Trying to find the perfect gift for a couple is hard. Although any successful couple has things that keep them together, they’re still separate people with their own interests and their own opinions on what constitutes a good gift.
Trying to find the perfect gift for your parent’s anniversary can be even harder, but this year, we have you covered. Here are the 30 best anniversary gifts for your parents to help you say, “Thanks for getting together and making me!”
Anniversary Gift Ideas For Your Parents
For Celebrating 50 Years: Dicksons 50th Wedding Anniversary Poem Tapestry
Of all the anniversary years, the 50th is probably the biggest deal. Couples who have been together for 50 years have spent half a decade of their lives together. Usually by this point, both of them have been married twice as long as they lived as unmarried individuals.
This beautiful tapestry is a great way to celebrate your parents’ 50 years together.
It’s made of 100% cotton, is super soft and can be used as a wall tapestry or a throw blanket. It’s large enough to snuggle comfortably underneath (48″ x 68″) and can be machine washed for ease of cleaning.
The print on the tapestry is a beautiful reminder of the sacred vow the two of them made 50 years ago. There is a spiritual component to the throw, so keep that in mind when purchasing it for any non-Christian parents.
One Big, Happy Family: Americanflat Bronze Family Tree with 12 Hanging Picture Frames
This beautiful, 22-inch tall family tree picture frame will allow your parents to remember some of the happiest moments of their lives. You can fill the frames with 12 of their best couples pictures and surprise them with it fully put together, or you can give it to them without adding any pictures.
Then they can use it for whatever pictures they want to display – pictures of themselves, you, their friends, their pets or anything else. It’s made of a durable metal coated with bronze. The frames hold 2″ x 3″ photos.
Memorialize Their Love Forever: Edinburgh Hand Casting Kit for Two
This is definitely one of the most creative and unique gifts on our list. It’s very simple to use and includes step-by-step instructions so that no mistakes are made. It was developed by Doug Lowe, an artist, and is non-toxic and safe for even sensitive skin.
Your parents, while holding hands, can dip their clasped hands into the mixture to create a beautiful sculpture that’ll represent their love and unity. They’ll be amazed at the tiny details they’ll see.
From the lines of their skin to the veins in their wrists, the resulting statue will look exactly like their real hands.
Make It Easier to Keep in Touch with You: Echo Show 2nd Gen Premium 10.1” HD
This is the second generation of the Echo Show, and it comes with all the same great features as the first generation, plus a whole lot more. With this device, your parents can listen to their favorite music, watch their favorite shows, video chat with you no matter where you are in the world, check the weather, take pictures and so much more.
Most of the features on the device are voice-activated, so it’s simple enough for even the most technologically challenged parents to use.
A Unique Way to Showcase Their Photo: 3D Crystal Picture Engraved Heart Personalized with LED Base
A nice picture of your parents together is always a good gift. A nice picture of your parents together engraved in a crystal heart and sitting on an illuminating LED base is even better. The company uses innovative laser-engraving techniques to transform your picture and a personalized message into a gorgeous work of art.
There are three sizes from which to choose.
A Lovely, Sentimental Gift: Willow Tree Around You Sculpted Hand-Painted Figure
If you’re looking for a gift that’s simple, sweet and sentimental, look no further than the Willow Tree sculpted figures. Each figure is sculpted of resin using a hand-carved mold by artist Susan Lordi and hand-painted with care.
This particular figure is about six and a half inches high and features a couple with hands clasped and foreheads together, obviously deeply in love. It’s the perfect addition to any bookshelf, end table, bed headboard or mantel.
The sculpture comes in an attractive box and is ready to give to your parents on arrival. It can be easily cleaned using a cloth or soft brush.
Help Keep Them Both in Shape: Fitbit Charge 4 Fitness Tracker Yours & Mine Bundle
If your parents are the type of people who’re still very active or if you would like them to become more active, these “Yours and Mine” Fitbits are a great gift idea. The two-in-one package comes with the two complete Fitbit kits, including the classic wristbands in large and small and a charging cable.
Made from plastic resin and stainless steel, they’re tough and durable. They each have a battery life of up to seven days of normal use or up to five hours if continuous GPS is enabled. They’ll connect via Bluetooth to your parents’ cell phones so they can keep track of everything the Fitbits monitor.
This includes sleep patterns, heart rate, steps traveled and more.
For the Parents Who Love Spending Time Outdoors: Unique Willow Picnic Basket for 2 Persons
Sometimes the best gift you can give two people in love is an excuse to go out into nature and spend some time together. This willow picnic basket for two is perfect for that. The basket contains everything your parents will need for a romantic picnic by the river.
It comes with two each of the following: sets of stainless steel flatware, plates, wine glasses and navy and white checkered napkins. It also contains a corkscrew, cheese knife and cheese board. It’s an attractive, practical gift, and all the items are made with reusable, food-safe materials that are easily cleaned.
