A man really only has to remember two dates throughout his life. The first is his own birthday and the second is his wedding anniversary. One can even get away with forgetting your children’s birthdays as long as you don’t forget the wedding anniversary… your wife will always (hopefully) remind you of everything else.

When it comes to buying a present, the trouble is that traditional wedding anniversary gifts can be slightly uninspiring to begin with….  year one being paper followed by cotton in year two…even after ten years of love and devotion, we are supposed to celebrate with tin! Things do take a turn for the better at 25 when we start talking silver wedding anniversary, pearl wedding anniversary, coral wedding anniversary, ruby wedding anniversary and so on up until the ultimate goal of diamond wedding anniversary at 60 years!

Here at Turquoise Holidays, we love a celebration and especially one which is all about love and devotion. Therefore,  we have come up with an alternative list of travel-related special wedding anniversary ideas. We can assure you these gifts wouldn’t be ones you would forget…filling you and your loved one with memories, stories, and experiences to lighten the long winter months of love and marriage. So if you are looking for something different, fun and exciting for your anniversary celebration, whichever milestone you are at, e-mail, talk or chat to our dedicated team of anniversary specialists.

soneva fushi maldives beach villa

1st Wedding Anniversary Holiday Ideas 

Paper – Business Class e-tickets to Soneva Fushi, The Maldives




Saint Vincent and the Grenadines mystique island


2nd Wedding Anniversary Holiday Ideas

Cotton – A week of pampering at The Cotton House in Mustique




Lewa wilderness kenya

3rd Wedding Anniversary Holiday Ideas

Leather – Time for a horseback safari at Lewa Wilderness in Kenya





garden route south africa


4th Wedding Anniversary Holiday Ideas

Fruit and Flowers – Self-drive the fabulous Garden Route in South Africa




rosewood Mayakoba Mexico beach bar


5th Wedding Anniversary Holiday Ideas

Wood – Visit the Rose ‘wood’ Mayakoba in Mexico




sugar beach Saint Lucia


6th Wedding Anniversary Holiday Ideas

Sugar – Sweet dreams at Sugar Beach, A Viceroy Resort in Saint Lucia




Arkaba Station


7th Wedding Anniversary Holiday Ideas

Copper and Wool – Stay at The Woolshed Arkaba, an outback station in Australia






8th Wedding Anniversary Holiday Ideas

Bronze – Laze on the bronze blushed beaches at The Pavilions, Bali




9th Wedding Anniversary Holiday Ideas

Pottery or Willow – Explore beautiful extensive gardens at Otahuna Lodge, New Zealand



the slate Phuket


10th Wedding Anniversary Holiday Ideas

Tin- Learn the history of tin mining at the Slate in Phuket, Thailand




Seychelles four seasons desroches


15th Wedding Anniversary Holiday Ideas

Crystal – Dive in the crystal clear waters of the Seychelles from Four Seasons at Desroches Island




hong kong


20th Wedding Anniversary Holiday Ideas

China – Bright lights and city delights in Hong Kong






25th Wedding Anniversary Holiday Ideas

Silver- Silversea Cruise through the islands of the Caribbean




bora bora pearl


30th Wedding Anniversary Holiday Ideas

Pearl –  Stay in an overwater bungalow at Bora Bora Pearl Beach Resort & Spa, Tahiti




coral reef club Barbados


35th Wedding Anniversary Holiday Ideas

Coral-  Explore the underwater world from Coral Reef Club in Barbados






40th Wedding Anniversary Holiday Ideas

Ruby – Perched high on the cliffs at Ruby Bay, relax overlooking sandy beaches at Clifftops Retreat, New Zealand




45th Wedding Anniversary Holiday Ideas

Sapphire – Explore the wilds of Saffire- Freycinet Lodge in Tasmania




Pangkor Laut


50th  Wedding Anniversary Holiday Ideas

Gold – Take your very own bond girl to GoldenEye in Jamaica





55th Wedding Anniversary Holiday Ideas

Emerald – Feel the sand between your toes on Emerald Beach, Pangkor Laut in Malaysia




60th Wedding Anniversary Holiday Ideas

Diamond – Fly first Class with Etihad Airlines in their Diamond Suite


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