As the years go by and relationships begin to feel like you’re just going through the motions, it can be hard to muster the enthusiasm to bring new and exciting ideas to the table. While we live in a society that tries so hard to emulate the success of our parent’s, grandparent’s and ancestors’ relationships, it is becoming harder and harder to maintain relationships for a sustained period of time, with it becoming easier to throw in the towel and call it a day.

But to truly channel the success of relationships in eras gone by, we must continue to fight for partnerships, working together to create a lasting pairing that will stand the test of time. One of the easiest ways to do this is by continuing the tradition of celebrating your anniversary. When relationships first begin, a huge emphasis is placed on celebrating the first time you met, the first time you became official and even your first day as husband and wife (or other variation!). There’s no need to stop these celebrations, just because more years have passed.

So buy gifts every year, make the occasion special. Gift ideas can be harder as the years go by, but there’s still plenty to indulge your lover in.

Photo Album of the Years

There’s nothing better than a photo album that depicts all the best years of your relationship, it can even provide excitement in anticipation of all the years to come! There are plenty of ways to adapt this idea and make it your own.

Of course, a lot of people these days store their photos digitally, but that doesn’t mean it is hard to make a physical photo album to give as a gift. There are plenty of online stores that will do all the hard work for you and deliver a beautifully made photobook right to your doorstep. Make sure you seek out the best online photo album maker to ensure your gift is of the very highest quality.

Take Them to the Place You First Met

If you’ve been together for a very long time, maybe it’s hard to remember the exact place you first laid eyes on your love, in this case, take them somewhere that holds significance for you both as a couple.

Keep it a surprise and make a day of it, if it’s somewhere in the countryside, take a picnic to reminisce on the best years and talk about your excitement for the future. If you first met in a restaurant, it makes sense to enjoy a stunning meal there.

Framed Soundwave Print

These very niche pieces of art have become hugely popular over the last few years and can be an incredible keepsake that can be displayed proudly in your home. The process is pretty simple, you submit a sound recording of you saying a significant sentence or phrase like “I love you” or “I Do” or “forever”, and the store converts this audio into a visual soundwave.

This can then be customised to be a certain spectrum of colour or left black and white for a minimalist vibe which is then printed onto canvas. It gets framed to your size specifications and delivered directly to your door. The perfect gift with a difference and a great conversation starter for guests.