Is your anniversary approaching? Commemorate your love with anniversary gift ideas that will express your heart and symbolize the joy and devotion of a long lasting relationship. Each year you have been married is a reason to celebrate. You have built a life together, created priceless memories, and worked as a couple to achieve goals and make all your dreams come true.
Giving a gift lets your partner know that you value your relationship and that you are looking forward to many more amazing years together. Whether you are looking for something unique, romantic, or traditionally symbolic, you want your spouse to love whatever idea you choose, and you want your gift to represent your life as a couple.
Unique Anniversary Gift Ideas:
Are you wanting something interesting, fun, and original that will show your partner that they are worth all the thought and effort you put into finding just the right idea for this special occasion?
Plan a midnight picnic and use a telescope to discover the star you named after them.
Take out a romantic newspaper ad and place it on the tray when you serve them breakfast in bed.
If you are celebrating many years together, give something reminiscent of when you were first married such as a vintage record player with a favorite album, vintage jewelry, or a bottle of wine from the year you exchanged your vows.
Since an anniversary is really about both of you, try something that you have always wanted to do as a couple, such as learning how to waltz, going white water rafting, or taking a romantic cruise. If you want something a little silly and fun, put a roll of “I Love You” toilet paper in the bathroom or create a comic strip of your life together.
Romantic Anniversary Ideas:
Anniversaries are about romance – about re-igniting the passion, renewing the commitment, and remembering all the reasons why you love each other. Giving your lover a romantic gift will not only make the day extra special but will also be a perfect way to begin your next year together.
Revisit your dating days and write a mushy love letter complete with hand drawn hearts and XOXOXOs.
Buy some luxurious satin sheets or sexy lingerie, and be sure to accompany this gift with some candlelight and soft music that will create a sensual anniversary atmosphere.
Make a book of love coupons that your partner can use throughout the year and include things you know they will enjoy such as a night out, a massage, or breakfast in bed.
Of course, a romantic weekend getaway or a cozy dinner for two is a great opportunity to reconnect and celebrate your love.
Anniversary Gift Ideas by the Year:
There are both traditional and modern gift suggestions, as well as corresponding flowers and gemstones, that are symbolic of the number of years you have been married, and make a great way to celebrate your relationship, particularly if you have reached a milestone year.
The first anniversary is always special and tradition states that you should give something made from paper. Find a book of love poems, a collection of romantic photography, or a journal with a personal message or inscription inside the cover. The more contemporary idea suggests a time piece, so you may wish to give your spouse an engraved watch or a personalized desk clock.
The fifth anniversary is an important milestone so honor it with the traditional gift of wood. Give a beautifully carved jewelry box, a picture frame, or a wooden wine rack with a bottle of wine. Surprise your love with a log cabin getaway, or for the nature enthusiast, plant a tree in your yard as a symbol of the growth and strength of your love. Give a huge bouquet of daisies, which is the flower for this year and represents gentleness, love, and cheer.
Celebrate an entire decade together with the traditional gift of tin and aluminum or the more modern suggestion of diamonds. The strength of tin or aluminum and the durability and beauty of diamonds make the perfect combination to honor this momentous anniversary.
Give a tin storage or memory box, an antique diamond ring, or combine the two with an artistic piece of tin jewelry accented with sparkling diamonds.
The daffodil is the symbolic flower, so you could plant some garden bulbs that will bloom each year or find a beautiful painting or photograph that will complement your decor while also commemorating this special achievement.
Fifteen years together is an amazing accomplishment and you can recognize your enduring love with an elegant crystal vase or a set of crystal stemware that includes reservations for a romantic dinner. Surprise your love with a bouquet of roses, or combine the modern gift suggestion with the symbolic flower and give a stunning ruby watch.
Honor your silver anniversary with a picture frame, a bracelet, a silver watch, or a diamond encrusted silver ring. The iris, symbolic of promise, hope, and faith, will make a breathtaking gift and help renew what you felt the day you first said your vows.
Or celebrate your golden anniversary with some priceless gold jewelry that represents the strength, beauty, and endurance of a long lasting relationship. Be sure to accompany your gift with the symbolic yellow rose and a hand written love letter on gold gilded stationary.
Whether you are looking for a unique or romantic idea, or you want something more traditional and symbolic, anniversary gifts are the perfect way to say ‘I love you’ and show your special someone just how much you enjoy spending your life with them.