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The best anniversary gifts

Posted April 5

Do you need some ideas of what to give him or her? (Deseret Photo)

Every year of marriage is a blessing. As time passes, it can be difficult to find the perfect gift because we are searching for something meaningful to give our partner. Sometimes your partner gets you an amazing or romantic gift and you feel the need to get him or her something just as special. It’s the way we tell our partner that we are grateful for their daily faithfulness, company and love.

Here is a list of special gifts we can give our partners-

Inexpensive Gifts:

1. A video

You can make a video by using your wedding photos and the song you danced to at your wedding.

2. Frame a picture

Look for the oldest photo you have together and then add a date to the frame to make it special and unique.

3. A letter or a poem

Although this may seem like a little gift, it’s a chance to express how much we love our significant other. Use the poem to share your feelings. You can present the poem in a creative way, like printing the sentences out and taping them on the wall in the shape of a heart. Or you can make the poem into a puzzle that the both of you have to put together.

4. Create a map

Make a map that marks the important moments of your relationship. A map in a box with marked places where they met, where he proposed marriage, where they became engaged and the place of the wedding.

Mark places like where you met, got engaged and married. You can put the map in your room or in the living room. It’s a very romantic way of remembering the important places in your relationship.

5. Repeat the first date

Have the same meal or go to the same restaurant you went to on your first date.

6. Create a hobby room

Create an office space your partner can disappear into to do his or her hobbies. Arrange the room with the tools needed for the hobby. It will be a dedicated space just for them.

7. A romantic night just for the two of you

Get a babysitter and spend an entire romantic night alone with your partner.

8. Crafts

Make a sweater, scarf, blanket or hat. To make it extra special sew on a label with the initials of both of your names.

Gifts that cost more money:

1. Tickets

Buy tickets for a concert, favorite sport, movie or a play. You will have a very fun anniversary date.

2. A couple day at a spa

Get ready to spend a day relaxing with your partner.

3. A holiday weekend

Plan in advance a romantic weekend get away. Have reservations and plane tickets ready and secretly pack a getaway bag for your spouse. It’s time for the two of you to be alone.

4. Electronics

Your spouse probably wants something but is worried about your budget. Instead, buy it as a surprise gift (but make sure you can actually afford it). Set aside some money each paycheck for the surprise gift.

5. Clothing or shoes

If you notice that your partner's closet is missing something or if he or she might like some new clothes, get something they will love that is good quality and will last them years.

6. Memberships

You can give them a one-year membership to the gym or to their favorite magazine.

7. Personalized gifts

You can send personalized watches, rings or suitcases with the his or her name on it.

8. Jewelery or accessories

You can always give a bracelet or a necklace. Perhaps it's time for a new watch.

At the end of the day it does not matter how much is spent on the perfect gift or how much we buy, because the most important thing is to be with the person we love remembering the moment you united your lives together.

What do you think?

This article has been translated and adapted from the original, “Los mejores regalos de aniversario.” It was originally published on familias.com.

Ruth Huppe estudio Nutrición en Guadalajara, México. Ruth también es esposa y futura madre.

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