Your wife deserves the best. And when it comes to your anniversary, you shouldn’t skimp or hold back. This is the time to open up the wallet and go “all out.”
Try One of These 4 Anniversary Gifts
Your wife is as unique as she is special. That being said, there’s no one-size-fits-all gift that we can guarantee she’ll love. There are, however, plenty of good options to choose from.
Let’s explore a few ideas so that you can make a smart decision:
Take a Honeymoon 2.0
When was the last time you took a honeymoon? We’re not talking about a weekend getaway or a family vacation to Disney World. No – a bona fide honeymoon where it’s just the two of you and the only focus is romance. For many couples, the last “honeymoon” was the first honeymoon. And if that’s the case, it’s time to change that.
One option is to do a “remake” of your first honeymoon. (This won’t be possible for everyone, but it’s a super romantic option when it works.) Book a week-long stay at the same resort, hotel, or destination where you spent your first few nights together as a married couple. Eat at the same restaurants, do some of the same activities, and share stories, laughs, and memories.
But even if you aren’t able to replicate your first honeymoon, you can still plan another one. The key is to go somewhere different and to prioritize romance. There’s no work and no kids. Just good food, good sex, and plenty of relaxation.
Give the Gift of Diamonds
As the saying goes, diamonds are a girl’s best friend. If you want to give a good gift that withstands the test of time, make it diamonds.
Depending on the type of woman your spouse is, she may like the idea of upgrading her engagement ring to a bigger/different diamond. (Some women are very sentimental, however, and have no interest in this.) Another option is to purchase a diamond necklace, bracelet, or earrings.
If your budget is limited, or you want to get something that makes a statement without totally breaking the bank, lab created diamonds are an excellent choice. Lab created diamond earrings, for example, are virtually indistinguishable from naturally grown diamonds (yet are more cost-effective and sustainable).
Steal Some Time Together
If you’re like most couples, time together is something that you don’t get nearly enough of. Between work, kids, hobbies, and household chores, you’re lucky if you get a date night every couple of weeks. Over time, this can take a toll on your marriage and make it challenging to connect on a deep level.
It’s possible that time together is the best gift you can give. But you don’t have to take a honeymoon to spend some time with your wife. One simple option is to take a couple of days off work and spend time together at home without doing any chores. Sleep in, sip coffee together until late in the morning, go on walks, watch movies in the daytime, and get food delivered to the house.
Throw an Anniversary Party
If it’s a big, round number like 10, 20, 25, or 50, you might think about throwing an anniversary party. Depending on your wife’s personality, you could make it a surprise.
For an anniversary party, it’s usually best to keep the gathering small and intimate. By trimming the guest list to only close friends and family, it gives you more time to talk with guests and ensure a meaningful experience for everyone.
Think about what you want the party to be like. Will it be a casual gathering with food and drinks? A formal dinner? Will you be renewing your vows? The more you think through the details, the more special it’ll feel for you and your wife.
Surprise Your Wife This year
Anniversaries are special. They’re a reminder of your relationship and all of the experiences you’ve shared together. It’s also a reminder of the beginning and where it all started. While you might not be able to go “all out” every single year, you should save up for something extra special every few years. Whether it’s 5, 10, 25, or 50 – it’s never a bad idea to celebrate!