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Anniversary Gifts from the Usual to the Unusual

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The late Summer through to the early Autumn is an incredibly popular time for weddings. In 2020, large gatherings and big wedding parties, aren’t on the cards in the traditional sense. But with it being a popular time for tying the not in years gone by, there’s plenty of anniversaries on the horizon. And that means plenty of people on the lookout for the perfect Anniversary gifts.

It can be a little tricky finding a gorgeous gift for your other half. So, we thought we’d get a little inspiration together. From the traditional offerings that are guaranteed to bring a smile to their face, to something a little more wacky and wonderful, we’ve got a few ideas for you.

Traditional Anniversary Gifts

Flowers

Flowers are a hugely popular choice for a reason. They’re beautiful, thoughtful and they come a huge range of colours and shapes. They’re a safe bet, so make sure you’re in-the-know when it comes to your other halves favourites. A pink rose is a symbol of maternal love, gratitude, appreciation and admiration, so it’s a safe choice for an anniversary gift. 

close-up photo of pink Rose flower

Appleyard Flowers offer a huge range of beautiful bouquets that will bring a smile to your loved one’s face on the anniversary.

Over at Blossoming Gifts, you can get luxury, hand-tied bouquets that make for a pretty perfect present.

Chocolates

For those with a sweet-tooth, you can’t do much better than a beautifully presented box of chocolates. It goes without saying that you should do a little digging to find out their favourites, and you can even add a personal touch. Take that gift to the next level by customising the tasty treats with a touching message.

tray of chocolates

Thorntons are the go-to place for tasty treats, and you can add a touching message to your cracking confectionary too.

Hotel Chocolat have got what you need if you’re looking to satisfy your loved-one’s sweet tooth.

Framed Photos

When it comes to commemorating a special occasion, a picture is worth a thousand words. Whether you’re framing your favourite wedding photo, or you want to put an album together, it’s a cracking anniversary gift that’s got a lovely, personalised touch to it.

opened wedding book

Snapfish have got something for all your photo printing needs, so you can relive those special memories on your anniversary.

Alcohol

While moderation is important, a brilliant, boozy gift is sure to bring a smile to their face. Whether it’s a celebratory bottle of champagne to pop open on the anniversary, or you want to get the pints on tap from the comfort of your own home with a beer tap, it makes for a fun present.

champagne bottle and glass in bucket

Virgin Wines have a stunning selection of delicious drinks that can set the special occasion off with a bang. 

Beerwulf offer an incredible home tap with The Sub, so you can pour the pints from home.

Jewellery

Jewellery makes a great gift for many reasons. It’s stunning, it’s thoughtful, and you can find some absolute treats out there. With personalisation options like charms, engraving and birthstones, you can show the person you know them. Just don’t buy anything too garish and you can’t go wrong!

two silver-colored bangles

Goldsmiths offer a range of beautiful jewellery and watches, so you can treat your loved ones to some stunningly crafted precious metals.

Pandora have their famous charm bracelets, so you can add a little personal touch to your anniversary treat.

Unusual Anniversary Gifts

Creative Photo Gifts

Nowadays, you’re not restricted to just getting your photos printed and put in a frame, you can get creative. You can find incredibly unique gifts like jigsaws, thermal mugs, blankets and even clothing, and personalise them with your favourite photos. You can put those wonderful wedding photos on display in a different way.

Photobox have a ton of cracking photo gifts on offer, a perfect choice for a weird and wonderful take on traditional anniversary gifts.

Experience Days

While a physical gift is always nice, a day to remember is also a cracking choice. Especially with a lot of time in 2020 being spent indoors, it’s a real treat and something to look forward to. With afternoon teas, wine tastings, skydiving experiences and more, there’s something for culture vultures, thrill-seekers and fine-dining enthusiasts.

pastries display on rack

Red Letter Days have a huge range of incredible experience days for two that are perfect for celebrating in style.

Head over to Virgin Experience Days for some absolute treats, so you can make some new memories.

Subscription Boxes

While treating your other half on your anniversary day is wonderful, you can remind them you love them on a monthly basis. Whether it’s recipe boxes for a weekly date night or monthly flowers through your letterbox, it’s an exciting treat that could see you through to your next anniversary!

Bloom & Wild offer a subscription for beautiful monthly bouquets and better yet, they’ll fit through the letterbox.

Cook up a romantic storm with a boxful of delicious ingredients and recipes with a Hello Fresh subscription.

A Teddy Bear

While it might seem like an obvious choice to some, you can get creative with teddy bears. You can build them from the ground up and make it a little more personal, or even choose from some of your loved one’s favourite franchises.

Build a Bear Workshop is the place to go for all your teddy bear needs. Whether it’s a pop-culture favourite, or you’re building your own.

Personalise Everything

We’ve mentioned adding touching messages and customising your anniversary gifts with photos, but you can add a little personal flair to almost everything nowadays. From engraved picnic tables and love spoons, to reel viewers filled with precious memories, you can get creative. 

NotOnTheHighStreet have a huge range of customisable items that are perfect for adding that personal touch to a gift.

Find the Perfect Anniversary Gift

So, from the usual, to the unusual, you can find the perfect gift ready for anniversary season. And we hope you’ve found a little inspiration on what to get your other half to show a little love to commemorate your big day.

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