27 of the Best 1st Anniversary Gift Ideas That Will Make Your Partner Swoon

Celebrate this special occasion with an unforgettable present

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Your first anniversary as a married couple is a momentous occasion. So what’s the best way to mark such an important milestone? The traditional 1st-anniversary gift is considered to be paper, while the modern gift is a clock, which commemorates the passage of time over this important first year. It's also great to consider a personalized gift—it's something that will always leave a lasting impression and may become a treasured heirloom.

No matter what gift you choose, it’s the sentiment behind it that matters. From unique paper prints and classic clocks to fun custom presents—and everything in between—we’ve got you covered.

Here, the best 1st-anniversary gift for every couple.

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Picture Poema Custom First Anniversary Couple's Portrait

custom-art

Courtesy of Etsy

Sure, you may have an album full of wedding photos from the big day, but a custom couple’s portrait is an extra special way of capturing the moment you said "I do!" This hand-illustrated portrait can be customized with everything from the flowers and favorite pets that were included on that special day.

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Estelle Colored Glass Cakestand

cakestand

 Courtesy of Estelle's Colored Glass

Traditionally, the couple enjoys a piece of their wedding cake on their 1st anniversary. Whether you froze a portion of it or are recreated the flavors in a fresh cake for the occasion, you'll want to serve it in style. This hand-blown stand is perfect to show off the special dessert—and many more to come.

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Made By Rheal Palette Swatch Woven Art Throw

throw

 Courtesy of Etsy

This woven cotton throw will add a painterly touch to a bed or sofa. Lightweight, yet warm, it's the perfect thing to cozy up under for an evening of Netflix together.

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Jacqueline Schmidt Mates For Life Print

Mates for life

 Courtesy of Uncommon Goods 

True love can be found anywhere— land, sea, or sky. Artist Jacqueline Schmidt illustrates those special species who have chosen to be mates for life. This whimsical print is ideal for the nature lover or romantic at heart.

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Finch and Cotter Custom Star Map

Star Poster

 Courtesy of Finch and Cotter

Capture the night that the stars aligned with this custom map. The poster features a snapshot of the night sky on the evening of your wedding and is customizable with ink color and font choices to make it personal.

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Parachute Cloud Cotton Robe

Robe

 Courtesy of Parachute 

Still on cloud nine after a year of wedded bliss? This super-soft robe will keep you wrapped up in the dream. While this gift may not fall under the traditional or modern categories, it's something your spouse will be thrilled to put on every day.

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Paper Rose Co. Paperversary Bouquet

Paperversary Bouquet

Courtesy of Paper Rose Co

Wishing you had more than just pictures of the dreamy flowers from your big day? Now you can! Immortalized your wedding bouquet with this whimsical paper version. Just the right gift for your paper anniversary.

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Mark and Graham Sarah Chloe Homme Square Cufflinks

Sarah Chloe Homme Square Cufflinks

 Courtesy of Mark and Graham

Every guy needs a great pair of cufflinks and a first anniversary is a perfect excuse to give them to him! This pair is made of sterling silver with a custom monogrammed so he’ll know that these cufflinks, like you, will always be his.

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Nellianna Origami Wall Clock

Origami Wall Clock

 Courtesy of Etsy

The traditional and modern 1st-anniversary gifts meet in this delicate paper clock. This contemporary design displays intricate craftsmanship and comes in a range of fresh colors that will suit any decor.

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New York Times Custom Front Page Puzzle

Times puzzle

  Courtesy of Uncommon Goods

The biggest news on the day you were married—your wedding of course! While it may not have made the front page of the New York Times, you can celebrate your special day with this custom front page puzzle which features the date you tied the knot.

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Fluid Calligraphy Handmade Cotton Anniversary Gift

Handmade Cotton Anniversary Gift

 Courtesy of Etsy

This sweet print perfectly captures the sentiment of a first year as a married couple. The quote from Robert Browning is beautifully hand-printed in calligraphy on cotton paper.

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Create Your Own Reel Viewer

Reel Viewer

 Courtesy of Uncommon Goods

Take a walk back down the aisle with this retro toy. Customized with favorite memories from the big day, this is a gift that will bring back those wedding day vibes.

