Your anniversary is a very special event and gives you the opportunity to spend valuable time with your significant other, where you are both focused on celebrating you. However, you may find yourself scratching your head when it comes down to deciding what you want to do. Anniversaries can invoke a sense of pressure and it may seem that your ability to adequately impress your boyfriend or girlfriend is a life-or-death situation. If you are wondering what would make an anniversary dinner different from your standard date night dinner, then this is the guide for you!
Take a trip away
Booking a couple’s trip away is a guaranteed way to give your partner an exciting anniversary. You may both have a yearning wanderlust and want to go and explore a new city abroad or pitch up a tent and rough it in the wild for a few nights. However, you don’t have to go far – a staycation at your local spa or cosy bed and breakfast can be just as romantic. You’ll feel like you have really gotten away from the mundanities of everyday life, without spending a fortune or having to make a long journey. What matters on this day is giving each other your undivided attention, which spending a night away together will certainly achieve.
Trying out a fun new activity together
Similar to a trip away, is an experience-related celebration. You may have always wanted to go to a comedy club, attend a cooking class, or sign yourself up for a dance lesson. Your anniversary is the perfect chance to do this – however, make sure it’s something you think your other half will enjoy too! Science says that the bond between yourself and another person increases when you both try something together. What better way to celebrate your anniversary?
A trip down memory lane
You may want to go back to where it all started. No matter how old or new your relationship is, taking a moment to reflect on your time together is highly romantic and will make you appreciate each other more. You may revisit your first date spot or go stargazing so you can see the constellations which appeared on the day you sealed the deal. Catching a sunset can also invoke feelings of nostalgia and warmth, which is perfect for celebrating your commitment to one another.
Anniversaries are arguably more about gestures rather than material goods. However, a gift is a token of your love, and it does feel amazing to be spoiled. Stock up on lots of treats to commemorate the day – this is no ordinary occasion, it’s a special day! Many chocolatiers give the option of Valentine’s day chocolate, so you can really flatter your significant other.
Whatever you choose to do on your anniversary, keep it authentic and true to yourself and you’re sure to have a beautiful day.