Celebrating an anniversary with your partner is exciting but can be stressful if you’re not sure what to get them, especially if they don’t give you any ideas to work with.
This list of DIY anniversary gift ideas for your partner is just a sampling of thoughtful gifts they will love, whether you’re celebrating a first or tenth anniversary. After all, the best gifts are the ones that come from the heart.
Decorate Their Home With Hearts
Show your partner how much you love them by leaving heart-shaped surprises all around their home. Wake them up with a loving anniversary card, then allow them to explore the heart-filled house.
Decorate their bathroom mirror with hearts and loving messages. Even if your partner is not a morning person, they will wake up with a smile knowing that you put so much effort into decorating their home.
Additionally, when your partner gets hungry, surprise them with heart-shaped foods!
Pro Tip: If you decide to decorate your partner’s mirrors, windows, or other non-porous surfaces, we recommend using washable chalk markers. Chalk markers are vibrant, smear-proof, and washable.
Take a Trip Down Memory Lane
If you and your partner like to take trips together, you could create a map that outlines all of the adventures you have enjoyed.
Print out a map from Google or purchase a map from a local store, draw hearts over each destination, connect the dots, and take a trip down memory lane.
When it’s officially your anniversary, surprise your love with this map, and you can spend the day reminiscing.
Create a Book of Love Coupons
If you’re feeling crafty, design a booklet of love coupons for your partner. This gift is a lovely way to add excitement to your relationship—it just takes a little creativity and a few craft supplies to create this book of fun experiences. You can add things like:
- One uninterrupted nap
- One breakfast in bed
- A 20-minute massage
- One write-in coupon
Gift Your Partner a Jar of Date Nights
In a relationship, it is important to incorporate quality time together. However, anyone who has been in a relationship for a while can tell you that sometimes it’s hard to find new date night ideas. Gift your partner with a jar of unique date nights to try new and refreshing experiences.
Some date nights you can add to your jar include:
- Going stargazing
- Visiting local museums
- Taking a boat tour
- Tie-dying t-shirts
Go on an Adventurous Scavenger Hunt
For this scavenger hunt, you need index cards or sticky notes, a few small prizes, and a grand prize. Create a list of ways you and your partner bond and places you two spend together to act as clues to lead them to you and the grand prize. Although this idea takes a lot of strategy, it will be worth it in the end.
Finding the perfect anniversary gift can be overwhelming, but you are sure to blow your partner away with these DIY anniversary gift ideas.
Dianne Pajo is a writer based out of the Chicagoland area with a passion for music, combat sports, and animals. She enjoys competing in amateur boxing and kickboxing, but in her other leisure time, you can find her performing music around the city. She is also a dog mom of 2.