We’re all familiar with those anniversary gift lists, telling you exactly what you should be giving for each year. However, it can take some imagination to find a good gift made from salt (the traditional gift in the UK for the 8th anniversary), and if gold doesn’t happen to be to your taste, you might be disappointed by your traditional 50th anniversary gifts.
If you feel that it’s time to move away from the traditional lists of gifts, and give your loved ones something they’ll really appreciate for their anniversary, here are some ideas to inspire you.
For younger couples, you’ll find they often have a lot of pictures on social media sites. It would be really easy to use these pictures to put together a beautiful hand-made scrapbook. You can get scrapbooking kits online which include all the other parts you’ll need – pretty papers, ribbons, cutouts and of course the book itself.
For older couples, you might be able to restore some of their older mementoes for them. If they have old footage of their wedding day, their honeymoon, or even just their earliest holidays together, they may think that the march of technology has made them unwatchable. However, you can get cine film to DVD transfers to allow them to share those old memories with their children and grandchildren. If you’re technically minded and creative, you could even have them transferred to digital files and edit them together yourself into a celebratory film.
Alternatively, you can give the gift of new memories that they can make together! This can be an excellent gift for a group of people to club together on. You could contact all their friends in secret, and get contributions from everybody to send them on that holiday they’ve always dreamed of, or to pay for them to revisit their honeymoon location.
If you can’t afford to splash out on a full holiday, you can also buy a wide range of experience days for couples which make wonderful gifts; hot air ballooning, chocolate making workshops, sightseeing flights – even secret agent experience days! If there’s something that they’ve always wanted to do together, their anniversary is a perfect time to make it happen.
Of course, whether you decide to stick to the traditional gifts or choose something out of the ordinary, what matters most is the time and thought you take to give your loved ones something special on their anniversary.