Congratulations on your upcoming anniversary. Time flies when you are having fun with the one you love, yet it is important to mark your anniversary. This is the time to focus on your beloved and share your gratitude for having them in your life, supporting you to be the best you can be without anyone being taken for granted. Here are some stylish ways to celebrate your anniversary, even for those whose finances are tight.
Traditional Anniversary Gifts
When it comes to anniversary gifts, there has been a list of traditional and modern anniversary gifts that have been available for decades. Each year signifies a new material as a symbol of love. The first is paper, then cotton, then leather (with clock, china and crystal as the modern variants). Using your imagination, you can come up with some stylish and unique gift ideas, for example your best photograph of your first year together; matching bathrobes with your own monogram in year two and matching weekender bags for year three.
An everlasting Gift
To mark each particular year, a gift that acts as a physical reminder of your longevity makes a precious gift. You may want to buy a couples set of wrist watches to keep you connected, or perhaps different anniversary gifts such as a home décor item that you can each see daily as a reminder of your love for each other. This could be a gilded rose, preserved at the peak of perfection, or a studio photograph created especially for the occasion.
A Classy Dinner With Friends
Perfect for one of your milestone anniversaries, or perhaps to mark the end of a particularly challenging year in which you have been helped enormously by family and friends, a stylish dinner in a similar format to a wedding reception is a great way to share your thanks to your beloved and all those standing with you this anniversary. This idea is great for those who did not have a wedding reception. Gift a small item of jewellery as a physical reminder of this event.
A Night On The Town
Anniversary celebrations are all about the two of you, celebrating all that is beautiful in your world. Your anniversary is the time where you can drop your responsibilities, with the help of friends and family caring for children and pets so that you can spend time together as you wish. This could be tickets to cheer on your favourite team, or to dance to the tunes of your favourite band or savour the delights of a night at the opera.
Create A New Experience
We all fall into routines, so an anniversary celebration is the opportunity to break the mould and create something new in your life in the coming year. This could be a one-off event like a sunrise hot-air balloon experience across your local countryside. Alternatively, you might like to take up a hobby together, whether playing tennis or learning a new language or even joining a class to learn salsa or ballroom dancing.
Just The Two Of You
If money is tight, you can still have a beautiful anniversary celebration. Take the day off work and disconnect from technology for the day. Have lunch at a restaurant that has caught your attention as a gift to yourselves, or take a picnic to the park, followed by a home spa. Have friends or family mind the children for the night and prepare a lovely meal together, you’re your favourite wine, good music, space to dance and a gorgeous dessert to end the day.