A year ago they got married and the world gasped on their beautiful wedding, stunning dresses and hearty romance. Now, the earth has revolved once more around the sun and their first anniversary is about to land in a few days. Whether the said couple is your dear friend or a part of the family, this occasion requires you to step up your game and make their first anniversary celebration special by gifting them something that they would adore and remember you for gifting it. A gift that imprints your affection on them and makes them realize that their relationship has all the good wishes from your end and you love them from all your heart. Here are a few gifts that you could get the couple who just completed one of many milestones of their married life. Wish them love and luck with one of these pretty gifts meant to evoke a blush on their cheeks:
1. Personalised Cutting Board
Get a cutting board graved with their names or a loving message for them and see them thinking about you every night when they are making dinner or cutting vegetables. This will remind them what a loving friend they have in you!
2. Wine Glass Set
If they are wine lovers, then they can never have too many of them. Fancy and still useful, they will surely adore this lovely gift from you. Every time they will open a wine bottle and pour it in one of these glasses, they will be reminded of you for sure.
3. Champagne Flute
Stunning set of glasses engraved with their name and date of the wedding is an idea you should definitely opt for. Not only it will make an ornamental possession, but they will also be delighted to be reminded of the magical day every time they will drink from it.
4. Subscription Box
If you know their favourites, then you could get them a subscription box filled with some of their favourite things that will be delivered to them every month. Be it shampoo, conditioner, coffee jar, lotion, food or whatever you might think that will make them happy and cheery. They will adore you for such a wonderful and thoughtful gift.
5. Concert Tickets
Gift them an evening of fun and frolic with concert tickets for two! Not only a concert, you could opt for any event like a play or a movie but something that will take them out of their daily routine and give them an evening to remember. They will wholeheartedly thank you for this amazing gift.
6. Heart Shape Lamp
One to put on the bedside table that will never let the light of romance fade in two hearts that are meant to be together forever. Creating a romantic ambience, this lamp will be one of their favourite home decors for sure. Think no more and start looking for one right away!
7. Personalised Photo Frame
Cheesiest of them all but still a classic which can ring a bell or two in hearts. Holding a fond memory and loving message, this one is sure to make its way right onto the centre table in the living room or side table in the bedroom. Every time the couple will glance at it, they will be reminded of memory so beautiful that they want to relive it once more.
And if you run out of ideas as to what to gift them, go for a marriage anniversary cake from any reputed online bakery and gift them a dash of deliciousness and celebration right in their mouth. A good cake never goes unnoticed.
4 Ways to Makes Friends Online (some with benefits!)
Considering how much time we all spend staring at screens all day, it’s still a wonder that we have time for good old fashion human connection. Of course most of that is done through online chatting and video now, but that still doesn’t make it any easier to start from scratch. Probably a lot of the people you talk with online aren’t people you met online. Usually it’s still through school or work or friends of friends. But if you do want to branch out, of course the internet is ready for you, and here are some great ways to meet people, with the first step being a completely digital one.
The Real Dating Revolution
It’s no surprise that it didn’t take long for the internet to offer online dating, but considering how old the internet actually is – say about twenty five years when it really hit ‘big’ – it’s only recently that it has become the ‘only’ way to meet people if you are looking for a quick hook-up or something long term. Sure you can still try and meet people in social gatherings, but that’s usually more coincidental. You would rarely go to a club or bar with the express intent of meeting a stranger. No, the internet has taken that, and whether you are interested in straight dating, gay dating, lesbian dating, or B, T and Q dating, you’ll find apps and websites catered to exactly the sort of person you’re looking for.
But since dating and relationships have gone through a pretty big upheaval or the last few decades, it’s less of a surprise to find that people are a lot more open with different types of couples. More and more people are living in open relationships, or relationships that involve three people. Age differences (all adults, of course) are becoming less of a taboo, and it’s even become more acceptable to announce that you are looking for a sugar daddy.
Do What You Like
If you aren’t actually looking for that other person to have a wild time in the bedroom, and just have a chill time on the couch, the internet can help you out there, too. For the most part, the easiest way to find someone who likes the same things as you is to check out message boards and forums for whatever hobbies or interests you have. Initially the internet had plenty of independently run messages boards for individual bands or tv shows or sports, but now more and more of them are being found under much larger websites like reddit or fandom.
Going to these sites and typing in your favourite ‘whatever’ will send you to a page with the latest posts on the same topic. It’s easy to start chatting immediately with other fans, and finding out that this other person thinks that Close Encounters of the Third Kind is Spielberg’s masterpiece can be the start of a fruitful friendship. Sometimes posting on these sites don’t require words, and instead you posts augmented photos, gifs, and other memes, because it is a creative way to get your point across.
Only thing better than talking about the movies and music you like is experiencing them together, and the internet can offer you that as well. Plenty of official band websites and You-Tube channels are showing more and more full concerts that have been professionally filmed over the years, and on some evenings they will ‘debut’ the concert live. And you and thousands of other fans can watch it unfold in real time, and chat about it in a nearby online window, making small talk about how awesome this is, just as if you were at a real concert.
Classic movies are also starting to offer this sort of experience, where people can text or message famous lines just before they are about to happen. And even if you and your new friends’ tastes are a bit more bizarre, you can still do it informal way by starting the movie on your TV at the same time as they do on theirs, and you can text or message back and forth about what is happening on your screen. Sure, live television does this all the time, but it’s a bit more special when you set it up yourself.
Playing video games through the magic of the internet has changed how an entire generation interacts with each other. Sure, video games themselves are several decades old, but the multiplayer component just started to take off about fifteen years ago, with Halo 2 being the forerunner. Before that, you could only play video games with the friends on your couch. Now they can be on their own couch, half a world away.
And whether you want to run a round a realistic war environment and try for the most kills in one death match, or have a wild, cartoony race through a land of cakes and sweets, there is definitely an online video game for that. Certain games require a certain console (the Call of Duty Series is only available on Xbox and Playstation, whereas the Mario Kart and Smash Bros. series are only found on Nintendo), so you have to pick and choose to where you and your friends’ interests lie. Fortunately, more and more games are offering cross-play, which means no matter consoles you and your friends have, you can still play together (Fortnite offers this).