1st wedding anniversary gifts are traditionally made of paper.
And if you are thinking, paper! Really? What kind of gift is that?
Then you are about to be pleasantly surprised, as paper comes in so many different ways.
For some, paper represents the fragility of love and how it is easy to break and in some cases thrown away. It is our reminder that love needs looking after.
For others, paper is the first step and as the years pass and your love grows your anniversary gifts grow too.
If you are planning on following the modern list then your gift would be a clock and on the gemstone list you have pearls to celebrate with.
Here are lots of one year anniversary gift ideas.
1 year wedding anniversary gift ideas for your wife need to be romantic and made from paper or clocks if you are following the traditional or modern lists.
You could even send her a paper rose or a paper kite for you both to go and fly. Add a picnic on paper plates and you have a full paper day out!
If you are thinking of being more extravagant then on the gemstone anniversary list you can celebrate with pearls.
1st anniversary gifts for husbands need some creativity! You will probably need to let them know that the theme is either clocks or paper, otherwise some of your gift choices may seem a little odd! We have even put together some fun gifts for those that are more practical than romantic!
When it comes to your 1st anniversary the easiest gift has to be a card! If you make it yourself you can personalize it with a romantic poem or even a wedding photograph of you both.
If you are the creative type a simple origami creation (the art of folding paper) would be a sweet keepsake, paper folding a heart is a fairly easy one.
Another idea is to make a collage of all the fun times you have had together over the past year. If you keep tickets or programs of things and places you have been to together and photographs you can stick them all together and frame them.
You could paint a picture or photograph your favorite place and then frame it as a lasting memory of special times that you have shared there.
For those less creative but romantic you can frame your first emails! Or have them printed in a photobook along with photos of the two of you from the time. It would be your very own love story. Together you could create an anniversary memory book and fill it each year with photographs and souvenirs from the day.
You can buy newspapers from past dates, the headlines from the day that you got married will be fun to look at in the future.
Talking of newspapers which fit nicely into the paper theme why not take out a personal ad announcing that you wish your partner a very happy first anniversary! Minimal cost but nice and romantic.
For those that love to read you can buy a book by their favourite author, or a special first edition.
If you are splashing out on a big gift then how about a subtle paper gift in the form of tickets. This could be for a show or even plane tickets and to complete the theme you could have a book on where you are going as their first gift. I would have the camera and tissues ready for when they open that one.
If you are looking to celebrate with a more modern gift, then the modern list has clocks for your first.
If you prefer to do something together on your 1st anniversary then how about an experience day? And they are not all thrill seeking, you could be pampered on a spa break, or enjoy a gourmet meal or a show. The beauty of this gift is that it will come in the form of paper with tickets!
Have fun planning your day!