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What on earth should you give your husband or wife for your very 1st anniversary together? We’ve got you covered with these sweet paper anniversary gifts.
Each year, our anniversary rolls around, and we get the opportunity to pick out a gift for one another. Though we haven’t always stuck to the traditional anniversary gift list, we try to do so when possible, because it is fun, old-fashioned, and meaningful. And perhaps best of all, you’ll never run out of gift ideas!
If you’re on the hunt for 1st wedding anniversary gifts, you probably already know that the traditional gift is paper! While this might seem like an odd, or even simple gift item to give to your new spouse, there is actually SO MUCH that you can do with paper.
Don’t be afraid to get creative when it comes to these traditional anniversary gift ideas. Paper doesn’t have to mean stationery or a card, though it certainly can, it can mean all kinds of romantic and exciting things!
To help you out, we’ve put together a list of 10 of the best paper anniversary gifts we could find. These presents say “I love you, and I’m so glad I married you.”
This kind of gift is great for a first anniversary, or even as a gift for a boyfriend or girlfriend. Commemorate a place that is special to you both, whether that's where you met, where you got engaged, or where you tied the knot.
Purchased gifts aren't the only option, either. One of our favorite couples gift ideas is to write down a list of all the things you love about your partner. You can put these items on individual scraps of paper and put them in a colorful jar, write them on playing cards with magazine cutouts, and so much more.
Take a look at our blog post which has tons of ideas for this crafty gift!
We are MASSIVE fans of putting together your own couples bucket list! With this journal, you can create a unique bucket list, writing down all your big dreams and goals as a couple. What an amazing gift for the rest of your beautiful years together!
This item takes the paper first anniversary gift idea and runs with it. Embrace the theme with a lovely rose made entirely of the material of the hour, paper. Instead of real flowers, this will last forever. Or at least, for a very long time.
PS: A bouquet of fresh flowers is always a good idea, guys.
Here's a gift idea that's always intrigued me (Amy). How sweet is it to have a poster or print of the night sky exactly how it was on a special occasion? This could be a great anniversary present on any year. Hang it in your bedroom so you can gaze up at the sky together each night. Sweet dreams.
Hey! Getting ready for your 3rd anniversary? Check out the best leather anniversary gifts if you’re sticking with traditional items!
Amy Hartleis the author of Do You Love Me? How To Stop Seeking Reassurance in Relationships, a book on reassurance seeking and relationship anxiety. Both her book and this blog are born of personal experience; Amy shares expert relationship advice from the lessons learned during her own 10+ years with her husband, as well as couples travel tips and romantic getaway recommendations, all gleaned while traveling the world together.