Well, you've finally made it. This is probably the biggest anniversary you're going to have in your life unless you're really lucky enough to make it to number 50. You're about to celebrate your twenty-fifth or silver anniversary, so it should come as no surprise to you that the anniversary gift ideas, both traditional and modern, are silver. This is one of the few anniversaries where the traditional and modern gifts are the same. So if you're wondering just what you should get for this very special occasion, don't worry. We'll give you more than enough ideas.

Understanding that not everybody is rolling in the bucks, you can still get a very special anniversary gift for this special day without spending a lot of money. Of course, if you do have the money, spend it. There are so few days in your life that are this special and you don't want to just get something that could be given on any other anniversary of day of the year. Put a little thought into it. After all, this day only comes around once in your life.

Guys, this is your chance to show your wife how much you really love her. To do this, you probably want to get a number of gifts, each one special in its own right. For starters, get your wife a silver framed poem. If you can't write the poem yourself, get a professional to write it. Don't skimp. Have it printed on some very fancy parchment. You want this to be something that your wife will be proud to hang up.

In addition to this, get her a vase of sterling silver roses. A dozen to be exact. These are actually real roses that are preserved in sterling silver. Also, make sure you get a nice vase to put these in. The roses alone are going to set you back about $600. Hey, when you see the tears roll down her cheeks it will be more than worth it.

Okay, let's add to that a sterling silver anniversary clock. You can get one made by Bulova that plays the Westminster chimes every hour. Make sure you have it engraved with something special. This will cost you about $65, but we're not done yet.

You've got to get your wife a 25th anniversary sterling silver plate. You can have this engraved as well if you like on the back and in case you're wondering, no, this plate is not for eating off. It comes with a stand so you can display it wherever you like.

Finally, get her a 25th anniversary keepsake book. This is where you gather up all the old photos that you can find over the past 25 years and paste them inside. By the time she finishes reading this there won't be a dry eye in the house.

Ladies, since you already know what makes a great gift, the above suggestions should give you plenty of ideas fn your own or you can just use one of ours. Either way, this will be an anniversary that you'll both remember for a long time.