So your wedding anniversary is round the corner and you still haven’t decided on gifts for your wife, just like most of us desi Indian husbands who wait till last minute and pay 20$ shipping for rush order 🙂 .
Welcome to real world brother .
Anyways , this question is really tough and there is no right answer , so don’t worry too much and do your best . Here is little history of wedding anniversary gift list for your curious mind .
Depending on personality of your wife , we will try to decode a answer, According to Dr Gottman research , celebrating anniversaries can make your marriage last longer .
Presenting internet’s best wedding anniversary gift ideas for your wife .
I recently gave this speaker as gift to my wife as our Bose speakers were damaged in rain when we left them outside for our second anniversary , Here are the flowers 🙂
I bought this amazing massage pillow for our second anniversary
If your wife is outdoorsy or Health Freak
Symptoms of outdoorsy wife
She does marathons for charity , like to lake long walk , goes to gym sometimes, likes to post picture on facebook about marathons and generally interested in charity . Good for your brother , you are lucky one as your life leaves you alone for quite sometimes. She knows everything about carbs , protein and fats in every item sold in world .
Here are some good gifts based on common sense
Deep Kneading Massage Pillow
My wife always complains about all kind of pain , neck pain , back pain , even I am pain for her 🙂 , I heard from lot of people about this Nekteack shiastsu massage pillow
It has 5 star review and pretty much everyone seems to love it , Delivers much more than price, perfect gift for her, show that you care ..
My wife like to relax in shower , listen to music and put a candle , this diffuser can be good alternative to candles .
Good running Shoes
I am talking about good running shoes , not the ones you get in New balance for 30$ ,
Here are some good ones,
There are several alternatives in connected healthcare these days
Injury preventing items
There are several items which prevents injuries active people
Vitamix is holy grail of juicing and blending . Its the best thing I have invested ever .Here my post why Vitamix was best investment I ever made in myself
If your wife is indoorsy ( spends most of the time on facebook or whatsapp )
Couple of my friends upgraded their wife’s to latest iphone versions for their anniversaries . Happy Wives reported wild happiness 🙂 , lots of hugs and were nice to them several weeks 🙂 .
If your wife already has latest iphone , get her an nice expensive girly cover like this
or iphone purse like this one
If your wife is into photography ( She thinks she has eye for photography 🙂
I got my wife a nice Canon DSLR camera T3 and kit for 550 bucks in 2013, She is pretty decent at photography and helps out friends with kids birthday etc for free .
Current version of Canon T5 .
Only buy these if your is really into photography as it gets bulky and to carry it everywhere is pain .
If I had to purchase again today , I would go for new iphone lens , really cool new product which makes Iphone your a DSLR.It comes with keychain where you can hang lenses so you are ready anytime , anywhere .
This ztylus one is also very good
Instant Film Camera
Instant photo camera are back and rage these days, I remember when we went for our vegas wedding in little white chapel , there was a chinese couple who came there for wedding and they took our instant picture . I still carry it in my pocket . We take several pictures with our smart phones but never print it , Thats why this instant film camera is so crucial to saving those precious memories .
Here is our vegas wedding picture taken from polariod, One of the best engraved personalized marriage anniversary gift will be stick these string of Polaroids on a diary .
I wrote a review on instant polaroid camera here
I kind of like this presidential soap collection, Make an very elegant gift
Art and Decoration Stuff
She made 2 nice paintings , that was 1 year back , Now everything is lying in far corner and really doubt if it will every see the day light, Nevertheless I think you should give this as gift and let her relax with making some pictures .
We even went to sipping and painting class in class which is pretty cool . Here is the video , my wife with her messed up painting is in last 30 seconds .
If your wife is into cooking ( She thinks she is next top Chef 🙂
I went to my friends place and he served me some baked potatoes , it tasted delicious , little different , so my curious mind asked how he cooked , generally he is terrible cook \
He told me about slow cooker , He can put the food in cooker and go to work , when he comes back , its ready . Its really cool and innovative , its all useful if you wife works and she doesn’t have time .
You all Indians love yogurt , so much that , its a must have for every meal . My research found that there are some yogurt makers which can make life easy , Only worth it if you and your wife is huge yogurt gobblers. It will just make life easy
If you wife is constantly cutting onions in kitchen for next meal , Try okumi sharp knifes , its pretty cool ,more like professional grade . Don’t give this gift if your wife one angry women 🙂
It will backfire on you 🙂 ,
I have a friend Ashima who is into desserts , she loves to make and serve desserts . If your wife loves making cookies , muffins etc , then this gift is perfect ,
Expensive but Vitamix is the best thing you could buy .
If your wife is glued to TV like feviquick
Google chromecast is really really useful specially if you surf a lot on smartphone , laptops and tablets and need a quick way to show that on TV screen
I cannot tell how many times all of us friends were just hanging out and watching songs , we will all connect our phones and display stuff .
Another idea would be to make a slide show of your wedding photos or last year and display it on your tv using chromecast as both of you are sitting comfortably on the couch
There are other alternatives like amazon fire TV Stick
If your wife loves watch those desi soap operas such as Saas bhi kabhi bahu thi or watch movies online ( Free and cheap ) 🙂
then you might consider this projector , If you have basement lying vacant , this might a good time to put a projector and make it home cinema theater.
If you wife and kids still watch those new nice 3D movies in small black and white old school fat TV , this might be time to upgrade to flat screen new TVs
A friend of mine Mandeep left for India and bought a nice big TV and got it shipped to India, Thats the best investment he made , according to him
His wife is huge into Indian TV serials , so works out great for him .
