When purchasing gifts for an anniversary it is important to look for gifts that will be meaningful and help celebrate the occasion in a special way. Regardless of whether you've been dating for a few months or a few years, the gift you decide to give your boyfriend for your anniversary should be memorable. Take into consideration your boyfriend's personality, interests and preferences when trying to choose that perfect gift.
Purchase tickets to a sporting event, theater production, conference or festival that you and your boyfriend will enjoy. Check out local listings for showtimes and make sure to plan in advance, as most events sell out quickly. Other events may include going to a concert or speaking engagement that your boyfriend would appreciate.
Plan a weekend getaway to a cozy bed-and-breakfast, a luxury resort or a rustic cabin. If you enjoy adventures, choose a location that will allow you to take in other activities while you are there like helicopter tours, whitewater rafting, or backpacking day hikes. If you are a more low-key couple, choose a resort that offers couples spa treatments, romantic dining options and winery tours.
Food Related Gifts
Plan to cook your boyfriend's favorite meal or dine at his favorite restaurant to mark the occasion. Candy, cookie and fruit bouquets can also make great anniversary gifts and can be personalized to add a special touch. Wine or beer-of-the-month club subscriptions may also be a good choice. Taking a cooking class together can also be a great way to celebrate your anniversary.
Purchase the expensive watch, shades or designer item of clothing he's been eyeing. Plan an exotic trip for two or make reservations at a five-star restaurant. Plan a big party complete with hiring his favorite band. Buy a piece of artwork from his favorite collection. Hire an interior designer to create a media room that he will love. Surprise him with any of these options for a truly extravagant anniversary gift.
Revisiting the site of your first date, writing a love song or poem, or compiling a memory book of your relationship are great sentimental gifts for your anniversary. Make a list of all the things you appreciate about your boyfriend and have it framed along with a picture of the two of you together or purchase an item that can be engraved that has meaning for the two of you.
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