I don't recall what I gift I received for my 3rd wedding anniversary. I can't begin to tell you what the first thing I bought for our new house was when we purchased it in 2007. I am routinely surprised when I come across something in the basement that I forgot I have.
I've spent a lot of money on things over the years, but when I get a chance to drift off and daydream, I don't think about Michael Kors purses, iPads, or Pottery Barn's spring offerings (well, sometimes the latter). I think about music festivals. Casinos. Beach cottages. Amazing restaurants. Camping trips. Drinking wine in the pouring rain. Eating the best biscuit ever at 3am in New Orleans. That time I almost got divorced because I suggested a two-person kayak excursion in the Chesapeake Bay.
Now, I learn, science backs me up. If you want to maximize your happiness, spend your money on experiences, not things. And the awesome thing is this: experiences can be had at any price point. Go plan something amazing.