You can learn a lot from your parents if you have been with them for an extended period. You might admire their love and support, especially during the wedding-planning years. You want to honor their anniversary with a special gift. But how do they choose the right gift?
The answers to these questions may vary between parents. There are many options when you shop for a foodie, a plant-lover, a whiskey lover, savage, adventurous, sentimental, or homebody. We believe that the thought is what counts. To help you choose, here are some of our top picks for every type.
The Harry & David Market Totes gift basket will please parents who are looking for a quiet, romantic evening in. It includes the ingredients for the world's finest charcuterie board, including ready-to-bake baguettes made from sourdough; sharp white cheddar and gouda cheeses; fresh, seasonal fruits and pears; three-seed crackers, garlic-stuffed olis; salami, sausage, fire-roasted bruschetta, strawberry fig spreads, and even lemon shortbread cookies.
A copy of the vows from your parents and a picture of them together can be a great gift idea. You can combine the vows with your photo to make a unique portrait that your parents will treasure for years. For an additional charge, you can choose from a variety of frames in black, white, or authentic barn wood.
It isn't easy to shop for just one parent. It can be challenging to find gifts for both parents. You don't have to buy one gift for Mom and one for Dad. Instead, find something that they want and share it with the other. This is why anniversary gifts such as food baskets, kits, or items for home and couple activities are plentiful. These items allow your parents to both reminisce and make new memories.
It would also be an excellent idea to find a gift to honor their past, or to allow them to share something new as a couple. The first gift is a wonderful way for them to express their love and the work that they've done. This second gift helps them grow as a couple and can help to reignite those sparks that might be lost after so many years together.
You can also find a list of traditional and modern gifts that correspond with each year's anniversary here if you have trouble coming up with ideas. A coral gift is a traditional gift for the 35th year, but they don't have to be a whole chunk of the Great Barrier Reef. They might like matching, coral-colored t-shirts or cupcakes that are under-the-sea themed.
If these gift ideas don't work for you, it may be helpful to explain what an anniversary celebration really is about. For us, it's all about remembering and conserving the love shared by two people. So, if you are looking for a gift to give, think about ways to share your past with them and also ways to bring us closer to the present.