So it’s already been a year since you decided to say you do. Congratulations! Now it is time for the annual ritual to commemorate that special day. Your spouse will definitely be expecting something to mark the significant milestone and you will be confused as to what to get them, that is why you are here… to find your first anniversary gift to your spouse.
You know how people who have been married for 25 years celebrate their anniversary as a Silver Jubilee? Well traditionally, first-year anniversaries are represented by paper because it signifies a new beginning. So you are celebrating a “paper jubilee”, dear friend, and it only makes sense that your first-year anniversary gift to your spouse should be something made of paper.
Now don’t go buying notebooks or any personalized stationery. They are too obvious… no joy in that. So here’s a list of really cool paper gifts guaranteed to make your first wedding anniversary a memorable one.
1. Art Prints For The Art Lover
You can never go wrong with a piece of beautiful art. Especially if your partner is an art lover, getting them art prints is not just a cheaper way to get art into the home, but it is also a sure way to create a lasting memory with a gift. This Love Kiss Art Print is sure to draw an emotion or two.
If you want something you can customise, the Lover’s Lane Street Sign Art is cute and really makes a statement.
2. Letters To My Love
The Letters To My… series are a truly heartfelt way to capture the moment. They are a collection of letters handwritten for that special someone, sealed and then postdated.
A lot of thought has to go into preparing this gift, so it’s the perfect way to mix the delight of remembering the past and the gift of looking forward to a better future with your partner.
3. Rare Books (Cookbooks, Comics, Bestsellers, etc)
Get inspired by your spouse’s passion and pick up a rare piece of literature that tells them how much you care about the things that make them happy.
A vintage copy of their favorite comic book; a full collection of novels they’ve been gushing about; or a cookbook with all the recipes that make them jump in excitement, will certainly get you more than a thank you.
4. Novel Or Classic Card Games
5. Surprise Book Safe
At first sight, this looks like a typical book but actually, it’s the safe your partner didn’t know they needed. You could gift this with some money in it (it’s paper too) or their favorite chocolate or even some fancy jewelry.
Here are a few options to pick from:
- Portable Secret Book Safe
- Diversion Book Safe with Combination Lock
- Streetwise Gun Book Safe
- Realistic Diversion Book Safe
- Beautiful Rose Book Safe
6. Happy 1st Paper Anniversary Printed Toilet Paper
Warning: Gift this to your partner only if they have as great a sense of humor as yours!
But who wouldn’t love this hilarious gag gift? If you are looking for something quirky and funny as a first anniversary gift, or as something light to start with before the main gift, switch out the regular toilet paper for this one the night before and just wait for their reaction in the morning.
7. Adult Coloring Books
For kids, coloring books are just for fun. But for bill-paying adults, it’s an amazing way to get your mind off some stress and chillax.
A personal favorite is this Calm The F*ck Down Coloring Book that could come in handy where tempers are pricked, but for the purpose of the occasion, The Dirtiest Coloring Book Ever and this You Are Fucking Awesome coloring book are just perfect!
8. Two People Journals
Having a journal where you and your partner openly express yourselves is a great way to stay connected all year round. Especially where both parties have to commit to the practice daily, it’s a sure way to ensure that your love endures through thick and thin.
Depending on what you prefer, you could pick one, two or even three year journals. My personal faves are:
The Big Activity Book For Couples is not as up close and personal as the others, but it’s also tons of fun!
And if you are the type that loves to plan for the long term, the 1st Through 50 years Wedding Anniversary Book is the perfect one for you.
9. Paper Flowers
Flowers are everyone’s favorite gift to give but the paper rule kinda makes it impossible to gift those for this occasion. Enter Origami!
I’d say don’t put these in water, but I’m certain you can already see that these are not your typical flowers.
10. “Paper” Origami Figurine
I know, I know. All the gifts are supposed to be paper. But the whole essence of rules is to have them broken in the first place. Besides, these are made to imitate paper so technically, they are paper. If you are the rebellious type, gifting these origami figurines as a first-anniversary gift is a great way to stick to the rules… kinda.