Advice On What To Give Her
something special for an anniversary doesn't have to be complicated.
What it does have to be is an expression of love. Your celebration
should be something out-of-the ordinary that makes a statement
about what she means to you and what you mean to each other. Big
or small, there are endless romantic ways to recognize the years
you have shared, and plan to share, with your wife.
if you can. Maybe your wife has expressed an interest in a particular
restaurant, cultural event, or vacation idea. If she has, she
would be delighted to know that you were listening to her and
that you are putting her desires first. Try to arrange a getaway
- for an evening or a few days - but throw in a surprise in as
well. Take her to that restaurant she's been talking about the
night the pianist is playing. Get first row seats to a play. Make
sure your hotel room has a Jacuzzi and order room service to be
brought in at a pre-determined time. This will prove to her that,
not only were you listening, you were also thinking about how
to make the event as special and memorable as possible.
when both your lives are hectic, spending time with your spouse
is the most precious gift you can give her. When possible, take
the time to slow down and recognize each other as lovers and friends
in an environment totally removed from the complications of your
daily existence. Taking time out to reinforce romance is something
done for both of you, but sometimes excusing yourselves from both
of your jobs does not prove feasible. You must find another way
to recognize your anniversary.
plans should be as unique as your marriage. Adjust and define
them according to who you are as individuals and who you are as
a couple. No matter what you do, as long as you do something that
shows how much you care, she'll love you all the more for it.
gift may seem like a no-brainer, but anniversary gifts can either
sink or swim. An anniversary is not an excuse to buy something
that you both need. (An ATV does not say "I love you.")
A gift purchased for an anniversary should be one from the heart
- one that does not benefit you. Quality and thoughtfulness should
be the standards of foundation when choosing your gift.
gift: Jewelry! When going to your jeweler or shopping online,
keep in mind your wife's preferences. Does she like white gold,
yellow gold, platinum, or silver? If she's small, it's important
to purchase something that will complement her beauty, not overwhelm
it. Unless you know her jewelry style very well, play it safe.
Go for elegant over flashy. If she likes antiques, find a reputable
dealer who can help you in your search.
If you know
your wife has no desire for jewelry, a day at a nearby spa is
another great idea. Every woman loves a bit of pampering. An all-expense-paid
outing with one of her friends is another (with your anniversary
itself being a dinner together or some other activity that you
know she will enjoy). You can also cleverly deliver a rain-check
for a romantic escape in a beautiful bouquet of flowers, wrapped
up in a negligee, or in the form of tickets for two to another
Lingerie is a popular gift however, beware, only give it if you ALREADY
know she like it. If she does not already own at least one sexy
number, then there is a good chance that this is not her cup of
tea. You can still give a gift of sleepwear, but you might want
to make it more of a functional item that she can wear every day
like an elegant but comfy pajama set or a luxury bathrobe. The
problem with giving her sexy lingerie - if she has not already
expressed some interest in it - is that she may interpret it as
a gift more for you than her. If you have no idea whether she
would like lingerie but want to introduce her to it, that is okay
as long as you give it as a secondary gift in addition to a very
nice first gift like jewelry or something that you KNOW she wants.
Consider the lingerie a test gift. If she does genuinely like
it and wear it a lot, you know for future years that it is a safe
considered a traditional accompanying gift to the main gift. They
are not absolutely necessary if you are already giving an expensive
gift. If you are giving a smaller gift, we recommend that you
include flowers unless you know for sure that your wife does not
care for them. If she has to go to work on your anniversary, send
them to her work place (if it is an appropriate environment for
that). If you send her flowers every year, it is recommended that
you continue the tradition. We also really like this flower of the month club!
gift is a surprise. That can be a traditional gift like jewelry
or it can be some obscure item that she mentioned once in a conversation
a couple months ago. Whatever you choose to do, give it a personal
touch with a loving card that is not just signed. Write a warm
and intimate note inside. The note itself does not have to be
long. It can even be just one line, but adding that extra personalized
message will make all the difference.