A couple's 50th anniversary, or golden anniversary, is a major milestone in their lives. This is the event that symbolizes their undying commitment to one another through both joyous and difficult times. It may seem a bit challenging to find the perfect gift for couples who are celebrating such an occasion, but the following five gift ideas are sure to make any couple happy.
1. Travel Through Time With a Memory Book
A memory book is a unique gift that couples will cherish for many years to come. These are easy to make, and people can find the supplies they need in most craft or department stores. The beginning of the book can include such things as pictures and mementos of the couple's wedding day, and in the following pages, the pictures can progress through their 50 years of marriage.
There are many ways to decorate the book, other than with pictures. Adding such things as captions, funny quotes, newspaper clippings, trivia, pressed flowers and scrapbooking decorations can also help to create a treasure that the recipients will enjoy well into the future. Some other things that people may choose to add to memory books include pictures of the couple's children through the years, grandchildren, cherished pets and vacation pictures.
2. Show Your Love Through an Anniversary Poem or Letter
This is a fantastic idea for those people who love to write. A poem or letter, speaking of love, happiness, commitment and marriage can be an extremely special gift to couple's who have withstood 50 years of marriage. For those people, who have a difficult time expressing themselves through writing, there are many stores that sell lovely framed poems for the occasion as well. Some stores will even personalize them with the couple's and/or the gift giver's names.
3. Create a Memorable Gift Basket
There are many ways to create a memorable gift basket. Gift baskets can have various themes including hobby, wine and cheese, media and memory baskets. Maybe the couple likes to collect coins or stamps, or maybe they like to play golf. A basket containing some hobby-related items makes a terrific gift. Another fantastic theme for gift baskets is a wine and cheese basket, containing various flavors of the delicious treats.
A media basket can contain such things as the couple's favorite CDs, DVDs and maybe even some microwaveable popcorn to snack on while watching the movies and listening to the music. A memory basket is much like a memory book and can contain many of the same items such as pictures, mementos, personal letters, and decorations. The possibilities are endless.
4. Frame Some Cherished Photos
A lovely picture frame holding some now and then photos of the couple also makes a terrific gift for a 50th wedding anniversary. The picture on the left can be a photo of the couple on their wedding day, while the picture on the right can be a recent photo of the two of them. Any couple will be proud to display this gift for all to see. Another fantastic photo idea is to purchase a frame that supports a collage of pictures. Pictures that can be included in a collage are photos of the couple through the years, their children, their grandchildren and their pets. This, too, will be a cherished gift.
5. Be Unique by Giving a Personalized Gift
Most everybody likes to receive personalized gifts, and they are suitable for any occasion, including 50th wedding anniversaries. There are many things that can be personalized such as clocks, picture frames, prints and quilts. There are also many ways to personalize them. They may be personalized with the couple's names, the date that they married, or even a personal message from the gift giver. No matter what gift people may choose to personalize or how they choose to personalize it, it is sure to be a favorite gift for any couple.
A 50th wedding anniversary is a major event in a couple's lives, and when choosing a gift for this wonderful occasion, people may be a bit overwhelmed. However, it does not have to be difficult choosing a gift that the couple will cherish. While there are many fantastic gift ideas for such an occasion, the above five ideas are sure to delight any couple who are celebrating this time in their lives.
John Smith writes for EquityRelease.net covering a wide range of retirement topics.