Your first anniversary is the celebration of a beautiful start to your marriage life. Having the perfect gift to commemorate this milestone will make your day even more special.
Traditionally, the first-year anniversary gift is paper — it symbolizes the blank pages you have to fill as you move through each chapter of your life together. For the modern couple, the perfect gift is a watch, which symbolizes the timeless nature of love.
Whether you’re a traditional gentleman or a modern one, we’re here to help you choose the perfect gift to celebrate your first anniversary as a married couple.
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First Year Anniversary Paper Flowers
This is a traditional first anniversary gift that will easily make your wife smile. You can buy pre-made paper flowers or put in the extra effort and make them yourself.
Celebrate Your 1st Anniversary With A Luxury Wrist Watch
A wonderful way to commemorate the first year that you just had together. To make it even more memorable, get a watch that was made on the year that you got married!
A Custom Art Print Celebrating Your Paper Anniversary
You can find a ton of first anniversary gift ideas in the art world. Etsy and Amazon have plenty of customized canvas or paper prints to celebrate the momentous occasion.
A Personalized First Dance Song Print
Think of the best way you can describe your first year together and have it framed. As far as first anniversary gift ideas go, you can’t go wrong the song that united you two one year ago.
A First Year Anniversary Photo Collage On Canvas
Your first year of marriage is an adventure. Gather snapshots of your daily life, from your first meal, first vacation, and even your first fight as a married couple if you have one, and put it into an artwork.
A Handwritten Letter That’ll Make Her Cry Tears of Joy
Since paper symbolizes the blank pages you write your love story on, why not literally write about it? You can even send it via snail mail to make it exciting. This might be a cherry on top of your
A Written Postcard From Your Honeymoon Destination
Keeping with the paper anniversary theme, you could send her a postcard from your honeymoon destination. Didn’t pick any postcards up while there? No worries, you can find plenty of them online. Let her think you snagged some on honeymoon when she wasn’t looking.
A Night Sky Star Map Display Of One Year Ago
This Star Map can be customized to show how the sky was lit on your wedding day.
Give Her The Prank First Anniversary Gift First
Some guys like to buy pranks first and then hit her with the real gift. This coffee mug from YouNique designs is perfect to get a good laugh.
A Beach Trip Or Finally Take That Honeymoon
A vacation will always be a perfect gift, no matter the occasion. Treat your wife to the perfect vacation and relive your honeymoon moments. Or if you didn’t get a chance to take a honeymoon after your wedding, a plane ticket to Hawaii is a perfect “paper anniversary” gift idea.
Romantic Card Game Is The First Anniversary Gift That Gives Back
This is something to make your nights together even more fun. Get her a game that will both get you thinking (and flirting).
Take Her On A Romantic Spa Day
Allow your wife to pamper herself during a relaxing spa day. Bonus points if you can join her for a romantic couples’ massage.
Love Coupons Are An Affordable Way To Give A Gift That Seems Like a Win / Win
The paper gift that gives your wife the freedom to choose her gift. These coupons were made to be redeemed by your wife whenever she wants.
Framed 1st Anniversary Burlap
This 1st year anniversary burlap sack print is a cool idea for the modern farmhouse vibe.
This journal lets you document your days together and gives you something to look back on.
Origami Inspired Jewelry
These paper-inspired jewelry are beautifully unique and will remind her of your anniversary every time she wears it.
Create Your Own Reel Viewer
This is a fun way to relive your memories together. Choose your best first moments as a married couple and view them through the reel viewer.
Customized Vinyl Record
Your anniversary is all about reminiscing about your wedding night. A customized vinyl record with the song for your first dance will definitely sweep her off her feet.
To My Beautiful Wife – Compact Mirror
This beautiful compact mirror will always be a good reminder of how much you love her as it can be easily kept in her purse at all times!
The Couple’s Bucket List
The first year of marriage is all about having a lot of firsts together as a married couple. It’s also a great time to plan all the other things that you want to cross off! This bucket list will help inspire more ideas of what memories you want to make together.
We Found Each Other Custom Puzzle
This customized puzzle commemorates the sweet moments you had at a certain place.
Sound Wave Art
This sound wave art can be customized to show the corresponding sound waves for when you both said “I Do.”
A box full of paper that’s filled with wonderful memories.
Creating a time capsule and filling it with your memories as a newly married couple will be something delightful to look forward to in the future!
Getting matching items are cute but getting matching tattoos will last forever.
Sexy Art Kit
Get down and dirty and make some…art! A sexy art kit will let you get creative and give you a naughty remembrance for your first anniversary.
Happy Anniversary Sundial
For the modern clock gift but with an ancient twist to it. A sundial is a reminder of how your love will continue to rise every day — just like the sun!
A Private Dinner with a Private Chef
For the fancy gentleman who wants to make their night even more special. Great food in he privacy of your home is definitely romantic.
3D Paper Flower Decorations
These beautiful 3D Paper Flowers are great to decorate that special space in your home.
A personalized wine glass or champagne flute is always a good idea since it’s something that you can use often and remind her of how much you love her (and how funny you are).
Paper Inspired Furniture
Getting a “paper” related gift doesn’t literally have to be paper. Here’s something classy and functional that will be a perfect addition to your home.
Wedding Invitation Necklace
This necklace has a piece of yout wedding invitation cut out. It’s the perfect romantic fashion piece.
Digital Art Photo of Your Wedding Day
Have your photo transformed into digital art and have it framed to create a unique modern gift.
Here’s a special way to instantly transport you both to memory lane. Fill it up with your date songs and spend the night remembering your sweet moments together.
Personalized Four Across Lawn Game
If you’re a couple that likes to play games, here’s a fun, personalized one you can play during your celebration.
This is the perfect opportunity to document your love story and have moments to look back on in the years to come.
These paper vases are trendy and make a perfect first-year anniversary gift for the classy wife.
Getting into a new hobby together is something that is always exciting for a newly married couple.
Have your vows leterpressed for an elegant reminder of your lifelong promises to each other.
Vintage Copy of Her Favorite Book
Getting a vintage copy of her favorite book, comic, or magazine shows how much you know her — and is still within the “paper” theme for first wedding anniversary gifts.
Watercolor Starter Set
Getting your wife into a new hobby is a very romantic gesture. If she has shown interest in painting, getting her a starter set will help inspire creativity.
For the wanderlust couple, this travel map will help you keep track of the destinations you’ve been to and your future plans.
Personalized Box of Chocolates
Giving chocolates is always a good idea. Make it extra special and have it personalized for a sweeter gift.
Personalized Spoof News Article
Have some fun in being your own editor and create a news spread of the year that you had together.
Turn your love story into a comic strip and have fun reminiscing while smiling at yourselves as cartoon characters.
Wooden Jigsaw Puzzle
This doubles as a design piece and a fun activity.
This book opens up into a lamp. It’s a fun paper-related gift that is functional and quirky at the same time.
Impress your wife by getting (or making) her a paper sculpture. This makes for a beautiful and meaningful addition to your home.
Take note of the small things that make your wife smile and put it into one package.
A sophisticated pocket watch that you can customize with your wedding date or part of your vows.
Gift her with a cooking class or better yet, join a cooking class and surprise her with a home-cooked meal, made with your newly learned skills.
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