Wedding anniversaries offer a unique opportunity to tell your spouse how much you love them. You can convey your love by way of anniversary gifts, or by planning surprises for them.
Ideas on a Budget
Breakfast in Bed
You don't need millions of dollars to make your spouse happy--all it takes is your attention, care, and love. One simple way to convey all these things to your special someone is to serve them breakfast in bed. Wake up early on your anniversary day and cook. Set the breakfast tray nicely with all the cutlery in place. Keep a small vase with a red rose on the side; and perhaps a small gift or card hidden in the napkins. Plan the whole thing as a surprise, and your spouse will surely appreciate your efforts.
A Homemade Gift
If you are a man, you can use your woodworking skills to make a jewelry box for your wife. Or you can simply buy some beads from the market and weave a beautiful necklace for her. Another romantic idea is to make a collage of the photographs taken during your past dates, birthdays, and anniversaries that you celebrated, and hang it on the wall after getting it framed.
Ideas for Your Wife
A Romantic Date
All women love surprises, especially the ones which involve romance. And if it is something as special as a 25th anniversary, then even more so. Plan your second honeymoon and take your wife on a houseboat trip. If you search on the Internet, you will find plenty of houseboat destinations throughout America to choose from.
A Day Off
Women have a hard time balancing home and office. And with kids, their responsibilities increase manifold. With such busy lives, women hardly get time for themselves. So on your anniversary, you can give your wife a day off. Tell her that you will take care of the kids, cook, do laundry, and manage other household chores too. To make it more special, make an appointment for her at a spa where she can take massages, beauty treatments, and feel fully rejuvenated. Remember to pay all the bills in advance.
Ideas for Your Husband
Even though you may not be a sports fan, you can take your husband to a soccer match of his favorite team. Even better? You can even invite all his close buddies over and they can sit and watch the match together.
Men have a stronger inclination to machines and gadgets as compared to women. A good idea for an anniversary gift for your husband is to gift him a smart phone, an iPod, or a laptop. These gifts rarely go wrong.
To make the day special for your spouse, show them your love. Tell them how much they mean to you. Write love letters and dance to some romantic numbers. These gestures may seem small or irrelevant after years of togetherness, but they make the connection and bond between a couple stronger.