It’s your anniversary and you want to make your significant other feel special. They are the light of your life, but your wallet does not share that same shine. No matter what who choose to shower them with, there is always a thoughtful inexpensive alternative that they will appreciate. Here are a few homemade anniversary gifts they’ll love!
I know, what year is it? Yet the mixtape is something that has stood the test of time. Whether it takes the form of a playlist, a CD, or an actual cassette this gift is a must at some point in your relationship. The old school aspect of choosing songs that remind you of your significant other is something that is so intimate and fun to do! I can think of no better way to express your love on the day of your anniversary than playing tracks that you can both swoon over.
In this age of digital communication and social media, the easy way out is to make a simple Instagram post about your partner. True effort could be exemplified by making a scrapbook full of physical memories. Whether it’s photos together or movie ticket stubs, a scrapbook is a great homemade gift to keep a portion of your memories on one place. They’ll love all the work you put into it with different patterns, colored pages, and glue stains everywhere. It can become an annual anniversary gift or a one-time event they will treasure forever.You can be sure they’ll love homemade anniversary gifts like this!
3. Use Your Craft
If you are an artist, an anniversary gift is a chance to showcase your talent! It can be in the form of writing, music, or illustrations to flood your significant other with. They’ll love that not only are you practicing your craft but you’re using it in a way to showcase your feelings for them. My significant other says that one of the most thoughtful anniversary gifts I gave him was a poem I wrote about us and that only pushes me to practice my craft even more! This is one of the best homemade anniversary gifts you can give!
For those of us who are masters of cooking, here is your chance to put those skills to use! Not only does it cost less than a fancy dinner out, you can add personal touches to your own anniversary dinner. They’ll love that you made their favorite entree or set the mood with candles everywhere. It takes an incredible amount of effort to prepare a dinner for your significant other so be prepared for all the work. Remember to have them clean the dishes if you make the dinner!
On the other hand, maybe your talents are in baking sweet treats. You can use an anniversary to try out a new recipe or indulge in all your favorite cakes! This also works incredibly well if you are celebrating your first anniversary and want to keep things lowkey. Desserts are a simple gift you can get done in no time. You can never go wrong with baking for an anniversary gift and you can do it all in the comfort of your home. No more store bought dry cupcakes for you two! They’ll love these homemade anniversary gifts!
6. Make That Card
Break out that construction paper you kept all these years and make them an anniversary card. Cut out some hearts, make it multiple layers, and use those Crayola markers you haven’t looked at since grade school. Whether you’re on a budget or you just want something a little more heartfelt, there is nothing sincerer than making a homemade card and writing out your feelings. They will love it even if it is a little lopsided!
Here’s to a successful anniversary and more years of love! What are your ideas for cute homemade anniversary gifts? Tell us in the comments!
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Rebecca was born in Hayward, CA and still resides there today. She received her BA in English Creative Writing from San Francisco State University and is the first in her family to graduate from university. She is a Poetry student in the MFA program at Saint Mary’s College of California and is furthering her involvement in the literary community. In her spare time, she likes to lose her voice at Giants games, read Young Adult novels, make lists, and aims to cross become a writer off it.