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14 Traditional 1st Anniversary Gifts for Your Wife in 2024

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Paper is the traditional gift for the first anniversary. This anniversary chronicles the first of many for your marriage. Like paper, a young marriage can be delicate and fragile but if you handle it with love and care it can last a lifetime. Paper also represents new beginnings and a blank page on which to write the next chapters of your love story.

Husband surprising his wife with a gift while they are seated on their living room couch

Popular gift ideas for your first year of marriage include wall art, memory books, stationery, and paper arts. Look to handmade and personalized items to turn an ordinary gift into an extraordinary one. Keepsakes are a great way to commemorate the first year of your marriage while serving as a daily reminder of your love.

Of course, no one knows your wife like you do and the most important thing to remember about choosing the right gift is to give something from the heart. Read on to discover unique first anniversary gift ideas that are:

Handmade 1st Anniversary Gifts for Her

The originality, quality and craftsmanship of handmade gifts is unmatched by mass produced items. Now that the handmade movement is accessible to online shoppers, finding the perfect handmade gift for your first anniversary is easier than ever. Choosing a handmade item for your wife also supports artists who are passionate about the things they make and craft them with love. 

Rainbows & Lilies 12x15 Heart Shaped Love Sign Handmade of Quilling Paper - Framed Inspirational Wall Art for Home or Office - Love Decor for Engagement, Bridal Shower & Wedding Gifts
Quilled Paper Heart Decor
  • Includes 12″ x 15″ wood frame
  • With plexiglass enclosure
  • And sawtooth hangers on the back
  • Handcrafted with a 3D effect
$36.99 USD

Dating back centuries, quilling is the art of using strips of paper that are rolled, shaped, and glued together to create decorative & artful designs. This unique first anniversary gift is a striking reminder of your love that can be beautifully displayed in any home or office.

Purple Pink Green Paper Origami Leaf & Glass Bead Earrings, 1st Paper Anniversary Mother\\\'s Day Gift
Origami Leaf Earrings
  • Features chiyogami Japanese paper
  • Paired with a glass bead
  • With stainless steel ear-wires
  • Size: 2.25″ x 0.75″
$28.50 USD

These handmade earrings featuring origami paper folded leaves are a beautiful and unique first anniversary gift for her. While they are lightweight and delicate, they are also sealed with a protective coating for durability.

Boston Creative Company Personalized 1st Anniversary Gift for Him or Her, Paper Anniversary Gift - Folded Book Art
Folded Book Art
  • Handcrafted from a brand new book and personalize with a word, date, or initials
  • Created, packed and shipped within 3 – 5 business days
$69.00 USD

Created by hand folding the pages of a brand new book, this book art can be customized with your special details up to 8 characters. Perfect for book lovers, this gift will be an eye-catching addition to any shelf, no matter the decor.

Personalized 1st Anniversary Gifts for Her

Make your first anniversary celebration memorable by giving your wife a gift created just for her. Customize your gift with names, special dates or a heartfelt message to ensure it will be cherished for many years.

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Personalized Watercolor Print
  • Turn a cherished photo into a custom watercolor portrait
  • With option to personalize with name(s), date, quote, etc.
  • Printed on museum-quality fine art matte paper
  • Available in multiple sizes
$69.98 USD

Submit a photo to be customized with a unique semi-realistic watercolor style and you will receive a beautiful piece of wall art that makes a wonderful anniversary gift. Plus, the simple and easy ordering process includes a digital design proof so you can be confident that you’ll be happy with the final product.

West Clay Company Personalized Star Constellation Map | Unframed | Star Chart for Home | Gifts for Women, Men, Valentine’s Day | Night Sky Custom Poster
Custom Star Constellation Map
  • Custom star map personalized with saying, names and date
  • Printed on premium paper with archival inks
  • Choose fonts and background color (black or white)
  • Available in four sizes with framing options
$22.00 USD

This is how the stars aligned when your life changed forever. Created using professional astronomy software that charts the actual view of the night sky based on the date and location of your wedding, this first anniversary gift is the perfect way to remember that special moment in your life.

