Cheap Anniversary Gifts: Keep the Love Alive and Costs to a Minimum

The current economic climate is leaving people with smaller budgets than ever before. However, this doesn’t have to restrict love! We’ve got some great ideas for low-cost to no-cost gifts that will show how much you love them without breaking the bank.

By Cheap Anniversary Gifts, we mean inexpensive, not low quality. We all recognise the Cost of Living crisis that’s with us is causing budgets to be tightened so we thought we’d bring together some great low-cost gift ideas that show the meaning of love.

What can I do for my anniversary that’s cheap?

You may not be able to afford the fancy dinner or getaway this year, but that doesn’t mean you can’t show your partner how much you care. Here are some inexpensive anniversary gift ideas that will keep the love alive:

  • A heartfelt letter – sometimes the simplest things mean the most. Write a heartfelt letter expressing your love and appreciation for your partner.
  • A home-cooked meal – even if you’re not the world’s best cook, your partner will appreciate the effort you’ve made. Plus, it’s a lot cheaper than going out to eat! Check out the recipe box companies such as Gousto we recently (May 2022) got a free recipe box, no obligation!
  • An afternoon in – spend some quality time together without spending any money. Watch a movie, play some games or just relax together.
  • Find your local Comedy Club for a night of laughs. Comedy Clubs are surprisingly cheap for a great night of entertainment.
  • A personalised gift – put some thought into a present that is unique to your partner. It doesn’t have to be expensive, but it should be something they will appreciate.
  • A voucher for a future treat – this is a great way to show you’re thinking about the future and your partner’s happiness. Whether it’s a voucher for a meal out, a massage or a weekend away, they’ll be sure to appreciate it.
  • Check out our anniversary gifts and use the price filter. We’ve gifts for every anniversary year and you can use the price filter to match your budget. For example, here are 10th-anniversary gifts for under a tenner

What are some free anniversary gift ideas?

If you’re really on a tight budget, there are still plenty of ways to show your partner how much you care. Here are some free anniversary gift ideas that will make them feel loved:

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  • A homemade card – take some time to create a personalised card for your partner. They’ll appreciate the effort you’ve made.
  • A romantic poem or song – if you’re feeling creative, write a poem or song for your partner. They’ll be sure to cherish it.
  • A day in nature – spend some time together enjoying the beauty of nature. Go for a walk, explore a new hiking trail or just sit and admire the view.
  • A night under the stars – pack a picnic blanket and head outdoors for a romantic night under the stars. Don’t forget the Prosecco (it’s cheaper than Champagne!)
  • Visit Art Galleries or Museums. Pick one that your spouse may have an interest in. Art Galleries often do special events where nibbles are laid on (free) to attendees so check your local media for events.
  • A coupon book – homemade coupons are a great way to show your partner you care. They can be for anything from a back massage to breakfast in bed. Get creative and have fun with it!

Whatever you choose to do, remember that it’s the thought that counts. Your partner will appreciate any effort you make to show them how much you love and care for them. Cheap anniversary gifts can be just as special and romantic as expensive ones, so don’t let a tight budget stop you from celebrating your love!

What is a thoughtful anniversary gift?

A thoughtful anniversary gift is one that shows you have taken the time to think about your partner and what they would appreciate. It doesn’t have to be expensive, but it should be something they will use and appreciate. For example, a voucher for a massage or a home-cooked meal are both thoughtful gifts that show you care about your partner’s wellbeing and happiness.

Alternatively, a personalised gift that is unique to your partner shows that you have put thought into what they would like. Whatever you choose, make sure it is something your partner will appreciate.

What are good last minute anniversary gifts?

If you’ve left it until the last minute, don’t worry! There are still plenty of great anniversary gift ideas that you can put together at short notice. Here are some suggestions:

  1. A romantic scavenger hunt – send your partner on a fun and romantic scavenger hunt around the house or neighbourhood.
  2. A homemade meal – even if you’re not the world’s best cook, your partner will appreciate the effort you’ve made.
  3. A personalised gift – put some thought into a present that is unique to your partner. It doesn’t have to be expensive, but it should be something they will appreciate.
  4. Revisit your old haunts such as where your first met or where you went on your first date. If you have a few places in mind perhaps a mini tour of them all with selfies and memories shared.
  5. A voucher for a future treat – this is a great way to show you’re thinking about the future and your partner’s happiness. Whether it’s a voucher for a meal out, a massage or a weekend away, they’ll be sure to appreciate it.
  6. A love letter – write down all the reasons why you love and appreciate your partner.

