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What’s More Popular, Traditional Or Modern Anniversary Gifts?

If you have a wedding anniversary coming up and are trying to think of the perfect gift, you may be wondering whether or not you should go down the traditional route of buying something made of a material traditionally associated with the anniversary that you are celebrating, or whether you should simply buy something that you know your partner will like regardless of whether it conforms to tradition.

Here we take a look at the pros and cons of choosing a traditional anniversary gift over choosing something more modern, and which tend to be the most popular choices for couples today.

Tradition Can Give You Some Good Ideas If You Are Stuck

One of the main reasons why people still choose to use the traditional anniversary gifts is that it can be a good way to get inspiration for what a good gift might be. If you do not have an idea yet as to what your partner might like as an anniversary present then looking to the materials traditionally associated with the anniversary that you are celebrating can help you come up with some ideas. As an example, you may see that the 2nd anniversary is traditionally cotton and this may inspire you to buy some beautiful new bed linen gift for the home that you share together. Or you may see that clocks are a traditional gift for the 1st wedding anniversary and decide to buy them a nice anniversary watch. If you want to know which things are associated with each anniversary then you can find a good list on this site, which also has some great recommendations for presents for each anniversary.

Straying From Traditional Associations

I love you charm

I love you Charm

Of course, if you are sticking with tradition, especially for some years, it can make it far harder to find a good gift, so some people buy gifts that would normally be associated with different years. If you don’t want to wait 50 years to buy your wife gold jewellery, for instance, then it can be better to ignore tradition and buy her some lovely jewellery gift like this regardless of how long you’ve been married.

 

 

Non- Traditional Gifts

Another reason why you may stray from tradition when it comes to choosing a present for your loved one on your wedding anniversary is that you want to get a gift that doesn’t have any traditional associations. This could be because you want to get them something very modern such as a tablet, laptop, games console, or digital camera, or it could be because they have a specialised interests that you want to get them something related to such as a sport, music or other hobby. In these cases people tend to straight from tradition quite happily because they know what their partner will like, and because technological and electronic gifts do tend to go down well with most people these days. Sometimes people also choose gifts that are an experience rather than an object, such as a trip somewhere, tickets to an event, or a chance to do something they’ve always wanted to do.

As you can see there are still some good reasons to consider using the traditional gifts, however many people these days do not pay much attention to what materials they are supposed to get traditionally for a given anniversary and that is also considered perfectly appropriate when they ha Chrve a good gift idea in mind that doesn’t fit with tradition.

Anniversary Birdbath Gifts

Buying something that makes the home and garden you share even more beautiful is a lovely way to celebrate a wedding anniversary, and a birdbath can be the ideal way to commemorate years of marriage with something stylish and enduring that you can enjoy together for years to come.

If you have a garden your spouse enjoys spending time in, and they are something of a nature lover, a birdbath can be an original yet appropriate present for them. All you have to do is choose the right design!

Birdbaths in Different Materials

You can find gorgeous birdbaths in just about any material that is suitable for long term outdoor use, but they all weather differently and have different pros and cons.

Cement birdbath gifts are incredibly resilient and can be crafted into just about any design, from classical through art deco and on to more modernist styles. Cement birdbaths also tend to age in a way that looks natural and gives a charming, antique appearance to your garden.

Glass birdbaths look stunning and are great for gardens that are well sheltered and receive a lot of light. Naturally, they are more fragile than cement or metals, however, so may not be such a good choice for an exposed garden.

Copper and bronze birdbaths are a great idea if you want a rich metal color, and interesting effects as the metal weathers in the outdoors. Bronze is the most durable of the two but copper can give a bright, eye-catching effect as a garden centerpiece.

Another popular choice is cast iron. This can allow for a stylish Gothic look, and can certainly withstand the elements, but it is going to be extremely heavy to have delivered and placed where you want it!

Birdbaths for Traditional Anniversary Years

Garden gifts are a lovely idea for any anniversary, but if you like to follow the traditional gift years, then there are several anniversaries that lend themselves to a birdbath.

