First Anniversary Gifts

by flowski

When it comes to your 1st wedding anniversary you'll want to give a thoughtful present. The kind of first anniversary gift that symbolizes your first year being married together.

It all started with that first glance, then the first date, and a kiss, now it's been almost a year since you two tied the knot. My how time flies when you're in love! The first wedding anniversary is typically celebrated by a couple in a more intimate manner than subsequent anniversaries. Commonly a lovely evening at a nice restaurant or even a weekend get-away at a rather romantic place.

This is a really important decision because your first anniversary gift sets the stage for future presents. You might even decide to zero in on paper or clocks, because they are the suggested gifts for first anniversaries from the traditional and modern lists. Traditionally, 1st anniversary gifts are paper themed. That may sound boring initially, but sprinkle a little imagination on the idea, and you can think up some rather thoughtful and clever paper anniversary gift ideas. The modern anniversary gift theme is Clocks which when interpreted creatively encompasses a wide variety of possibilities.

Doin' your own thing? All you have to do is consider your spouses likes, dislikes, or even build off of outstanding events that have occurred over the last year and use your best judgement. Brainstorming will help you come up with several anniversary gift ideas that are excellent possibilities, then narrow it down to that perfect anniversary present.

Happy First Anniversary Love Book

Say why you love them in a custom book!



The best first anniversary gifts are romantic, unique, creative, paper and personalized which describes perfectly the Happy First Anniversary book. LoveBookOnline helps you create a custom gift book listing all of the reasons you love someone... Create a very special anniversary gift with a Personalized Anniversary Love Book! This is a great first wedding anniversary gift idea.

Wedding Anniversary Journal

An Anniversary Journal that celebrates a couple's past, present and future together...

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One way to be certain that you never forget your anniversaries by keeping an anniversary journal. Each chapter of your life together is preserved with this keepsake journal that chronicles your anniversaries year after year. This gorgeous journal includes plenty of space for photos and a place to write down thoughts about the previous year, plus messages to each other and how you celebrated. A wonderful gift that honors a new couple's future and a golden couple's past, this Anniversary Journal will most certainly become a priceless part of your family's history. Handmade in USA.

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Our Wedding Anniversary Journal

That perfect wedding day is just the beginning of your lives together. As newly-weds everything you experience together is special, particularly in your first year of marriage ...

Ryland Peters & Small
$35.41  $31.41

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Our Wedding Anniversary Memory Book

This book is ideal for new couples as a shower, wedding or anniversary gift. The Wedding Anniversary Book spans 50 years, thefirst 15, year by year. Each year lists that ...

Talus Strategy
$28.0  $24.01

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Our Story

Our Story is a one-of-a-kind keepsake that lets couples ask humorous, loving, and tough questions to learn more about each other and their relationship. What were your first ...

WS Publishing Group
$19.13  $7.25

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Wedding Anniversary Memories

Wedding Anniversary Memories: the heart of the marriage is in the memories. Keep the memories alive. Easily record your marriage in words and pictures. Create the story of ...

Talus Corp
Only $149.5

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Our First Year Personalized Picture Frame

Gift Ideas for Our First Year© Personalized Frame


Remember thses precious first years together with a Personalized Anniversary Picture Frame to showcase a favorite picture together. This specialty first year anniversary frame is the ideal keepsake to help you remember this epic occasion for years to come. Frame measures 8" x 10" and holds a 4" x 6" photo. Our First Year Personalized Frame

Family Name House Plaque!

Adds that final touch to any home, and makes a very special anniversary gift!



Add a truly unique and distinctive touch to your new home with this handsome Date Established Family House Plaque! Each plaque is crafted from heavy duty rust-free solid aluminum. The paint has been specifically formulated to withstand years of the harshest elements and is fully weather tested.

Nothing makes a home your own like a personalized family plaque with your family name on it. You choose from almost 20 different color combinations to match your house. The Date Established Family House Plaque is shown here in Bronze/ Gold. Each plaque is made to order in the USA and measures 12" x 10.25"

The Trendy Anniversary Gift

Let's take a look at a new trend in anniversary gifts...



