Post # 1
February 3 is going to be our 6th year dating anniversary. I want to give a thoughtful gift, but my thoughts are empty as I try to brainstorm. What are some creative things you have done in years past?
(I am suspicious he may propose then, or within the next two months. He has my ring at his office, and our marriage date is set for november 11, 2011… he has been hinting A LOT lately (perhaps because I’ve been quiet about it?!))
Thanks a bunch ladies! I truly appreciate your thoughts:)
Post # 3
What does he like? I like “doing things” as gifts.
Tickets to a sporting event with friends and tailgate? providing foods and drinks?
A dinner place he has always wanted to try?
A really nice picnic in the park?
Or something you dont normally do? A concert? Cooking him dinner? A weekend away at at B&B?
It really depends on your budget
Post # 4
My boyfriend and I just celebrated our 1st so not a lot of history with us when it comes to anniversaries. What sort of people are you?
I didn’t do anything too creative. I took us both to the Chocolate Fest here in our town to sample the chocolate of some 50 vendors.
Then after that I took us to a spa for a couple’s massage, facials and body scrubs. He had never had any professional spa treatments and he works very hard. It really hit the spot. He was estatic.. mostly about being naked in public. *rolls eyes* 🙂
Then for dinner we went to the Thai place where we had our first date.
Not too creative, but needed for us!
Post # 5
Oh, thanks ladies! I will definately have to check out events going on… make some fun memories. We each work full time, and he is also a full time grad student at a University an hour away. So, needless to say, anytime that we can find together is wonderful. Off to google… 🙂
Post # 6
@miss11.11.11: Is there something like wine tasting in your area? Or even maybe a sake brewery?
What about some classes at an art school? My mother and I are going to a glass art class that teaches you how to fuse glass, and then you take home a large tray, a bowl, and two pendants tat you make yourself.
Post # 7
If you had more than a few days, maybe make a photobook of all the time you’ve spent together. Or you might be able to get a scrapbook from the craft store and put something together.
Post # 8
I prefer now to “do” things for a gift instead too because I feel its more meaningful to spend quality time together than give him a random gift he doesn’t really need.
Last year we went to a B&B for a couple days with a jucuzzi tub suite. Very relaxing, and went out for a nice dinner and walked around the place on the Sunshine Coast.
Another year we went to Victoria for a day or two to visit some castles (he loves them), go to the gardens and to a nice meal.
Nice fancy dinners are always nice too, for us on top of a mountain here or a tall building. Gives you a reason to get dressed up.
Another year we went to Whistler and went hiking and sight seeing. Another year we went to Seattle for the day too. One time I would love to rent a cabin at Tofino and surf and lie on the beach.
Otherwise we have done white river rafting, camping, kayaking.. Active fun stuff that we both enjoy. Been on picnics, cooked him dinners.. I am in charge of planning the anniversary and I’ve been lucky since its in July and gives me more options of things we can do. I can’t remember what else we have done all these years..
As for gifts I love giving him engraved stuff, usually from things engraved.ca and I’ve made him a scrap book with mementos. I’ve given him jewlery (like a watch or a I love you ring).
I’ve gotten a lot of ideas off lovingyou.com
Post # 9
Cooking class together : )