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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.”
Mates for Life Framed Print
This is a gorgeous framed print on cool, vintage looking paper (sticking with the theme!)
With this gift, your spouse will have a sweet reminder that you're in it for life, just like the rest of these adorable species.
You can get this from Uncommon Goods. They have a lot of other great anniversary gifts, so be sure to check them out!
Personalized First Wedding Song Sheet Music
Here's another beautiful and meaningful item you can hang in your home together: a personalized rendering of your wedding dance song. How special would this be?
A Paper Airplane Necklace
You can---and should---absolutely take the paper theme and get creative with it! We love this twist on the paper gift: a paper airplane necklace in sterling silver.
This gift is especially great for the spouse who loves travel and adventure.
Origami Extravaganza! Folding Paper, a Book, and a Box: Origami Kit
Here is the gift of paper for the hobbyist. If you have a spouse that loves to try new things and enjoys DIY and crafts, then an origami kit is the perfect 1st anniversary gift.
First Anniversary Gift Paper Gift Map Heart Framed Art Paper Anniversary 1 Year 1st Anniversary Gift
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.
A 100 Reasons Why I Love You List
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!
Our Bucket List: 100 Guided Journal Entries for Creating a Life of Adventure Together (Couples Edition)
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!
1st Paper Anniversary Gift, Potted Paper Desk Rose, 1st year Wedding Anniversary Gift for Him or Her
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.
Custom Personalized Star Constellation Map, The Original Star Map, Star Chart, Choose Your Occasion, Custom Engagement Anniversary Present, Night Sky Poster
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!
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Amy Hartle is the co-founder and owner of Two Drifters, where she blogs about romantic and couples travel, relationships, honeymoons, and more. With a Master’s in English and a BA in Musical Theatre, Amy loves to write quality content as well as to entertain, and she hopes to do a bit of both here on the blog! Amy lives in North Carolina with her husband Nathan, and son Malcolm. When not working on their sites or traveling the world, the Hartles can be found cuddling, reading, and hanging out with their cats.