Last week it was our 8th wedding anniversary. We love celebrating our anniversary and I think it's really important to make time for ourselves as a couple and treat each other a little bit. Obviously we don't get too much time to ourselves day to day so anniversaries are a little bit special!
Every year we buy gifts according to the traditional or modern theme. This year for 8 years married the traditional gift is Bronze / Pottery and the modern is Linen / Lace. It's always quite a challenge to look for something nice within the theme, especially as we like to make it a special gift, like a keepsake.
We usually give ourselves a budget which is never huge but we like to buy something special and nothing is more special than personalised anniversary gifts. It's really nice to be able to personalise something with your own message to make your gift extra special and stand out. I'm sure in years to come, personalised gifts like this will be so lovely to look back on.
I gave hubby this gorgeous personalised bronze pocket watch from Gifts Online 4 U and I'm so pleased with it, and he was too. It's not something he'll use everyday obviously but it's such a nice keepsake present and it was reasonably priced too. It will be really lovely to pass onto our children too for them to look back on happy memories.
It's not a sturdy pocket watch that you could use all the time but it's a lovely item to treasure and the engraving is done really well. It was sent very quickly too and packaged in a gift box.
There are so many other great personalised gifts on this website too. Check out other engraved gifts for men, I also really like the engraved wristwatches. There's something nice about the message being 'hidden' and worn against the skin. These are a lovely fit if you follow the traditional / non traditional gift themes too as you can use them for silver / bronze or gold anniversary gifts.
Other ideas I love are personalised glassware, which would be a lovely gift for your other half, I can imagine us toasting each year in with a clink of these personalised glasses. These would be perfect for a 3rd anniversary where the modern theme is glass.
If you're going all out you could add a personalised bottle too. I'd love to receive this magnum of champagne myself but there are also other bottles to choose from, including brandy, port and wine. It would be lovely to have a bottle of brandy that you took out every anniversary to toast that you made it through another year!
Hopefully this has given you some ideas if you are on the hunt for a personalised anniversary gift. I think there's nothing more special than a gift that a lot of thought has gone into.
Of course, all of these gifts can be personalised for another occasion, a birthday or Christmas for example, but they do make really special anniversary gifts.
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Disclosure - this post is written in collaboration with Gifts Online 4 U. All opinions are honest and my own.