Whether it is your first anniversary or your 20th, you want it to be memorable and romantic. The best way to achieve this is by savoring what makes you unique as a couple and getting away from the day-to-day hustle and bustle. Use these ideas to spark creative celebrations and gifts for your next anniversary.
Exploring your history together can strengthen your love and remind you why you love each other. The best time to reminisce is during the anniversary of the most important day of your relationship. Take your mate back to the spots that are special to your romance. Some important stops are the place you met, the site of your first date and kiss, where you or your mate proposed and where you were married. As you go to each site, take time to talk about what you felt in that moment, about what your were thinking and what hopes you had for the future at that time. You may find out a lot more about your mate than you thought you knew.
Do Something You Love
If there is an activity that both you and your mate love, but don’t do very often, make sure that this anniversary you take the time to indulge in that activity. This could be something as simple as playing golf together or as elaborate as traveling to another country. Make all of the plans yourself and surprise your mate as a gift.
New experiences can be fun for couples of all ages. If there is something that you have always wanted to try, tell your mate that you would like to do it with him for your anniversary and then start planning how to make it happen together. You could also choose an item that is on both of your “bucket lists” (a list of things to do before you die). The satisfaction of crossing the item off the list will be even better when it is done with the love of your life.
This year, give traditional gifts. Starting in the Middle Ages, married couples would traditionally give gifts made out of certain materials depending on how many years they have been married. With each passing year, according to tradition, the love becomes more precious and so should the presents. For example, for the first anniversary couples exchange presents that incorporate paper. For the 50th anniversary, the traditional present is an item of gold. You can incorporate this idea by brainstorming items that are made of materials for your year.