You’ve known your parents for how long? Twenty years? Thirty? Forty? And you still don’t know what to get them?
Well, it’s okay – you’re not alone!
Parents and parents-in-law can be really hard to shop for. Some of them buy everything they want for themselves, others guard their gift ideas like it’s their middle school diary, and some respond with the nice but not-helpful “you don’t have to get me anything!”.
Yes, I do mom, or I will never hear the end of it from dad! Can’t you just help a girl out?!
Take a deep breath and relax, because this wedding anniversary gift guide has something on it for every type of parent out there.
Anniversary Gifts for Parents
We’ve compiled a list of presents that have really impressed our parents as well as a few ideas from our own folks. They’ll share them with the internet, but not their own kids — go figure!
- Lake design is protected by glass
- Easy to clean
- A piece of useable art
- A gift of quality time for reconnecting
- Perfect for minimalists
- A gift they'll remember forever
- Perfect for lifelong learners
- Class options for every interest
- A gift they can do together or separate
- Choose up to thirty photos
- Simple design fits with any aesthetic
- Comes framed and ready to display
Do your parents love spending time on the water? Do they dream of a lake house. While buying lake front property may be out of your budget, this lovely little tray is the perfect way to showcase their favorite lake.
Give your parents a wedding anniversary gift they will never forget: a trip to rekindle their passion! How about a wine tour in the valley, a hot air balloon ride, or maybe a romantic weekend in a secluded cottage? An experience really lets your parents relax, reconnect, and celebrate the relationship that made you and your siblings possible!
A couple that learns together stays together, right? That might not be exactly how the saying goes, but I'm willing to bet it's true. With hundreds of classes to choose from, Mom & Dad are sure to find just the class to do together.
We love that this heart collage allows you to combine up to thirty different photos. You can choose memories that highlight your parents' journey over the years building a family, from first-time parents to grandparents. Or, you can pick only photos of them as a couple, making a special tribute to their relationship. Customize this classic piece of décor by choosing your color theme, molding, and frame size.
Gifts for Milestone Anniversaries
Are your parents celebrating a major milestone anniversary? We suggest one of these thoughtful gift ideas.
- Beautiful for an outdoor space
- Soft chime sound is relaxing
- Sweet nod to the traditional gift
- Great for party favors
- Pre-printed labels for quick self-assembly
- Kosher for inclusivity
Silver is the tradition for those celebrating twenty-five years. While silverware sets, clocks, or personalized plates would be the "conventional" 25th wedding anniversary gifts, we challenge you to think outside the box. Or the house. These silver wind chimes not only look beautiful, but they sound amazing too! The paddle can be outfitted with your parent's wedding details for a special commemorative gift.
A little non-traditional twist on the traditional ruby gift: kisses. Hershey kisses that is! Add the date and you'll have a sweet personalized gift.
What To Give The Two People Who Gave You Everything
Without them, there would be no you! As much as you may not want to dwell on your parents’ romance, any wedding anniversary is an important milestone to be celebrated. These gifts will show them how much their commitment inspires you, while conveying your never-ending love for two of the most amazing people: your parents!
Megan’s wedding experience began over a decade ago when planning her dream ceremony. Since then, three kids have been added to the mix. Megan wholeheartedly embraces all things baby, childhood, and family. When she isn’t writing or chasing little ones you can find her running, hiking, or reading.