2nd anniversary dating gifts

Take the time to show your love with these creative DIY anniversary gifts.

Photo Credit: Annie Tao Photography To remind your honey how much love you feel for him/her, scatter the house with a bunch of nicely decorated notes.

For our first anniversary (which is traditionally the paper anniversary), I took sand from Lake Michigan (where my husband was born) and put it in an old bottle with a stopper top.

He loved it and it still sits on his dresser by the bed! My husband took the batteries out of a wall clock, set it to the time we got married, and wrote a poem around the outside of it. I bought a jar and filled it with his favorite candy and wrapped each candy with a piece of paper that had a reason why I love him. On our first year anniversary, my husband gave me a photo album he had worked on the entire year to commemorate our first year together. One year we decided to get creative and set a limit and whatever we did it had to fit in a noodle box. Husband made me a dozen roses out of my favorite candy (stuffed Twizzlers). Wrote out the words of all the little ways he shows me love everyday and framed it… Treat your spouse to a 30-minute massage, followed by an enzyme facial (don’t attempt to do extractions…enzyme facial mask will do the trick and can be purchased anywhere for less than ), manicure and pedicure.

On each note, write something you love about him/her.

To make it even more personal, write each note on the back of a different photograph you had printed. Photo Credit: Damask Love Puns are a great way to make people laugh, especially for partners with somewhat cheesy and witty humor. You could make his or her favorite dessert with a nicely decorated note that says you think he or she is the “sweetest”, or make a collection of his/her favorite candies with a note that says you “love him/her to pieces”.

Paper is the first anniversary gift in North America, so really after you’ve made it to year two, the same bases are covered. We’ve already covered paper anniversary gift ideas, if that’s your plan.

Now cotton anniversary gifts: Cotton is one of the ways to make canvas, along with hemp and linen.

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Buy a 7-day pillbox and in each slot, place a few pieces of candy and a small note with something you love about your partner.

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Have you ever been just a couple days away from your wedding anniversary and trying to figure out what meaningful gift you can get…inexpensively? But have no fear, you (and I) never have to go through that again. Feel free to borrow these ideas and make them your own. Then I took a piece of paper and “aged” it with coffee and tea grounds.

Yesterday, we posed a simple question to Happy Wives Club members on our Facebook Community page: What is the most creative anniversary gift you (and/or your husband) has ever given for less than ? When it dried, I printed a poem I wrote on it, burned the edges to make it look OLD, rolled it up, tied it with a red ribbon, and put it in the bottle.