Expert Advice on Top 6 Wedding Anniversary Gifts Questions!

Choosing the right anniversary gift is tough enough, now the question is how to personalize it properly and appropriately? From names, to dates and special messages it can all get a little confusing! While personalizing a special gift please keep the recipient’s preference in mind, but overall it is personal preference and just what feels and sounds right! Here are our Expert Advice and Answers to our most frequently asked questions for Wedding Anniversary Gift giving and etiquette.

Q1 – Is there specific wedding anniversary gift for each milestone?

Yes! Celebrating an anniversary milestone can be a big deal whether it’s the first anniversary or the 50th there are special traditions and new modern themes! For example, the 25th wedding anniversary is celebrated with Silver, so personalized silver anniversary plate makes the perfect gift.  Another common wedding anniversary gift is the prized golden 50th! Commemorated with the color gold, an engraved anniversary gold clock makes the perfect gift to symbolize the time spent together! You can find a complete list of wedding anniversary milestones and themes here.

Q2 – What are the specific flowers for each wedding anniversary milestone? 

Engraved 25th Wedding Anniversary Tall Jade Glass Vase50th wedding anniversary gift engraved modern glass vase with gold accents

 

Flowers are a classic way of celebrating an anniversary! For every anniversary milestone, there are specific flowers to match and that represent a theme! A great example is the first wedding anniversary is represented by carnations which symbolize lasting vows and joy for the upcoming years. Another great example is the 50th wedding anniversary, represented by yellow roses that symbolize virtue, humility and faith. For a complete list of anniversary flowers and symbolism, check out this helpful blog post. Now, that you have the perfect flowers, we have the perfect vases for any anniversary milestone!

 

Q3 – What date should a wedding anniversary gift be engraved or personalized with?

Both the wedding date and anniversary date are appropriate for an anniversary gift. It is more common to use the current anniversary date, rather than the wedding date. For example, if Joan and Bill Collins are celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary and got married on 7/24/1968 the date on the gift should be personalized with 7/24/2018 or July 24, 2018.

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Q4 – Whose name goes first on the wedding anniversary gift?

The order of names is usually determined by the formality of the gift and just what sounds good! You can personalize with nicknames like Mom and Dad or Nana and PawPaw or you can use more formal surnames and titles. For example, if they like to use their titles, Dr. and Mrs. Bill Collins OR less formal but totally appropriate, Joan and Bill Collins.

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Q5 – Should you engrave who the gift is from on a weeding anniversary gift?

Along with the recipient’s names and anniversary date, a lot of our anniversary items have the option to add an additional message. We find it best to keep other names and individuals omitted from the engraving to keep the focus and integrity of the anniversary gift. Adding who the gift is from in the message is a nice sentiment but can also clutter the engraving.  Best is to add it to a gift card message with a special note from you just for them!

Q6 – What is an appropriate message engraved on a wedding anniversary gift?

Remember, the message for engraving is something that will be read and displayed prominently! Forego adding your name or others individuals names, to keep the engraving classic and uncluttered. We find that appropriate messages include, short sweet poem excerpts, treasured religious passages, or even a list of their familial accomplishments make a great message. If all else fails, we have a variety of appropriate example messages on all of our Anniversary items. If you would like the example message to be used, just enter the following into the personalization “Same as example” and we will use the same message shown.

Example of personalization messages:

An anniversary is a time
to celebrate the joys of today,
the memories of yesterday,
and the hopes of tomorrow.

Love is patient, love is kind,
It always protects, always trusts,
always hopes, always perseveres.
Love never fails.

Here at Memorable Gifts, we have been in the gift-giving business for over 20 years and pride ourselves on our industry expertise! We carefully curate amazing gifts for all occasions and celebrations with original and unique designs. With thousands of satisfied customers over the years, we have learned the ins and outs of personalized gifts! How do you like to celebrate anniversaries? Do you have any special family traditions or gifts? Have you ever received a personalized wedding anniversary gift? We would love to hear how you celebrate this special occasion!

Top 6 Father’s Day Gifts

Dad’s, the unsung heroes of our childhood, someone to always look up to and there to catch you when you fall. Only a Father can give you tough love and make you laugh in the same sentence! Father’s Day is quickly approaching and you don’t want to be left empty handed. Show him how much you appreciate everything he has done over the years with a special and thoughtful gift personalized for him!

Crystal Gold Plaque for Father 

This exquisite crystal and gold plaque makes a classic and stately gift for any gentleman! Engraved with a heartfelt poem and a sweet message, this is sure to bring a smile to his face. Adorned with gold accents and constructed of optic crystal, this is something he will proudly display for years to come!

Forever my Father, Forever my Hero Keepsake Box 

 

Help keep your father organized with this simple and elegant rosewood box. Engraved with the sweet sentiment “Forever my Dad, Forever my Hero”, this is sure to make him smile every time he uses it. This valet is the perfect size for photos and keepsake and for every day odds and ends. Add a thoughtful message to truly make this a special gift that he will use every day!

