For most men, buying anniversary gifts for women is a minefield with little chance to get it right. Even worse, some totally forget. So, if you’re here a few days before your anniversary, let us congratulate you - the hardest part is over.
As for picking anniversary gifts for her, don’t worry. We have your back. Read on for some tips on how to choose the perfect anniversary gift for your girlfriend or wife.
No matter the occasion, the best place to start when deciding on a prezzie is always the recipient’s preferences. Think about her hobbies, interests, and things she likes. She might have even dropped hints on which gifts she’d like to receive in the weeks and days leading up to your anniversary.
You can try checking her social media posts or reading old message conversations to get some ideas. If she’s a foodie, we have anniversary gift hampers filled with gourmet food that she’ll surely like.
Each wedding anniversary has a designated traditional theme, modern theme, colours, flowers, and gemstones which you can easily look up on the Internet. For example, the first wedding anniversary themes are paper, clocks, gold, pansies, and pearls respectively. Combine these anniversary themes to come up with the perfect gift for her.
For example, if she likes wearing accessories, how about a gold watch or a pair of pearl earrings? If she loves crafts, a vintage style scrapbook with matching stickers and materials can do the trick too. You can even go the extra mile and do the first couple of pages with some souvenirs of your time together.
These themes have special meanings and are symbolic of some important things in a relationship. Don’t forget to check them out so you can add them to your love letter which leads us to the next point.
Write a touching love letter along with your gift. Tell her how much she means to you, how you’re thankful for her care, and your relationship goals for the coming year.
Some women over analyse the anniversary gifts that they receive and end up with the wrong conclusion. So, you can also say why you chose that particular gift for her in your letter. For example, you can say that you want to fill the scrapbook with your precious memories. Meanwhile, the gold watch can mean endless love.
An anniversary gift doesn’t have to be a material thing but can be an experience instead. You can gift her a pamper day, visit a place that she always wanted to go to, or even take prenatal classes together if you have a baby on the way.
A romantic dinner for two can also do the trick. A party with your friends and family is a great idea if you’re celebrating important milestones like a tenth wedding anniversary. Of course, don’t forget to grab one of our hampers with sparkling wine for your anniversary toast.