The Paper Anniversary
Known as the Paper Anniversary, traditional wedding anniversary gifts for the first anniversary are composed of paper. There are a number of different topics that can fit the theme, including hand written notes, artwork, event tickets, and more. Take a look at a few of our favorite 1st anniversary gift ideas below!
Favorite 1st anniversary gift ideas
Printed wedding vows
For the first of many anniversaries, revisiting your vows and putting them on display is a option for a first anniversary gift. It’s a great way to keep them fresh in your life, especially as each passing day takes you further from your wedding day. There are a number of ways to capture these, but we like the art print from Minted.
Wedding bride and groom artwork
There’s little better way to put a personal touch on your first anniversary than a custom sketch or artwork of the couple on their big day. There are many variations of this option, including sketch, pastel, watercolor. You can find some great options on Etsy.
Travel destination map
As you grow your relationships, you’ll likely have the opportunity to travel the world and share amazing experiences together. Capture the journey by marking your destinations on a travel destination map.
Bouquet of paper flowers
Flowers are one of the most common event celebrations, but unfortunately last for a week or two after the event. Capture your first anniversary with a gift that will stand the test of time. Paper flowers are a great option for the paper anniversary and are sure to impress.
Handmade paper clock
Combine the traditional (paper) and modern (clock) first anniversary themes into one with a unique paper clock. You might even be able to fine someone to use your vows for the base paper, really adding a personal touch!
Keepsake box for love letters and correspondence
Do you write love letters to your spouse? If not, now might be a good time to start. Then you can keep track of these letters in a new keepsake box.
Greeting cards are a staple most event celebrations. For your first anniversary, go above and beyond with an intricate popup from Lovepop cards. They have tons of great options all with unique designs.
We hope you were able to find some great 1st anniversary gift ideas for your paper anniversary! If you need more ideas or are celebrating another anniversary, you can check out other traditional anniversary gifts by year here.
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