The first wedding anniversary is one of most special firsts in a married couple’s life. At finder.com.au, we have gift ideas that will make your first anniversary truly unforgettable.
Celebrating your first year of marriage does not only commemorate your wedding day, but every day since you said “I do”. It is a day to celebrate your partnership and all of the decisions and memories you have created. Finding the right gift is difficult, as it can be hard to find something that represents your relationship and demonstrates your admiration for one another.
Traditionally, paper was the material of the first anniversary gift. It represents strength, like the interwoven individual threads of the paper. While this might seem quite simple and boring for such an important day, you can be quite creative if you think along the lines of photo albums or sentimental books. In more recent times, the symbol of the clock has been adopted as the first anniversary gift because it symbolises a timeless love. Here you have the option of watches or even sundials.
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If you aren’t a stickler for tradition, the possibilities for anniversary gifts are still endless - flowers, jewellery or even holiday packages. The important thing to keep in mind is to find something that represents your unity as a couple and something that highlights what it is you love about your partner.
With so many options to choose from, finding the perfect unique gift to suit your husband or wife can be daunting and confusing. At finder.com.au, we have found some truly unique gift ideas to make your first wedding anniversary unforgettable.
How to choose gifts for your first wedding anniversary
Every relationship is different and you need to consider what your partner does (or doesn't) like, as well as how your relationship works. Sentimentality is essential for your first wedding anniversary gift. It is a chance to show your devotion and loyalty and could make your relationship even stronger. Here are some things to consider when choosing your special gift:
- What are some memorable moments you have shared over the course of your relationship?
From your wedding song to that delicious wine you shared on your first date, think about all of those moments you have shared with your husband or wife that have been unforgettable. It could be your first holiday together, or even just a movie that you both loved. These memories will surely give you inspiration in looking for in a sentimental first anniversary gift. Weaving these memories into your gift will definitely impress your partner.
- What are some of your spouse’s favourite things?
If your wife’s favourite flavour is chocolate, why not buy her some chocolate-scented candles? If your husbands’ favourite colour is blue, why not look into some silver and blue cufflinks? If you know your partner's favourite things, the possibilities are endless! Think about their favourite foods, wines, sports, hobbies, or even clothing brands. Your partner will surely be impressed with the detail you put into your gift.
- What kind of personality do they have?
Is your wife the type of person that loves to curl up with a good book? An e-book tablet might be the way to go. Does your husband spend most of the weekend mountain biking? Think about their personal qualities. Does your partner love adventure? Consider a spontaneous getaway! Or if your partner is especially sentimental, a photo album full of treasured memories is sure to get a great response.
- What are the traditional gifts for the first anniversary?
Paper is the traditional gift to give on your first anniversary. You can make a photo album or scrapbook, giving your gift a real personal touch. Carnations and pansies are the traditional flower gifts for the first wedding anniversary. Carnations come in an array of colours, so you can personalise the arrangement to suit your partner. They symbolise admiration – a beautiful way to tell your partner how much you respect and cherish them. Pansies represent a message of loving thoughts. If you are in a long-distant relationship, or you aren’t together on your first year anniversary, these are the perfect flowers to send the right message.
- What do their family or close friends suggest?
If you’re really stressing out about finding the perfect first anniversary gift, have a chat with your in-laws or friends – they may have a few ideas you haven’t thought of yet. However, whatever gift you decide to buy, make sure it’s personal. The best gifts are a reflection of thoughtful details.
Gifts for him
Global SYNERGY 7 Piece Knife Block from Kitchen Style
If your man is a whiz in the kitchen, he'll love this stainless steel knife set that he can use until your 10th wedding anniversary.View details
Gifts for her
Chantelle Large Tote with Shoulder Strap and Woven Edges by Melie Bianco from EverMe
Spoil your wife with a timeless tote leather handbag she'll treasure.View details
CHLOE Roses De Chloe Eau De Toilette Spray from StrawberryNET
Mark your anniversary with this beautiful floral scent your wife will absolutely adore.View details
Gifts to share
Weekend Bag with Matching Wash Bag from Innovations
For the travelling couple, this bag set is perfect for your little weekend adventures.View details
P.S. I Love You from DVDLand
Snuggle up on the couch watching your favourite romantic DVD together.View details
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Your first wedding anniversary is a day to reflect on the beautiful and challenging times of your marriage. This is why it is special and all the more reason to make sure you find a gift that represents your relationship, as well as something that will contribute to making it stronger.
With a diverse selection of retailers, you are sure to discover exactly what you need to make the day unforgettable. If you already have a wonderful gift idea in mind, you can search for it easily on finder.com.au and have your purchases shipped straight to your door with no hassle.Back to top