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4 Budget-Friendly Anniversary Gift Ideas

4 Budget-Friendly Anniversary Gift Ideas

It can be challenging to find the perfect holiday gift for your partner. However, finding the right present for anniversaries can be even more difficult. Maybe you’re a new couple, and you celebrate your monthaversaries, or perhaps you and your partner have been married for years. Regardless, finding the right gift is important because it represents your appreciation and love for your romantic relationship and partner. 

If you feel like you’re struggling to come up with perfect Anniversary gift ideas for your loved one or are two busing planning a fun day that you haven’t had time to even think about it, here are some fantastic suggestions for you. 

1 A Framed Photograph

A simple and romantic anniversary gift for who you love is a framed photograph of the two of you. Consider framing a picture of significant milestones in your lives like your wedding or first photo together. A special photo of the two of you is a great way to remember and honor the special moments you’ve experienced together. 

If you want to make this anniversary gift even more spectacular, consider upgrading to a cheap canvas for a modern display of your photograph. Printing photos onto a canvas is a great way to boost the quality of your photos.

You can also include a handwritten letter to go with your gift. Handwritten letters are a great way to express your feelings to your partner and will be special to read again years later. You can tape your note to the back of the canvas or write it on a notecard to place beside the photo. 

2. A Personalized Playlist

Whether you want to go the old school route with a mixed tape or CD or simply create a playlist off of your favorite music downloading app, your special someone will love the thoughtfulness and creativity that you’ve put into curating an anniversary playlist for them. 

You’ll want to include songs that are special to the two of you and others that make you think of your partner. You might even include a few to jog up specific memories or milestones that you have had together. Be sure to title your playlist something sweet as the cherry on top of this go-to anniversary gift. 

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3. A Signature Cake

Nothing says “happy anniversary” like a signature cake. If your partner has a sweet tooth, you can create a custom cake with your lover’s favorite flavors and toppings. Include a funny or sweet message to go on top. Many local bakeries offer tons of lovely options for high-quality cakes. Just make sure to order ahead of time! 

The cakes you get at the grocery store are limited in their design capabilities, so it might be best to work with a baker who can customize your cake exactly how you want it. Find some romantic candles to fill the room up with some romantic lighting and ambiance or to top your cake.

4. A Handmade Scrapbook 

Your anniversary is about celebrating your relationship and the time and experiences you’ve gone through together. A scrapbook is a special way to honor those memories.  Create a colorful photobook or digital picture frame of some of your best moments together throughout your relationship. 

You might even title the scrapbook with the dates that the pictures run through. Get creative with the scrapbook paper and cutouts you use to decorate your book. Personalize it to your partner’s tastes so they’ll enjoy your decorations as well as the thought and effort you put into making their anniversary scrapbook. 

Gifts From The Heart  

The best budget-friendly anniversary gifts are those that come from the heart. Whether you use music, artwork, photographs, or food to convey your message, your partner will love whatever you come up with that reminds them of your love and care. Consider the above four suggestions as you create your budget-friendly anniversary gift this year.  

Gift Guides

The Best Last-Minute Holiday Gifts

I am still not complete with my own Holiday shopping. I have a few more gifts and time is running out. What gifts are you still missing? Here are a few suggestions you can find.

Books are a great gift and ship fast from retailers like Amazon or available at most local books stores. There are 2 books that are a lot of fun for children to enjoy. Perhaps it is time to update their bookshelf. Even better, if hyou are gifting WiFi frames and portals, you will need story time books to read with each other.

Now What book

Now What? by Brenda Faatz is a book about living in the moment. Lizzy is a creative child, but has one of those days where there is nothing to do, so it seems. In her attempt to entertain herself she discovers adventures and even a new friend. Available on Amazon!

The House That She Built book

The House That She Built by Mollie Elkman is a book about all aspects of building a house and the girls who work those jobs. From the Architect to the Plumber these women introduce young girls to jobs in the construction field. Follow a house – a special house – as it goes from idea to becoming someone’s very own home. Available on Amazon.

butter hub

For the kitchen! The Butter Hub Dish is so so genius. Everything that was missing about your standard butter dish is in the Butter Hub. It comes with its own butter knife that magnetizes to the lid so it does not stray off. There are feet that extend below the bottom of the lid so any butter mess on the rim is kept off the table. No more chasing those butter squares on and off the dish, the curved ramps helps to easily scoop up butter. The. Butter Hub is food safe, BPA free, dishwasher safe, and the butter dish tray is microwaveable. Buy on Amazon.

we craft box

When looking for a gift for families, consider crafting kits that keeps gifting month after month. You can choose your plan at We Craft Box and it will be delivered full of all they need to create some fun crafts. They are seasonally themed.


I have their latest fall box full of crafts for Christmas. Make a Santa Bear, Standing Snowman, Elf, Ornaments, Cards and more. This is an example of a themed box that arrives for your children. Buy a We Craft Box today! See my full review and unboxing of Novembers box HERE!