It’s Not Vintage, but It Looks Like It Is: Victrola 8-in-1 Bluetooth Record Player & Multimedia Center
If your parents are music lovers, this eight-in-one Victrola Bluetooth record player is a great gift. It’ll actually play their vinyl records and can even record them to their mp3 players. It also features a CD player, cassette player, headphone and auxiliary jacks and FM radio and is Bluetooth compatible.
It requires no extra equipment to set up. Just give it to them, and they’ll be playing their favorite music within moments. It features a great vintage look that’ll remind them of their own courting days, but it features all modern controls and knobs and even comes with a remote control.
For the Parents Who Like to Grow Things: AeroGarden Harvest Elite 360 Stainless Steel
This is an excellent gift for the parents who enjoy growing things together. It’s an all-in-one home garden grow system. It’s made entirely of stainless steel and can hold up to six growing plants at one time.
It comes with a gourmet herb seed kit that includes basil, thai basil, mint, curly parsley, thyme and dill and enough of the patented, all-natural plant nutrient food to last an entire growing season.
Whether your parents want to grow hydroponic fruits, vegetables or herbs, they can do it with this system. The full-spectrum LED lights and digital control system round out the amazing machine. There’s even a “vacation mode” option that takes care of their plants automatically when they’re out of town.
For the Couple Who Still Likes to Coordinate: Luxor Linens Couple’s Terry Cloth Bathrobe Egyptian Cotton
These high quality, super soft robes are made of 100% Egyptian cotton, have tie closures and feature the words “Mr.” and “Mrs.” embroidered on the left breast. They’re durable and can withstand many wearings and washings.
Traditionally, these robes are bought by newlyweds for their honeymoon, but if your parents are those cute, lovable parents that like to wear matching clothes, hats and jewelry, they’ll also appreciate these matching robes.
They’re easy to care for, and they’re perfect for wearing around the house, to the spa or in the hotel while on vacation.
Show Them How Much You Care: I Love You To The Moon And Back Wall Art
Made by Steel Roots Decor, this powder-coated metal wall art piece is about 18″ x 18″ and was cut using laser engraving for a precise, smooth-edged cut. It was handmade using 100% cold-rolled steel and features the phrase, “I Love You to the Moon and Back.
” The design looks like a lovely crescent moon with stars cut out of it. It’s really quite gorgeous, and it’s a great anniversary gift because it’ll remind your parents how much you love them and how much the two of them love each other.
Plus, the silver finish means it’ll fit in well with just about any decor.
A Comfortable Place to Relax: Patio Watcher 11-Foot Quilted Double Hammock with Pillow
This large, 2-person rope hammock is the perfect gift for just about anyone, but it’s especially perfect for two people who want to snuggle together outside under the moonlight or the summer sun. It’s made of 55-inch durable bamboo spreader bars and is powder-coated in an oil rub finish to protect it from the elements.
It’s water- and rot-resistant, and the hammock part is soft, durable, breathable and weather- and oil-proof. It comes with the two required chains for setup and the suspension rings to hang it. It’s easily stretched between two trees.
Your parents can also use it on a hammock stand, but that’s not included.
A Lovely Trinket: Matashi 24K Gold-Plated Happy Anniversary Double Heart Figurine Ornament
This is a lovely gift, especially if your parents are celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary because the traditional gift for 50 years is gold. This figurine is made of 24-karat gold and studded with Matashi crystals for a gorgeous shine.
It’s small and unobtrusive, but it makes a perfect, elegant gift in any home. The two intertwined hearts represent your parents love for one another, and the banner beneath reads “Happy Anniversary.” The two crystals that dangle from the tops of the hearts just add another little element of beauty.
Their Marriage is a True Work of Art: IPIC Lovers Roadcrossing Sign Personalized Artwork
When it comes to buying gifts for parents, sentimentality wins out every time over expensive. There’s nothing quite so sentimental as something you’ve customized just for them, and that’s what this beautiful photo is – a gorgeous canvas picture that’s been personalized to celebrate their anniversary.
Each of the street signs features the name of one of your parents. The small sign in the middle shows the date they were married. It’s a sweet, heartwarming gift that they’re sure to love. There are several other options to choose from as well, but the street signs make the best anniversary gift.
An Incredibly Romantic Light: mamre Moon Ambient Light DIY Anniversary
If you asked someone to name the most romantic lamp, that person would probably look at you like you were crazy because of course lamps aren’t romantic. That may be true for every lamp except this one.
The Moonlight Shadows Lamp by mamre is a gorgeous addition to any room, and the warm, ambient light that it puts out is perfect for setting the mood. Because of the warm, yellow/orange glow of the lamp, it looks like a giant moon.
