Thoughtful 30th Wedding Anniversary Gift Ideas

Thoughtful 30th Wedding Anniversary Gift Ideas

After 30 years of marriage, a couple has experienced a lot – both the joys and the struggles that life dishes out.

At this point in time, it’s no longer just two people living their lives together. Often it’s about the love of family – children and grandchildren, nieces and nephews, aunts and uncles.

So, why not throw a big celebration and consider 30th wedding anniversary gifts that recognise love, friends and family?

30th Wedding Anniversary Gifts

A 30th wedding anniversary brings people together

A themed family canvas is a perfect way to celebrate 30 years of marriage

Family often plays a huge part in reflecting on a 30th wedding anniversary.

Photo collages can be a great gift and a way to honour a shared history with all of the family.

They can be a great gift from family to celebrate the triumph of togetherness for the long-married couple.


Is it your 30th wedding anniversary? Honour your time spent together

After 30 years together, you’re still best friends. What is it that you love doing together?

Think about your favourite shared activity. Do you love to walk, cycle or golf together?

For your 30th wedding anniversary, print a gorgeous wall display featuring you and your spouse enjoying each other’s company.

To make sure you get the right set of photographs, it’s a gift you’ll need to plan in advance.

If you’d like to make it a surprise, get a friend on board to carefully capture some of those moments.

Alternatively, if you’re comfortable letting your spouse know your thoughtful idea, you can hire a photographer and pretend you are models for the day!

30th Wedding Anniversary Gifts
30th Wedding Anniversary Gifts

Relive that magical time

While it still only feels like yesterday, your honeymoon was a special time for both of you.

Why not bring all that love and passion back in a spectacular split image print?

Printing on stunning acrylic will revive your beautiful old photos, giving them a new lease on life.

Keep memories alive, just like your love.


All class: Pearl wedding anniversary

Pearls are the traditional symbol of the 30th wedding anniversary. There are many reasons you may not wish to buy your partner pearls to mark this special occasion.

Perhaps it’s the cost, perhaps your partner doesn’t like pearls or maybe she’s expressed she has enough pearls already (is that possible?).

Either way, this modish collage offers a way for you to keep with tradition, but mix thing up a bit with an image of pearls in the centre circle and photos of the two of you together in the outside frames.

30th Wedding Anniversary Gifts
30th Wedding Anniversary Gifts

Romance your partner all over again

There’s nothing more romantic than a Shakespearean sonnet.

You can find an abundance of love sonnets by Shakespeare online, but the key is to find the one that speaks to your own personal relationship.

Find some words that speak to your heart, create an image in Canva then print it via Canvas Factory onto a gorgeous acrylic print.

You can give your print a traditional feel by choosing a sepia-toned, tea-stained background colour with a classic cursive font like we have done in our example, or you can choose something more colourful and contemporary.

Here are a few lines from The Bard to get you into a romantic mood.

“Love is not love

Which alters when it alteration finds,

Or bends with the remover to remove:

O no; it is an ever-fixed mark,

That looks on tempests, and is never shaken.

It is the star to every wandering bark,

Whose worth’s unknown, although his height be taken.”


Keep your travel memories close

Got countless digital photographs from your big European adventure? Give them the exposure they deserve.

Sometimes it takes a special milestone to encourage us to recognise the good times we’ve had in our lives.

This gift provides an opportunity to reflect, each and every day, on that wonderful holiday you shared together.

A travel-themed canvas, with its rustic ‘Live Travel Adventure’ quote, is a wonderful collage template to use.

All you have to do is place your favourite snaps onto the five frames and print to canvas.

If you have many other holiday memories you’d love to display, you might even consider creating a series of collages.

A collage series makes for a wonderful wall display for a hallway or living area.

We have over 40 different collage designs for you to consider.

Bring those digital photos to life, so you and your spouse can relive those amazing moments over and over again.

30th Wedding Anniversary Gifts
30th Wedding Anniversary Gifts

Don’t let the sun go down on love

Keep the romance alive with a stunning split image print featuring the two of you sharing a moment of love.

Do you have a favourite place you both absolutely love to spend time at?

Split image prints are works of high-impact art that wonderfully capture a sense of place. So choose a photo of your favourite place and print it across three frames.

The photo might feature the two of you enjoying a moment together, but it may just celebrate a place in all its pure, perfect glory.


A 30th wedding anniversary is a blessing

Anniversaries are all about counting your blessings, so celebrate her latest love – her grandchild – with a family-focused gift.

Sometimes the best anniversary gift is the one she actually wants, so take advantage of this special occasion to gift her a collage featuring her with her treasured grandchild or grandchildren.

Families often get together to celebrate major milestones like this, so this is a great present for Mum (AKA grandmum!).

Gather together photos of her spending time with her grandkids. Simply choose five of the happiest and most colourful in the collection then print it onto stunning acrylic.

Our themed collage template gives you the opportunity to colour the border, so you can keep it a simple white or black or, as we’ve highlighted in the example, give it a splash of pink.

Family is a blessing and a gift like this will no doubt sit pride of place in her home and in her heart.

And there’s no need for Grandpa to miss out! There are many different themed templates to choose from, so create a collage for him as well!

30th Wedding Anniversary Gifts
30th Wedding Anniversary Gifts

30 year wedding anniversary vow renewal

Are you attending a vow renewal? Give the faithful couple the royal treatment with a photo gift that celebrates their love.

If your favourite couple – your parents or friends – are formally renewing their commitment to each other with a celebration of love, save the best gift until after the ceremony.

A photo collage featuring photos of that special day will delight them more than you’ll ever know.

For added impact, perhaps include a few photos of their first wedding as well!


​30th wedding anniversary gift ideas

When thinking of 30th-anniversary gift ideas, keep it sweet and simple.

Transform precious old memories into cherished new love with a touching wedding photo canvas.

Find a photo from your wedding 30 years ago and give it new life by printing it to canvas.

If your wife was wearing pearls on her wedding day, choose a photo that accentuated her pearls.

So much love and thought goes into a present like this – and it’s way better than wandering aimlessly through shopping mall jewellery stores.

If you’ve never had your wedding photos printed to canvas, you might even like to use more than one photo. Consider a wall display or a collage.

Give your photos and your love a new lease of life with meaningful canvas prints.

30th Wedding Anniversary Gifts
30th Wedding Anniversary Gifts

Grandparents who have found new love

Their love for one another is real, but their love for their grandchildren is fresh in their hearts.

Want to give an anniversary present they’ll hold onto for years to come?

Build a wall display that celebrates their new titles as grandparents.

Plan ahead and prepare plenty of photos of them with their newest love, gather the best of the best together and print four fantastic photos on four different frames.

You might even like to use one of the frames to customise a special quote and add it as an image.

Shine a light on family, letting them know everyone is by their side to rejoice in love, life and family – forever!


Megan is Canvas Factory's resident Social & Content Manager, and has worked with countless other homewares and interior design businesses over the years. It goes without saying that she also has a passion for decorating her own home!

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