We all owe special gratitude to our parents, not just for giving us birth, but for giving us endless love, support, and care that only few privileged ones are able to get. Expressing thankfulness and gratitude to our parents on our wedding is a sweet way to convey our love for them. These presents can be given as a token of gratitude and, of course, love. For raising you up as a kid and grooming you into a responsible adult, you really need to thank your folks with something special when you are embarking on a new journey of life.
You have to do some brainstorming and unleash the creative cells of your mind to think of something unique that can be a source of everlasting memories for your folks. Remember that the present need not be very expensive and it can be simple and yet touching.
Photo albums are a storehouse of beautiful memories. You can collect photographs of your folks from their wedding and arrange them in a photo album or scrapbook. You can try something new and decorate it with beautiful sayings and give it to them as a surprise. This will surely remind them of some fond memories and make them happy. You can include family photographs and the photos of your folks of their adulthood and college days. They would love the gesture. Making a video presentation of all their milestones, like their marriage, first home, childbirth, and the achievements they have accomplished in their lives would make for an excellent present. This can even be a slide show with the photos sliding in an orderly manner, like a timeline.
A Party in Their Honor
You have to be careful as this party should be a surprise, and so you must make sure that the invitees (that will include your parents' close friends) don't disclose the secret. Have a themed party, like old rock bands, black and white etc., or other themes that you know your folks would like. Have soft background music, and keep the party simple.
Express Yourself, Express Your Love
Personalized presents can be a token of the love and respect we have for our parents. You may write a poem or engrave a message on a coffee mug, something as simple but still meaningful like "I Love You Mom & Dad". You can make a video recording of all the near and dear ones of your parents, and show them how many people love them. That would surely be a touching gift.
Besides these, you can also give them a holiday package to some scenic and peaceful location. They will definitely love it.