Celebrating anniversaries is a great way to renew and refresh your love for one another, whether you’ve just celebrated your first one or have been together for years. It’s important to remember to treat your honey to an extra special date to remind them of just how much in love the two of you are.
To make your anniversary truly memorable, you have to think up unique ways to celebrate. To help you make your anniversaries something you and your partner will look forward to year after year, we have prepared 15 romantic ideas for celebrating your anniversary and making your bond stronger.
15 romantic anniversary dates
If you’re looking to add a romantic twist to your anniversary celebrations, here are 15 ideas that are creative, fun and full of romance.
#1 Take it outdoors. Plan a hike together, camp in the woods, or go mountain climbing. Your anniversary is a great opportunity for both of you to spend time together with nothing but nature around you. This will allow you to connect to each other in a different setting while on an adventure in the wilderness—and maybe the two of you can even get a little wild, too.
#2 Love notes. Remember when you were high school sweethearts and you used to stick Post-its on each other’s lockers and notebooks? Bring back that young, playful, and unexpected gesture by posting love notes all over your house, and even in your partner’s things as a sweet surprise. Cap off your day with love notes on the floor, leading to your bedroom.
#3 Take off the tension with a touch. Even if you’ve touched your spouse everywhere you can think of, you can take those fingers and hands and turn your touch into something healing and relaxing. Take off the stress from work, and even the tension of your relationship, with a few touches here and there.
Your partner will surely appreciate it and may even return the favor. If you don’t know how to massage, read up on erotic massages to turn the heat up for a happy ending. If you’re willing to shell out a few more bucks, go ahead and set up a relaxing spa retreat and a romantic couple’s massage.
#4 Food is love. You may have cooked for each other a hundred times, so this tip is nothing new. To spice it up, however, you can set up the table with a little extra oomph, adding some flowers, candles, and music. You can even phone in a quartet and sing your favorite love songs as you eat a home-cooked meal. Whether it’s scrambled eggs or beef wellington, your dinner will be special as long as it is made from the heart.
#5 Urban jungle adventure. You don’t have to go anywhere fancy or exotic to celebrate your anniversary, because you have your very own urban jungle wherever you are. Go somewhere in your city you’ve never been before. Maybe it’s a neat hole-in-the-wall pizza place, or that newly-opened gastropub. You can discover your city while you discover more about each other.
#6 Tune out technology. Get away from it all and focus on only each other, if only on this occasion. Spend the whole day together on a technological tune out: no cellphones, no calls, no emails, no television, nothing. This will allow you to connect with each other on a more personal, intimate level.
#7 Budget date. You may have done a lot of budget dates in your first few years together, but it would be much more exciting if you made dating on a budget a challenge. Go out on your anniversary date with just a few dollars and see how far you can go. You may even relive those moments when you were young and struggling, enjoying your time together even without fancy dinners and corresponding bills.