Anniversaries, for the wedded couple, are definitely an occasion that is worth celebrating. Reaching a new year in your marriage is a blissful milestone for you and your partner in life. This is also the time to cherish the love you've shared with your partner. Why not give a romantic anniversary gift to your loved one to make the celebration more memorable?
Choosing an anniversary present should not be a problem, especially when you have been together for more than a year. It doesn't have to be an expensive item. What matters is the sincerity of the giver. It can be something that your husband or wife can use. It can be something your partner adores. Or it can be a simple thing that your partner can appreciate, such as a silver bracelet, a golden necklace, a watch, or a purse. As long as you've been with your partner through the years, you will never run out of anniversary ideas.
- For those who can afford it, a vacation or a trip with only the two of you can be a romantic gift that you can give for each other. If you have children, you can leave them with their grandparents for a while and go to a vacation spot with your spouse. You both probably haven't had the time with each other like this alone since your last honeymoon.
- The practical ones can also spend a bit for romantic gifts on their anniversaries. You can buy a nice and stylish watch for your partner. Aside from its practical use of telling time, it also allows your partner to walk with pride and style. Pride, because the gift was from you, and style, because it's what the watch has!
- Romantic people can't be too mushy with their anniversary gifts. If you're the musically inclined, you can record your message on tape for your partner and sing the songs that both of you love. You can paint a portrait of your partner if you have the talent. Some even write poems and read them with enthusiasm in front of their partner. These may not be material gifts, but the personalized ideas and the sincerity that the giver shows will bring blissful and lasting memories to the couple.
- There is a chart available, especially in gift stores, that guides people in the traditional gifts for anniversaries. They label the first anniversary as the paper anniversary, the second anniversary as cotton, etc. The most common among these, also the most celebrated, are the silver anniversary on the 25th year and the golden anniversary on the 50th.
Couples who reach their 50th anniversary will celebrate it with a party with the whole family. Renewing of vows is also done during the 50th anniversary. It is also suggested that for those in the U.S.A., a golden anniversary greeting from the White House can be requested.
Remember, anniversary gifts need not be expensive items. They can be as simple as a necklace or a watch. They can also be as personalized as a personal video, a recorded voice, or a portrait. No matter what your gift would be, the best present that you and your partner receive will be the love that the two of you have for each other.