Getting gifts is great, but picking them can be more than tricky. Expressing your love and showing the other person how much they mean to you through gifts is never easy. If you’d like to get something truly memorable and nice for your partner you should take the time to think about it and prepare in advance, perhaps even make something yourself.

Still, not everyone has a talent for DIY projects, and sometimes you simply lack the time and patience necessary to make a great gift. If you’re not sure what to get for your partner, we’ve listed a few ideas for you.

Traditional gifts

There’s a number of unwritten rules about what are the best traditional gifts for the first wedding anniversary. A traditional first wedding anniversary gift is something made of paper, and this is a chance for you to give your partner something that you’ve made yourself. Get a beautiful leather-bound journal that you’re going to fill with love letters and notes on why you fell in love with your partner and what it is that you love about them the most.

Gift for techies

When was the last time you printed out some of the photos you have on your phone or camera?  Printing out your favorite photos is a nice idea, but if your partner is a techie, they will appreciate a bit innovative approach. A digital photo frame is the best gift for those who like to bring new life to traditional photos. Upload a few of your most cherished photos to the frame and set it so that photos change after a while. This way, you will be able to see your favorite photos in a single day, or over the course of a week. Digital frames need to be recharged, but they are a great way to decorate your living room or your desk and always have a reminder of your loved one.

Romantic weekend getaway

It doesn’t matter if this is your first or twenty-first anniversary, you can take the opportunity to renew your honeymoon and experience the same carefree days once again. It doesn’t have to be a two-week long vacation on a tropical island, a good old romantic weekend together is a great choice too. You can go to the same place you went for your honeymoon, or you can book a hotel or a spa for the two of you. Pamper your loved one and pick a destination that means a lot to both of you: someplace you’ve always wanted to visit, for example. If you want to make it really special, keep it a secret for as long as you can, and surprise your partner with good news on the night of your anniversary.

A special evening

You can try recreating your first date night or take your partner to a date once again. Pretend that you’ve just met and go through your favorite memories and events: your first kiss, your first vacation, the awkwardness of meeting each other’s parent for the first time, the first time you told each other ‘I love you’… This is incredibly romantic and it will make you fall in love with your partner all over again. You can make cocktails out of soft drinks and spirits, get a box of imported chocolate truffles, prepare your favorite dishes or go out for dinner, and try to fall in love all over again.

Life is hectic and chaotic, and if you put off the buying of your anniversary gift you might run out of time and end up without the gift. With your anniversary approaching, you’ll have to start thinking about the perfect gift soon. Take time to find something that will really speak of your love for the other person and that will show that you know them well.

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