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Oh, anniversaries! The big celebration of the commitment of the lifetime. Celebrating these big milestones is the best thing in the world, but buying gifts… Oh, it can be a nightmare!
It is especially true for choosing a gift for parents who have everything. They’ve seen everything, they’ve bought everything, and they’ve absolutely experienced everything!
So how can you be a good child in this case and bring them something special to celebrate the decades of blissful marriage? You can use one of these fantastic gift ideas and finally become your parents’ favorite kid. Let’s get to it!
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1. Photo Collage
The first one will be a classic of DIY gifts and one of the sweetest things you can give to your parents.
Of course, we talk about a collage of family photos! You can ask your relatives to send the funniest, most prominent, or just adorable photos of your parents and add a couple of your and your siblings. If they have grandchildren add them too to this collage!
Compile the picture in a photo editor like Adobe Photoshop or Canva and print the collage. Next, you only need to decorate it with flowers, letters, your childhood drawings, and, as a special touch, write their wedding vows around the photos. We are absolutely sure that your parents will be really touched by this gift!
2. Funny Video
One of the best gift ideas we have ever had and what actually was a hit in our family is a funny compilation of our old videos.
Of course, if you have some clips recorded with button phones that saved videos in some strange formats, it’s ok. Just learn how to convert videos to MP4 before starting making the fam video. Use the most precious and funny bits of your parents’ life and create a soul-warming tape that represents their marriage.
You can also add video messages from your relatives to the mix to give the video an even more personal touch.
3. A Trip to Their Special Place
I bet your parents have a special place where they had their first kiss, spent the honeymoon, had a celebration of the special event, etc. If you have a little bit more money to splurge, we offer you to recreate that trip and give them a journey down memory lane.
You can make a reservation, ask about special services for them, and present them the gift as a collection of gift cards: one for hotel, one for tickets, one for dinners, etc.
To make this gift a little bit more interesting, we suggest you make these gift cards in the form of a puzzle or a riddle. While your parents will be solving this mystery, they will learn about the amazing gift you gave them.
And the last addition from us: if your family is close, you can put this trip to the next level and make it a family reunion in your parents’ special place. Your parents will appreciate extra time with their kids and close relatives, and you all will have a great time together!
4. Matching Clothes or Accessories
Who wouldn’t love matching clothing as an anniversary gift? Especially if it means something! You can make fun t-shirts with matching texts like “I’m a bee” and “I’m a beekeeper,” or just give them matching fancy attire.
If you are more into accessories or just want to buy your parents something nicer, think about matching watches or jewelry. You can engrave a message on them to make this gift even more special.
5. Personalized Gifts
Personalized gifts always hit the mark on anniversaries. They are just too cool to ignore, so even when we buy a regular gift, we also often add the personalized item to spice up the present.
As for options for personalized gifts, here you have an ocean of them. You can make matching cups with photos, monogrammed towels, custom records with their favorite songs with parents’ names on them, personalized sweets, etc.
6. Gift Baskets
But make it more than just a bunch of fruit! A couple of gift baskets full of chocolates or soap is just not creative enough for us, right?
So, what we offer to you instead is to make custom gift baskets dedicated to their marriage. Add their favorite flowers, put a candle with a sticker “An aroma of marital bliss” (you can DIY it), do a puzzle with their picture on it, and put a bottle of wine from the year they got married.
You can ask about their wedding reception and recreate a mini wedding cake for this basket too! Overall, this can be the best gift if you use your creativity and try to put it to the next level.
7. A Play About Your Family
Your parents’ wedding is the reason you are alive, so writing a family storybook for their anniversary is only logical.
You can create a short novel about how they met, fell in love, got married, and had you. You can make them in this story royals, animals, Shakespearean characters, or superheroes. It will be adorable!
But to make it even more special, we would like to offer you to print this family book, make a skit of one of the scenes and present it with your siblings. This visual representation of your work will have a lasting impression on your parents, we guarantee!
You don’t really need to find the perfect anniversary gift for parents. Your attention, a desire to make something special, is what really counts!
Just try to give them something that is not only about money, but the gift that represents your true affection for your parents. Give a present from your heart, and you will make your parents really happy.