Unleash your Sentimental Side with Romantic Wedding Anniversary Gifts
Time flies when you’re having fun. Isn’t that what people say? With your fiftieth wedding anniversary just around the corner, we hope it feels like yesterday that you stood at the altar and said “I do”. Have you thought about how you’re going to celebrate your 50th wedding anniversary? There are plenty of exciting ways you can mark the occasion that won’t cost a fortune and we’re going to share some romantic ideas so you don’t have to end up doing the same old thing you do every year.
Ideas for romantic anniversary gifts that won’t break the bank
After half a century of married life you might be feeling the romance has up and left your relationship. Yes we know you’re no longer spring chickens, but that doesn’t mean you can’t rekindle your love affair. So how can you do it? Read on and try one of our romantic ideas for celebrating your golden wedding anniversary.
Recreate your wedding day menu
Spend the day planning and cooking your wedding day menu. Cooking together can be a great way to add a little romance, provided your spouse isn’t another Gordon Ramsay. Choose the recipes together, then go shopping for the ingredients, and cook together as a team. If nothing else, it’ll be an interesting challenge. If you don’t want to recreate your wedding menu, take a look online and find a new recipe you’ll both enjoy. When you’ve finished eating and done the washing up, snuggle up on the sofa together and enjoy a romantic movie.
Is your first date worthy of reliving?
Can you remember your first date? Is it possible that you can relive the moment? The places you went might be closed down now, and you might live hundreds of miles away from where you first met, but there may be something locally that can rekindle some of those special memories.
A personal photo shoot
Having a professional to take photos can be a trifle expensive, but there are great photographs just waiting to be taken if you’ve got your own camera. Visit some of your favourite places in your area and have your own personal photo shoot. Visiting some of those special places you and your partner hold dear can be nostalgic. Passersby will come in handy if you want to have shots taken together. Buy an anniversary album and fill it with fond memories.
Try a different experience
Rather than doing the same old thing for your anniversary try a new experience. There are several sites online where you can go and pick an activity that’s new and exciting. You’re never too old to try something different and the experience will bring you both together. A hot air balloon ride, a relaxing spa day, comedy night, West End show, tandem skydive and dinner cruise are just a few options.
What makes a wedding anniversary gift romantic?
Plenty of research has been done, concerning the giving and receiving of romantic gifts. The general consensus seems to be that the key to giving romantic anniversary gifts is their personal meaning. A huge price tag won’t make a gift romantic, but thought and care in choosing will go a long way. Making your partner a tasty dinner could be thought of as a romantic gesture, especially if it’s usually them that cooks. However, baked beans on toast probably won’t cut the mustard, unless it happens to be their favourite.
Surely flowers and chocolates are romantic? Yes they can be, but the feeling behind this kind of gift should be in the choosing. A bunch of tired looking tulips, bought in the petrol station on the way home from work, isn’t a gift that will make your wife fall in love with you all over again. When it comes to expressing your love anniversary gifts should be personal. A bouquet of her favourite flowers is just the ticket.
So what do we consider to be romantic gifts? Keep reading and we’ll let you in on a few of our favourites.
Express your love with anniversary gifts that are unique
Did you realise that all us humans are a little different? Unique in our own special way? Of course you knew that but have you been taking this fact into account when choosing your wedding anniversary gifts. The shops are full of generic gifts but the trick is to make them personal. The ideas we’re about to share won’t suit everyone, but the idea is to get your imagination working, and then it’s all down to you to make them individual.
Send her a bouquet of flowers at work – This might sound a little cheesy to some of you, but we know plenty of ladies who would be green with envy if one of their work colleagues had a bouquet delivered to work.
Get your apron on and get down and dirty – If you’re the kind of guy that always leaves the housework to your lady wife then it’s time you changed. Giving her the day off and taking care of all the housework will be well appreciated. You might even be able to bring a little passion into the occasion by doing it all wearing just an apron.
Leave her love notes – A pad of Post-it notes will come in handy for this romantic gesture. Write sentimental messages and express your love using these handy sticky pieces of paper, and place them all over your home.
That’s enough of the ideas to get you started. Time to put your thinking cap on and come up with a few of your own. We’d love to hear how you celebrated your wedding anniversary.