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Best Anniversary Gifts for Loved Ones

Impress your romantic partner with unique and creative anniversary gifts! Whether you are celebrating a first wedding anniversary or tenth, these are the perfect gifts to express your love and show how much you care. Anniversaries are special milestones. You deserve to celebrate and remember your best moments together. A special gift can put your celebration over the top. Choose a gift that will spark memories and bring happy tears. As you exchange gifts, you can remember your journey together and commemorate the rare gift of having a long-lasting relationship. Discover the best anniversary gift ideas for your husband, wife, or partner that will fire up the romance.

7 Anniversary Gift Ideas for Your Husband, Wife, or Partner

The “Bridgerton Experience” Gift

By now, Netflix’s steamy hit show is the talk of the season! If your partner, like the rest of the country, is intoxicated by this romantic fantasy then throw them a Bridgerton-themed anniversary party! Set the mood at home and create a sweet escape that ends with you and your partner playing Duke and Duchess in the bedroom.

Begin the celebration with afternoon tea, biscuits, and cakes. Use floral china, a tiered cake tray, and decorative accents like a lace tablecloth and ribbon. If you don’t have these already, you can find most items at your local thrift stores. After tea, re-watch some of your favorite episodes as you cuddle together. For dinner, prepare a rich meal with dessert. Here are some Date Night Recipes to Make at Home, if you’re not sure what to make. Along with your partner’s gift, give them a romantic card that says, “I burn for you” (our favorite Duke line—swoon) and dance to classical tunes or favorite pop songs. Perfect for couples who enjoy a little role play fantasy, this anniversary gift is a whole day of escapist romance and intimacy.

Shopping Cart Surprise

Does your partner save items in their online shopping cart, to wait for a sale or their next paycheck? Pick their favorite retailer—Target, Amazon, Pottery Barn, etc.—and surprise them by buying their entire shopping cart! To make sure they don’t purchase the items, you’ll want to do this the day before or the morning of your anniversary. You’ll also need to play detective and get access to their account in advance so you can note all of the items. If the items are all online, you can give them the shopping receipt along with flowers, a bottle of wine, and a small present. Your partner will love how much thought and effort you put into this creative gift!

Book of Us: A Personalized Book about Love

Your relationship story is a rom-com worthy of its own novel. Capture your love story on paper with this personalized book for couples! Tell your unique love story by customizing the title, characters, and text on every page. The book details all the ways you spend time together. Add your own loving messages to every page and create a personalized anniversary gift that your partner will treasure.

“Never Have I Ever” Activity Gift

Choose a relationship “first” and do it together on your anniversary! If your partner has always wanted to get a tattoo, gift them a tattoo as their anniversary present. If you both have never taken a cooking class, sign up for a virtual cooking class at home. Relationship “firsts” are exciting and strengthen your romantic bond. An anniversary gift doesn’t have to be something physical. It can be an activity you enjoy together. By doing something new together, you will make unforgettable anniversary memories.

Handmade Photo Book

Preserve your most precious memories in a handmade photo book that your partner can keep forever. You can create a photo book online or make one by hand. To make one from scratch, print and glue photos to paper, write handwritten messages, and bind the pages with rings. This sweet and thoughtful gift comes from the heart and is personalized just for your S.O.

“Marriage is a Journey” Travel Gift

It might sound a little cheesy, but life is an adventure that’s best traveled together! Inspire wanderlust and adventure in your marriage with this travel-themed anniversary gift. Mark a world map with all the places you want to visit. Fold it and put it into a gift box. Add travel books for the destination you want to visit first. Include some fun travel accessories. And finally, surprise your partner with future travel tickets. The couple who travels together, grows together.

Snack Lovers Gift Basket

Does your partner constantly look for snacks every night? Put together a custom gift basket full of their favorite sweet and savory treats! Make it even more special by adding snacks associated with your first kiss or first date.

