’s entire body is your canvas to write or draw on.
Not all desk organizers look stupid, after all. This one's neat! It looks like a ship, is made of porcelain, and will definitely be an eye-catcher on your husband's desk. A great and unique option for a china wedding anniversary gift for him.
Japanese Tea Set for One
Hand-painted vintage oriental china is a perfect gift for your husband on the 20th wedding anniversary. Especially if he's a tea lover (or both of you are)!
Personalized Pet Portrait Bowl
Dinner is served!
Make every meal memorable for your furry friend with a ceramic pet bowl, customized with your pet’s photo. Available in three sizes to suit any appetite!
You Are So Loved' Hidden Message Mug
A beautiful hidden message 'You are so loved!' mug for the special person in your life on your 20th wedding anniversary. The mug is plain on the outside, while the inside bottom of the mug is printed in a black, handwritten style font, reading ‘you are so loved’. It is totally dishwasher, microwave, and food safe and makes a wonderful heartfelt gift.
Serving Palette with Bowls
Great food is like art for the tongue, and this creative serving platter offers a colorful way to express yourself. Designed to look like a palette of paints, the stoneware and porcelain set includes a white tray for serving home-baked bread, assorted crackers, or colorful crudité, and colored bowls for holding dips, toppings, or condiments. And just like an actual artist's palette, the curved shape and thumbhole allows the piece to be carried with comfort and stability as you make the rounds at your next dinner party.
2. 20th Wedding Anniversary Gifts for Her (Wife)
20th Wedding Anniversary Memory Book
This twenty-year anniversary booklet is stress-free and extremely easy to fill out. It has 24 beautifully illustrated 6X8 pages. It comes filled with romantic quotes and blank spaces so that you can give a unique and personalized gift without having to break your head over what to write on each page.
Each bird corresponds to an inspirational word, such as joy, courage, and generosity (a key is included for reference). Pick one every day - and use it as your guide!
The decorative leaf-shaped plate keeps your "bird of the day" proudly perched.
Porcelain Lily Ring Holder
This handcrafted ceramic dish captures the lush beauty of a verdant garden, while also keeping your rings close by for easy picking.
Creator Kristin Robran first spins her earthenware on a potter's wheel, but then hand-shapes the rim of the dish into an organic, leafy ripple. The dish is given a mottled green glaze that evokes the richness of rain-drenched foliage. On one side of the dish blossoms a hand-sculpted lily, looking elegant and serene.
A spindle placed in the center of the dish keeps rings right where you need them, while the space around it in the dish is perfect for earrings and other small treasures you need to keep track of. Made in Wisconsin.
Temperature Control Ceramic Smart Mug
Ember is a design-led temperature control brand. The Ember Ceramic Mug is beautifully designed to be used in your home or at your desk, and keeps your beverages at the perfect temperature from the first sip to the last drop.
The Ember Ceramic Mug connects to the Ember app, allowing you to set your perfect temperature and notify you when it’s reached, personalize your LED color and create temperature presets for your favorite drinks.
A fully charged Ember Ceramic Mug will keep your drink at your preferred temperature for about an hour; use the included charging coaster to make it last all day.
Cotton Ball Dispenser
Make sure to always have a cotton ball handy at all times with this all-new Wonderland Cotton Tail Dispenser. Featuring a cute and adorable white rabbit, this Cotton Tail Cotton Ball Dispenser is made out of High-Quality Ceramic for stylish and durable use. A great and practical china wedding anniversary gift for your beloved wife.
Personalised Engagement Ring Dish
This personalized engagement ring dish would make a great, memorable vow renewal gift for any happy couple for a 20th wedding anniversary celebration. These stylish ceramic jewelry dishes are all handcrafted, hand painted and hand finished with a 22 Carat gold or platinum luster which is sealed on in the kiln for a third firing and fuses the gold to the dishes, leaving them with a truly luxurious and super shiny feel and finish.
Coral Tree Jewelry Holder
Designed after the beautiful shape of a coral branch, this jewelry holder is guaranteed to blend well with any kind of home decor thanks to its clean white look.
Personalised Favourite Recipe Dish
A hand-thrown porcelain dish personalized with that very special recipe is an enchantingly beautiful 20th wedding anniversary gift for your wife. Capture that special recipe forever on this timeless dish, in a poetic, swirling coil of handwritten text.
