A 1st wedding anniversary is super special because it means you have successfully navigated your first year of married life together. This is no mean feat!
Before shopping for a gift, consider what time of the year it is when it is your wedding anniversary. Christmas is a special time for most families, so if you are celebrating a wedding anniversary around the festive holiday period, you have double cause for celebration. However, even if you are celebrating your first wedding anniversary at a different time of the year, you still have plenty of gift options to choose from.
Paper is the traditional material to give for a first wedding anniversary, but more modern themes include clocks, plastic and jewelry. We’ve come up with some ideas surrounding these materials, as well as a few other great choices.
Jewelry Anniversary Gifts
Jewelry always makes a lovely gift for an anniversary, but if this is your first anniversary, why not mark the occasion with a necklace, bracelet or earrings.
Pearl is a traditional first anniversary gemstone. Pearl necklaces or earrings make a lovely gift, as well as a versatile accessory for any outfit. A pearl choker will add a touch of class to a Christmas party outfit, or if your wife is a fan of the understated look, buy her some pretty pearl earrings.
Gold jewelry is another good choice for a first wedding anniversary. You really can’t go wrong with gold: men and women both love gold jewelry, as it can be accessorized with any outfit. White gold is a modern choice, but don’t discount yellow gold, as it looks beautiful against pale skin. A heart-shaped locket will make a wonderfully romantic gift for a first wedding anniversary.
Outdoor First Wedding Anniversary Gifts
Clocks are a modern theme for the first anniversary. Does your loved one enjoy spending time out in the garden? If so, an outdoor sundial is a good choice for a first wedding anniversary gift. Alternatively, buy them an attractive wristwatch for everyday wear. There are plenty of affordable watches to choose from if you are shopping on a budget. Here are some other outdoor anniversary gift ideas!
First Wedding Anniversary Gifts for a Man
Buying an anniversary gift for him is difficult enough at the best of times, so give yourself plenty of time to find the perfect gift if your anniversary is fast approaching.
Whether you want a modern or traditional gift for your man, look at paperweights, picture frames or wall clocks. All of these are perfect for a first wedding anniversary. He will appreciate an attractive moleskin organizer to help him stay on top of his business and personal life. A photo frame is also a smart choice, especially if you add a nice photo of the two of you. He might even decide to take it to the office, so it can become a daily reminder of how happy he is!
Don’t leave your anniversary gift shopping until the last minute. For the best bargains shop online, but leave enough time for your gift to be delivered.