Jun 25 2024

Cheap Anniversary Gifts

Happy couple in embrace

Buying an anniversary gift on a budget is not a daunting task as it seems. You don’t need to make something expensive to show your lover you care. Sometimes, the best anniversary gifts are the ones you put some of yourself into.


Great Deals on Cheap Anniversary Gifts

Custom Personalized Gifts You Can Make

Think about what you could do for the couple celebrating their anniversary. You could make a scrap book or video using pictures of the couple and important events and people in their lives. The scrap book is easy; all you really need is a great book cover and some picture tabs to attach the pictures. A little fabric here, and a ribbon there, and you are done.

Scrapbooking materials

If you’d rather make a video but don’t have the tech savvy to make one, drop by Scan My Photos to take the hassle out of making a video slideshow from your pictures.

Once the pictures are digitalized there are several websites that offer assistance to help you make a video presentation. Three popular options are Flickr, Shutterfly, and Smugmug. If you are not confident in your creative chops to do a video presentation, consider some of the options offered on Smugmug. You can place your photos into a variety of personalized gifts, including coffee mugs, calendars, note cards, and playing cards.

Elder couple ouotdoors

If the couple celebrating the anniversary is older, you may want to consider sharing your time as a gift. Would they appreciate a trip to the store or a ride to the doctors? Would they like to go to the movies with you? Do the library or a special event or show? Maybe something as simple as you cooking dinner at their place and sticking around for a Scrabble or Chess game would be appreciated. Whip up a certificate and give the gift of your time to the special couple; there is no more valuable gift.

If a celebration event is being planned for the anniversary with lots of relatives and friends coming in for the event you could volunteer to be the event photographer and document the event. You could share the pictures with the couple and their friends and family on a personal webpage. If you don’t have a finished webpage to host your albums, there are articles on PC World and WebsiteSetup.org to help you through the process of building one. If you think a web page might be onerous of an undertaking, you could share the photos through social media. Popular options include Facebook and Instagram.

Do you knit? Why not knit the couple matching scarves or an afghan? Or if you are a baker consider a gift basket of baked goods. You could include cookies, cupcakes and breads. Add in some cocoa mix, coffee, or tea, and a bow and you have a gift basket as good as ones you can buy on line. It will even mean a little more to its recipients because you made it with your own hands.

For around $40.00, Poetry Gift will take a poem or prose message you’ve written and print it on a picture you select and frame it. What could be a more meaningful and personal gift than that?

Handmade Anniversary Gift Certificates

Here is a printable gift certificate you can print out and fill in.
gift certificate.

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Inexpensive Anniversary Gifts You Can Buy

The favorite inexpensive anniversary gift is a flower arrangement or plant which you can send to the couple’s home from a local florist shop or by going online and selecting your gift from the options on FTD. However you chose to send the flowers put a personal note of congratulations in with the gift.

Exotic succulent plants

If the couple you are buying an anniversary gift for have a garden or like house plants you might go to a local nursery or online garden website and get a plant or plants for them. There are some interesting and beautiful miniature exotic houseplants on the website Violet Barn. The best thing about houseplants is that your gift will keep on giving for years into the future.

Springhill offers a large selection of outdoor garden plants. These plants are all inexpensive. If the growing season is right, you can even help plant them. There, they will provide many days of pleasure to the anniversary couple.

You could also order personalized coffee mugs, aprons or mouse pads for less than $20 on Inksplats for a great anniversary gift choice.

You could design and order custom t-shits, tote bags, scarves and more on Spreadshirt for a very reasonable price.

Everyone loves a fragrant candle. You light it and the entire room smells good, your mood lightens and it is a better day. One of the most famous sellers of candles is Yankee Candle. You can order candles for between $10 and $25 dollars, depending on the type of candle and the scents you order.

Potpourri flowers

Staying with the good smell theme, Countryside Herb Farms has a sale page with lots of wonderful potpourris on sale for less than $4.00 a pound.

The Best to You features many gift baskets for all occasions, some of which are available for $50 or less. You can find many wonderful and unique theme baskets many including cookies and other good sweet stuff.

No one ever has enough photos or photo frame and a gift of a framed photo is always an appreciated gift. You can find a large selection of picture frames, most under $40.00 onGifts for Professionals. You can add a personalized engraved message to the frames for another $15.00.

Anniversary Gift Selection Advice

For a creative mind, budget is no object to gift giving. The most important element of most anniversary gifts is the thought that goes into selecting the gift. A gift does not have to be flashy or expensive to be meaningful. Often, the reverse is true; an expensive gift purchased without much thought is not as appreciated as one that was thoughtful.


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  1. D'Angela Brenzaon 09 Jun 2011 at 3:13 pm

    These were very good ideas. I was also going to add that I bought 2 reminder bands for each of us with the date of our anniversary and the best 20 years of my life debossed into it. For less than $20.

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