So your parents got to the moment when they celebrate 25 years of wedding. Congratulations! Now since such event deserves to be celebrated properly, there are some gift ideas which you should really take into consideration. However, keep in mind that the most precious gift you can offer is the one that comes from the bottom of your heart, so you shouldn’t spend a fortune on silver wedding gifts just to show them how important they are in your life. With this being said, here are the most important 10 gifts to consider for your parents’ 25th wedding anniversary:
1. Silver Memory Frame
By far, the most inspired choice for such event lies in a silver-plated memory frame in which to display one of the great moments they spent together or one important occasion for them. This could include a photo of their wedding, their children, friends, home they lived in, trips taken together and so on. You may even go as far as including a family tree, personal stories or notes, siblings and more. It may sound a bit cheesy, but fact is parents really love this stuff.
2. 25th Anniversary Plaque
Such plaque is truly a great chance to show your parents just how much you love them and appreciate their marriage. These plaques usually come in a silver plating to highlight their importance for the event, and you can choose to personalize them with a message or quote of your own.
3. Happy Anniversary Music Box
This is a bit different from the anniversary plaque, but it basically conveys the same message. Such music box will definitely remind your parents of the good old times when they met and spent time together, so it should definitely be on top of your list. Also, these music boxes usually come packed with a vinyl which showcases the best wedding anniversary songs that were played years ago.
4. Custom Champagne Glasses
Quite obviously, a 25th wedding anniversary is an event where plenty of champagne is sipped, so why not offer your parents the chance to taste it from a unique set of glasses? This type of gift is highly appreciated by most parents, especially if it’s accompanied by one of your custom messages.
5. Silver Clock
This one is so simple that you may think to yourself: how come I haven’t thought of this first? However, such clock truly represents one of the most inspired gifts that you can offer for your parents’ 25th wedding anniversary, and top of the cherry is you can actually personalize it with their names or a custom message of your choice.
6. Years of Marriage (Photo Book)
A photo book is definitely one of the gifts that will be most treasured by your parents. In it you can choose to display photos of each of their marriage years, and you can even Photoshop some of them to add innovative effects. You may also add your personal comments to the photos, as parents will definitely love them and appreciate you more than they did before.
7. A Personal Show on the Silver Screen
Pull together a video or slideshow featuring your parents in different hypostasis and plan to showcase it somewhere big! You may opt for renting a boutique cinema if your budget doesn’t allow for something grander, and then invite your friends to witness the show and celebrate the day.
8. Music from Memory Lane
Another great idea is to compile a CD using the music from the time when they got married (the CD may also include the years when they were still dating). Music is definitely a fantastic way to remind them of the special moments they had together, and may even have great fun listening to them along with you. They will definitely remember each moment exactly as it happened.
9. Small Party or Gathering
If your parents are undecided whether to host an anniversary party or not, you could plan one for them and ease their decision. You may call in a group of close friends, as well as relatives, and ask everyone to come with a story or picture of your parents. Also plan on serving popcorn or nibbles and have a presentation (slideshow) going on in the background for extra fun.
Sometimes candid family photos fail to show parents at their best. Therefore, the 25th wedding anniversary represents the perfect occasion for you to hire a professional photographer and make them a gift they will never forget. In this regard make sure to run a background check on the photographer to see whether you’re ok with his/her style or not.