Cheap anniversary gifts for him

Cheap Anniversary gifts for him

With a little thought, you’ll discover many ideas for low-cost gift ideas. Knowing what they like is the key to giving him something he’ll appreciate. Some suggestions are below and we’ve some more on another of our blog posts for ten anniversary gifts for him:

  • A homemade card – take some time to create a personalised card for your partner. They’ll appreciate the effort you’ve made.
  • A day of pampering – treat him to a day of relaxation with a homemade spa treatment, massage or breakfast in bed.
  • A personalised gift – put some thought into a present that is unique to him. It doesn’t have to be expensive, but it should be something they will appreciate.
  • A voucher for a future treat – this is a great way to show you’re thinking about the future and your partner’s happiness. Whether it’s a voucher for a meal out, a massage or a weekend away, they’ll be sure to appreciate it.
  • A love letter – write down all the reasons why you love and appreciate your partner. Include some of your favourite memories together for an extra special touch.

Affordable anniversary gifts for her

The trick to the perfect present for the lady in your life is to match her tastes and throw in a little romance. We’ve some gift ideas below to help the creative juices flow:

  • A beautiful bouquet – show your partner how much you care with a beautiful bouquet of their favourite flowers.
  • A romantic dinner at home – cook your partner’s favourite meal or try something new together. Add some candles and music for a special touch.
  • A personalised gift – put some thought into a present that is unique to your partner. It doesn’t have to be expensive, but it should be something they will appreciate.
  • A voucher for a future treat – this is a great way to show you’re thinking about the future and your partner’s happiness. Whether it’s a voucher for a meal out, a massage or a weekend away, they’ll be sure to appreciate it.
  • A love letter – write down all the reasons why you love and appreciate your partner. Include some of your favourite memories together for an extra special touch.

Cheap anniversary gifts for friends

  • A personalised card – take some time to create a personalised card for your friend. They’ll appreciate the effort you’ve made.
  • A homemade gift – whether it’s baked goods, a knitted scarf or a painting, a homemade gift shows you care about your friend and have taken the time to make them something special.
  • An experience voucher – this is a great way to show you’re thinking about your friend’s happiness. Whether it’s a voucher for a meal out, a day at the spa or tickets to a concert, they’ll be sure to appreciate it.
  • A basket of their favourite things – put together a basket of your friend’s favourite things, including food, books, movies or anything else you know they love.
  • We have a section dedicated to couples. We’ve many gifts for couples that are low cost.
  • A handwritten letter – take the time to sit down and write a letter to your friend. Tell them all the things you love about them and why you’re grateful to have them in your life.

Cheap anniversary gifts for parents

Your parents will always understand your situation and the need to saving money thus gifts for them should be more thoughtful and personal in nature. These types of gifts will be the most appreciated.

  • A personalised card – take some time to create a personalised card for your parent. They’ll appreciate the effort you’ve made.
  • A photo album or frame – put together a photo album or frame featuring pictures of your parent with their grandchildren, or from throughout their life.
  • Our DVDCards are a great gift idea to help them reminisce the year they married. It covers the news that made headlines in the year they married.
  • A voucher for a future treat – this is a great way to show you’re thinking about the future and your parent’s happiness. Whether it’s a voucher for a meal out, a massage or a weekend away, they’ll be sure to appreciate it.
  • A basket of their favourite things – put together a basket of your parent’s favourite things, including food, books, movies or anything else you know they love.
  • If they love music then Our CDCard is a great idea. You select the year they married and it has top hits from the year which will bring back many memories for them.
  • A handwritten letter – take the time to sit down and write a letter to your parent. Tell them all the things you love about them and why you’re grateful to have them in your life.
  • A homemade gift – whether it’s baked goods, a knitted scarf or a painting, a homemade gift shows you care about your partner and have taken the time to make them something special.

Thoughtful gift ideas that don’t break the bank

We’ve many affordable anniversary gift ideas on our site. Below are a few ideas that can be given for many anniversaries. Check our our Anniversary gifts by year for more specific gifts that match the themes for the year.

Final Thoughts

We hope you have enjoyed our blog post on cheap anniversary gifts. If you still want more ideas see our blog post Celebrating a Wedding Anniversary on a Budget. No matter what your budget is, there are many thoughtful and unique gift ideas that will show your partner how much you care. So take the time to find something special for them and keep the love alive!

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