Anniversaries are wonderful times, when you can look back at a life you and your spouse or partner have made together, and enjoy remembering – but also when you can look forward to many more years. Not everyone likes to give or receive a gift, but for those who do, here are some of the best ideas for what to give the one you love.
Cook A Romantic Meal
If buying a gift isn’t your style, or there’s nothing you can think of that your loved one needs or wants, then why not cook them a delicious, romantic meal? This is particularly wonderful if you aren’t the one who usually takes on cooking duties, as it will be a lovely treat for the other person. Think of what their favorite food is, and cook a meal with that as the main dish. Set the table with a tablecloth, candles, nice cutlery and crockery, and of course flowers, and you can enjoy a romantic dinner date in the comfort of your own home.
If your loved one needs a bit of pampering, then a gift hamper can really be the best gift you can give. You can fill it with delicious foods such as cookies and chocolates, as well as a bottle of champagne, bubble bath, scented candles, video games, books, and anything else that will give them a bit of ‘me time’ and allow them to relax and unwind. It’s one gift, but with multiple items within it; rather than one mediocre present, it’s actually lots of thoughtful ideas rolled into one.
Buying concert tickets is a great idea – it’s a memory that can be made with the two of you together, and it’s not a physical item, so if you don’t have much room at home, you won’t be cluttering it up with more stuff! You don’t even have to travel into the big city – a local performance will often be just as good as something more professional, and for less money. Look at concerts in Jacksonville FL, for example, and you’ll find plenty of exciting events to book for you and your loved ones.
If your partner is a sentimental type of person, then creating a scrapbook filled with memories of your time together can be a wonderfully romantic idea. Photographs, ticket stubs, event programs, flyers, napkins from a favorite restaurant… There are so many things that can be added to this scrapbook that you will soon fill it. Remember to start it early, though – you may need to search for some items, and you don’t want to give your partner something incomplete for your anniversary.
A Day Together
Everyone is so busy these days that spending a whole day together without having to worry about work or family is a rare treat. If you can both take a day off work, great – otherwise wait until the weekend. If you have kids, see if they can stay with friends or grandparents (it doesn’t have to be overnight, just for the day would be fine). Once responsibilities are taken care of, you can go… wherever you like! Pick a location and explore it, or go to a theme park, the beach, stay at home and watch a box set on Netflix. The choice is yours.