Alternative to flowers for an anniversary?
July 10, 2011 6:42 PM Subscribe
What is a good anniversary present for a long-distance relationship on a budget?
posted by anonymous to Human Relations (9 answers total) 7 users marked this as a favorite
This will be our second. We're both pretty traditional on things like this--anniversaries and Valentine's Day are for flowers and a nice dinner out. Birthdays and Christmas are the times for quirkiness.
BUT...I have just been dealt a fairly savage financial blow AND we are both working overtime to save money for relocation and cohabitation. Much of our conversation lately revolves around our respective tight finances now and planning for the future. And flower delivery in her city is, like everything else there, about twice as expensive as in the rest of the country. I have a feeling that if I sent flowers this year there would be a bit of "um, we're supposed to be cutting back on this sort of thing to save for the future together."
Since we're not going to be together on the actual day, is there something more affordable that I could hide in her apartment for her to "find" on the day that would have a similar impact of delivered flowers while saying "I skipped the flowers this year to save money towards our future together"? I thought about making origami flowers (or something similar) and putting them in a vase made from rolls of brown packing tape (you know, for packing boxes when the big moving day comes) but that'd be hard to transport, sneak in, and hide (and is possibly a bit too trying-too-hard-to-be-clever).
Any ideas, oh cash-strapped-romantic-Hive mind?