5 Awesome Anniversary Date Ideas
How well versed are you on traditional wedding anniversary gifts? Are you thinking of a unique paper gift to give for your first anniversary, or perhaps looking for something gold to celebrate you and your spouses’ 50th anniversary? Regardless of how much stress finding the perfect gift for your significant other may cause you, one thing you shouldn’t have to worry about is what to do on that special night.
Whether it’s revisiting a place special to your relationship, or simply visiting a favorite restaurant, you’ll truly wow your spouse (or even partner) with a thoughtful evening using one of these amazing anniversary date ideas. Oh and by the way, should you happen to make it to your 90th wedding anniversary, which would make you both likely over the age of 100, the traditional gift should be made of stone.
1. Luxurious Couples Massage
Spas today aren’t the stuffy, uptight environments they once were. Many day spas now function as literal retreats, with full couples packages available at affordable prices. It’s not uncommon to find couples massage getaways for less than $300.00 total. Most couples massages give you and your partner the opportunity to meet with a private masseuse for a full-body massage, followed by an equal amount of time together in a private spa area. If you happen to be in the Washington state area, be sure to check out Little Red Day Spa, a private spa resort offering the best couples massage Seattle has to offer.
2. Plan a 50/50 Night
Although you probably share a lot in common with your partner, some of the most fun dates come when you both embrace and engage in each other’s interests. The catch is that you both get to choose the activity for your significant other. If your husband has been pressuring you to see a baseball game with him but it’s not really your thing, giving in during an anniversary can be an exceptionally special event — and keep in mind you’ll be doing something you really enjoy at least half the night. Be sure to end the evening with something that you both like to do, like walking along your favorite boardwalk or enjoying the Sunset.
3. Go Wine Tasting or Go On a Wine Tour
Wineries are making a significant comeback, and more and more couples are spending their anniversaries on exclusive wine tours, or even attending a tasting at a local winery. Wineries also often have a fantastic dinner menu and fine dining atmosphere. Some wineries even feature bed and breakfasts, a perfect end to your magical evening.
4. Surprise Scavenger Hunt
This might take a bit of planning, but if done properly, this date night can be a romantic and thoughtful surprise for your anniversary. Think of all the locations in your area that hold some significance to your relationship, and think of items that your partner could find at each place. Write down clues for each item on a piece of paper to help your partner find them. You might be able to convince some business owners to participate in the hunt by allowing you to pre-purchase items that your partner will then find at that location. The final clue can lead to a romantic dinner or particularly romantic location where you’re waiting.
5. Transform Your Home Into a Hotel
Don’t have the cash to plan an expensive getaway but still want to do something special for your anniversary?
From a tiny mint on the pillow to fresh linens on the bed and scented candles around the living room, the more you go all out preparing your home, the more special the evening will be. Try ordering a special meal to be delivered to your house and open your favorite bottle of wine to relax and enjoy the special evening. Sometimes the most special and memorable date night is simply a relaxing night spent in each other’s company.
There are many ways that you can make your partner feel special on an anniversary, and perhaps no date night is more important than this one. What’s your most memorable anniversary date? Do you have any stories about an anniversary when your partner swept you off your feet with his ingenuity and thoughtfulness?