A wedding anniversary is simply the second date on which a wedding was celebrated. For some, it’s the first wedding as well, since they married the day before or after the wedding. Traditionally, traditional names for these are: for example, fifty years of married life is referred to as a “silver wedding anniversary”, or simply a “silver wedding anniversary”. The year of the wedding is also a significant factor, with a wedding anniversary being termed the “thirties” in some countries.
There are a number of options when it comes to wedding anniversary gifts. For example, one of the most popular is to present a small item such as a linen tie-shaped bottle, or some other type of small item that can be used as a remembrance of the wedding. It should have some significance, such as a symbol of a shared history or friendship. However, other gifts are less direct and are more appropriate, such as:
First, there’s the tin can. It’s the anniversary of your wedding day, and so naturally you’d want something to commemorate it in some way. A nice option is a tin of champagne, with a lovely ribbon tied around the neck of the bottle. It could also be a gift box in which to store champagne, glasses and other little tokens that will remind her of your special day every time she sees it. Of course, there’s nothing like a nice bottle of champagne, but you could present her with a tin of chocolates instead, which she can take with her everywhere she goes.
Alternatively, your anniversary gifts could be something a bit more indirect. Perhaps your partner had a particular interest or hobby that came to mind during your relationship, and it would be a nice idea to remember it on your golden wedding anniversaries. If this is something which has always been important to you both, then go for something romantic. You could give each other a beautiful photo album, with a printed poem engraved on the cover. Alternatively, why not have a photo montage of the happy times, with all of your special memories printed on the cover?
For something a little less intimate, there are lots of different items which are suitable for any wedding anniversary – including such unlikely ones as miniature roses and bottle openers. For the 19th anniversary, you might want to give your husband a set of crystal heart-shaped vases, or perhaps a pair of cufflinks engraved with a date. For your 20th anniversary, you could present your husband with a bottle of his favourite wine, along with some champagne. If he loves music, why not buy him a set of CD’s of his favourite music, or make him some CD’s of his own which he can play at home on the night.
So if you’ve been looking for wedding anniversary gifts for some time now, it’s time to start thinking about changing things a little. Rather than going for traditional wedding anniversary gifts, why not think outside the box? It doesn’t have to break the bank, and you can get some really great ideas this way. What has become popular over the last few years is actually edible gifts, particularly for the new generation of married couples. There’s something so romantic about sending flowers and balloons, so why not try something more unusual?