The 7th anniversary has copper as its gift material, so could be an ideal time to introduce a copper birdbath to your garden. A glass birdbath can be an interesting take on the 15th anniversary, for which the traditional gift material is crystal, but for which glass can also be appropriate. Bronze is the traditional material for the 19th year, and iron for the 6th anniversary.

There isn’t a year where cement or other garden materials are used, but you can go by the traditional colors for each year instead. Terracotta is the color for the 9th wedding anniversary, whereas off-white is used for the 7th anniversary. White itself is used for the 13th anniversary.

You can also consider anniversaries where furniture or garden gifts are traditional (garden furniture and decorations still count!). The 29th anniversary and 17th anniversary both have furniture in their traditions, and the modern traditional gift for the 27th anniversary year is sculpture, which your birdbath can certainly be classed as.

As you can see, birdbaths are a wonderful gift idea whether you are looking for a traditional gift or just something that will delight your spouse!

Perfect Wedding Gift Ideas For Every Type Of Couple

The perfect couple deserves the perfect anniversary gift, but finding that perfect gift can feel like an impossible task. Although it seems to be easy to find an anniversary gift that suits the situation based on how long the couple have been married, the gift that commemorates their union isn’t always accompanied by such easy-to-follow conventions. However, if the couple truly are perfect for each other, chances are they share some common interests that can make finding a wedding gift that they will both be happy with a little easier.

Whether they love to travel, work out together or sample adventurous new restaurants, most couples usually have a thing that’s theirs. It’s the shared interests and loves that make them a great couple. And it’s also the key to finding the most appropriate and unique anniversary gift for them. Here are some tips for choosing the perfect gift for the perfect couple, depending on what they value as a couple.

For The Active Couple

You very well may know an active couple — they’re the ones who spend their together time at the gym or running through their neighborhood. They’re also more likely to spend their anniversary rock climbing or white-water rafting than lounging by the pool or sleeping in late. For these couples, consider gifts such as:

· A heavy-duty blender — Making smoothies and other healthy drinks and snacks calls for a powerful blender, one with more features and functionality than the standard kitchen appliance normally given as a wedding gift.

· A waterproof HD video camera — A rugged, wearable camera can capture all of the happy couple’s outdoor adventures for posting to social media.

For The Foodie Couple

Some couples are never happier than when they’re in the kitchen testing out a new recipe, or being the first to get a table at the newest restaurant in town. Foodie couples bond over their shared love of all pleasures gastronomical. That means some great examples of gifts for them might include:

· Subscription boxes — There are plenty of subscription services out there that will send specially curated boxes of food items directly to the couple’s door every month. Whether these boxes include ready-to-make meals, unique spices or unusual snacks, one of these boxes will ensure they always have something new to sample.

· Cooking classes — What better way is there to strengthen the bond between a food-loving couple than a couples cooking class? This gift is one that continues giving long after the wedding day.

For The Romantic Couple

There are certain couples who just give off a special glow, and friends and family can make a big impression on them by choosing wedding gifts that celebrate the deep love they have for each other. For example, gifts for these extra-romantic couples might include:

· A flower garden — Planting tulips or other anniversary flowers will beautify the happy couple’s home as well as serve as a perennial reminder of their love.

· Customized wall art — Transforming the couple’s wedding vows into a piece of customized canvas wall art creates a unique piece of home décor that will showcase the love they share for everyone to see.

For The Traveling Couple

Some married couples just can’t stay in one place for long, and their shared desire to see the world is the cornerstone of their relationship. A wedding gift that they can use in their travels can be a great way to show them how much you care. Here are some ideas:

· Matching passport covers — For the couple who crosses the oceans regularly, a set of monogrammed passport covers is a classy way to keep their paperwork in order.

· Scrapbook supplies — Traveling means creating memories, and giving the traveling couple some elegant scrapbooking supplies provides the opportunity to collect those memories into one book that they can look at again and again.