 

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Celebrate a Wedding Anniversary at Home

Whether it’s your first wedding anniversary or 50th wedding anniversary, these fun ideas will help you celebrate at home! We’ve put together a creative list of things to do on your anniversary that will keep your relationship strong. Love in the time of quarantine can be challenging. We are spending more time at home, performing the same daily routine. But this time has also helped us realize what really matters: human connection, love, and kindness. Spark the romance with a sweet and intimate celebration at home. For these ideas, you won’t need a big budget—just a little creativity and lots of love. Show your husband, wife, or partner how much they mean to you and make this wedding anniversary one to remember.

Wedding Anniversary Ideas

Go on a virtual date.

Through the power of technology, you can take a cooking class, explore Europe, or attend a concert all from the comfort of your couch. There’s lots of online sites that let you experience virtual travel or sign up for a class to learn French cuisine. Have you always wanted to see Germany or learn how to make a chocolate souffle? Now’s your chance! These virtual dates are budget-friendly, costing far less than actually traveling overseas or buying concert tickets. For your next wedding anniversary, experience something new and grow together!

Enjoy dinner and dancing at home.

Nothing says happy anniversary more than a romantic dinner and dancing. Unlike a loud restaurant, dinner at home is intimate and peaceful. Cook your favorite meal or try some of these date night recipes for your wedding anniversary dinner. After dinner, dance together in a candlelit room with soft music playing. This wedding anniversary idea offers simplicity and closeness. Make your relationship even stronger with good food and conversation. The best part of celebrating at home? You’re just a few steps away from the bedroom!

Create an at-home movie theater.

Transform your living room into a movie theater for two! This anniversary idea is easy to set up and super cozy. Follow these steps to create an at-home movie theater:

  • Black out your windows with dark curtains to make sure it’s extra moody inside.

 

  • Repurpose your Christmas lights and hang them inside. We recommend using Command™ hooks—they make hanging easy and don’t leave nail holes in your wall.

 

  • If your TV is on the small side, purchase an inexpensive video projector and hang a sheet on a blank wall to watch on the “big screen.”

 

  • Cover your couch with pillows and heaps of blankets. Or, you can create a floor picnic set-up and layer blankets and pillows on the floor.

 

  • Have your favorite movie snacks on hand or make fancy snacks you can’t find at a theater like chocolate chip cookies, caramel popcorn, and ahi tuna nachos with spicy sriracha mayo.

Experiment with mixed cocktails.

Release your inner mixologist and get a little crazy with fun boozy drinks. Here’s one of our favorite drink recipes to get your started:

Mint-to-Be Mojito

This romantic anniversary cocktail is sweet and tangy. Add a little spice to your night with a red drink that says, “we were meant to be.” You’ll need:

  • Cranberry juice
  • Simple syrup
  • Mint leaves
  • Lime juice
  • White rum
  • Sparkling water

Place 6 mint leaves and ¼ cup lime juice in a jar and muddle together. Add 2 tablespoons simple syrup, ¼ cup cranberry juice, 3 ounces white rum, and a handful of ice. Mix everything together. Pour into two glasses and top each glass with sparkling water.

Play mini golf at home.

Set up a mini golf course around your apartment or house! You can make it together or surprise your partner. Get creative with your course. Construct ramps out of leftover cardboard. Cut holes out of shoe boxes to make tunnels. Stack plastic cups as obstacles. Try laying out yoga mats for a smooth playing surface. To make this mini golf really extra, craft little houses or castles from cardboard and decorate your mini golf course. Mini golf is a classic anniversary activity that’s perfect for any couple. The couple that plays together stays together! (We made that up but it could be a thing.)

 Exchange wedding anniversary gifts.