3. 20th Wedding Anniversary Gifts for Couples
20th Wedding Anniversary T-Shirts Set
Shopping for a 20-year anniversary gift for your wife, husband or favorite spouses? Find the best and totally unique t-shirt here.
Ceramic Couple Toothbrush Holder
A stylish way to hold a couple's toothbrushes - or pens / pencils, for that matter. Why not?
Many cool colors available, from the classy black & white to joyful pink and vibrant yellow.
Personalized Family Mugs
Characterize the couple's individualities for their 20th wedding anniversary with these personalized mugs featuring the sophisticated simplicity of Mary and Shelly Klein's artwork. One side features the artists' depiction of individual family members, personalized through your choices of skin tone, hair, clothing color, and the mug owner's first name, while the other displays the family name and year established (optional).
His Money/Her Money Ceramic Piggy Bank
These white piggy banks are meant for something. There's His Money and then there is Her Money, and surely you'll know who's who :) Stylish decorative accent for any room interior and a pretty gift for the couple's china wedding anniversary.
The Ceramic Stone absorbs the liquid from a glass or bottle placed on it which absorbs moisture BETTER than sandstone. They absorb liquid like a sponge and are lightweight. The coasters' surface is slick. This is a really cute and practical gift for the 20th wedding anniversary - the coasters help protect the tables and they also look really good.
Porcelain teasets aren't as popular as they once used to be, but they're still a great gift option for certain people. Especially on such occasions like the 20th wedding anniversary, since china is the traditional symbol for this milestone!
Tour to China
An amazing gift for the folks who love Eastern culture in general and China in particular.
Also, arguably the most creative way to celebrate one's 20th wedding anniversary, since the traditional symbol for this occasion is china (porcelain). Don't forget to buy yourself some china while in China, to keep as a memory!
Ceramic Bowls with Pearl Glaze
A gorgeous set of 3 porcelain decorative bowls, a perfect 20th wedding anniversary gift for a couple.
Handmade in the workshop, each porcelain ceramic bowl features a stunning pearl glaze on the inside and pretty raw unglazed white porcelain on the outside.
4. 20th Wedding Anniversary Gifts for Parents
LEGO Architecture Great Wall of China
Build this Great Wall of China model and discover its architectural secrets
Depicting 2 turrets joined by a winding section of wall atop mountains with valleys, trees and lakes, the Great Wall of China collectible delivers a rewarding building experience for anyone with an interest in travel, history and architect toys
Personalised Floral Family Portrait Plate
A gorgeous gift for a family, capturing them on this personalized decorative plate. This illustrated family portrait will bring joy to the walls of any home, perfectly capturing each family member. Your parents would totally love a sentimental 20th wedding anniversary gift like this one.
'Paper' Porcelain Dinnerware
Paper Porcelain tableware resembles the folded paper objects that designer duo Scholten & Baijings once created for an exhibition. Made of ultra-thin but durable Japanese porcelain, the polished matte surface of the tableware is speckled by tiny iron particles and decorated with simple, hand-etched geometric motifs. The result is an understated, sophisticated collection for both daily use and celebrations. The pieces of the Paper Porcelain collection are handmade in a traditional pottery workshop located in Arita, Japan.
Handmade in Italy, these long-stem porcelain roses are an elegant and desired gift, especially for the china wedding anniversary. Even up close one will have to touch them to see if they are real. Each one being around 18 inches long on their stem, they will let the gift recipients enjoy the look of fresh roses all the time.
Hanging Planter Vase
Create a dynamic look on your wall that won't be forgotten utilizing the geometric shapes, metal wire, modern concrete resin and ceramic of these beautiful planters.
Parlor Ice Cream Mixing Set
Three ceramic dishes, two stainless steel mixing spades, and a lovely marble slab sit securely in their own cut-out sections within a solid bamboo board. Simply freeze the marble slab for several hours and fill the dishes with yummy treats, and you're ready to make your own ice cream and yogurt, cold stone-style! Your parents will totally enjoy owning this mixing set and making themselves delicious desserts, so this 20th wedding anniversary present will make them happy!
Scandinavian Style Candleholder
The candleholder has an elegant design in graceful ceramic with shiny glaze, with design inspired by the Scandinavian winter forest. The candleholder gives a vivid play of light when lit which brings a warm and cozy feel in your home. Create your own collection and match it together with other decorative items from the Nobili series! Choose from different variants.
