Your mom and dad’s wedding day was one of the most important events in their lives. This makes their anniversary worthy of celebration, but how do you find gifts that are fitting for the occasion?
By putting together a few anniversary gift ideas, we’ve done all the hard work for you! Peruse our ideas for parents and let them inspire your gifting choices.
Traditional Gifts For Milestone Anniversaries
There are those milestone anniversaries that call for something extra special. If your parents are celebrating one of these major wedding anniversaries, take some guidance from the traditional wedding anniversary gifts by year to help them make the day a special one.
20th Anniversary – A Porcelain Tea Set
If your parents enjoy entertaining, celebrate their 20th year together as a married couple with the anniversary gift of a porcelain tea set of superior quality.
You can’t go wrong with French luxury brand Bernardaud, as it brings together art, design and functionality. All the collections are lovely, but if we had to choose only one, it would be the Aux Oiseaux tea set. It’s out of this world.
25th Anniversary – A Silver Ring Workshop
Let your parents try something exciting and new for their 25th anniversary. It’s the personal silver jubilee, so consider a unique anniversary gift for them by booking them a spot on a silver ring-making workshop. They’ll have two award-winning goldsmiths to guide them in crafting sterling silver rings that they’ll keep as stylish and unique symbols of their marriage.
35th Anniversary – Great Barrier Reef Diving
There are two ways that you can approach the traditional gift of coral for your mom and dad’s 35th anniversary. You can give them coral jewellery, or you can literally let them immerse themselves in one of nature’s ‘jewellery boxes’ with one of the best anniversary gifts. They’ll never forget a diving trip to Australia’s Great Barrier Reef, which is formed by coral and boasts incredible biodiversity.
45th Anniversary – Sri Lankan Getaway
Sapphire is the traditional gift for the 45th anniversary, and a what a gift it is. Sri Lanka is one of the places where the precious stone the colour of the ocean on a hot summer day is mined. The beautiful island is a glorious destination in which your parents can rekindle their romance and celebrate their lives together. Let your anniversary gift for your parents be a luxury getaway to one of Sri Lanka’s tea plantations.
50th Anniversary – A South African Safari
Gold, the traditional 50th anniversary gift, has played an important role in the history and economy of South Africa for centuries. The country’s real treasure, however, is found in nature. Pick a gift for your parents with the opportunity to experience the majesty and wonders of the South African bush on a luxurious safari at one of the best lodges on the continent. They’re sure to love taking in golden sunsets over drinks after days of game viewing.
60th Anniversary – Diamonds For Mum & Dad
Take the anniversary gift idea literally when it comes to your parents’ 60th, and surprise them with diamonds. The understated Satin Finish ring from the Essential Band collection at Tiffany and Co. is perfect for the man who wouldn’t wear something too flashy. For your mum, consider a narrow diamond hinged bangle in white gold from the iconic brand.
More Anniversary Gifts for Parents
A Michelin-Starred Meal
Let your parents enjoy an otherworldly dining experience for their wedding anniversary. Table Lumière at the Dorchester’s Alain Ducasse will enclose them in a shimmering cocoon of light, where they savour an array of Michelin-starred fine French cuisine. It’ll be a taste of heaven on earth.
Your parents’ marriage is a thing of beauty, so why not give them a gift of art that enhances their home? For something extra-special, choose artwork that can be personalised. We think Chris Crooks’ apple tree-inspired Love Intertwined steel wall sculpture is wonderfully whimsical. What’s more, you can include your parents’ names as well as their wedding date on it.
A Shopping Spree Gift Card
Totally stumped with what gift to get your parents for their anniversary? Take the guesswork out by giving your folks the gift of choice with a luxurious shopping spree and refreshments. In addition to spoiling themselves with the help of a Harrods gift card, they can have a celebratory drink at a champagne afternoon tea, and they’ll be pampered with a spa treatment.
A Bottle Of Champagne
Does a deliciously indulgent wedding anniversary gift for your parents sound good to you? Imagine the look on your mum and dad’s faces when they unwrap a personalised oak gift box containing a bottle of nothing less than Dom Perignon vintage champagne. Add some gorgeous crystal flutes from Waterford, and they can toast one another in style.
Framed Origami Artwork
Origami is the ancient Japanese art of paper-folding, and no matter how many times you see the creations of the most skilled artists, they never fail to inspire awe. Make your parents’ day with the gift of a limited edition framed origami artwork by Kyla McCallum from Foldability.
His And Hers Watches
His and hers watches are a lovely anniversary gift for parents, regardless of what year of marriage they are celebrating. However, if you want to be traditional about it, watches are perfect for the 15th anniversary.
Wilderness Dining Experience
If they’re a pair of nature lovers who love good food, the chance to enjoy an immersive wilderness dining experience in a secret woodland location is one of the most suitable anniversary gifts for your parents. They’ll be able to refresh their senses and celebrate their romance over a sumptuous meal prepared by an acclaimed chef in the midst of nature’s breath-taking beauty.
A Vietnamese Spa Break
Give your parents the chance to enjoy a second honeymoon. A few days of pampering at a Vietnamese spa is a wonderful way to relax, recharge, and to rediscover one another. When they’re not enjoying a variety of treatments at the acclaimed Fusion Maia Danang, they can lounge by their private pool or explore the tropical surrounds.
A Trip Around The World
Undoubtedly one of the ultimate anniversary gifts for your parents, a trip around the world to see the new seven wonders will be hard to top. Your parents can spend almost a month travelling to far-flung locations, exploring incredible sites, and enjoying luxurious accommodation and meals. It’s a once-in-a-lifetime experience that will leave them stunned.
Marriage is a wonderful thing and marking your parents’ anniversary with an exceptional gift will make it all the more special. Splash out and spoil parents who are celebrating the day they tied the knot!
I am an experienced writer specializing in travel, food, weddings, and well-being. Continuing my nomadic lifestyle I am currently based on the beautiful island of Malta.
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