So your parents are looking to celebrate their golden wedding anniversary. Wow, you must be very proud of them! Half a century of being committed to each other is quite an achievement. What better way to show how much you love them than with the best 50th wedding anniversary gifts for your mum and dad. We’re going to be honest here. It’s not going to be easy, but with our help you’re going to find a gift that represents the 50 years they been living together, and tell the story of their love beautifully.
Let’s start with some 50th anniversary gifts for parents that are going to melt their hearts.
Top ideas for 50th wedding anniversary gifts for parents
What do you think is most precious to your parents? The love and memories that they share of course. 50 years together and there’s bound to be a truck load of them. How often do you think they get the chance to remember? Not very often we’re pretty sure. So why not think of some ways that you can bring the memories flooding back? Here are a few suggestions:
A personalised anniversary scrapbook – Fill it with photographs, messages and tokens that will make them look back with fondness over all those years. It could include tickets from their favourite shows, CDs of their favourite music, holiday snaps from family vacations, photographs of previous homes, and plenty of snaps of the family. Ask other family members and friends for their input, because you don’t want to have to spoil the surprise by asking your parents for their contribution. Scrapbooks come in all shapes, sizes and colours, and you can even add a spot of personalisation. Add the date and location where you parents got married and make sure you include a photo of the happy couple on their very special day.
A golden wedding anniversary collage – This gift is on the same lines as a scrapbook but is designed to be placed on the wall, for all to see those special moments. The frame doesn’t have to be made of gold, as that could prove to be a little expensive, but it should be coloured gold at the very least.
Throw a party for your parents – How often do your parents get to meet all the people that have had an influence on their life? People come and people go, family and friends move to other towns and cities, so the only time they can get back together is for a special
occasion. What better special occasion is there than your parents golden wedding anniversary? Invite friends and relatives from both near and far, for the surprise of a lifetime for your parents. As your parents will be the centre of attention, you’d be wise to make sure they’d be up for such a large gathering; they might be the type of couple who prefer to keep things low-key.
Show how much you care with golden anniversary gifts for parents
Your parents have reached their golden wedding anniversary and you’re well aware of the importance of the occasion. Today’s modern society seems all to quick to throw things away when they start going wrong, but your parents have stuck with it and that is testament to their devotion. Show how much you care by celebrating their anniversary with them, or send them off on the holiday of a lifetime. If an exotic holiday is out of your league, then you could always pay for them to spend a long weekend away together somewhere special. Or how about inviting them round for dinner, and preparing a gourmet meal? Or they might prefer a lovely roast beef dinner, just like mum used to make for you.
We appreciate that you want to do the best possible, but there’s so much to choose from that it’s difficult to know where to start. However be prepared, because it’s not a task that’s going to be solved by spending half an hour on the internet. It’s going to require a little more thought and preparation than that. To get the juices flowing and get you ready for the task let’s share a few popular suggestions.
Popular 50th anniversary gifts for parents
Gold is, of course, the traditional choice when it comes to 50th wedding anniversary gifts for parents. In Ancient Rome it was traditional for the husband to give his wife a wreath made of gold but nowadays there are lots of other alternatives. A gold necklace for your mum and gold cufflinks for your dad would make excellent 50th wedding anniversary gifts. But anything gold is going to go down a treat.
Porcelain dinnerware or fine china is available with trim or details in gold leaf. There are varieties of wine that have ‘gold’ in their name. There are even plants for the garden with very appropriate names for couples celebrating a golden wedding anniversary. A very special gift you could give to your mum is a rose bloom dipped in gold, and for your dad a set of gold dipped poker cards, or golf ball and tee set. Tastefully elegant, these 50th wedding anniversary gifts for your mum and dad are available from Eternity Rose.
Whatever kind of gift you choose to give your parents on their 50th wedding anniversary, make sure it’s something really special. It should clearly represent the love that you’ve all shared and all the fond memories you have of your life together.