Parents' 25th Anniversary - Gift Ideas?

ender land

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Anyone have suggestions for gift ideas for my parents' 25th wedding anniversary?

Having a hard time thinking of something for such an occasion. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated!
 

Shrink

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I like the picture photo album idea. Maybe do a real nice silver plated front cover, 25th is of course Silver anniversary.
I think the idea of a photo album is terrific. If you can manage it financially, go for sterling silver, not plate. Plate can rub off in time, exposing the base metal beneath. Of course, if sterling is out of budget, the hell with what I just said.

Just a minor expansion on the above suggestion - include pictures of yourself and your siblings (if any). You and your sibs are the most important part of your parents marriage, as important as their own relationship (or almost, anyway).:p

Not that it means anything - but my best wishes and congratulations to your parents on their 25th!!:D
 

ender land

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Hm. I really really like that idea, unfortunately, I'm not sure my brothers and I are going to get access to the pictures we'd need (nor have them in some cases) as they'd be on my dad's computer, hah.

I wonder if we have enough of the three of us? It might work?
 

Shrink

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Hm. I really really like that idea, unfortunately, I'm not sure my brothers and I are going to get access to the pictures we'd need (nor have them in some cases) as they'd be on my dad's computer, hah.

I wonder if we have enough of the three of us? It might work?
I'm sure they'd love pix of you guys.

No paper pictures around you could scan in?
 

bradl

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Is money a factor?

If so, I would say somewhere where the family can go to have them renew their vows, then send them to somewhere of their choice. That way they can have the family there to celebrate it, then somewhere they can go to celebrate together.

BL.
 

ender land

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I'm sure they'd love pix of you guys.

No paper pictures around you could scan in?
Oh there are plenty, unfortunately, neither myself nor my brothers with my parents (and where they are all conveniently located!). Too bad none of us are prolific on facebook with pictures..


I like that idea bradl, I wonder if something like that would work. Hard to know too how that sort of thing would go over but I think even something along those lines I think would be good.
 

iJohnHenry

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If so, I would say somewhere where the family can go to have them renew their vows, then send them to somewhere of their choice. That way they can have the family there to celebrate it, then somewhere they can go to celebrate together.
I agree with this, and would have said so, but you scooped me first. :p
 

Votekinky06

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Move out. :p

Seriously though, the photo album is a great idea, but make sure not to make it a family album, make it an album about their relationship. Dig up as many old photos you can find, maybe the newspaper announcement of their engagement, etc.
 

zioxide

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My parents' 25th was this past summer.. my sister and I sent them for 3 days/2 nights to an all-inclusive resort on the ocean.
 

macs4nw

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Anyone have suggestions for gift ideas for my parents' 25th wedding anniversary?
Having a hard time thinking of something for such an occasion. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated!
After the mentioned photo albums, and moving out (lol) suggestions above, I'd say a gift card for an unforgettable dinner at an up-scale restaurant, would probably be very much appreciated.
 

Apple fanboy

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Prepaid side-by-side funeral plots. A gift that keeps on giving.
Not even funny. Grow up.

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How about a nice canvas of all the siblings (and grand kids if there are any) if you can't get access to the family album.

You could pay for a studio session for them and all the family to turn in to prints, photo books whatever.

And pass on my congrats. Not many make it that far these days. 10 more for me and Mrs Apple fanboy to get there!
 

CountryBobs

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Not even funny. Grow up,
Actually, it is pretty funny, but it does point out something the thread starter might want to consider when picking a gift. What do they want (ask them) vs. what do they need but didn't realize they needed.

Every year I like to take some time to think about what my parents have, what is wearing out, what needs replaced, what might make their life easier. Funeral plots are a morbid and admittedly silly thing to suggest, but it is the kind of gift that after the shock wore off, might be appreciated. They are expensive as hell.

Anyway, since I'm not a grown up, perhaps you could get your parents a set of naughty restraints. Ewww, I know. Icky.
 

CountryBobs

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How about you go to your local butcher and buy them a really nice package of locally raised and butchered meat?