How To Make The 66th Wedding Anniversary Extra Memorable

66th Wedding Anniversary

The 66th wedding anniversary is a wonderful occasion to celebrate two people’s love and telepathic harmony. Thus, congratulations on this great event are needed because only very special couples can have such a long and successful marriage.

Whether celebrating this special occasion on a modest or grand scale, there are a few things you need to know to make your day go the way you expected. In this article, we will cover the symbol and type of gemstone representing the number of years is something you should know.

We also offer some modern and traditional gift suggestions that come with meaningful wishes to make your loved one feel surprised and happy, and wish them many more sweet years in the future.

66th Wedding Anniversary Symbol

After 66 years of strong bond marriage, there must be nothing that can separate two like-minded souls by now. Therefore, there is no traditional symbol for this memorable occasion other than two hearts still facing each other.

66th Wedding Anniversary Stone

Sphene jewels represent the 66th wedding anniversary
Sphene is the stone representing the 66th wedding anniversary

Each year after marriage will be represented by a unique gemstone. And the gemstone that symbolizes the 66th marriage anniversary is none other than Sphene, one of the rarest and most precious stones in the world.

Sphene is attractive not only for its fire, but also because of its diamond-like luster and range of colors. Faceted Sphene has an extremely high burn rate and a wide range of colors from brown, grass green, golden yellow, yellow-green, golden brown, sometimes gray or almost black.

However, this stone is not as hard as diamond, only rated 5.5 on the hardness scale. Because of its fragility, this rare gemstone is suitable for making delicate pendants, brooches, cufflinks and earrings, rather than for rings.

66th Wedding Anniversary Gifts Ideas

For Him

A fashion man with white clothes
A fashion gift will make your man charming
  • Fashion: Buy him a shirt/pants/clothing that matches his fashion sense, or accessories such as a pair of shoes, a bag, a hat or a warm scarf. The chic and appropriate fashion items will make him more elegant and charming in the eyes of everyone.
  • Dinner Party: Why not celebrate this special occasion with a private dinner for just the two of you or a few more family members? Order you two’s favorite food, and add a bottle of red wine or champagne for an extra boost. During the meal, turn on your anniversary music and dance to it.
  • Movies: Does he like to watch movies? Why don’t you turn on some rom-coms on this 66th wedding anniversary? Some suggestions not to be missed include Easy Rider, Rain Man, Thelma & Louise, The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert, Little Miss Sunshine, or The Bucket List. 

Or if you still have the video of your wedding day, this could not be a better time to review it and reminisce about the sweet memories of the day you two got married.

For Her

Woman with a necklace, a pair of earrings
Jewelry is always a perfect gift for any woman
  • Jewelry: Women always like to look beautiful with sparkling jewelry. A necklace, a pair of earrings, or a brooch made of Sphene stone can be the most wonderful anniversary gifts on the 66th wedding anniversary.

A bracelet or ring engraved with the initials of your two names is also a meaningful gift, reminding her that you are always by her side.

  • Flowers: Flowers are a gift that any woman loves. Give her a bouquet of flowers according to her taste, or a rainbow bouquet like we suggested above with a card written with sweet wishes. Surely joy will shine in her eyes.
  • Spend a full day with her: Give her a full day of yours to do the things she enjoys together. The two of you can go for a walk and reminisce about old times, sip a hot cup of tea, read a book together, or simply be silent, holding hands and watching the sunset. As long as you are close to each other, everything is a precious anniversary gift.

For Parents

A wedding anniversary cake
Cake is an indispensable thing on the special anniversary
  • Cake: Secretly order a beautiful and tasty anniversary cake for your parents on this special day! Refer to a lot of unique cake samples, and then choose according to your parents’ preferences in color, flavor, etc. You can prepare some hot tea and good music to enjoy a great meal with your parents!
  • A pair of travel tickets: If your parents love travel and have enough health to do it, a pair of tickets to their desired destination is a meaningful anniversary gift! They can enjoy their own time without being “disturbed” by others.
  • Unexpected meetings: Prepare a small party and invite guests who your parents really want to meet but haven’t had the chance to such as siblings, old friends, great-grandchildren, etc. The appearance of these special guests will make your parents much happier.

For Friends

A statue of love
A statue of love is a good choice for the 66th wedding anniversary
  • Statues or paintings/photos: A statue such as a swan, a couple, or other  symbol of love made of wood, plaster, glass, or metal will make your friends extremely excited.

