Want a great gift idea for that special couple? If you are struggling to come up with an extra special 50th gift idea, consider gourmet items. Here are some ways to help celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary with a gourmet gift from the heart.
One of the best ways to give someone a gourmet gift is in a basket.
One of the best ways to give someone a gourmet gift is in a basket. In fact, a gourmet gift basket can be the best gift that the 50th anniversary couple will receive. Creating your own basket will give it that extra special touch. But, if you prefer, order one from any number of places. Now, you need to decide on what gourmet items you will want to fill it with.
You can put together a gourmet cheese basket that has different types of cheeses and crackers. You may even want to include cheese plates and knives or spreaders. A bottle of gourmet olives is also a nice addition to the gourmet cheese basket.
some types of chocolates go very nicely with a fine glass of wine.
If the couple enjoys a glass of wine, you can create a gourmet wine basket. Make sure that you get a good bottle of wine, one that you know the couple likes. Add two wine glasses, and perhaps a nice new bottle opener. You can also add gourmet chocolates to the basket; some types of chocolates go very nicely with a fine glass of wine. If you are not a wine drinker yourself and have no idea about wine, I recommend that you go to a liquor store or winery, not a grocery store, and talk to someone at the store who knows about wine. Any good winery or wine retailer can help guide your selection.
This brings us to chocolates. If the couple celebrating a 50th anniversary enjoys candies and chocolates, you can also create a gourmet chocolate basket. Thanks to the Internet and shopping malls, getting your hands on gourmet chocolate and candies is not all that hard to do. If you are going to order the items and have them shipped to you, make sure that you take the delivery time into consideration.
For an evening where they just want to stay in and have a nice snack together, a gift of gourmet meats and cheeses is very nice.
There are also gourmet meats that can be sent to the couple. For an evening where they just want to stay in and have a nice snack together, a gift of gourmet meats and cheeses is very nice. The basket can include gourmet mustards and spreads along with crackers or special toasts. Feel free to add the extra touch of small plates and spreaders to help make the gift not only gourmet, but unique.
For coffee and tea lovers, you can also create a gourmet tea or coffee basket. If you are going with coffee, you may want to add a nice set of mugs, with matching sugar and cream bowls. If you are giving gourmet tea, you may want to include a little tea infuser, which holds the tea leaves to flavor the tea.
You don’t have to limit yourself to creating a basket, either. Instead, you could set the couple up with a total gourmet experience. For a special 50th gift idea, you could get them gift certificates to a fine dining restaurant, include theater tickets, and if your budget can afford it, you can even arrange for a limousine. This will make a complete gourmet night on the town.
...you could hire a personal chef for the day.
If the couple is a more stay-at-home type, you could hire a personal chef for the day. The chef could go to their home and prepare gourmet food for them to enjoy in the comfort of their own home for the entire day. Imagine what a delight that could provide, as they get up in the morning and the chef is in the kitchen preparing them a delectable breakfast or brunch and finishes off the day with appetizers, main course and dessert. Talk about gourmet!
What you consider as gourmet is up to you. Sometimes to come up with the "most gourmet" of 50th anniversary gift ideas, you need to think outside the box - as in our last two examples. There is nothing wrong with a nicely done gourmet gift basket filled with anything the anniversary couple really enjoys.