A 20-year anniversary gift, if following the traditional gift list, should be comprised of platinum to commemorate this precious event whose occurrence requires strength and durability. Platinum is also precious, strong and durable, making it ideal for symbolically commemorating two full decades of union. Whether you're shopping for the special man or woman in your life, there are many gift options featuring this prized metal.
A popular option, platinum jewelry can be given to either a man or woman. After 20 years together, you should have a pretty good idea of what kind of jewelry your significant other prefers. Rings, platinum necklaces, watches, bracelets and earrings can all be made with platinum in a variety of styles. Engraving the piece with something meaningful or with the date to commemorate the anniversary will add significance and sentiment to your gift.
Fine dining utensils are often made of platinum. Plated flatware is one option. Many plates, bowls and serving dishes are also rimmed with the platinum for added elegance. Drinking goblets and chalices made from platinum can also be found online, if not in stores. Fine china is another traditional 20 year gift item and can be purchased with one of these items for a combination present.
Personalized Picture frames made from, or plated with, platinum provide a classy way of featuring photographs of the two of you throughout the years. Schedule a photo session as a supplement to this gift, especially if you haven't sat for a portrait in a while. For a somewhat less romantic but more imaginative idea, consider platinum investments. According to the U.S. Mint, platinum coins can be purchased and sold with relative ease. If your partner or the anniversary couple enjoys listening to music, put together a gift basket featuring platinum selling albums that they don't already own but are likely to appreciate.