Anniversary Gift Ideas for the Thrifty Husband

You don’t have to buy the fanciest and most expensive things to celebrate your anniversary with your wife. Cliché as it may sound, but at the end of the day, it is the thought that truly counts. While you may have limited budget, you can still make your anniversary extra special by surprising your wife with traditional but never-gets-old gifts and of course, quality and stress-free time together.

Whenever we Australians celebrate special occasions with our partners, we make sure that we pamper and spoil them, making sure that they will never forget each second of the moment. However, if you have limited budget, you may have to substitute your game plan with a more budget-friendly but definitely fun and surprising one. If you have limited budget at hand, you don’t have to worry because with some creativity and resourcefulness, you can still put a smile on your wife’s face.

Make her breakfast – On you anniversary day, get up extra early to prepare your wife breakfast. Make sure that you’ll not wake her up when you get up so you would not spoil your surprise. Prepare her special breakfast, something that she loves and craves. Breakfast in bed may sound too cliché and cheesy, but it will do the trick nonetheless. Wake your wife up with a kiss and the aroma of the freshly made breakfast you just did, and you will surely start her day right.

Take a leave from work – Depending on your company’s policy on vacation leaves, you may want to take a leave of absence from your work on your anniversary day to make it extra special. If you will not go to work on that day, you don’t have to be in a rush, thus ensuring your wife quality time. However, if you cannot afford to take a leave, just make sure that you will get out from work as early as possible to spend time with your wife. Keep in mind that it is very common for ladies to be very observant and keen on details, so before you know it, your wife will feel extra special that day because of your efforts.

Give her anniversary flowers– While you may spend hundreds of dollars for chic bouquet of flowers, you can also go for more affordable but elegant one. If you don’t have time to get it yourself, you can always contact a flower delivery to have the bouquet delivered to your home or your wife’s office. One good thing about buying from a flower shop that offers delivery service is that you can always pick the flowers so you can choose your wife’s favorite. Don’t forget to include a short but lovely note on the bouquet. Anniversary flowers to surprise girls so if you do it right, it is another win on your list.

Go on a dinner and movie date – This is when you have to spend a bit more. Find a restaurant that has the perfect ambiance for anniversary celebrations. You would want to book reservation ahead of time so you don’t have to waste time waiting in line in case the restaurant is fully booked. If you want to be more unconventional and creative, you may go to the restaurant that serves you both lots of memories, like the restaurant where you had your first date or where you proposed. After going on a dinner, you may also catch a romantic movie or a blockbuster one that both of you will enjoy.

Celebrating anniversaries can be really expensive, and if you don’t have enough budget you may end up stressing yourself about it the whole week. Don’t be too hard on yourself, just make sure that you give your wife quality time and fun memories to share and you are up to a great one.

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