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Romantic One Year Anniversary Presents for Guys

Aug 5, 2008

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The truth is romantic one year anniversary presents for men are nearly impossible to buy.  Women spend hours searching the internet and browsing shops for special somethings that will melt a man's heart.  Instead of finding the ideal gift, we are overwhelmed with nauseating heart-shaped novelties and endless advertisements.  It's enough to make a girl give up. Don't.

Don't settle for practical when what you really want is passion.

If inappropriate and immature gift ideas have you reconsidering romance, don't throw in the towel just yet.  Don't settle for practical when what you really want is passion.  Setting his soul on fire is only a matter of thinking outside the traditional gift-box.

There's a secret that gift sellers don't want you to know.  Romantic gifts for guys aren't bought.  They're made.  They begin with a great, but uninspired gift you know he'll love.  They become magic when you lend them your loving touch.

You possess the unique ability to speak directly to your lover's heart.

Personalization is the key to a moving one year anniversary present for him.  You possess the unique ability to speak directly to your lover's heart.  Use that talent to make a gift he wants into a gift he'll treasure.

To truly charm him, take love out of the gift shopping equation for a moment.  What does he really want?  The ideal gift is one that he would be happy to receive on any occasion.  It might be a fine piece of jewelry or a handy gadget.  If what he really loves is attention, maybe he'd like a little public display of affection.  These basic gifts, and many more, provide the best foundation upon which to build romance.

Jewelry, for instance, lends itself to a variety of personal touches that will forever symbolize your love for him.  Personalizing jewelry can mean modifying a selected piece or creating your own one-of-a-kind design.  Depending on the method you choose, it can be highly affordable or decadently lavish.

When your love runs deeper than your pockets, modification is the best way to express what's in your heart.

When your love runs deeper than your pockets, modification is the best way to express what's in your heart.  Whether he'd prefer a silver bracelet or cuff links, nearly all jewelry can be engraved with monograms or loving messages.  Remember, if you're thinking of more than his initials, you should consider larger pieces like bracelets, chains or watches.

You can browse the selection provided by your local jeweler, but if you find yourself out-priced or underwhelmed by the selection, don't be discouraged. You'll usually find better selections and pricing online.  There are thousands of reputable online shops whose quality rivals that of any Main Street jewelry store.  Most local jewelers accept engraving work on pieces that are not their own, so don't be concerned if the service is not offered by an online dealer.

Walk into your local jewelry shop and strike up a conversation about your idea.

Designing a piece is an even more romantic gesture, but it can be a costly one.  It is important to know your budget before you begin your design.  Jewelers are always happy to help you work within your financial limits, whatever they may be.  Walk into your local jewelry shop and strike up a conversation about your idea.  You'll find your jeweler is eager to assist you.

A bit more practical, but also an excellent candidate for engraving, is a functional gadget.  Multi-purpose knives and waterproof lighters may not sound particularly romantic to you, but for the reasonable man, they make ideal gifts.  A multi-purpose tool comes with knives, screwdrivers, scissors, a bottle opener, nail clippers and a whole lot more.  They are an essential tool for overcoming whatever crisis comes his way.  They are also large enough to engrave with a beautiful message from you.

Multi-tools are available in hunting shops, but you'll find better selection and atmosphere online.

When planning to engrave a multi-tool, you must select one with a metal body.  Ideally, the tools and body should be made of stainless steel.  A waterproof lighter should likewise be stainless steel (and also refillable).  This will make for a stronger, more durable tool or lighter that could last him indefinitely.  Multi-tools are available in hunting shops, but you'll find a better selection and atmosphere online.  Engraving can be done by any jeweler.

Looking for a one year anniversary present that is more in line with tradition?  According to the universal rules of anniversary gifts, the first anniversary is the year for paper.  If you suspect your boyfriend might appreciate attention more than anything, there's a great way to combine love and convention.

Placing a small advertisement in a newspaper is an adorable way to show everyone just how much you think of your man.

Local newspapers offer love-birds the chance to display their affections publicly.  Take advantage of it.  Placing a small advertisement in a newspaper is an adorable way to show everyone just how much you think of your man.  It's easy, inexpensive, and a perfect one year anniversary present.

Grab a copy of your local paper and take a brief stroll through its pages.  It won't take long before you find a romantic love note and even a picture.  They're sweet.  They're cute.  And they always leave you wishing they were written for you.  Imagine how moved he'll be when he sees your public promise of loving devotion.  Advertising order forms are usually displayed nearby.

Your job now is to write the perfect message.

Your job now is to write the perfect message.  The challenge is to take those massive, mind-boggling emotions and try to communicate their essence.  It could be complicated.  Or it could simply be "forever".

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