Gift Ideas for Your Parent's 35th Wedding Anniversary

Surprise your parents with a meaningful 35th wedding-anniversary gift.

Honor your parents' 35th wedding anniversary by giving them a thoughtful gift. Give them something that reflects the day they were married or something that allows them to celebrate together. It doesn't matter if you make the gift or buy it. As long as you are celebrating your parents' years of matrimony, it will be appreciated.

Coral and Jade

Traditional gift materials for a 35th wedding anniversary are coral and jade. Couples gifts in these materials include sculptures, decorative serving trays, picture frames, chess sets, or teapots. If either of your parents have a green thumb, consider giving a baby jade bonsai plant.


Give your parents personalized art for their anniversary. Create a painting or sketch yourself or have a professional artist complete it. Ideas include a painting of the place they were married, such as the church or beach. Other options are a sketch of your parents, perhaps on their wedding day, or abstract art. It could even be an image of the entire family, including children and grandchildren.

Personalized Gifts

Give your parents a personalized gift. Get it engraved with their names, wedding date or a special message or quotation. Personalized gifts include photo frames, clocks, toasting flutes, apparel, plaques, mirrors, vases or photo albums.

Gift Certificate

Give your parents a gift certificate for their 35th wedding anniversary. Pick a gift card to their favorite restaurant, movie theater or place to shop. Another option is to give a prepaid debit card that can be used at many locations. This way, they can enjoy a romantic evening out together, or use the gift card to purchase something they desire.