5 Things You Should Never Buy Your Wife for Your Anniversary

5 Things You Should Never Buy Your Wife for Your Anniversary

Ah, anniversaries – a time to celebrate love, laughter, and the joy of being with your significant other…but hold on, before you rush out to buy that “perfect” gift, let’s talk about the things you should definitely steer clear of. Trust me…keep this list by your bedside, it may just save your marriage!

Household Appliances

Unless your partner has been dropping hints about needing a new vacuum cleaner for months (and I mean really dropping hints), steer clear of household appliances. Nothing says “romance” like a toaster, or possibly even worse…a new washing machine…right?

Weight Loss or Exercise Equipment

Thinking of gifting your partner a treadmill for your anniversary? Think again! While the intention might be good, trust me, there is no way that “insinuating” that your partner may be getting just a little bit too comfortable for your liking, there is no way that this can end well. Let’s keep the focus on celebrating your love, not shedding pounds.

Self-Help Books or Relationship Guides

While self-improvement is great, an anniversary is not the time to hand your partner a book on “How to Improve Your Relationship in 10 Easy Steps.” Save the self-help for a rainy day and opt for a gift that celebrates your unique connection instead..and maybe just get the guide for yourself, as if you’re even considering this…it may be you that needs it more.

Last-Minute or Impersonal Gifts

Remember the film “Jingle all the way” with Arnold Swarzeneggar, where he forgets to buy his son the Christmas present that he wanted? This is most men…not just at Christmas but also at this most critical time of the year…your anniversary. Avoid the temptation to grab the first thing you see on the way home on the day of your anniversary because you completely forgot (again) to plan ahead. Your partner deserves better than a gas station bouquet, a generic gift card or a stray cat…she already has the one from last year!

Gifts that Reflect Your Interests, Not Theirs

Sure, you might love that new video game or power tool, but remember, your anniversary is all about celebrating your partner, I don’t think she wants to be doing DIY on her anniversary or being Super Mario jumping over mushrooms. What does she really like? Put some effort into getting something or doing something which is really what she likes and you will be rewarded…until the next year of course!

You Must Keep Her Happy

When it comes to anniversary gifts, a little thoughtfulness goes a long way. You don’t have to spend a fortune, you could just organize something special, but avoid these gift-giving pitfalls, and you’ll be well on your way to celebrating a memorable and meaningful anniversary with your special someone. Remember, it’s the thought that counts, not the toaster!