Experience gifts are becoming an increasingly trendy anniversary gift option for couples now-a-days. Giving and going together on a fabulous experience like a hot air balloon ride, dinner cruise, golf lesson, or spa visit instead the same ole' present is a great way to make new memories with that special someone you care for.

Not only do experience gifts for couples let you and your partner have some fun, but they can also strengthen your relationship. If you think about it an experience gift helps you two make memories together. Experience Anniversary Giftsanniversary experience gift are a great way to make sure you and your partner spend quality time together and simply deciding on an experience together can teach you more about your partner's interests and about what you have in common.

Anniversary Clocks

A reminder to cherish each minute you have together...

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Although paper is the old-school first anniversary wedding gift, the modern 1st anniversary present is the Anniversary Clock which get it's name because it needs winding only once a year, that being on the couple's anniversary!

Modern 1st year anniversary gifts are clocks and there are a lot of great clock ideas that would be great for the home or as a gift for your spouse's office. Anniversary Clocks Anniversary Clocks are another great gift idea, especially if your 1st anniversary gift ideas have focused on keepsakes, is a mantle clock. You can find lovely anniversary clocks (named for their popularity as an anniversary gift) that can be engraved.

The clock is a both a symbol of the timelessness of your relationship. Other than commemorating wedding anniversaries, these clocks serve ornamental purposes as well, often adding a timeless appeal to any room These clocks usually have a crystal or glass case, which allow you to see its internal parts. Thomas Kinkade Anniversary Clock, Stillwater Bridge

Modern First Year Anniversary Gifts are Clocks

Some great clocks that would make a nice anniversary present for your spouse.

A Working Wonder If we had a category just for customers who lust after Jules Verne inventions and elegant gadgetry, this would be in it. The wonderful brass sundial, a ...

Only $19.0
Kit-Cat Wall Clock, Black

Consider giving your husband or wife a retro clock for your first anniversary! A retro-styled clock would look great in a garage or even in the home bar.

$59.99  $56.99
Skeleton Pocket Watch Chain Mechanical Hand Wind Half Hunter Antique Look Value Quality - PW18

Hand wind mechanical watches make superb birthday or Christmas gifts, in addition to great wedding and groomsmen gifts. They are also ideal for corporate gifts or for the ...

Personalized Bulova Durant Anniversary Mantel Clock

A decorative mantle clock can be a wonderful anniversary gift to be displayed in the home. Personalization can be a great way to make this gift extra special.

River City Clocks Quartz Cuckoo Clock - Painted Chalet with Dancers - Wesminster Chime or ...

This chalet style German quartz cuckoo clock features a man, a woman, and a saint bernard. The dancers perpetually revolve on the turntable above the dial and the pendulum ...

Only $78.0
Melting Clock

This "Melting Clock" from Can You Imagine is an attention grabbing clock that is so unique it's sure to draw the envy of all your friends. The actual clock is designed to look as if ...

Only $26.71

Marriage Certificate Holder

The certificate holder with stand makes a wonderful anniversary gift.



For a new bride and groom, it is especially important to to protect and preserve their most  treasured document. This attractive holder is absolutely the best place to keep your marriage certificate. Whether proudly displayed or hidden safely away, you'll know that the legal document uniting the two of you in holy matrimony is safe and sound. Celebrate your anniversary by proudly honoring the document that binds you in love.

Designed in a silver finish and decorated with angels, unscrew the end of the certificate holder to reveal a cylinder designed specifically to hold a marriage license. The words "Wedding Certificate" are embossed on the case and the silver stand can be custom personalized as well.  Wedding Certificate Holder With Engraved Stand

A Lion's Pride

This Papier-mache lion head is the coolest-looking wall art I've seen in a long time.

Recycled Paper Lion Head at


Show off your impeccable taste in paper art with this bold, paper-mache lions head. A traditional symbol of courage, authority and wisdom, this hand made folk art creation brings a fearless energy to any room.

