Anniversaries are a significant piece of life and an important day for a couple. Regardless of whether you’re celebrating your wedding anniversary or your relationship anniversary, it is an occasion which enhances your love by sprinkling some glitter to it as you celebrate the first day of your commitment. It is the day when you and your loved one can celebrate the moment when you were tied in the most special relationship of love. Everyone loves a surprise! The whole idea of a wonderful, pleasant surprise is to do or give something which is not expected. A great anniversary surprise will astonish and amaze your spouse. It also allows for the romance to stay alive in your relationship.
A great Anniversary surprise can certainly make your day more memorable and help in strengthening your bond of love. Some of the few suggestions for anniversary surprise ideas are:
A Portrait of His/Her Picture
Anniversaries offer the wonderful opportunity to relive beautiful memories, practice gratefulness for your partner, and to show your love and strengthen your bond. Make this year’s anniversary with your significant other something special — one that will bring you closer together. What can be better than giving a beautiful surprise to your lady love or handsome man.
Portraits are the best present that can connect emotionally and directly to a person. You can also surprise your partner by giving a portrait of his/her favourite picture. They would be delighted to see that you took efforts to make them feel special. A Childhood picture in watercolour painting or pencil colour portrait can be a great option.
Take a Day Trip Together to Your Favourite Spot
You both must remain busy in your lives with work, kids, family issues or something else. Plan a surprise trip with your spouse on your anniversary as it will give you some special moments with your loving partner. It is incredibly refreshing to get away for an afternoon and drink in the outdoors.
You can go to a place where you had your first date or your favourite restaurant in the town. You can perhaps relive your first date. Watch the sunrise or sunset together in each other’s arms and rekindle the love that has gone cold. You can also go camping. It is relatively affordable and, if the weather’s right, beautiful and romantic as you will enjoy each other’s company under the stars and revel in the glory of nature while rekindling your passion.
Cook Meal for Them
Surprise your partner with a romantic meal for two. Cook their favourite meal, or prepare an unexpected gourmet delight. Alternatively, why not prepare a special dinner that you have enjoyed together many times in the past, perhaps for your first date or at your wedding reception? Generally seen, women are the cooks in their homes.
So what men should do to surprise her lady on their anniversary day is to cook her favourite meals. Get her breakfast in the bed, then maybe make a delicious dessert. By just doing this little thing you can win your lady’s heart.
Decorate Your Home
Decoration is one thing which is loved by everybody. You can decorate your home with candles, flowers and framed photos of you both throughout your relationship. From the earliest couple shots to your wedding day to your honeymoon days, and right up to the present, you can reminisce together about all your favourite and memorable moments.
Relive your wedding day by revisiting all your old wedding photo albums, early marriage snaps or perhaps by watching your wedding video. Enjoy remembering your big day with the accompaniment of a bottle of champagne and some delicious sweet or savoury treats in your pretty room.
Turn Your Home into a DIY Massage Parlour
This can turn out to be a massive surprise. Your bedroom is the perfect location to light some scented candles, dim the lights, turn on some relaxing music, and get out the luxurious massage oils to treat your beloved partner to the gift of a sensual and pampering spa treatment in the comfort of your own home. You can perhaps have a shower or a romantic bath by candlelight.
One of the best anniversary surprise gift ideas for your other half would be personalized gifts. You can have personalized mugs, cushions, LED cushions, photo frames, key chains, bottle lamps, rotating lamps, etc. Your partner will get surprised by this one and this would be a thing that both of you will equally cherish. Classic charcoal portrait from photo would be perfect if you guys prefer black and white over colours.
Choose the best ones for your partner and celebrate this special day with love. For your husband or wife, you can select accessories like sunglasses, passport cover, key rings, key chains, eyeglass holders, etc. These gifts would be thoughtful and can be put to practical use which is why they would love them.
If your partner is tech-savvy then technology-related gifts such as BlueTooth speakers, smartwatches and wireless headphones and earphones can please them. Smartwatches which along with telling the time, keep a check on a person’s health, heartbeat, blood pressure, monitoring sleep cycles is ruling the popularity and demand charts. These watches are useful as they help in keeping a check on a person’s health.
Try His/Her Hobby
Your better half probably has a hobby that you’re not very keen on. For example, some husbands love gaming which is not a kind of entertainment for many wives. So for this surprise, try his hobby. Go with him and do it together. Try to see what he likes about it. It may not be your cup of tea but he will appreciate your effort.
Same goes with husbands like many women love shopping in which they are seldom accompanied by their husbands. So surprise her by taking her for a shopping spree and make her happy by buying her favourite clothes and shoes for her.
Try Adventure Things
Use your special day as an opportunity to enjoy a new and exciting experience with your partner. If you are both fascinated by adventure and love the thrill of a challenge, try skydiving, parachuting, or skiing as a couple.
For a less adventure-filled activity, try something unusual but romantic instead. Why not book a hot air balloon ride at sunrise, a special wine tasting experience, or an epicure meal at an exotic restaurant? Because the basket is relatively small, this can be a romantic and deeply personal and yet thrilling experience. Plan a day-long adventure with your spouse—a hike, bicycle ride, hot-air balloon ride something fun and memorable that you both would enjoy. Drive or hike to the highest spot nearby for a new view of the world.
Watch Movies or Series
If you both like watching movies going to the movies isn’t your thing, why not have a movie night at home? If you are feeling lazy to go out and celebrate and want to spend time at your home itself then you can choose watching something together along with your favourite food. Probably pick something that you’ll both enjoy, perhaps a fun comedy, and chill out together.
A Couple Portrait
A decent bit of art has this capacity to embody whatever it expects to express and thus, it’s the ideal decision to express feelings and holds the true emotions of the person. A hand-painted portrait of your favourite picture from your early relationship days will cause you to consistently remember those cherished minutes and return you to your love days.
Both of you must have been to pretty places for vacations, honeymoon or just for a side trip, isn’t it? The pictures of that trip take you back to those days and lets you relive those moments. A way to preserve those splendid memories is by getting a portrait of it. A colourful oil painting of both of you and the beautiful location will be perfect to gift to your spouse. This will make the day even more special.
I hope these ideas would be useful to make your anniversary day a special and memorable one this time. Sometimes the simplest and sweetest ideas can just be the perfect ones. You can just write a letter and put some red kisses on it. Have dinner with candlelight. Bring a box of chocolates and a bouquet. The least you can do is to just be together. Spend some quality time together as a couple.
You must arrange to take the day off work, ignore your phone, and leave your emails unanswered. Enjoy the day by yourselves, simply appreciating each other’s company, and get in touch again with the true meaning of love and your lives together. If you have kids then ask your in-laws or parents to watch them for the day so that you can spend your day without any disturbance.