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What is an classy, but inexpensive gift for a 50th wedding anniversary for a cousin? Something besides a picture frame.
By Sandra from Coal Creek, CO
By Cheryl Watkins M.10/26/2013
What we did for my friends parents 50th was get 50 cent pieces from the year they married to their 50th year & put them on a piece of cardboard than we put a number 50 in the middle with the gold dollars. Put it in a picture frame with glass over it. It was heavy but beautiful all the same. Only 1 of the 50 cent piece cost us a few dollars to buy because it had never been in circulation but still didn't look out of place & the gold dollars we got at the bank. If you want you could make it with pennies & dimes but since it was a very special time & we wanted to use the gold dollars & the 50 cent pieces. So hope that gives you another idea & it can mean alot because it's made from the heart. Good Luck on whatever you decide.
We need tips for our 50th wedding anniversary. Perhaps a nice getaway or bed and breakfast, but something that is really special.
By blessedlady from San Bernardino, CA
You don't say if money is an object, so let's just assume you don't want to spend too much. Are you still in touch with the couple who knew you when..? If so, invite them to join you for dinner. You pick up the tab. If you aren't close to them perhaps you can invite other couples who have been married for 5, 10, 20, etc. years and they can join you for dinner. It will make for interesting conversation for sure. Ask people to recall when they first met, bring photo, etc.
I have 4 siblings and we're trying to decide what to do for our parent's 50th anniversary. We've gone from giving them a cruise, to a trip to Japan, to a party at the local Sheraton hotel, to a measly Chinese restaurant dinner and a gift certificate. We cannot seem to agree and we all have differing budgets, not to mention having to pay for travel, hotel and car rental expenses for some of us - not in lieu of, but in addition to the celebration expenses.
Granted, some of us are "talking" more by email than we ever had, but it's also bringing up hard feelings, having to veto some ideas. We have at least 5 to 6 months to go, but I'm glad we started talking now! Any ideas?
I'm in NV, one sis is in CA, the other sis in NY and 2 brothers in WA state, which is where our parents live. I'd appreciate any ideas! Thanks so much, love this column.
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By Lane (Guest Post)05/12/2008
My parents 50th anniversary is coming up soon, also. My brother and I (and our families) plan to give them a family portrait for an anniversary gift. It's impossible to think that our families could all go to a studio. Therefore, the photographer plans to come out to our family farm to take the portrait. It will be a casual picture. Everyone dressed in jeans and a white shirt or khakis and white. Just another idea for you.
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My parents will soon celebrate their 50th Wedding Anniversary, any suggestions for a gift?
After 50 years together what can you buy, they have for most part everything they want/need. Give them more attention, phone calls, and visits, that's what they'll really appreciation. Cheers. (09/19/2008)
Congratulations to them for staying together! They deserve a tribute for staying committed. (09/19/2008)
By velsgal from MO
It is one where you can have a newspaper made up to display them on the front page and what was happening that day in the world, or write your own stories about your births, etc. If you can, order two so they can display one side and then the other if they choose to frame them.
Family photos are never a mistake. If you know someone who does scrapbooking, have them make a wedding album with scraps of the dress or keepsakes, etc. If someone is a poet, have them write one about your parents, and either include it in the book or have it professionally framed
If you all can't afford a trip to a nice place far off, perhaps a nice dinner cruise close, or a train ride with a dinner theatre, a tour of the local wineries, or a local event that they always wanted to attend.
And yes, time is the most important thing to give them. You have been truly blessed to have parents who loved each other that long, then tell them how much that has meant to you. That is gift enough. (09/19/2008)
I will be going to California in September for a family reunion and at the same time I would like to surprise my in laws with something special for their 50th anniversary. I am limited to what I can do as I don't have access to stores there and what I can bring. Besides photo albums, do you have any ideas that would make their anniversary a special event along with the reunion?
By Josie from Grand Junction, CO
This is a lot of fun. You can custom make a fake newspaper, featuring all they have done together over the last 50 years. I have suggested this a lot, and I always tell people if they can, get two. That way, if they want to display each side of the page, they don't have to have a large copy made. You can put things in there like their wedding, births, civic awards, jobs, travel, and all that they are in a newspaper form. Check it out and see if you can do this for them. They would love it! (06/17/2010)