When two people are perfect for each other, it’s a reason to celebrate. When an anniversary gift is perfect for those two people, it’s a celebration of their love as well as something they will put to good use throughout the rest of their lives together. Every annivesary gift is appreciated, but the perfect gift is one that a couple can cherish forever.

Jared Rocha is founder of Canvas Vows, a company that specializes in personalized home decor based on life’s memorable moments. Rocha is an entrepreneur at heart, and loves running and growing businesses centered around products that people love.

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Wine & Food Related Anniversary Gifts 

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.

Wine

Wine Backpack

Wine Accessories

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.

Wine Glasses

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.

Wine Rack

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

Picnic Basket

Anniversary Picnic Basket

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.

Cheese Sampler

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.

Truffles

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.

Hiking Backpack

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.

7th Wedding Anniversary 

7th Anniversary Gifts

7th Anniversary Gift Ideas

Are you getting ready to celebrate your seventh anniversary and you’re wondering how you can make it special? Why not give a gift that features either the modern or traditional theme of a seventh anniversary? Each year has its own theme, which makes the gift special and memorable as you won’t find the themes repeating themselves. Traditionally copper and wool have been given as gifts, but if you’re looking for more of a modern theme you can give onyx, desk sets, or brass.

Leather Desk Set

If you have an office space in your home, then a leather desk set can make for a beautiful gift. This kind of set is both elegant and sophisticated, and can help to transform the space. You can opt for something simple and timeless, of shop for a desk set that is a bit more intricate and works with the space. Depending on the set you choose, you may also be able to have it monogrammed.

Brass Door Knocker

Brass Door Knocker

Brass Door Knocker

Is there anything more elegant and regal than a brass door knocker on your front door? This is the kind of item you won’t likely go and splurge on yourself, which is why it’s a great gift idea. Brass is timeless in that it will work with more décor and exterior designs. It pairs well with just about any color and will breathe life into your front entrance.

Golf Putting Set with Brass Accents

Whether your spouse has a set of golf clubs that have seen better days, or they are looking to just start up in the sport, a golf putting set with brass accents is a perfect nod to the modern seventh anniversary theme. This gift works for men and women, just make sure you size the golf clubs correctly.

Wool Sweater

Wool Scarf

Wool Scarf

If you happen to live in place that gets cold damp winters, then there is nothing better than a comfy wool sweater. When properly cared for, a high-quality wool sweater can last for many, many years. What a great way to bundle up so the two of you can enjoy the outdoors together, or a warm cozy night curled up on the couch in front of the fireplace.

Wool Blanket

Still along the lines of wool, maybe your significant other isn’t really the sweater type. If not, then a wool blanket is a gorgeous gift to give. Many of these wool blankets are handmade, making them even more unique and special, just like the two of you. Wool blankets are perfect for the house, the cottage, or when camping.

Copper Pitcher

In terms of Copper Anniversary, it doesn’t get more traditional than a copper pitcher. These have an antique look to them that can work well with a wide variety of décor. The pitcher can be strictly decorative, or you can use it as a vase for fresh flowers, or as a serving vessel like it is meant to be used.

A 7th anniversary features a wide array of gift ideas, giving every couple an opportunity to show their love and affection for one another. Seven years together is something special to celebrate and revel in.

6th Wedding Anniversary Gifts

6th Wedding Anniversary

6th Anniversary gift ideas

Wedding anniversaries are a special time for couples, it’s a chance to take a moment and celebrate the love you have for one another, and acknowledge how much you’ve been through together. If you see yourselves as somewhat of a modern-day couple and are looking for the perfect gifts, you may be interested to know that a sixth anniversary has the theme of amethyst, candy, or wood. Now if you’re more of a traditional couple, then you’ll want to stick to the traditional theme of iron or sugar.

What this means is that no matter what your couple gift giving style is, modern or traditional, there are plenty of great options to choose from.

Wooden Chess Set

6th Anniversary Gifts

Wood Anniversary Gifts

For some couples the theme of “wood” can throw them for a bit of a loop, but there are all kinds of cool and fun ways you can incorporate the theme. A wooden chess set is the kind of gift that turns into an instant keepsake, but at the same time it’s a gift the two of you can enjoy together. Even if the two of you aren’t exactly chess experts, this is an opportunity to learn together, and have fun in the process.

