Unique Anniversary Gift Ideas
Unique traditional anniversary gifts
These days, it is not as important to provide a traditional anniversary gift. However there is a lot of romance
around the notion of giving a unique gift that is based in tradition, especially when it involves something as important
as your marriage. The Genie suggests taking a different and unique take with your traditional anniversary gift.
To get you started, here is a list of the main anniversary gifts required by tradition that may give you ideas
for your anniversary gift:
4th: Fruit and flower, linen
6th: Sugar and sweet, iron
7th: Wool and copper
8th: Bronze and rubber
9th: Pottery and willow
10th: Tin or aluminum
12th: Silk and fine linen
18th: Cat's eye
30th: Pearls, ivory
35th: Coral, jade
A great way to make the gift unique is to make the connection to the material a loose one. For instance, paper
can be used to print tickets to a ball or you could wrap a gift in silk (even write a birthday message on silk).
There are plenty of ways to use your imagination.
Say it and mean it on your anniversary
The greatest gifts come from the heart. So with actions and words, express how you feel. Take the time to write
a love letter or poem that relays to them how you feel. Take quotes from your favorite songs, those words you sing
together and mean something special only to the two of you. It doesn't matter if you are not the finest writer
in the world. That is not why they are with you. It will mean so much to them if they know that you took the time
to make this unique gift for your anniversary.
If you are unsure on how to write a romantic poem or letter, here is a quick guide to get you started. Firstly, write
down the things you love about them, the adventures you have recently had, the dreams you possess and a few things
you appreciate about them but neglect to remind them. Then use this to create a brief flowing prose. Once you have
done this, something that seems so simple, you are already half way there to creating this unique anniversary gift.
Now go through your letter and replace any words that seem weak and put stronger ones in there. Use words that
carry a strong meaning, like 'passion', 'devotion' and 'destiny'. Use natural metaphores, such as 'a love written in
the stars, two souls bound together since time immemorable' and 'a blossoming love that blushes like the first
weeks of spring'. Remember that you can be soppy and sometimes a little playful because it is only between you. Be open
and honest, try not to get too carried away and promise what you can't deliver. Show yourself in a truthful light.
When you finish your letter, deliver it in a unique fashion by placing it in a bottle, hiding it inside an otherwise
mundane gift or sending it through the post.
There are three main ways to use photographs to give a remarkable anniversary gift that is unique. Try these ideas
if you want to capture your a snapshot of your lives together.
Don't be afraid to get creative with your gift. This is a great chance to show your love by making
- Professional photography: Though it is expensive, the gift will long outlast the memory of the cost.
Take your partner to a professional photographer and get special photos taken. It is important to consider
what you would like before approaching a photographer. Are you looking for a glamorous photo in black and white,
or an old fashioned shot of you in a country field. Professional photographs know good locations for taking
photos so go in with both ideas and an open mind.
- Photo Book: If you have some time to spare and digital photos of you and your partner, give one of the
most original gifts by creating a photo book. These are just like your typical coffee table book with glossy
photos professionally laid out, but done by you instead. There are companies on the internet who do everything
for you. They provide the software for you to upload your photos, lay them out on pages then have them
printed and delivered to your door. Try companies like Shutterfly and
Blurb to see what the latest product offerings are.
- Old photos + photo frames: When you have a unique photo of you and your partner that you wish to
share with them, get it reprinted and placed in a photo frame for them. For an original spin on this idea,
get many photos and put in wall hanging frame or even printed onto a canvas.
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