If you’re wondering whether you should be looking for a first wedding anniversary gift for the lady in your life, then the answer is yes. She might even be expecting you to make an effort because this is your first anniversary. You probably don’t need us to tell you but celebrating your wedding anniversary is going to become a very critical part of married life. So this year start things off on the right track by choosing first year anniversary gifts for her that will melt her heart.
The aims of celebrating wedding anniversaries are simple ones. You should be marking another year of wedded bliss, continuing to show your significant other half how much you still care, and cherishing your memories. Sounds pretty simple doesn’t it. However, for now you might be feeling a little worried. After all you’re still relatively new to the marriage game, and every day you’re learning more about each other but there’s still a way to go. Which leaves you in a bit of a quandary when it comes to buying gifts for your lovely wife. If you can get this gift occasion under your belt, future years are going to be a piece of cake. Without further ado, let’s get on with some ideas for first year anniversary gifts for her.
Traditional first anniversary gifts for her
Your first wedding anniversary is a celebration of the start of your journey along the sometimes rocky road of marriage. 365 days have passed and you’ve already negotiated a few ups and downs. Today is the day to show your wife how much you appreciate her support and understanding. There are lots of different categories of first year anniversary gifts for her including special, unique, sentimental, romantic, and traditional, which we’ll take a brief look at here.
The traditional theme for a first anniversary is paper, chosen because it is fragile and easy to tear. It may also be because your first year of marriage is like a clean sheet of paper, a new beginning in your passage through life.
Why not write your loving wife a poem on good quality paper? Or buy her tickets to a play, music concert or sporting event? An interesting piece of artwork, a scrapbook or photo album are also popular first year anniversary gifts for her. If you really feel like pushing the boat out why not give her aeroplane tickets to a dreamy destination? She might even want you to come along.
Modern gifts to celebrate a first anniversary
The modern theme for a first anniversary is a clock. That kind of gift speaks for itself. However, what kind of clock would make a first year anniversary gift for her? A personalised clock for the mantelpiece, an alarm clock and photo frame, or an elegant watch for her wrist, are just a few suggestions.
The gift of a clock will be perfect for your home, but if you’d like a gift that’s more personal for your lady read on for some more helpful ideas.
Give your wife gemstones or flowers for your first wedding anniversary gift
There are two types of pearl, cultured and natural, but both are unique in that they are created inside certain species of molluscs, such as oysters. When a foreign object finds its way into the creature’s shell a material known as nacre or mother of pearl is produced. Several layers of this natural substance will eventually form a pearl. Cultured pearls are created with a little human intervention. Pearls have a beauty all their own and can be made into exquisite items of jewellery, some classical and some more up to date.
A pansy is a small, colourful and delicate bloom that perfectly suits a first anniversary gift. Seldom seen in bouquets, this flower will look much better growing in the garden. However, not everyone is blessed with a spacious outdoor area, so give your wife a potted plant instead.
If all else fails, you should take her out for dinner. But before you resort to this tried and tested favourite, read on for some unusual 1st anniversary gifts for your wife.
Unusual first anniversary gifts for your lovely lady wife
It may have been a year ago that you first tied the knot, but that’s no reason to forget such a special day. Think of ways you can remember parts of the event, and get a talented artist to recreate them in a pencil drawing. You could give your wife a drawing of her wedding dress, the cake or an image of the two of you as cartoon characters if she’s got a good sense of humour.
If your wife is a touch romantic, why not give her a personalised novel, with yourselves as the main characters?
One last suggestion for the guy who wants to make his wife laugh, is a roll of toilet paper, with each sheet beautifully personalised with your wedding date and names. Bet she won’t be placing this on the loo roll holder for everyone to use.