My parents are celebrating their 40th wedding anniversary this year with a party on the beach where they had their first date when they were FIFTEEN years old, if you can believe that. They're also both celebrating their 60th birthdays this year, so I kind of feel like I need to step up my game and get them some really great gifts.
For their 30th anniversary, my dad sent a letter to all of their guests asking for their best marital advice in order to keep my mom married to him for the next 30 years. All of their advice was then compiled into a book. This year we're asking all of the guests to send in a picture, from anytime over the last 40 years, which I plan on putting into a scrapbook and using that for their guestbook for the event.
I think at this point, with so much history behind them, the best gifts will play on their memories. I love thisx personalized wooden tray available on Etsy.
(photo from etsy.com/shop/hangsthemoon)
If you're the crafty sort, this seems like something you could create yourself. Personally, I like to leave this sort of thing to the experts. I can think of so many uses for this tray, that would keep it in heavy rotation.
I also love this burlap monogram, which would make a great wedding gift, too.
(photo from http://www.etsy.com/shop/burlapartbyelizabeth)
Share your great anniversary gift ideas with me!