20th anniversary gifts are
traditionally celebrated with china.
The modern symbol is platinum and the color symbolical of this anniversary is emerald green. The gemstone
is emerald or a yellow colored diamond.
None of these symbols are particularly cheap but a 20th
wedding anniversary is worthy of a big celebration.
And there are lots of ways to take these symbols and create some pretty wow gifts.
Suggestions for Inexpensive 20th Anniversary Gifts
Using the 20th anniversary color of Emerald green here are a number of inexpensive anniversary gifts.
With china as the symbol what could be nicer than dinner at your
favorite Chinese restaurant or even a takeout. You could splash out on a
set of Chinese bowls and chopsticks and then you have your very own
Chinese experience at home.
Or you could go to the nearest China town and paint it red! Buy some
Chinese delicacies to take home and share the goodies with the family. A
truly cheap China themed anniversary gift is watching a string of Jackie Chan
movies! Share the fun with family and friends. Don't forget the popcorn
You could have your very own fairly cheap 20th anniversary party
loosely themed on China! If you are more adventurous then you could set
yourself your very own Ninja warrior assault course in the backyard -
fancy dress would have to be a must!
Sadly there is nothing cheap about platinum but if your heart is set on this anniversary gift then you can save money on platinum jewelry by looking online. Check out the Platinum anniversary gifts on Ebay
Homemade 20th Anniversary Gift
Photo by Katrina Alana
One very neat way to include the gift of china into a homemade gift is to create your own Anniversary mug or plate.
You will need:
A mug or plate - preferably white
Sharpie pens or special glass/ceramic pens
Add your design to your mug with the pens and leave it to dry for 24 hours, or even longer if you have time.
Next place them into a cold oven and turn up the temperature to 425 and bake the mugs for 20 minutes. Turn off the oven and leave the mugs in there until it is cold.
Remove the mugs and you are ready to wrap them!
To make sure your designs stay put it is a good idea to only hand wash them.
The best gift of all and the cheapest, money-wise but not value-wise, is
the gift of time and love. Make an effort to spend quality time with
Give your spouse coupons of hugs, kisses and snuggling to be
redeemed in case they are badly needed. Give your spouse coupons for
dinner and movie nights; a night-off with friends; an overnight stay at a
hotel; or just a lazy day at the spa.
These cheap anniversary gifts are not cheap at all as value-wise, they are priceless.