Dating anniversary gift ideas for him

dating anniversary gift ideas for him

Dating anniversary gifts are different from wedding anniversary gifts and send the different message to your partner. It’s common for couples to celebrate their first six months or years of dating with each other. Dating anniversary gifts are simple way to express your feelings and emotions to your special ones. Dating is very pleasant time which is lived by two people before their wedding without any responsibilities and tensions of future and this time must be celebrated in the best possible way.

With my and Aaron’s four-year dating anniversary coming up on December 15th (!!!!), I’ve had love on my mind. I’ve been trying to brainstorm new ideas to show him how much I love him (in addition to his present!). I thought it would be fun to share some of the things we’ve done for each other in the past because I know I’ve scoured the internet many times before for inspiration!

I was madly in love (I still am! but I was definitely in that honeymoon phase) so I went a little crazy. I decided to write out 365 things I love about Aaron on tiny slips of paper. To add that “fun” factor (and because I’m apparently really cruel), I hid each slip of paper throughout his dorm room for him to find. He came back to his room completely surprised. We’re still not sure if he found every single one, but he keeps them in a special box to look at from time to time. Three years after that and I’m still amazed that I already had 365 wonderful things to say about him then and I know him so much better now.

Aaron’s gift takes the cake for this year! While I got him Pens tickets and wrapped it in several boxes with cute pictures and quotes, he sent me on a scavenger hunt all around campus! He gave me clues to all of our favorite places where we had different memories, such as where we first met, what class we had together, what dorm I lived in my freshman year. My roommate and sister joined me and documented my journey:

It was such an exciting walk down memory lane and it was so thoughtful. It was hands-down probably the most romantic thing he has ever done for me and I will never forget it.

I really wanted to make this anniversary thoughtful and romantic so I broke it up into two things. The first thing I did was similar to his scavenger hunt, but we were already on Christmas break, so I decided to blindfold Aaron and drive him to all of the places at home that hold special memories for us (I made sure to drive in random directions to make him confused first! :P) .

When we arrived at each destination, I told him how that place reminded me of him and how it represented each stage of our relationship. For example, I first took him to my high school because that was where we had one of our first dates (I took him to see a jazz band there) and I mentioned how it reminded me of the strong friendship we had before we started dating. The last stop was back at my house to tell him that he reminds me of home and hope for our future; I am home wherever he is and hopefully we’ll get to create a home together one day.

The gift portion was inspired by this post via Shannon at Find Joy in the Journey . This brilliant blogger put together a basket of pre-planned, pre-paid dates for her husband, one for each month of the year. Being a college student on the cusp of graduation, I decided to put together six pre-planned/pre-paid dates for Aaron. It was the perfect way to stay connected during student teaching. Every month, we really looked forward to the dates planned and we had a blast. I will post about each of those dates in the future!

The lists of symbols and gifts for wedding anniversaries is often written and talked about. Wedding anniversaries are measured in years. Dating anniversaries tend to be celebrated in months rather than years.

There does not appear to be a similar universally accepted gift guide or suggested list for dating anniversaries. Some gift stores and websites have created their own lists of suggestions but nothing as widely recognized as the wedding anniversary symbol list first created by Emily Post in 1922.

However if you have a good thing going, it is important to let your partner in the relationship know that you appreciate them. Anniversaries, dating or otherwise were invented for this reason. An anniversary should be a day when you conveniently forget about the rest of the world, and focus on each other. Some of the most appreciated anniversary gifts revolve around time the couple can spend together enjoying some activity or event together.

The first month is a big deal and most women if not the men will expect some sort of recognition of the conclusion of one month of dating. You may want to clarify exactly how you are going to measure your dating anniversaries. Since there is no “official date” that a dating relationship begins some couples celebrate their anniversary on the based on the day they first met and others on the date of their first date.

The first month anniversary gift should be romantic, thoughtful and not over the top .  After all it is only one month and if you go overboard on the one month anniversary what are you going to do for the first year anniversary ?

I would suggest something like a dinner out at your favorite spot or maybe dinner and tickets to a show, concert or sporting event you will both enjoy. You can check out what is happening in your area and purchase tickets online at TicketMaster.com . The other option would be something sweet like a teddy bear or other plush animal or maybe that most reliable of all gifts – flowers. Flowers are romantic and sweet and if sent to the office flowers create the added advantage of allowing your significant other to bask in the envy of their co-workers. You can order flower arrangements or live plants to be sent on your anniversary date with a personal message from you on FTD.com or other popular flower sites like ProFlowers & 1 800 Flowers .

