gifts - like paper for the 1st anniversary or sterling silver
for the 25th, for example - are increasingly considered to be
only guidelines, (or an out-dated idea altogether!)
gifts don't have to be lavish or expensive. Usually, all it takes
is a thoughtful or romantic gift or gesture that celebrates the
years the couple have been together.
Follow these practical tips
and find a gift idea that any anniversary couple is sure to appreciate
gift baskets: One of the easiest and impressive gifts to
present to the anniversary couple, an anniversary gift basket
may include their favorite wine or champagne,
wine goblets, cheeses, chocolate, gourmet coffes or teas, scented
candles, CD's of romantic music, or anything else that you think
they might like.
them on a 'date': How about tickets to a concert or a night
out at the movies? Also consider a gift certificate to their
favorite restaurant, then arrange to have a bouquet of flowers
or bottle of anniversary champagne delivered to their table
as wonderful, romantic surprise.
gifts for parents: Get together to create a family-photo
or photo album that your parents will always treasure. For high-ticket
items, family members may also want to chip in for a dream travel
cruise, or a romantic weekend bed-and-breakfast getaway.
for milestone anniversaries: For couples their 25th anniversary or more, a "This is Your Life" party
can be a joyous and memorable occasion for everyone. Be sure
to contact guests ahead of time to have them e-mail best wishes
and memories, which may then be printed out and included in
a photo scrapbook to present to the anniversary couple.
that anniversary couples can give to each other: Dinner
for two is the obvious choice, or think about stops in romantic
places you visited when you were first dating, or a romantic
night at a 5-star hotel!
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