What on earth can a husband or a wife give their beloved spouse that would be a unique anniversary gift? This is often a pretty high-pressure moment. First, the spouse has to remember the date, which in itself isn’t always easy. Then they have to think about the personality of their spouse for several hours.
A unique anniversary gift doesn’t come without a lot of thinking. The spouse has to think about the political leanings of their wife or husband. Are they interested in saving the environment? Then buying a gift that pollutes the air or water would not be a good unique anniversary gift.
The giving spouse may have been thinking about a bass fishing boat as a unique gift. While it is certainly something unique, it also is something that pollutes the water and the air. More thinking required. Decide exactly what the spouse values the most.
Does the wife love jewelry? This one is easy. These days many many people make handmade custom jewelry. You can even design a necklace or a ring or a bracelet that includes important dates in your relationship and the artist can weave them into a totally unique design. Even earrings can be personalized in a way that a wife would love. This gift can range from affordable to really expensive.
If your spouse is into steam-punk it really opens up the field for unique gifts. The fashions that steampunk ladies wear are each unique. These fashions are based on vintage Victorian dresses and look, unlike anything you’ve ever seen. Not to mention all the unique men’s and women’s jewelry and makeup that goes into the steampunk look.
Sometimes a spouse appreciates a gift that requires a huge investment in time. Many spouses equate time with love. This makes it easy to come up with a unique anniversary gift. Remember that game you played when you were a kid – the one where you hid a bunch of clues that slowly led someone to a surprise?
This makes a great anniversary gift. The first clue would be right out in the open and then each clue would become harder and harder to find until the spouse finds football tickets or tickets to the ballet. The spouse appreciates all the time and thought that went into the gift.
One last thing that makes a great gift is the gift of an experience. Some spouses might be pleasantly surprised with a trip to Mt. Rushmore. Nature lovers might just love a long hike on the Appalachian Trail. If both spouses have unlimited time off, time spent wandering all over the country in a motor coach would be a long-lasting unique memory.
The spouse might be the type of person who would love a trip to Antarctica. Or perhaps they’d like to see the Grand Canyon from a helicopter. Maybe they even think they could climb Denali. That would certainly take some planning! But you know they would never forget that gift.
If both spouses are big into the motorcycle lifestyle, another experience that would be a great gift is to surprise the spouse with a trip to Sturgis, South Dakota, for their annual festival. There they can meet thousands of people who share their passion for motorcycles.
Does the spouse spend all their free time listening to music? Is there a particular artist or group that the spouse just loves? A totally unique anniversary gift would be to arrange a private concert by a favorite musician. Imagine how surprised the spouse would be, and they would never forget that gift.
Many fabulous and famous buildings can be rented out for an anniversary party. Several of the Frank Lloyd Wright Houses can be rented out for an anniversary party. Even the National Cathedral can be rented. People can scout out the famous buildings near them and probably find an architectural beauty that rents out spaces.
Does the spouse have an interest in aviation? It is possible to purchase an open cockpit biplane ride. Imagine your hair flying out in the open air high above the earth. This gift you cannot share with your spouse because there are only two seats and one is needed for the pilot, but it still makes a great gift.
Or both spouses can take a balloon ride. This gives you a whole different perspective – perhaps over your own house and your city. Imagine seeing your own home from the bird-eye view.
Many spouses are into cars. They read about cars all the time, they go to car shows, they dream about a particular car. The spouse can arrange to rent an exotic car that he can drive himself for a day or a weekend.
Is cooking really important to your spouse? Imagine arranging a cooking lesson in Paris. Not only does the spouse get to enjoy time in Paris, but they also get to enjoy eating French food and then learning how to make a particular dish on their own. This is a gift to both spouses and definitely a unique anniversary gift. Plus, the giving spouse gets to enjoy eating that dish once they get back home. It’s the gift that keeps on giving!
It is amazing, but the pyramids in Egypt actually offer tours inside them. For people interested in ancient history this would be fascinating. Think about getting to see the pyramids up close and have someone tell about how they were made. Then they could see all the interior chambers and what was important for each chamber.
Water lovers could be given tickets for a cruise on a river, or an ocean cruise, or a Mediterranean cruise, or a cruise around the coast of Alaska: the possibilities are endless. River cruises are more affordable and can be taken in small chunks like a cruise from St. Louis to St. Paul. There is also one that goes from Memphis down to New Orleans.
Just remember that something unexpected that suits your spouse’s personality is what makes a unique and memorable anniversary gift.