It will have been five glorious years on Friday (29th April) since William and Kate tied the knot. So to mark this most gorgeous union we thought we’d give you our pick of Royal-inspired anniversary gifts. In both the US and in the UK, it’s traditional to mark five years of marriage with gifts made of wood, though we’ve also borrowed ideas for four year anniversaries too, which tend to involve presents made from silk and linen, fruit and flowers. It’s a long time before those anniversary gifts start getting really exciting, though: twenty-five years for something made of silver, thirty years for pearl, forty years for rubies and a whopping sixty years for diamonds.
Let your love grow! These cute wooden planting boxes can be positioned in the smallest of backyards, and with the option to personalise with names and special dates, they’re a sweet way to honor the special occasion and to celebrate the blossoming of your love. We’re also a bit in love with the idea of hand carved cheeseboards.
Stick with tradition and add an exclusive, distinctly regal touch by getting your initials and perhaps the date of your marriage embroidered into a smart new set of pillowcases, a cushion cover, or even a set of tea towels. We love this beautiful linen cushion from the Big Stitch: neutral colors and natural fibres – a classy update for your living room.
Silk Tie, Handkerchief and Cufflinks
Treat him to a set of smart silk-knot cufflinks, a patterned silk handkerchief for his breast pocket, or a pure silk tie – or all three if you’re feeling super generous! Opt for his school or university colors if you want to add a really personal, preppy touch to your gift. In exchange, you could drop some hints about a pair of silk pyjamas, a silk shirt, or even a Hermès silk scarf…
With a scent reminiscent of a bouquet of roses intertwined with juicy blackcurrant leaves, this is your perfect answer to a gift which will symbolise both fruit and flowers. It’s also a gift that keeps on giving once the 40-hour candle has burnt out: Diptyque candle pots make lovely vases for small posies of garden flowers, and can be used as jars for make-up brushes or pencils. That’s how we justify our lifelong obsession with these candles, anyway!
We hope this has given you some fresh inspiration for gifting friends or loved ones – no matter what the occasion! We would like to wish the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge the happiest wedding anniversary for Friday 29th April, from all of us at Sloanie HQ!