The ten year wedding anniversary is coming up, and you do not know what to buy and you are worried because last year you forgot it and she was upset. Do not worry! This year you are way ahead of the game because you both remember it and are thinking about it early, and can plan for the perfect gift and surprise. There are so many great gift ideas that you can get your wife to help celebrate your wedding anniversary and remind her how much you love her, even after ten years of marriage, two kids, and a hectic day to day life. You know that she does not want to throw a party, but you still want to be able to plan the perfect surprise and gift for her. Here are a few things to think about doing to celebrate.
- Get a baby-sitter – Line this up early on, once you have taken a look at the calendar and know what day of the week it is and where you want to go. If you prefer to do it over a weekend and the date falls in the middle of the week, do it the weekend before so she is truly surprised and can see that you planned. If you wait until the week after, the anniversary will have passed and she might think you planned it late. Make sure you get a baby-sitter such as grandparents, who will be available to watch the kids all weekend.
- Find a nice hotel – You might want to book a weekend trip somewhere, or you might want to just get a hotel room and stay in town. Either way, do some thorough searching and find a place that is special in some way and make yourself a reservation sooner rather than later. You never know if a convention in town will take up all of the rooms at a local hotel, or if you travel, you want to be sure you have a place to stay when you get where you are going. If you are going to book flights, make sure it does not conflict with anything she might have going on at work.
- Buy the gift – No matter what the tradition is, jewelry is always a good bet. You have obviously already given her an engagement ring and wedding band, but what about something else? There are many other diamond rings, or beautiful bands that could symbolize ten years together. You could purchase a small pendant with your children’s initials on it, or engrave a loving message on the inside of a new band. You could both buy her a new gift and have your wedding band engraved at the same time so she can see both of them. Either way you go at the jewelry store, you will come out a winner.
These are just three of the top tips for planning your anniversary celebration. Make sure you send her flowers on the day of, too! Women love to get flowers at work.