Marriage is a promise of everlasting love; a promise of caring; a promise to remain by your spouse’s side, and sharing the pain and enjoying the happiness, with him/her. If you’re married, you know that these promises are meant to be kept. And if you’re married for a year, or years, now, it’s time to show your spouse what he/she means to you and how much you still love him/her.
An anniversary without the exchange of some romantic gifts is an anniversary which rings the bell of separation. Now, the meaning of ‘romantic gifts may range through a vast ocean of choices. For one person, a romantic present may just be a rose coupled with an anniversary card; for some others maybe, it means a lot more expensive gift.
If you know what your spouse lays his/her taste in, it’s quite easy for you to bring him a gift. So, on this approaching anniversary, add a small dash of romance, and show him/her that he/she’s still loved a lot. Let’s see if we find the perfect romantic gift for the special occasion.
Before starting the array of gifts to choose from, you may want to know what tradition says about anniversaries. Tradition says there’s a particular material/thing, which symbolizes the different years of anniversary. For example, 1st year – Paper, 2nd year – Cotton, 3rd year – Leather, 4th year – Fruits or flowers, 5th year – Woodenware, 6th year – Candy, 7th year – Wool, 8th year – Bronze, 9th year – Pottery, 10th year, 25th year – Silver, 50th year – Gold, 60th year – Diamond. So, if one has his or her firm belief in the tradition, one may opt for presenting his or her spouse with gifts with the materials (things) mentioned above.
Now, there are certain gifts, which are ’common’ to both sexes, i.e. some gifts, which may be given to either him or her, without feeling awkward. Some of them are listed below.
Flower are the most common, yet undying of nature. True it is mostly associated with women, still it is quite ‘gift able’ to a man. A more romantic way of gifting the flowers would be, to mail the bouquet to his or her workplace, with a personal message attached. Or, you may also send him/her flowers at every hour of that special day (preferably through someone else), and then when he/she is finally in front of you, present him/her with a large bouquet.
Who doesn’t like chocolates? Gift him/her set of chocolates (maybe filled with almond and nuts); to say how sweet he/she has made your life by being in it.
A very nice gift; especially for the ones who have immense pressure of workload.
Dissolve, with your spouse, in the serene tranquility of a distant ‘postcard-worthy’ place. Bid adieu to your regular life, and enjoy the personal time together.
Candle Light Dinner
A personal favorite of many, this is the king of all romantic gifts. You can either book a table for a romantic candle light dinner, or you may arrange it yourself. The sweet and serene hues of the lit-up candles, the aura of romance, the whispering thoughts between two souls; this will make for a perfect romantic gift, and a wonderful evening. If anything was lost in your love life, this should bring it back, with more gusto.
We are done with the list of gifts that, any half of a married couple may present to the other half. Now let’s see the other presents, which are personalized for a single half of the couple.
This should not come as a surprise to anybody. Women love jewelry, shiny ornaments, especially diamonds; it’s like they are made for each other. “Diamonds are a women’s best friend.” The price of this gift will really put a hole in your pocket, but it will also fill your heart, when you see her smile with the jewelry put on. You may give her one of those heart shaped diamonds- lined pendants.
Hand Made gifts
Women kind is a class of emotional creatures. Though nothing compares to jewelry, hand made gifts are pretty close to a woman’s heart. If you want to be different, this year, have a small budget, or somehow forgot about the day, this gift may come handy. Write a letter, describing how much she means to you, how your life changed with the inclusion of her, how she’s giving you all the happiness, in the world, to you. Put the letter inside a white envelope, and put a red rose on top of it. If possible, put this ‘gift’ beside a lit-up candle.
Present her with a hamper, or take her to a masseuse and gift her a day of relaxation. After all she does, to maintain a home; she deserves a day to get relaxed.
Made by hand, by crafty artisans from all over the world, these come in a wide range. You can present her with this, and a letter, or jewelry, or pendants, etc. inside.
Hand Made Scrapbook
This is one gift that is personal and touching at the same time. Collect all the top-notch photos (the special moments) that were clicked throughout your marriage life and either make a copy of them, or use them as they are. Now, on a handmade, or bought, scrapbook, start pasting the photographs (with captions tagging along), in an ascending order from the day you were married. If possible you can also include some pages in between, dedicated to some of the important events of your married life.
Some accessories, like leather goods for example, are very dear to a man. Gift him with expensive leather coats, outfits, belts, purses, etc. Accessories may also include watches, rings, wrist bands, ties, or other trinkets.
A Tasty Dish
It is well said that “the way to a man’s heart is through his stomach.” So cook up a dish that is his favorite, or a dish he had somewhere other than home, and surprise him. Avoid cooking up an oily and spicy dish.
Men are suckers for gadgets! It is true. If your man is a gadget freak, or wants to be one, get him some of the latest technology for the next anniversary. He will love the gadget, and his love for you will at increase too.
A romantic gift for your spouse may re-kindle the love in between, and keep it aflame for a long time. From the simplicity of gifts like flowers and letter, to their expensive counterparts; try out any, and see the desired effect.