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. He can even get away with forgetting his children’s birthdays as long as he doesn’t forget his wedding anniversary. His wife will always (hopefully) remind him 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 is paper, followed by cotton in year two. Even after 10 years of love and devotion, we are supposed to celebrate with tin! Things do take a turn for the better at 25 when we reach the silver wedding anniversary, followed by pearl, coral, ruby and so on up until the ultimate goal of the 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, no matter what milestone you’re at, then don’t hesitate to get in touch with our dedicated team of anniversary specialists.

1st Wedding Anniversary Holiday Idea

Paper – Business class e-tickets to Soneva Fushi, Maldives

2nd Wedding Anniversary Holiday Idea

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

3rd Wedding Anniversary Holiday Idea

Leather – It’s time for a horseback safari at Lewa Wilderness in Kenya

4th Wedding Anniversary Holiday Idea

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

5th Wedding Anniversary Holiday Idea

Wood – Visit Rose‘wood’ Mayakoba in Mexico

6th Wedding Anniversary Holiday Idea

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

7th Wedding Anniversary Holiday Idea

Copper and Wool – Visit the Woolshed at Arkaba Station, an outback station in Australia

8th Wedding Anniversary Holiday Idea

Bronze – Laze on the bronze-blushed beaches at Ametis Villa, Bali

Ametis Villa

9th Wedding Anniversary Holiday Idea

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

10th Wedding Anniversary Holiday Idea

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

15th Wedding Anniversary Holiday Idea

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

20th Wedding Anniversary Holiday Idea

China – Bright lights and city delights in Hong Kong

25th Wedding Anniversary Holiday Idea

Silver – Recline on the powder-soft beach at Silversands in Grenada

30th Wedding Anniversary Holiday Idea

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

35th Wedding Anniversary Holiday Idea

Coral – Explore the magical underwater world from Coral Reef Club in Barbados

40th Wedding Anniversary Holiday Idea

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

45th Wedding Anniversary Holiday Idea

Sapphire – Explore the wilds of Saffire Freycinet in Tasmania

50th  Wedding Anniversary Holiday Idea

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


55th Wedding Anniversary Holiday Idea

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

60th Wedding Anniversary Holiday Idea

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


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