first anniversary gift ideas

First Wedding Anniversary Gift Ideas

Tips + Advice // by Natasha Pavez

Congratulations are in order – it’s your first wedding anniversary! No doubt you’re planning on surprising one another with a gift to celebrate this happy milestone. If you want to stick to anniversary tradition, we’ve got your gift guide sorted, whether you choose classic wedding anniversary symbols or their modern counterparts.

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Traditionally, the first wedding anniversary is celebrated with paper gifts, symbolising the newness of marriage. It represents the blank slate on which your love story will be written, and the delicacy of your new status as Mr and Mrs – the years haven’t given you the strength only time can give. Alternatively, the modern couple opt for clocks on their first wedding anniversary, symbolising the eternity of your love. What style of gift will you be buying your sweetheart?

Falling in love wedding print

Falling in Love Print, Rachel Kennedy Designs

Personalised anniversary photo frame

Personalised Anniversary, Not on the High Street

Origami paper plane necklace from etsy.

Origami Paper Plane Necklace, ETSY

Surprise your sweetheart with a trip to their favourite location – you can symbolise this with a paper plane, or with plane tickets to the dream destination.

Anniversary crest print from uncommon goods

Anniversary Crest Print, Uncommon Goods


Kate Spade NY Hello Darling card set from Papier D'Amour

Kate Spade NY Hello Darling Card Set, Papier D’Amour

Send love notes to one another. Who said letter writing was a lost art?

Typography personalised flat notes and calling cards from Rifle Paper Co.

Typography Personalised Flat Notes and Calling Cards, Rifle Paper Co.

Personalised brown leather journal in british tan from Papier D'Amour.

Personalised Leather Journal in British Tan, Papier D’Amour

Georg Jensen Denmark Koppel Clock from Peter's of Kensington

George Jensen Koppel Clock, Peter’s of Kensington

Howard Miller Crosby Clock from Zanui

Howard Miller Crosby Clock,  Zanui

Kartell Tic & Tac orange nd maroon clock from David Jones.

Kartell Tic & Tac Clock, David Jones

World clock from Down That Little Lane

World Clock,  Down That Little Lane

Menu marble wall clock from Norsu Interiors.

Menu Marble Wall Clock, Norsu Interiors

Do you have any great first wedding anniversary gift ideas? We’d love to know! Connect with us & share your thoughts on social media.

For more gift ideas and loads of inspo, check out our super helpful QB wedding directory!