You can also enlarge their favorite photo or a special picture that reminds them of their love to surprise them. Surely these anniversary gifts will be displayed in the most solemn place in the family and make them smile every time they look at them.

  • Plant/flower pots: If your friends are nature lovers, a pot of fresh flowers or plants will make them excited and satisfied. There’s nothing better than seeing them take care of it together, making the plant a witness to their love. Moreover, it also makes their home more lively with the green of trees and the brilliance of flowers.

For Grandparents

A photo album
A photo display will make your grandparents happy
  • A photo album: There is nothing more emotional than looking back at the moments that have proven your grandparents’ love over the years through photos. Collecting these precious images and creating an album for your grandparents on their wedding anniversary is a perfect idea.
  • A handmade gift: Nothing beats  a handmade gift for grandparents on their 66th wedding anniversary. A handmade card/painting with sweet wishes or a cute decoration are just a few examples that you can create to make their big day extra special.

How To Celebrate 66th Wedding Anniversary

66th wedding anniversary with a party
Celebrate the 66th wedding anniversary with a party
  • Throw a party through an event organizer: It’s very simple, you just need to search for a reputable event organizer, present your ideas, agree on the price, and supervise their preparation.
  • Throw a party at home on your own: you need to plan this event at least one week in advance. Make a guest list, menu items (food or confectionery – if you’re having a tea party), decorations, and costs for each item. The more detailed you plan, the more thoughtful and smooth the party will be.

During the party, the couple or the host can make a short speech to send sweet wishes to the couple as well as thank the attendees. You can also prepare small activities such as dancing, singing, mini-games, etc., to create a happy atmosphere and bring people together.

At the end of the ceremony, do not forget to give the attendees a small gift to thank them for coming to celebrate with you and your family on this happy day.

66th Wedding Anniversary Cards

wedding anniversary card
A card is indispensable for any wedding anniversary

A card is a must-have for any wedding anniversary because it will send love and wishes to the couple on your behalf. There are thousands of beautiful cards with all kinds of materials available on the market for you to buy. However, there are a few points you should keep in mind:

  • Image: Choose symbolic images for couple love: roses, swans, wedding rings, couple, hearts, clasped hands, etc. These are the go-to images for the 66th wedding anniversary gift, making the recipient feel cheerful and happy.
  • Color: You should choose warm tones or a gentle and elegant style for your card. After 66 years of being together, they certainly understand one thing: the simpler the love, the more beautiful and lasting it is.
  • Material: In addition to paper, which is a popular material for making cards, you can also choose other materials such as cloth, wood, wool, rope, etc., to make a difference, bringing enjoyment and surprise to the recipients.

You can refer to some patterns and try your own meaningful card. A handmade card will be an exclusive anniversary gift for the receiver.

Happy 66th Wedding Anniversary Wishes, Quotes

For Him

Based on his personality and interests, write down wishes that you know he will feel happy to read. If he’s funny, choose a funny quote. If he’s a bookworm, pick a book-related wish. Here are a few suggestions for you:

  • Thank you for being the hero in my heart for years.
  • I can always be myself when I’m with you.
  • If I had to choose again, I would still choose you, go through this life with you.
  • You make my life meaningful.
  • Thank you for warming my heart when it’s coldest.
  • You are the reason I wake up every morning.
  • No words can describe my love for you.
  • It’s so great to find that one special person you want to annoy for the rest of your life. – Rita Rudner
  • I’ll love you even when you’re old and wrinkly. – Anonymous
  • Real love stories never have endings. – Richard Bach

For Her

a bouquet and a card with the best wishes
Choose the best wishes for your beloved

Regardless of age, women always like sweet and romantic things. In addition to sweet wishes, try sending a few lines of famous poems/songs to make her surprised and happy.

  • I always feel at peace when I’m with you.
  • Our love is a lighthouse guiding me when I’m lost.
  • Of all the magical and wonderful things in the world, the most magical and wonderful thing is you and your love.
  • Congratulations dear on the anniversary of our love. Being with you all these years has been the best thing I’ve ever done.
  • Being your husband and the father of our children is the greatest thing I’ve ever done.
  • In life, it’s not where you go, it’s who you travel with. – Charles Schulz
  • For the two of us,home isn’t a place. It is a person. And we are finally home. – Stephanie Perkins
  • I saw that you were perfect, and so I loved you. Then I saw that you were not perfect and I loved you even more. – Angelita Lim
  • If I know well what love is, it is because of you. – Herman Hesse
  • You are my today and all of my tomorrows. – Lee Christopher
  • I love you – I am at rest with you – I have come home. – Dorothy L. Sayers
  •  I love you, and I will love you until I die, and if there’s a life after that, I’ll love you then. – Cassandra Clare
  • In a sea of people, my eyes will always search for you. – Unknown

For Parents

sweet wishes on a card
Write sweet wishes to your parents on a card

It’s great to be able to send your parents wishes on their big day. Why don’t you express your admiration for their love? They will certainly feel very interested in and proud.

