20th Wedding Anniversary Gifts - China
It is traditional to give china as 20th wedding anniversary gifts. In the modern anniversary list china is
given as a 2nd anniversary gift. Choosing china gifts may see you having a smashing time. Not literally I hope!
We hope these suggestions will help you...
Purchase a bouquet that has the flower heads
made out of china. Some of the famous potteries also produce pieces with flower bouquets on them which may be
suitable for the couple you are purchasing the gift for.
Vacation to China
Enjoy a trip to China and whilst there you could pick up some china pieces to take home as a keepsake. Visit the
Great Wall of China and the Terracotta Army. An experience of a life time.
China Cup and Saucer
Purchase a pair of commemorative cups and saucers. These are available for various celebrations so you should be
able to purchase suitable 20th wedding anniversary gifts for the couple.
Flowers in a China Vase
Purchase a bouquet of flowers and place them in a suitable china vase. The person you are giving them to will
not need to find a vase to place them in. The flowers as they have not been out of water for too long should have a
China Commemorative Items
There are many different types of commemorative items available such as plates and vases. You could have them
personalized with the names and date.
Start a collection by purchasing a collectible figurine. There are many different ones to choose from. Find a
local auction house and see if they are selling any collectible figurines that might have some age. Avoid any piece
that is damaged as you are giving it as a gift.
China / Ceramic Picture Frames
There are companies that provide ceramic / china picture frames. Some even personalize them. These will look
great with that special photograph.
China Tea Service
Treat yourselves to a new dinner or tea service. Let the family help by adding pieces to the collection.
Give something different. Find a collectible porcelain doll. It may be that only the head hands and feet are
made of porcelain.
Many different mugs available. These include mugs that you are able to decorate yourself. You may wish to
purchase a commemorative mug celebrating an occasion from the year the couple married or the year of their 20th
wedding anniversary. If the couple are keen gardeners then there are mugs that have coasters which are designed to
cover the mug to stop insects etc. falling in the mug whilst you are doing the necessary work to the plants.
Surprise the happy couple by taking them to a restaurant or hotel that serves afternoon teas. Served on their
very best china with music played, which is often live, creates a great atmosphere for this special occasion.
Treat yourselves to a Chinese meal, a slightly different China, but fun all the same. Invite your family and
friends to join in the celebration.
Facts about China
Fine china is known as porcelain or bone china. Bone china is produced by adding bone ash to china clay. China
clay largely contains the mineral kaolin.
Porcelain is used to make wares for the table and kitchen, sanitary wares, decorative wares, and objects of fine
art. Its high resistance to the passage of electricity makes porcelain an excellent insulating material. Porcelain
is also used in dentistry to make false teeth, caps and crowns.
The earliest porcelains originated in China possibly around 25-220 AD.
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