21st wedding anniversary gifts are traditionally celebrated with brass, a metal that has been important for centuries with jewelry , coins and more practical nautical uses too.
Brass jewelry has been found that dates back to 4000BC and has been associated with the goddess Venus/Aphrodite, the goddess of love. You couldn't get more appropriate than that!
And although it is often overlooked today as a metal of choice for a gift, there are lots of truly beautiful items that would be perfect to celebrate 21 years together, here are our favorites...
These engraved brass cufflinks would make the perfect personalized brass anniversary gift for men.
Personalize with their initials and you know your husband will treasure these.
If your partner loves to write, how about this beautiful rosewood pen and engraved pencase to match?
You can add your own special 21st anniversary message to the front of the box, as a reminder.
When it comes to celebrating your anniversary, jewelry is normally a popular choice. The great thing about choosing brass jewely is that it would make a great gift for men and women.
Take this lovely handcrafted brass love pendant available from Novica, a great gift for both of you. They have lots more gorgeous brass peices for you to choose from.
Brass gifts always remind me of the sea with all the brass on the ships. We spent a few years in Portsmouth, England and visited the historic ships a number of times. A couple of our friends even got married on the Victory. If you ever get the chance it is well worth a visit. Any ship journey would easily fall into the brass gift category.
If you are not close enough to the sea to visit then you can still find great brass goodies. Nautical brass gifts could be a compass, portholes, clocks, diving helmets and oil lamps.
For those of you who enjoy a more relaxed way then how about an anniversary trip to a great British country pub with all their brass ornaments and beer pumps. Good food and beer would be a great way to spend a lunchtime.
Or if music is more of your thing why not take a trip and listen to a great brass band in concert.
With all this brass around don't forget the bottle of Brasso and some cloths - but not as a gift!
Happy 21st Wedding Anniversary!