Whether it’s mom and dad’s 40th or 60th wedding anniversary, you’re probably stuck on what kind of gift to get them. What are good anniversary gifts for parents? You’ve got to think a little outside of the box on this one. Ask yourself, what do you your parents not have that they’ve always wanted? Is there something they have already but want a new or updated one? For example, maybe mom has expressed a desire for a new cutting board to replace the old one or dad has always wanted a cool bar cart. Their anniversary is the perfect time to give them these gifts! No matter how many years together they’re celebrating, we have plenty of unique anniversary gift ideas that will make both mom and dad happy.
Marble Serving Tray
Mom and dad’s wedding anniversary is the perfect time to give them something nice that they’ve always wanted. For example, has your mom always wanted a nice cheese board or serving tray? This beautiful marble cheese board can be both! You can have it engraved with their names and wedding date or two lines of text to make it unique just for them. Mom will love using the board to serve snacks, desserts, and finger foods at family dinners and parties. When she’s not using it, it’s a lovely piece of decor to hang in the kitchen! A win-win anniversary gift all around.
A Set of Personalized Wine Glasses
Your parents probably have a couple of wine glasses around, but they’re not quite nice enough for using with mom’s fine china at Christmas. She usually uses the crystal highball glasses, but she’s always wanted a nice set of wine glasses to go with them. Dad has been wanting a nice set to use for his wine tasting club meetings when it’s his turn to host as well. For your parents’ anniversary this year, you should surprise them with this set of gorgeous wine glasses! Made of fine crystal and laser engraved with their name and the year they were married, mom and dad will love showing these off any chance they get. Whether it’s their 25th or 50th year of being married, these lovely glasses the perfect anniversary gifts for your parents.
A Fun Game for the Whole Family
Looking for an anniversary gift for your parents that everyone in the family can enjoy too? This bean bag toss game is your solution! An easy game to play and suitable for all ages, it’s perfect for having at family reunions, holiday gatherings, neighborhood cookouts, and backyard BBQs together. Mom and dad will love playing this fun game with you and the grandkids when you bring them over to visit. The coolest part? You get to customize the personalization on it to say nearly anything you want! For example, it could read “Jessica and John Smith, April 15, 2020” or “The Schmidt Family Barbeque.” Your parents will love that you gave them such a unique, one-of-a-kind anniversary gift that they can share with everyone in the family.
Wine Date Night Set
The perfect set to celebrate their anniversary with! This set of wine glasses, wine opening tool, and wooden gift box is one of the most romantic and thoughtful anniversary gifts for parents. They’ll be so touched that you had wine glasses engraved just for them to use to open that bottle of wine they’ve been saving for a special anniversary since their wedding day or for their weekly date nights. They can use the gift box to store all kinds of things from cards to mementos of their dates to create a unique time capsule! How cute is that?
A New Piece of Decor for Their Home
As your parents have gotten older and watched you and your siblings grow up, they’ve taught you over and over that it’s the thought that counts when giving gifts. This beautiful sign is both thoughtful and a great piece of decor, so it’s the best of both worlds and naturally a great anniversary gift for your parents. This classic wooden sign has their names and wedding date on it, and will look lovely anywhere in their home. Mom and dad will be so touched that you got them something so sweet and thoughtful. Plus, it will last for many years, just like their marriage!
Discover Their Family History
Have you always wondered where your family came from? Dad’s always claimed he was 1/18th Native American or mom says she is related to George Washington. Now they can find out for sure with a 23andMe ancestry test! Your parents will love finding out exactly where each of their families come from and comparing family histories. After they get the results, you’ll never hear the end of it when dad finds out that he’s 30% Irish or related to Thomas Jefferson and how this is the best anniversary gift he’s ever gotten!
Personalized Wine Decanter
Do your parents love having a bottle of cabernet after dinner or a special merlot for date night? Then they need a proper wine decanter! This gorgeous piece of glassware will make even the cheapest red taste like a pricey top-shelf bottle through its simple two-step aerating process. Whether they’re toasting to their 10th, 15th, or 25th anniversary, they will love using this decanter for their favorite reds. Of course, make sure to include both a cheap and expensive bottle so that they can taste test the differences between the two!
A Cool Vintage Bar Cart
If they don’t have a place for a home bar but they’ve always wanted one, this incredibly gorgeous globe bar cart is one of the best anniversary gifts for your parents. Dad can have it sitting in the corner of his home office or mom can move it into the dining room for when company comes over so that she can easily serve them a drink. This beautiful piece looks like a regular, ornate globe when the lid is closed and has plenty of storage space for both glasses and bottles of liquor or wine.
Unique Cheese Board
After being married for several years now, they probably have a couple of friends who come over occasionally to catch up on what’s going on in their lives, such as what anniversary they’re celebrating, how the kids and grandkids are doing, and their overall health. There’s usually wine, finger foods, and snacks to keep the conversation going. Why not make these gatherings a little easier with this cheese board that has handy carrying handles? Thanks to this board, your mom can go back and forth to the kitchen to get refills and bring out desserts as they get done in the oven. This would be the perfect surprise anniversary gift for your parents!
Elegant Decanter Set for Two
Give an anniversary gift for your parents that is both a personalized token of their anniversary and a nice addition to their home bar. Mom and dad will love that they can share a drink together with these beautiful glasses that have their names and wedding date on them. Mom can use the wooden gift box to store anything from sewing supplies to photo albums or even the anniversary cards she’s been saving since she and dad got married. Everything about this lovely decanter set makes it one of the best anniversary gifts for your parents!
