Congratulations! You’ve officially been married for one year. Can you believe it’s been 365 days since you tied the knot? You’ll need just the right first wedding anniversary gift to celebrate. Sure, it’s exciting, but also a little scary to shop for such a momentous present. The traditional first wedding anniversary gift is paper, but there are many ways to get creative with that category — or you could skip it all together and do your own thing. Either way, these are a few great first wedding anniversary gift ideas to get you started.
Personalized Anniversary Pushpin World Map
Your honeymoon was just the start of your adventures together! This vintage-inspired world map is customized with your names and anniversary date, making it a fun twist on the traditional paper gift. There are 100 pins to mark all the meaningful places to you as a couple, from places you’ve traveled together to hometowns and other significant spots. It comes framed and mounted on sturdy foam core.
Yours, Mine, and Ours Engraved Decanter Set
It’s time to toast your first year of marriage! This decanter set lets you do just that in style. Inspired by Art Deco, the trio includes two rocks glasses engraved with “Yours” and “Mine,” as well as a matching decanter inscribed with “Ours.” This is a set you’ll always want to display on your mini bar.
Create Your Own Reel Viewer
A throwback is always fun, and this one can be romantic, too. Now you can create your very own vintage reel viewer. All you have to do is curate a few favorite photos and then you can make your own reel with the redemption code included with your viewer. After you receive your custom reel, just put it in the viewer and you’ll see photos from your wedding and other favorite memories.
Personalized Movie Marquee Photo Print
Sometimes life really does feel like a movie. Create your own movie marquee print to commemorate your personal rom-com! You can make up your own movie title or choose from three suggestions inspired by popular romantic films, then add your names as the “co-stars” and a special date. Finally, choose from color, blackand white or sepia and you’re ready to see your names on the silver screen.
Savage X Fenty Lingerie Subscription
Here’s a gift that’ll amp up the romance throughout the year, not just on your anniversary. You can gift your wife a Savage x Fenty membership for $49.95 which allows her to pick out lingerie of her choice up to the $49.95 credit amount. As a member, she’ll get 25% off all styles and free exchanges so if the size isn’t right she won’t be charged. If she’s not in the mood for anything new she can “skip” the month and wait till the new seasonal styles come out. It’s kind of a gift for both of you!
The Love Lamp
Show your partner they light up your life – literally – with this smile-inducing lamp. The LED lamp features a heart-shaped “O” and is made with a red cedar base. The sweet yet simple design can be used in practically any space, ranging from a desk to a side table, to light up a room.
We Found Each Other Custom Puzzle
Celebrate the first place you met with this charming puzzle. Complete the bespoke 300-piece puzzle to see an aerial shot of your meeting place – the image captures one square mile. Made in the United Kingdom of thick wood pieces, it’s truly a one of a kind gift and shows your partner they are literally the last piece in your puzzle!
Personalized Cutting Board
Let your significant other know you’ve found the recipe for true love by getting your names hand-carved along the top of this functional and fashionable cutting board. You can use it as an actual cutting board for meal prep, or to display eats as a cheese plate or arrange appetizers. Handmade from maple wood, it’ll always make a statement on your kitchen counter.
Map of the Heavens
Another spin on the traditional first anniversary gift of paper, this hand-silkscreened poster shows your significant other that they’re your universe. When you can’t go stargazing this is the next best thing because it includes incredible detail of a selection of Northern Hemisphere constellations. Best of all, it glows in the dark, lighting up the stars as if you were staring into a telescope in the great outdoors.
Marital Bliss Game
Sometimes it’s fun to play games in relationships – if we’re talking actual games, that is. And this card game will do just the trick. Don’t expect your typical card game, since this one takes a full week. It’s full of sweet surprises, like sending your S.O. on missions like cooking dinner or picking up the groceries to rack up points. And technically, this present can tick off the traditional paper gift, too!
Personalized Hearts Four-Across Game
Game night is about to be taken to the next level! Essentially your very own version of Connect Four, the board can be customized with your names, anniversary date or a romantic message, along with the field of hearts. Handmade and carved from maple wood in North Carolina, it’s a game that everyone wins at.