(Closed) Need 6 year (dating) anniversary idea – he is proposing

posted 6 years ago in Relationships
Post # 3
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Blushing bee

I got my SO a nice watch from Fossil a few years back in that price range. Any special books or things you like to do together?

Post # 4
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

I think I would either go traditional with a watch with something engraved, or go super crafty creative. You could get a photo album/scrap book and a gift card to 2 or 3 things he enjoys doing.  Tuck the gift cards into little envelopes and glue into the album.  Then as you use the cards, take pictures and put them in.  (I did a gift like this for Darling Husband when we planned a trip to NY.  I got him tickets to a ball game, but put together a whole scrapbook that we later filled with pictures)  You could “reload” the album with gift cards periodically for birthdays and holidays. 

Post # 7
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

Thats the idea- its something he’ll keep with the pictures forever, and like I said you can always add a new set of gift cards down the road.  You don’t have to be super crafty.  Look at walmart or a craft store for an album with at least 2 picture pockets/page.  Slide the gift card and a note about how you are looking forward to doing ______ with him in one pocket.  Leave the other empty for now- you’ll add a picture to it after you use the gift card.  If you want to jazz it up, you can pick up a few packs of scrapbook stickers (also available at walmart and craft store) and add a couple to each page.  They have all sorts of themes available- dinner, movies, sports etc, so you should be able to find stickers that match the gift cards. 

I also like your bottle of liquor idea, especially if he enjoys it. You could get him a nice bottle and save it for anniversaries.  So the two of you only enjoy it each year on that day.  Which would make it last a lot longer.

Post # 8
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Busy bee

@sandandsurf:  What about a weekend away at a B&B (groupon, livingsocial ALWAYS has deals on 2 day trips it seems), or a couples massage (then you get a special treat too!!!)

EDIT– on second thought, he cant use these girft for years to come….

Post # 9
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2015

@sandandsurf:  If you get the flask to go with the bottle, then he’ll definitely have something to keep and remember the occasion by! 

I was having a similar conundrum for our 5-year anniversary, but luckily my SO’s favorite musician of all time is coming to our city, and I was able to get excellent tickets within my budget. I think there’s a lot to be said by going the “experience” route (like a PP suggested – a B&B, etc.), as you’ll both definitely remember it. (I think there’ve been studies about these things, and they suggest that you rate experiences as being more satisfying longer than you do physical gifts!)

Post # 10
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

do the scotch! I got my hubs an amazing bottle of scotch for our wedding present (um, a $500 bottle).  For our 1 year, seeing as how budget wise I couldnt repeat that, I went with a more affordable bottle (an assortment actually). My hubs is practical, he doesn’t do or care about sentimentality or something for “years to come.”  

 

Here’s a link to great 10 scotchs – i got year 15 from several of them, and non were over $100 – http://www.outdoorlife.com/photos/gallery/photos/2010/11/10-best-single-malt-scotches-0?photo=4&fb_source=message#node-1001335112

 

as an alternative to a flask, you can do a set of great scotch glasses (if you don’t have any at home) – 

Post # 11
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Blushing bee

Can you get the bottle of scotch personalized? Like what Mrs. Coyote did for her dad? That way he could keep the bottle and maybe display it in an office after its gone?

Post # 12
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

Is he in to sports?  If so..tickets to a game..autographed photo/jersey/ball etc?  

Post # 13
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

What about cuff links?? He can use those on your wedding day! 

Post # 15
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

Maybe a pocket watch? My fiance doesn’t like watches much, either. Men are so hard to shop for.

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