45th wedding anniversary gift ideas

Surprise a loved one with one of these perfect gifts for the 45th wedding anniversary. Be inspired by our overview of colors, themes and items associated with this year, and make a present that truly expresses your deepest sentiments.

Modern Gift Theme: Sapphire

45th anniversary sapphire theme

Sapphires signify success in matters of love. In legend, they are believed to only retain their color if the wearer is still in love. Should their affection wane, the sapphire is said to turn green from its brilliant blue. Giving a blue sapphire for this anniversary year is a representation of lasting affection in marriage.

Flower: Blue Iris

** Alternatively a Blue Rose is a highly suitable and romantic flower on the 45th anniversary, in association with its color theme, blue.

A blue iris is a symbol of hope and faith.

Gemstone: Sapphire

Substitute: Alexandrite

Color: Blue

Some Popular Modern Gift Ideas

• Alexandrite jewelry as the alternative gemstone linked to the forty fifth wedding anniversary

• Sapphire jewelry such as a ring, bracelet, necklace or earrings

• Light-Blue Glazed Eternity Rose or the Dark-Blue Glazed Eternity Rose representing the colour blue linked to the 45th wedding anniversary

• Floral gifts with a blue iris theme such as a scented candle, plant, perfume or art print

• A bouquet of fresh blue irises


Here is a video of our Dark-Blue Glazed Eternity Rose

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