An anniversary is that special time of the year when you are reminded to reflect on the past and dream about the future. One of the first large milestones for any couple is the 5 year anniversary, and it can often times be a challenge coming up with gift and activity ideas. Not to worry, here are some tips on how to celebrate your 5 year anniversary.
Gifts can be a wonderful way to express your passion, especially if they are well planned out. Some of the most heart-warming 5 year anniversary gifts are made by hand, such as a hand made 5 year anniversary card or jewelry. If you don’t consider yourself to be the crafty kind, that’s OK, because there are plenty of heart-warming gifts that you can buy. But before you reach for that wallet, keep in mind: Just because a gift is expensive does not always mean that it is thoughtful, thoughtfulness should be your number one priority. When it comes to purchasing gifts for your loved one, there are several things to keep in mind: What kinds of clothes do they wear? What are their hobbies? What kind of food do they love? Do they have a favorite place to visit? or a dream vacation? Have they mentioned any of their needs or wants to you? (Check out some more 5 year anniversary gift ideas HERE)
Gift giving is not the only way to make an anniversary awesome, consider going away for the weekend. Go on a relaxing mini road-trip together to a place you have never been to, or stay at a local hotel and get breakfast in bed. If you live near a beach, consider taking a nice long relaxing walk during the sunset. If going to the beach is not an option, then maybe a nice stroll through the local park could be just the thing you need, a slow walk in a quiet place helps to calm and relax the soul. The 5 year anniversary is the perfect time to take your loved one on a fresh date, when was the last time you went to the movies together?
Here are some more 5 year anniversary ideas: If both of you prefer staying at home, consider making a scrapbook from the fondest memories of the past 5 years. You want to include things like photos, ticket stubs, notes, or anything else that gives you those sweet nostalgia feelings. What about taking a romantic candle lit bubble bath together for your 5 year anniversary? Just don’t forget the wine and your favorite snacks (some delicious dark chocolate anyone?). After the bath, how cuddle up on the couch and watch a movie together.
They say that “variety is the spice of life” and there is a good reason why. We as people, grow from new experiences, and so do our relationships. If things ever start feeling stale, that’s a sign that your relationship needs something new, something different. Just remember to take it slow and ease into any changes that you might make.