AAE is excited to host a guest blogger ~ Morgan Gray ~ who is Maid of Honor in her sister’s upcoming wedding! While performing her MOH duties, Morgan has begun writing articles on important wedding & marriage topics that she became interested in. Below is Morgan’s article to help the husbands out there who are struggling to find the perfect anniversary gift for their Mrs. Listen up fellas!
Foolproof Ways to Impress Your Wife for Your Anniversary by Morgan Gray
My mom and sister both have anniversaries coming up and haven’t been able to help but voice their concern about what their guys are (or aren’t) planning to do to celebrate. It seems as though it can be a challenge for husbands to figure out exactly what they can do to ensure a perfect anniversary, but instead of focusing on this vague idea of “perfection,” your efforts should aim towards making the anniversary truly meaningful.
Show Her That You Appreciate Her
Acknowledging your wife’s day-to-day efforts is a great, often overlooked way to compliment her. Let her know how much you appreciate the work she puts into your marriage and everyday life. If she’s under a lot of stress at her workplace or as a mother, do something special to help her relax. Ladies love a bit of pampering, so consider treating her to a massage or spa treatment. Oftentimes, a little R&R means a lot more than an expensive piece of jewelry. If you’re looking for a gift she can use to relax at home, you can help your wife unwind with a spa gift box or aromatherapy candles that you can find here. Or, take over some of her duties for a day—make dinner for her or wash the dishes. She’ll love the special service.
More than anything, it’s important to take this opportunity to remind your wife how much you love her. If you decide to go out to dinner, don’t just pick a fancy restaurant; choose one with meaning. For example, if you got spaghetti on your first date, pick an Italian place. Even if the restaurant isn’t super swanky, she’ll be thrilled that you remembered little relationship details. For a gift, try to pick something aligned with her personality or interests, or something specific to your relationship, like an inside joke. Chances are you will impress her more with your thoughtfulness than you ever could with a big budget.
It’s also important to find some time alone with your leading lady. If you have kids, hire a babysitter. Don’t spend the whole evening at a crowded venue. She’ll appreciate the intimacy of holding hands during a walk in the park or sipping coffee in an outdoor café.
Write a Letter
It’s a good idea to give your wife a card for her anniversary, but aim for something a bit more personal. Feel free to buy a card, but add a lengthy personal handwritten message. Spell out your love and appreciation for her, and she may keep the card forever. It’ll be a gift in itself.
What to Avoid
Stay away from the generic. She may appreciate jewelry, a fancy restaurant, or a cute store-bought card, but make sure you give everything a personal touch. Don’t be late, reschedule, or shorten your celebration, even if it’s because of work or personal time constraints. Make your anniversary the priority.
These tips should be useful in planning a great anniversary. Of course, there are no set rules for perfection. The important thing to remember is to be attentive to your marriage and the things that are important to you and your wife. If you remember to be personal, your day will turn out as wonderful as she hopes.