Showing posts with label anniversary gifts. Show all posts
Showing posts with label anniversary gifts. Show all posts

Tuesday, August 14, 2018

Anniversary Gifts For Him Reviewed

Celebrating Your Marriage

Anniversary Wine image courtesy of Pixabay.com
My husband and I are about to celebrate our 20th Anniversary so I have been looking for gifts for him and I thought I would share some of the finds with you today. Although the ones that I sought out were for a specific milestone, most of these anniversary gifts would work for any year. 

I don't know about your special sweetie but mine is rather difficult to buy for. If he sees something that he wants, he just goes out and buys it. If you ask him for ideas, he says that a gift card is just fine. Well, dang it; gift cards are not much fun to give! Sure, they are practical and the person can spend them on whatever they want but there just isn't any excitement in the entire process. Since a couple doesn't celebrate a milestone of 20 years but once; I want to give him something better than a gift card. I plan to give him several small gifts instead of one big one.

One gift idea that I think he will really appreciate is a new wallet. Now, hold on! I saw you roll your eyes! This isn't just any wallet, it has an inscription on it that I think will make him smile and think of me every time he takes it out. 

We both enjoy watching the birds in our back yard. He likes to sit in the chair at our table that looks out at your yard. So I found a terrific coffee mug that he can use in the morning while he drinks his coffee and eats his breakfast. I chose one that says "Sharing the nest for 20 years." I won't show you a picture of it because they are just about sold out of that one. There were several options for an anniversary sentiment if it is something that you would like to give to your dear hubby. Getting a mug might seem a rather silly choice but in this case it fits with the tradition of the 20th anniversary being the year for giving china as a gift.

My sweet man wears a lot of t-shirts so I found one that fits our anniversary for him to wear. It has the sentiment of "Cruising together for 20 years". We don't go on ship cruises but we have cruised through life together quite happily. We used to cruise down the back roads just enjoying the ride and each other so that shirt just seemed to fit. I am sure you could find one that fits your marriage, too.




I'm still shopping around because my thought is that I will give him 20 gifts to open on our anniversary. There are so many things that I think will say, "I love you" in both romantic and humorous ways. I do like to pick whimsical things for him because that is one of the things that brought us together and has held us together; laughter. He has always made me laugh even when we were kids in school. Before we started dating, he came to me as a friend to help me heal from the loss of my first husband. He was so very sweet (still is!) in offering his shoulder for me to cry on. He made sure to tell me a joke or a funny story every time he called or stopped by. He still tells me jokes and funny stories and I still laugh. It is one of the many things that I love about him; his sense of humor.

In my search, I have found some key chains and different items that have anniversary sentiments on them that I think you will find easily too. Personally, most of those 20 gifts that I will give him are not necessarily traditional gifts for an anniversary. Instead, they will be little things that I know he likes. Something silly like his favorite candy bar. Think about that, when I give him his favorite it tells him that I know him well enough that I know that it is his favorite. To me something like that screams "I love you" even more than the words do. I know when he comes home grinning and hands me my favorite chocolate treat that it is yet another way that he is telling me that I am still the love of his life. He doesn't need to say the words at that point. I know because he obviously thought of me and wanted to make me smile.

So, I guess my point is that when it comes to finding anniversary gifts for him that it doesn't have to be something one might think of as a traditional gift. It honestly, doesn't even have to be something that you purchase. Perhaps fixing him his most favorite meal is something he will find very romantic because you made it for him and knew that it was his favorite. I think that it becomes easier when you think of your man and why you fell for him and still fall for him and know what will make him happy. 



