Make Your Anniversary Special - 7 Ways to Celebrate

50 Wedding Anniversary cake with flowers on it.

A wedding anniversary is a day to remember and relive some of the wonderful memories you have from your wedding day. Whether you’ve been married 5 years or 50 years, it is important to take the time to remember your big day. 

Meaningful Gift

When you are looking for a perfect anniversary gift, make sure it is something that has some meaning behind it. It doesn’t  have to be expensive to be a thoughtful anniversary gift.

Personalized Gift

Engraved maple paddle cutting board with berries surrounding it.

Your spouse probably has a hobby or something they’re passionate about. Use this to help when buying for them. If they enjoying entertaining and cooking, get them something like an engraved cutting board they can use and display. Another great personalized gift for someone who loves entertaining would be engraved wine, beer, or rocks glasses. 

Another great idea is to take old pictures or videos and create a memory book or slide slow. Give them this gift along with a nice, thoughtful letter or note and they will be sure to love it!


Surprising your spouse with the gift of an experience is wonderful because it creates so many memories. This doesn’t have to be an elaborate vacation. It can be something as simple as an at home date night with your spouses favorite dinner and movie. If you are looking for something to go out at do but still want a chill night, take a cooking class together or maybe go to a wine tasting if you have a winery close by.

If your anniversary is a time of the year when the weather is nice, do something outdoors. This can be anything from camping to an outdoor concert or even a picnic at your favorite park or beach.

House Project

If there is something your spouse has talked about wanting to get done to your home for awhile, make it part of your anniversary gift to them. This could be something as small as getting a new piece of furniture. Or, if you are thinking of a larger house project, renovate a room in your home to make it a special space for them to hang out in. Another home renovation project that you could both enjoy would be a nice bedroom makeover. These all make wonderful gifts because they can be enjoyed for many years.


Life can get really busy. If you have kids, chances are, you feel consumed by all of their activities. If you don’t have children, you probably still have work and daily life that can sometimes feel overwhelming and exhausting at times. With all of this, it is easy to lose site of who you and your spouse are as a couple. Taking a vacation from daily life, can be a good way to reconnect.


Taking a vacation doesn’t have to mean going somewhere. You and your spouse can make it a staycation. Stay home, take a few days off of work, find sitters for your kids, and focus on each other. 

Family Vacation

If you would rather spend your anniversary celebrating with all of the people you love, make it a big family vacation! Maybe this means an all-inclusive resort where you and your family can just arrive and relax. Or, if you are more adventurous, plan a trip out west to explore nature as a family. Wherever you decide to go, make it somewhere your entire family can have fun and enjoy.

Couples Getaway

beach sunset with two lounge chairs on the sand under umbrella

One of the best things you can do as a couple is to spend quality time together. If taking a romantic vacation is what you’re thinking, carve out some time around your anniversary to get away just the two of you. This can be a drivable destination or you can fly abroad and make it a longer trip. Also, don’t be afraid to ask friends and family to help watch your kids and pets and take care of your home while you are gone.


Group of friends enjoying drinks at a party

If you want to celebrate with your family and friends, make it a party! This can be a smaller gathering or a big party. 

If you don’t feel like hosting at your home, call your favorite restaurant or local bar to reserve the date. Celebrating with your loved ones will help recreate those great memories from your wedding day.

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