Husbands, this one is for you! Are you prepping for an anniversary on the horizon? Whether it’s your first, fifth, or 30th, it’s important to make treat every year together with the fervor these milestones deserve. Sometimes, men need a little help with their romantic gestures, and if you’re looking to impress your special lady on an upcoming anniversary, these ideas are sure to have her smiling from ear to ear and feeling your love.
Learn Something New Together
Spend your anniversary expanding your horizons and take a class together. Is there something the two of you have discussed an interest in? Perhaps it’s a painting class instruction to turn you both into the modern-day versions of Van Gogh, or maybe it’s a cooking course that will have you throwing spices around like Emeril. Consider what she is passionate about (and what you’ll also enjoy) and look around your local area to determine what might be available either the night or week of your anniversary. Many times these courses are multiple weeks long, meaning you’ll have date nights set up for the foreseeable future—a sentiment she’ll definitely appreciate.
Take the Time to Customize
Consider getting a unique gift customized with her specifically in mind. I love the idea of personalizing gift items, because it takes more effort than simply looking at an item and pressing “purchase”. Any material item you can think of can generally be personalized; it might be an engraved Tiffany’s locket with your initials on the back, or maybe a jewelry box etched with her name. You can even find wine glasses to personalize—truly the sky is the limit, so use your creativity and think of something you know she’ll get plenty of use from.
Some Home Décor
Is the special lady a home décor connoisseur? Is she particular about the home looking a certain way? Consider appealing to her design sensibilities with some awesome décor options that encapsulate a modern, trendy style. Find all the stylish decorations you need from a modern shop, like this one here. Once you’ve got everything you need, wait until a day she’s out running errands or enlist a friend to take her to dinner and get to installing and hanging up all your new décor items. Pro tip: Only follow through with this surprise idea if you know her personal style and preferences like the back of your hand—you don’t want to end up purchasing something she’ll detest and have to live with.
Whisk Her Away
Old romance novels had it right—everyone deserves to be whisked away on a special occasion. Channel your debonair side and put together a surprise trip—the most important part is to keep it a secret. If you’re worried about her having conflicting plans, tell her simply to reserve the preferred weekend in her calendar but give her no other details. If you’re scrambling for a last-minute weekend plan, just use hoteltonight.com. They’ve got pretty great deals on last-minute reservations and you can usually find four and five star hotel reservations at a fraction of their normal price.
Use Your Words
Sometimes we take for granted the words “I Love You”. While they’re true, sometimes they lose their emphasis as we say them so often. This anniversary, learn new ways to express your feelings for the women you’ve pledged your life to. This means sitting down with pen and paper and detailing, word for word, exactly how she makes you feel. If you need a bit of inspiration, borrow the words of a famous poet and start your letter with sentiments you feel accurately express your feelings towards her. Often, it just takes getting some words on the paper to inspire them to flow out of your mind and through the pen. You need not have the eloquence of a seasoned writer; simply taking the time to even attempt to explain how important and special she is will definitely touch her heart.
If you’ve got an anniversary coming up and you want to make sure the lovely woman in your life knows just how much of a treasure she is, use these fantastic anniversary surprises to make for a celebration the both of you will remember for years