45th Anniversary Ideas

Amy Cunningham

Your 45th anniversary is nothing to be blue about (unless it's the blue of a sapphire). The modern and traditional 45th anniversary gift idea is sapphire. While sapphire jewelry always works well, creative gifts with the color blue involved can be incredibly romantic as well.

45th Traditional Gift: Sapphire

  • Any type of sapphire jewelry for her.
  • A sapphire pendant for a bracelet or necklace.
  • A beautiful bouquet of her favorite flowers in a sapphire blue vase.
  • Sapphire blue glassware and a bottle of wine to enjoy.
  • Quality cufflinks with a sapphire encrusted on them would work well for him.
  • Take a cruise where you can relax, spend time together, and enjoy those beautiful sapphire blue waters.
  • Any romantic gift idea that has a sapphire blue color to it.

45th Modern Gift: Sapphire

  • The same gifts as the traditional list would work here.

Romantic Ideas

  • Give her 45 roses (or whatever flower you used in your wedding) to celebrate 45 years.
  • Relive the past, watch your wedding video again, look at your wedding album together, and reflect on the last year.
  • Match the number of gifts to your anniversary: Give him/her 45 small gifts for the forty-fifth anniversary.
  • Create an anniversary time capsule!

Homemade Gift Ideas

  • Anything blue works here. Create a floral arrangement of only blue shaded flowers. Design a mosaic using only blue shades of tiles. Create anything water/ocean related.

Flower: None

Gemstone: Sapphire