gifts for anniversary

By C
@ShyBear88 (18618)
United States
September 29, 2012 10:38pm CST
Do you and your mate exchange gifts for every anniversary? For me and my husband no we do not always exchange gifts for ever anniversary. For our last two anniversary we have gone out to dinner. Before we got married we would get gifts for each other but not all of the ones. Some times we just randomly get things for each other so that kind of covers the anniversary over time.
5 responses
@lynnes75 (443)
• Malaysia
30 Sep 12
Dinner sounds great, very romantic. Then you both can go out for a walk in the garden or catch a movie together. I prefer to just time doing something, anything, which we both enjoy, whether we stay in or go out. It's a gift enough then we're still together, I think :) But just like you, sometimes we randomly get gifts for each other too, like flowers, cakes, a pen, a book; things which we know we both can appreciate.
@ShyBear88 (18618)
• United States
30 Sep 12
In my dreams that would happen walk in the garden that so doesn't happen like that. A dinner and movie maybe. We would be lucky if we just make it out to have dinner with out our kids let alone a movie. I don't need romantic like that all.
@lynnes75 (443)
• Malaysia
1 Oct 12
Aww, that's too bad. Kids are great and a blessing of course, but yeah, sometimes you do need a moment to get away from them and just enjoy your time alone with your spouse. Maybe you can arrange for a babysitter just for the night?
@ShyBear88 (18618)
• United States
2 Oct 12
Well we don't have family in town we are about to move so after we move we will have babysitters almost all of the time or when we would like to go out if we can. But we are starting back from the being so it will be a while before we can just go out on a date night with out someone else paying for it. We don't like having to pay babysitters because it does coast a lot of money here and there. So family when they do come in town where we live now they do watch our daughter for us but now we have two kids. Both are very little so us spending time with them is best for right now. Yes getting out every now and then just the two of us is nice every now and then even if its just having time alone in the house with zero kids.
@natliegleb (5184)
• India
2 Oct 12
i love to gift my loved ones with great surprises which they cant predict for sure,it must be new and the thing which they would have been craving for,so i will always give those sort of things only
@ShyBear88 (18618)
• United States
2 Oct 12
you said loved onces? I was talking about just your partner.
@dorannmwin (36698)
• United States
2 Oct 12
The only thing that we do is that every year when we celebrate our anniversary is that the two of us try to have a date night. It is very rare for us to be able to get out of the house without our children, so this is something that is very special for us. We don't do a lot of presents at all because of the fact that we are working on getting out of debt. Our big plan is that sometime next year (we will celebrate our ninth anniversary next year), we are going to try to take a child-free cruise.
@ShyBear88 (18618)
• United States
2 Oct 12
We are wanting to go on a cruise as well but not any time soon. Date nights are far and in between. If we do give gifts its normally candy or a movie.
@WakeUpKitty (8706)
• Netherlands
30 Sep 12
No we don't. Celebrations are no habbit in my husbands culture so I don't see the need to give him gifts just because it's a habbit in my culture/country. Also I don't see the need to give gifts because society wants me too. A gift should come from the heart and can be given any moment of the year/day.
@ShyBear88 (18618)
• United States
30 Sep 12
Okay agreed a gift can be given at any time of the year and it has nothing to do with society other people have never told others they need to give gifts for anything not even a holidays. I don't give my husband gifts we just go out to dinner alone with out our kids which is like a treat for us when that happens. Other wise we just buy candy throw out the year as a surprise I was thinking of you and got you this or just saying I love you or something that shows we appreciate each other. It's what ever a couple wants to do. I know some couples that celebrate every little thing which I think is a bit silly to celebrate every kind of anniversary there could be. We just celebrate our wedding anniversary that to us is every special.
@Raine38 (9193)
• United States
30 Sep 12
My husband and I has celebrated one anniversary just now, and we don't exchange gifts, even when we're still dating. We will just go out, have some dinner or late lunch then go to places like temples, museums, etc. (we were in Thailand then). We just go and book a flight and we spend a few days together.
@ShyBear88 (18618)
• United States
30 Sep 12
Nice. We going to be celebrating our 3 year wedding anniversary in a few months. Our first and second was going out to dinner and both times we had to take our daughter with us this time we are taking our daughter and son if we don't get a babysitter to watch them for a few hours. A movie and dinner sound nice or kid free night.