These are the best 1st wedding anniversary gift ideas for your husband or wife.
If you’re approaching the special milestone of your first anniversary, these ideas are for you!
1st Wedding Anniversary Gift Ideas
There are endless ideas when it comes to anniversary gifts.
I remember when my husband and I were getting ready to embark on our first wedding anniversary. I was overwhelmed with the enormous variety of options.
Coming up with that perfect gift is hard, especially when there are so many amazing choices to choose from.
That’s why in this post, we’re helping you narrow it down. We’ve included the best traditional, modern, and unique 1st year wedding anniversary gift ideas for your husband or wife!
What is the Traditional Gift for a 1 Year Anniversary?
The traditional one-year anniversary gift is paper. Paper is meant to be symbolic of a blank slate and the new life you and your partner are creating together.
A fresh, delicate, and new opportunity for you two to fill pages of life together.
Should You Get a Gift for a 1 Year Anniversary?
Whether you choose to get a gift for your one-year anniversary ultimately comes down to your and your spouse’s expectations and preferences.
Some couples enjoy exchanging gifts as an expression of love and celebrating each milestone.
Others find different ways to celebrate the occasion.
Whatever you decide, just make sure to communicate with your partner so that you both are on the same page as to what is expected for your anniversary celebration.
Best Traditional One-Year Anniversary Gifts
If you’re looking for a traditional first year anniversary paper gift idea, these ideas are for you:
This “Our First Year Together” notebook is a thoughtful way to celebrate your one year anniversary. You get to choose from a variety of notebook covers.
Also, you can have your and your spouse’s name printed on the front giving it a personalized touch. Fill this notebook with favorite memories you’ve shared, plans for the future, and even love letters!
Give the traditional gift of paper for your 1st anniversary with this “Anniversary Date Folded Book”. Choose from a variety of book covers and colors.
A fun idea is to select a color to match one of the colors from your wedding.:) When you open this book it displays your wedding date!
This “Personalized Penguin 1 Year Anniversary Gift” is a thoughtful and simple way to commemorate the milestone!
You get the option to choose what you want painted on the stone as well as on the little note card. Your spouse will love this cute personalized gift!
Turn your first dance song into a work of art! This “First Dance Song with Photo” is a beautiful 1st wedding anniversary gift for your husband or wife.
A picture from your wedding day will be surrounded by the lovely lyrics of your first dance song. Every time you look at the photo you’ll be reminding of the special day you said “I do”.
Celebrate your first wedding anniversary with a vintage “Personalized Newspaper”. This meaningful gift comes personalized with a Happy 1st Anniversary headline with your and your spouse’s name and wedding photo.
One of our favorite things about this anniversary personalized newspaper gift is that it is digital. Making the gift not only thoughtful but also an easy and affordable option.
This “Custom Coordinates Where We Said Yes” is a lovely anniversary gift! Choose from a variety of print sizes and frame colors.
Your custom coordinates carefully printed and framed make a beautiful personalized art piece that you can enjoy looking at for years to come!
Transform your favorite photo into a modern and minimalistic design! This “Custom Couple Line Drawing” is a unique yet traditional 1st year wedding anniversary gift for your husband or wife.
You can customize with different background colors and add your names to the line drawing making it extra special!
Best Modern One-Year Anniversary Gifts
If you’re looking for modern gift ideas for your first year anniversary, these are for you:
Create your very own “Photo Cube” with pictures of you and your spouse! This anniversary gift is sure to put a smile on their face.
As you look through the photo cube you’ll be reminded of the special memories you’ve shared your first year as a married couple!
Capture the special moment you said I do with a “Custom Star Map”! This personalized 1st year anniversary gift idea is unique and romantic.
Your custom star map will serve as a reminder of the once in a lifetime moment you two shared!
This “Anniversary Journal” is a thoughtful and personalized gift. It comes with your names printed on the cover as well as your wedding date.
It includes custom pages with writing prompts for you to record your 1st through 60th wedding anniversaries together.
