It is no surprise that giving anniversary gifts for a husband can be a bit of a minefield. To some women receiving a gift is not important, many even admit to not buying gifts for anniversaries, but to all, the number one rule of wedding anniversaries is not to forget.
1. “I got you a new hoover sweatheart”
The worst wedding anniversary gift would be that of any electrical implement involved in any household chore, it’s neither romantic nor personal and is reminiscent of the old fashioned idea that a woman’s work is to look after the home. Many would argue anything with a plug on it is a definite no, so if you want to keep your significant other happy then steer clear of electrical gadgetry.
2. “You need to get fit babe”
Sports goods, whether that is exercise equipment or clothing, or gym membership are all particularly bad ideas, they suggest weight gain and are certain to offend a lady who is sensitive about that particular issue. It really is not rocket science, who wants to be reminded that they might not look as good as they used to!
3. “But you are a mother too”
Personalised anniversary gifts are thoughtful, sweet, and sure to impress…unless they’re done incorrectly. Imagine how disappointed she would be to discover the wrong wedding anniversary date engraved on her present or her name spelt incorrectly! This also covers the all purpose gift, like a monogrammed dressing gown, especially if she discovers it is a gift you had once given to your mother. Sure she may love your Mother very much, but she certainly will not want to be wearing the same clothes!
4. “You’re looking a bit wrinkly darling”
A bottle of her favourite perfume is an ideal anniversary gift, but be wary of other cosmetics. If you are not an expert on women’s skincare you might inadvertently give your wife a tube of wrinkle cream or acne lotion. Of course you didn’t mean to convey that she is wrinkled or acne-ridden, but she could easily interpret it that way. Perfume is a better choice, because it is more of a luxury item. Just be sure you don’t accidentally purchase the scent that your ex used to wear!
5. “Buy your own gift dear”
Cash given as a gift demonstrates lack of thought and any gift that might vaguely compare your wife to a paid escort should definitely be avoided. Gift cards can be a better alternative, but they are still not a favoured gift. After all a husband should never have difficulty in knowing what to get.
6. “We can do some great burgers on this barbecue my lovely”
Something you secretly want for yourself is never a good idea, for example, a new barbecue; when everyone knows when it comes to a barbecue men will automatically find the hidden cook in themselves, even if they never cook at any other time of the year.
You should be safe if you avoid any of the above ideas for an anniversary gift, and remember it has to be personal to your wife, romantic and demonstrate your true feeling for her and her alone.