Post # 1
So my 1 year anniversary is coming up this Month “july 25th” and I am the most horrible person at gifts I never have good ideas or know what to get anyone even my own kid! Heck I never even know what I want when ppl ask.
My husband has been asking me what we want to do or what I want and I have no idea. The way my schedule works I really never know what my next schedule is going to be but about 4-5 days in advance It is also the time of year my husband always works alot of extra due to a week long annual festival that goes on around town. So I doubt “going away” will be an option. Our anniversary also falls at a bad time of year will all of the other birthdays around the end of july first of august (including daughters mine and my husbands) then the beginging of school year. Not to mention all the Landscaping we have been dong and planning to do that is eating our extra income. So finacially the budget is pretty limited.
My husband is just such a simple person it is so hard to buy for him. if he wants it he buys it. He is very outdoorsy, he loves guns, coins, movies and he is Mr. Prepared Readiness man(i guess alot of it is the Fireman and EMT in him) (his favorite hobby is learning survial tips and techniques as well as buying preparing planning and packing for any disasters and “the end of the world” ) He also Leathercrafts & hydro dips Gun parts as a hobby and extra income
He is a romantic sap though LOL but I feel like I have limited some of my options because of the V-day present I made him… A Love Jar ( with 365 love notes/ love coupons) … soooo i am kinda all out of ideas as far as something like that goes.
I also dont know what he is planning to do … I was thinking Of maybe trying to setup a secret romantic Picnic/ camp out …. in our backyard because him and my daughter love to camp in the backyard and I am always a “party pooper” as they call it bc i like to come in and sleep in my bed LOL …. but I am not sure what all i can do to make that Special and romantic and I would also like to get him a gift.
I could just use some suggestions for the picnic camping idea….. and if anyone has came across any other neat gift ideas would be much appreciated
Post # 3
The traditional first anniversary present is paper. The modern is clocks
You could give him a paper clock kit:
You could write him a short love letter and publish it in the classified section of your local paper.
You could make a coupon blook of things like massage stec that he can redeem at his choosing.
Post # 4
We’re not Jewish, nor are we religious, but I’m making Darling Husband a sort of anniversary ketubah, in the very loosest definition of the word…more it was my inspiration. I wrote the text to summarize and reaffirm my wedding vows to him. I printed the text on a nice gold paper. The image below is the tree I’m loosely copying (I ordered a parchment-like paper from Papersource, painted the intertwined trunks myself, and painted the roots to be our names. There will be a lot more leaves (maples), that I drew in Photoshop and printed out on red, yellow and orange cardstock. The fall maple leaves were a big part of our wedding, so that’s why I went that direction. When I’m done (I started early because…well, because I’m anal), it’ll be about the size of a poster, and I’m going to have it framed. Instant keepsake, and keeps with the paper anniversary theme.
Post # 5
My sister and her husband were married at a restaurant/inn…so on their 1st anniversary the returned there for a romantic dinner. Is there anything from your wedding day that you could recreate?
Post # 6
I love these star/sky maps. You can have one made with the stars that were in the sky on your wedding night.
Post # 7
boudoir?… Hey it’s printed on paper!!! and is my plan for our 1 year anniversary!
Post # 8
How about just a night of seduction and a romantic dinner- in?
Get a babysitter and either pick up or make a great dinner with his favorite foods. Eat it like a picnic on the floor or set a really elegant table.
Buy “him” some new lingerie, play some nice music, etc…
Post # 9
I’m getting my husband concert tickets to his favorite band (Wilco). I am going to put the tickets in a frame with a piece of decorated paper in there that says “True Love Will Find You in the End” which was our first dance song and a Wilco song.
Post # 10
@PitBulLover: I *love* that!! What a beautiful gift.
Post # 11
I plan on cooking him breakfast in my wedding dress and letting things happen from there 🙂
Post # 12
I’m a little late on this thread- but I’m giving my husband a framed print of our wedding vows, with our monogram on top. Since the first year’s gift is paper I think this will be totally appropriate.
Post # 13
@Theresa90405: thank you! I’m really excited about it and can’t wait to give it to him!
Post # 14
@sgarrison2: I thought about doing that because we wrote our own vows, plus we’re taking a groupon cruise and going out of town so I won’t have much money to blow – are you having someone do it for you or are you doing it yourself??
Post # 15
You could give him a gift certificate (paper) for an anniversary sundial (clock) and do both gift suggestions in one. My husband got me one and we had it made with a date line for our anniversary that the sun follows every year on our special day. It sits on our windowsill in the family room and makes rainbows whenever the sun shines, and whenever we see our daughter playing with the rainbow colors on the floor we remember our special day 🙂