Finding a meaningful, sentimental gift for your grandparents’ anniversary is never an easy task. After decades together, they likely have everything they need and have enough trinkets and keepsakes to fill every shelf and tabletop in their home. This year, think outside the box and give them a trip down memory lane for their anniversary. From photo collages and family trees, to photobooks and digitized memories, gather up all their precious moments together and turn them into a one-of-a-kind gift they’ll cherish forever.
Wedding anniversary gift ideas for Grandparents:
Plan a party and bring the entire family together to celebrate your grandparents’ lifelong commitment to each other. Whether it’s their 40th, 50th, or 60th anniversary, they deserve a celebration. Invite family members and their friends, and take plenty of photos and videos of the occasion to add to their memories.
Collect photos from family and friends and create a photo collage that spans their years of marriage. These are treasured memories they might not remember until its presented, providing them with a fun reminder of the small moments in time that mattered most. Recruit the most creative family member to create the collage, and display it at their anniversary party.
Planning a family trip requires a lot of work, but is well worth the time and effort. Print a checklist of details that need to be taken care of, and assign tasks to family members to help with the planning. When considering a location, keep your grandparents in mind. Where is their favorite place to visit? Where did they get married? Where did they grow up? Plan your family trip around a meaningful destination for them, and document the moments as they reminisce.
Genealogy DNA Test
A DNA test is an unexpected but great gift for grandparents, and there are quite a few reputable companies that specialize in DNA testing today. DNA tests can provide new perspectives on their ancestry, connecting them with relatives all over the world and revealing their entire family history. Your grandparents may learn something they didn’t know about their distant family, and even connect them with long-lost relatives. These companies can also use your information to create a family tree.
A family tree is another fun way to learn about your family history. Collect photos from family members and craft a family tree using online software or a template. When created digitally, it’s easy to share with the whole family regardless of distance, and serves as a wonderful gift for your grandparents.
Be sure to get the grandchildren and great-grandchildren involved in this grandparent gift, as they have so many special memories of time spent with their grandma and grandpa. Use photos of those younger generations with their grandparents to make a memory book celebrating all the fun family times they’ve had together. Let the kids use their creativity, and dedicate pages to each of them where they can display their photos and add personal touches that reflect their individual personalities.
Digitize Photos and Videos
To create an incredibly special grandparent gift that will withstand the test of time, find their old photos and home movies that are likely stored away in their closets, basement, and attic. iMemories can digitize them, providing your grandparents with a lifetime of memories they can view and share at any time, on any device. It’s a gift they will revisit often, and a cherished keepsake of their life and family.
If your grandparents are storing decades of photos and videos in their basement or attic, they are likely already deteriorating without them even realizing. Make them last forever with digitized versions that will bring happy tears to their eyes of all the special moments they shared, and all the people in their lives. The younger generations will also cherish these memories for years to come.