The golden wedding of your parents is getting nearer and you have no clue what to do? A thoughtful gesture or a gift that they would really appreciate would be a fine thing, but then again, what should you give them? What is that special something you can do for them on this occasion? Take a look, you might like some of these ideas!
Two tickets for their dream destination
If your parents like to travel and they’ve been planning to go to some place since forever, but they never managed to organize a voyage for themselves, then you should definitely book a nice trip for them. Just pick their favorite location and buy those two tickets to wherever they want to go. Travelling can be a lot of fun for the elderly. They went through a lot of stressful situations in their lives and they need some time off now and then...
This would definitely be a thoughtful gift which will leave them absolutely thrilled. There is no way that you are going to make a mistake if you opt precisely for this gift.
Throw them a party
Organizing a celebrating event, like a party for your parents’ golden wedding, can turn out to be very interesting for them, their friends and family - including you. Make sure that you cover all the necessary things: the cake, venue, or if you are celebrating at home - rearranging and acquiring all the necessary little things: tables, napkins, food, decoration, music, etc.
I doubt that your parents have time to even think about parties and celebration, so it is your duty to make them remember how it is to feel young again. This is an act of love that shows them how much you truly care for them and that you will be there for both of them in sickness and in health. This gift will make them relax and enjoy one day with all of their friends and family, just as when they were young.
A painting or a restored photo
This is one of those creative little gifts that your parents will appreciate and definitely cherish. Have an artist paint the two of them on canvas, frame it and you have yourself a cute little gift for your parents’ 50thanniversary. Ask for a technique that will make this piece of art really special and also make it match the rest of their home.There is no doubt that they will be amazed by this sort of gift that will remind them of all the things they went through together over those 50 years of marriage.
If you have an old photo you can have it restored or edited by a photo editing company. Pick one from their youth in which their love for each other is obvious and the rest is on editing professionals. They can do whatever you want with that picture: change its color, change the background, crop it - simply put, they can modify it in any way you want and make it look really amazing. You’ll just need to buy a pretty frame to put it in. Amazing present, isn’t it?
If you think your elderly parents feel lonely from time to time and that you somehow neglect them because of all the obligations such as school, work and raising your children, then it might be a good idea to get them a pet. The most suitable pet would be a dog, or if they are cat people then you should, well, buy them a cat.
Some dogs, if well trained and big enough, could be of great help to elderly people, so this is another plus. Animals like dogs can be really friendly and their liveliness will make your parents’ lonely lifestyle more fun and active. They will have to take the dog for walks a couple of times during the day, which will definitely help them become more physically active.
Of course, this doesn’t mean that you are doing this to avoid visiting your parents - that is a totally wrong conclusion. You should visit them as often as your obligations allow you. After all, they are the ones who gave you life and raised you into a person you are now - this is the least you can do for them.