An anniversary is a very special occasion, especially in a time where fewer people stay married for more than 25 years. If your parents are about to complete their 20th, 25th, or 30th anniversary, you have to celebrate it with style. Depending on your parents’ preferences, you could arrange a small party with a few close family member or friends, or a big party with lots of guests. Arranging the celebrations is challenging and so is getting a gift worthy of the occasion. Here are some good gift ideas to help you out:
Specially engraved jewelry
An occasion as important as a 25th anniversary calls for something special, and there are few things as special as jewelry. Gold and diamonds are best, but silver jewelry can be a beautiful selection as well. Get an item that has two identical pieces for your father and mother. For instance, it could be a necklace or bracelet for your mother and a watch for your father. To make it even more special, you can engrave the items with their names or, better yet, their wedding vows or a beautiful love quote.
Photo frames may seem like a minor gift for such a huge occasion, but it can be a great option if you choose and present it well. A large silver photo frame with some selected photos from your parents’ prime is a great way to celebrate the occasion. They can relive those moments of the past by looking at the photo, which makes your gift all the more special. When you chose frame designs, make sure that it is simple. You can engrave it with the date and place of the photograph for a small price as well.
A surprise getaway
An anniversary is a deeply personal occasion, so why not celebrate it by gifting your parents a weekend getaway. Let them spend some time away from their everyday lives and enjoy their lives for a few days. You could arrange a nearby location outside the city or even another country, depending on how much you can afford. A weekend of rest and relaxation may seem short, but your parents would likely appreciate the break from the monotony and enjoy their anniversary in peace.
Statuettes, like jewelry and picture frames, can be great decorative gifts for your parents’ anniversary. You can order them online from many websites, and may even find a few stores in your city that make them for you. Engrave a custom message on the statuettes, and you have a gift that your parents will always cherish.
If you want something classy for your parents’ anniversary, a bottle of finely aged wine or scotch is a great option. Even better, you can get a bottle that is as old as your parents’ marriage. For instance, a 25-year old bottle of wine for their 25th anniversary would be perfect. Of course, the gift would get more expensive for the 30th anniversary celebration, but it is worth the cost if you can afford it.
The perfect anniversary party
If your parents like being with their friends and family, you can arrange a surprise party for them on their anniversary. A big party can make them very happy. You can go the extra mile and plan an evening out for them after the party as well. A classy dinner at their favorite restaurant and some good music is a great way to end the day.
If you find it difficult to arrange a party for your parents’ anniversary, you can ask for help as well. There should be a few event organizers and caterers in your area. Alternatively, you could ask people close to your parents to help you out.