Your parents’ anniversary: if it weren’t for this day, you wouldn’t be on this planet. Or any other one. You took thousands of dollars out of their pockets and years off their lives. So stop thinking about yourself for one day and do something to make up for all of that. If you ask, they’ll tell you that you are enough of a gift all by yourself, and maybe they’re not just saying that to be nice, but they’d probably like something on this list too. Go ahead and make them feel special.
Recreate Childhood Photos
Crack open that old shoebox of Polaroids and add a modern-day twist to those beloved memories. Relive the first days of school, prom night, headgears and little league. Who says you can only live once? These hilarious shots will entertain your parents for hours on end. Just try to keep it clean, for goodness sakes!
Box Of Compliments
Who doesn’t love being spoiled? It’s time to flip the script and butter up your parents with lots of uncensored praise. This little treasure trove of adulation will make Mom and Dad feel all warm and fuzzy inside. Return the pat on the back this anniversary, and seal it with a kiss!
50 Reasons We Love You Jar
When was the last time you told your parents how you really feel? The nice stuff, that is. No better time than their anniversary. Set your heart free and shower them with sweet sentiments to reward them for a job well done. We could all use a jar packed with sunshine and warm embraces. The world has enough chocolates, balloons and teddy bears. Love jars run deep and last longer, that’s for sure!
Family Tree Photo Frame
This anniversary, remind Mom and Dad of the incredible feat of nature they’ve created with their seeds of love and years of nurturing. Dangle precious portraits of both young and old from the branches of this sturdy, cherished time piece. Gather the family around the tree and share stories of success, joy and stardom. Your parents will never grow tired of this beloved find.
Recreate Childhood Drawings
Remember those line drawings you made back when you were a few feet shorter? They may have been borderline indecipherable, but your parents sure were impressed. Well, you’ve grown up and now you’ve got the chops to bring them to life. Show your parents how adorably delusional they were about your abilities.
Make Digital Copies Of Old Wedding Photos
Your parents grew up in a bizarre world where things had not yet been encoded into zeros and ones, so in a sense they didn’t really exist at all. Make their memories real by turning them into something a computer can understand.
Hilton Hotel Gift Card
When people say they want to spend some quality time together, what they really mean is that they want everyone else to go away for a while. Since that’s not economically or socially feasible, you have to do the opposite. Send your parents far away where they won’t be bothered. It’s the least you can do.
1 Day of Yard Work
Let’s face it, power tools aren’t for everyone, especially your elderly parents. Hedge trimmers, leaf blowers, ride-on mowers … the list goes on. Weeding under a hot sun can be just as dangerous, and let’s not get started on weed whackers! Support your parents while caring for the Earth. Give this precious anniversary gift of green for just one day!
Bronze Couple Sculpture
This decorative piece is the perfect addition to Mom and Dad’s love shack. Grace your parents’ mantle with this eternal reminder of one of life’s most basic pleasures: holding hands with the one you love. It’s never too late to rekindle the passion still burning deep inside. Peel away the layers of time and celebrate their years of togetherness, loyalty and devotion.
Personalized Travel Map
The days of global discovery may be long past, but that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t commemorate your own unique journeys to near and distant lands! Pepper this personalized map with all the cherished memories of life’s travels and let the storytelling begin. Younger generations will feel inspired by the many tales of adventure dotting the map. Retrace every special voyage and don’t forget to drop that special pin for where you call HOME!
Where They Met Puzzle
This romantic ode to days gone by is a lasting reminder of that one special moment that laid the groundwork for life to unfold. Enduring and poignant, this charming puzzle will remind your parents of a simpler time long before Instagram and Facebook got in the business of documenting every human encounter. Invite Mom and Dad to fall in love again as they piece together their first steps as a couple.
Framed Family Tree
We all like to think we’re hot shit, but in truth we’re really just branches on the grand tree of our ancestry. Screw that, most of us are just leaves at best. Some of us are maybe just a little speck of caterpillar vomit on one of those leaves (you know who you are). Your family tree doesn’t have to be that detailed though.
Gift Card For Their Choice Of Restaurant
Yes, your parents love your cooking, but they’d kind of like to get out for once. But if you buy them a restaurant gift card, you’re still sort of force feeding them. You should really stop that. An Open Table gift card lets them decide what to stuff in their own faces while gazing lovingly into each other’s eyes and reminiscing about a life shared. Or bickering over who ruined the kids. Or arguing over when the roof was replaced. You know how it is.
Digital Frame Loaded With Pictures
Personalized gifts are always the best. A picture frame is one thing; it’s something else entirely to show them that you know exactly what they want to look at by loading it with pictures that will make them happy. Just make sure you get it right. Otherwise it comes across as a weird attempt at mind control.
