ideas for a golden wedding gift please!

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Found 15th Mar 2008
My inlaws are celebrating their golden wedding anniversary during easter weekend and I am at a loss as to what to get them. They have recently moved out of a large house into a small rented one while they wait for planning permission to build a new house so they don't have room for nick-nacks or a garden to put plants into (they have loads of garden ornaments in storage) They are both in their mid seventies and enjoy days out, gardening, etc but are already members of National Trust.

I don't want to buy the usual engraved bowls etc. Obviously time is quite tight. Budget is around £60 but will go higher if the gift is perfect.
Help please!!!

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what about getting a didgital photo frame. You could scan loads of pictures of them together over the years, and then they have a montage of changing pics to remember all of the years together

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Kitten13;1722708

what about getting a didgital photo frame. You could scan loads of … what about getting a didgital photo frame. You could scan loads of pictures of them together over the years, and then they have a montage of changing pics to remember all of the years together



My sister in law is buying that! Otherwise that would be great:thumbsup:

we all got my OH's parents' ruby wedding anniversary holiday week in a 5-star irish exclusive hotel. the best thing is they could break it up into a long weekend + another break for a few weekdays at another time. they absolutely loved it!

They probably have all the ornaments they need I bet(you get a lot of stuff over 50 years!)

Maybe get them tickets to a show that they might enjoy.

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kippy;1723096

we all got my OH's parents' ruby wedding anniversary holiday week in a … we all got my OH's parents' ruby wedding anniversary holiday week in a 5-star irish exclusive hotel. the best thing is they could break it up into a long weekend + another break for a few weekdays at another time. they absolutely loved it!



We are already all clubbing together to pay for a party at a hotel so budget is limited. We sent them on the orient express for their ruby anniversary which they loved!

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muckypup;1723105

They probably have all the ornaments they need I bet(you get a lot of … They probably have all the ornaments they need I bet(you get a lot of stuff over 50 years!)Maybe get them tickets to a show that they might enjoy.



They live in Somerset now so not sure they would be up to travelling to the west end now (they have just moved from Herts which would have made this the perfect gift).

Banned

Pay for the plans to be drawn up on their new house :thumbsup:

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skipuk;1723052

maybe Royal Doulton clearance (upto 75% off) can … maybe Royal Doulton clearance (upto 75% off) can help.http://www.royaldoulton.com/website/product/browseCategory.jsp?FOLDER%3C%3Efolder_id=2534374302036078&bmUID=1205585597585&bmLocale=en_GB&PAGE_ID=1



I saw this the other day but believe me they have more ornaments and glassware than they need (and I know because I helped them pack it all when they moved!) Now if it was my Mother then she would love any of these!

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wierdowoss;1723133

Pay for the plans to be drawn up on their new house :thumbsup:



Brilliant idea but they have already done it and it cost lots more than £60!!!

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Thanks for all your ideas! Sorry if it seems I am being really negative but they really have got everything! Rep given to all of you for your help.

I would still appreciate more!

get them a voucher to get a professional pho to taken with all the family,venture do vouchers online for about £30 and theres a guy on ebay does canvases cheap,that would be nice for their new house

kippy;1723096

we all got my OH's parents' ruby wedding anniversary holiday week in a … we all got my OH's parents' ruby wedding anniversary holiday week in a 5-star irish exclusive hotel. the best thing is they could break it up into a long weekend + another break for a few weekdays at another time. they absolutely loved it!


Hmm, I'd be interested to know if someone can get in a 5 star Irish hotel if the budget is only £60

A professional photo session is a good idea. Memories.

loveabargain;1723126

They live in Somerset now so not sure they would be up to travelling to … They live in Somerset now so not sure they would be up to travelling to the west end now (they have just moved from Herts which would have made this the perfect gift).


What about an Eden Project Friends membership ]http//ww…tml £51.50 pa for two over 60's at the same address.....seing as they like gardening and live in the west country:)

muckypup;1723309

What about an Eden Project Friends membership … What about an Eden Project Friends membership http://www.edenproject.com/about/580.html £51.50 pa for two over 60's at the same address.....seing as they like gardening and live in the west country:)


how do you know they are over 60?:whistling::-D

warmapplepie;1723314

how do you know they are over 60?:whistling::-D


I bloomin' well hope so if they've been married for 50 years!:w00t:

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ettam123;1723261

get them a voucher to get a professional pho to taken with all the … get them a voucher to get a professional pho to taken with all the family,venture do vouchers online for about £30 and theres a guy on ebay does canvases cheap,that would be nice for their new house



We did that for their 70th birthdays!

loveabargain;1723326

We did that for their 70th birthdays!


Treat them to a £60 meal at a top restaurant.

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muckypup;1723309

What about an Eden Project Friends membership … What about an Eden Project Friends membership ]http://www.edenproject.com/about/580.html £51.50 pa for two over 60's at the same address.....seing as they like gardening and live in the west country:)



Yes I had thought about that! How many times do you think someone would want to visit though? I have never been so I don't know. Definately worth thinking about. Also thought about English Herritage membership which I am trying to check whether they are already members or not.

what about getting disposable cameras and a guest book for the party, so that they have somthing to remind them of the party?

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Kitten13;1723392

what about getting disposable cameras and a guest book for the party, so … what about getting disposable cameras and a guest book for the party, so that they have somthing to remind them of the party?



Yes we are doing a guest book with some photos already in. Thanks

Does one or both of them drink Whisky because you can order a great personalised bottle of Famous Grouse
http://www.thefamousgrouse.com/experience/shopping/[/URL]

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juels;1724021

Does one or both of them drink Whisky because you can order a great … Does one or both of them drink Whisky because you can order a great personalised bottle of Famous Grouse http://www.thefamousgrouse.com/experience/shopping/[/URL]



That is a really good idea which I am definately going to remember for my father in law for Fathers Day but somehow I don't think my Mother in Law will appreciate it for their wedding anniversary:p
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