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Paper Anniversary Gifts for a 1st Wedding Anniversary

If you are looking for a 1st-year anniversary gift to celebrate one-year together, then traditional gifts made out of paper are just the thing. Personalised Newspaper Books, Engraved Photo Frames, and Personalised Bottles of Prosecco  all incorporate a paper element. Paper gifts symbolize the beginning of married life for 1st-anniversary couples and although a modest material, paper presents can still be beautiful and designed to mark the occasion. Many of our anniversary gifts can be personalised  with a name, date or message to make the anniversary occasion even more special. 

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1st Anniversary Gifts - Paper

1st Anniversary Photo Frames

Say it with a photo and give them this 1st Wedding Anniversary Framed Photo Print. Add a photo from your wedding day, and personalise it with your surname and a special anniversary message for your husband or wife. Use this 1st Anniversary Framed Print to display your wedding date and a beautiful photo from the special day, or this stunning Silver Plated Photo Frame will make an elegant gift for their anniversary. This Entwined Hearts Frame will look great on any bookshelf and can be engraved with a customised anniversary message. 

1st Anniversary Gifts for the Home

If you need a gift for your husband or wife that’s lasting, then try a personalised anniversary present for your home. This Anniversary Cushion features the married name, wedding date and can be a cozy addition to any chair or couch. Avoid any disputes over who gets to curl up with the pillow and get this Pair of Anniversary Cushions. Coffee and tea drinkers will make good use of these 1st Anniversary Mugs, each one can be uniquely personalised with one partner’s name and wedding date, and this 1st Anniversary Plate can be displayed in pride of place as a lasting memento of their 1st wedding anniversary. 

Paper-Inspired 1st Anniversary Gifts

The 1st Anniversary is represented by paper, so why not give them this Personalised Anniversary Year Book to commemorate the special day? Featuring news and events from a selected date this leatherette book can be embossed with the names of your partner in gold lettering. This delightful Gift Boxed Newspaper features an original publication of a major newspaper from the wedding day. Complete with a certificate of authenticity and a presentation box. For a gift that has a bit more, this Newspaper and Wine Set includes a bottle of fine red, and this 1st Anniversary Presentation Folder features a total of 3 newspapers. One from the wedding date and one for each of the couples birthdates. Add names and a message for a special touch. 

Keepsake 1-Year Anniversary Gifts

Give a gift that can be kept for years to come as a reminder of the special day. This Framed First Dance gift can be hung on the wall and features the first dance or special song from your wedding day celebrations. Add a photo and a personalised message to make a lasting keepsake for your significant other on your first wedding anniversary.  A Personalised Star of Fame can make a lighthearted gift from a husband or a wife and can be customised with a name and heartfelt message.  This Soulmate Glass Keepsake features a jade tinted glass block that can be engraved with a personalised anniversary note and will look great on your other half’s desk, and this Paper Wedding Chart contains interesting facts and events from your special day.  


The history and meaning behind 1-year anniversary gifts

What is a traditional 1-year anniversary gift?

The traditional 1-year anniversary gift is paper. Representing fragility yet substance, paper is a symbolic representation of a young marriage. At first glance, paper may seem delicate and vulnerable, much like a new union. However, taking a closer look, we realise that paper has a remarkable strength and ability to capture memories and tell stories.


In a young marriage, the first year is often a time of discovery and growth. Just like a blank piece of paper, each partner has the opportunity to write their own story and create a foundation for their future together. Paper symbolises the blank canvas upon which a couple can paint their dreams, aspirations, and shared experiences.


Furthermore, paper serves as a reminder of the importance of communication and expression in a young marriage. It encourages spouses to write love letters or heartfelt messages to one another, fostering a deep connection and understanding. It signifies the need for open and honest communication, as well as the vulnerability required to share one's thoughts and emotions.


In essence, the traditional 1-year anniversary gift of paper encapsulates the fragility yet substance of a young marriage. It represents the delicate nature of early beginnings, while also embodying the strength and lasting impact that can arise from a strong foundation.


What is the modern 1-year anniversary gift?

The modern 1-year anniversary gift is a clock, symbolising the passage of time and the value of each moment. It is a practical yet stylish token of love and appreciation. A clock serves as a constant reminder of the preciousness of time and the significance of every fleeting second spent together.


As a modern gift, the clock represents the progression of a couple's journey, reflecting the growth and development of their relationship over the past year. It signifies the commitment to making each moment count, cherishing the memories created and looking forward to the future experiences that lie ahead.


The clock as a 1-year anniversary gift carries both practicality and style. With a variety of designs available, it can be tailored to suit any taste or home decor. Whether it be a traditional clock with intricate hands or a sleek digital display, it serves as a beautiful and functional piece that adds elegance to any living space.


Furthermore, the clock symbolises the love and appreciation that exists between two people. As time passes, the bond between partners deepens, and this gift serves as a reminder of the affection and dedication shared. It emphasises the importance of spending quality time together, fostering a stronger connection and nurturing the relationship's growth.


In conclusion, the modern 1-year anniversary gift is a clock, representing the passage of time, a token of love, and appreciation. With its practical nature and stylish characteristics, it serves as a timeless symbol of commitment, reminding couples to embrace every precious moment spent together.


1st Wedding Anniversary Gift Ideas

When it comes to celebrating your 1st wedding anniversary, it is traditional to give a gift made of paper, symbolising the fragility and beauty of your new marriage. There are a variety of options that can be considered when it comes to choosing the perfect 1st wedding anniversary gift.


One popular choice is to turn your wedding memories into personalised photo cushions. You can have your favourite wedding photos printed onto cushions, allowing you to display and snuggle up with your cherished memories. These photo cushions are not only a beautiful keepsake, but they also add a touch of personalisation to your home décor.


Another option to consider is printing your wedding photos on photo mugs. Each time you enjoy a hot cup of coffee or tea, you can be reminded of the special moments you shared on your wedding day. These personalised mugs can be a thoughtful and practical gift that your spouse can use every day.


If you are looking for a more artistic way to showcase your wedding photos, canvas prints are an excellent choice. Having your favourite wedding pictures printed on canvas not only brings your memories to life but also adds a touch of elegance to any space. These canvas prints can become a stunning focal point in your home.


In conclusion, when it comes to 1st wedding anniversary gifts, there are several options to consider. Personalised photo cushions, photo mugs, and canvas prints are all excellent choices that allow you to cherish and display your wedding memories in a unique and meaningful way.