Personalized Stone Slate Pub Sign 

Decorate his man cave or garage with a personalized sign! Personalize with his name and special date to truly make it a special gift. Featuring beer mugs and the words “Good Drinks, Good Friends and Good Food” this plaque is sure to be displayed proudly. The slate stone finish is sure to match any décor and looks great on any shelf or bar-top.

Letter To Dad Shadow Box 

This letter to dad personalize shadow box makes the perfect gift for any sentimental father! Featuring a sweet letter of thanks to your dad, for everything he has done for you over the years. Constructed of Andiroba Mahogany and featuring a sports motif, this makes the perfect gift for any dad.

Best Dad Ever Natural Wood Award 

The Best Dad Ever deserves some recognition for all of his hard work and love! Award you Father with this personalized “Best Dad Ever” birch wood plaque. Featuring the words “Best Dad Ever” and adorned with starts, this engraved free standing plaque is sure to match any home décor and will be displayed with love and pride.

World Famous BBQ Cutting Board 

Every Dad is a self-proclaimed grill master! Help him channel the inner pit boss with a personalized cutting board specially made for him. Featuring master cutlery and the standard, surf and turf icons, this cutting board is sure to impress! With the classic design and the functional drip trough around the edge, he is sure to use this for years to come!

Father’s Day is a special day to show your dad or fathers figures in your life how much you care and appreciate them. Surprise him with a special and thoughtful personalized gift, something made just for him. Order now with Father’s Day shipping and get your gift right in time for the special day! How do you celebrate the fathers and father figures in your life? What are your family traditions for this special day?

Mother’s Day Gift Ideas that are Better than Flowers!

Mother’s Day, one of our favorite days of the year! A day where you celebrate the love and care your mom has given you from the day you were born. This day is for celebrating Moms and all of the sacrifices and support they have given over the years. Instead of boring cliché flowers, that every mom on the block will have, why not give her something that she can cherish for years to come? Here at Memorable Gifts, we have compiled a list of great Mother’s Day Gift ideas better than Flowers!

Cook Her Favorite Meal from Scratch 

From a pancake breakfast in bed to a four course gourmet meal made at home, cooking for your Mom can be a sweet sentiment. Between all of the holidays and regular every day dinner, she has done her fair share of cooking for you! Surprise her with her favorite meals or dishes all cooked from scratch and with love! Present her meal with this personalized serving tray, adorned with her favorite photo and a sweet message to make the surprise gesture even sweeter!

Spa Relaxation Day

Treat her to a special day of relaxation and pampering, everyone knows she deserves it! From a Mani/Pedi to a full body massage or facial, a day  to take time for herself is much needed! Help watch the kids or do her daily chores so that she can escape reality and relax. All moms deserve some peace and quiet time for themselves, a day to remind them how strong and beautiful they are!

Photo Keepsake Box filled with Memories 

Mom’s always keep trinkets, drawings, cards and photos from their children’s early years. Handmade cards and drawings from school, photos of special memories to even first teeth and first curls! For a special and thoughtful gift, collect her favorite trinkets, previous mother’s day cards or drawings and photos and put them in this personalized keepsake box. Adorned with flowers, her favorite photo on the lid and a special message, this gift is sure to bring her to tears! A thoughtful trip down memory lane is truly a gift she will treasure for years on end.

Surprise Vacation 

A special surprise getaway can truly be a gift she will never forget! Send her off to explore and create new memories that she will cherish forever. Send her off to reconnect with herself and her significant other, for a truly thoughtful gift. Whether a tropical getaway or a trip across the country to see family, she is sure treasure the memories made. A personalize Luggage Tag makes the perfect surprise gift to send her off for adventure!

Mother’s Day Vase with DIY Arrangement 

If all else fails, flowers are not a always a bad option. Spruce up the boring bouquet with a handmade DIY flower arrangement and a personalized Mother’s Day vase. Adorned with spring flowers and the sweet saying “If Moms were flowers, I’d Pick you..” this makes the perfect vessel for flowers! Make a DIY bouquet out of her favorite flowers and greens to truly make this a special handmade gift! Here are some Tips and Tricks on creating the best arrangement and the best part is that she can use the vase for all the Mother’s Day Flowers she gets in the future!

Mother’s Day is coming around the corner and will be here faster than you know it! How will you show your love and appreciation this year? There are so many ways to show mom that you care. With a thoughtful gift, homemade dinner where she didn’t have to lift a finger or even a pampering spa day! This year, instead of the cliché flowers that every Mom on the block will have; try one of our personalized gifts specially made for mom! How do you celebrate the special Moms in your life? How do you plan on making this Mother’s Day extra special?

 

New Gift Ideas for this Mother’s Day

Mother’s day is coming and every mother deserves some recognition and love! Mothers are the glue of the family and are always there to pick you up when you fall and pat you on the back when you succeed. From Moms to grandmothers to step moms, they play an important role in all of their children’s lives! Mother’s Day, is a day that should stand out and a general day of thanks and recognition. This year, we have curated brand new gift ideas and designs for this special day.

