Who doesn’t like celebrating a special event in their life? People pay special attention to details and dates, and they put a lot of effort into marking them in a certain way. It’s not just birthdays – we love celebrating different anniversaries too: the day we met our significant other, wedding anniversaries, as well as anniversaries of big events in our families or even professional careers. If you have an upcoming anniversary, you are probably looking for the right gift. We’re here to help you nail your anniversary date with the perfect present.
Get to know each other
Anniversary is the perfect time to get to know each other – again! You spend a lot of time together, and you were able to build a life and start a family, but how well do you know each other? There are a lot of questions, books, and tests for couples that are designed to help you learn about your partner. Perhaps they have a different favorite color, or they fell in love with a book they forgot to tell you about. The best thing is that you don’t even have to find something that’s couple-focused: there are wonderful conversation starters you can use. If you feel like it’s been forever since the two of you have talked openly and properly, you can use your anniversary date to learn new things about each other again.
Spend a weekend away
When was the last time the two of you spent some alone time? Working people have a hard time finding time for each other, especially if they have children and work long hours. This is the reason why a weekend away would be the perfect anniversary gift: you will get a chance to relax and focus on each other. Not just that, but if you go to another city or state, you will have a chance to play tourists and spend time exploring the area and taking lovely photos. Being able to watch the sunset, see a theatre play, or go to a concert together will remind you of the beginnings of your relationship, and the trip down the memory lane will re-kindle the flame for sure.
Prepare a romantic dinner
One of the best things about romantic dinners is that you don’t actually have to spend a fortune on one in a fancy restaurant. On the contrary, your spouse will probably love to try something you’ve spent hours preparing, especially if it’s their favorite dish. Get only the best ingredients and spices and prepare something exotic like a chicken tikka or salmon with mushrooms, and order quality burgundy wine to make the meal more delicious. Not only with burgundy wine go well with such dishes, but it will make the dinner even more romantic. Light a few candles and play slow music – the evening will be memorable for you both!
Plan a trip
If you don’t have enough time or money for a weekend trip at the moment, you can use your anniversary as the perfect “excuse” to plan one in the future. You can discuss the upcoming trip with your spouse and try to arrange and prepare as many details as possible. Book tickets, decide what hotel you’ll be staying at, and what you can see and do in this place. If you’re feeling adventurous, you can close your eyes, spin a globe, and stop it mid-revolution with your index finger. The place where your finger points could be your next destination, and you might even fall in love with a new culture along the way.
Sometimes, it’s not romance that we crave on our anniversary, but a little bit of action. Why not take the opportunity to spice your marriage by playing “naughty” games? When was the last time you played strip poker or half-naked Twister? These games will make you feel young again and they will remind you of the times when you were carefree. You will feel like a hormonal teenager again and as the night progresses, the two of you will try hard to get the other one out of their clothes. What is more, you can be the one to remove a garment when your opponent loses – it will give you something else to look forward to.
Remember that little things can sometimes mean a lot, especially if you’ve put a lot of thought into picking and preparing it. You don’t have to spend a fortune on your anniversary present – all you need to do is think about what your spouse loves. It’s the thought that counts, sometimes even more than the actual present that’s gifted on the said occasion.