Surround System Sound
If you have TV , projector and everthing , you might want to consider a nice surround sound system where your wife can enjoy movies like theaters . TVs are not designed to give theater effect
Its no fun watching high action 3D latest nice movies in that small teeny beeny speakers from TV
If your wife is too much into children OR Pets or into you ( Lucky bastard 🙂
Ok , I have to confess ,my wife is big into pets ,she loves our dog Buddy more than me for sure , I keep joking with friends that if all of us sinking in water , my wife will save our dog first and then me 🙂 ,
Photo frames or Photo album
You should print a nice album or make a video , There are many sites which will do customized albums such as walmart, costco, snapfish , shutterfly etc .
Video should be add on to the main gift . I prefer digital albums or digital frames these days , Nix has some really nice one with cloud enabled so you can update it from anywhere using app ,
They also have a standard one for 69.00 which has motion sensor . There are also several customized items you can buy which should say “Best Wife” ,or Luckiest Man alive
Make a trophy or certificate of appreciation
You can also give trophy to your wife as being best wife and taking care of family , house , relative and overall life . You can also give certificate of appreciation , Certificate should be add on item to main gift . I have a friend who used idea, I like it , its pretty cool and innovative . Very creative and unique wedding anniversary gift for your wife .
Love these heart romantic themed watch set for anniversary , Watch carefully there is love sign and letters , kinda mean you both complete each other , beautiful
If your wife is workoholic
She works all the time even from bed , You can’t change her workoholic ways but you can make life easier by giving some ergonomic table , I have portable laptop desk table which is foldable and I use it a lot .
You should make nice breakfast on day of your anniversary and serve it on this table , Will be awesome gift .
There are several innovates ones such as this one with fan , My laptop has a problem that it heats up quickly , I think table with a fan would be really useful.
I am not talking about those butt ugly mens bag that you carry on your back , I know this because my wife was desperate to buy a nice bag that looks good and can fit her laptop and all the extra trash that she never uses 🙂 . If researched properly this can be very useful and meaningful gifts that you can buy . One of the keys is that , that bag cannot look anything close to laptop bag, this is true, It has to look normal from outside but should have all bells and whistes of a laptop bag from inside .
One more tip ,search for laptop womens tote NOT womens laptop bags like I did and made fool of myself 🙂
Bean Bags for Relaxing
I love bean bags , my lazy ass is pretty much lying there all the time , Would be great gift for your wife to just relax on those comfy bean bags, specially if your wife has problems sitting upright or laying down comfortably. Here is good one ,
Nice Headphones OR BathRoom Wireless Speakers
Wont it be nice that your busy wife can listen to songs quietly with those noise ( you 🙂 cancelling headphones sometimes to relax . I once had a sennheiser headphones and man it was truly amazing sound .You have to hear it to believe it. My friend Nikam forgot those headphones in my place and I never gave it back , He is still demanding but I showed him middle finger .
These bose is gold standard but Sennheiser are also very good . I would recommend giving these bluetooth ones, that way she can listen to songs while cooking with sound coming from any app such as Saavn, pandora etc .Either give her good quality , over 100 dollars one or don’t give .
Alternative would be nice small bluetooth speakers for kitchen or bathroom . I set this up for mother in law and she loves it . She puts on her devotional music in the morning . There is whole bunch of wireless speaker , Check out here . I own a Soundlink from Bose which friend gave me for my wedding , Working out great so far , My wife blasts that Bose Soundlink while bathing , She loves those chic songs from taylor swift . Hate to say but that annoys the crap out of me as she cannot hear anything I am saying but anything for love of wife .:)
***** Check out this post on best bluetooth speakers to buy ***
If your wife is self obssesed beauty free who take hours to get ready ( All women fall into this bracket , irrespective 🙂 and is unorganized mess
Of course 10,000$ diamond necklace would make her very very happy but lets be practical , very few of us have that kind of money but you can always buy a nice jewelry box to manage all those 5$ 10$ ear rings she accumulated over the years from H&M and clearance sales 🙂
Love this jewelry box , its big and practical . You can definitely make this as very romantic anniversary gift :), I will leave rest to your imagination .
You can also get these best selling perfumes and put it in the box
Personalized and Unique marriage anniversary gift ideas
Best wedding anniversary gift ideas as the ones which are personalized and some thought have been put into it .
Do you remember those days when its your birthday and everyone use to get you greeting cards , You use to read those messages and treasure those cards.
People are slowly forgetting that art of greeting cards , I would pick a nice card and write a beautiful message straight from heart in very simple language on how much you love and appreciate her , Also how much she means to you in life . No googling and trying to find correct words , you will get confused and real message will get hidden between false facade of pronunciation.
Here is good example, For 8 bucks you get personalized anniversary greeting card which you can put up on the wall later . What else you need ? , You can combine them with cute teddy beers , As you can tell , I like old ways of gifting 🙂
Surprise Limo Ride
You can surprise limo ride to nice restaurant , city trip , specially if you live in big cities or day trip to wineries around sound like a good idea too ,followed by a nice pre arranged anniversary cake or her favorite dessert , Can include other activities such as cruise on the river ( you can gift her on middle of river ) , balloon ride ( gift your wife up in air ) .
***Here is list of fun party games for adults if you decide to throw a superfun party for your wife ***