I am not sure which of the ideas I would implement but few hours of brainstorming and searching on the net produced the above low-cost and romantic anniversary ideas.
Now it’s the time to put one of the ideas in practice.
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Yesterday, we posed a simple question to Happy Wives Club members on our Facebook Community page: What is the most creative anniversary gift you (and/or your husband) has ever given for less than $25? When it dried, I printed a poem I wrote on it, burned the edges to make it look OLD, rolled it up, tied it with a red ribbon, and put it in the bottle.
For our first anniversary (which is traditionally the paper anniversary), I took sand from Lake Michigan (where my husband was born) and put it in an old bottle with a stopper top.
He loved it and it still sits on his dresser by the bed! My husband took the batteries out of a wall clock, set it to the time we got married, and wrote a poem around the outside of it. I bought a jar and filled it with his favorite candy and wrapped each candy with a piece of paper that had a reason why I love him. On our first year anniversary, my husband gave me a photo album he had worked on the entire year to commemorate our first year together. One year we decided to get creative and set a $5 limit and whatever we did it had to fit in a noodle box. Husband made me a dozen roses out of my favorite candy (stuffed Twizzlers). Wrote out the words of all the little ways he shows me love everyday and framed it… Treat your spouse to a 30-minute massage, followed by an enzyme facial (don’t attempt to do extractions…enzyme facial mask will do the trick and can be purchased anywhere for less than $20), manicure and pedicure.
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One of the commenters suggested these ideas, which I thought are very cute and useful 102.
Give her puppy and name it “anni”, short for the anniversary. Take a picture of the moon and say you’ll bring you the moon, you’ll circle the stars and bring you back. Tell her you love her in Spanish then take her to a discounted taco truck.
My husband made me a Red Vine bouquet and I filled his with Love Notes candy! I went on Shutterfly and put a picture of us at our wedding on a shirt w/ the caption “Married My Best Friend” and our wedding date. In a small box, I placed inside a test pack w/ a positive pregnancy result… A six-pack of diet Coke and a gallon of chocolate ice cream — it was meaningful to the two of us, something no one else would think of giving me….expensive gifts just bought as a gift can’t hold a candle to something simple and inexpensive with loads of personal meaning. I made a poster of the different popular love teams (i.e tarzan & jane, mickey and minnie mouse) and in the middle I put our names in bolder, bigger letters and put it in a romantic frame I personally made. I got dollars worth in dollar bills and printed labels with things we could do and rolled them up. Our anniversary is on Groundhog Day.I went to Build-A-Bear and made my husband a groundhog and included inside the stuffed animal a personal message I recorded while making “Phil”. stamped 3 hearts on the frame (for our third anniversary) displayed it in the bathroom where we see it everyday 10 years later. -Fawn (yep, I just came up with this one so I’d better try it out myself ). JOIN THE 1,000,000 MEMBER CHALLENGE: If you haven’t already done it, what are you waiting for? It takes only a few seconds and, of course, is free.
(go to the dollar show, get ice cream, go for a walk to the store to get a candy…) It was fun and we got to spend time together. A puzzle with a picture of your wedding and you can spend time every year putting it together they make them at Walmart or Meijer. My sweet hubby made me a DVD of family pictures from when we dated through our 10th anniversary using some of my favorite music as background. I arranged for the children to be gone & prepared a dinner & greeted him in a piece of lingerie & dinner & dessert was me. A mix cd of songs from our dating and married life that reminded me of him or a special memory we share. It is like memory lane of our marriage and it always shows us how far we have come, let’s enjoy where we have been and look forward to where we are going! For our 25th Anniversary I gave my husband a silver trophy that read To My Greatest Friend and Lover. Ordered a print with all the family’s important dates on it-wedding day, births of our children, etc. I made him a video that told him all the things I love about him and put pictures of us throughout our relationship. QUESTION: Do you have any great anniversary gift ideas for less than ? THE BOOK: Read the book that inspired the powerful TED talk and prompted author of “We’ve been counseling couples and writing marriage books for a long time, and we can say with absolute certainty, there has never been a book quite like The Argument-Free Marriage.
It was a complete surprise and is my most prized gift from him (we’ve been married 22 years now – hoping for an updated version ). My husband gave me this Love basket with all my favorite things in it (smell goods “candy” whitebear that smells like chocolate and a red and pink heart with a rose in my name). An envelope full of handmade vouchers for a back tickle, massage, favourite dinner, movie night, etc. He really enjoyed his gift since he never received one as a child. One year gave him a heart shaped box with a note inside “this heart is filled with kisses for you from me.” He loved it! If you think no such union exists, or if you’ve come to the conclusion that arguments are necessary in marriage, allow Fawn to challenge that notion and set you on a path to creating the greatest partnership in life: your marriage.”Fawn Weaver is the USA Today and New York Times bestselling author of Happy Wives Club: One Woman's Worldwide Search for the Secrets of a Great Marriage, adopting the same name as the Club she founded in 2010.
Now, he’s looking forward to our 50th for another trophy. I cross stitched a wedding sampler for our 25th anniversary for my husband. The Happy Wives Club community has grown to include more than 1 million women in over 110 countries around the world.