Picking a present for any occasion may be a nightmare when it comes to all the planning. We all want to show the other person that we care but picking the perfect present to show that care and love may seem like an impossible task. Luckily for us, anniversary gifts traditionally have a theme they are made from. There is now even a modern theme that can be followed for anniversary gifts.
Let’s take a look at traditional and modern anniversary themes, as well as gift ideas for these themes:
1. First Anniversary – Traditional: Scrapbooks, Modern: Clocks
For a traditional gift, try making a scrapbook filled with memories of the first year of your relationship. This will make for a sentimental gift. As for the modern gift, you can get an engraved clock. The clock can symbolise the time you have spent together and will continue to spend together.
2. Second Anniversary – Traditional: Something they use frequently, Modern: China dining set
For a traditional gift, try embroidering something for your partner on an item they use frequently, such as a t-shirt or pillowcase. This will make for a gift that will always make them smile when they see it. As for a modern gift, a China dining set will make for a great gift as it can be used on all special occasions.
3. Third Anniversary – Traditional: Leather, Modern: Crystal/Glass
A leather wallet makes for a great traditional three year anniversary gift. You can even get a small passport sized photo of yourself to put inside the wallet, so they have a reminder of you wherever they go. For a modern gift, try getting them a crystal figure of something that is meaningful to them (for example, if they have a pet that means a lot to them, a crystal figure of the pet would make a great gift).
4. Fourth Anniversary – Traditional: Fruits/Flowers, Modern: Appliances
Traditionally, fruits or flowers are pretty straightforward gifts. Instead of going for a basic floral arrangement, try making a bouquet on your own. This will mean more to your partner and might even cost you less! As for a modern gift, try getting a household appliance that you both need but haven’t been able to buy due to the price.
5. Fifth Anniversary – Traditional: Wood Carving, Modern: Silverware
If you want to go for a traditional present made of wood, try carving something on your own for your partner. If you don’t have the skills to do that, get an engraved wooden item made for your partner. It could be something small like a keychain, to serve as a reminder of you. As for the modern fifth year anniversary gift, a good silverware set is always a great present! It can be used on a daily basis, giving it good use in your household.