Are your parents or grandparents celebrating their 50th Anniversary? Are you looking for a truly memorably gift for this special occasion? Below are 8 great 50th Anniversary Gifts. These 50th Anniversary gifts vary in cost and time and can be given either by one person or collectively as a family.
50th Anniversary Gifts
A Family Portrait
A family portrait never gets old. Hire a professional photographer or tap a talented family friend to take the photo. If a family member can’t make it, a good photographer can often photoshop them in.
Send your parents or grandparents on a memorable date night. Arrange a romantic table at their favorite restaurant along with tickets to an event you know they will love. For something extra, arrange a limo ride, a stay at a hotel or rent a billboard to display ‘Happy 50th Anniversary’ along their route!
In Their Name
Do your parents or grandparents share an interest or passion? If so, honor them by naming something related to that interest or passion (ie a bench, paving stone, scholarship, etc) after them. Or make a donation in their honor.
A Party in their Honor
Gather family and friends together to celebrate your parents or grandparents 50 years of marriage! Play music from the era they met, present a video tribute showing them over the years and give toasts throughout the evening. Can’t meet in person? Throw the party over Zoom!
Travel back in time with your parents or grandparents! Rent a van or a bus and visit the neighborhoods where they grew up. Encourage them to share memories of their childhood along the route. If that’s not possible, gather the family and take a virtual trip through google street view!
Ask family and friends to write out a few brief thoughts on the special couple and gather them in a book. Add photos of the couple throughout the years and present the book on their anniversary.
A Legacy Video
For something truly special, capture your parents or grandparents’ life stories and family history in a Legacy Video for your family to know and celebrate! Make the Legacy Video yourself or hire a professional. Either way, knowing their story will be shared with generations to come is a gift certain to touch them deeply.
Send your parents or grandparents on a memorable vacation. A cruise to see an ancestral homeland, a trip to see a distant family member or recreate their honeymoon if they talk about it with fondness.
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Will one of these 50th Anniversary Gifts work for you? Do you have 50th Anniversary gift idea not on the list? If so, post it in the comment section below for others to see!
~ Legacy Videos ~
Give your parents or grandparents the gift of a lifetime by capturing their life stories in a Legacy Video!
Here at Family Tree Video we produce Legacy Videos, modern-day memoirs that weave a filmed interview with your parents or grandparents, together with family photos, documents, maps and other memorabilia. The result is a beautiful “Moving Portrait” capturing your loved ones sharing their life stories, family history and memories – a gift your family will treasure for generations to come.
To learn more about giving the gift of a Legacy Video, visit us at FamilyTreeVideo.com.
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