Saturday, 1 January 2022

Tips For Finding The Perfect Anniversary Gift

With my parents Golden Wedding anniversary coming up, I've been trying to think of ways to surprise them with a suitable celebratory gift to mark the occasion but I have to say - I have always found shopping for wedding anniversaries particularly tricky! Whether you're looking for an Anniversary card for husband (Boomf cards are always my go to for something a bit more fun - go now!) or seeking the perfect couples gift, it's always the one occasion that leaves me stumped.

So how do you find the perfect way to mark an occasion when you're buying for two people at once? Let's have a look.

Go For Experiences

Personally, I always think its so much easier to organise an experience that will please both people rather than trying to find an item to gift, as items always feel as though they're more aimed to one person's preferences.

One of the best gifts I ever organised for my own parents was an evening at a Beatles themed hotel with dinner was a total surprise for them, and it was really well received.

Whether it's something more simple like organising a romantic dinner at a nice restaurant, or something a little more extravagant to mark such a special occasion - such as a champagne hot air balloon flight or an afternoon of paddle boarding - an experience won't be forgotten in a hurry, and can provide the ideal way to mark the occasion.

If you're unsure of what sort of experience to gift, you can find multi-experience vouchers available at most good retailers which enable the couple to choose the experience for themselves. 

Stick To Homeware

If you do prefer to stick to buying an actual item as a gift, then it's probably a good idea to buy something for the
couples home as this is something that can be equally enjoyed by both of them.

If you're celebrating a special anniversary such as Gold or Silver then buying something that ties in is a very nice touch. Perhaps a gold-plated clock for the mantelpiece, or a particularly nice silver frame with a special photograph inside. 

Buying a gift aimed at the home helps to narrow down your choices, and should make finding the perfect gift that bit easier.

Don't Forget The Anniversary Card

This is one thing I'm often guilty of myself but I have to say, my mother has always been adamant that the greeting card is the most important part of any gift for her. I often get bored with buying run of the mill greeting cards from high street stores as they're always so samey and uninspired.

This is why I prefer to buy my cards online now, as websites like Boomf have a much wider, quirkier and more interesting selection available. I've bought my own birthday and anniversary cards for husband , family and friends online for a long time now and they're always appreciated for being a little different.

How About Home Made

Finally, if you're really looking to make an impression with your gift then I don't think you can go wrong with something home made.

If you have any particular skills that could be utilised then perhaps think about ways you can turn this into a gifting opportunity - as a writer myself I've been known to pen personal poems which I've printed and framed as gifts to mark special occasions. Alternatively, perhaps you're handy in the kitchen and could gift a home cooked dinner for two, offering yourself up as chef for the evening?

Go Sentimental

If all else fails, you can't go wrong with going sentimental for an anniversary gift. 

You could start by using the wedding date as inspiration, perhaps filling a gift box with trinkets and treasures from the year of the marriage - the number 1 record on that day, perhaps? A newspaper? 

Or how about creating something that reminds them of the wedding day, such as re-framing a wedding photo or having a print made featuring the lyrics to their wedding song?

I hope these tips have been useful in helping you to find the perfect anniversary gift, do feel free to share your own thoughts and ideas below.

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