Family Milestones Wall Art
When that rich jerk down the street buys a new Porche, you’ve got a choice to make. You could respond in kind by getting next year’s model and parking it right in front of his house so he has to look at it all day, or you could choose a more tasteful display of your accomplishments like this family milestones wall art. Buy this for your parents so they don’t become the jerks down the street.
Then and Now Photos
When you’ve been with someone for long enough, the days sure do start to blend together. Sometimes you need a stark visual reminder of just how much damn time you’ve spent with each other. It’s also a great way to prove that married couples start to look more alike when they get old.
Throw A Surprise Party
After years and years together, there really aren’t many surprises left, and maybe that’s a good thing. But that doesn’t mean that all surprises are bad. Show your parents how much people still like them by getting all those people to hide in a room and startle the crap out of them.
Crowd Gifting: Raise Money From Friends & Family For Something Big
The internet is nothing if not a big money making machine. Put that machine in the service of buying something you would never pony up for yourself. We promise you’ll still get most of the credit.
Harry & David Gift Basket
Harry and David have better taste than you. You don’t think so? Then you must have a gift basket store yourself somewhere, right? That’s what we thought. Yeah, we know, you’re good at other things and your parents are still proud of you. But leave the gift baskets to the experts
When did live music go out of style? Go ahead and raise the decibels a bit. This digital age of singular musical experiences is no cure for the weary minded. Give your parents tickets to an experience they’ll never forget. Get those toes tapping and hands clapping and let the rhythms set them free from the monotony!
I Love You Bean
This isn’t some throwback to the little shop of horrors. Oh, no! Nature got this plant just right and it’s the perfect expression of love for Mom and Dad on their anniversary. They won’t believe their eyes when this treasured sentiment magically appears. A splash of green sprinkled with love will brighten their days and remind them of life’s tiniest miracles.
Booze As Old As Their Marriage
Nothing says “I love you” better than the ultimate aged bottle of liquor! Celebrate the enormous accomplishment of surviving decades together and toast to the years of bliss that lie ahead. Who needs another pearl necklace? A tie clip? Forget about it! Set this trophy atop the mantle and revel in success.
Heart Shaped Live Plant
Celebrate your parents ever-growing and evolving love with these heart shaped live plants hat can live an astonishing 100 years. This strange plant is native to Japan and every now and then (about 1 in 1000) they naturally grow in this shape. It’s a one-of-a-kind d anniversary gift and if the legends are true, they will also bring your parents good luck and prosperity.
Time to dust off those fanny packs and get on the road kiddos! Send your parents on an anniversary journey they’ll never forget. Put on your travel agent hat and draft a step-by-step escape that rewards them for being there all those years. Giving back never felt so good. Release your parents from the daily grind and reconnect them with the wandering spirit locked deep within.
Custom Fortune Cookies
All of life’s problems can be solved with the crack of a fortune cookie. Pack these sumptuous treats with messages that will feed their souls and calm their nerves. Who knew wisdom could be so delicious? At a crossroads in life? Have a cookie! Give in to the yummy fun and go back for more until you find the answer you seek. Now that’s an anniversary gift you can sink your teeth into!
Name A Star After Them
Who says the Stars of Fame can only be found in Hollywood? A few decades on Earth certainly qualify your parents for this celestial honor and who better to bestow them with this gift but you? Take the quantum leap and celebrate Mom and Dad’s anniversary with a personalized jewel in the sky.
Move over bronze bust, it’s time for the age of the bobblehead! Nothing beats a personalized gift that’s whimsical and can entertain both the young and old alike. This timeless memento is the perfect expression of fun-loving adoration for the young at heart. A cure for the rainy-day blues that will lighten the mood and remind us all that life is good.
1 Small Gift For Every Year Of Marriage
Staying together all these years is no small accomplishment, and neither is putting together all these little gifts. But the effort will be worth it, just like your parents marriage. Remind them of all the little things that make up the big picture.
Heart Shaped Waffle Maker
Cupid just called … He’s in the waffle business now! Your parents will be indulging on these breakfast-anytime treats to their heart’s content. Slather on the butter, douse them with syrup, and don’t forget the berries. Whipped cream is optional, of course, but don’t forget to kiss the cook!
Everyone pretends to think those giant-headed drawings of people doing exaggerated things are silly, but give a framed one of themselves to your parents and watch. That thing’s gonna go on display for sure.
Chances are your parents forget what day it is or when to take their green pill, but there’s no doubt their minds hold treasured stories and adorable details of life’s greatest moments. Help Mom and Dad reestablish those synapses and instigate some good clean fun at the next family gathering. Take a stroll down memory lane and relive touching times together with this unique anniversary gift.