  • The great and enduring love of yours is always a shining example for me to follow. Congratulations to my wonderful parents on your anniversary!
  • You both have spent 66 sweet and happy years together! Wishing you always accompany each other! I love you, Mom and Dad!
  • Happy 66th wedding anniversary to my wonderful parents! Thank you for showing me how strong true love can be.
  • Thank you for making me believe that two soulmates and true love really exist.
  • I wish I could have a love like your love someday! Happy anniversary, Mom and Dad!
  • Sending best wishes to the couple who taught them the meaning of true love.
  • The most precious gift I have ever received is witnessing your love for each other. You two taught me how to love someone unconditionally. Happy anniversary, Mom and Dad!

For Friends

For friends, especially close friends, a congratulatory message on the 66th wedding anniversary does not need to be too complicated and lengthy. Writing a few simple sentences congratulating their love is enough.

  • Congratulations to the perfect couple on a perfect day! Happy anniversary!
  • Wishing you two many more years together in the future! Happy anniversary!
  • I wish every day you spend together is as wonderful as the first time together.
  • Happy special day to both of you!
  • Best wishes to the best couple I’ve ever known! Happy anniversary!
  • You become more perfect together! Happy anniversary!

For Grandparents

On this special occasion, choose the wishes and quotes that express admiration for their enduring love. This will touch their hearts.

  • Your love is an inspiration to me! Wish you happiness forever!
  • After so many years have passed, seeing you are happy together is the best thing for me.
  • I feel so lucky and proud to call you both my grandparents, to witness your everlasting love!
  • I wish your 66th wedding anniversaries always full of joy and happiness. Happy anniversary!
  • You get old, but your love is always young. Happy anniversary!

Something Different & Unique

Writing a letter
Write a letter for your partner

If you are a person who loves creativity and originality, try some of the following unusual and unique ideas to express your love:

  • Recreate the first date: Recall where you two met, what you did, what clothes you wore, etc. Imitate those details so your partner believes your love is still as fresh as the first day you fell in love.
  • Make your significant other’s dream come true: Surely everyone has their own dreams, but some dreams have not yet had the opportunity to fulfill. Find out and recall your partner’s dreams, and take this opportunity to make them come true. Surely she/he will cry with joy.
  • Write a romantic letter: In the digital age, handwriting can be a luxury. But perhaps in your time, letters are indispensable in any love. Write a letter to him/her, send it by post or hide it somewhere he/she often sees, such as in a bag, pocket, etc. It will be the happiness that your lover never expected!

Question And Answer

What Is A Traditional Gift For A 66th Wedding Anniversary?

In many countries around the world, there is no traditional gift for a 66th wedding anniversary. You are free to choose any gift for this special occasion. The most valuable and meaningful gift is always the gift that comes from the heart and sincerity of the sender.

However, in France, the traditional gift for this occasion is jasmine. You can give anything related to this flower: a picture of jasmine flowers, a pot of jasmine flowers, or a bottle of jasmine perfume.

What Is The 66th Wedding Anniversary Color?

There are no specific colors for the occasion. Therefore, just like the anniversary gift, you are free to choose any color according to your own taste. However, gentle colors are still preferred.

What Is The 66th Year Anniversary Flower?

If you are confused about which flowers to choose to express the meaning of the 66th anniversary, a bouquet of colorful rainbow flowers will be a perfect choice.

You can choose the rainbow roses bundled into a luxurious bouquet. Or, choose from various flowers with different colors, such as purple hydrangeas, red roses, yellow roses, orange lilies, evening primroses, blue canaries, etc. Each color, each type of flower has unique good meanings such as love that has gone through all levels of emotions.


Make the 66th wedding anniversary an unforgettable event, an occasion to show your love and care for your loved one.

With just a party, an anniversary gift, a card or a unique idea based on the suggestions we offer above, this special day will add a lot of meaning.

If you have not yet chosen a suitable suggestion to start, do not worry. Small but sincere things mean more than you can imagine. Sometimes, all your loved ones  need is a big hug! Happy 66th wedding anniversary to all couples!

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