Look to the wants Your partner is sure to want something. Think of your partner s wish list and try to give at last three of the items in the list. The gifts need not be material. For instance, he or she may wish for you to be more understanding and more thoughtful. Promise to be that way through a card or a letter. In the third year, things can be get more exciting by getting something with leather. This can be a bag, a belt or shoes. The person can get a luggage set made of the same material with plane tickets inside to celebrate the anniversary away from other people. Those who are more modern choose to give an item that either has glass or crystal. Each year, there is a corresponding element and modern anniversary symbol that people can use as guide in looking for traditional anniversary gifts for couples. For instance, the first year anniversary is symbolized by paper and the clock while the second year anniversary is symbolized by cotton or straw and the Chinaware. Do they need a bag where they can put their laptop? Do they need a tie that they can match with their new corporate suit? The key is to find something that they need at the moment. This way, they will better appreciate the gift and remember you. Once you have found something that they need, personalizing it is much easier. Know what they want Sometimes, it is not in bad taste to just ask the person what they want or what they need. This will save you needless fatigue from scouring the whole mall and this will also ensure that what you will be giving them will be put to good use and not just relegated to a dark spot in the attic. One thing that you have to remember is to make your gift more personalized. Even if it is something that you can buy anywhere, you can put something in it to make it different. For instance if you bought an oven toaster, why not include something that they can cook or bake with the oven toaster? You can also make your own gifts.