Over time, anniversaries have become an important marker of milestones achieved whether in marriage, birthdays, death of loved ones, or business. While the past goes and never returns, the memories will always be remembered either in a negative or positive manner. Moreso, wedding anniversaries often connote the celebration of love over time. It is therefore not out of place to leave no stone unturned when a marriage has reached the twentieth marker and in the case of parents, it makes it all the more interesting. In picking out gifts for parents, we usually put a lot of thought into consideration to get something that is quite unique.
According to some studies, celebrating anniversaries can make a marriage last longer. While we must not pick a gift that will make us break the bank, uniqueness, and thoughtfulness may be all that really matters. If you are still wondering what to get for your parent’s 20th anniversary, then we have made it easier and more interesting and all you have to do is pick the one that is quite unique to your parents.
Anniversary Gift for Parents to Celebrate their 20th Anniversary
20. A Meal at their Favorite Restaurant
I’m sure they have mentioned or you know a particular restaurant that is part of their love story. How about buying them a meal there or even taking the whole family there to celebrate a milestone in your parent’s marriage?
19. A Portrait of Their Wedding Vow
This is a perfect way to remind your parents of their journey so far. Do a little digging to find a copy of their wedding vow, frame it and make it personalized so they can remember how it all started.
To add a few fancy touches to it, make sure the portrait has a picture of them on their wedding day.
18. Subscription to a Streaming Service or Magazine
These days one can follow hobbies through magazines or online streaming services. Thus, it is quite a thoughtful and sweet gesture to subscribe to this service as an anniversary gift for your parents. Moreso, the satisfaction that it brings is bound to make them emotional.
17. Tickets to their Dream Destination
We all have that dream destination that we hope to tick off our bucket list. Our parents may have postponed this trip to take care of us. Well, their 20th anniversary is a good time to give them that treat. Whoop whoop whoop to the sound of dance thuds as we have finally nailed this!
16. Customized Cutting Board
This gift never goes out of fashion and what makes it interesting is that you can have it engraved with something unique. Importantly, you can pick from a wide range of cutting boards to suit your parent’s needs.
15. Personalized Clock
A clock is not just all about the present, it is also a gentle reminder that your parents have been beside each other through all the ups and downs.
For a 20th anniversary, you can have their picture customized into the clock to always remind them of love that is long-lasting.
14. Customized Jewelry
A gift that is so personalized is one of the surest ways to make unforgettable memories. The jewelry may contain a locket with their pictures or even just their initials and can be worn around the neck or wrists.
13. Anniversary Maps
One often overlooked but thoughtful gift is a customized map that comes with push pins to indicate where a couple has been and also their future plans. Such maps can be framed or GPS coordinates custom map.
12. Personalized Photo Cookies
Have you thought of a better way to congratulate your parents on their anniversary than having their pictures put into the cookie-making process? This way it reminds them of all the times
11. Family Photo Album
This is one of my favorites and it is a perfect way of putting together a life story of our parent’s love journey. For those who never got to put together different milestones, it is a sure way of starting new memories and setting the pace for the future.
10. A Customized Gift Card
Have you thought about writing a message that feels so personal and dear to the couple that has spent two decades together, you may want to consider getting them a customized gift card. One of the pecks of this gift is that you get to tell them exactly how you feel.
9. Paid Spa Day
No one ever says no to a day of well-deserved pampering at a spa where we will have someone attending to our luxury needs. Well, a spa day is a worthy anniversary gift for parents as it will help them relax.
8. A Ticket to a Concert
While this may seem too simple, many have a lifetime wish of sharing a perfect moment during a concert of their favorite singers. Well, using the excuse of the 20th anniversary to get them one of such experiences will definitely be appreciated by your parents.
7. A Vinyl Album of a Favorite Band or Artist
Do you remember the romantic scenes in movies where lovers look deeply into each other’s eyes while their favorite song is playing in the background? If yes, here is a moment to bring this to life. I guess you know who their favorite band or musician is, now is the time to get them a vinyl album from this special artist.
Believe me, each time they play this, something rings in their heads.
6. A Vintage Wine
Though we are trying not to break the bank, nothing beats a nice bottle of wine for the perfect anniversary gift. If the particular one you want is a bit pricey, you may want to start saving towards achieving this.
5. A set of Romantic Mugs
No one says no to a cup of tea or coffee and having the right kind of mugs even makes it better. Thankfully, having a romantic set of mugs is one gift that every parent will love to have.
4. An Artwork
A picture they say tells a thousand stories. And after 20 years together, nothing tells our parent’s story more than a picture of them or even one from an artist they admire so much. Watch closely and see the light turn in their eyes as they think of the right spot to hang such a precious gift.
3. A Gift Basket with Their favorite Snacks and Fruits
Receiving a basketful of crackers, wine, fruits, chocolates, and a thoughtful message will surely leave a memory after the anniversary day passes.
2. An Anniversary Cake
Nothing sends the right reminder about one’s wedding day such as a cake. While it may not be the exact cake, having an anniversary cake is just as nice. It’s even nicer when you get one of the flavors used on the wedding day to see their reaction after they’ve tasted the anniversary cake. There you have it…for more effect, you could try chocolate, mixed fruits, or even red velvet cake.
1. A Flower Bouquet
One thing about flowers is that you can never be wrong with them. Whether you are working on a budget or not, buying flowers for your parents to celebrate their 20th anniversary is quite thoughtful and a way of adding color to the memory.