It’s always nice to re-light the fire of a relationship. Married or not, celebrating anniversaries is healthy for the both of you. It helps to remember where you started and how far you’ve come, and why you fell in love in the first place. You can choose what day to celebrate each year such as the day you met, your first date, or the day you moved in together. You are certainly welcome to follow along the same guidelines and etiquette as a married couple.
Most married couples know that there are traditions and meanings for each year that you are married. If you are traditional you could certainly use these as a reference point. Here’s year 1-5 for a reference.
Gift suggestions for the first years of marriage were meant to symbolize being practical and help in building their new life and home together. The following years included more luxury-based gifts when the couple was more established.
The list goes on and gives insight on traditional and more modern gifts. You certainly do not need to stick to these suggestions, but they could be fun to play with a bit.
Just like any other gifts you may by, your budget should be paid attention to. Most spouses would appreciate keeping your dollars in check now that what’s yours is hers and vice versa. Try not to focus on the amount and focus on the thought and effort that goes into it. Remember who you married, their personality and what they would appreciate.
An anniversary card is so important for couples. Even if you don’t go the traditional Hallmark route, you could make your own. Use your words to let your spouse know that your love and appreciation for them is still there, regardless of how often you say it aloud. Obviously use your personal experiences to speak from the heart, but here’s some ideas if you’re stuck!
A custom cartoon of a home. So cute.
A place to put rings— so they're never misplaced.
Flavors include bacon, charcoal, coconut ash, goji berries and more from Vosges Haut-Chocolat.
This personalized gift is made to order and can include a heart, home or star symbol on a city or place of your choice.
Personalize a wood box with a favorite photo or text.
For the outdoorsy-couple.
Monthly wine subscription sending wines to match your taste.
Spice up date night.
Have a great date idea ready at anytime.
That's just cute.
Celebrate the everyday and the extraordinary with this rustic handmade wine box.
For the couple that cooks together.
A map for wanderers. Draw on it, write on it, put pushpins in it, color it— whatever!
Turn a photo into a hand-made, canvas painting.
A velvety mix of roses, moss, white pepper, Ceylon tea and pimento berry. Plus, it’s aesthetically pleasing.
Highlight their better qualities.
Cute. A cutting board personalized with the names of a couple.
Set of two Mr & Mrs throw pillows.
Portraits drawn individually that are timeless keepsakes and unique.
After two years of testing, The Wirecutter rated the OXO Cold Brew Coffee Maker the best cold-brew coffee maker.
Travel together often? Pick your favorite spots and have them highlighted on this print.
The letters of some of history’s most famous lovers.
Create a unique collage as a lasting keepsake for your loved one.
Get favorite Instagram photos printed onto handmade wooden blocks.
Mixed succulents in a heart-shaped frame made with reclaimed wood.
29 romantic sonnets with beautiful illustrations.
One heart shaped pizza and a heart shaped chocolate chip cookie from Lou Malnati's.
Share why you love them.