BUT...it has to be something we have made for the other person. When we got together, we were always making small things for the other person and after our first anniversary we decided to make that part of our celebration.
The items my husband has made for me are some of my most treasured possessions. I can't help but feel good and smile every time I use, see or think about these things. I have to admit, my favorite is the oak bar shaped like a Gibson guitar neck, though. He worked on that fro about 7-8 months. The 10" thick oak was left over from the middle of decorative log application he put on a resort building. It is about 5'wide, 11"thick and is 10' long, but the time he took to make it perfect--wow!! I am so lucky!!
Sometimes, but usually we just decide to do something together and skip gifts. We are getting rid of the kids the 13th of October. (Thank you mom!) And we are checking out some of the areas Haunted houses.
Sometimes we exchange gifts but nothing elaborate or expensive because we most of the time we buy things we want when we want (finances allowing, of course). We did buy gifts much more consistently the first ten years or so - we've been together 19 years - but one thing we have always done is dinner at a nice restaurant. Sometimes things line up and we have tickets to a show near our anniversary to go along with dinner.