There’s a small statue of a couple sitting at the base of the moon that’s sure to bring to mind nights your parents sat out underneath the stars together.
The light also comes with some DIY options.
There are number kits and decals that’ll allow either you or your parents to customize the lamp and give it a little bit of a unique flair. The lamp can be turned on or off with a simple touch, and it also has three brightness levels that can be adjusted through touch.
For Two and Half Decades Together: 25th Anniversary Love Sees with the Heart Porcelain Plate
Commemorative porcelain plates have kind of fallen out of fashion over the last several years, but if your parents are celebrating 25 years of marriage, they probably came from the generation that really loved them.
If that’s the case, this might just be the sweet, nostalgic reminder they need. This one comes with its own stand, and the plate features a loving saying and designs done in silver, which is the traditional gift for 25 years of marriage.
Can’t Go Wrong with Coffee: Keurig K-Duo Coffee Maker
If you’re looking for a practical gift that your parents will actually get a lot of use out of as opposed to a sentimental gift, buy them the Keurig K-Duo coffee maker. This Keurig makes the single-serve cup of coffee like many of the Keurig machines, but it also has a dual 12-cup coffee maker on the other side.
This is an especially nice gift if one of your parents needs his/her coffee quickly upon waking and the other likes to sip on his/hers all throughout the morning.
Make Evenings in the Garden More Pleasant: Outdoor Double Glider w/Tempered Glass Attached Table
If your parents like to pass the time sitting outside just enjoying each other’s company, this is a great gift for them. This two-person mesh glider is specifically designed for the outdoors, so it won’t rust, mildew, rot or otherwise succumb to the elements.
The seats are comfortable and glide smoothly and silently as they move. The table between them is made of tempered glass for extra strength and durability, and it’s super convenient if your parents are the type to enjoy a couple of beers, a few glasses of wine or a good book while appreciating the beauty of the great outdoors.
For the Parents Who Need Some Time Alone: Relaxing Massage Oil Set with Five Relaxing Scents
One of the kindest, most intimate ways for a couple to spend an evening is with a gentle, aromatic massage. If your parents still like to take care of one another in this way, buy them this five-pack of deliciously scented massage oils.
The scents included are sandalwood, tea tree, coconut, mandarin and lavender. The oils are hand-blended from pure, premium essential oils, and they’ll definitely be a hit.
A Weekend Getaway Spot: KAZOO Waterproof Durable Tent with Aluminum Frame
Although you may not be able to buy your parents a weekend home in the Hamptons, you can buy them a nice weekend getaway spot just the same. This lightweight tent weighs a little over five pounds and fits two people comfortably.
It’s durable, waterproof and features zippered closures for extra security. It’s also incredibly easy to assemble. One person alone can assemble the tent in a little less than three minutes. It’s designed with security, durability and balance in mind, and it comes with a two-year manufacturer’s warranty.
For the Media Buffs: Xiaomi Mi Box S 4K HDR Android TV Streaming Media Player
This is the perfect gift if your parents care less about getting out into nature and more about staying in and spending quality time together binge-watching their favorite shows. This streaming media player allows them to watch all their favorite shows and movies, and gives them the option to log into all of their streaming accounts such as Netflix, Hulu and Amazon Prime.
It also allows them to connect to YouTube, play games, listen to music and catch their favorite sports teams. The remote control is included.
Customizable and Unique: Broad Bay Personalized Anniversary Sign
This is another nice piece of personalized wall art for the parents who enjoy personalized gifts. Other than the wooden plaque itself, everything on this piece can be customized. You’ll add your parents’ names and the number of years that they’ve been married, and the Virginia-based company will do the rest, breaking their number of years down into months, days, hours and minutes.
The wood is cut from solid maple, which means it’s durable and long-lasting. Plus, it just looks great. It’s the perfect addition to any home.
For Extra Warm Snuggling: Sunbeam King-Sized Heated Blanket
No matter how long your parents have been married, if they still love each other, then they still enjoy snuggling. The problem is that it’s sometimes hard to find a nice, warm blanket to snuggle underneath that’s big enough for two, especially when it comes to heated, electric blankets.
This electric blanket by Sunbeam comes in sizes ranging from twin to king. This means your parents will have plenty of room to snuggle up under this large blanket and keep warm on those long, cold nights.
There are seven colors from which to choose, and your parents can use this blanket as a throw or on their beds.
For the Parents with a Sense of Humor : Funny Matching Set Couples Shot Glasses
When it comes to staying together for the long haul, there are few things more important than a good sense of humor. Married couples who can make each other laugh are often the couples that end up having the happiest, healthiest relationships.
If that sounds like your parents and they passed their sense of humor on to you, they’ll definitely appreciate these hilarious shot glasses. This definitely isn’t a charming, heartwarming gift, but it is an uproariously funny one, and it’s sure to put a smile on their faces when they open this set.
