It can be hard thinking of fun and inventive ways to surprise your other half every year and you don’t want to let them down, so what do you do? First of all think about what the anniversary means to you — is it ruby, lace or just paper? Why not think about something that goes with the year? To help you out here is a list of the big anniversaries and some ideas on what to buy for each!
Paper – It’s your first year of marriage, you’re still in the Honeymoon phase and are celebrating your fist ever anniversary. How exciting! Something relating to the actual material doesn’t seem too romantic so why not go for a night time picnic? Find an amazing view, pack up some wine, sandwiches and chocolates and really enjoy each other’s company without the distractions of the TV or other people, turn off your phone! If you really want to do something in line with the anniversary’s namesake, why not write a romantic note or poem, perhaps hide it in a place your partner could find unexpectedly!
Wood – signifies five years of marriage. Five years is a real cause for celebration and there are loads of things you can do with wood. A memory box is a really nice idea. You could buy a wooden box from a shop, or, if you are really looking to score brownie points, go to your local joiner and order a bespoke carved box to be made! Fill the box with photos and sentimental keepsakes from your time together.
Tin – for ten years together. Tin may not seem the most glamorous of materials for this momentous occasion but there are many quality jewelry pieces out there made especially for this occasion.
Silk – The obvious choice for your wife on your 12th anniversary is lingerie, which can be a lovely gift, but many partners might see this as a backhanded gift, as one that’s more for you than for them! Aside from, or perhaps in addition to, the lingerie idea could be a simple bunch of flowers; anniversary gifts have loads of hand-tied bouquets incorporating silk.
China – is the material relating to your 20th wedding anniversary. You should both be really excited about this one, so why not throw a family party? But for a personal token of affection, gifts for a wife can include bright arrangements presented perfectly in their very own tea cup and saucer. Having flowers delivered to your door is always a romantic thought, especially if they come in something that signifies the special day!
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