An anniversary is a special time for any couple. Whether you're getting ready to celebrate your first anniversary of dating or your 50th wedding anniversary, picking a thoughtful and meaningful gift is important for any couple. While you might feel overwhelmed at the thought of choosing the perfect gift, rest assured that there are a number of special gifts you can get your loved one that will make your partner feel loved, cherished and valuable.
Sound cliche? Sometimes the best, most romantic gifts are the most popular. A picnic is something you can do for your loved one regardless of your budget. If money isn't an issue, consider picking up an expensive bottle of wine, dinner from your partner's favorite gourmet restaurant, decorating with some flowers, and lighting up some candles. For a less expensive date, spread a blanket on your living room floor, make some sandwiches or your favorite homemade meal and watch a rented movie right at home.
Does your partner have a special hobby? Consider getting a rare or first edition item to go in their collection. For example, you could find an unusual coin minted in a year your partner hasn't collected yet or an autographed copy of her favorite book. There are many specialty shops in most cities and a wide selection of items available on line that will meet the bill.
A Weekend Away
Everyone likes to be spoiled. Why not spend this anniversary away from home at a local bed and breakfast or a destination a few hours away? Remember, a weekend away doesn't have to mean you fly to France on the spur of the moment. It can simply mean you hop in the car, spend a few hours chatting as you drive and then bask in one another's company without any distractions all weekend long.
One of the most interesting things you can get your partner for your anniversary is a gift certificate. Pick a store or location that your partner absolutely loves, then go together on a shopping spree! Help your partner pick out clothes, shoes or dresses she loves. Help him find that perfect hunting gear. Remember, there's no reason giving a gift certificate can't turn into a fantastic afternoon spent together having fun.
If you've been together for awhile, a scrapbook can be a fantastic way to relieve some of your favorite memories. Put together your favorite pictures, ticket stubs from your first day or even receipts from places you've eaten together and arrange them in a colorful scrapbook. You'll show your partner all the special little things you remember and the fact that you spent so much time working on the scrapbook will mean a lot.