Sometimes, it is better to just ask the person what else do they need and endeavor to provide that for him. This is especially true with couples who are newly-married or those who have just tied the knot recently. Asking can save you a great deal of effort, stress and time scouring the mall for an appropriate gift. One thing that you can give to your parents is a surprise meal that they can share at home. Organize the perfect date. Prepare not only the food but also the music and the whole romantic ambience. Ask family members what their favorite meals are or better yet, why not ask them what their meals are when they had their first date and then prepare your menu. Unlike the succeeding anniversaries, first year anniversaries are special because it is an affirmation of one year of romance for couples. Besides, this is the period in the relationship when love and reminiscing is still in the air and couples still find the time to celebrate the day that the relationship or the marriage started. If you are not keen in paying for this kind of service, make sure then that the service is free before you purchase the items. Mugs Giving matching mugs is perfect for couples who enjoy taking their breakfast together. This is also a great gift idea for people who are coffee addicts. If they are going to use the mugs at the office or at work, ask them to exchange mugs and take the one with the initials of the partner. This will make your job easier and more manageable. In fact, it can save your feet from needless suffering going from one store to the other looking for an appropriate gift. 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. 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.