Staying inspired over the years can be a challenge. As the years go by, thinking of new and surprising anniversary gifts gets difficult. Still, it’s important to showcase how much you care about your significant other and put in the work to make your anniversary special for both of you.
If you want to express your love to your wife for your wedding anniversary, try these five surprising ideas.
A Surprise Flower Delivery
Flowers are a timeless anniversary gift that will still “wow” your wife, even decades into your marriage. For a fun surprise, send anniversary flowers to your wife while she’s at work for a great way to show her that you’re thinking about her.
Get creative when choosing a bouquet. You can’t go wrong with the traditional red or white roses as a symbol of enduring love. Alternatively, you can leave it to the experts to put together something original and unique. For a truly touching sentiment, get a bouquet that includes your original wedding flowers or one that emulates a floral gift from the early days of your relationship.
If your wife is the type that appreciates potted plants more than a bouquet, get her a new plant baby. You may think that she has too many plants already, but you’re mistaken. There is no such thing as too many plants for a plant-lover!
A Romantic Treasure Hunt
Sometimes the best gift isn’t a thing, but rather an experience you can share together. One of the most thoughtful, engaging anniversary gifts you can give your wife is a romantic treasure hunt.
This option is a great gift option that you can handle as a DIY or use a service like Let’s Roam to put together for you. Depending on your current COVID-19 situation, you can also scale this gift down to stay away from public areas or stay safe at home.
Make this gift special by incorporating clues and destinations that relate to your relationship. For example, your clues could take you to your favorite restaurant, her favorite coffee shop, or one of your favorite spots to unwind and take in the view. Finish the search with a romantic dinner or picnic.
A Luxurious Lazy Day
Brunch fans know that evening anniversary celebrations are overrated. Instead, channel some Sunday brunch vibes into your anniversary plans by planning a day that has, well, no plans at all.
Start with breakfast and coffee in bed, enjoying some music and unplugged time. Then, ensure you have everything you need to shut out the world and enjoy some alone time together. Spend the day hanging out in your pajamas, watching movies, and staying offline.
If you have friends or family members who tend to drop in unannounced, make a “do not disturb” sign for the door and make a promise not to let the outside world in. For a tangible gift option, surprise your wife with a new robe or comfortable lounge set that she can wear for your luxurious lazy day.
A Relaxing Getaway
Sometimes you just need a few days away to break out of your routine and reconnect with your partner. Surprise your wife with a well-planned relaxing getaway. This gift is especially lovely if your wife tends to be the planner in your relationship.
Take on the onus of putting a special weekend together, asking for help from other people as needed. While your wife may need to know that you have something planned, the more of a surprise it can be, the better.
A Trip Back in Time
If you’re ever at a loss for inspiration, recreate the highlight reel of your relationship. Recreate your first date or your proposal. Revisit places that have meaning to you as a couple, and never underestimate the power of nostalgia.
If it’s been a while since you’ve had photos taken together, consider hiring a photographer to recreate your wedding photos. You can even surprise her with an intimate vow renewal to show how much the years together mean to you and how excited you are for the years ahead.
The thing to remember when planning an anniversary surprise is the time and commitment to putting something together. Whether you opt for a simple, yet stunning bouquet or a grand getaway weekend, it’s a chance to tell your wife how much you care.