Custom Wood Pub Sign

Here’s another way to work the theme of wood into your 6th anniversary gift. If you’re the couple who has a bar type of set up in your house, then a custom wood pub sign would make for the perfect touch. What a wonderful way to add personality to the room, and create something you can hang on to forever.

Jewelry Box

Leather Jewelry Box

Leather Jewelry Box

Now that we’ve looked at a couple of fun gifts, there is also the more sentimental and personal gift. A jewelry box gives your partner a place to store all their most important pieces, and looks lovely on a dresser or end table in the bedroom. You can opt for something simple and sleek, or more ornate and delicate. Jewelry boxes of course come in all different configurations and sizes, so you can customize the gift in that sense. Make sure when you shop for a jewelry box you pick one that features some kind of lining to keep jewelry looking great.

 

 

Amethyst Jewelry

Moroccan Lantern

Moroccan Lantern

If you want to buy a gift that features one of the anniversary’s modern gemstones, then amethyst jewelry is an excellent choice. Amethyst is one of those gemstones that is highly versatile in that it can be dressed up or down. You’ll find it in earrings, rings, necklaces, pendants, brooches, and bracelets.  An alternative gift for amethyst could be a Moroccan Lantern.

 

Candy

By giving your spouse candy as an anniversary gift you will be giving a gift that fits the modern theme of candy, and the traditional theme of sugar. You can go all out and purchase a lovely and decadent box of truffles, or assorted fine chocolates, whatever they prefer.

Your sixth anniversary is the perfect opportunity to show your love and devotion to one another either through traditionally themed gifts, or the more modern ones.

5th Anniversary Gifts 

Traditionally, gifts made of wood were presented to couples celebrating their 5 year wedding anniversary in order to signify the strength and solidification of their marriage. If you are soon to be celebrating your 5th anniversary, there is a huge assortment of wooden gifts to choose from for your partner from trinket boxes to decorative accessories and even furniture. Or, if you prefer modern anniversary gift ideas, silverware is the gift of choice for celebrating a fifth year of married life. We’ve listed some great gift ideas for a 5th wedding anniversary.

Plant a Tree

If you and your significant other enjoy nature and are concerned about the welfare of our planet, planting a tree can be a perfect way to celebrate five years of married life together. You can find many tree planting gift packages available online, or if you have the space at home, why not plant your own together right there for you to enjoy?

Picnic Baskets

Picnic Basket

Spring Gift Idea – Picnic Basket

Wood is coming back around as a popular type of home décor material, so if you’re celebrating your fifth anniversary and want to get a traditional gift for your spouse, there’s never been a better time than now. Picnic Baskets can be easily found today and come in a wide variety of styles and designs to suit all tastes and preferences. Or, some great wooden gift ideas can be both ornamental and useful, for example a wooden chess set.

 

 

 

 

Bookends

If your spouse is a bookworm who’s always got their nose in the latest novels or biographies, bookends are a truly thoughtful gift which shows that you thoroughly support their latest hobby. Bookends are usually made from wood, making them a perfect fit for a traditional fifth anniversary gift idea. And, since you can find them today in a huge variety of designs, you’re sure to find some that your husband or wife will adore.

Silver Jewelry

Five years is quite a special amount of time to have been married for, so many husbands enjoy surprising their wife with something sparkly on the morning of their fifth anniversary. With silverware being the modern gift for this occasion, a silver necklace, bracelet, or even an eternity ring can be a lovely gift idea that’s guaranteed to make her smile.

Photo Frame

Photo Album

Handmade Antique Photo Album

If you’d like to go along with the modern theme of silverware for your fifth anniversary gift but don’t have the budget to get silver jewelry for your wife or husband, a silver photo frame with a photo of the two of you in it can be a lovely gift idea that your spouse is sure to appreciate. Perhaps it could be a photo of you both on your wedding day, or maybe even a family photo with your children, too.