Turn Their Favorite Song or a Personal Message into a Work of Art
You probably weren’t around when mom and dad got married so you wouldn’t know offhand what the song they first danced to as husband and wife was. But you can surely find out, and make it into a unique piece of art with soundwave technology! Or, if you want to make it truly unique, you and your siblings could record yourselves saying “Happy 25th Anniversary” or “We Love You Mom and Dad!” and use that as the soundwave. Whatever you choose, mom and dad will be amazed by this incredible, one-of-a-kind gift and will definitely treasure it forever.
Give Their Drinks a Whole New Flavor
Looking for the perfect wedding anniversary gift for your parents? Step up their drinking game a notch with a whole new way to enjoy their favorite scotch by infusing it with a smoky scent! That’s right, this super cool gadget will change the flavor of their drinks. How cool is that? Mom and dad will love trying out the different combinations of wood chips and types of liquor to see what tastes best together.
For Parents Celebrating 15 Years Together: Crystal Glasses
A great traditional 15-year anniversary gift for parents: a set of crystal glasses! Perfect for cocktails or straight liquor, these gorgeous glasses are a fine addition to your parents’ glassware. They will love using them for special occasions with the rest of the family on Christmas and Thanksgiving or when friends come over for a visit.
Make Sure They Always Have Cold Wine
Do your parents have a full wine rack but always forget to keep at least one bottle in the fridge? Make sure that special bottle they’ve been saving will be perfectly chilled for their anniversary dinner with this beautiful wine chiller! Made of genuine marble, this striking chiller will keep their wine cold even past dessert. All they have to do is stick the chiller in the fridge for a few minutes when dinner’s nearly ready and they’ll have a nice cold bottle of wine to enjoy. This chiller is the perfect anniversary gift for your parents!
A Beautiful Piece of Decor
Give your parents a lovely piece of decor to hang above their kitchen, dining room, or home bar for their anniversary! They’ll love the elegant design and customization, but most of all, they’ll love that you gave them such a nice gift for their anniversary! Nothing says “I love you” like a personalized gift, after all. You get to customize the two lines of text to be anything from “Johnson Family Wine Cellar, Only The Best Reds Allowed” or “The Anderson’s Kitchen, Our Door is Always Open” with the year of your choice.
A Romantic Picnic Basket for Them
Want to give your parents something to help rekindle the romance? This adorable picnic basket gift set will do the trick! Plan out their whole anniversary for them: brunch at a quiet, homey diner, a carriage ride downtown, tickets to the art museum, maybe a lunch or dinner cruise at the lake, and then direct them to a beautiful spot in their favorite park where this picnic basket will be waiting for them as they watch the sunset together. They’ll love the gourmet snacks and wine that are inside, and the getaway from home to focus on celebrating their decades of love for one another will be a welcome blessing. This anniversary is sure to be the most romantic yet thanks to you!
A Set of New Coasters
Okay, hear me out: your parents probably have coasters already, but surely they could use a new set. Think about how long those coasters have been around. Probably since you were a little kid, right? These gorgeous personalized marble coasters will be one of the most useful anniversary gifts for your parents! They’ll love that you spruced up their home with a little bit of luxury. You could pair these coasters with a new set of glasses, a new coffee table, or a nice bottle of wine to make it a complete gift!
Complete Decanter Set for Dad’s Home Bar
Dad’s always wanted a proper set of whiskey glasses or a nice liquor decanter, right? Why not get both and give your parents a complete set for their anniversary? They’ll love the elegant personalization and unique style of the glasses. Thanks to you, they can celebrate their wedding anniversary in style with their own signature cocktail or a classic glass of scotch on the rocks after a romantic dinner they cooked together.
Upgrade Family Movie Night
Do your parents really love movies and watching them together as a family? With this handy serving set, everyone can have their own drinks and snacks without having to pass around bags of popcorn and chips. It’s also great for entertaining, like your mom’s annual Oscars party and your dad’s famous Super Bowl party. They’ll love using this set all the time, and will be so thankful for getting this as an anniversary gift.
A Cute Sign for Mom and Dad’s Front Door
Enough about indoor decor, what about the outside of your parents’ home? This adorable sign is one of the best anniversary gifts for parents. They’ll love being greeted by this cute sign of their last name and initial every day when they come home from work. Mom could even get crafty and paint it to match the outside decor! Everyone in the neighborhood will be jealous of such a fun piece of decor. This may be a simple gift, but your parents are sure to love it no matter what because you had it custom made and that means the world to them.
The New York Times Anniversary Book
Want to give your parents something truly unique? This cool memory book is full of the New York Times pages and highlights from the day that your parents were married (or on their anniversary, it’s up to you!). How cool is that? With this book, they’ll have a unique keepsake to treasure forever. Seeing what was going on in the world that day is a cool piece of history that means something special to them, and will remind them of life as it was when they became husband and wife.
A New Cutting Board for the Kitchen
Have you noticed that mom and dad’s cutting board could use an upgrade? It’s got tons of scratches, stains, and the little legs are coming off. One of the best anniversary gifts for parents you can give is a brand new personalized cutting board. Mom will love having a clean, smooth surface to chop up the ingredients of everyone’s omelets on Sunday mornings. Even dad will love using this handsome bamboo cutting board for preparing steaks for BBQ night. They will especially enjoy the beautiful engraving that you customized just for them!
A Place to Collect the Corks from Bottles of Wine They Share Together
Your mom and dad the kind of cute couple that still has their weekly date nights where they have the whole house to themselves, open a bottle of wine, and dance to slow jazz in the living room. This is the absolute perfect anniversary gift for your parents! This adorable shadow box is perfect for them to collect the wine corks of each and every date night. They will love watching the shadow box fill up from this anniversary until the next of the memories of each delicious bottle of wine and the romantic evening of each one.