Alfresco dinner dates, skin-baring sundresses and lazy weekends make the hazy summer months some of the most romantic of the year. Subsequently, the season leaves an abundance of anniversaries to tend to. Whether you’re celebrating a year’s worth of matrimonial bliss or a decade of devotion, slacking off on presenting your significant other with an insignificant memento is simply not an option.
Here, our unconventional takes on traditional anniversary presents, plus how to commemorate the relationship milestones that can get overlooked in the gifting department.
Salute the night you first learned his signature drink by making him a batch from scratch.
Jewelry is always a good idea. This dainty chain boasts a simple pendant engraved with the exact coordinates of the rendezvous that started it all.
Take measures into your own hands by gifting your guy this nondescript box, complete with cards, notes and pre-stamped envelopes to commemorate just about any occasion, including anniversaries.
It's been a year and one thing is clear: the lady is always right.
A visual reminder that the two of you make beautiful art together.
Show her she's the fairest of them all every time she checks her lipstick with the help of hundreds of tiny Swarovski crystals.
There's nothing overly crafty about this sleek walnut wood timepiece. Designed with the aesthete in mind, the watch displays time via a series of eclipsing shapes in lieu of numbers.
Take a romance cue from John Cusack: tune her iPhone's radio app to a sentimental station and stand outside her window with this nifty contraption in hand. Or simply set the morning alarm and leave it by her bedside table if dramatics aren't your thing.
A waterproof canvas pouch stuffed with all the Baxter of California grooming essentials he'll need to make getting out of dodge a total breeze.
Help her jet-set in peace by keeping all her glitzy treasures organized and under lock and key.
Even if he's not a DIY kind of a guy, he'll be psyched to give this mini at-home distillery a try.
Scented crystals are a fresh take on hum-drum potpourri. The contents of this tiny tin can be used on their own or inside other Fornasetti products (hint, hint) to lend a blast of sweet-smelling goodness to every room in the house.