Just one year after the milestone of the tenth anniversary, the 11th yesr of marriage may feel like a little anti-climax however you should still help your parents to celebrate by giving them a special 11 year anniversary gift that demonstrates the extent of your love and appreciation for all they do. Any anniversary gift should be something that will last as an enduring memento to reflect the happiness of the occasion so whether you opt for a more traditional gift that incorporates the traditional material of this marital year or one of the more contemporary gift suggestions, the most important thing is to select something that your parents will really cherish as a commemoration of this life event.
Finding Traditional 11 Year Anniversary Gifts for Parents
The 11th anniversary has its own special material associated with it, with all the connotations and symbolism that it reflects. Steel is the material commonly connected with the 11 year anniversary, reflecting the strength and robustness of an 11 year long union. Like steel, a couple who are entering their second decade of marriage cannot easily be broken apart but have formed an enduring and lasting bond against the trials of life. There are plenty of fantastic steel gifts out there, whether your parents would like to receive a practical present or a more decorative gift. Surprise the happy couple with a function yet beautiful set of stainless steel cutlery that will see plenty of use for both everyday and special occasions for years to come, or bring a decorative touch to the home with a steel sculpture for the home or garden or a stylish pair of steel candlesticks to grace the mantelpiece. For a fun gift, why not give your parents a steel wine cooler or bottle opener together with a bottle of their favourite drink? Or a percolator or coffee pot might be the ideal choice for parents who can’t get up in the morning without their fix of caffeine! For a more personal gift, why not give both your parents a stainless steel watch that will help them to think of you whenever they look at the time, or choose steel jewellery as the perfect 11th anniversary gift for her, or steel cufflinks as the ideal 11 year anniversary gift for him.
Contemporary 11th Anniversary Gift Ideas for Parents
Although steel is the traditional 11th wedding anniversary material, there are modern alternatives suggested in the more recent gift lists. Fashion jewellery has been suggested as a good alternative and this makes an ideal 11 year anniversary choice for her. An elegant pendant or pair of earrings is a lasting gift that will remind her of this happy day for years to come, so why not choose a timeless and elegant present such as the jewellery gift set from Eternity Rose? Including a matching pendant and drop earrings fashioned from real miniature rose petals, each piece has been crafted by hand and trimmed with a pure 24 karat gold edging. The earrings feature radiant synthetic diamond detailing and they come presented in their own sleek velvet pouch to enable them to be kept safely.
Floral Gifts for Parents’ 11th Wedding Anniversary Celebrations
Like many other marital years, the 11th wedding anniversary has its own special flower associated with it and that is the pretty tulip. This elegant blossom conveys several different meanings in the language of flowers with an overall message of Perfect Love. Choosing a specific colour adds an extra layer of significance, with red meaning true love, white indicating worthiness and yellow holding a meaning of happiness and cheer. A bouquet of these lovely flowers will bring light into your parents lives at this special time of year. Alternatively, why not choose an arrangement of lovely roses, which are always appropriate as an anniversary gift and signify love and appreciation in all their colour varieties. For a gift of a rose that will last a lifetime, opt for a magnificent Eternity Rose. Made from a real natural rose blossom that has been picked in its prime and glazed by hand to preserve its splendour, each flower has been trimmed with 24 karat gold and is a unique work of art to be treasured for a lifetime. When displayed in its beautiful leather presentation case, it will form a stunning focal point in any room and will be a talking point for generations to come.
Extravagant Gifts for Your Parents’ 11th Wedding Anniversary
If you need a really impressive gift for your parents that truly captures the essence of the 11th wedding anniversary, there are plenty of exciting options. Why not give them a bicycle each to enjoy the pleasures of getting out on the road in the fresh air, or even a tandem so they can spend more time together? Alternatively, why not go for a different twist on the steel theme and treat them to a break in the Caribbean, famous for its steel pan band music?
Turquoise 11th Anniversary Gifts for Parents
As turquoise is the colour most commonly associated with the 11 year anniversary, why not take this as a broad approach to choosing a perfect gift. The turquoise colour scheme gives you the freedom to choose all kinds of wonderful gifts such as homewares, clothing, accessories or home décor items like decorative bowls, vases or an embroidered or personalised turquoise coloured cushion to adorn the home as a lasting reminder of the day.