gift for 40th wedding anniversary
March 21, 2010 6:27 AM Subscribe
Is a portrait shooting with a professional photographer an appropriate 40th wedding anniversary gift?
posted by eurandom to Society & Culture (12 answers total)
My parents are celebrating their 40th wedding anniversary next week and I would like to give an appropriate gift together with my sister. However, we do not agree on what constitutes "appropriate". We were looking at options to send them to a romantic dinner, but my father has to watch out what he eats due to cardiovascular problems, so this does not seem like a great idea. We were also considering sending them on a weekend or daytrip away, but as my parents already travel so much and go wherever they want when they want to, this again does not seem very appropriate.
I do think that sending them to a professional photographer for a professional portrait would be highly appropriate and it is something they would not normally do. Probably the last time they did anything like this would be for their wedding. However, my sister is of the opinion that this is "only for young people" and not appropriate for a 40th wedding anniversary. What do you think - is a session with a professional photographer appropriate? Any other great ideas?