Anniversary present

  • Profire

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    Nov 30, 2012 11:38 AM GMT
    What are some appropriate gifts to give your bf/partner for an anniversary?
    We have been dating for a year and its going great but now not sure what to get him for our first anniversary.

    Romantic vs functional?

    Wine?
    Flowers?
    Kitchen stuff (he likes to cook)?
    ?????
  • calibro

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    Nov 30, 2012 12:51 PM GMT
    are we talking the famous 2.3-week anniversary or the you're now a boring old couple 2-year anniversary?
  • TheAlchemixt

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    Nov 30, 2012 2:04 PM GMT
    Why not get him something romantic AND something functional?
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    Nov 30, 2012 4:18 PM GMT
    Inflatable.
  • jeffeichorn

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    Nov 30, 2012 4:32 PM GMT
    My bf got me engraved dog tags for our 1st anniversary...was an awesome gift.
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    Nov 30, 2012 4:37 PM GMT
    wine - too common seems like a better idea to bring to a party.

    flowers - overrated

    kitchen stuff - may be a good option since he likes to cook

    Or you can get a customized ornament with both of your names -
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    or possibly a nice customized picture frame with a cute pic of the two of ya
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    P.S- I hope you're not Jewish!!
  • mybud

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    Nov 30, 2012 5:19 PM GMT
    Red roses are the symbol for love...Send 2 dozen long stems...Dinner...Maybe the first place you first shared a meal together....Home....Dimmed lights...candles...soft music in the background...Head for bed...For cuddling...look deep into his eyes...tell him how lucky you were you found him...That's how I'd handle it...Congrats to ya both.
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    Nov 30, 2012 5:35 PM GMT
    One year is a tough anniversary. You don't want to do anything too over the top but it's still a big deal. I'd go the route of making something for him like dinner. That can be romantic and functional. Then I'd also give him something functional that means something between the two of you. Maybe something from a place you've been together or whatever makes you think of him and vice versa.
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    Nov 30, 2012 8:02 PM GMT
    One of the simplest things can be the most romantic, it's a card. Be sure to give him a card and write something romantic, loving, caring inside. It's something he can put in his shirt drawer and every so often when he sees it, he'll smile thinking of how lucky he is.

    Perfect time to give it to him is at dinner, either cooked or out. If more of a gift is wanted, then I'd say something personal but nice like a watch or something else that only he gets to use.
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    Nov 30, 2012 8:31 PM GMT
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    Nov 30, 2012 10:50 PM GMT
    You've been together for a year. Don't you have some idea what your boyfriend likes? Do you know if he likes something practical or something romantic?

    I'd say "no" to the wine or flowers. They're more like housewarming gifts or something you give to someone you don't know very well.

    The kitchen stuff is good if you know what he wants.
    Maybe a couple's massage.
    Take a class together.
    Go to a show.
    A weekend getaway.
    (I'm more inclined towards experiences over things.)
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    Nov 30, 2012 10:53 PM GMT
    Macaque saidYou've been together for a year. Don't you have some idea what your boyfriend likes? Do you know if he likes something practical or something romantic?

    I'd say "no" to the wine or flowers. They're more like housewarming gifts or something you give to someone you don't know very well.

    The kitchen stuff is good if you know what he wants.
    Maybe a couple's massage.
    Take a class together.
    Go to a show.
    A weekend getaway.
    (I'm more inclined towards experiences over things.)
    I vote in this general direction. It should be something that is meaningful to both of you.

    Congratulations! Let us know what you come up with.
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    Dec 02, 2012 1:47 AM GMT
    Definitely give fllowers, but that is not THE GIFT - the flowers are a token.Everybody likes to get flowers. Give him a card and a kiss when he wakes up that morning. Other then that, I would not give a gift. Consider making reservations for dinner if you live in an area where there are good restaurants.
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    Dec 02, 2012 6:38 AM GMT
    TheAlchemixt saidWhy not get him something romantic AND something functional?


    +1. This.

    Anyone can get you a gift, but it's the personal touch or romance that makes it special.

    Think about what he likes, and see if you can add romance to it.