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8 Paper (First) Wedding Anniversary Gift Ideas

It’s our first wedding anniversary today! That makes it a paper anniversary. We’ve decided that we’re going to stick with the traditional gifts in the traditional order.

Of course being a guy, Den automatically went “Well, what do I get you? A ream of A4?”

No, Den. No you don’t.

Here’s a list of paper-anniversary gift ideas for all you people out there who are about as creative as my husband and need a little inspiration.

Paper Anniversary Gift Ideas (aka 1st Wedding Anniversary Gift Ideas)

1. Books – Make it a special book. Whether it’s a beautiful coffee table book on a subject your partner loves, or a heavy cookbook (assuming they are a gourmand who loves to be in the kitchen) or an early edition copy of one of their favourite-ever novels, this is a beautiful present they can keep forever. Remember to write them a happy anniversary message in the front.

2. A Notebook – If your spouse is the type to always be having creative ideas, or writing notes, lists or poetry, then a beautiful journal that they can keep their private thoughts in is a lovely present to give.

3. Framed photo of the two of you – Photos are printed on paper, right? It still fits the theme! Find a favourite or even call your wedding photographer and organise a surprise print of one of your wedding photos that you can have mounted and framed for your sweetie.

4. Tickets – Your partner’s favourite band is touring this year? Or a musical they’ve been dying to see is coming up? Whether it’s concert, orchestra, opera, ballet or comedy, splash out on tickets for two as a great first paper anniversary present.

5. Voucher – Again, this fits with the paper theme but you can still make it nice. Get them a voucher to spend in their favourite shop, or a voucher for an amazing experience you know they’ll love, a day spa, or even a fancy restaurant.

6. Magazine Subscription – Not everyone wants to splash out too much on their anniversary – this is good news if it’s your paper anniversary (not so much when you get to diamonds!). Find out what your partner’s favourite magazine is (hint: check their stash of back issues for what they seem to read a lot of) and get your love a subscription to that title.

7. Tattslotto Ticket – You can look at this two ways – it could be the crappiest anniversary present ever or assuming lady luck is on your side, it could be the BEST ANNIVERSARY PRESENT EVER. “What did your wife get you for your anniversary?” “Oh, not much… only 10 MILLION DOLLARS!”

8. Wedding Vows – Have your wedding vows printed out nicely – either by a graphic designer, or hand-calligraphy and framed. If not your vows, then a special poem or reading that was done at your wedding or the lyrics to a song you included in your ceremony.

Anyone else got any lovely ideas for Paper Wedding Anniversary Presents? Do you do the traditional presents or ignore it altogether and go straight for the jewelry? (I wouldn’t blame you if you did!)

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21 comments for “8 Paper (First) Wedding Anniversary Gift Ideas”

  1. Posted by Amelia | March 5, 2010, 2:02 am

    I usually suggest a roll of Toilet Paper as a bit of a joke gift to newly weds!

  2. Posted by Year on the Grill | March 7, 2010, 8:22 am

    I gave my wife plane tickets to Jamaica… but now everyone flies paperless, so no help there

  3. Posted by Suz | March 18, 2010, 5:21 pm

    I love 365 post it notes with love lessages, one for every day of your first year. You can stick them everywhere :o )

    You can also get some pretty cool jewellery made from paper.

  4. Posted by Nicky | June 29, 2010, 6:51 pm

    We always stick with the gift list ideas, but give it twist to mix it up. It’s always fun seeing what tenuous present my husband has bought!

  5. Posted by Srinivasan | July 23, 2010, 4:06 am

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  6. Posted by Looking for Unique Gift Ideas | August 20, 2010, 6:21 am

    I gave a photo book on our first anniversary. I gathered the funniest and most special moments from our wedding with fun and meaningful titles under each of the photo.

  7. Posted by Laren Galloway | December 11, 2010, 7:24 pm

    A poem, for the romantic ones :)

  8. Posted by 1001 noc serija | December 17, 2010, 1:32 am

    Love messages all around your apartment. Nice words that reminds her (him) of some of the nicest moments of your relationship or marriage…

  9. Posted by Kate | January 9, 2011, 11:18 pm

    We just had our one year, and wrote each other love letters as our paper gift.

  10. Posted by Emma | January 11, 2011, 8:04 pm

    You guys have all blown me away with your fantastic ideas! Well, we’re coming up to our cotton anniversary in a couple of months… so you’ll have to jump to that post and add some more there for me too!

  11. Posted by Suanne | March 15, 2011, 7:15 am

    Money roses are a good alternative to giving cash (which is paper). Pretty origami can be a great home decor gift too! My website specializes in some of these things, but I’ve found great ideas in other Etsy stores as well.

  12. Posted by Zabranjeno voce | July 2, 2011, 9:31 pm

    Love poem? Specially written for the couple? I think it is a nice idea…

  13. Posted by Erin | July 22, 2011, 8:02 am

    Photo collages are fantastic romantic 1st anniversary gifts. I had one made for us and he loved it. See the work ProCollage can do. They are amazing artists! procollage.com

  14. Posted by Kraljica juga | September 14, 2011, 11:39 pm

    a nice weekend somewhere? just you two? :)

  15. Posted by Tajna starog mosta | October 11, 2011, 6:13 pm

    paper ones! love story… about you two! the most romantic thing you can ever expect!

  16. Posted by Tyra | December 14, 2011, 7:17 am

    These suggestions are great! I was thinking great anniversary gift ideas for him and I think a letter, card or scrapbook would be my first gift for him, and upon reading this, I was right! Something handmade or let’s say made of paper is one of the greatest ideas to be given.

  17. Posted by 20 minuta | March 20, 2013, 1:20 am

    Love letters :) :)

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  20. Posted by Cindy | December 30, 2014, 7:43 am

    You’ve got a bunch of great ideas there and I’d like to share another with you! If you’re looking for that perfect gift that will combine the traditional paper with the modern clock first anniversary ideas, then MyDayRegistry.com was made for you :)

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