A 50th wedding anniversary is an incredible achievement, but it doesn’t have to be entirely serious. Why not keep it lighthearted with a funny gift?
The key to a funny gift for a golden wedding anniversary is to match the couple’s sense of humour and choose something that will bring a smile. However, if you know them well, you might like to take it slightly further with a little good-natured teasing.
From ‘his and hers’ socks to novelty toilet paper, this list has got everything you need to celebrate 50 years with a giggle.
Funniest 50th Anniversary Gifts Available in the UK
These are gifts that we think will get a laugh on the big day. However, proceed with caution; if you’re worried about causing offence, tone it down by matching a funny present with something a little more mainstream.
1. Engraved Quotes or Jokes
Funny quotes or jokes are a great way to add a touch of humour to any gift. There are lots of premade items available like this:
“Marriage – It’s all about finding that special person to annoy for a lifetime!” Funny plaque available on Amazon.
But it’s just as simple to find or invent your own witticism and get it added to jewellery, metal items, ceramic or glassware.
Here are some you might like to use:
“When someone is murdered, the police investigate the spouse first. That tells you everything you need to know about marriage.”Katharine Hepburn
“Behind every great man – there’s a woman rolling her eyes.”Jim Carrey
“Drug stores understand life. That’s why the anniversary cards and sympathy cards are right next to each other.”Anonymous
“Some people ask the secret of our long marriage. We take time to go to a restaurant two times a week. A little candlelight, dinner, soft music and dancing… she goes Tuesdays, I go Fridays.”Henry Youngman
“90% of being married is just shouting ‘what’ from other rooms.”Anonymous
“If at first you don’t succeed, try doing it the way your wife told you.”Anonymous
This heart shape plate can be personalised with your own message at Not on the Highstreet. Or you can do the same with these crystal cut gin glasses. For something a bit different, you can also engrave pocket watches.
2. Matching Aprons
Aprons can come in a broad range of amusing designs and their ideal for a couple because they often come in matching pairs.
Whether you want the golden couple to look like superheroes in the kitchen or just display another funny quote, aprons are guaranteed to get a giggle and promise hours of fun at meal prep times.
3. Novelty Toilet Roll
Available on Etsy, this has got to be one of the most unlikely 50th anniversary gifts, but it’s just quirky enough to get a few belly laughs. You can have it embroidered with any design you like or go for the fancy 50th anniversary options. A great way for the golden couple to treat their ass to a touch of class!
4. A Pair of Mugs
There’s nothing better than sharing a brew with someone you love. A matching pair of mugs are an excellent gift for a golden couple, and some even come with humorous sayings like this:
5. His and Hers Socks
Socks also provide lots of options as funny matching gifts. Everyone could do with a new pair of socks. There are lots of amusing options available and some, like these at Not on the Highstreet, even come with his and hers pairs.
6. Novelty T-shirts
T-shirts are an ideal gift at any age. Numerous websites will let you create your own designs or choose from a range of funny sayings and images. If you’ve got any embarrassing pictures of the couple now might be the time to dig them out.
If not, you can always go with something simple like this ‘pain the ass’ design, or get designs themed on the couples likes and interests. There are a few predesigned 50th anniversary designs, like this one on Red Bubble, but they can be hard to find.
7. Commemorative Badges
The thing about people celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary is that they’re likely to be a bit older. Why not take this opportunity to point this out with a funny badge, such as this one from Etsy. They’re affordable and make an excellent amusing addition to any gift. Plus, who doesn’t want to have their advancing age pointed out to everyone they know and a few people they’ve just met?
If you’d prefer not to annoy the happy couple you can always take the easy way out and go for something a little more appropriate like this ‘just married-50 years ago’ badge.
8. Spoof Newspaper
No doubt you’ll have seen the commemorative newspapers you can get that are dated from the date of a couple’s wedding. Pretty dull, aren’t they? Who wants reminding about things that they were to busy to notice the first time around?
These spoof newspapers are much better, create your own headlines and make them as funny as you like. It might not be their 15 minutes of fame quite yet, but with one of these, they can pretend it is. Visit Getting Personal to get yours.
9. Husband Mini Me Snugzy
The fact that something like this exists is a mystery to me, but there’s no doubt it’s hilarious and strangely cute. Why not get the golden couple immortalised in Snugzy form and have their faces printed on to these creepy little mini mes. Some people will hate them; others will laugh, the slightly strange ones will take them everywhere.
When it comes to funny gifts, the choices are close to endless. Nearly all the options we’ve mentioned here are personalisable so if you don’t see something that grabs your attention and tickles your funny bone, just change the design and make it your own.
Whatever the happy couple’s sense of humour, you’re bound to find something here that will lighten the mood and bring a smile. A thoughtfully chosen funny gift is guaranteed to be the one that they remember for years to come.