Celebrating a twenty fifth wedding anniversary is an important event for a married couple. When the celebratory couple are your parents there’s even more reason for hanging out the flags. Aso known as a silver wedding anniversary, this significant milestone calls for a special celebration. A great way to mark the event, and show how proud you are of their achievement, is by giving your parents silver wedding anniversary gifts.
You should bear in mind that the most precious gift of all will be one that comes from your heart. Silver wedding anniversary gifts for parents don’t have to cost an arm and a leg, in order to be special. Your gift however, should show them how important they are in your life. So why don’t we share some of our favourite ideas?
Silver wedding anniversary gifts ideas for parents that show you care
As you’ve found yourself to this page, we think it’s safe to assume that you’ve got parents who are fast approaching their twenty fifth wedding anniversary, and are maybe starting to panic about finding them a gift. First of all, please pass on our congratulations to the happy couple, because we appreciate that sharing the highs and lows of life won’t have been easy, and recognise their astounding achievement.
Now let’s get on with sharing our silver wedding anniversary gift ideas.
25th anniversary plaque – Choose an anniversary plaque that’s been silver plated, or one that’s been made from wood, glass or porcelain. They can be personalised with a memorable message, quote or date of their anniversary. You could also add a noteworthy photograph to make your gift even more personal.
Anniversary music box – A little bit different than an anniversary plaque, but one that can still convey a heartfelt message. As with a plaque it can be personalised with an engraving. The words of course will be chosen by you. The tunes that the music box plays vary, so you might be able to find one with a tune or song that has significance for your parents. Perhaps it plays the song they danced to on their wedding night, or the tune that was playing when they first met.
Silver memory frame – Your parents will find this a very inspiring choice, and you’ll be able to fill the photograph frame with photographs taken at important moments in their lives. One of them both smiling on their wedding day, the births of any children, homes they might have lived in and special trips can all be included. You might be thinking this is a little cheesy, but your parents will be thrilled with such a gift.
Silver anniversary clock – How many people do you know that have an anniversary clock taking pride of place on their mantelpiece? For people of the same generation as your parents there will likely be quite a few. A silver anniversary clock is always going to be well received. And this is another gift that can be personalised with a meaningful engraving.
Anniversary portrait – There are a couple of options, if you think your parents would love to receive an anniversary portrait. Take a look on Etsy and see if you can find an artist that can recreate portraits from digital photographs. Imagine your parents surprise when they unwrap their silver wedding anniversary gift and discover a one-off masterpiece. If your mum and dad have a great sense of humour you could choose a caricature rather than a classical portrait. The other option is to organise a family photoshoot, which will leave your parents with a number of special memories, taken on such a significant day.
Photo album filled with memories – This is the kind of 25th anniversary gift for parents that can be a collective gift, not just from you and your siblings, but other family members and friends. It’s a chance for people who consider your parents to be special people, to contribute some of their own special photographs relating to moments that have been enjoyed together. It can also be a collection of meaningful memories, trinkets and keepsakes. It’ll be your job to gather them all together and present them in a tasteful and loving way.
Personalised champagne glasses – We think it’s safe to say that at some point on their anniversary day they’ll be toasting each other with a glass of champagne. Give your parents their own unique set of champagne glasses and accompany your gift with a loving message.
Commemorative slideshow or video – Bring together some of the meaningful videos or photographs and put them on show somewhere big. Why not hire out a room where you can gather together your parent’s family and friends? Showcase your homemade video and end the evening with a silver wedding anniversary party.
Celebratory anniversary party – . Your parents may be feeling a little unsure about how to celebrate their anniversary so you should take the bull by the horns and organise a party. Hire a professional photographer to take all those memorable snaps, and invite as many people as your budget will allow.
Help your parent’s celebrate their anniversary in style, and the day will be fondly remembered for many years to come.