Are you looking for a great anniversary gift for your parents? If you want a unique anniversary gift, consider a Persian or Oriental rug. What could be a better surprise for the people who spent so many years dabbing your spilled grape juice from the living room carpet? You need to be careful about the investment in Persian or Oriental rugs however. Some venders purchase inferior quality rugs made by businesses that mass produce cheap imitations and try to pass them off as the real thing.
If you want a quality Persian or Oriental rug, you need to find a shop that sells bona fide silk or wool rugs, lovingly hand woven by Persian and Oriental family crafters who pass their talent for weaving to their children. Most imitation products are made of synthetic materials. Since this is an investment, opt for the good material. Purchase only authentic silk or wool products created by real family crafters, not by sweat shops. You will be helping the children learn a craft in the comfort of their own homes while providing a living for generations to come. Genuine Oriental and Persian rugs come from countries such as Turkey, China, Afghanistan, India, and a few others.
Of course, there are many other great anniversary gifts for parents who aren't into rugs. Obviously, the interests of the parents are a major consideration. If your parents are keen on hanging out in the yard, consider a stainless steel grill. The great thing about a grill is that your whole family can meet together for leisurely cookouts and special get-togethers. You can even have the grill engraved in honor of the special anniversary.
Red cedar outdoor furniture also makes great anniversary gifts for parents. Most wood doesn't hold up well in extreme weather conditions. The unique composition of red cedar however, allows it to endure well outdoors for years, even when it's not painted.
If your parents have an outdoor fishpond, Koi fish might be a significant addition to the pond. These descendants of Japanese carp are much more colorful than their ancestors ever were. Many people unfamiliar with fish think Koi are nothing more than large goldfish. The Koi however, is only a distant cousin to the goldfish. The markings on these distinctive fish are what determine their value.
Most great anniversary gifts for parents are those that are most memorable and given from the heart. Sending your parents on the trip of a lifetime for their anniversary is one thing they will never forget. Such trips can be anything from a cruise through the Panama Canal, to a Canadian Canoe Trip in Algonquin Park, to a tour of the various countries of Europe; any one of them would be great. If you are looking for a budget cruise, some of the most reasonably priced are those to Mexico.
If you check online, you can find many superior deals to various places around the world. You can find excellent deals through airlines, travel agencies or budget travel businesses. Many such businesses offer excellent package deals that include flights, car rentals, motels and side trips to local attractions.
You could buy your parents land in each of the 50 states too. You don't have to buy real real estate simply one square inch in any or all of the states. Maybe they honeymooned somewhere in one particular state...or maybe they're thinking of retiring say in Hawaii, Florida or Arizona? Or maybe they want to travel all around the country? They'll get a deed to each piece of their new property in each state. It's a great fun anniversary gift; a novelty for sure. They cannot build on their land and it holds zero investment opportunity but they won't have to pay taxes on it, nor upkeep it either. This gift by the way is an especially great 50th anniversary gift because of the 50 states tie-in.