Trying to come up with new ideas for your partner year on year can be quite difficult at times! There are times where you might be thinking, “Haven’t I got him everything he already has by now?”. However, if you have a deep think there will always something new and thrilling that you’ll be able to come up with. And hey, for everything else, there’s always the internet and lists like this, isn’t there! A little inspiration never hurt anyone, that’s for sure. But how do you decide what’s right for your man?
You’ll need to ask yourself a few questions before deciding a good gift to be. For instance, what are his hobbies? His likes? Does he have much free time? Does he appreciate the finer things in life? Or maybe he likes a good project? All the answers to these questions will help to guide you in the right direction when it comes to choosing the best anniversary gift for your man.
A classic Chivas gift basket
There’s nothing better than a drop of Chivas Regal 12-year-old Scotch Whiskey when it comes to a bit of indulgence at the end of the day. For a man with scotch tastes who likes a bit of a surprise, deliver a class Chivas gift basket to his work on your anniversary day along with a nice note. Pair the Chivas with some chocolates, nuts, relish and olives to make it a terrific gift, which you can order wrapped and presented beautifully all with a few clicks while on the couch in your PJs. Too easy.
A food dehydrator
Your man love jerky? Why not get him a device where he can make it a home himself? Not only is jerky expensive to buy pre-made, it’s also relatively cheap and easy to make at home with the help of a dehydrator. He can use his new appliance to try out a range of different meats and spice mixes until he finds his dream combinations. Let him proudly let your guests sample delicious jerky from his dehydrator, quite a coup for home “cooking”.
While watches aren’t necessary in this day and age, a smart, timeless watch can elevate any outfit – which is why a great watch is the perfect wedding anniversary gift, so long as you know that he’ll appreciate it and not leave it lurking in his drawer in favour of his mobile phone. Really nice watches can be hundreds to thousands of dollars so you may want to put a little away in advance for a gift such as this one or pay it in the lead up to your anniversary.
The latest gaming system
Maybe your man is a bit of a kid at heart. If so, he’s going to really get excited when he unwraps his new gaming system! Xbox or PlayStation (but make sure to surreptitiously find out his preferred system), whichever works – and then either give him some credit to download new games online or purchase a few in store so he can get gaming straight away. Make sure to buy two controllers, so the both of you (or even one of his mates) can have a play head to head at the same time.
Still don’t know?
If you’re still stumped for ideas a good way to find inspiration is by seeing which year anniversary it is of yours. Each year has a different associated material with it, for instance, cotton, wood, platinum, and gold. Looking up which year it is for you can help steer you in the right direction if you’re not very good at trying to figure out presents. There are both traditional themes as well as modern themes, for instance, your first-year anniversary traditional theme is paper, whereas if you’re going for a modern theme, this is clocks. So perhaps you could choose to buy him a rare edition of an old book if you’re going for the traditional theme, or a watch, if you’re going for the modern theme instead.
As far as anniversary presents are concerned, all it matters is that you show your man that you love him – whether it’s a gift, or just a back rub if you’re saving together for something special such as a trip overseas. As always, it’s the thought that counts and he knows that. Make sure to celebrate your anniversary whatever you do. Your wedding was a special one so make sure to acknowledge it as such!