2.5 million weddings take place every. Since the rate of divorce is about 50% in the United States, there are probably just under a hundred million wedding anniversaries celebrated on an annual basis.
Wedding anniversaries are a great time for you and your loved one to reflect on your relationship, learn from your past mistakes and aim to make next year better. They're also a great time to give the person that you love a killer gift.
But giving gifts to adults is hard!
After all, what do you give somebody that has their own money and can buy stuff for themselves?
While there's no one-size-fits-all answer when it comes to wedding anniversary gift ideas, we thought that we'd help to get the cogs turning in your head by offering you a few present suggestions that our team loves!
1. A Day at the Spa
No matter who you are, you can benefit from a spa day.
A spa day means a day of relaxation. It's where you get to treat yourself to pore cleansing facials, deep tissues massages, hours in a warm sauna and so much more.
If you want your loved one to jump for joy when they open up your anniversary gift, give the gift of an open-ended spa day. While some might be skeptical upon receiving this gift if they've never had a spa experience, they'll thank you profusely the moment that they see what everyone is clamoring about.
2. An Impromptu Trip
When you were young, you probably thought that it would be a cool idea to head to the airport on a whim, hop on a plane and fly to another part of the world. Back then, you didn't have money to do that.
Today, you have money but you've lost your youthful spontaneity. Nothing will make your lover fall in love with you all over again quite like you choosing to recapture some of that zest.
So, grab the person that you love around your anniversary date, have them pack their bag and whisk them away to another part of the globe. It'll be something that the two of you talk about for years.
3. Your First Date
Do you remember what your first date was? You do!
Wow! We're impressed.
Show your partner how much you care by building your gift around what you did on that very first day that the two of you spent together!
Try and wear something similar to what you wore, go to the same entertainment spots and eat the same food.
This wedding anniversary gift ideas suggestion will score 100/100 on the thoughtfulness scale.
4. A Killer Coffee Maker
Whether we like to admit it or not, coffee is something that a lot of us plan our days around. It helps us wake up in the morning and relax a little bit after a long day at work.
If your lover is a coffee lover, throw out their cruddy old machine and hook them up with something that'll make them better coffee, faster.
Today's coffee machines can make coffee on a schedule, they can brew fabulous ice coffee on hot days and they even accept those pod-based coffee flavors which can make every day a new experience.
5. Fun Collectibles
Everybody needs a hobby. If the person that you've committed your life to doesn't have one, help them discover something that they love by turning them on to some ideas.
You could buy your lover trading cards, collectible coins along with a complete guide to maintaining them, pins or anything else that you think would match their sensibilities.
Wine, while an acquired taste, rocks once you've sampled extraordinary varietals and vintages.
If your partner is already into wine, buy them a bottle that you know they'd never treat themselves to. If your partner hasn't gotten into wine yet, buy them a few bottles that come from different grapes and enjoy an in-home wine tasting!
7. Something Hand Made
Not everybody has the kind of money that's required to drop hundreds or a trip or on a fine bottle of wine. For those of you that are a little short on cash, we have some good news for you...
You don't have to spend a lot of money to make your partner happy.
If you can come up with wedding anniversary gift ideas that you can make, your loved one will appreciate the effort and you'll save some serious money when compared to some of our other suggestions.
8. Gamer Gear
Is your husband/wife a gamer? If they are and you've got some cash to spend, hook them up with some new gamer gear.
Getting your significant other a new console or VR headset is a safe bet. To spend less but still impress, you could also pick them up a new gaming controller or a popular game that's just hit the market.
8. Your Vows
If you and your lover have been together for long enough, surprise them on your wedding anniversary (or just before) by letting them know that you've arranged to have your vows renewed.
Recommitting yourself to your partner in front of everyone that you love is a gift that will mean the world to the person that loves you most.
Wrapping Up Our Wedding Anniversary Gift Ideas
Wedding anniversary gift ideas can be hard to come by but we hope that armed with our inspiration, you're able to land on the perfect present!
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