One year of bliss.
It’s been 365 days of sublime happiness! Well, maybe not. We’re sure you’ve had your ups and downs, but you are on the other side now. You have made it through a full year of marriage, meaning you are now a veteran, and that’s reason to celebrate your first wedding anniversary.
While we hope you have many, many wedding anniversaries to come, the first one is always exciting. What better way to look back on how far you’ve come than with wedding anniversary gifts to show the one you love how much you still adore them?
Whether you go for personal and sentimental, fun and exciting, or just useful, there are some pretty great and unique first anniversary gifts.
1. The Chef & The Dish Cooking Class
A cooking class with The Chef & The Dish lets you video conference a chef based in Italy, Thailand, Japan, Spain, Turkey, New Orleans, and more places, into your home for a private cooking experience. Together, you and your chef whip up a meal authentic to that region.
(The Chef and the Dish, $299 for 2 people, and gift certificates start at $50)
2. Gold Top Boombox
A keepsake memory box filled with custom-designed and printed personal messages and photos, this makes for an emotional and unforgettable gifting experience for a first wedding anniversary. You can gather up all of your favorite photos and memories from your engagement, bridal shower, wedding day and honeymoon.
(Boombox Gifts, starts at $100)
3. Olive & Cocoa Customized Serving Tray
A perfect marker of life’s monumental milestones, this rustic tray is handcrafted in the USA and can be customized with a last name up to 12 characters, plus the year of marriage.
(Olive and Cocoa, $148)
4. Monthstone Necklace
Commemorate your one-year with a stone that represents the month you tied the knot. The Lulu DK Monthstone Necklaces has a stone for every month and every special moment.
(Lulu DK, $58)
5. Pepper & Cream Frasier Backpack
Let your love know that wanderlust is on the mind. The Pepper & Cream Frasier Backpack is a perfect essential for the couple who loves adventure, no matter how big or small.
(Lulu Dharma, $68)
6. Bling Brush
This shiny gold pen-size brush uses soft bristles to erase buildup on jewels (both real and faux) for a sparkly result that will have your bride’s diamond ring looking good as new.
7. Photo Blankets
Collage.com’s Photo Blankets are the absolute best way to celebrate a first year anniversary. Create a fun photo collage of all of the memories you’ve experienced in your first year together.
8. truMedic Foot Massager
Celebrate the fact that you made it through year one with a gift that will help relieve the stress in the years to come. truMedic’s foot massager is the perfect gift to give, especially if the idea of touching your significant other’s feet is not what you call “romantic.”
9. Rose & White & Yellow Gold Earrings By Diamond Vault
Traditionally, the first anniversary is all about gold. So why not say “I love you” in three different ways: rose, white and yellow gold?
(Search for Jewelry, $3,612)
10. Sterling Silver Engravable 2 Disc Pendant
The Engravable 2 Disc Pendant by Jewlr is the perfect keepsake to celebrate a first anniversary. Add custom engravings to each disc to celebrate the first of many years to come.
11. Block Monogram Octagon Gold Signet Ring
The Block Monogram Octagon Gold Signet Ring is a thoughtful first anniversary gift. Add monogrammed initials to make a special gift that quickly ships within 3-5 days of ordering.
(Eve’s Addiction, $122.50)
12. Lana Pearl Stud
The Lana Pearl Stud makeS a great first anniversary gift for her. Simple and elegant pearl detail make these perfect for wearing out to celebrate this special milestone, as well as everyday.
(The 9th Muse, $73)
13. Eternity Band
a wonderful first-anniversary gift would be a lab-grown diamond eternity band. Your significant other can stack it with her engagement AND weddings rings, or wear it alone on her right hand. Plus, lab-grown diamonds can be anywhere from 20-40 percent less expensive than mined diamonds.
(Clean Origin, starting at $990)
14. First Dance Lyrics on Canvas
This is a personalized canvas using your words and making them into a heart shaped design. It can be customized to your liking, and you can yse your vows, first dance lyrics, or any other words you would like.
15. The You + Me Notebook from Happily
Happily has created this special book to highlight and recount all of the amazing moments you’ve shared together as a couple. Add pictures, ticket stubs, love notes and all the memories that make your relationship special.