Matching Anniversary Decor: Andreannie Set of 2 World’s Most Awesome Mom Dad Pillowcases
Without your parents, you probably wouldn’t be in the world today, so if you’re unsure what kind of gift the two of them would appreciate as a couple, use their anniversary as an opportunity to remind them of how much you love and appreciate them instead.
These matching pillowcases are great for doing that. There’s one for both your mom and your dad, and together, the pillowcases proclaim them to be the “World’s Most Awesome” parents. Measuring 18″ x 18″, they fit most standard-size decorative throw pillows.
The pillows are not included with these, though. You’re only buying the cases.
Never Ignore Good Oral Hygiene: 2 Sboly Sonic Electric Toothbrushes
This is another great option if you’re looking for a practical gift that still relates in some way to your parents’ anniversary. While toothbrushes may not be a typical anniversary gift, these are matching “his and hers” toothbrushes, so you could definitely make a case for why these would be a great anniversary present.
They’re powerful electric toothbrushes with interchangeable heads and five power levels, and they’ve received a total rating of 4.5 stars and have over 6,000 ratings on Amazon. One is pink, and the other is black, so your parents will never have to worry about getting them confused.
Best of all, they feature a two-minute smart timer that’ll let them know when they’ve brushed their teeth long enough.
Oh, the Places They’ll Go: Our Bucket List: A Journal for Couples
If you’re looking for an inexpensive gift that still holds a lot of meaning, check out the Our Bucket List journal for couples. The journal features 105 pages where your parents can write down everything they want to do together in their lives.
They can also record past adventures they’ve taken together as a way of remembering them forever. It’s something that will cost you very little, but it’s sure to bring them a wealth of joy.
Simple but Sweet: Lawrence Frames 4×6 Happy Anniversary Picture Frame
This is another great gift if you’re looking for something relatively inexpensive but still worthwhile. This beautiful silver picture frame has been high polished to a bright, mirrored shine. It features thick, soft black velvet on the back and can hold a 4″ x 6″ photo.
It’s a horizontal, “Happy Anniversary” frame that sits on a desk or bookshelf; it’s not for mounting on the wall. Put your favorite picture of your parents in the frame, and give it to them in an attractive gift bag.
They’re sure to love it.
Help Them Remember Their Highlight Reel: Our Moments Couples 100 Thought Provoking Conversation Starters
If your parents are getting on in years and have reached the point where they’ve started to forget things from their past, buy them this set of thought-provoking conversation starters. There are 100 cards in the box, and each one of them will get them talking about a significant moment in their relationship.
This can help them relive some of their best moments together, and it’s also a great way to get them talking to you about their relationship and life together before you came along. When it comes to simple gifts that won’t break the bank, this one has to be near the top of the list.
Anniversary Presents – Buyer’s Guide
Anniversaries aren’t like Christmas where everyone is buying gifts for everyone else or even like birthdays, where someone may receive dozens of gifts from friends, family and co-workers. Anniversaries are private celebrations between two spouses, and unless a party or celebration is thrown, the couple usually doesn’t expect gifts from anyone except each other. However, it’s still important that you buy anniversary gifts for your parents.
Whether your parents created you and brought you into the world or adopted you because they chose to love you, they’re still your parents, and buying them a gift for their anniversary shows them that you celebrate their union – the union that made, raised and/or nourished you – and that you love and appreciate them.
Plus, even though the U.S. is currently experiencing the lowest divorce rates in 50 years, being married for 25, 30 or 50 years is definitely something worth celebrating.
Most parents don’t actually expect their children to buy them anniversary gifts, but all parents appreciate them when they get them. If you’re looking for the perfect anniversary gift, you have to weigh your knowledge of your parents – what they enjoy, what they appreciate, what they need, etc. – against other considerations such as your budget and how practical a gift would be. For instance, if your 80-year-old parents are celebrating their 60th wedding anniversary, a new jet ski might not be the best option.
If you’re truly stuck on where to even begin looking for gift ideas, consider the number of years they’ve been married and let that be your starting point for finding a gift. For many anniversary years, there are traditional gifts. These are usually the big milestones – one year, five years, ten years, 25 years, 50 years, etc. Over time, these gifts have become more modernized as people and the world have evolved and changed, but if you’re really stumped, that’s a good place to start.
How often do you buy anniversary gifts for your parents? Is it something you do for them every year on their anniversary, or do you only buy gifts when it’s a “big” year? What is the best gift you’ve ever bought for your parents? If you’re a parent yourself, what’s the greatest anniversary gift you’ve ever received? Let us know all of that and more down in the comments section, and don’t forget to like and share this guide with your friends and loved ones. Come back and see us again soon