Whether you’ve been together a lifetime or just a year or two, an anniversary is the perfect way to connect with your partner again. It’s a time to reminisce and reflect on another year together. If you are looking for different ways to mix it up and surprise your sweetheart this year, try one of these fun ideas for a change of pace.
Try a homemade gift that highlights what you love about your partner. This is an inexpensive idea, yet one your partner will cherish and review for years to come. Make sure you incorporate personalized words, phrases, ideas or sayings that are unique to you and your partner. This makes the gift more meaningful and one they’ll always remember.
If you’re the couple that enjoys travel and adventure, try renting bikes and exploring your city for the day. You can make a list of landmarks or restaurants you want to visit, making sure to take a picture at each location. If you don’t feel like physical exercise, look into doing a helicopter or hot air balloon ride and view your city from the air!
Try booking a painting class. These classes are offered all over the country and are an instructor-led course. At the end of the session, you both will have completed your masterpiece, and will get to keep the paintings for display in your home as a reminder of your day together.
They say that laughter is the best medicine, so why not explore the idea of buying tickets for your local improv or comedy club? These events are a great way to support local artists while also getting a good laugh! If you get seats toward the front of the stage, you might even get to interact with the comedians and share your anniversary story!
If you and your partner are into traditional romance, you can still put a spin on your special day. Book a tour at a local winery. The tours allow you to learn something new together and some sites will even involve the tour group in the making of the wine! Afterward, you and your partner can enjoy a nice romantic dinner and a glass of JJ Buckley Fine Wines or local beer brew to top off the day.
Regardless of the dynamics of your love story, there are plenty of ways to make your next anniversary special. Get out of your normal routine and plan something that aligns with your personalities and gets you out of your comfort zone. It’s a great way to keep your relationship fresh and exciting.