What to give your parents for their anniversary, huh? It’s not like they’ll ever use the iPad or iPhone we’re dying to get them. Consider taking a look at the list below and get creative: it might help you decide what to buy your parents in the end and make them happy too.
Find Out What They Want Or Need
If your parents have been married for years, they may have everything they need or want. If so, then the best thing you can do is spend time with them on their anniversary instead of giving them a material gift.
If your parents are just starting out in their marriage, then consider giving them something that will help them start off their life together. For example, if they’re moving into a new home together or starting a family soon, give them something like towels, bedding and toiletries for their new house or apartment that matches their style and taste.
Spend Time With Them
Another option is to spend some quality time with your parents on their special day by taking them out to dinner at an upscale restaurant or doing something fun such as going out on a boat ride (if they live near water). The important thing here is that you’re spending quality time together while celebrating this important milestone in your lives!
Put Together A Meaningful Photo Collage
There are plenty of photo collage websites out there where you can create one for free. Parents love looking at photos of their children growing up, so this is a great way to give them something sentimental that they will cherish forever.
Create A Family Video
Another great option is creating a family video for your parents’ anniversary. You can put together clips from home videos and other videos you have of the family over the years, then set it to music and add some text at the beginning describing how much they mean to you as well as what makes them special to you (e.g., how important it was for them to teach you how to ride a bike). This will make them feel like they’re part of the celebration too!
Write A Letter From Their Future Child Or Grandchild
If you’re feeling creative, write a letter from one of your parents’ future children or grandchildren. Start with the date and the location of their 50th anniversary party and then go on to describe what life has been like since they met.
Give Them A DIY Coupon Book For Babysitting, Yard Work, Or Household Chores
This is an easy gift idea that your parents can enjoy well into their golden years. Give each parent a copy of “DIY Coupon Book” by Daphne Duval Harrison and fill out the coupons with different services (or chores) that you’d like them to do for you over the next year — whether it’s helping you move out of your old apartment or just taking care of things at home while you’re away for vacation.
Write Down Memories From Your Childhood Together
If there’s any part of your childhood that was particularly special to you and your parents, write down those memories as though they were happening right now in real time. For example: Mom is driving me around town looking for my first pair of glasses (true story).
Buy Them Concert Tickets To Go See Their Favorite Band
If they’re like most people, they’ve probably been wanting to go to this concert for quite some time. And if they don’t have the money, or it falls in the middle of summer when tickets sell out fast, offer to pay for it as a gift. That way they can enjoy themselves with friends and family instead of feeling guilty about having fun while you work hard to pay the bills.
Cook Their Favorite Meal For The Entire Family, And Let Them Eat First And Relax
This is an excellent time for them to enjoy a night off from cooking, cleaning up after dinner, and feeding everyone else before sitting down with their own meal at last! It will be nice for them not having to do all that work on top of everything else that goes into being parents! Bake them a special anniversary cake in their favorite flavor.
Go On A Day Trip With Your Parents To Somewhere They Love To Go But Haven’t Been In A While
If they love the beach, take them to their favorite spot for lunch or dinner and walk along the shoreline together. If they love hiking, take them on a hike through a local park near your home. If they love baseball games, buy tickets to their favorite team’s next home game and surprise them with tickets!
Deciding what to give your parents for their anniversary doesn’t need to be stressful. All you really need is a thoughtful present, no matter how much it costs. These small gifts are bound to make your parents feel special, and they’re a great way to bond over the little things in life.