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Sunday, March 29, 2015

A Ring with a Heart and Hands

Ring with Heart and Hands
In today's world a visually meaningful expression of love doesn't have to be the simple gift of a ring, it can also be a profound denotation. There's significant heartfelt meaning behind this ring style; in fact, it's known as a Claddagh Ring, a traditional Irish ring.
So What Does a Ring with Two Hands, A Heart and a Crown Mean:
Each part of this ring stands for a different dedication; the hands represent friendship, the heart is for love, and the crown expresses loyalty. Giving this ring signifies a deep commitment of love. In fact, this ring is part of a group called 'Fede' Rings. Fede comes from an Italian expression meaning hands joined together in faith. A Fede Ring is the promise of love and loyalty. In fact, in medieval times they were often used as a traditional Engagement and Wedding Ring.
Around 18th century England, the Claddagh Ring, a ring with heart and hands, became a variation of the Fede ring. From that time forward and especially in the 20th century, there was a burst of popularity for this unique symbol. It's not only a message expressing love and promise, it's also a part of Irish identity.
You'll see the symbol used in various places, from gravestones to engagement rings. It's the eternal depth of love, friendship and loyalty that makes this artistic emblem very real and very deep.
The Ring with Heart and Hands Comes in Designs for Both Men and Women
Whether it's an Anniversary gift, Engagement Ring or just a gift of deep loyalty to a friend, this ring comes in many designs styles that work for both men and women. 
How YOU WEAR this RING also MATTERS - Different Meaning for Different Hands and Different Directions
  1. When a person wears it on their right hand with the heart on the ring pointing toward their wrist it means they're in a relationship and they're not available - Great idea for a promise ring
  2. If it's on the left hand with the heart pointing towards the ends of the fingers it means the person wearing the ring is married or similarly committed. Of course it it's given as a wedding ring, it will go on the wedding finger.
  3. Normally on the left hand pointing towards the finger tips, on the ring finger, means you're engaged
  4. If the wearer puts this ring on their right hand with the heart pointing towards the ends of the fingers, it can symbolize that the person is looking for love.
  5. If you were going to wear this is a friendship ring, you would normally wear it on the right hand with the heart either pointing towards your fingertips if you're unmarried, and towards your wrist if you're married.
By Barbara Tremblay Cipak



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Thursday, January 29, 2015

Customized Blankets and Throws Make Great Gifts

Are you looking for a gift for a special occasion? On this page I will review two of the special blankets that can be customized on Zazzle to make your gift extra special.

Zazzle has two different types of blankets available to be customized by you or you may choose one that is already made by the many Zazzle artists.


  • The first type of blanket available is a soft and cozy polyester fleece blanket.  It comes in 3 different sizes (30x40-50x60-60x80).  This blanket is machine washable.
  • The second type is a beautiful woven throw blanket.  It is made of a combination of 50% cotton and 50% polyester.  It is 54x38 inches in size.
Shown below are samples of each of the blankets from my Zazzle shops.


Fleece Blankets

Historic Lighthouses
Historic Lighthouses by lighthouseenthusiast
View another Fleece Blanket at Zazzle

Plumeria Blossoms
Plumeria Blossoms by mbgphoto
Shop here for Fleece Blankets at Zazzle



Throw Blankets

Animals of Africa Throw
Animals of Africa Throw by mbgphoto
Find other African animals Throw Blankets at zazzle.com

Browse more Purple flowers Throw Blankets at Zazzle

Customized Blanket Ideas

There are so many different ways you can customize your blankets to make them a special gift.  Here are a few suggestions.
  • A graduation gift- Add photos from their high school years to make this a special memento.  This will be a great blanket to take to college.
  • Mothers Day- Add photos of children or grandchildren.  Use text to add a special message.
  • Travel Memory- Add photos from a special trip.
  • Graduation gift for athlete- Add special photos from sporting events
  • Wedding Gift- Add a Monogram and perhaps the engagement photo of the couple
  • Anniversary- Add photos from special moments
  • Hobby enthusiast- add photos from their favorite hobby or pastime.  The lighthouse blanket above is a good example.
  • Gardener- Take photos of their garden and add it on the blanket

More Blankets by Review This Staffers


This beautiful Resurrection blanket was created by Sylvestermouse.  Below that you will find two of her delightful animal blankets.
Here is a beautiful dogwood blossom throw blanket from Dawn Rae and a fantastic daisy blanket.
Sunny Daisy Art Throw Fleece Blanket
Sunny Daisy Art Throw Fleece Blanket by NatureByDawnRae
View other Throw Fleece Blankets at Zazzle.com



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