Gift giving can be so stressful. This is especially true when you are shopping for a significant other for your anniversary. Maybe you’re never quite sure what is going to be a meaningful gift for your partner. Chances are if it comes from your heart, she’ll love it.
Still, you don’t want to get her just any old thing. Whether you’re commemorating a first kiss, first date or a wedding anniversary these tips for selecting an anniversary gift for your special someone are sure to wow.
Sweet & sentimental
An anniversary is special. It commemorates a specific time in your relationship that eventually led to the life you are sharing now. With that in mind, one obvious choice for a thoughtful anniversary present is something that pulls at the heartstrings.
Take a favorite photograph of you and your sweetheart from the early days of your relationship and give it a new twist. Find an elegant picture frame for it, so this photograph can be newly showcased in your home.
You might also consider engraving a piece of jewelry with a special message or lyrics from the song you danced to on your first date or wedding day. Every time she puts on that special piece of jewelry, she’ll be reminded of you.
For certain couples, stealing a romantic evening out is the best gift of all. You can enjoy each other’s company away from whatever chaotic adventures have become a part of your daily lives together.
To this end, a restaurant gift card could be the perfect anniversary gift. If you live near one of these cities, a gift card from one of these restaurants would be the perfect excuse for an evening out for just the two of you:
- Paramount Room (Chicago, IL)
- Feast Restaurant (Chicago, IL)
- Volo Restaurant Wine Bar (Chicago, IL)
- Society Fair (Alexandria, VA)
If your partner loves fashionable clothing and accessories, an anniversary might be the perfect time to surprise her with something extra special. If she’s always wanted a glamorous coat, now might be the time to buy it.
Perhaps your wife has hinted at a new handbag. Find a hand-stitched, timeless leather bag she’ll carry for years to come. She’s sure to feel elegant.
Need a little inspiration when it comes to fashion? Here’s a few stylish ideas:
- Big Drop NYC (New York, NY)
- Kisan (New York, NY)
- Curve (Los Angeles, CA)
- Beckley Boutique (Los Angeles, CA)
- Kristine Michael (Miami, FL)
- Ami Ami (Deerfield, IL)
You don’t always need to leave your home for a memorable anniversary celebration. Sometimes the little things matter the most. Treat her to indulgent chocolates. Or recreate your wedding day in a small way with a cake in the same flavors of your wedding cake. Share a bottle of champagne or a fine wine. Simple can often times be best. Find something you both love and share it on your anniversary.
Remove some of the stress of anniversary shopping with one of these ideas: sentimental keepsakes, fine dining, chic fashion or simple indulgences. In the end, your anniversary is about remembering how your journey began, celebrating where you are now and looking forward to what’s to come in the future.