They say the first year of marriage is the hardest but if you’re reading this, we assume you’re about to celebrate a successful year of matrimony. What better way to celebrate than with presents? We love an excuse for presents and we’re sure you’ll love our list of first anniversary gift ideas.

holding hands-First Anniversary Gift: Cotton

First Anniversary Gift: Paper

Traditionally your first-anniversary gift is paper. And to think it all started with diamonds and gold. The idea is that for each anniversary, the gifts become more luxurious as you celebrate a longer commitment.

So we thought we would help inspire you with present ideas to commemorate your first year as husband and wife. We’ve got a selection of anniversary gifts from the standard, to the sentimental and even the quirky and unusual gifts.

Paper Anniversary Presents

Framed Prints

We nearly threw in a ‘written in the stars’ pun here but we’re sure you got there by yourself. This constellation poster from Posterhaste captures the night’s sky on your wedding night, in case you missed it.

star map- First Anniversary Gift: Paper
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Why not gift your other half something sentimental to pull at the heartstrings? We love this framed song lyric and first song dance picture frame.

first dance song and song lyrics frame first wedding anniversary gift
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We also love this framed first song lyric gift below.

framed song lyrics gold and white first anniversary wedding gift
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Personalised Books

Spark some nostalgia with a storybook of the two of you, like this Book of Everyone.

personalised hardback book first wedding anniversary
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Or, alternatively, a keepsake anniversary book with your favourite moments and a newspaper clipping from your wedding day.

first wedding anniversary gifts memory book
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Unusual First Anniversary Gift

For something a bit different, you could get back on the dating scene with these date night suggestion cards for you and your other half.

date night cards first anniversary gift paper
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Concert tickets are also a great option with a twist. If he’s not one for sentimental mementoes then a night out could be just the answer. Plus, the tickets still count as paper.

microphone first wedding anniversary concert

Have you already got your first anniversary gift sorted? Share your gift ideas with us here.


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