Majorly Creative Date Ideas Inspired by Traditional Anniversary Gifts
Giving and receiving are two wonderful parts of your anniversary, but having new experiences and building up memories with your loved one tops it all. Memories are (usually) more budget-friendly and way more fun. So instead of spending hours trying figure out what to get your SO, plan an epic day themed around that traditional gift. Just grab your camera and you’re on your way to the best anniversary ever. Take a look at these anniversary date ideas inspired by those oh-so-traditional anniversary gifts to get inspired.
Year 1: Paper
Year 2: Cotton
Use those fancy cotton sheets you got for your wedding to build an epic love fort. Stack it high with pillows and spend the night in watching movies, eating popcorn and snuggling the night away. (via Brit + Co)
Year 3: Leather
Year 4: Fruit
How do you make fruit into a date? Head out to your local orchard or fruit farm and get to picking. (via Booth Photographics)
Year 5: Wood
Year 6: Candy
It’s time for a date at home with… candy. Melt down that chocolate and enjoy dipping your strawberries in some delicious fondue. (via Food Network)
Year 7: Wool
Have you ever visited a sheep farm? Go find one then. Take a tour, pet a lamb and buy yourselves matching wool scarves. (via Mayflower Farm)
Year 8: Pottery
Channel the epic romance of Ghost and take a pottery class for your eighth anniversary. (via Tales from Tavanti and Beyond)
Year 9: Willow
Year 10: Aluminum
You see the sights, you get some exercise, you go on adventures. That makes biking a great date idea, especially when you end it with a stop at your local ice cream shop. (via Chard Photography)
Year 15: Crystal
Year 20: China
Get your passports ready, because this anniversary date goes way beyond dishes. You’ll fill up your camera in no time with all the sites you’ll see. (via Curious Cat on the Run)
Year 25: Silver
25 years later, it’s about time you had another ring to mark the occasion. Go ring shopping together and reminisce about when you got engaged. (via The Huffington Post)
Year 30: Pearl
Year 35: Coral
Yeah, we knew you couldn’t get enough of that ocean. So make your 35th anniversary an opportunity to swim with the fishies and take in the beauty of a coral reef. (via The Chronicles of Kim)
Year 40: Ruby
Year 45: Sapphire
Blueberry picking is always a fun activity, especially when you can make a fresh pie or cake to enjoy afterwards. (via City Planning News)
Year 50: Gold
What are your anniversary date ideas? We’d love to hear them below!
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