Guys typically tend to be relatively easy to please. If you know his favorite meal or desert perhaps take him out to eat at one of his favorite places which is known for that food type. You can also have a fun night in cooking together.

The first giddy rush of a new relationship owes much of its feeling to chemistry: The brain produces dopamine in response to the new person. But past this initial phase, different chemicals are released. Oxytocin in women and its male counterpart vasopressin are produced to create long-term bonding, and if they are not chemically compatible, the relationship can end. If you've been dating a year, it is indeed something to celebrate.

Celebrate with a simple trip down memory lane. Build a photo album together on an afternoon off, physically visit some of the places you had wonderful dates or even post their website links on your favorite social networking page. Even a night in together reminiscing about the things you've done can be a special way to celebrate.

Mark the day in style. Find a movie theater that has a dining-in experience. A variety of chains now offer luxury reclining seats, waitstaff and up to gourmet level meals right at your side. Check the local listings to find one nearby. Dinner at an unusual place like a restaurant on top of a mountain or high-rise building with a view is a grand way to mark an occasion.

Put your heads together and plan. Talk about something you both enjoy doing, and divide the things that need to be done. If it's a trip, one of you researches hotels, flights or driving routes and costs; the other investigates restaurants, attractions and events. Spend an evening putting your information together, and book it.

The one-year mark is significant for many people. Reflect and note how you've grown and grown together. Pinpoint what you have brought to each other's lives. Spend an afternoon or an evening with just the two of you and talk about what is important to each person in your work, your relationship and your personal lives and see where you intersect or can be of help to each other.

Roseann Haines began writing professionally in 1987 and has worked for "The News Herald." Under 'Ra Thorn,' she has published fiction for Echelon Press and Fictionwise. She holds a Master of Arts in English literature from Belford University, an Associates of Science in Political Science from Pima Community College, and graduated from Artistic Beauty College.



Dating Anniversary Gift Suggestions

With my and Aaron’s four-year dating anniversary coming up on December 15th (!!!!), I’ve had love on my mind. I’ve been trying to brainstorm new ideas to show him how much I love him (in addition to his present!). I thought it would be fun to share some of the things we’ve done for each other in the past because I know I’ve scoured the internet many times before for inspiration!

I was madly in love (I still am! but I was definitely in that honeymoon phase) so I went a little crazy. I decided to write out 365 things I love about Aaron on tiny slips of paper. To add that “fun” factor (and because I’m apparently really cruel), I hid each slip of paper throughout his dorm room for him to find. He came back to his room completely surprised. We’re still not sure if he found every single one, but he keeps them in a special box to look at from time to time. Three years after that and I’m still amazed that I already had 365 wonderful things to say about him then and I know him so much better now.

Aaron’s gift takes the cake for this year! While I got him Pens tickets and wrapped it in several boxes with cute pictures and quotes, he sent me on a scavenger hunt all around campus! He gave me clues to all of our favorite places where we had different memories, such as where we first met, what class we had together, what dorm I lived in my freshman year. My roommate and sister joined me and documented my journey:

It was such an exciting walk down memory lane and it was so thoughtful. It was hands-down probably the most romantic thing he has ever done for me and I will never forget it.

I really wanted to make this anniversary thoughtful and romantic so I broke it up into two things. The first thing I did was similar to his scavenger hunt, but we were already on Christmas break, so I decided to blindfold Aaron and drive him to all of the places at home that hold special memories for us (I made sure to drive in random directions to make him confused first! :P) .

When we arrived at each destination, I told him how that place reminded me of him and how it represented each stage of our relationship. For example, I first took him to my high school because that was where we had one of our first dates (I took him to see a jazz band there) and I mentioned how it reminded me of the strong friendship we had before we started dating. The last stop was back at my house to tell him that he reminds me of home and hope for our future; I am home wherever he is and hopefully we’ll get to create a home together one day.

The gift portion was inspired by this post via Shannon at Find Joy in the Journey . This brilliant blogger put together a basket of pre-planned, pre-paid dates for her husband, one for each month of the year. Being a college student on the cusp of graduation, I decided to put together six pre-planned/pre-paid dates for Aaron. It was the perfect way to stay connected during student teaching. Every month, we really looked forward to the dates planned and we had a blast. I will post about each of those dates in the future!