 

 

Celebrating five years of marriage is a special time for any couple. Whether you’re more traditional or modern, we have all the anniversary gift ideas that you need to celebrate your fifth wedding anniversary in romance and style.

4th Anniversary Gift Ideas

By the fourth wedding anniversary, a relationship is blossoming well, which is why flowers are the traditional gift for this marriage milestone. Traditionally, couples were presented with baskets of fresh fruit or flowers on their 4th wedding anniversary, to signify how their relationship had flourished. Alternatively, modern fourth anniversary gift traditions include linen, silk, nylon, and appliances – at this time in a marriage, couples will often appreciate these useful gifts as they build their life together. Here are some great gift ideas for a fourth wedding anniversary.

4th Anniversary

4th Anniversary Gift Ideas

Fresh or Artificial Flowers

If you are wondering what to buy for your wife for your fourth wedding anniversary, you certainly won’t go wrong with a bouquet of fresh flowers. For decades, giving flowers has been seen as a romantic act that’s popular at Valentine’s Day and on wedding anniversaries. Fresh flowers are a wonderful gift for your wedding anniversary, or artificial ones can be used as they won’t die or wither. Red roses make a romantic wedding anniversary gift.

Floral Scented Candles

Scented candles can make excellent gifts, and a candle with a floral scent can be a great fourth anniversary gift that ties in with the traditional theme. A scented candle or oil burner makes a lovely, thoughtful gift, and opting for relaxing, soothing scents such as lavender is a nice way to give your significant other some time for themselves, especially if you have children now!

Silk Bed Sheets

Bed sheets may be a very practical gift, but who doesn’t love sleeping in fresh bed linen? Silk bed sheets are great if you’re thinking of getting a gift that ties in with the modern fourth anniversary theme, and they’re an appropriate gift for couples to give each other or to give to friends or family members who are celebrating their fourth wedding anniversary. Or, silk pajamas can be a very thoughtful gift for bringing more luxury and comfort to bed time.

Coffee Maker

Traditionally, flowers were given as gifts for a 4th anniversary, however, in the modern age of today, it’s a good point in a relationship to give the gift of appliances. Although your wife may never forgive you if you present her with a new iron or vacuum, a coffee machine  is a great, useful appliance for your home that you’ll both be able to enjoy.

Blue Topaz Jewelry

Finally, the anniversary gemstone for the fourth anniversary is the blue topaz or blue zircon, so if you’re planning on buying your partner a stunning piece of jewelry for your fourth wedding anniversary, this is a great thing to keep in mind. If you don’t think that your partner would enjoy any of the traditional or modern gift themes, jewelry is a great choice for both men and women that can be gifted at any anniversary.

Traditionally, flowers are given as gifts for a fourth wedding anniversary. Or, if you like to keep with the times, you can choose from the modern themes of linen, silk, and appliances!

Valentine’s Day Gift Ideas

Valentine’s Day Gift Ideas

Valentines Day Ideas!

Valentines Gift Ideas!

Valentine’s Day can be tricky. You want to make it special, without doing the same thing every year. But with birthdays, anniversaries and other events across the year, it can be difficult to keep coming up with new ideas. Here are some great Valentine’s Day gift ideas for your loved one.

Jewelry

Jewelry is always at the top of anyone’s Valentine’s Day gift list. Nothing makes a woman feel special, and loved, in quite the same way as receiving a beautiful piece of jewelry for the person she loves. To make a statement, go for diamonds. Or, for timeless elegance and grace, consider a simple pearl necklace. Men’s jewelry is often overlooked as a gift, but there is more available than ever. From watches, to rings and bracelets.

Lingerie

Lingerie is a fantastic way of guaranteeing a Valentine’s Day to remember. Show her how well you know her by buying something she loves. Just make sure you get the right size!

Framed Photographs

A gorgeous photo frame, perhaps engraved with a special message, with a photograph of a particularly special time for the two of you is the perfect gift. Consider including a picture from your wedding day, or a memorable holiday.

