Let’s face it, men aren’t the best at remembering anniversaries. Even if they do, they probably won’t buy the gift you want.
If you’ve gotten gas station roses and chocolates for your recent anniversaries, it’s time to take matters into your own hands.
Do you want to make sure you get the best anniversary gift this year? Keep reading to discover five great gift ideas to help you give him a hint.
1. A Night Out
Some of the best anniversary gifts are experiences and not material items.
Tell your husband that you’d love a special date night together. Ask that he finds a babysitter for the kids and plans a whole evening, complete with dinner and an activity.
Years down the road, you may not remember the gifts he bought you, but you’ll remember that time he took you to a Broadway show for your anniversary.
2. Personalized Decor
Any personalized home decor makes great anniversary gifts for her.
Wooden canvases are trendy right now and easy to customize. Have your husband choose the design and add in your last name or wedding date. Or, combine photos with a quote for an even more personalized touch.
If your husband is design-challenged, design the decor yourself and let him know that it’s in your online shopping cart. Sometimes, it helps to ask for exactly what you want.
3. New Jewelry
New jewelry is always one of the top anniversary gifts.
Wedding ring sets are also a great option. If you were on a budget during your wedding or it’s been a few years, it’s time to upgrade your wedding ring. You can also keep your original set for sentimental reasons and add an anniversary band instead.
4. Planned Photo Shoot
When was the last time you and your husband had professional photos taken together? A perfect anniversary gift is a planned photo shoot.
Drop hints to your loved one that you want more recent photos of the two of you. Tell him about a local photographer whose style you like and let him plan the rest.
A bonus is if he lets you go shopping for coordinating outfits as part of your gift!
5. Practical Items
Not all anniversary gifts are romantic, many are practical.
This special occasion is the perfect time to ask for that KitchenAid Mixer or espresso maker you’ve been wanting. These items are high dollar and not something you’d normally buy for yourself.
How to Get The Best Anniversary Gift
Now that you know what gift you want, it’s time to make sure you get the best anniversary gift.
Start by making sure he remembers your anniversary in the first place. Circle the date on your family calendar and ask him where he wants to eat and how he wants to celebrate. By reminding him early, you’re more likely to get your gift.
Then, leave him hints about what you want.
Slip the item into conversations or point out the item if you see it while shopping together. Leave a magazine on the counter opened to the gift you want. And the easiest method — tell him that you want it.
Now that you’ve got your anniversary gift handled, start thinking about Mother’s Day. Check out our online gift guides for the best gift ideas for every occasion.