Anniversary gift guide - 41st anniversary

41st Anniversary - sports gear

Traditional 41st anniversary gift ideas: sports
Modern 41st anniversary gift ideas: land

Give me a 4! Give me a 1! Give me a “Happy Anniversary!” Let’s hear it for 41 years of love, support, teamwork, and fun that have led to this remarkable milestone. And then cheer on this marriage even more with the awesome gift of sports. Now, of course, this will be easy shopping for avid sports fans and lifelong athletes, but what do you do for those who aren’t sporty? Not to worry. We’ve got great ideas for everyone.

You might be amazed at how many activities are considered sports. For instance, the list of past, current, and possible Olympic competitions includes croquet, race walking, ballroom dancing, pole dancing, trampoline, yoga, and ping pong. This certainly broadens the playing field for a wide variety of gift possibilities…and might be much easier to purchase than the contemporary gift of land.

But if an athletic gift still isn’t winning you over, then perhaps pick a flower that symbolizes sports and play — the 41st anniversary bloom, hyacinth. This fragrant, bell-shaped flower comes in many beautiful colors, but you might want to stay away from purple (sorrow) and yellow (jealousy). More appropriately, blue stands for constancy, red or pink means play, and white is for loveliness. So if you want to wish this winning team many more years of fun and love, go for a mixed bouquet!


  • Croquet (or backyard sport) set
  • Designer workout clothes
  • Golf lessons


  • Home plate doormat
  • Cooler (or crockpot!) with fave team logo
  • Sporting event; fun gathering at sports bar


Hyacinth: constancy, sincerity, fidelity

  • Several starter plants (and colors) in basket
  • Hyacinth perfume/cologne
  • Seed + potting soil (to incorporate “land”)