19 Unique Anniversary Gifts for Parents: Our List of Top Ideas for Any Year
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!
Love Letter Blanket
- Multiple sizes and fabrics to choose from
- A truly one-of-a-kind gift
- A keepsake they can cherish forever
Then Now Picture Frame
- Holds a photo of then and a photo of now Displays the time passed
- Self-standing and ready to display
- Lots of destinations to choose from
- Price points for any budget
- An experiential gift is great for minimalists
Coastal and Lake Art Serving Trays
- Lake design is protected by glass
- Easy to clean
- A piece of useable art
Love Across States 3D Art
- Perfect for parents who have loved more than one place
- Comes ready to hang
- Minimalist design fits any decor
Time Since Launch Clock
- Showcases a love that's stood the test of time
- Simple design works with any decor
- Symbolic immortalizing of time
Music Wall Art
- Celebrates a song without the clutter of words
- No better way to show off love than to display it in their home
- Perfect for music lovers
Bucket List Experience
- A gift of quality time for reconnecting
- Perfect for minimalists
- A gift they'll remember forever
Monogram Duvet Cover
- 100% microfiber polyster
- Double-sided printing
- Made in the USA
The Gift of Learning
- Perfect for lifelong learners
- Class options for every interest
- A gift they can do together or separate
Heart Snapshot Photo Collage
- Choose up to thirty photos
- Simple design fits with any aesthetic
- Comes framed and ready to display
Champagne & Truffles Gift Basket
- Perfect for date night
- Combine with an experience for an extra special gift
- Packed with sweet treats
Custom Photo Coasters
- Prevents water marks
- Commemorates love and decorates a space
- Perfect way to show their favorite pictures over the years
Memory Photo Book
- Keep the years of love displayed in one place
- Lots of options for ultimate personalization
- Excellent conversation piece
Your parents probably know you love them, but how often do you tell them? Let them know how much you care with this sweet love letter blanket. They’ll be reminded each time they wrap up in this comfortable cotton blanket printed with words written by you!
It all started with two people who fell in love! I bet you can guess who. This charming, rustic picture frame is the perfect way to display your mom and dad’s never-ending love story. It has a place for two images, like their wedding day photo and a modern-day photo. In between is a place for a sentimental statement along with your parent’s names and anniversary date. Handmade on a real wood board, this sweet piece of décor will stand the test of time – just like them!
Who doesn't love a vacation? For everything your parents did for you, why not gift them the vacation they've been dreaming up. Mom and Dad can explore foreign lands or relax on white sand beaches. Wherever you choose, they're sure to be grateful
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.
If their love has survived cross-country (or even next state over) moves, that deserves celebration. Pay tribute to the states your parents have lived in during their marriage with this sweet frame piece of art.
If you're looking for something a little more permanent, this is it. When celebrating time (I mean, that's what an anniversary is, right?!?), what better way than with a time "capsule." Pulling the pin literally burns the date into the chip, marking it forever. It might not be paper, but paper burns like the date into the chip, so I'll take it.
Do your parents share a special song? Is it from a concert they saw on their first date, or maybe a song that played at their wedding? This unique wall art print will make a perfect gift from their loved ones, and a stunning addition to their home. It is printed with the sheet music of any song of your choosing. It has a perfect balance of both modern and vintage, proving opposites really do attract. Just like mom and dad!
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!
Custom bedding is just the way to make a bedroom extra cozy. This wrinkle-resistant duvet will stay looking fresh between washes and is just the thing to create a comfortable, chic sleeping oasis.
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.
A sweet gourmet gift basket for the sweetest couple you know. Treat the ‘rents to a delicious spread of champagne and the finest truffles. There are classic truffles, caramels, wafer cookies, and more, appealing to everyone’s different tastes. The unforgettable assortment is packed into a stylish faux leather basket that your mom will totally find a use for after they indulge in all the treats!
“Use a coaster!” is a phrase every mom has uttered dozens of times. How about giving your parents an anniversary gift that appeases your mom, commemorates your parents' love, and prevents your dad from having to hide those watermarks on the table? It's a win-win-win!
These sweet custom photo coasters are printed with an icon polaroid design that contains photos of your choice along with personalized captions.
A custom photo book is just the way to keep all the photos Mom & Dad have taken over the years front and center. Not only is this book easy to create, but it also makes a great coffee table book.
Gifts for Milestone Anniversaries
Are your parents celebrating a major milestone anniversary? We suggest one of these thoughtful gift ideas.
20th Anniversary (China) – Fine China Dinnerset
- 50-piece set for entertaining
- Durable and dishwasher safe
- Simple design for all decor
25th Anniversary (Silver) – Wind Chimes
- Beautiful for an outdoor space
- Soft chime sound is relaxing
- Sweet nod to the traditional gift
30th Anniversary (Pearl) – Couple of the Year Print
- Celebrates a cover-worthy love
- Multiple sizes to choose from
- Unframed so you can choose the right frame for their home
40th Anniversary (Ruby) – Ruby Hershey’s Kisses
- Great for party favors
- Pre-printed labels for quick self-assembly
- Kosher for inclusivity
50th Anniversary (Gold) – Sundial
- Perfect for gardens
- Gold color is right on theme
- Celebrates time with time
60th Anniversary (Diamond) – 60 Years Married Sign
- Ready to display
- Visual representation of love
- Multiple sizes for any space
A china set is not only useful but beautiful. A china set with a minimal design is a gift your parents can keep using for years to come.
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.
Thirty years is certainly something to celebrate. A love that precious doesn’t come around every day. In fact, you could say it is as rare as a pearl, the traditional thirty-year gift. We’re swooning over this pretty print that displays just how priceless your parent's relationship is. It’s full of intimate details printed on a photo of the special couple, and comes framed for hanging.
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.
After fifty years, it may seem as if the sun will never set on your parent's amazing marriage. This simple and elegant sundial carries just that sentiment. Made from brass and outfitted with gold accents (the traditional 50th wedding anniversary gift), this breathtaking sundial is perfect for indoor or outdoor use. Personalize the plaque to match your parent's wedding year for a lovely customized gift.
To your parents, it may be just another anniversary. But when you calculate out how long they’ve been together in months, weeks, and days, it really makes an impact!
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.
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