By the time your 12th wedding anniversary arrives, you’ve probably exhausted all possible anniversary presents and are fantasizing about getting away with flowers and chocolates this time. Whoa! Just stop right there! Simply reading these helpful hints will ensure that you never take a bad move ahead.
Finding Memorable 12th Anniversary Gifts
Let’s start with the facts. Semi-precious and precious gemstones are in high demand this year, which is not unexpected given that it is also the Pearl Anniversary. The traditional motifs for the twelfth anniversary year include sensuous silk and cozy linen, while modern gifts include color jewels and pearls. Oh, and if you’re thinking about gifting her flowers, try peonies instead (it is customary).
Silk transforms every lady into a fiery diva. Make her drool with beautiful silk pajamas or ultra-sensual silk underwear that you think is stylish.
Nothing beats the comfortable feel of linen, especially if she adores the fabric. If high-thread-count linen bed sheets aren’t romantic enough, try sexy linen lingerie.
Make plans for an evenings
Is she working on your anniversary? But never mind. Instead, plan a memorable evening (and night). If you are preparing a surprise supper for her at home, you may need to take a half-day off from work. Prepare her favorite starters, main meal, and dessert. Set the table with a nice linen tablecloth with lighted candles, the finest silverware and glassware, and a vase filled with loads of peonies. Don’t forget to play calm music in the background.
The duration of the marriage will aid in picking the appropriate anniversary present. You don’t want to go all out if your marriage is young. Flowers, of course, are what you have to include in the first few years. It should be followed by supper and something of value but not too costly, such as a present that complements a loved one’s pastime.
Keep in mind that you will have to outdo yourself each year as the marriage proceeds, so you don’t want to start with something that can’t be exceeded without declaring bankruptcy soon after.
The most important part of the anniversary gift at the beginning of the marriage is always the remembering part. It will always be crucial, but when the marriage is just getting started, young couples are still ecstatic about the fact that they are married, so extravagant anniversary gifts are not yet required.
Show Your Love
As the years’ pass and number 12 arrives, you’ll want to make it a bit more special. At this stage, you should know your loved one pretty well, which can considerably assist you in finding the ideal anniversary present.
Start listening to them for six months before the anniversary to figure out what they truly want, and then play it off in such a manner that the present becomes a dream that may or may not come true one day. This is where the element of surprise might help you in your desire to impress your spouse.
As the anniversary approaches, ensure that the anniversary present has been purchased and is ready to be given; many plans have been foiled due to a sold-out response from particular merchants or suppliers. The present is the highlight of the anniversary, so make sure you build up to it in a memorable manner. Buying candle boxes is also useful if you want to decorate your room to enjoy.
Do not just give it to your husband, but gently deliver it. For example, start the time with a meal, lunch, or supper depending on the time of day, and then spend some time chatting and thinking about your marriage.
Jewelry made with pearls
Because this is your first ‘Pearl Anniversary,’ pearl jewelry is appropriate. Choose a single or two-strand pearl necklace – a perennial favorite. Alternatively, choose a one-of-a-kind bracelet studded with colored stones interwoven with freshwater pearls.
Her jewelry needs a special place to rest. So, why not buy her a lovely hardwood jewelry box inlaid with mother-of-pearl work? Put on a necklace, bracelet, or anniversary ring adorned with colorful stones or made completely of pearls.
Begin the day with a modest cluster of peonies on her bedside table, accompanied by an agate necklace wrapped elegantly in between the petals.
Even better, if she enjoys gardening, gift her a potted peony plant. Did you know that the peony flower is well-known for its beauty and therapeutic properties? Watch the plant grow – just like your love.
Get her 12 presents!
Celebrate each of your marriage’s twelve years by laying a trail of twelve presents around the home. They might be based on historic or modern themes, or they could be entirely creative. Allow her journey of discovery to conclude with you – her finest gift, gift-wrapped!
Display Your Feelings
Unexpected events may often knock the wind out of one’s sails. Worst-case scenario: the kids are ill, one or both of you are sick, one or both of you have lost your jobs – in short, you see no reason to rejoice. Wrong.
External factors, shifting sand, are subject to change. But the love that connects the two of you together is constant and will stay so. And whether you can manage a fancy supper or a simple home-cooked meal, that love, that connection, ought to be honored and appreciated. Arranging a candlelight dinner is vital, for which you need to purchase a custom candle box.
Stop feeling down if you can’t even buy her a store-bought card. Instead, make her one. On the bedroom carpet, write ‘I love you’ with rose petals. Remember that romance is available in little, unexpected acts.
Send her a cryptic note in which you request that she be ready and waiting for you in the evening. Don’t reveal any information. When you arrive, blindfold her and escort her to a waiting vehicle that will transport the two of you to a helipad. Assist her in boarding the helicopter, then remove the blindfold when you’re set to take off. Prepare champagne and gourmet food on board.