Is it that time of the year? Are you getting “Anniversary Jitters”? Can’t blame you, Choosing gifts for your loved ones can be exciting as well as stressful. ‘Is the gift too small?’, ‘Too pretentious?’, ‘Will they like it?’, ‘What if they don’t?’, list of those anxieties just go on and on. Yes, we understand your pain and no, we don’t think you are unreasonable. We are here to help you out with some suggestions.
Before we trudge into the mammoth task of brain picking and gifting ideas, let me calm your nerves by reminding you, don’t worry, its not the gift that counts but the effort behind it. But a nice gesture would be appreciated if it is accompanied by thoughtful presents.
Anniversaries are one of the few occasions that can rejuvenate the romantic memories and make you thankful for the togetherness. Running short on money? Think you can’t do it with the grandeur? Wrap the gift with love, shine through your effort and get through the occasion with grace. After all, like the old saying ‘it is not the gift, but the thought that counts’. Let us call for some grace under pressure techniques to slide through gift ideas.
Handmade gifts : Craft items not only showcase your talent but also your effort and hard work behind executing the idea. In this case your patience will be rewarded with your partner appreciating the gesture associating it as a memorable romantic moment to enrich the happiness in your lives. Cards, scrapbooks, dream catchers, anything you made out of your creativity can be turned into a beautiful gift. Smarter the thought, impressive the gift would be.
Books with notes : Books to share the insights to your partner can be a wondrous gift to anyone who has some flair towards reading. It can be anything, from a book with a relatable title, romantic theme, favourite genre or author to a favourite of yours which you want to share with your partner. Adding a note on the front page with a tiny mark of your love would make the gesture a precious one. Just be a little perfectionist with your choice of books to give your partner. Just keep reminding yourself that it is an anniversary gift, so no to death and mourning themes unless they are passionate about it.
Photo printed gifts : Be it a coffee mug, photo frame or necklaces and charms, the picture of your union in a special happy memory is going to be equally special. You choosing to keep the memoir of the gone moment in the era of technology adds more charm to the gift.
Memory Card filled with favourite songs and movies : Yea, we got YouTube, internet, Netflix. But choosing your favorites and compiling them together as a gift takes thought serious thought and consideration. Most importantly it shows that you care about the other person enough to remember their favorites.
Chocolate, flowers and wine : Sounds a little old school? Well, be a little old school, it saves you from a lot of trouble. This never gets cheesy as long as rom coms and popular culture celebrates them as symbols of pure love. This seems to be the easiest way to show someone they mean world to you or you care about their happiness. Yea, this shit never gets old, maybe pair it up with a movie or two. You’ll have one beautiful anniversary ever.
Ride and Picnic : Bike or car ride? Gave a thought about it? It gives you quality time to spend your precious moments and share happiness. You could simply roam around, see places and relax. A chill celebration filled with private picnic moments.
Cosmetics and Bath Set : What could be more thoughtful than a bathing set and cosmetics to relax and feel beautiful after a tiresome day. It could not used as an anniversary gift at the moment but it would be a useful gift for the upcoming hard days of real life.
None of this would be fancy gifts that would cost you heaps of money. But these gifts have more personalized touch that bridge to your life than the materialistic efforts. Combining these sweet efforts with materialistic gifts can take them over the moon at the same time. Keep this pointer at heart; you wouldn’t know when you need them.