Anniversary Gifts between couples

As a couple, you will want to celebrate the anniversary of your wedding, whether this was 2 years or 20 years ago. Decide whether you’d like to purchase a gift as a couple, or whether you’d rather give each other a surprise.

If you’re having trouble selecting an anniversary gift, consider the traditional and modern wedding anniversary gifts that are listed for every year of marriage. If the suggestions for your particular anniversary year do not inspire, have a look at the other years. You’re celebrating your marriage, so there is no reason to be limited by the choices given in the traditional or modern lists. It doesn’t matter what anyone else thinks about your gift to each other. If you agree that you both want to buy a vacuum cleaner then that’s fine. After all, an anniversary gift that a couple gets for themselves is their choice alone.

Stay traditional

Pick a gift for your anniversary that has significance to both of you. A joint gift could be a large purchase that you both want. You may want to upgrade your television for example or perhaps have a vacation to a place that you both want to visit, but haven’t yet got to.
This one needs couplesome planning ahead, but in the weeks leading up to your anniversary, remind yourself of your past years together by writing each other little letters or love notes to be exchanged on the date of your anniversary. You can write about your memories, how you feel about them and all the little things they do that you appreciate. Write whatever feels right for you.

If you’re not keen on writing, how about a box of small gifts that remind you of your partner and the relationship you have shared. Think of the significant times in your relationship and what you love most about your partner to get some ideas. The first song you danced to, the first movie you saw, include an umbrella for the time you kissed her on the seafront and you both got soaked by a wave, a bottle of whiskey that you toasted your child’s new birth with. Get creative and don’t take it all too seriously!

Relive the day

At any anniversary you may wish to renew your vows. Choose a romantic candle-lit dinner for two or if your marriage was a small affair, have the big celebration that you dreamed of having when you were engaged.
Watching your wedding video or going through the wedding photos is another popular way to spend a wedding anniversary. You will laugh at all the things that stressed you then and it will also remind you of the feelings of love, happiness and joy you feel for your spouse.
If you want to go out for a meal, perhaps you can revisit the restaurant where you held your wedding reception. This is a great opportunity to invite those who were not at your wedding and to share memories. Contact the restaurant to see if the meal you had at your reception is still on the menu. If not, call ahead and ask about the possibility of recreating the meal for your anniversary celebration. Another idea is to have a fun time together re-creating the same meal at home or buy in gourmet food if you don’t have the wish or skills to cook that meal.
You may like to upgrade your wedding rings if they have become worn or damaged over time. Choose new rings together or make something new with the original rings by having them melted down by a jeweller who can create a new pair of rings to your specification.

Get out and about

Other ways to celebrate your anniversary as a couple are to take time out with each other outside of your other commitments and responsibilities and have fun together. You might want try a new experience or learn something new. If you’ve always wanted to do a bungee jump, then go ahead! Whether you have the talent or not, paint each other gifts at a pottery studio that provides all the materials you need or have a couples’ massage at a spa.

As a couple you may want to mark your anniversary with travel at home or abroad. There are so many places to see and it may be a chance to catch up with some old friends you haven’t seen for a long time. This will also be a chance for you to create new memories to last the rest of your lives, whether your travel includes lunch in Paris, watching the Northern Lights on a Scandinavian cruise, snorkelling in the Caribbean or meeting up with your best man or bridesmaid who now lives in Australia.couple3

This one needs some planning ahead, but in the weeks leading up to your anniversary, remind yourself of your past years together by writing each other little letters or love notes to be exchanged on the date of your anniversary. You can write about your memories, how you feel about them and all the little things they do that you appreciate. Write whatever feels right for you.

If you’re not keen on writing, how about a box of small gifts that remind you of your partner and the relationship you have shared. Think of the significant times in your relationship and what you love most about your partner to get some ideas. The first song you danced to, the first movie you saw, include an umbrella for the time you kissed her on the seafront and you both got soaked by a wave, a bottle of whiskey that you toasted your child’s new birth with. Get creative and don’t take it all too seriously!

Gift Ideas For Your Dad

Whether it be your Dad’s birthday or Father’s day is coming up, you can make your gift something unique, memorable and exciting. While a new tie, aftershave, and socks may be welcomed by your Dad (you know he loves you no matter what) these are personal things that most men would prefer to select for themselves. There are a lot of other ideas you may want to consider.img

The most precious gift of Time

Time is definitely the greatest gift of all and something we each are able to give. Write him a letter, in your own handwriting, that lets him know how
important he is to you and how you appreciate his support. You can include specific memories from childhood onwards when he acted as your role model or your hero. Write whatever you like to let him know you love him and are proud to call him dad. This is a gift he will treasure. Make a promise that you’ll keep in touch more often. If it is possible, spend time with your dad doing things you know he’ll appreciate, such as going for a hike together; going fishing, cycling, or sailing together; watch a movie together; visit an art gallery or museum; attend a sports match. Choose whatever you’re sure he’ll enjoy, make all the arrangements for transport and make sure there is time to just chill and talk together.

Fulfil his dreams

If your dad has a dream of piloting a plane, driving a sports car, taking a hot-air balloon ride arrange that for him. Ask the rest of the family to contribute to the gift if you need to reduce costs, with the added bonus that your siblings don’t have to find a separate gift themselves. Make sure someone is there to record the experience and be there to share the thrill with him.

If the above sounds a bit too adventurous for your dad, how about booking him into cooking classes for his favorite cuisine. Or perhaps he would like to learn a new craft like pottery or woodcarving. A weekend artists course or a lecture tour to an area he has an interest in or wants to return to could tie in with a mini-vacation.
match his interests

If your Dad is already busy with a lot of interests and hobbies of his own, check the things he might need for these. Perhaps there is some piece of sports equipment that is wearing out and in need of upgrading or replacement. Perhaps there is a better version of some of his electronic or computer gear, or simply something new that has been invented and he hasn’t yet tried.

If your Dad is a bit of a handy-man you may consider new tools. There are so many of these that it’s unlikely he’ll ever tire of them. If you can’t decide, get him a voucher for his favorite hardware store and go shopping together so that he can find the perfect item.
Whilst it’s wise to steer clear of socks and underwear as a gift for your dad, you could treat him to a make-over to include a hair-cut and shopping for new clothes, but take him with you and make it a fun day where you have time to stop for a chat and a catch-up.

A gift that keeps on giving

There are many clubs that provide a monthly delivery of goods to members. This is an indulgence your Dad is unlikely to arrange for img2himself. You have a wide choice of ideas to match with your Dad’s interests. Every month, to his door, will arrive magazines and periodicals, books, chocolates, wine, gourmet delicacies, plants and seeds, movies and much more. Alternatively, make him some home-made cookies and deliver these to him every month yourself.

Get Re-connected

If your father has lost touch with someone who was important to his life, you can use sites like Facebook and friend reunion services to look for people and get in touch with them quickly. This may be a former school-friend, an ex-work colleague or someone else he talks about and you know he misses having in his life. Start the search at any time and connect the two of them. Your gift can be extended to you organising a surprise visit by this long-long pal to include transport, accommodation and the day’s activities. One tip: When talking to family about the surprise guest, give them another name so that it remains a surprise.