Whether you’ve been married one year or ten, an anniversary gift goes a long way to show how much you care. A special gift can put your celebration over the top. The best anniversary gifts don’t have to be extravagant but they should be meaningful. Surprise and delight your S.O. with a present that speaks to your relationship. For example, if your first date was at a vineyard, surprise your partner with wine from that same vineyard. Take your most treasured wedding photos and frame them. Write a series of love letters for every year you’ve been married and give them throughout the day as little surprises. Impress your partner even more with a gift like a personalized book about your relationship. The Book of Us is a sweet keepsake that tells your unique love story. Personalize this gift with your names, appearance, and photo. You can also edit text on every page to include inside jokes and loving messages. A personalized anniversary book is a special present to cherish and read year after year.

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9 Romantic Ways to Celebrate Your Anniversary

Whether you are commemorating your first kiss, first date, or wedding anniversary, here are some romantic and thoughtful ways to celebrate your special anniversary day. These creative tips will help you bond even closer to your special someone in a memorable way. An anniversary is meant to be spent doing activities that are unique and personal to your relationship. Find one of these anniversary date ideas and mark the milestone by making memories to last a lifetime.   

Anniversary Celebration Ideas

Sign up for a rum tasting and cocktail class.   

Spend an evening sipping rum from around the world and learn how to make your own cocktails, like a rum old fashioned. Many rum tasting events also include appetizers and live music. This unique and interactive experience is a fun way to celebrate any kind of anniversary.   

Spend the night at a local Bed and Breakfast.   

With such a special occasion as an anniversary, it’s time to splurge and have a luxurious, romantic weekend at a Bed and Breakfast. Unlike a hotel, a Bed and Breakfast has a more intimate, “homey” feel and comes with a homemade breakfast. Fewer bedrooms mean more privacy for you and your other half to relax comfortably.   

Spice up your night in the bathtub.  

Anniversaries don’t have to mean expensive gifts and elaborate trips. Sometimes, the best anniversary date night means cuddling in a warm bath. Busy schedules don’t always leave time for intimacy. On your next anniversary, spend a quiet night at home giving each other the attention and affection you both deserve.   

Hold a couple’s photoshoot with a professional photographer.  

Capture your special anniversary day with a couple’s photoshoot. Decorate a home wall with a collage of the photographs to remember the anniversary for years to come. These photos can also be used for future Christmas cards, engagement announcements, a tenth anniversary party invitation, and more.   

Do something exciting and unexpected.   

Maybe you’ve always wanted to go skydiving, zip-lining, or white-water rafting. Maybe you’ve dreamed of belting out tunes at a karaoke bar or playing hooky at work to spend the day watching Netflix in bed. Stop saying “if” or “when” and take a spontaneous couple’s anniversary day you both will never forget!   

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Take a trip to a vineyard for a wine tasting weekend.   

Whether you’re a wine connoisseur or someone who just likes a glass of house red, a wine tasting is a romantic way to celebrate your anniversary. Raise a glass to toast many more years of a happy relationship and watch the sun set against the beautiful landscape of a vineyard.   

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See a favorite band in concert.   

Kick off your anniversary celebration with a concert and rock out all night to your favorite songs. Great music at a live concert leads to unforgettable memories.    

Visit a comedy club for a night of drinks and laughs.   

If you and your partner love to laugh, a comedy club is the perfect place to spend an anniversary date night. Share love and laughter—with a few drinks on the side—and have a feel-good time.  

Take a cooking class for couples.   

Enjoy a fun, hands-on cooking class for couples, to learn how to cook a restaurant-quality dinner for two. Get closer to your partner by learning a new skill together (or laugh at each other’s cooking fails) and get to know other couples in the class. Take your skills home and impress your partner the next time it’s your turn to do the cooking by replicating the meal.   

Go swing dancing.   

Look up swing dancing events in your area and dance the night away! Many events feature a beginner’s dance tutorial, for those who still need to finesse their swing dancing skills. Swing dancing is perfect for any anniversary and for couples of all ages. Have a uniquely fun anniversary date at a club, studio, or dance hall.   

If your anniversary is coming up, try some of these anniversary date night ideas. And if you need a special, personalized anniversary gift, surprise your partner with  Book of Us™ —a customized couple’s gift that tells the story of your relationship.   ​