Marriage anniversaries are reminders of the social union of two people in the journey of life by starting a conjugal life. They remind them how fresh the marriage is if it has only been a few years since the wedding day. If the marriage anniversary is many years since the wedding day, it reaffirms the love and commitment of the couple towards each other that has stood the test time. In addition, such occasions need celebrations that are equal to the wedding celebrations, if not greater. Getting married is easy, but staying married is difficult. The gifts given on marriage anniversaries should keep this in mind and not be a casual affair. A lot of thought and care should be taken while deciding on an anniversary gift basket.

Regular anniversary gifts include flowers, candies, cakes, photo frames, luxury boxes, cuff links etc. There are some exciting anniversary gift ideas around. It is a novel anniversary gift idea to gift the newspaper of the wedding day. It would take the couple down memory lane and remind them of the happenings in the world around when they were wed. Pampering the couple with bed and breakfast vouchers, cruise or resort tickets for two to spend a few days away from the routine of life would add zing to the couple's life and arranging for their stay in a health resort to rejuvenate are brilliant ideas. Specially ordered artworks like penciling sketches of the couple, watercolor or oil painting of them are emotional ideas of an anniversary gift. While having their faces painted on an Adam and Eve painting is a humorous idea.

Wine bottles carrying the couple's names and a message, Mr. and Mrs. shaped chocolate candies, and collections of happy ending romantic movies are some more exciting ideas for an anniversary gift.

The anniversary gift basket can be filled with many things that include flowers, chocolates candies, perfume bottles, a bottle of wine and many other things. Another way to make an anniversary basket by yourself is to buy bulk candy from the store and fill the basket. The choice of basket should be a little different too. A child could be happy with a backpack filled with candies rather than an ordinary basket and a woman will always find another cosmetic or handbag useful. A male will appreciate a travel bag.

Bulk candy can be purchased from stores or may be ordered online from a number of online stores that provide the service.