Little Susie’s scribbles might be cute on paper, but it’s no match for a canvas masterpiece that will upgrade your parents’ walls from flat to fabulous! Bring unrivaled inspiration into Mom and Dad’s humble abode and transform their den into an artistic haven. Creative genius just found its new home!
When the dust bunnies have started to form into felt snowballs, the stovetop still has remnants of last year’s Bolognese sauce and that stubborn ring just won’t budge from the toilet bowl, it’s time to call in the big guns. Gift your parents with the citrus scents of clean and let the housekeeping professionals restore shine and hygiene to the Mom and Dad cave.
Wedding Anniversary Flip Flops
Here’s an anniversary gift that will elevate the “sole”! Take those seaside strolls to a whole new level and leave a loving impression for all to see. There’s no doubt your parents could use some new footwear for their next escapade at the beach. Why not send a message with every click, click, click along the shore? A playful, affectionate reminder of the bond they share, these flip flops are the next big thing!
TableTopics For Couples
After spending somewhere around a bajillion hours together, every couple runs out of things to talk about from time to time. With more than 2 million copies of TableTopics sold, this thing certainly has people talking. Which of us is the worst backseat driver? How much do we need in the bank to feel secure? Is it our similarities or our differences that attract us to each other?
In Home Dinner With Private Chef
Is this the ultimate anniversary treat or what? Your parents can come to the dinner table in their bathrobes and slippers if that fits their fancy. This three-course delight is on us! A delectable dining experience perfected just for Mom and Dad’s taste buds. The chef du jour is in the house and dinnertime never tasted so good!
Chocolate Covered Strawberries
You can never go wrong giving chocolates as an anniversary present. There is a reason it’s cliché – people like it. They liked it yesterday, they like it today, and they’ll want more tomorrow. Take it up a notch with these chocolates which are actually delicious and juicy strawberries.
3D Anniversary Portrait
Encase your parents in crystal for all eternity, as a hologram that is. A unique monument to their ever-lasting love, this futuristic portrait is surely going on the mantle or the dashboard of their spaceship.
Giving the gift of roses on an anniversary is pretty traditional, but since roses just wilt and die shortly after they’re received, they’re really not a good symbol for ever-lasting and growing love. These beautifully preserved roses will never wilt and require no care or water.
24k Gold Dipped Rose
If you’re considering going with gift as common as flowers, you might consider stepping it up a few dozen notches by dipping them in 24k gold. Just gather up all your extra gold, melt it in your crucible, and toss in your plants. Or just buy this Eternity Rose instead. Actually, it’s probably electro-plated not really dipped in molten metal, but you get the point.
Flowers are a lovely gift but for an anniversary, we’re not sure how they’d feel about something that will inevitably wilt and die. So, for fans of the floral, surprise them with this crystal rose which will be in bloom forever, much like their love for one another, even after all these years.
Personalized Whiskey Barrel
Some things get better with age and some would argue that relationships are one of them. One thing that definitely gets better though, is a fine whiskey. What better way to marry up two things that get better with time than with a personalized whiskey barrel? It’s a gift that they’ll no doubt appreciate if they need a stiff drink at the thought of all those years behind them…or all those years ahead!
Love Birds Wall Art
True lovebirds stay together for life and the constant companionship of our feathered friends is truly remarkable, almost as remarkable as all those years your parents have spent together…even if they’re spitting feathers about it. Remind them of how special all those years have been with this artistic representation of togetherness to decorate their nest with.
Marital Bliss Game
If they’ve still got a competitive streak after all these years, this game is a perfect way to satisfy it while making up for all the times that one of them forgot to do the dishes. If you’ve never seen your parents argue over whose turn it is to take the trash out, brace yourself…
Wood Wine Holders
These wooden wine holders are not only a skilfully crafted symbol of togetherness, making them the perfect anniversary present, they’re a stylish and artistic addition to any living room. Be sure to include a bottle of wine because after so many years of marriage, we wouldn’t be surprised if at least one of your parents could do with a glass or two.
After a long and happy marriage, bar the arguments over leaving the toilet seat up, it’s important they stay healthy so they can enjoy many more years together. These edible arrangements are a great alternative to flowers and look good enough to eat. Scrap that, they are good enough to eat, literally.
Magnetic Refrigerator Collage
After so many years together, there’ll be a lot of memories that they can look back over fondly. Brighten their days with this reminder of all the happy years they’ve shared together. Just don’t blame us if there are arguments over a half-stocked pantry because someone was too busy thinking about that road trip 10 years ago.
Printed Anniversary Book
A lot has changed since they walked down the aisle all those years ago, including how photos have become less of a keepsake now that we can so easily take them with our phones. A photobook will capture the chapters that came after the wedding album, and it’s sure to become a treasured keepsake that never runs low on batteries.