April 19, 2012

Anniversary Week: Gifts Galore

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Anniversary Gifts:

These ain’t no thoughtless last minute ideas!

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It’s undeniable that the anniversary gift is kinda a big deal… Don’t get me wrong, the point isn’t to go out and throw money around, but when celebrating the longevity of your love and marriage, it’s always appreciated when some thought is put into a sentimental gift instead of a last minute convenient grab of “something”.  Besides, gifts with MEANING tend to become keepsakes that last over time.  We’ve found some fantastic ideas that we are putting on our to-do list for upcoming anniversaries of our own…. Awww – tender!

52 Things I Love About You

This first idea comes from PaperVine!  Transform a deck of playing cards into a 52-page book of why you love your spouse!  Waaay darling, and I totally love the vintage feel.  Not to mention, it’s super flattering to receive a whole book filled with so many reasons why you rock!


On the Hour, Every Hour!

This next idea is from Thirty Hand Made Days.  A gift to open every hour?  Um… YES, PLEASE!  This is perfect for spreading out the joy of gifts throughout the E.N.T.I.R.E. day!  {Especially if you’re not able to be together during most of the day, this is a great loophole!}  Check out this delightful idea, and remember you can fill the gifts with small needs/wants or just a medley of little inside jokes or significant things to you as a couple!

 

Shadow Box Our Love

We were tickled to find this idea over at Clean and Sensible.  Shadow boxes have such a classy feel, and the closer you look, the more sentimental this one is!   From antiqued sheet music of your song to romantic pages from a poetry book, how would you personalize yours?  Love. This. Idea!

 

Timeless Anniversary Frame

Displaying a series of pictures evolving with time says one thing… Our Love is Timeless!  These frames from time-frames.com are personalized with your name, anniversary date, and choice of your perfect “love phrase”. Also, these come in 5, 10, 15, 20, 25, and 50 year formats!  Even better yet, I am delighted to share that you can get 25% off your own personalized frame by entering the discount code: DIVA at checkout.   Hmm… how many years should I choose?

Postmarked with Love

Few gifts can compete with the value of reminiscent memories and compliments from everyone you love.  We loved this idea for birthdays from Nothing But Bonfires.com so much that we wanted to bring it up again for anniversaries! It is a priceless gift of love that any recipient will cherish!

 

Cheers to Love

What’s better than being surprised with a favorite treat or drink?  How about a whole fridge full of it!  Okay, maybe not the WHOLE fridge, but this darling idea from Michelle Paige is giving your spouse his/her favorite thing in the amount of the years you’ve been married.  As you can see she’s attached a sweet little tag sporting a significant event from that year.  This anniversary gift is easy to create and totally sentimental and fun to receive!

Personalized Subway Canvas Art

Idea found on Pinterest. Original source was redblondeandburlap.com

Don’t you L.O.V.E. this!!  What a totally fun DIY project that personalizes and displays what makes your unique marriage so… so… YOU!  There are great tutorials on YouTube to easily design your own in Photoshop or if you have a Cricut or Silhouette, you know what to do!  Oooh, I want to do mine light gray and black!

Don’t wait until your anniversary is a week away!  Why not make your gift now and enjoy being gift-stress-free this year!  Make your anniversary that much more memorable with a thoughtful and personalized gift your spouse will appreciate!

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9 Responses to “Anniversary Week: Gifts Galore”

  1. Kari Kari says:

    Love these ideas, Kiirst! I did the card one a while back and my hubby loved it! Nice work!

  2. Thanks so much for featuring my Anniversary Snapple idea!

  3. Tara Tara says:

    Seriously, the “Postmarked with Love” idea is SOOOOO cute! Totally a FAV for me!

  4. Brenda says:

    I did the present/hour one year when I had to be out of town on business. My husband was a teacher, so I enlisted the help of some of his teacher friends to be sure they were delivered. The gifts were all kinds of things, from silliness to practical to special as the last one waiting for him at home, which he had to search for!

  5. Brenda says:

    I made the jar with chocolates for my boyfriend. It was really inexpensive and I was able to complete it in one sitting. My boyfriend Ioves gifts like this so I can’t wait to sneak it in his office! :)

  6. Bonnie says:

    My husband got me an anniversary sundial that he found somewhere online – it sits on the window sill and makes rainbows in our family room whenever the sun hits it. He had them put a special date line on it that the time shadow will follow on our special day each year, and I thought it was an awesome gift! Plus, with something like that in our home, I am hoping he will never forget our anniversary!

  7. JB Maryn says:

    Thanks for finding and sharing such great ideas! Love the present an hour idea. Look forward to trying it out this year.

  8. Jenni P says:

    What great ideas! I am so bad about procrastinating anniversary presents! Better start now.

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