Many people might agree that the best part of wedding anniversaries is planning a surprise without your partner knowing anything about it. If you would like to surprise your loved one this year, and want to create a once-in-a-lifetime experience, you might want to get creative and look for ideas from your last holiday. Listen to what they would like to do in their free time. Married to a petrolhead or an amateur chef? Find a way to impress them and share the moment, creating new memories together to last another lifetime.
Couples Cooking Class
If your other half likes Asian or South American cuisine, and loves experimenting with spices, you can find couples’ cooking classes that are designed to get you two closer. You will be able to work together and learn new dishes to try at home. Whether you are interested in making the perfect curry or would like to discover the secret of authentic pizza dough, maybe your knowledge on homemade sauces and condiments needs updating, you can learn from some of the best chefs in your region and spend some quality time together.
Wine Tasting Tour
In case you already have a few days booked, or can have the weekend for yourselves, you can also book a wine tasting tour in your state, or even abroad. You can discover new love stories and get introduced to different wine from all over the world, while getting active and learning new skills. If you often find it hard to pick the right drink for your evening dinner, you will benefit from learning from experts. Book a surprise wine tasting tour that includes accommodation at a boutique hotel and all your transfers to celebrate your wedding anniversary in style.
Private Jet Tour
To get a different perspective of the area you live, or to see the world, rainforest, or your city from a new angle, you can book a private jet tour just for the two of you. You might even take your family with you, if your budget allows, and book a presidential jet to take you to your destination. Whether you would like to try bungee jumping or just want to feel on top of the world, there are several tour operators happy to accommodate your needs.
Helicopter Driving Experience
Your loved one might be good on the simulator, but how about trying to navigate a real helicopter? If he is into online gaming and competes with his friends regularly, the best gift you can give him is a helicopter driving experience. Get him a set of flying lessons, whether he wants to take an exam or just would like to learn a new skill. Adrenaline junkies love this experience, and they will appreciate the effort you made to arrange the surprise gift for your anniversary.
Supercar Day Out
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Are you married to a petrolhead? Does he watch Formula 1 every weekend? If the answer is yes, you should look for a supercar day out. Whether it is an exhibition of old vintage models or an experience day when he can get behind the wheel and drive his favorite hot rod down the race track, you will make his day. There is something about guys and machines that you might not understand, but this doesn’t mean that you shouldn’t encourage your loved one to follow their dreams. Book a NASCAR circuit experience and give them the surprise he was always dreaming of but never mentioned.
To get away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life, you can also book a relaxing spa break in the mountains. Make sure that you book your time off work, and go all inclusive, so you can enjoy relaxing treatments together. Take this opportunity to walk the trails, connect with each other, enjoy total privacy, and dine in style every night. If you both care about the environment, you might book an Eco lodge where you can live clean and eat healthy, while reconnecting with nature. You might even learn some new yoga poses together.
Private Stadium Tour
Is your partner a baseball fan? Instead of getting them a baseball cap or a T-shirt, maybe tickets to the matches, why not book a private stadium tour? Find out more from his team’s management how to book the tour, and take them there. If you surprise them, get them in your car and drive them blindfolded, so they will only learn where they are once you stopped. They can get behind the scenes, buy memorabilia, meet some of the players, and find out more about the history of the building and the most important matches played there in the past decades.
In case you would like to have some adult fun and challenge each other, you can go clay shooting in your local recreation center. Make sure you book a dinner at the local restaurant after. Find out what types of activities the venue have available, and sign up for advanced training if that is what your loved one wishes for. Shooting is a skill that can teach self-discipline and can be really relaxing.
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There are few better gifts than training and skills. If your husband complains about getting beaten in golf by his friends all the time, sign them up for a PGA training course at your local club. If you don’t have anything against small balls, you might go with him, and enjoy a day out at the shooting range every now and then followed by a romantic meal.
The value of your anniversary gift will depend on how much it meets the expectations of your partner. Keep your surprise a secret as long as you want, and focus on what your loved one enjoys, instead of what you would like to do. Don’t settle for boring gifts, tools, or jewelry; give them something they will remember for a long time and something that will bring the two of you even closer.