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1st Anniversary Present Ideas

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Your 1st anniversary present on the modern list is clocks and as the time flies when you are having fun this has to be one of the best gifts you can give.

And yes we have a lot more clock quotes that you could use to make your anniversary clock even more special.

Personalized Anniversary Clocks

Our Vintage Map Clock and also the Favorite Place Clock can be personalized to show the area that you wish within the United States of America. When ordering your clock please let us know the zip code and that area will be added.

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Make Your Own Paper Clocks

You could mix up the traditional 1st anniversary gift of paper with the modern of clocks, creating a paper anniversary clock which would be pretty cool.

All you need is a clock kit which will have the mechanism, hands and numbers (you don't need to use those) and something that you want to attach it on to.

You could make a clock onto an origami heart, their favorite box of cereal, a photo of the two of you or a book. Really anything will work.

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Personalized Clocks

Love the idea that you can personalize an anniversary clock. This is a great desk clock with both analog and digital display. Perfect for a busy desk and a daily reminder of your 1st anniversary while they are at work.

More information at Personalized Gifts

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Traditional Anniversary Clocks

The original anniversary clocks were named as you only had to wind them up once a year. Quite often clocks were given as a wedding gift so couples would be winding up their clocks on their anniversary.

This Bulova clock has a unique crystal pendulum and also comes with an engraving plate for you to add your own message. Find Out More At Jewelbasket.com

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Fun Heart Clock

A bit of a gag gift but still one that will be treasured, everybody must have wanted the tin man's heart at some point in their life! Celebrate Express

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Anniversary Floor Clock

This is the big one! This kind of clock is a big wow and can you imagine how great this would look in your home? 

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Personalize Your Anniversary Clock

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A great way to make your anniversary clock more romantic is to personalize it;

  • You can do this by having a personal photograph as the face. If you use a photo of you both think about where the hands will be as it could end up being more comical than romantic! 
  • Or you can have a message as the face or a copy of your wedding invitation.
  • Adding a romantic quote or poem about time will give it the aaahhh factor, always important when you are buying your anniversary gift. Here are a couple to get you started;

"Time is too slow for those who wait, too swift for those who fear, too long for those who grieve, too short for those who rejoice, but for those who love, time is eternity." Henry Van Dyke

"I wish I could turn back the clock. I'd find you sooner and love you longer" Unknown

"For you see, each day I love you more, Today more than yesterday and less than tomorrow" Rosemonde Geraud

"My love for you grows stronger by every passing second"

"Love can touch us one time and last for a lifetime" Celine Dion

  • A beautiful 1st anniversary present is a sundial - this has to be the oldest type of clock, you can buy these from most home stores and you can personalize with a quote or your names and the date engraved into the stone, or have a brass plaque added.
  • For those who love to travel you could tease your partner with a travel clock and either put a plane ticket or guide book into the clock's case.

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