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Artifact Uprising Color Series Photo Book

Photo book

  Courtesy of Artifact Uprising

The first year of marriage has left you with stories to tell—and now you can! This modern photo book lets you create a collection of images for every season or year, with customizable options for format, design, and personalization. With so many memories of an epic year, this gift will be one you’ll revisit again and again.

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Minted Heart Snapshot Mix Photo Art

Heart Snapshot Mix Photo Art

Courtesy of Minted

All the memories closest to your heart are featured in this photo collage artwork from Minted. Customize it with favorite photos from your time as a couple or your first year together— this is a gift that will animate the heart!

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ZaavyAnne Paper Anniversary Custom Paper Cut Portrait

Paper Anniversary Custom Paper Cut Portrait

 Courtesy of Etsy

This custom paper cut portrait from Etsy helps you show your sentiments with paper! This striking handmade artwork features a couple’s silhouette with personalized lettering that floats against a dreamy watercolor galaxy background.

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Sleepy Jones Marina Pajama Set

Marina Pajama Set

Courtesy of Sleepy Jones

Is there anything cuter than a couple in matching pajamas? This cute set, available for both men and women, is an absolute must if you’re looking to accessorize your breakfasts-in-bed together.

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Lea Redmond "Letters to My Love"

Letters to My Love

Courtesy of Amazon

Nothing spells romance like handwritten love letters. This keepsake collection of aerograms is meant to be filled with all the sweetest sentiments to your one true love—words that will be cherished forever, no matter where the road may take you.

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Minted Your Vows as a Letterpress Art Print

Your Vows as a Letterpress Art Print,

 Courtesy of Minted

The vows made on a wedding day are the deepest sentiments of love and commitment for your beloved— this is the perfect anniversary is a perfect time to revisit them. Instead of tucking them away, make them a part of your everyday! This letterpress print puts these meaningful words on to paper so you’ll always remember them.

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Aili Jewelry Diamond Heart Necklace

Diamond Heart Necklace

 Courtesy of ABC home

This delicate gold necklace says it all. The diamonds represent the strength of love and fidelity—she'll wear it every day and think of you.

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The Anniversary Journal

The Anniversary Journal

 Courtesy of Uncommon Goods

It might be your 1st-anniversary, but there are so many more to come! This journal lays it all with custom pages that make it easy to capture all the special moments of your love. As a special keepsake, this book makes it easy to revisit every memory and milestone as you move through life together.

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Journey Print Shop Custom Anniversary Art

Custom Anniversary Art

Courtesy of Etsy

If you and your beau have traveled near and far to special places close to your heart, this custom art is the perfect way to illustrate your journey as a couple. Choose the maps you’d like to feature along with names and a date for a sweetly sentimental piece of artwork that captures the road to love.

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Artifact Uprising Wedding Layflat Photo Album

Wedding Layflat Photo Album

Courtesy of Artifact Uprising

A 1st-anniversary is the perfect time to revisit memories from your wedding day. Fill this customizable album with wedding photos or fun, candid snapshots from the celebration.

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Love Poems

Love Poems

Courtesy of Amazon

This petite book compiles some of the truest sentiments of romance. From ancient poets to modern masters, these words, immortalized on paper, will capture the feelings that send your heart aflutter.

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Leatherology Spiral Wrap Journal

Spiral Wrap Journal

 Courtesy of Leatherology

Reflecting on your journey as a married couple is a perfect way to mark the milestone of one year as a married couple. This monogrammed leather journal is a beautiful place to record your deepest hopes and dreams for the future so you can revisit them as you move through life together.

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Wreath Love Co. Personalized Wooden Clock

Personalized Wooden Clock

Courtesy of Etsy

This personalized, modern clock marks a very special moment in time. Handcrafted out of birch wood, it comes with personalized engraving available in a range of different designs.

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Twine Boulevard Newlywed Anniversary Wine Carrier

Boulevard Newlywed Anniversary Wine Carrier

Courtesy of Wayfair

Sentimental wines that mark a special milestone are meant to be saved and enjoyed down the road. Store special bottles in this pinewood box—it's sweetly illustrated with love birds who, just like you, are ready to savor every last drop!

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Timex Weekender 40

Weekender 40

Courtesy of Timex

They say that some people wear their heart on their sleeve, and while that may be true, wearing an engraved watch on your wrist is seriously sentimental. This sporty watch is a classic piece that can be inscribed with a message of love.

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