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Ideas needed for 25th wedding anniversary gift for my cousin and his wife. I only see them once a year and don't know them very well personally. They are country folk but very opposite from each other.
There are no special memories or photos that I could put together for some kind of album or collage. They live 3 hours away from us, so I am not familiar with their area. Has anyone ever come up with a neat idea that they use often for such occasions?
I get people a coffee table book of beautiful sights in Oregon.
On our 25th wedding anniversary, several guests at our party gave us gift certificates to restaurants. My husband and I enjoyed using these for the next few weeks.
Sure do have an idea! I have used it for 4 out of my 5 kid's 21st birthdays, and my brothers 50th (Golden) wedding anniversary. For the kids I got for each 21 pennies, 21 nickels, 21 dimes, 21 quarters, and 21 half dollars. I took a box and taped each coin individually to the inside bottom, inside top, and sides in the box. They had to undo each coin to get to use them. They loved the idea. I didn't do it for the first of the 5 kids cause he was over 21 when i thought of it.
For my brother, I got a tall thin gold gift bag, gold "Easter" grass, and gold foil. I took 50 gold dollar coins, wrapped and taped each one with a piece of gold foil squares. Then I alternated grass and coins in the bag so they had to take the grass out to find all the coins. This was also a hit. You would need 25 pennies (25 cents),25 nickels ($1.25), 25 dimes ($2.50), 25 quarters ($6.25) - that is $10.25, if you add 25 half dollars ($12.50) total would be $22.75, if my math is correct.
Then you would need foil, regular household aluminum foil. If you can get silver grass and a silver colored bag all the better. I bet this would be a hit, along with a nice card, it is not all that expensive. You could even add 25 silver dollars if you wanted to.
Gift certificate to a favorite store or restaurant that is in their area or provides web access. What I usually do is give a gift VISA card, and tell them to use it as desired because I couldn't make up my mind. Not a single person has ever complained.
A handmade gift is guaranteed to be original ,you won't be embarrassed by finding you've given them the same gift as someone else. Not that creative personally check out etsy, full of handmade treasures but not all hand crafters are to be found on etsy some have independent sites that they host themselves, one that I like and have used often for anniversary gifts for people I know well and those I hardly know at all is Pages from the Heart gift books, sells recycled or re-purposed hard back books that she turns into beautiful 3D sentimental gifts that are perfect for for any anniversary so very different from anything else I've seen
Just wanted to thank TessR you are so right about handmade gifts I would never of found such a wonderful gift for my parents anniversary without you I eventually found the Pages from the Heart website .I contacted the lady who makes these unusual book styled keepsakes she was so nice and so helpful not like going to the mall.I felt like I had actually contributed to the creation of the gift. It is so beautiful,decorated with tiny paper roses in moms favorite colors. Mom and Dad said special vows to each other, got copy from gran had the vows printed on one side and a picture of them cutting the cake on other.My brother and I took them out for a meal and gave them the gift book, mom thought it was beautiful and had tears in her eyes for at least an hour ,even dad looked a bit misty and that's not like him. Thanks so much for suggesting this.
After 25 years it can be very hard to continue to find unique and sentimental gift ideas! http://MyDayRegistry.com is an awesome gift idea for any anniversary and will provide a new and sweet gift option for you :)
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Any ideas for a 25th wedding anniversary gift? I'm looking for something that is more interesting than silver candlesticks!
CJ from Boston, MA
I saw a gift that was a basket sprayed silver, wrapped in cellophane, with a silver bow, with silver shredded paper. The gift was twenty-five dollars in quarters. It looked great and didn't have to be dusted or polished after the party. (06/12/2006)
You could do what I did for my brother's 50th anniversary, only do it in silver. I took 50 silver dollars, you would use 25. I cut gold foil, cut in squares big enough to wrap each dollar separately, and tape shut. I bought a tall gold gift bag and gold "Easter" grass at a dollar store. I would sprinkle a few coins in the bag, add a little grass, and repeated till done. You could do this with silver foil, a silver bag, and silver grass. (06/13/2006)
Two small pewter mugs with silver monograms on each of them for alcoholic and non- alcoholic drinks. Unique and only from you! (06/13/2006)
For our daughter's 25th we took pictures that we had taken through the years - one for each of the 25 years. We scanned them into the computer then took them to the store and had them printed. Her daughter took a picture of them on THE day and we put that as the last picture. They were really surprised. (06/13/2006)
My cousin gave us a big silver colored planter and put 3-4 big bath towels rolled up in it to look kinda like flowers. We loved it!! The old towels look kinda scruffy after all those years - a silver waste basket would do just as well. And you could fill it with anything practical. We got a bunch of stuff with 25th anniversary on them - they were on display for awhile and are long since packed away and forgotten! (06/13/2006)
Just celebrated my 25th. Loved gift certificate to a restaurant to use on another day. No clutter or anything to dust either! (06/14/2006)
If you know the couple well, find out what they like and get 25 of them.
My cousin made a poster for her parents using only quarters that added up to $25.00 (06/14/2006)