10 Exciting First Year Wedding Anniversary Gift Ideas

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Paper, not plastic.

These Paper Gifts for a First Year Wedding Anniversary Aren't Tearable

You did it, one year of marriage down. Many more are to come... if you pick out the perfect gift for your first anniversary.

Seeing as the theme is paper, we know that sounds a little bit rough. Do you draw them a picture on a blank sheet? Do plane tickets to an exotic location fall into the paper category? Why is it paper in the first place?

We've picked out the best gift ideas for the theme, but the explanation as to why paper is the traditional gift for the first anniversary doesn't have an exact answer. From it representing a blank slate to it symbolizing the fragility of marriage, there are many theories floating around the internet.

But you didn't come for a history lesson, though we're glad you stayed. Anyway, scroll below for some non-traditional traditional first year wedding anniversary gifts!

The Quiz Book For Couples

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Seeing as we're well-versed in quizzes, you probably saw a gift recommendation like this coming. This fun activity book puts your knowledge on your relationship to the ultimate test. How well do you really know your partner? Take these fun-filled quizzes to find out.

Personalized Message in a Bottle

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Write down any sweet message you can come up with, put it in this bottle, and your spouse will cherish it forever. After all, what's more romantic than a message in a bottle?

A Year of Gratitude

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Filled with 52 thank you cards (one for every week of the year), you can write down all the things you'd like to thank your spouse for doing over your first year together. So if you aren't married yet, you better order this now.

Your Wedding Song Lyric Poster

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Have the lyrics to your wedding song printed out on this stunning print to cherish forever and ever. It makes a heartfelt piece of decor everyone will want to know the story to.

The Romantic Coupon Book

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Get your romance on whenever you or your spouse want with this cutesy coupon book. From date night or candlelit dinner to a passionate kiss or champagne and chocolate, there is an endless supply of discounts and freebies your will surely enjoy.

Custom Wedding Photo Paper Portrait

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An anniversary gift unlike any other, turn your favorite wedding photo into a stunning handmade paper portrait. It will set you back a pretty penny however, costing upwards of $800.

Hand-Painted Wedding Portrait

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If you can't shell out hundreds of dollars, this hand-painted piece may be better suited for your budget. Gorgeously crafted using watercolors, it's a gift you'll cherish for years and years.

The Bucket List For Couples Book

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Now that you have one year under your belt, plan for the next 100 years by filling out this bucket list together. What do the two of you hope to do throughout your relationship?

Paper Rose

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Just like your love, this paper rose will never fade away. It'll last forever and ever, even after the two of you have passed on.

'Happy 1st Wedding Anniversary' Toilet Paper

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For the couple that isn't too keen on the idea of celebrating anniversaries, this gag gift is right up your alley. It tells your partner you love them in this most hilarious way possible.

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