Start tracking special milestones by gifting this anniversary journal to your spouse on your 1st wedding anniversary!
This personalized “Intersection of Love Photo Print” is a beautiful 1st wedding anniversary gift for your husband or wife!
It includes your names and important dates that you first crossed paths. It’s a special framed photo print you both can cherish for years to come!
In honor of the traditional paper one year anniversary, consider gifting your spouse a “Gold Paperclip Bracelet”!
If your spouse loves jewelry, this paperclip bracelet is a wonderful way to commemorate year one with a little sparkle.
This “Gold Paperclip Bracelet” comes with the added embellishment of a personalized charm!
If you’re looking for a 1st anniversary wedding gift that is traditional, jewelry, and personalized, this gold paperclip bracelet with a charm is perfect!
If your spouse wears an apple watch, this “Engraved Leather Watch Band” is for them!
This thoughtful gift comes engraved with a personalized message in your handwriting.
Your husband or wife will be reminded of your love every time they wear their watch band!
This “Date Night In” journal is a special 1st year wedding gift for your husband or wife that you both will enjoy!
It’s filled with quizzes, prompts, and chances to draw the story of how you met.
If you’re looking for a wedding anniversary gift that is fun, thoughtful, and will deepen your connection as you walk down memory lane, check out this date night in journal!
This beautiful “Where It All Began Custom Map” is perfect for a romantic occasion like your 1 year anniversary!
There are a variety of map design styles to choose from.
The place “Where it All Began” with your spouse will be marked with a heart on this custom map.
Best Unique One-Year Anniversary Gift Ideas
If you’re looking for unique first year anniversary gift ideas, these are for you:
Is your spouse a fan of jigsaw puzzles? If so, they will love this “Intersection Of Love Personalized Jigsaw Puzzle”!
The puzzle comes custom printed with both of your names and wedding date year.
Spend quality time together doing a jigsaw puzzle commemorating the special year that you said I do!
This “First Anniversary Scrapbook” is a unique and traditional 1st wedding anniversary gift.
The cover is marked “One year down, forever to go” making it perfect for your first year together as a married couple.
Capture your cherished memories in this first anniversary scrapbook. It will make a special keepsake to look back as the years go by!
Write your spouse a special message for your one year anniversary! This “Message In a Bottle” is a thoughtful gift that will bring a smile to your partner’s face.
You can purchase this message in a bottle to come as a blank or customized letter. Roll up the love letter and place it in the cute little jar!
Create a special work of art with your spouse!
This “Custom Love Is Art Kit” is a creative way to capture your love.
If you’re looking for a unique one-of-a-kind gift idea, be sure to check out this custom love art kit!
This beautiful “Our Love is Timeless Personalized Hourglass” is a gorgeous anniversary gift!
It comes with your and your spouse’s name and wedding date on the glass, making the hourglass a special keepsake.
Give your spouse the unique gift of these “Custom Playing Cards”!
Personalize these playing cards to include any fun photos or designs that you have.
This “This Push Pin Map” comes with 50 wooden heart pins for you and your spouse to mark the places you have traveled.
If you and your spouse love traveling, this makes a wonderful 1st anniversary gift!
Over the years push a heart pin into each location on the custom map as you check it off your list.
Final Thoughts Best 1st Year Anniversary Gift Ideas for Your Husband or Wife
As you approach your 1st wedding anniversary you’ll quickly discover that there are endless options for gift ideas.
I hope that this list of anniversary gift ideas has helped you to narrow down your search.
Whether you choose to go with a traditional, modern, or unique wedding anniversary gift idea, make it something special that you know your spouse will cherish.
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Chrissy Biamonte – Founder at Bold & Bubbly, your ultimate destination for date ideas, party planning tips, conversation starters, and more. With over 15 years in health and fitness, Chrissy is passionate about the balance between wellness and nurturing meaningful relationships. Join her at Bold & Bubbly where we explore, inspire, and create unforgettable moments!