As the first anniversary is traditionally marked between a couple with gifts made of paper, our gift of a personalised poem of your loved one is wonderfully appropriate…not to mention romantic, unique and wholly personal. Just complete a questionnaire with all the details of your other half or the couple in general and our wordsmiths will deliver a poem based on your information.
In this same vein, would your loved one like to be the subject of a romantic adventure novel, the recipient of a message in a bottle or the feature of their own newspaper? For sports fans, personalised history books of their preferred passion will also fit the ‘paper’ tradition.
If you’re looking for a first anniversary gift that doesn’t involve paper, we have a stunning range of jewellery and trinkets, some of which can be engraved or personalised with your own message. Or how about a photo frame with one of your wedding photos inside?
We have a great range of first anniversary gifts. The only thing you need to worry about, therefore, is remembering the date!
Find the perfect gift for a 1st Wedding Anniversary
A couple's happy day - their wedding day goes so quick; after months of careful planning and the stresses associated with it, the day itself flies by....something that all married couples have said. Before you know it, a whole year has passed and husband (aka 'hubby') and wife are celebrating their first paper wedding anniversary. It is such a special and amazing time. That feeling of excitement in the 1st year of marriage is as new as the day you got married, while you are going through what is known as your honeymoon period. Therefore buying the perfect 1st wedding anniversary gifts and 1st anniversary present would be something that you could look back and treasure years into your married life.
1st Anniversary Gifts For Him
Women find romance a lot easier than men. So come the first wedding anniversary most wives are probably brimming with ideas on how to celebrate and what gift to buy their husbands. But for those that are stuck for ideas, there are plenty of places to help inspire you.
Champagne may have flowed at your wedding, but it can be in abundance on your anniversary too. And the twist is, you can personalise the label with your own anniversary message. That makes it sentimental, personal and a great gift for both of you! The first year of marriage is certainly a reason to celebrate. The first year sees a lot of adjustments from both parties, even for those couples who lived together before they got married. The added responsibility of legally being joined as a couple and the number of people who probably ask When are you starting a family? A thousand times a day. In modern times many couples pay for their weddings themselves, so it is quite conceivable that a year after getting married, some are still paying it off. This can lead to a very frugal anniversary; the most important thing is to celebrate the reason you got married in the first place and your feeling towards each other.
Most men feel comfortable of their wife's adoration and don't need reminding quite as often as women (sorry for the generalisation) but it never hurts to let your partner know how much you love them. You could pen a poem to him or similar love letter, something that he could read in private (I don't think he would want to parade it round the lads down the pub).
Of course, there is the idea that your first anniversary gift is practical rather than sentimental, after all, not every man is the romantic type. For instance, you could buy him a new golf set and even have this personalised to say Happy Anniversary. You may not get to join him on the golf course very often but at least your sentiments will! Keyrings, cufflinks, brandy sets, hip flask, tankards - these are all practical items that can be personalised with your own anniversary message.
For the most dedicated football/cricket/rugby fan, you could buy him a personalised club book or photo. With your anniversary message emblazoned across his favourite team picture, his two loves have come together in one item!
The way to a man's heart is through his stomach so the saying goes. For your first anniversary night, cook him his favourite dinner and promise his just desserts in the bedroom. Take advantage of nights like this, because when (or if) the kids come along, there'll be seldom chance to indulge in this sort of gift-giving.
Another practical item that would get everyday use could be a clock or photo frame that are the perfect size for sitting on a desk. One sure-fire way of remaining in his thoughts, though it could make it harder for him to concentrate on getting any work done. Or something as simple as a personalised coffee mug - an everyday object, but something so very unique to your partner.
Your 1st Anniversary Gift for Her
Would an anniversary gift be more important for a man or woman? For example, say one of you forgot to buy the other an anniversary present who would be the most upset, the wife or the husband? And is this a sexist comment?
Women have memories like elephants (ask any husband). And the best day of her life goes past so quick that she will do anything to remember what happened, who attended and what it felt like to be the beautiful bride and centre of attention. The first wedding anniversary is the first major excuse for her to relive the day officially.
Therefore, photos of the big day, beautifully framed, would be a perfect present. Or how about something really personal- hiring a video camera if you haven't already got one, then recording guests from your wedding talking about what they enjoyed most about the day, how beautiful the bride looked, who wouldn't be heartened by a gift so unique and sentimental? (It will also earn you brownie points for the trouble you've gone to!)
The honeymoon period should still be fresh so gifts that you can both enjoy should be popular. Anything that points to bedroom games, such as lingerie, massage accessories or adult novelty gifts will be greatly enjoyed. However, I would recommend you buy these for your wife together with a romantic or sentimental gift as, on their own, they may provoke the wrong reaction.
You can actually blow your wedding photos up onto canvas and personalise them with your own romantic, loving message a practical and beautiful item, yet something she can hang in your home and appreciate for years to come. How about something else personalised, like a mirror compact? Each time she takes it out of her bag to powder her nose she will read the message and think of you. Aww!
You could buy her a beautiful necklace in the shape of a heart to symbolise your love and also engrave the box for a double whammy of romance. There's not many occasions that jewellery doesn't suit. A common practice on a first wedding anniversary is for the husband to buy his wife an eternity ring that matches her engagement and wedding rings, giving her the full set. These are typically a band of small diamonds in the same cut and style. Traditionally, paper is the symbolic present for the first anniversary but perhaps most women would prefer the eternity ring?!
Quirky ideas for gifts could include naming something after your wife. This is the type of gift that is rarely forgotten and lasts way beyond the first anniversary. You can legally name a star Happy 1st Anniversary Darling if you wanted, or even give your partner her own variety of rose. This is a nice gift if it is likely to flower around the time your anniversary falls.