(The Happily.co, $25)
16. First Anniversary Embroidered Toilet Paper
The traditional first anniversary gift is paper, so this play on what constitutes paper and is on toilet paper makes a great gift. The toilet paper comes wrapped in cellophane and tied with red and white curling ribbons.
17. Trollbeads Twisted Silver Bangle
Trollbeads jewelry is made from the highest quality raw materials, including 18k gold, sterling silver, Italian Murano glass, freshwater pearls, amber, and precious gemstones. This Twisted Silver Bangle features 2 Silver Spacers and a White Pearl Bead.
(Trollbeads Akron, $169)
18. ICEMULE Urbano
The new ICEMULE Urbano backpack cooler is the perfect gift for the outdoorsman in your life, guaranteed to keep drinks and food ice-cold all day as it has an ice retention of 48+ hours. The Urbano is ultra-tough as it has welded seams, weather-proof pockets, and is 100 percent waterproof (it floats!).
(Icemule Coolers, $224.95)
19. Hardcover Photo Book
The classic appeal and archival quality of this memory book makes it a welcome addition to anyone’s home. The Hardcover Photo Book has thick, 100 percent recycled pages, and an editorial cover that can be customized with your favorite photos.
(Artifact Uprising, $59)
20. CBD Massage Oil
This massage oil with exquisite essential oils of Lavender, Cedarwood, and Grapefruit is made with pure CBD isolate and thoughtfully formulated for the ultimate relaxation experience. Between the senses of touch and smell, it’s the perfect addition to any romantic night in with your significant other.
(Ology Essentials, $39-$110)
21. Paperwallet Slim Wallet
One big problem with things made out of paper is that they don’t last. Paperwallets are made from a different kind of paper called Tyvek material, which makes them durable, extremely lightweight, as well as expandable for maximum functionality.
22. Eligere Studios Customizable Luxury Tee
Customize a luxury tee for your honey for your first anniversary. You can have it say anything from “I love you” to your bae’s name to “forever” to an inside joke or nickname.
(Eligere Studios, $148)
23. Answer Necklace by BodyBloom Jewelry
This stunning piece symbolizes the key to happiness, commitment and marriage. Available in 18K yellow gold, 18K white gold, or 18K rose gold, you can also customize between a high-polished or matte finish for your loved one. The pieces is unisex so both can have a matching special piece.
(BodyBloom Jewelry, $5,500)
24. The Narrows Dark Sandalwood & Charcoal Wood Watch
With its dark chocolate coloring and high quality finishes, this is both a stylish accessory and a sentimental gift which can be personalized with custom text or an image. It also comes packaged in a beautiful wooden gift box.
(Wood in Philosophy, starts at $149)
25. BOS Drinkware Napa Wine Chiller
Great for couples who enjoy relaxing with a bottle of wine but are too busy to chill the bottle, the Napa Wine Chiller is perfect for keeping in the freezer and using it when you’re ready to have a drink. The gift also comes with an option to personalize it with an engraving.
(Original BOS, $20)
26. Our Q&A A Day: 3-Year Journal for 2 People
You may keep your own journal, be it a blog or diary, but do you have a couples version? This is great to spark a conversation, with a different question to answer each day and only enough room for a sentence or two each. You can also see how your answers change each year!
27. The Big Activity Book for Couples
This activity book is chock-full of games, puzzles, quizzes and more. Some of the games will ask you to work together for a sense of accomplishment through bonding, while others will allow you to get to know your sweetheart a little better through questions and quizzes.
28. Hollow Book Safe
Book safes are an age old way to stash your treasures, and you can use them while traveling to hide your items. Not only are book safes fun to possess, they also make a cool, unique gift.
29. “Where It All Began” Throw Pillow
Where did the love story begin? Whether the locale was grand, simple or somewhere in between, this pillow celebrates the start of something special.
30. Personalized Wooden Bird Feeder
Whether you love watching birds or just like being a bit cheesy, this personalized bird feeder is a perfect addition to your home.
31. Thermoelectric Freestanding 12-Bottle Wine Fridge
Celebrate your first anniversary with a glass of wine chilled in NewAir’s Thermoelectric Freestanding Bottle Wine Fridge. Its space-friendly, compact size fits on your countertop, and this low-noise fridge is one of the quietest on the market.
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