Anniversary Gifts - Making it Easy
Time and time again, we all come to the same problem. There is no single item in the entire universe that can truly convey the amount of love we have for our significant other. On special occasions and anniversaries, we're faced with the age-old questions: "What can I get my better half to show them that our love and commitment grows stronger with each year that passes?" The very idea of attempting to find the perfect thing to express that much love can be daunting! So, to make things simpler we’ve broken down one great idea into three small steps to make great strides in your relationship.
Get The Gift Going
As with most relationships, creating the perfect gift starts with almost nothing to go on. Find an empty basket, sized appropriately to fit all the little ideas floating around in your head. Using a basket gives a nostalgic feeling. Ah, remember the days of taking the picnic basket to the park on a warm sunny day? You’ll also need decorative touches like ribbons, doilies, bows, and gift tags to personalize your basket. Adding a lining, or even a little cushion, inside the basket adds a touch of elegance to the design, and helps display the gifts inside to better advantage.
Filling It With Love
The next step is a little easier, but expect a few bumps – just as in the years that have passed in your relationship. Sit down for a moment and think to yourself. What type of things has your significant other taken a liking in? I don’t mean that new television over at the super center, but really think what type of things they have mentioned. Maybe they love the colors of fall and would love a stunning bouquet in shades of orange, brown and yellow. Or perhaps the smell of new, clean sheets makes them happy, and you can find a a spa gift
scented with fresh cotton. Perhaps your significant other has a favorite photo or pocket watch they treasure? Find them a stunning frame or new watch chain. Maybe they love trying new foods or recipes, and an assortment of delicious gourmet treats
will be ideal. Whatever they love, think about this item and sink into it. Let the feelings and thoughts of your love surround you and come up with a few items you just know will make their heart skip a beat.
The Final Heartfelt Touch
Finally, after you’ve decided on the ideal trinkets that are sure to put that special light in their eyes, arrange them neatly in your basket of choice. Make the items presentable, or even arrange them in a specific pattern, such as in the shape of a heart. Once you’ve got everything nicely placed in this basket of love...take a seat. Sit down for a moment and think about why you did this. The final step in this little project is to write that all down. Spill your eager heart out onto the page before you. Write your lover a card! This is the time to let it all out, to say the words that you just can’t find a trinket for.
Seal your card with a kiss and pack it neatly into your basket. You’ve done it! You have fought the timeless battle of questioning. You've put your heart, mind, and even your very soul into preparing the perfect array of gifts for the other half of your circle of life...and they will be able to tell. If you really put your heart and soul into a gift, you should expect just as much in the reaction alone. Sit back and watch them smell the beautiful flowers, or feel the coolness of that new pillowcase, and feel the love that’s in the air.