Ceramic Photo Frame
Add a timeless touch of elegance to any decor with this picturesque set of frames. It's a classical, yet always useful 20th wedding anniversary gift, perfect for displaying your parents' pictures together.
Van Gogh Coffee Mugs
Van Gogh’s paintings provide a scintillating, vivid view of casual scenes and subjects. Visually unique in his time, Van Gogh’s work went unappreciated during his life but has since become among the most recognizable and beloved art in the world.
Crane Large Ginger Jar
In Chinese art, cranes are a symbol of longevity and, when paired, of lasting love. They grace these handcrafted porcelain jars, surrounded by leafy vines and peonies, in the traditional blue-and-white of Yuan Dynasty pottery. A beautiful, exquisite and thoughtful gift for your parents on their wonderful 20th wedding anniversary.
5. DIY 20th Wedding Anniversary Gifts
20th Wedding Anniversary Universal Gifts
The official 20th wedding anniversary gemstone is emerald, but yellow or golden diamond could work as well. Combine it with platinum to make it an even more perfect gift for this occasion. Although platinum and diamonds are an exquisite gift for literally any occasion ;) You can use gems in various 20th wedding anniversary jewelry gifts.
Emeralds are believed to be the symbol of truth and love, and they were the stone of Venus - the goddess of love in ancient Greece and Rome.
The color of the 20th wedding anniversary is, of course, green, which can also be perfectly paired up with white. These colors can be used for party decor, sweet gifts packaging, balloons, desserts. The deep green color is very calming and is associated with nature.
The 20th wedding anniversary flowers are daylily and aster. Daylilies are rugged and strong, just like a 20-year long marriage is, but this flower also represents flirting and playful behavior that sustains the love for such a long period of time.
The aster is as delicate as china itself. In the Victorian language of flowers, asters were also believed to symbolize charm and patience, which is crucial for any kind of relationship, especially a long-term marriage. A bouquet that includes asters and/or daylilies will be a great addition to any gift.
If you're unsure of what modern gifts to choose based on that information - our 20th wedding anniversary bundle is a great and versatile option. Or - keep scrolling through our gift suggestions!
20th Wedding Anniversary Modern Gifts
Other 20th wedding anniversary symbols:
- Modern American: platinum
Looking for a more modern option for a 20th wedding anniversary gift? Platinum, which is a strong and enduring metal, is a modern symbol for it, and the properties of the material are the same as the ones of a 20-year-long marriage. And - it offers a multitude of 20 year wedding anniversary gift possibilities as well. It can be all kinds of jewelry - rings, earrings, neclkaces, bracelets. But platinum is also often used in electronics, and the platinum color of the objects makes them suitable as gifts as well.
Platinum can be seen as the opposite of china not only in terms of traditional vs modern gifts but also in terms of its breakability. But that shouldn't mean that one is worse than the other, and they both fit as a symbol for a romantic union. These materials and their symbolic meanings can make the couple proud of themselves and their achievements on this long road.
1. 20th Wedding Anniversary Platinum Gifts
Platinum Collection Anniversary Bundt Pan
This classic tube-cake bundt pan is round with vertical flutings alternating between sharp/narrow and rounded/wide. Detail remains intact thanks to the pan's heavy, cast-aluminum sturdiness, which promotes even baking. This would be a wonderful idea for a 20th wedding anniversary gift for anyone who enjoys baking and maybe photographing perfectly baked goods before consuming them :)
Crystal Champagne Flutes with Platinum Wavy Detailing
Authentic Elegance Captivating curves. Eye-catching etching. Gorgeous Platinum detailing. All these combine to create the most unique, exquisite and luxurious drinking glasses. Every piece is carefully handcrafted with great attention to detail.
Water Pitcher with Real Platinum Detailing
Serve the drinks and enhance your dinner table at the same time with real 24K Platinum detailing water serving pitcher that will surely impress everyone. Not only it looks fancy, it even feels fancy, and any couple will be glad to receive it as a 20th wedding anniversary gift.
World Scratch Map Platinum Edition
The Platinum Edition Scratch Map has a scratchable top foil layer, for best results, use a fingernail or the coin included to scratch away. This will create your own personal record of your travels making them ever lasting!