Handmade by artists in Haiti from eco-friendly recycled materials, the paper-mache lion head is handcrafted from recycled cement sacks, cardboard, and vibrantly colored fabric scraps, sealed together using an arrowroot starch glue. Recycled Paper Lion Head

Soul Mates Romantic Valentine's Day Photo Puzzle

Let someone special "piece together" the love that you share! Send us any snapshot and we will reproduce it on a sturdy, white cardboard puzzle and coordinating gift tin, ...

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Recipe for a Happy Marriage Recipe Box and Cards

What is the secret ingredient for a happy marriage? Mix one cup of consideration with a small pinch of in-laws and sweeten with lots of love!Artfully engraved across the lid ...

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Kissing Lovers Sculpture

Embrace tradition with this tender soapstone sculpture hand-carved by Shona artisans in Zimbabwe. Shaped from a single stone, this symbolic serpetine sculpture illustrates the ...

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Engraved Chopsticks for Two

One of our most popular gifts, these attractive chopsticks are fun, stylish, and practical. Each wooden chopstick has a sterling silver handle that can be engraved with your ...

Only $54.95

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more Wedding Anniversary Gift Ideas

Visit our main wedding anniversary gift guide for more ideas.

Gift Ideas for wedding anniversary


Awedding Anniversary is the big special occasion for married couples celebrated every year on the date of their wedding. It is the celebration of love, companionship, and faith in your marriage together. This occasion calls for anniversary presents that symbolize your love and togetherness.
Anniversary Gift Guide

Traditional 1st Wedding Anniversary Gift Ideas

Creative ways to include the paper theme into your 1st wedding anniversary gift.

Very Special First Anniversary Presents

First anniversary presents stand apart from the run-of-the-mill gifts.
Personalized Anniversary Wine Bottles - Swirls

We have the perfectly romantic way to toast the bride and groom with our Wedding Wine Art. Available in 3 loving designs, our skilled artisans take each individual bottle and ...

Precious Moments "Our Love Was Meant To Be" Figurine

This figurine is a Happy Anniversary tribute. It stands 4.75 inches tall.

$67.99  $38.0
Breakfast For Two: Gourmet Wedding Anniversary Gift Basket

Morning romance is alive with this Romantic Gourmet Breakfast for Two. Includes delicious Sweet Buttermilk Pancake & Waffle Mix, Lemon Poppy Seed Coffee & Tea Cake Mix, maple ...

My Pillow Pets Luv Pup 18" Large (Red and white)

18" plush by My Pillow Pet. Extra soft & Cuddly. Valentine Dog is made of soft red and white plush Chenille. Open the velcro closure and use as a pillow. Close the velcro ...

Only $25.0
BoldLoft "My Heart Beats for You" Couple Pillowcases-ideal Anniversary Gifts, Birthday Gifts, ...

Are you looking for something alluring? These sassy pillowcases are the essence of coy! "My love for you is special and true, and the rhythm of my heart beats just for you!"

Only $29.99

Modern 1st Wedding Anniversary Gift Ideas

Creative ways to include the clock theme into your 1st wedding anniversary gift.

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Updated: 05/29/2012, flowski
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Seelyon on 06/21/2015

I just realised that my parents have a very similar clock to the one pictured here! It must have been anniversary related, I'll be sure to ask.

Cindy on 12/19/2014

Wow, you really have a bunch of great ideas here! I'd love to share MyDayRegistry with your readers. It's a really sentimental gift idea where you can dedicate a day to your loved one. It makes a great and unique gift that your significant other can cherish forever.

Here's the link for your readers

"MyDayRegistry is an exclusive online registry where you can dedicate and register a specific date by month, day, and year in honor of a special event or person in your life."

NikkiG on 09/09/2013

A wedding dress, tuxedo or bouquet sketched is a great first year anniversary gift to frame. Our artist is English and lives in the South of France. This has been a great gift idea from hubbies on the first year anniversary.

Cheryl on 10/31/2012

An anniversary sundial is a good idea too - it is cooler than just getting a clock! My girlfriend got one that sits on her windowsill and makes rainbows in the room whenever the sun shines!

sheilamarie on 08/12/2012

My anniversary is coming up soon -- not the first, but every celebration is an important one! Nice ideas for gifts!

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