Coming to an anniversary with your significant other—whether it’s one year or 12—is always worth celebrating. ) Plus, it’s true that relationships are hard work, and milestones should be marked, because hey, you guys are still crushing those #relationshipgoals. What says romance like spending the day and night at a chic hotel in your city, or a quaint B&B in the country? The only challenge: Finding anniversary date ideas that aren’t an absolute cliché. Whether it’s a bar or the beach, head back to the scene where you two first met. As the first anniversary of your relationship approaches, it's time to find the perfect gift for your sweetie.But, you can't pop into the mall and pick up the first boring shirt and cliché card that catches your eye!(We don't know, and you haven't told us how much you want to spend either.) Going on his suggestion of the lifting bar, what about: - Weight lifting gloves - Additional workout gear, like dumbbells or plates for the bar (these get very pricey, though) - A mat for your home gym - i Tunes gift card for workout music - A portable stereo for his MP3 player - One of those i Pod armbands - New earphones - Workout clothes - Gift card for new exercise shoes (he should pick these out himself) - Homemade coupon for post-exercise massage and dinner made by you Stuff like that.Just think about what he likes and what he might need or enjoy based on that.
Another idea is to create a scrapbook with mementos from events of your first year together -- movie ticket stubs, a takeout menu or the first card you gave her.
Paper is the traditional first year anniversary gift for married couples, but you could give your girlfriend a paper gift for your first year of dating, too.
One idea is to give her a book or set of books from her favorite authors.
You could also have personalized stationary made for her.
Concert tickets to see a favorite singer or band would be an exciting surprise.