Anniversaries are a great opportunity to show your partner or spouse just how much they mean to you, not to mention giving you an excuse to get dressed up and celebrate. Whether it’s your first or seventeenth anniversary with your partner, nothing beats the look on their face when they open a meaningful, thoughtful gift they’ll remember forever.
As the years go by, it can get harder to think of unique ideas, but that’s where we come in. We’ve put together a list of 7 of the most memorable anniversary gifts you can give to your partner this year. You won’t find any cliches like chocolates and wine bottles here. Let’s get into them now.
1. Engraved Jewelry
A classic but unforgettable gift has to be engraved jewelry. Upgrade a traditional gift of jewelry to a bespoke piece for your partner by getting it engraved. Whether it’s with their name, your anniversary or their favorite quote – you can make it truly unique. Plus, they’ll always remember you when they wear it.
2. Custom Paint by Numbers
If your partner is creative at heart, let them express themselves with a paint by numbers kit. You can purchase a custom paint by numbers set from a photo of your choice for your loved one. Whether it’s a scene from a trip you took together or a photo of friends, family, or your pet, this is a gift that keeps giving. Not only is it super thoughtful and personalized, but it’s an activity you can do together, AND you get a great new decoration for your place afterwards!
3. Commission an Art Piece for Them
If you both aren’t artsy, then leave it to the professionals. Bespoke art pieces aren’t just for the ultra-rich. There are a tonne of illustrators and artists out there online who run independent businesses selling their art. And you can get a piece made just for your loved one, whether it’s a portrait, their favorite place or style of art.
4. Book a Trip
For those with slightly bigger budgets, then you can book a trip for your anniversary. Take your partner to a new place or your favorite place for an unforgettable experience.
Maybe there’s something your partner has always wanted to try – from bungee jumping to paintballing – that would be the perfect anniversary activity for you both. Experiences are super memorable, and you both get to enjoy them together!
6. DIY Gifts
They say it’s the thought that counts, right? If you want your gift to really stick in your partner’s mind, then why not make them a gift for your anniversary! You could try making a scrapbook of your relationship, full of your favorite memories, or make them something like a vase or personalized playlist.
7. Recreate a Date
Whether it’s the first-ever date you went on, or just one of your best ones, recreating a date is a great way to celebrate your love and reflect on memories. Plus, your partner will appreciate the thoughtfulness you put into your gift and remember it forever. You might even do it better the second time around!