Even though 35 is not one of the biggest milestone anniversaries, it’s still worth celebrating with a great gift. The traditional gift for 35 years of marriage is coral and the modern gift is jade. Both stones symbolize longevity and strength, two traits that are certainly present in marriage that has lasted this long. The gemstone for this anniversary is emerald, another gorgeous stone found in many pieces of jewelry.
While jewelry is the first gift that comes to mind for women, we’ve also included several home decor and fashion items on this list. If you’re lacking creativity, you can shop for something that’s either coral or jade in color, rather than for the actual stone. If you really want to wow, think about planning a vacation with your spouse where you can check out some actual coral reefs. Not sure where to go? Gift a travel gift card and pick a place together.
Shop our 10 favorite anniversary gifts below, great for men, women, and couples.
1. Jade & Freshwater Cultured Pearl Necklace
This gorgeous jewelry set features beautiful freshwater pearls alongside jade beads for a lovely 35th wedding anniversary gift for your wife. The pearls are considerably smaller than the jade, adding a bit of contrast but still allowing the jade to take center stage in the design. This set can be worn every day or saved for a special occasion, depending on her style. If you’re not a fan of the pearls, we love this jade necklace from Seta Jewelry, with gorgeous jade stones and tiny gold beads.
2. 10K Yellow Gold Diamond Natural Coral Oval Ring
Coral gemstones are such a gorgeous option when it comes to jewelry, especially if you’re shopping for someone who enjoys wearing color. The bright coral stone in this ring is surrounded by several round cut brilliant diamonds (39 to be exact) and set with a four-prong setting on a 10k gold band. The ring can be ordered in sizes 5-10, including half sizes and is the perfect accent piece of jewelry for her right hand. If you’d like to browse some alternative coral ring designs, you can do so here. Keep in mind the rings with the deep red tones are the most valuable (as you can see from their price tag).
3. Jade Coral Green Cufflinks
Jade and coral jewelry isn’t just for the ladies. You can find some really nice cufflinks with both jade and coral stones incorporated into their design. These cufflinks feature a modern design of various shades of green jade, set into rhodium plated brass. The set comes nicely packaged in a great gift box, ready for giving. If you’re shopping for a guy who isn’t a fan of bright colors, these tiger coral cufflinks are much more neutral.
Price: $29.95 (45 percent off MSRP)
4. Coral Stone & Red Onyx Marble Staunton Chess Set
Think outside of the box with this 35th wedding anniversary gift. While you might not believe it, this entire chest set is made from coral stone and red onyx, incorporating the traditional 35th anniversary gift in a truly unique way. The chess set is great for any couple who loves the game, but also makes a modern and sophisticated piece of decor, pretty enough to sit out on a coffee table or end table.
5. Coral Stone Candle Holders
You can find many awesome coral stone gifts from this online shop, including these great coral stone candle holders. Not only are all the items reasonably priced, but they make great gifts for couples. The colors and design are neutral, making them an easy choice for almost anyone. The tea light candle holders measure 2 x 3 inches and are handcrafted from solid natural stone, displaying ancient coral, fossils, shells and ocean plants. You can find coordinating pieces like a coral stone clock, a coral stone bowl, or coral stone coasters. Combine a few of these for a thoughtful and impressive anniversary gift.
6. Sage Jade Roll-On Perfume Oil
The tranquil nature of jade is mimicked in this understated tranquil perfume, perfect for any women who enjoys experimenting with new scents. The roll-on perfume oil promotes both balance and happiness, with notes of Israeli blood orange, jasmine, magnolia and tuberose. Shopping for a man? Check out this jade inspired cologne which also ties into the modern 40th anniversary gift.
7. Woven Silk Coral Paisley Tie
If you’re at a loss for ideas, purchasing something coral, jade, or emerald in color is a great alternative for a 35th wedding anniversary gift. For men, find an attractive tie in one of these gorgeous colors like the above coral paisley tie. For women, consider a coral colored scarf, a high-end coral purse, or even a gorgeous and comfy coral robe.
8. Set of Four Jade Coasters
Gifts for couples are hard to find. What might interest and please one person not be the right choice for the other. This gift is a great solution and something both people can use daily for their morning coffee/tea, their evening cocktail, or even as a piece of a decor in their home. The Nephrite Jade is mined in North America and hand carved, making every coaster unique and one of a kind. Each coaster measures approximately 3.4 inches by 3.4 inches.
9. 14k Rose Gold Bezel Set Emerald Ring
We’ve kept this list focused predominately on coral and jade, which are the traditional and modern gifts for the 35th wedding anniversary; however, there is also a 35th anniversary stone – emerald. This ring is great for stacking on top of existing jewelry or wearing solo, with a sleek and simple design. This ring is rose gold, but it’s also available in white gold and yellow gold if either is more her style. Keep in mind that the ring is blown up here so you can see the detail, but it’s actually very thin, about 3mm in width.
Price: $199 – $289 depending on ring size
10. 14k Yellow Gold Natural Green Jade Teardrop Pendant Necklace
This jade necklace is a wonderful option for any woman who appreciates statement jewelry. The genuine jade teardrop stone measures 20 x 11mm and hangs from a high quality 14k yellow gold rope chain. The stone itself is secured on a 14k yellow gold bail. There are a plethora of gorgeous jade pendant necklaces if this one isn’t quite her style – this one is slightly more modern with a brighter green stone, while this one has a more crystal-like design.
Price: $215 (55 percent off MSRP)