Celebrating a wedding anniversary is a special time for a couple, and typically involves exchanging gifts with one another. For some couples this can pose a challenge, as you want to buy that perfect gift that shows how much you love them, and you also want to give something that shows how much thought you’ve put into it. Wine and food related anniversary gifts are becoming more and more popular, as they are items that will go to good use and can be enjoyed together as a couple.
If you and/or your partner happen to be foodies or wine lovers and you have an anniversary coming up this spring, then you’ll love this list of wine and food related anniversary gifts.
Of course, it only makes sense that if the two of you love and appreciate a good bottle of wine that you purchase this or a wine accessory as a gift. If you’re going to go this route you can either buy your spouse’s favorite bottle of wine, or pick something they’ve never tried before and possibly discover a brand new favorite.
There’s no better way to enjoy that brand new bottle of wine than by sipping it from a set of new wine glasses. Wine glasses are the perfect gift to give, and can be found in a huge variety of sizes and styles. There are even specific wine glasses for white and red wine. Wine glasses can even fit into the traditional or modern anniversary by year theme. For example, if you happen to be celebrating your third anniversary, glass is the modern gift theme.
If the two of you are starting to build a rather extensive collection of wine, it may be a good idea to purchase a wine rack as a gift. Again, this is something that comes in all different sizes, styles, and configurations so you can find one that works for your space and your needs. You can also blend the traditional or modern anniversary gift theme into wine rack by purchasing a wooden wine rack (ideal for a fifth anniversary), an iron wine rack (perfect for the sixth anniversary), or something with copper details (indicative of a 22nd anniversary).
Coolers and Picnic Baskets
One special way to celebrate your anniversary is to take your loved one on a picnic. Pack a cooler with their favorite food and drinks and present it to them as an anniversary gift. Alternatively, do the same with a picnic basket. You can wrap a bow around the handle and give your husband and wife both a gift and a day out – they’re sure to love it!
Flavored Olive Oil
Any foodie out there knows how big flavored olive oil is right now, as it can transform dull meals into something restaurant-worthy. There are both sweet and savory options available, which mean they can be used in appetizers, mains, sides, and desserts.
If you’ve already gone ahead and purchased wine, then why not get a cheese platter to go along with it. Specialty cheeses are a lovely pairing with wine and provide you with an opportunity to sample some new types.
Anyone who has a sweet tooth will absolutely love a box of high-quality truffles. It’s not often we go all out and purchase truffles for ourselves, it usually takes a special occasion such as an anniversary. Of course, we all know that chocolate is a must-have ingredient when trying to create a romantic evening.
Finally, you might be thinking this is a bit of a strange gift idea, but with the spring now here and the weather changing for the better, why not take your loved one away for the weekend? Getting out into the outdoors and going hiking can be a great way to spend some time together. In a similar way to the cooler, you can pack a hiking backpack full of food and drink that your loved on enjoys, and you could also add a special present at the bottom for them to open once you have reached your destination.
Wine and food related gifts can be some of the most fun and tasty gifts to receive. It gives you a chance to show your partner that you know what they love, and what they are interested in trying, and they help to create romance.
Check out this Mother’s Day Gift ideas page for unique ideas that also work well for Anniversary Gifts for your loved ones over 60.