A Scrapbook

A scrapbook can make a truly wonderful gift, for a man or woman. Start with a beautifully designed, large, perhaps leather bound, notebook or journal. Fill its pages with photographs, notes, poems, stories, tickets from events or holidays, and anything else you can think of that means something to you both. This is an incredibly thoughtful gift, and shows how much you care, and that you remember all of the important times. Just remember to leave some pages blank, to catalogue all your future adventures.

Roses

With roses, you can go for the traditional, either a single red rose, or a large bouquet. Or if you think that this is a bit of a cliché and want something a little different, why not go for a rose plant for your garden, so you can grow your own. Other alternatives include having a rose named after your loved one, a crystal rose ornament, or handmade paper roses.

Something for the Home

Why not add a little romance to your home? Something you see on a daily basis, such as pillowcases. These can be a constant reminder of your love for each other.

Gadgets

While gadgets might not seem traditionally romantic, they can be a great way to show you know your partner, and what they need or want. An E-reader can be a great gift, especially if you download some of their favorite books. Another fabulous option is a camera, to capture all those important moments in the future.

You know your partner better than anyone. Try to think of something that will mean something to them. Remember, you don’t need to be traditionally romantic. Think of places you’ve been and experiences you have shared. Anything that is personal to you as a couple, can be romantic and a great way of reminding you both of the good times you have shared

3rd Wedding Anniversary Gifts 

After three years together, you probably know each other incredibly well. For this reason, it should be easy to find the perfect wedding anniversary gift, but like most people, you are probably stuck for ideas. To help you in your search for a suitable third wedding anniversary gift, here are some romantic – and fun – gift suggestions.

Leather Anniversary Gift Ideas

3rd Anniversary – Theme: Leather

Third Wedding Anniversary Themes

Leather Travel Bag

Leather Travel Bag

Leather is the traditional gift theme for a third wedding anniversary, also known as the Leather Anniversary. At first glance, leather is a tricky one, but once you start thinking about it, you will soon realize you can buy all kinds of leather-related gifts for your other half. A leather wallet or leather covered hip flask make great gifts for a man, whereas a woman will definitely appreciate a leather travel bag, or leather gloves.

 

Sexy Anniversary Gifts

Leather Corset

Leather Corset Bustier

After only three years, there should still be plenty of passion in the bedroom, so a sexy third wedding anniversary gift is definitely worth considering. If you are fond of sexy lingerie, a leather and lace bra will make a fabulous gift. Alternatively, a leather and lace corset bustier is super sexy – and perfect for the bedroom. This really is the gift that keeps on giving and your husband will definitely approve! If none of these ideas is racy enough, read Fifty Shades of Grey for inspiration.

 

 

Jewelry Gifts for a Third Wedding Anniversary

Don’t overlook buying some jewelry, as this type of gift is always appreciated – by both sexes. Jade is the gemstone for a third anniversary, so jade jewelry or trinkets are perfect. Jade is not always easy to come by, however, so if you struggle to find the perfect piece of jewelry, a classic pearl necklace is a good choice, or even a pretty green sterling silver pendant.

Pearl Jewelry

Pearl Necklace, Bracelet and Earring set

White Anniversary Gifts

White is the color for a 3rd anniversary. White is easy to find, as you can buy white Egyptian cotton sheets, or a set of white candles for inside or outside the home. Candles are a lovely no matter what the occasion, particularly if you choose scented candles.

If candles don’t appeal, look for fluffy white towels or a luxurious white toweling bathrobe for when your beloved steps out of the bath. A plush bathrobe, some scented candles, and a nice, hot bath is a wonderful way to spend an hour relaxing, so prepare the bathroom for your beloved, pour them a chilled glass of white wine, and treat them to a sumptuous gift box of treats.

Whilst gifts are important, the most important thing is to show your beloved how special they are and how much they mean to you. You could say it with flowers and a delicious meal in a nice restaurant, but if you really want to make the occasion memorable, go the extra mile and pamper your loved one from the moment they wake up to the minute they fall asleep. You could even book a spa weekend as an extra special treat for the two of you!