50 Paper Anniversary Gift Ideas to Celebrate Your First Year of Marriage

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this personalized diary

Papier Minimal Photo Strip Diary

Minimal Photo Strip Diary

this personalized diary

Papier Minimal Photo Strip Diary

If your S.O. refuses to start the day without checking/updating their planner, help them stay up to date with this adorable diary that features a photo strip that can be personalized to showcase your fave memories together.

this gold personalized bracelet

BabyGold Engravable Multi Heart Paper Clip Bracelet

Engravable Multi Heart Paper Clip Bracelet

this gold personalized bracelet

BabyGold Engravable Multi Heart Paper Clip Bracelet

Who doesn’t love a new piece of jewelry, right? The on-theme gold gift can be personalized to include two hearts, one for you and one for your S.O., or three hearts if you have a baby (or fur baby!) you want to add.

this spicy book

The Adventure Challenge …In Bed

...In Bed

this spicy book

The Adventure Challenge …In Bed

Who said anniversary gifts couldn’t get spicy? This scratch-off book with 50 intimate adventures and games is a fun way to explore with your partner.

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this modern alarm clock

Hatch Restore 1

Restore 1

this modern alarm clock

Hatch Restore 1

If you want to go for the clock theme, do yourself (and your spouse) a favor by getting this modern alarm clock that will completely transform your time spent in bed (get your head out of the gutter). With soothing sleep sounds and a gentle sunrise alarm, it makes other alarm clocks look antiquated.

this paper scented candle

Literie Late Fees at the Library Candle

Late Fees at the Library Candle

this paper scented candle

Literie Late Fees at the Library Candle

If you’re a book lover, then you know books hold a certain je ne sais quoi. If your spouse is an avid page turner, they’ll surely love this paper and linen scented candle.

this adorbs orange blossom pj set

BedHead Pajamas Classic Long Organic Cotton Pajama Set

Classic Long Organic Cotton Pajama Set

this adorbs orange blossom pj set

BedHead Pajamas Classic Long Organic Cotton Pajama Set

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Personally, if I got this orange blossom PJ set for a first anniversary gift, I would fall in love with my partner all over again. Do with that information what you will.

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this personalized wedding print

TheModishHome Wedding Song Print

Wedding Song Print

this personalized wedding print

TheModishHome Wedding Song Print

Every couple remembers their wedding song, so why not make it a memory you can keep in your home for years to come?

these cards for future game nights

Actually Curious The Original Curiosity Edition!

The Original Curiosity Edition!

these cards for future game nights

Actually Curious The Original Curiosity Edition!

Sure, you’ve been married for one year, but there’s nothing wrong with getting to know your partner even more. With a focus on connection and good convo, this edition explores questions of background, values, and views on important issues.

this monthly book subscription

Cratejoy Books & More Subscription

Books & More Subscription

this monthly book subscription

Cratejoy Books & More Subscription

The paper theme was practically made for book lovers. Gift your novel-obsessed spouse with months of brand-new books to add to their growing collection with this subscription gift.

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this printed wedding song memory

Art Canyon Maps Wedding Song Lyrics Canvas Print

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Wedding Song Lyrics Canvas Print

this printed wedding song memory

Art Canyon Maps Wedding Song Lyrics Canvas Print

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Email a photo of yourself and the song that represents your relationship (maybe the first song at your wedding? Sniff) and receive a digital or hard copy print that combines the two. How could it be any more perfect?

these positive pocket-sized journals

BestSelf Partner Appreciation Notes

Partner Appreciation Notes

these positive pocket-sized journals

BestSelf Partner Appreciation Notes

These personal journals will help you and your partner capture the moments you appreciate about each other every day as you go through life together.

A romantic pair of cufflinks

PaperAnniversaryLove Wedding Song Cufflinks

Wedding Song Cufflinks

A romantic pair of cufflinks

PaperAnniversaryLove Wedding Song Cufflinks

Credit: Etsy

Alright, you’ve got a maximum of 15 words per cufflink, so get creative. Not sure where to start? Try the chorus to your favorite song.

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this 1000-piece puzzle

Le Puzz Match Made in Heaven

Match Made in Heaven

this 1000-piece puzzle

Le Puzz Match Made in Heaven

With one year down and many more to go, you two will have plenty of time to finish this vibrant 1000-piece puzzle with a very fitting name.

this peony paper bouquet

posieflowers Pink Peony Paper Flower Bouquet

Pink Peony Paper Flower Bouquet

this peony paper bouquet

posieflowers Pink Peony Paper Flower Bouquet

Whether you forgot to save the wedding bouquet or want to give flowers that won’t wither in a week, these paper peonies are the perfect way to commemorate your one year anniversary. No watering needed.

this adorable pet portrait

West and Willow Custom Pet Portrait

Custom Pet Portrait

this adorable pet portrait

West and Willow Custom Pet Portrait

If you two love birds are the proud parents of a fur baby, this gift will (selfishly) be perfect for both of you!

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this mindfulness journal

Intelligent Change The Five Minute Journal

The Five Minute Journal

this mindfulness journal

Intelligent Change The Five Minute Journal

Legend has it that a dose of mindfulness and gratitude a day keeps the doctor away. Trust, this journal is just what the doc ordered for your S.O.

this fun stamp set

Papier Good Day Planner Stamp Set

Good Day Planner Stamp Set

this fun stamp set

Papier Good Day Planner Stamp Set

This adorable set will let your S.O. stamp their style any and everywhere so they can personalize as many pages as their heart desires.

a set of paper incense

Jinen Oedo-Koh Incense

Oedo-Koh Incense

a set of paper incense

Jinen Oedo-Koh Incense

Paper incense aren’t a very traditional anniversary gift, but if your spouse doesn’t really do ~traditional~, these six high-quality fragrances are sure to be appreciated.

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some floral earrings

BaubleBar Lee Earrings

Lee Earrings

some floral earrings

BaubleBar Lee Earrings

Flowers they can wear forever might be a nice alternative to an IRL bouquet. These textured petals have pearls in the center of them that are both sweet and discreet enough for everyday wear.

a custom comic book

AJ Personalized Comics Personalized First Anniversary Comic Book

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Personalized First Anniversary Comic Book

a custom comic book

AJ Personalized Comics Personalized First Anniversary Comic Book

Now 30% Off

If you’re looking for a truly unique anniversary gift, it doesn’t get much better than a personalized comic book documenting your first year of marriage. All you have to do is upload all your favorite photos and memories from your wedding day and throughout the year, and this Etsy shop will create a custom comic book celebrating your paper anniversary. On theme and a cute keepsake you’ll treasure forever? Win-win.

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