The anniversary is a unique kind of celebration, not bound to a calendar or a profound event like a birthday but instead bound to the meeting of two people.
There’s something special about anniversaries, and your parent’s anniversary even more so! In order to help you get your parents’ anniversary gift right, we’ve compiled four brilliant gift ideas below.
A Thoughtful Hamper
For a low-key yet sophisticated way to celebrate the occasion, you could put together a bespoke hamper for your parents, including items they have a particular fondness for across a range of categories. Start with snacks and artisanal produce, such as high-quality preserves and honeys, cheeses and crackers, and small cakes for sharing; include a bottle or two of their favourite wine to enjoy over their food, and move on to pampering goods such as toiletries. Face masks, body butters and bath bombs would go down a treat, as would hair oils and skin treatments. Treat the hamper as a luxury care package!
Stepping things up a little, you could get stuck in on creating something unique and personal for your parents, either according to your hobby or to a simple craft. You could put together a photo album of your parents, with collaged memories of time spent with them including ticket stubs and other items. If you’re handy with a sewing kit, you could make them a patchwork quilt commemorating their time together – and if you’ve got a modicum of creative skill about you, you could even draw or paint them. Of course, you could pay a professional to create a one-off piece in any of these disciplines, but it would mean so much more coming from you.
A Luxury Trip
If your budget is a little larger, and your parents are long overdue a holiday, then maybe this is the perfect time to gift them one. You could send them on a romantic weekend away to Paris, or you could grant them a guided Egypt tour, whether a cruise on the Nile or a journey through Giza’s ancient past. You could pick their destination based on an outstanding moment in their lives, or on the places they’ve talked about visiting but never seen. There are endless possibilities, and whichever you choose for them your gift will keep on giving in the form of new memories.
Of course, nothing can quite beat the personal touch when it comes to gifts, and anniversary gifts in particular. There are a whole host of ways you can personalise a gift for your parents today, with online services offering one-off personalised printing on items such as mugs and candles, including names and pictures. Going the extra mile, you could commission a rendering of your family tree to present to them, representing the bringing together of families and the creation of a new one thanks to their relationship.
Anniversaries take place every year, but the love that creates them is forever – and the gifts that celebrate them can be a thoughtful and unique way for you to show your own love and thanks.