To buy or not to buy

Our wedding anniversary is in exactly one week. I can't believe I've been married for just one year, so much has happened since that day, that is seems like it's been so much longer!

Still, it's a wonderful thing, and it's been a tremendous journey, if I had to do it all over again, I'd still choose my wife. She's simply the best thing that has ever happened to me, no contest (although my daughter is a very close second!).

Anyway, I've been racking my brains on what to buy as a gift. Traditionally, the first anniversary is known as the paper anniversary, so I really wanted to find something that was paper themed or made out of paper. Something that would show how much she means to me. I had so many options:

  • Concert Tickets - at one point I reserved front row seats for a Take6 concert in London

  • Framed Share certificate for Mothercare or Tiffany's

  • Newspaper from the day she was born or our wedding day

  • Framed photo of both of us

  • Artwork: Drawing of the church we got married, or historic map of Nigeria.

And so many more came to my mind.

Also, I could have gone with the contemporary route, then the gift would have been clock based:

  • Week in Milan to see her sister

  • Personalized Clock

  • Watch

I've been racking my brains for the last 3 weeks trying to decide what the best gift was. It didn't help when my wife hinted very strongly that she'd like a pair of shoes. Anyway, I've finally got 2 gifts, one is made out of paper, and the other is probably better described as a paper-BASED gift. I really hope she likes them, as she's really gone all out for my gifts !! I'm thinking of adding one more gift, but I'm not sure if I'll have time to ' prepare it'. We'll see.

On Sunday, I'll let ya'll know what the gifts are (don't worry, it's none of the ones listed above!).


  1. How did it go? Whatever present you finally decided on, I'm very sure she'll love it. A very thoughtful Man you are!!

  2. Oooh! I am living vicariously through you! I am really rather excited to know what it is! I'm sure you wil both have a really great day! (and baby too!)

  3. Hope it was a fun day for you guys! Congratulations on your first anniversary!

  4. Hey guys, anniversary is on Sunday, a week from yesterday. I've got my gifts all ready, I just can't blog about them, as the missus reads the blog.

  5. hey wow..didnt even realise sheesh a year already!...well congrats bro .and am sure whatever you get the mrs will be happy regards to the mrs and baby o too! hmm best of luck anyways with the gifts...seems like yesterday when me n the kaiser came down to see u get dressed up and married...and all that stuff we moved!!!:-) well bro i wont even talk bout the crap game that was yesterday...i am seriously considering switching loyalties..or atleast stop watching them anymore...