Yearly anniversary gifts are a must when you are wanting to keep your loved one feeling special, just imagine an anniversary without it being celebrated, a sad state of affairs!
We are not saying you have to buy expensive gifts but some time and thought can go a long way when you are choosing your anniversary gifts.
You can follow the anniversary gift lists where you have a choice from the traditional or modren. These lists add a sense of ceremony and are a nice way to mark the importance of each anniversary.
If you are into flowers then you have the flower list to make your selection from and to add to your collection. You could look at buying a larger plant or tree that you can watch grow, a great symbol of the your love that is growing.
If you have a particular dinner set you can add to it every year or collect beautiful ornaments in a limited addition collection. My mother-in-law loved bluebells and had them on the print on her wedding dress, every year there was a new piece of bluebell crockery, or a bluebell picture - they were even known to take detours on journeys if a field or woods of bluebells was nearby. For them this flower was very special and always reminds me of them when I see the little blue flowers.
Time is very prescious and if you can set aside a weekend or week, or even a few hours around your anniversary where you go away and enjoy spending time together, this can be better than a gift. If you are unable to get away because of family commitments then have a date night in, cook a fantastic meal, candles and pretend you are in your favorite restaurant.
Ensuring that you spend the time together is a must, especially if you have children! Time alone is rare! Just by saying that you will always have a romantic evening every year on your anniversary is a good way to start your celebrations.
Love the idea that you can theme your romantic evening by following one of the many lists or you could look to have a new experience each year.