Is it too early to look for 6 month anniversary gifts? All of the wedding gifts may have not entirely been opened before you'll have to start thinking about anniversary gifts.
It probably feels like just yesterday you said, “I Do!”, and walked down the aisle to the sounds of cheering friends and family. However, time flies as they say, and it is in fashion to get your significant other a 6 month anniversary gift.
Does it need to fit a certain category? What if they don’t get me one? Does it need to be expensive? There are many questions surrounding 6 month anniversary gifts. Let’s tackle the first two quickly, and then expand on the last one.
If you're concerned it will overlap with the traditional timeline anniversary gifts make sure to take review this article to get a sense of what gift types will be expected down the road.
It doesn’t have to be a surprise, but it likely will be. There is a good chance only one of you will be thinking of this. That is ok! Ultimately, the gift should be for both of you. It should be centered around a memory from your wedding, honeymoon, and/or a gift to embrace future endeavors together.
No. Weddings are outrageously expensive. Honeymoons are as well. Unlike the older traditions, most couples now also contribute to paying for these both as laying it all on the parents can be too fiscally burdensome. Therefore, 6 month anniversary gifts should be inexpensive and from the heart. It can be something as simple as a digital picture frame with images from your honeymoon or something practical both of you can use day to day.
Now that you’re an official pair you’re going to need 2 person games. Couples are naturally competitive and it makes for great stories. There are limited 2 player board games. Jenga and Kahuna are great options.
How about fun activities you can do together outside of simply just going out to eat? Learning how to cook your favorite restaurant meal will make it cheaper in the long run and is a great gift for both you and your partner. Inevitably, one of you will be doing more of the work, but it all evens out. That’s marriage in a nutshell!
After all that planning for your honeymoon you probably realized on your travels there was something that would have made your life easier. Something always seems to go wrong when traveling.
Maybe it’s obvious, but if not really think about what your significant other was missing that could have made your trip easier or what could be a saftey and preventive hassle gift option. How about a proper travel backpack? Roadside assitance kit? Get ahead of it and purchase for your 6 month anniversary gift.
If you are a couple who already has a child/children you can make your 6 month anniversary gifts centered around the entire family. Practical gifts are underrated, and again, emphasizing low budget yet well thought out items is the goal here. Below are some great utility filled presents that can serve the whole family.
Regardless of what angle you decide on when picking out your 6 month anniversary gifts, you will almost certainly have a pleasantly surprised and happy partner. Gifts from the heart never get old, and setting the precedent of giving smaller, more thoughtful gifts can pave the way for a healthier long term relationship.
If even after this read you still feel in need of help deciding which gift to use, use our gift ideas page . It will help to see what is trending for a particular demographic, holiday, or event.