Platinum Record Custom Photo Wall Art Plaque
A great way to show that special someone how much they're idolized, or a way to commemorate a couple's favorite song. This design is uniquely made to resemble a Platinum Record with a photograph below it. It looks stylish on any wall, brings warm memories to the owner, and is a very sentimental, yet modern 20th wedding anniversary present.
Classic Platinum Frame
These are very chic William Yeoward Classic Frames with Platinum rods. They look very smart and stylish and carry the vibe of something sophisticated that needs to be displayed proudly. That's what makes them an awesome 20th wedding anniversary gift.
Peony Platinum Bowl
A premium-quality bowl that perfectly captures the noble platinum color - while being perfectly affordable for anyone out there.
A stylish gift for any home!
Platinum jewelry is pleasantly heavy and features a brighter color than white gold. It's also naturally light, so it doesn't require regular Rhodium coating.
If your budget is unlimited, this precious metal is much better than gold, in all aspects.
Mikasa serenity giftware is a timeless classic collection with thick metallic banding on the rim of these high quality, european-made gift pieces. This small teardrop glass Vase will make the perfect display on your window sill, mantle or desk.
2. 20th Wedding Anniversary Romantic Gifts
The Pillow for Cuddling
Snuggle comfortably in spoon position while you binge watch that new series. The cuddler can easily slip out, make another batch of popcorn, then resume that spoon position. All this without bothering the cuddlee.
Then & Now Photo Canvas
A wonderful and personal gift for any couple's china wedding anniversary celebration. Their past and present come alive in this touching salute to their enduring love with this beautiful photo canvas.
His & Her Bathrobe Set
Matching outfits are always cute & cool, but how about bringing this coziness even further with a fancy set of matching bathrobes? This 20th wedding anniversary gift helps the couple relax and unwind together, watching their favorite content in warm and soft robes for extra coziness points.
Customized Paint By Numbers Set
Paint-by-numbers are cool and everything but how about giving a super personal version of them for someone's 20-year wedding anniversary? With this customized paint-by-numbers kit, you can turn any picture into a future work of art and make the couple super happy! Pick a beautiful picture of them together, and they'll enjoy spending quality time with each other for a few evenings while coloring it.
Bamboo Foldable Breakfast Table & Laptop Desk
A foldable laptop desk is a practical gift that's pretty much a must-have for everyone who regularly uses a laptop. Guaranteed to seriously level up their working performance and make Netflix in bed even more pleasant.
Message in a Bottle
Your love has reached full bloom. Take the next step and show your unwavering devotion to your beloved with Message In A Bottle.
Personalized 'Where We First Met' Map Jigsaw Puzzle
Celebrate a relationship: the place where you met is the heart of life's puzzle! A personalized gift always feels a little more thoughtful, so go all in and get the couple this gorgeous jigsaw puzzle that will be a four-mile bird's-eye map with their memorable meeting place at the center of it.
Fingerprint Personalised Ring
A ring capturing the fingerprint of a loved person is undoubtedly among the most sentimental and romantic gifts ever, guaranteed to be remembered for decades to come. Quite literally, a gift blessed with a personal touch.
Roseshire Designer Roses Arrangement
Roses are an inherently romantic gift. Their beautiful fragrance and association with holidays and rebirth make them the ideal gift for showing the object of your affection just how amorous you feel. The devotion to bring royalty to the hands of any recipient has motivated the luxury floral brand Roseshire to expand the range of their rose collections to ensure that the flower recipient has the chance to bask in the glory of accepting this opulent gift.
Personalized Viewmaster Custom Reel
Reels and Viewers are a unique way to tell someone "I appreciate you". It's a sure way to raise a smile and connect like nothing else. With its retro vibe, this unique 20th wedding anniversary gift brings back warm memories for the couple.
3. 20th Wedding Anniversary Useful Gifts
Bed Jet Climate Comfort System
BedJet is the most powerful cooling, warming, and sweat-drying system available anywhere for beds, with a near-instant response. A perfect way to help couples calmly sleep together even if they have different temperature preferences. A great thing to have for a 20th wedding anniversary, right?
