First Year Anniversary Gifts for My Boyfriend

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First Year Anniversary Gifts for My Boyfriend
Gifts can help show a boyfriend how much you care. (couple image by Mat Hayward from

If you and your boyfriend have a first year anniversary coming up, you may be at a loss about what to get him. You know his preferences and tastes, but are still having trouble thinking of a gift that shows the nature and depth of your affection. Although it's likely that your significant other already knows how you feel, you need ideas about what to purchase or make that will help your anniversary be truly special.


If you are short on cash but big on creativity, consider making a scrapbook, or putting together a photo album of special moments with your boyfriend. Hopefully, you took a lot of pictures of the two of you in the year you've been together, but if not, don't despair. Bulk up your album or scrapbook with poems, illustrations and general comments about how much you care for him. The time and effort you put in will surely count for a great deal.


If you are talented in the kitchen (or can obtain the help of someone who is), cooking a meal for your boyfriend is a pleasant way to spend an anniversary dinner. Often potential mates will size each other up in domestic areas, determining who to settle down with on how well they can cook, clean and generally keep house. Show your boyfriend that you are an ace in the kitchen, and next year you may find yourself celebrating a marital anniversary.


If you can afford it, a vacation to a romantic destination can be a wonderful first year anniversary gift. Popular locales include those located in the tropics, such as the Florida Keys, Bermuda and Hawaii. If you enjoy getting snugly with your significant other in cooler places, a ski vacation can give you both the opportunity to get cosy in front of a roaring fire. If an expensive getaway is beyond your budget, a weekend trip to a quaint bed and breakfast also makes a lovely gift.


If your boyfriend enjoys music, the concept of a "mixed tape" is a gift idea that can be updated. Years ago, lovers would show their affections by making cassettes or CDs of various songs that demonstrated their feelings. These days, with mp3 players a more popular form of listening device, making a song list and putting it on your boyfriend's mp3 may be a better option. Choose his favourite songs, ones you listened to together, or any designated as "your song" by both of you.

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