You've been together for a long time, and you're celebrating your anniversary. You have every right to go out and buy something that's going to blow their mind. But is that really the best way to show them how much you care? Instead of picking up something generic off the shelf, why not make something that's truly custom-made just for them? Here are some ideas on DIY gifts you can make for your partner this year:
Create a DIY photo collage
You can also create a DIY photo collage. This is a great way to showcase some of the best moments you've experienced together, and it will make for an amazing gift for your anniversary.
If you want something more permanent than the typical digital collage, consider printing out your photos on canvas or wood. You can even do this yourself with an app like Canva! If you're looking for something more traditional and less expensive (but still high quality), try buying frames in bulk from an online retailer like Amazon or Target. If neither of these ideas works for you and your partner, consider making a book full of pictures instead! Or try creating a custom block that displays all those wonderful memories over time - they'll love it!
Make a personalized coffee mug
A coffee mug (you can find these at any dollar store or Walmart)
Crayons or markers
Paintbrush, sponge brush, paint roller (optional)
How to make the mug:
Decide what kind of design you want on your mug. Maybe it's something super simple like a heart with an arrow through it, or maybe it's something more detailed like a scene from your favorite movie together as well as both of your names written out in calligraphy script. The possibilities are endless! Just keep in mind that this will be something that people see every day so make sure whatever design(s) you choose are ones that mean something special between the two of you and aren't too complicated for anyone else who may need access to drink coffee from this personalized gift later down the road either... unless they want some extra entertainment while they're enjoying their morning cup o' joe!
Make some picture frame magnets
There are many ways to make a personalized gift for your significant other, but one of the easiest and most affordable is by making a photo collage. A photo collage can be as simple or as complicated as you want it to be, but here's how I made mine:
Find a few frames that match your décor style. You can customize an existing frame by painting it or adding new artwork on top of it or buying new ones from an art store (like I did).
Gather photos from previous trips together and/or birthdays/anniversaries that were special for both of you--or just take some pictures at home! The more colorful and unique-looking photos will stand out better than black-and-white ones when they're put into the collage later on.
If there are any words that mean something special between just the two of you (examples include "love" or "forever"), write those down somewhere handy so they don't get lost during assembly later on!
Make a DIY custom phone case
If you're looking for a unique and personal gift, consider making a custom phone case. The process is simple: first, pick out a photo that's meaningful to you and your spouse. Next, use an online phone case maker (like this one) to create your design. Make sure the image is high resolution so it doesn't look pixelated when printed onto adhesive paper. Finally, place the photo on top of the protective plastic sheet provided by the company before applying it directly to your phone case!
Create a book of memories and stories
This is a great way to document some of your favorite memories, and it's also a wonderful gift that you can give to each other on your anniversary.
Make sure that you have all the photos, letters, and mementos you want to be included in the book before starting. It's important that they're organized in an order that makes sense (for example chronological order).
Once everything is gathered together, decide how large or small you want your book to be--you might even want multiple volumes! If there are specific themes or topics within your relationship (such as traveling), consider creating separate books for those topics. For example one about traveling together; another about cooking together; yet another about exploring new hobbies...etcetera! The possibilities are endless!
Once everything has been collected into one place (and organized), begin putting together an outline for how each section should look on paper so it will be easier when working with actual pages later down the road when creating physical copies using software like Photoshop CC or Illustrator CC from Adobe Creative Cloud Services available only through subscription plans starting at $9 per month depending upon the plan chosen but no commitment required if not satisfied after 30 days trial period ends automatically without notice so don't let this happen because then what do we do?
Make your own personal journal
Writing in a journal is a great way to express your thoughts and feelings. You can use it as a diary, or you could write down things you want to do in the future, keep track of your favorite memories and record your goals for the future. You could also write down lists of all the things you love about your partner or what makes them special to you.
Write out a poem or song for your loved one. If you don't play an instrument, sing it instead!
If you don't play an instrument, sing it instead! Poems are a great way to express your feelings and music can be a great way to express your emotions. If you want to get really creative, make a video of yourself singing or reading the poem as well.
Personalize your anniversary gift by making something unique and special for your loved one.
You can personalize your anniversary gift by making something unique and special for your loved one.
If you're not the DIY type, that's OK! There are plenty of other options for making a meaningful anniversary gift. You can add a personal touch to something you buy (like adding their favorite scent or carving their initials in it), or get creative with wrapping paper and ribbon by making them into a puzzle box that they have to solve before opening the present inside. If all else fails, just remember that there are no rules when it comes to celebrating anniversaries: if it makes them happy or helps them feel loved on this special day then go ahead!
We hope that you enjoyed these ideas for personalized gifts! It's so fun to make something special for your loved ones, especially when it comes to an important anniversary. And if you're looking for more ways to celebrate together, check out our blog post about how couples can enjoy Valentine's Day even if they're not married yet.