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You’ve been married a full year—congrats! Celebrating your first anniversary means getting to remember all those important moments from your big day and your first year of marriage. Choosing a gift for your significant other for this special day can be fun, but it can also be a little daunting.
Do you have to get your partner a paper gift, which traditional etiquette suggests for the first anniversary? Of course not! While it can be nice to uphold that tradition (and there are lots of creative paper options out there), feel free to start your own. That’s one of the best parts of a partnership—having your own rituals and traditions that are unique to you as a couple. Your first anniversary gift can be a reflection of what you love to do as a couple—whether it's playing games together, entertaining with friends or even just reading together in bed at the end of a long day.
We’ve chosen our favorite first anniversary gifts to help you with your search. Good luck!
Finch and Cotter Custom Constellation Map
Their love was written in the stars, so fulfill the paper tradition with a custom star map poster. Choose a date and location important to the couple (like their wedding day), and the gift will be personalized with an exact replica of the sky at that time and place. You can also customize the poster further with a short message below the map.
Pictura Poema Custom First Anniversary Gift
Relive the big day with another traditional paper gift—this sweet custom portrait. Choose from a digital-only image which you can print yourself or get one mailed to you. Whatever method you choose, make sure to gift the print in a frame so it's ready to hang.
"Date Night In"
The couple that cooks together stays together, especially with a cookbook dedicated to making special at-home meals as a couple. Plus—a cookbook ticks the box for a paper gift!
If you love to experiment in the kitchen together, check out this round-up of favorite cookbooks for newlyweds.
"American Whiskey, Bourbon, and Rye"
For the cocktail connoisseur, treat him to a paper gift he'll truly get the most use out of. Featuring notes and reviews on more than 300 whiskey distilleries, this guidebook will turn him into a beverage expert. Pair with his favorite whiskey of choice so he can truly get into the spirit.
Parachute Cloud Cotton Bathrobe
Chances are, you and your significant other could probably use a little rest and relaxation, and what better way to have it than with the coziest of lounging clothes? This bathrobe actually does feel as light and soft as a cloud and comes in three colors—get one for your partner and one for yourself.
Artifact Uprising Color Series Photo Books
Celebrate your first anniversary by gifting your partner this modern photo album, customized with photos of your first year of marriage together. With six cover colors and two foil options, start a tradition of making these photo books for each passing year and anniversary.
Brooklinen Linen Core Sheet Set
Linen sheets are equal parts practical and luxe—and linen is a long-lasting material that only gets better with time (just like your relationship!).
For more great bedlinen ideas, take a look at our list of favorite bedding to put on your registry.
Personalized Compact Swivel Cheese Board
This is no ordinary cheese board. This customizable beauty fans open to reveal a multi-tiered surface for all your entertaining needs. Not only that, it comes with a handy hidden drawer at the bottom of the board that stores a cheese fork and two cheese knives.
Custom Reel Viewer
Create your very own version of the beloved childhood classic, the reel viewer. Compile your favorite photos of the two of you—from your first year of marriage, or your wedding day, or just a collection of your most beloved memories together as a couple! Whatever pictures you choose, your partner will be equal parts delighted and touched by this retro-style gift.
Abcdna Similie Curved Glasses
Ditch the mismatched wine glasses that are collecting dust in your cabinet and gift your significant other these delicate, peach-colored beauties. You’ll be sipping that celebratory anniversary wine in a much better style than before.
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New York Times Custom Front Page Puzzle
Looking for a unique and interactive gift for your partner on your first year anniversary? Choose the front page of the New York Times from the day of your wedding and turn it into a puzzle! Fun tip—after you’ve done the puzzle together, glue it down to a piece of cardstock and frame it!
Brooklyn Brew Shop Quarterly Brew Club and Starter Kit
If your significant other has been wanting to try out brewing beer, this starter kit will be a great way to start experimenting. Plus, if they love it as much as they thought they would, they can sign up for a subscription so ingredients are shipped quarterly.
Coral Entertainments Camera Lens Kit
Whether you and your partner are casual selfie-takers or more serious smartphone photographers, this easy-to-take-anywhere lens kit will make capturing all of your favorite moments a little more fun. With a macro lens, a super wide angle lens, and a slew of other accessories to go along with those, you’ll get the perfect picture every time.