Car Trunk Organizer
Keeping things organized in the automobile, camper, boat, garage, or closet, needing a collapsible carrier box container for the work files when on the road, looking for an expandable holder car organizer for cleaning supplies, sports equipment, or household items? The Starling's Cargo Organizer is the answer for car organization! If the couple (or person) you're shopping for are avid campers, travelers, or just spend a lot of time in their car, this 20th wedding anniversary gift will come perfectly in handy for them.
Crock-Pot Slow Cooks Three Dishes At The Same Time
Introducing a new slow cooker by the Crock-Pot brand that will allow you to entertain with ease! No more counter-tops cluttered with multiple cooking appliances, warming trays and power cords. Now you can cook and serve all of your party foods, appetizers and dips from one appliance, and leave plenty of room to spare on your counter for party décor and serveware.
The innovative features anyone needs for a healthier life, all on their wrist. A perfect 20th wedding anniversary present idea for those who are already invested in their health, as well as for those who want to try and start doing it. It's an encouraging, useful, and stylish gift for anyone.
Fruit Soft Serve Maker
Easily create yummy tasting treats by adding any combination of chocolate, or fruits like over-ripe bananas, berries, or mango to the chute for a smooth "ice-cream" like taste.
Google Home Mini
Google Home Mini is a smart speaker powered by the Google Assistant, so you can ask it questions and tell it to do things. Just start with "Ok Google" to enjoy your entertainment, get answers from Google, tackle your day, and control your smart home. Google Home Mini works on its own or you can have a few around the house, giving you the power of Google anywhere.
LaMetric The Smartest Clock
The internet-connected clock makes your space unique with charming clock faces, controls smart home with a glance, tracks digital metrics in real-time, creates a musical atmosphere with the dance of pixels.
Key Finder and Item Locator
Losing stuff is easy. Now finding it is as easy as 1,2,3. With the Cube Tracker just tag, ping and find. This cool, innovative way to keep track of anyone's important things makes their busy life so much easier. The couple will surely love getting this practical little thing for their 20th wedding anniversary, and they'll be super grateful to you for saving them a lot of time with it :)
The modern styling on the outside hints at an enhanced design within to maintain a balanced room temperature. It's important for anyone's health, so it will be a wonderful gift for someone's 20th wedding anniversary, especially if they live in a colder climate.
4. 20th Wedding Anniversary Unique Gifts
Travel Jacket With 20+ Hidden Features
The jacket that revolutionized travel! The best travel jacket that broke all records and became the most-funded clothing project ever then the most-funded fashion project in crowdfunding history.
Stuffed Toy Copy of Their Pet
The purr-fect gift for ANY pet lover!! Handcrafted from the highest quality faux fur, our custom plush Cuddle Clones capture all of the physical details and unique features of your pet! And, we aren’t talking just dogs and cats – we’ll clone ANY of your beloved animals.
Let's face it: personalized M&M's are the perfect sweet gift for any occasion because hey, you can order them with literally any kind of text or image on them. Having a 20th wedding anniversary of someone you know or your own anniversary? Perfect1 Now you know where to get a really special snack for someone really special. Customize them with the initials of the couple, their photo, their wedding date, and other lovely romantic things.
Blooming Tea Set
Flower tea combines the flavor of flower and tea, meanwhile brings people a good experience of its beautiful shape. The full-handmade with the well-selected materials makes our blooming flower tea excellent quality.
Molecular Gastronomy Kit
What do you get when you combine food, chemistry, and art? You get to deconstruct any dish, change the look and feel of any ingredient, impress dinner guests, and take your tastebuds on an adventure—also known as molecular gastronomy! A perfect way to spend a dinner date over something delicious and getting a new unique experience at the same time - that's what this china wedding anniversary gift is all about.
Kodak 51,300 Piece Jigsaw Puzzle
KODAK Premium Puzzles are designed from high quality photography. They are bright, vibrant, colorful puzzles in various designs. Pieces are fully interlocking for a satisfyingly crisp snap as you assemble the puzzle.
Bird Feeder Photo Booth
Everyone can benefit from nature. Discover it with Bird Photo Booth 2.0, the first 4k Motion-Activated Wi-Fi Bird Cam and bird feeder combination. It captures professional 16mp photos and shoots stunning 4k Ultra HD video triggered by custom built-in motion detection technology! Just set it to motion detection mode and let Bird Photo Booth 2.0 do the rest. Capturing bird life is a breeze.
