So, what are you planning on your 18th wedding anniversary?
Just because it does not fall under any milestone year, there is no reason to take the 18th wedding anniversary year lightly. Look at it this way — you are just two years away from the 20th year, which is definitely a landmark!
When couples stick that long with one another, they almost begin to anticipate what the other person thinks, feels and wants. But, human nature being what it is, even though you know that she adores going to the mountains rather than the sea for holidays, did you know that of late her thoughts are increasing turning towards an ocean side villa? See, you didn’t. So, back to the basics. The comfort level is enormous, but nothing like an element of surprise to rev up the romance, eh?
Interestingly, while most anniversary years have a list of traditional and contemporary gifts (making it so much easier for the husbands), the 18th year calls upon your creative and innovative skills. That’s right. There is no traditional gift or flower associated with it, although the modern gift is porcelain, while the gemstones are cat’s eye and opal.
So, here are some 18th wedding anniversary gift ideas that will have her throwing her arms around you in sheer delight:
1. Okay, so you have decided to play it safe and allow an expert to lead you — at least you are sure of being on the right track, eh? The contemporary gift is porcelain – symbolising grace, aesthetic appeal and a delicate charm. Porcelain objects and artefacts can make classy gifts and always appear elegant — so much like her.
2. Porcelain gift ideas – Is she fond of collecting porcelain figures? Hunt for some really exquisite and unique pieces to add to her growing repertoire. A personalised porcelain mug carrying a tender love message from you to her will make her morning cuppa so much more memorable! Or go the whole way and present her with a beautiful porcelain tea set. Other great options are a special photograph of the two of you in a porcelain mirror frame, porcelain vases and bowls.
3. Jewellery – This is a fairly safe wicket and a time-tested one at that! But, making the choice that much easier for you is the fact that cat’s eye and opal are the two gemstones for the 18th wedding anniversary year. So, if you want to go strictly by tradition, pick jewellery which has either or both of these stones. Did you know – Cat’s Eye is reputed to attract powerful blessings for its wearer, not the least of which are freedom from financial worries, ill-health and mental tension. It is also a remarkably tough gemstone — a prophetic and befitting stone for this anniversary year. You could present her with a lovely ring set with a twinkling, gleaming Cat’s Eye stone. Opal is another beautiful gemstone and embedded in a porcelain ring will make an exquisite …