Bethan Ellis Pritchard’s anniversary present turned out to be a trip to her local Spar shop.
But it was not to stock up on groceries – instead husband Dyfed laid on a slap-up three-course meal, complete with champagne in an ice bucket and starched white tablecloth.
Dyfed, 43, met Bethan 18 years ago, when they started work together in the Spar.
He decided to mark their wedding anniversary by surprising her with the meal, in a quiet corner of the tiny store in Pwllheli, Gwynedd.
Starters consisted of a Kinder Surprise egg each – the same tasty treat Dyfed first used to woo Bethan, 39.
The teaching assistant even roped in their three children to serve as waiters.
Dyfed said: “It came as a massive shock to her, but a good one.”