Magnetic Bottle Hanger
Each strip features three super-strong neodymium magnets—two strips secure a six-pack of favorite beverage bottles to the ceiling of the refrigerator, keeping them handy and freeing up space for other food that's just chillin'. The strips adhere to any spot with heavy-duty peel-and-stick adhesive. A wonderfully useful 20th wedding anniversary gift that you may not even think of, but now that you know it exists, you surely agree that it's a useful thing to have!
Levitating Plant Pot
LYFE is a zero-gravity growing system allowing you to cultivate your favorite plants in mid-air. The product consists of a planter that hovers over an oak base via magnetic levitation.
Imagine liberating yourself from the constraints of gravity to experience true weightlessness—not exactly a realistic possibility, but at least it can be for your plants.
Electric Gun Wine Opener
Why are all powered wine openers so boring?! Well, not anymore. The Wine Gun from WineOvation takes wine opening to a whole new level. Any wine and gun lover will enjoy having this unique little thing as a 20th wedding anniversary gift, and they'll be the boss at any party from now on.
20th Wedding Anniversary Greeting Cards
Some pink (or not) floral 20th wedding anniversary cards are perfect additions to any gift and fit the theme just perfectly!
20th Wedding Anniversary Celebration Ideas
1. 20th Anniversary Date and Activities Ideas
- A visit to your area's local Chinatown. If possible, hop a flight to the most memorable Chinatown of all in San Francisco — it's the largest anywhere other than Asia and it's really going to be worth it!
- Get a platinum credit card that offers great travel rewards. See, it doesn't have to literally be platinum! :) You can make the card as the one specifically for your date night and activities together and make a plan to go out more and strengthen your relationship. And as an addition, save bonus points for future travels!
- Chinese food! You don't really have to go to a fancy restaurant if you don't want to, you can just spend a quiet evening at home together and order a takeaway. It can seem like one of the most trivial 20th wedding anniversary celebration ideas, but spending quality time together doesn't have to be fancy as long as you're both enjoying yourselves.
- Shop for some new tableware (ceramic, of course). No matter what is your spending limit, there can be something for everyone, and buying things together on memorable occasions makes using these things 100x times better!
- If your spouse is a plant person (or both of you are), get them some potted asters, or even better - plant some together! Sometimes one needs to get a bit dirty and put some work in to plant something that will grow and blossom - and it can be a metaphor for marriage as well.
- Attend a pottery class together. Most likely you don't have a kiln at home unless you already do ceramics. But even if you don't, it's really not too complicated, and you'll be able to spend some quality time together, maybe throw some pots on the wheel as people do in the movies, or just come out with good memories and some lovely handmade ceramics.
2. 20th Anniversary Party and Decor Ideas
A Chinese-themed party can be a great 20th wedding anniversary party idea. Use a lot of Chinese lanterns as decorations, and don't forget about green and white - the theme colors. These aren't the colors that are usually the most associated with China, but it's a great chance to make the party really unique and not just mimic the cultural elements.
You can also organize a great outdoor picnic using real china plates and cups. The guests will have to be a little more careful than usual, but it'll be a great 20th wedding anniversary decoration idea - simple and effective. A selection of teas is required for such a picnic, that's for sure! You can use a dragon statue as the centerpiece of the table, and it can be just a handmade one - no need to get too expensive.
Other ideas for the 20th wedding anniversary party decorations can be bouquets or garlands of traditional flowers all around the celebration space. The flowers would look gorgeous and immediately transform the place into something magical.
3. 20th Anniversary Cake Ideas
A Chinese sponge cake is a legendary classic that everyone would want to try. It's linked to the traditional 20th wedding anniversary cake theme, it's pretty easy to make yourself, and it's simple, yet tasty and can be decorated in many different ways.
Porcelain cake that reminds us of traditional Chinese art is another wonderful idea. It looks stunningly beautiful and all the eyes will be drawn to it as soon as it appears on the table. Tolie cake will create the perfect vintage atmosphere for your celebration and add some Victorian vibes to it.
A viral trend of using wine glasses for eating cake at parties has been really popular recently, so why not reuse this idea for your china wedding anniversary celebration? Ask your guests to grab some ceramic mugs or china cups and (gently) use them to "slice" and serve themselves some cake ;)