Lenox Oval Platter for Mom 

From the American Classic China Company, Lenox, these white porcelain trays are sure to dazzle.  Classic and refined, this tray is sure to match any home décor. Engraved with their family title and heartfelt message, this tray makes the perfect addition to any mantle or entryway. The delicate vine detailing on the rim of the tray, truly makes this a truly one of a kind piece.

Best Mom Ever Wood Plaque

A unique and fun way to celebrate mom and everything she does is with this Best Mom Ever Natural Birch Wood Plaque. This angle cut piece of natural wood is free standing and will fit on any shelf or mantle. This gift makes the perfect match for the rustic style or farmhouse décor and will be displayed with pride! Personalize the bottom message to make this a really special gift.

Tealight Candle Holder

Mothers are truly a blessing to our lives and created a safe home base for us. Show her your gratitude for being such a blessing with this Personalized Tea Light Candle Holder. Adorned with the saying “Home is where Mom is” could not be a truer statement. The black mirror finish is sure to compliment any home or office décor.

M-O-T-H-E-R Shadow Box

Mother’s deserve the world in return for everything they do, but don’t always get that recognition. Show your mom everything that she is, loving, strong and beautiful among other things, with this special Mother’s Acronym Framed Shadow Box. Reminiscent of elementary school art and mother’s day projects, this heartfelt acronym is sure to be a tearjerker. This shadow box will be hung with pride on any mantle or shelf in her home for years to come!

Keepsake Treasure Box

Mothers always keep small trinkets and treasures from their kid’s childhood. Whether its macaroni bracelet from the first grade or a graduation photo, they are memories they cherish forever. Help them keep those memories safe with this personalized Keepsake Photo Box. The photo frame on the top of the box makes the perfect display for her favorite photo or even her favorite childhood artwork. Adorned with the word “Mother” and the sweet saying “You have filled my life with a beautiful love” this box is a gift she will never forget!

Personalized Bible Cover for Mom  

Mothers are truly a blessing and deserve to be recognized. Honor the faith she instilled into you with this special personalized bible cover. Help her worship in an organized way with this sturdy bible cover. Adorned with a dove wielding an olive branch, the ultimate symbol of peace and faith, this cover is sure to be treasured. Personalize with her name or a special passage to truly make this a gift to be used daily.

From fancy spa packages to handmade macaroni art, there are so many great gifts that the special mom in your life will love. This year, get her something to cherish for rest of her life; something that she can display with pride and affection and remind her of the love of family!  Our new gift ideas will bring any mom to tears of joy and pride and will be cherished for years to come. We are sure to have a Mother’s Day gift for all the important mothers in your life! How do you celebrate Mother’s Day in your family? Do you have any special traditions?

Easy Graduation Gift Ideas

Summer is coming up and that means Graduations – colleges and universities, high school and even technical school! Graduation season is around the corner and is a major milestone in many young people’s lives. It marks a turning point and a hard worked for accomplishment. Show your support of your recent graduate and celebrate their new found success with a personalized graduation gift. Whether they are starting a new chapter of schooling or gearing up for their career, we have something special for every type of graduate!

Graduation Gifts Ideas for Every Graduate 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Every studious graduate has a collection of books, from novels to textbooks. A book is a very important and meaningful icon, symbolizing knowledge. Celebrate their new found knowledge with a customized crystal book plaque. Crafted from optic crystal and adorned with a silver cap charm, this plaque is sure last the test of time. This makes the perfect plaque to adorn their full bookshelves. A personalized wooden book clock makes a unique gift for any graduate. Engraved with their name, alma mater or even a special message and featuring a photo frame inside. This makes the perfect gift for any new graduate’s desk.

Commemorative gifts are always nice to give for special occasions, and can have a lot of sentimental value. A personalized pen set makes a great gift to celebrate a graduation. They can display in their new office or home as a special reminder or even use the personalized pen to make a great first impression during an interview. An engraved tea light candle holder makes a great gift to any new graduate. Adorned with the graduation cap and personalized with their name and Alma Mater, this candle holder is sure to match any home or office décor.

How do you plan on celebrating an upcoming Graduation? 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

At the graduation ceremony, there will be so many pictures taken. Honor those special candid moments with a personalized photo wall panel, specially designed for your favorite photo. An engraved 8” x 10” wooden frame makes the perfect frame to proudly display your photo on any wall or mantle in the house. A personalized photo frame makes a great gift for those high school graduates that are moving off to college. This sturdy rustic 4” x 6” photo frame is sure to match any dorm or apartment décor and last through all the moves and parties!

Graduation is a special and exciting time for the young graduate. Celebrate and commemorate this time with a unique graduation gift. This year instead of money or gift cards, give a unique gift that will truly be cherished. Do you have any special graduates in mind? How do you plan on celebrating an upcoming graduation? Any family graduation traditions or practices?