1st Wedding Anniversary Gifts That Your Partner Will Love!

It doesn’t matter what present you give; what matters is the heart behind it.

We have everything you need, from unique paper prints and traditional clocks to delightful bespoke gifts and everything in between. You will find something that your partner will love!

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What is a good Anniversary Gift?

A good anniversary gift is a gift that has been thought about. 

The more personal and one-of-a-kind the gift demonstrates the love you have that you’ve gone above and beyond to commemorate this particular time between the two of you.

It’s also entertaining to mix up the traditional and modern gifts for each year. A gift with a sentimental meaning along with a thoughtful card is all that needs to be achieved.

The Perfect Gift suggestion for Him

This Large Drum Clock is perfect for him for your anniversary. We all know that men aren’t super sentimental, and they like practical gifts. But this has the more modern clock tradition, keeping it all sentimental and traditional, just with a modern twist.

Stylish and sustainable, this clock will look fantastic in his Man Cave or in the Bar you’ve made during the lockdown.

This is a real bass drum that has been converted into a wall-mountable clock. 

The side has been wrapped in a beautiful black wood grain around the outer layer and light wood grain for the clock face. Honestly, an excellent wedding anniversary gift idea!

The Perfect Anniversary Gift for Her

A Personalised Envelope Locket is such a lovely idea! It still incorporates the tradition of giving a paper gift as you can place inside a picture of your wedding day or a little note that your spouse can cherish for years and years.

The necklace can come in a Gold or Rosé Gold choice, and you can choose the desired chain length. 

Honestly, I think this is a beautiful, memorable gift that she can keep close to her heart forever. 

The Best Anniversary Gift for The Married Couple

first anniversary gift

The Personalised Wedding First Dance Song Cushion is a great thoughtful gift for a 1st Anniversary to give to the couple!

Unique to them, it will have the lyrics to their first dance song on the front and a little message from you on the back.

The cushions are handmade in Scotland by a family business that will go above and beyond to make sure that you get the product you want and that the packaging is luxurious.

This cushion will look perfect in any home sitting on the couch or their bedroom chair.

Gift Themes

If you are having trouble narrowing down your search, search by themes. Do you feel that the gift should be Romantic, Funny, Meaningful or perhaps a little adventurous!?

There are no wrong answers. You know your partner; you’ll know what gift is going to be the best.

Romantic Gifts

This is such a quirky gift! It’s an anniversary sign that is wonderfully hand-painted and can be read from three different perspectives utilising an optical trick.

This hand-painted using gouache is a unique way to commemorate and honour a significant life milestone. Each piece is manufactured entirely from scratch and personalised to your preferences using ingenious card engineering—a one-of-a-kind optical illusion created by hand.

With this brilliant, one-of-a-kind ‘A-Z of You’ Book, you can tell your other half how much you love them.

The lovely small ‘book’ comes foil embossed with every letter of the alphabet, allowing you to handwrite 26 reasons why they are amazing.

It is customised with the name of the person you are giving it to and has a trendy design.

Each piece of this fascinating artwork is handcrafted and one-of-a-kind.

Each design is handpicked to make sure that your gift is super unique and incredibly personal.

All of this was created with high-quality textured paper making this an ideal gift for a Paper Anniversary! 

Fun Gifts

This personalised jigsaw has your favourite photo printed on it!

The puzzle pieces are safely stored in a hardwood memento box with a vintage-style matchbox sleeve.

After putting the jigsaw back together, you might frame it properly and save the box for personal keepsakes or trinkets that need to be kept safe.

A playful and modern portrait, hand-drawn digitally to make each one completely unique, is such a fun gift!

Each illustration is unique and hand-drawn from your images, expressing the personality and style of the couple.

Any interior would benefit from the one-of-a-kind drawing.

Adventurous Gifts

Photography gifts are lovely for the first anniversary! So much can change in a year, and a photo is a great way to document it.

Make memories at one of the world’s most sought-after photography sites!

The scents of summer beneath dappled light streaming through trees overhead or the sense of autumn with its red-brown beauty create perfect backdrops to commemorate a special occasion.

Spend your wedding anniversary crafting each other a magnificent sterling silver gift or producing something together in our delightful craft studio in the rolling hills of Devon, just one mile from Torquay’s English Riviera shore.

It’s a beautiful thing to do together, and you’ll take home a one-of-a-kind and delightful keepsake produced with your own hands.

Meaningful Gifts

This is the ideal anniversary album for honouring your first year together, the family you’ve built, and the adventures you’ve enjoyed!

A Photo Album is a fantastic way of gathering your favourite images from your phone and transfer them to your living room shelves and coffee tables.

So wonderful for when your family come to visit, and they can flick through with you. Or when the children arrive, it’s nice for them to see how happy you are.

Make a lovely keepsake gift and a timeline of memories to be treasured and loved for years to come. 

Each frame is one-of-a-kind and can be customised to match your decor. Your photographs will be cropped to a square to suit the frames properly, and a backing colour of your choice will be added to create a stunning 3D impression as if the images were taken off the page.


Historical Wedding Anniversary Gift Ideas

The Traditional Gift - Paper

The first anniversary of your marriage is a significant milestone.

The meanings of anniversaries were presumably devised assuming that newlyweds would be broke after paying for the wedding; thus, the traditional first paper gift is very affordable!

Paper has been the traditional first-anniversary gift as the delicate yet strong properties of paper make it the perfect symbol for the first year of marriage. Consider personalised art prints, custom stationery, or a sweet album with your favourite photos.

One of our favourite paper anniversary gifts is the Personalised 3D Anniversary Framed Artwork listed above.

The Modern Gift - A Clock

While paper is the traditional first-anniversary present, a clock is a more modern option!

It’s easy to see why a clock would make an excellent symbolic gift as time is valuable, just like your relationship.

The clock is a perfect representation of your eternal love. It depicts how a year has passed, but more significantly, how many more years lie ahead.

How to Celebrate An Anniversary

Because anniversaries are such grand occasions, don’t be afraid to go all out! For each couple, this can signify different things.

You can either go out for a lavish meal or prepare a romantic home-cooked meal. Planning a getaway together, even if it’s only for a few days, is also a terrific option. Even something as simple as breakfast in bed or a trip in the woods can make the day feel extra special.


What is the first anniversary called?

Paper – Paper is regarded as the traditional first-anniversary gift since it represents the blank sheet pages on which you will write your new life chapter.

What are some anniversary quotes?

  • Real love stories never have endings.” 
  • “All that you are is all that I’ll ever need.” 
  • “The best thing to hold onto in life is each other.” 
  • “We loved with a love that was more than love.” 
  • “If I know what love is, it is because of you.”

How do you write happy anniversary in short form?

The term “anniversary” has only one abbreviation: anniv.


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