Top 10 Romantic Things To Do
Keeping the romance alive in a marriage is a wonderful way to keep the flames of
love burning for a lifetime. Wedding anniversaries are the perfect way to celebrate
your love and lives together so here is our top 10 romantic ideas for a special
Take a trip together
Getting away from it all to spend some time alone together is the perfect way to
celebrate your life, taking time out from everyday life and forgetting all about
anything else to relax in each other's company will make for a truly memorable anniversary.
Plan a romantic meal
An old favourite but always a winner, cooking a romantic meal for two or whisking
your loved one off to a special restaurant for a candle-lit dinner where you can
both get pampered is a great way to mark an anniversary.
Hot air balloon ride
Nothing can be more romantic than floating up to the clouds together and gazing
down at the world below. There are some breathtaking spots to try it both in this
country and abroad but wherever you choose it is bound to be a special occasion.
A wedding anniversary is an occasion to spoil yourselves so a day of decadence and
relaxation is one way to make it special. Retreat to a spa for a series of his and
hers treatments and revitalising massages in beautiful surroundings.
Go for a picnic
Al fresco dining adds an element of romance to any mealtime so packing up a luxurious
hamper with your favourite foods and heading off to your favourite beauty spot is
a lovely way to dine out in style on your anniversary.
Take to the water
Floating gently along on a boat is a great way to relax and enjoy some peaceful
time together. From rustic sailboats on stunning lakes to luxurious dinner cruises
on the River Thames, whatever your tastes then toasting your anniversary on water
is wonderfully romantic.
Just add bubbles
Champagne is synonymous with special occasions and a special bottle of bubbly is
perfect to toast your anniversary together. Enjoy it at home, with dinner or during
a luxurious afternoon tea at a fancy hotel, wherever you may be champagne adds an
extra drop of romance.
Take a trip down memory lane
Every couple has places that are extra special just to them. Whether it's the spot
where you first met, the place where you got engaged or simply a destination filled
with happy memories, taking a trip to one of your favourite places is a great way
to celebrate your years of marriage.
Take in a show
Everyone loves getting dressed up and the two of you donning your finest threads
and heading out on the town for a glitzy show at the theatre is sure to help your
celebrations go with a bang. London’s West End oozes glamour and romance if you
fancy treating yourselves to a special date to remember.
Get hands on
Choose an activity where you can get hands on and get stuck in to trying something
new together for a memorable day with a difference. Chocolate is the way to many
a person’s heart and chocolate-making workshops would be the perfect way to really
indulge that passion with an activity you can both enjoy.
Paper is the theme of the first wedding anniversary and is perfect in its simplicity
for celebrating the first year of wedded bliss. Gorgeous handmade cards, decorative
love notes, special photographs or pictures would all make perfect paper gift ideas.
Cotton is the elegant and timeless theme for gifts to mark a second wedding anniversary.
Fresh and luxurious cotton bed sheets, decorative cottons wall hangings to spruce
up the marital home, clothing and personalised cotton gifts would all be perfect
for keeping to the tradition.
Chic and stylish, leather is the versatile theme for third wedding anniversary gifts.
From trendy jackets, handbags and shoes to graceful wallets, briefcases or leather
bound photo albums, high quality leather gifts can last a lifetime, just like a
4th Fruit or Flowers
As your love blossoms, so will the gifts on your fourth wedding anniversary, with
fruit and flowers making bountiful gift themes to mark the occasion. Think sumptuous
hampers, delicious fruit baskets and, of course, beautiful bouquets of flowers.
Wood is the solid theme used to mark a fifth wedding anniversary. There is no shortage
of gift ideas which will meet this theme with wood being both a reliable and beautiful
material, from hand-crafted works of art to inspirational home furnishings.
The perfect theme to treat your sweetheart with a sweet tooth, sugar is the traditional
gift for a sixth wedding anniversary. Indulge each other's passions for the sweeter
side of life with luxuriously wrapped sweet treats.
You can wrap up warm to celebrate your seventh wedding anniversary in style with
wool being the traditional theme for the occasion. Woolen gifts such as chunky knitwear,
jumpers or scarves will be perfect gift ideas for this anniversary.
Perhaps not the most romantic of themes, salt is the material traditionally associated
with eighth wedding anniversary gifts in the UK. Chic salt grinders will make stylish
additions to the kitchen, while salted caramel or salted popcorn will be tasty treats
A striking material, copper is the theme for traditional ninth wedding anniversary
gifts in the UK. Interesting copper statues or works of art will make a lasting
addition to your home, while copper kitchenware should please the budding chef in
10th Tin or Aluminium
Traditionally, the 10th wedding anniversary is celebrated with gifts of tin or aluminium.
There are plenty of ideas out there to come up with something special such as decorative
tin boxes to store all your treasured keepsakes and memories.
Steel is the theme for the 11th wedding anniversary so keep an eye out for stylish
additions to the kitchen, elegant steel homeware or shimmering steel decorations.
Stainless steel makes for gifts that will last for years to come.
12th Silk and Linen
If you are looking for gift ideas for a 12th wedding anniversary then silk or linen
are the traditional materials associated with the occasion. Luxurious linens and
fine silks will make beautiful additions to the home or to your loved one's wardrobe.
The traditional theme for the a 13th wedding anniversary is lace so have a look
for beautiful lace gifts, from table top decorations to lace wall hangings while
lace underwear will always help to make the occasion special.
Ivory is the material traditionally associated with the 14th wedding anniversary.
Genuine ivory is rare and often illegal after trading it was banned in the UK In
1989, but imitation ivory and ivory coloured items still make for beautiful and
Crystal is the theme for the 15th wedding anniversary which means couples can treat
each other to beautiful gifts which will add some sparkle to the home. Crystal glassware,
vases or photo frames are just some of the ideas to explore.