Top tips for buying anniversary gifts

December 27, 2018
Top tips for buying anniversary gifts

It’s your wedding anniversary and you are looking for the perfect gift for your partner. This can be quite stressful, it’s true. However, there is no need to fret. There are many gift options which you may not have thought of. That’s why we are here to help you out.

So, while your partner is searching all the fashionable and stylish jewellery stores in Canal Walk shopping centre for the right gift for you, here are some top tips for buying anniversary gifts.

Buy them tickets for a concert or event

Throughout South Africa, you will find that many concerts and events will be happening in the upcoming months. And there will more than likely be something that your significant other will love. This could even count as a date night as you can buy two tickets and go together. Even better, try to book tickets at a Computicket store for the date of your anniversary. From live music in Cape Town to vintage car shows in Johannesburg, you will find something to suit your partner’s taste.

This is a special gift as it is an experience that you will both remember for years to come. You know your spouse better than anyone, so you can be certain that you will choose a concert or event that they will enjoy. And, let’s be honest, you’ll get something out of it as well because they aren’t going to go alone.

Be sentimental

If you have been together for many years, you should consider buying or making your partner a sentimental item. This could be a photo collage in a beautiful frame, a homemade video, or even just a letter telling them how much you love them. It’s a great way to show your affection for your spouse and they will feel appreciated and cared for.

You could even recreate your first date as part of your gift. Don’t tell them where you are going or what you are doing. Just tell your partner to dress up and be ready at a certain time. Then, simply book a table at the first restaurant you ever ate at together or the first coffee shop where you shared a piece of cake.  

A little something practical

While practical gifts may not seem romantic, they really can be. Think about it, your spouse has probably mentioned an item they own that needs replacing. By buying them this as a gift, it shows that you listen to what they are saying and that you care about their needs. And you don’t have to buy them a drab gift, you can choose top quality and style when shopping for a practical gift. For example, if your partner has been saying that they need new sneakers for a while now, you can browse through shoe stores in Cape Town and find a pair that you know they wouldn’t have bought for themselves that they will love.

However, if you choose to buy a practical gift, it should not be something for both of you. It should be specifically for them and in their chosen style.

Personalise your gift

Why not celebrate your marriage by having an item personalised for the home you share with your loved one? You can have cutlery engraved, mugs made with your names and anniversary date on them or even towels embroidered with your initials. This gift is for both of you and you can use the gift in your everyday lives, reminding you of how happy you are to be together forever. Perhaps you could even have your wedding rings engraved. It’s a truly special way to mark your anniversary and how far you have come together.

It’s important, however, to make sure that it is an item that your spouse will use regularly and not something that will be enjoyed on the day and then put in a drawer or cupboard. The point of personalising a gift in this manner is to remind the two of you of your time together whenever you use it, which means that it needs to be used.

Final thoughts

Your anniversary is a day when you have the opportunity to celebrate how much you love each other. The gift you give your partner should show that you think about them and listen to what they want. It can be something you do together, something practical for the home you share or a sentimental present. Whatever you choose to buy for your partner, remember to put a lot of thought into it. They will remember this gift and keep it for years to come. You already know you’ll love what they give you, so make sure you get them the perfect gift.

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