50th wedding anniversary! Those who have reached this milestone, deserve more than a standing ovation. In today's world, people sometimes get divorced within a year! Marriage has become a sort of joke now. People get married, the first few days, everything is full of fun and laughter, but as soon as a year passes, problems start arising between the couples and the marriage ends in a disaster. Thus, when we hear that a couple is celebrating their 50 years of "I do", there are no words to describe what great feeling it is. 50 years of their life has not been a bed of roses. They too had their share of ups and downs, but they faced it all, together, and overcame them. They stood together through thick and thin and what made them stick together? Love. True love. And today when they are celebrating their 50 years of togetherness, they deserve nothing but the best. There are times when a person cannot decide what to give the other as present. We always want to give the other something which they will love, something which they need. So if you are confused about what to give your husband of 50 years, here are some ideas which you can try out.
Anniversary Presents to Surprise Him With
Choosing a gift for someone is easy if you know the person well. If you know what your husband needs, or what he loves, then it's easy choosing something as an anniversary gift. But, still if you are confused, which most of us are when it comes to choosing gifts, the ideas given below will make your task simpler and it will also make the receiver happy.
Romantic Candlelight Dinner
A romantic candlelight dinner, with just the two of you, soft music playing in the background, and later a slow romantic dance. He will love it! Choose a place, that you think he will love, it can be the place where you first met, or the place where you had your first date, or the place where he had proposed to you. This place will rekindle all the happy and nostalgic moments and make the evening special. You can also have this dinner at home, where you can cook your husband's favorite dinner and they enjoy a romantic dance; just the two of you. No children or grandchildren allowed.
Have you seen the part in the TV series 'Friends' where, Chandler, having nothing to give Monica for Valentines Day, gave her a CD which contained all her favorite romantic songs? Well, you can do the same. Make a collection of all the songs that he loves listening to, no matter how old they have become, make a CD out of it and gift it to him. It could be a song collection of some of his favorite romantic songs or trance or maybe even hard rock.
A handwritten love letter, talking about all that he had made you feel these past 50 years, all the love that he has given you, all the moments of joy and sadness and all that you feel for him, is another good idea for 50th anniversary. To read the love letter that his wife is writing even after 50 years of their wedded life, is something really romantic. You can also give him a collection of all the letters that you had written to him when you were courting each other. They are sure to rekindle some old and happy memories.
A photo frame with a picture of the two of you, 50 years ago and 50 years later, is a great idea. You can also make a collage out of all the pictures that you have clicked, your wedding, your honeymoon, you becoming parents and all the pictures collected over the period of 50 years, and gift it to him.
Does he love baseball? Does he love to visit the sport stadiums? Does he love to watch the basketball matches? If the answer is yes, then here's another idea. Why not get him a ticket to these matches? You too can accompany him and enjoy the fun.
Other Gift Ideas
If he loves playing golf, then you can probably give him a golf set, or you can even give him a wine opener set or maybe some other small gifts, such as a shaving kit or an expensive cologne. These things, no matter how tiny they may seem, are sure to make him happy, because, as they say, it's the thoughts that counts.
But, out of all these gift ideas, one of the best 50th wedding anniversary gifts for husband that you can give is love and time. That is the most valuable thing that all of us have and that is to be shared with the person who is the most close to your heart. And I am sure that after 50 years of spending your life with him, that's all he wants on this special day. So once again, congratulations on your anniversary.
A successful marriage requires falling in love many times, always with the same person ~ Mignon McLaughlin