It’s no secret that buying anniversary gifts can be difficult. You want to get your spouse something special, but you don’t want to get them something they won’t use. If you’re stuck on what to buy, why not consider adding a touch of romance to your home? Here are some ideas for doing just that.
Install A Hot Tub
Install a two-person hot tub on your deck or patio. This is the perfect way to relax together after a long day. The hot water will wash away the fatigue and stress of the workday, soothing sore muscles. Add a few drops of aromatherapy oils for a spa-like experience.
For an extra romantic touch, light some scented candles around the area. Scatter some petals on the floor. Put on soft music. Have a bottle of champagne in a bucket of ice and two tall fluted glasses for the bubblies.
Set Up a Sauna
What could be more romantic than sweating it out together in a sauna? If you don’t have the space for a built-in unit, there are plenty of portable options available. Look for one that has an infrared heater for the most health benefits.
After your session, take a dip in a nearby pool or lake. The cool water will feel refreshing after the heat of the sauna. If you live far from a lake and don’t have a pool at home, share the bathtub or have a cool shower together. It will extend your romantic time together.
Build a Tree House
A tree house need not be just for kids. Build a grown-up tree house that can serve as your own private retreat. This is a great way to escape the hustle and bustle of everyday life.
Make sure the tree house is big enough for a comfortable love seat or a soft mattress on the floor. Leave space for a small table and some shelves for books. Put in electric light and a fan for those hot summer days.
Hang a Hammock
Hang a hammock in your backyard under the tree house and enjoy lazy summer days lounging together. Make sure to get one that’s big enough for two people so you can snuggle up close.
If there’s no tree in your backyard, set up tall sturdy poles and hang your hammock from them. Add a canopy over your hammock for shade. Make sure you put a table beside the hammock. You’ll need a place to put your pitcher of iced drinks and glasses plus a bowl of fruit. Don’t forget the sunscreen!
Build an Outdoor Fireplace or Fire Pit
If you live in a cold climate, an outdoor fireplace or fire pit is a must-have for snuggling up on chilly evenings. There’s something about the crackle of a fire that makes everything feel more romantic.
If you don’t have the space for a fireplace, consider a portable fire pit. You can use it on your patio or deck and move it around as needed. Add some comfy chairs and blankets to keep warm. Make s’mores! Relive your younger days as you feast on gooey marshmallows and chocolate melted over graham crackers.
Construct an Outdoor Kitchen
Take your romance outdoors with an outdoor kitchen. This is the perfect way to enjoy each other’s company while cooking up a delicious meal.
If you don’t have the space or budget for a full kitchen, start with a grill and basic counter top. Add on as you can. Nothing says “I love you” like a home-cooked meal of your favorite dishes.
Put Up a Water Fountain
Turn your backyard into a tranquil oasis with a water fountain. The sound of running water will help you relax. Running water is also safe because it won’t be a breeding place for mosquitoes.
Add some flowers and plants around it to create a beautiful garden retreat. Flowers and plants add to the therapeutic effects of running water. You and your spouse can spend time tending to the garden together.
The Gift That Will Keep on Giving
If you’re looking for a unique and romantic gift, consider one of these home improvement projects. These are just some ideas to get you started. With a little creativity, you can come up with your own unique romantic home improvements that will make your anniversary even more special.
Whether you choose one of these ideas or come up with your own, adding a touch of romance to your home will make it that much more special for both of you. Your spouse will appreciate the thoughtfulness, and you’ll enjoy the results for years to come. So get creative and show your spouse how much you care. Happy anniversary!