Starting to think ahead about what to get your spouse as a gift for your next anniversary? There are lots of great options for creative gifts that will not only surprise your loved one but also allow you to show greater meaning; you just need to know where to look. Especially for anniversary occasions it seems most appropriate to find a personalized gift that can have special significance for a relationship — show renewed commitment and celebrate shared joy.
Consider working with an artist to create a personalized anniversary gift just for the two of you. There are many groups of artists on the Internet who specialize in different kinds of art and can use photos sent in by you to create something highly personalized. For example, an artist can paint an oil painting of a couple using a formal portrait photo as a reference, or create a more casual painting based on a snapshot from everyday life. Take a photo of a special moment in your shared past, and consult with the artist on what creative ways he or she can think of to create a highly personalized anniversary gift. Think your partner may be self-conscious about her appearance in the photo you’re considering? Mention that to the artist and he or she may be able to adjust the painting so it addresses your spouse’s concern, such as painting a person thinner, younger, with fuller hair, with a more flattering posture, or any of a number of changes. Remember, the photo is only a loose reference to tell the artist about you. The artist can then creatively adjust the painting to get just what you’ve imagined.
To get started, perform a search for personalized anniversary gifts and evaluate different artists. They’ll each have different specialities, so it makes sense to evaluate several different ones until you find one that suits your taste.