Gifts for the anniversary of a sobriety

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For someone who has struggled with addiction, becoming and staying sober presents a formidable challenge. If someone near and dear to you has waged war with addiction and won, celebrating his sobriety anniversary is a wise and thoughtful thing to do as it shows him that he is not alone in his battle. To commemorate this anniversary, give a gift to symbolise that you are still with him as he continues along the sober path.

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Charity Donation

Many individuals who beat addiction do so not alone but with assistance. If your sober friend or loved one attained her current position with the support of a sobriety group, make your gift to her a contribution to this organisation in her name. By making this thoughtful gift, you not only celebrate the person's success, but also allow others to find sobriety as well.

Butterfly Statue

Many view their reaching sobriety as escaping from a cocoon of addiction, making a butterfly present particularly appropriate for this celebration. Buy your sober friend or family member a statue featuring a butterfly that he can place in his office. If he enjoys spending time outdoors, get him a buttery statue or stepping stone for his garden space. To further personalise the present, have it engraved with a quote about rebirth or starting anew.

Sobriety Poem

Present your friend or loved one with a literary gift by giving her a sobriety poem. Select a pre-written poem that pertains to this subject and buy a book containing it, or create a wall hanging by typing the poem and framing it for the recipient. If you are handy with a pen and a rhyme, compose your own sobriety poem, making the gift even more personal.


Give the person a place in which to record the days of his life since achieving sobriety. Buy him a monogrammed journal or have it embossed with the date on which he first reached sobriety. Before giving the gift, write a thoughtful message in the front cover telling him just how proud you are of his achievement.

Weekend Getaway

In place of a tangible present, make your gift a mini-vacation. Pay for a weekend getaway for you and that person, or rent out a cabin and invite the whole family or group of friends. By surrounding the sober individual with friends and family on this special occasion, you can show her how much she has to stay sober for as well as how much support she has.

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