Your wedding was no doubt one of the happiest days of your life. But one thing’s for sure is that when you were making plans to marry the love of your life, you aimed to make it as unique as possible to you and your partner. From the colour scheme you chose to your dress and the location, each aspect was chosen carefully to reflect who you are as a couple.
Since every couple is original, when you’re commemorating your relationship, your gifts should be original too. Instead of the cookie-cutter gifts, these are a few alternative ideas that are ideal for celebrating your relationship in a unique way and show your partner that you care.
A year’s worth of date nights
Maintaining connection and intimacy throughout your married life is something that all couples will tell you is the key to a happy relationship, whether you’ve been married one year or 20. As a unique gift, why not provide your partner with a jar of date night ideas for the rest of the year? Each week, one of you can pick out a suggestion so you never run out of ideas and always have fun activities to look forward to. On your next anniversary, you can reminisce over all the memories you’ve made together over the past year and your favourite dates you’ve enjoyed together.
If you’re a believer that fate brought you and your partner together, what better gift than a synastry chart – a snapshot of the exact planetary coordinates of the time in which you and your partner were born? A synastry chart looks like a birth chart, with a wheel divided into 12 sections, but instead of just seeing the details of your own birth, you’ll see them in relation to your partners. Each aspect shape produced provides a different meaning, showcasing the unique dynamics of your relationship. It’s a wonderful talking point and something that your spouse is sure to adore.
Membership to a class
What better way to celebrate your anniversary than by signing up to a class or workshop that you can take part in together and make new memories together? There are plenty of one-off classes you can join, from dancing lessons and sushi classes to making handmade chocolates and wine tasting, so you can find activities that are of interest to both of you and local to your area. What’s more, it’s a skill that you’ll learn that you can then enjoy together for many years to come for future date nights.
Hot air balloon rides
Give your partner the gift of spectacular vistas and a truly unforgettable experience with a hot air balloon ride where they can witness the sun rise from the sky before enjoying a glass of champagne on landing. There are several locations around the UK where you can enjoy spectacular views, from the Lake District to the Sussex Downs. If you want to make a full day or even weekend of your experience, you could follow up your balloon ride by exploring the local surroundings for the rest of the day afterwards to really make the most of your time in your chosen destination.
Bespoke couple’s portrait
Nothing shows you care quite like a custom, handmade gift that’s truly original. So, why not purchase a bespoke painted version of your favourite photograph of you both as a couple, whether it’s from a memorable date night, a special holiday or your wedding day. There are countless artists on sites such as Etsy who offer beautiful illustrations and watercolour paintings, for art that’s exclusive to you as a couple and adds a special touch to your home.
A map of your travels
If you’re a couple that loves to travel and you want a present that keeps on giving, year after year, why not gift your partner a world map push-pin print? The idea behind this gift is that you’ll put a coloured push-pin into each destination on the map that you’ve travelled to together – over time, the map will become more filled with pins to document your shared travel experiences, serving as a reminder of all the beautiful places you’ve explored as a couple. It’ll also act as inspiration for future travel trips and adventures you can plan together.
Make is special
Your anniversary is a special day, so it’s worthy of a special gift to match. Celebrate your wedding in the best way possible with a gift that your partner will remember for a lifetime and that holds special meaning for you both. From unique prints that you can admire every day to gifts that showcase your shared interests or experiences that you’ll talk about for years, your wedding anniversary gifts should be as original and memorable as your wedding day.