Are you worried you missed the deadlines to get a personalized gift? You can still gift with Librio! Here is how: Create your book and give it all the personalized touches you need for up to 2 children in the story. They will get you a ‘Cover’ to print and give as you wait for the book to be made and arrived so they can look forward to tne book in the mail just hen they though gifts were done arriving.

personalized book

I customized my nephew the book, The Tree The Key and Me! This is a fun story that Everett appears in about him finding a key while digging for treasure. The key opens the door to a fabulous forest whose animal inhabitants need help. Can Everett save the forest before all the color disappears? Your child will also love these stories that feature…them! Create a book and print your GIFT page today at Librio!

Gift Guides

8 Favorite Gift Ideas under $20 at Amazon

8 Favorite Gift Ideas under $20 at Amazon

These are well-rated gift ideas that are sure to be a hit based on trends this year!

This BEAUTEX Fleece Throw Blanket for Couch Sofa or Bed Throw Size is rated at 4.5/5 stars and over 3,100 reviews! Blankets are always a hit. $11.99 – Shop your favorite color!

Many families are at-home learning still and Learning Resources is a very popular learning brand. Learning to tell time is a process and this Learning Resources Time Activity Set is rated 4.8/5 stars and over 5,900 reviews. $16.99 – Buy now.

Anker is a top-rated brand of chargers. Wireless charging is what many are using right now with the newest generation of smartphones and watches. This Anker Wireless Charger is rated 4.6/5 stars with over 71,000 reviews. $19.49 – Buy now!

Fitness is on many people’s mind lately – more than ever. These Dumbbells Hand Weights Set of 2 are rated 4.7/5 stars with over 11,600 reviews. These 4# are $17.99 a pair. Buy your right size now!

Along the topic of health and fitness, we need to drink more water. This Elvira 32oz Motivational Fitness Sports Water Bottle with Time Marker reminds you to stay on track and to refill for the second half of your day. It is rated 4.8/5 stars out of over 12,500 reviews. $16.99 – Buy your favorite color now.

Gamers and teens love using the LED smart strips in their rooms. These Led Lights Smart Led Strip Lights Ultra Long 50ft Music RGB are rated 4.7/5 stars at over 20,000 reviews. $19.99 – Buy now!

These Bubble fidget toys are all the rage with kids! This Push Bubble Sensory Fidget Toys 4 Pack is rated 4.8/5 stars at over 3,700 reviews. Buy now.

Chances are someone you know collects Funko POP! collectibles. These are a huge hit and always highly rated. $9.99+ depending on your favorite character. Visit the Funko POP shop on Amazon.

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Food, Gift Guides

Create Your Own Gift Mix with Ghirardelli Chocolate Custom Mix

I have partnered with Ghirardelli and Find Your Influence for this feature. Opinions and experience is my own.

Ghirardelli chocolate custom Mix

Do you have a hard time fin ding gifts for certain friends or family on Holidays or birthdays? Chocolate always wins! Even if you are invited to a lot of gatherings and love bringing host gifts, these Custom Mix Gifts at Ghirardelli Chocolate are perfect to order now and have on hand! I chose a birthday tin to have on hand, some bags for gatherings and boxes of mixed flavors I chose so I can create Teacher gifts and other mini gifting opportunities for the year! One order and many gifts to come!

Chocolate gifts

Creating your custom mix at Ghirardelli is so easy and fun! First, choose your package design- tins, bags, boxes. Second, choose any accessories if it applies like bow colors for bags. Third, choose the chocolates. Their site keeps tally so you see what flavors you have chosen and how many more until your quantity limit on each product. This is great so you see your ratio – how many dark vs milk or how many kids vs adults would like so you get a perfect mix.

Ghirardelli bags

These are the bags. I chose 2 – the 75 piece Heart Bag and American Bag. I then chose bow colors to match. These are great when invited to a BBQ or house party because there is enough to share. I chose red, white and blue colored wrapper choices for my American bag. Then I chose red, pink and white wrapped flavors for the heart bag. It is fun to theme these in that way.

Ghirardelli tins

The tins are great and simple gifts. You choose the cover and there are several to choose from. Then choose 3 flavors and there will be 5 of each inside. I find that adults love dark chocolate and filled chocolate flavors while kids love the fudge, mint and milk chocolate flavors. I like gifting a tin of chocolates with a gift card if shopping for a teen.

custom chocolate gifts

The box of your count choice is great so you always have a stash for adding to gift baskets or creating small gifts. Bulk boxes come in amounts of 200, 250, 300 or 500. With their current sale the bulk prices hover around .36 cents a square. A great stock up price. When I buy a small bag in the grocery store they tend to run about .50 cents a square. There! I did the match for you already. You are welcome.

Ghirardelli box

To create your mix, visit Ghirardelli and browse their gifts or mix your own.