Personalized 1st Anniversary Gift Foil Print, First Dance Song
Personalized First Dance Art Print
  • Personalize with lyrics from your first dance song
  • Features gold, copper, or silver foil
  • Printed on heavyweight paper
  • Available in multiple sizes
  • Option for framed or unframed
$29.00 USD

Commemorate your first year of marriage with a custom art print featuring the lyrics from the song that kicked it off. This stunning wall décor is a beautiful declaration of your love.

VINE MONOGRAM SET / 3 Piece Set/FOLDED + FLAT + PAD // Personalized Notecard and Notepad Stationery/Stationary Set
Monogrammed Stationery Set
  • Features a personalized monogram
  • Includes (1) each: set of folded cards + envelopes, set of flat cards + envelopes, 50-sheet notepad
  • Choice of ink and envelope colors
$49.00 USD

This personalized stationery set is printed on high quality heavyweight paper with archival inks making it an exceptionally unique first anniversary gift for her. Choose your wife’s favorite color for the personalized monogram and matching envelopes and she is guaranteed to be reminded of your love with every letter she writes.

Customized Gift - I Love You Soundwave Art Print, Visible Voice Bronze 8th Wedding Anniversary or Valentine Gift for him
Personalized Sound Wave Art
  • Transform your audio file into custom wall art
  • Printed on bronze metallic paper with a wood frame and acrylic glass
  • Size: 4.6′ x 6.3″
$34.99 USD

This handmade art converts any sound clip into a unique pattern, like a fingerprint of your voice. Plus, you will receive a QR code of the audio file so your wife can hear your special message whenever she wants.

2nd Anniversary Gift for Him or Her, Wedding Date Calendar Cotton Print
Personalized Wedding Calendar Date Print
  • Custom calendar design with your names and wedding date
  • Printed on uncolored cotton fabric
  • Available in multiple sizes
  • With framing options
$24.00 USD

Commemorate your anniversary with this unique and meaningful art print featuring a calendar page highlighting you wedding date. More than decoration, it is a daily reminder of your love story and the wonderful day that started it all.

Keepsake 1st Anniversary Gifts for Her

Keepsakes have great sentimental value in and of themselves or as collections of memories. By choosing a keepsake gift you can be sure you’re giving her a memorable and meaningful first anniversary gift meant to last a lifetime.

KindNotes Glass Keepsake Gift Jar with Love Messages (for Couples) - Birds and Flowers
Keepsake Jar with Love Messages
  • Keepsake jar holds 31 love notes tucked into decorative envelopes
  • Each note features a different thoughtful message
  • Choose from multiple romantic design themes
  • Gift box included
$44.95 USD

This first anniversary gift is filled with sweet loving notes tucked into decorative envelopes artfully arranged in a keepsake glass jar. Embellished with a satin ribbon and charm, your wife will feel closer to you more than ever each time they open a note—one a day, all at once, or as often as they wish to feel your love.

LINKEDWIN Our Adventure Book, Up Scrapbook Album with Movie Themed Postcards, Wedding and Anniversary Photo Album, Memory Keepsake, 11.6 x 7.5 inch, 80 Pages (Light Brown Pages)
Our Adventure Book Scrapbook Album
  • Contains 73 sheets / 146 pages sturdy craft paper
  • With an expandable inner pocket
  • Plus vintage travel inspired gift box
$25.99 USD

Start a memory book filled with photos and momentos like love notes and ticket stubs from your first year together as a married couple. Featuring an iconic cover and internal pages with vintage travel designs, this scrapbook is the perfect way to commemorate your adventures together. And with 146 pages there’s plenty of room to add to your story.

Letters to My Love: Write Now. Read Later. Treasure Forever. (Love Letters, Love and Romance Gifts, Letter Books)
Letters to My Love Novelty Book
  • Keepsake collection of aerograms
  • Includes 12 fold-and-mail letters
  • Each letter is printed with a unique prompt, plus two blank letters to write your own
$11.45 USD

Write now. Read later. Treasure forever. Nothing is more romantic than a handwritten love letter. Letters to My Love includes 12 prompted letters that will inspire love notes to remind your sweetheart how much your relationship means to you. Postdate each envelope, seal with a kiss (and a sticker), and gift this book of love to your sweetheart for future opening.

C.R. Gibson Protec Home Cooking\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\'\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\' Family Recipe Book with Tabbed Dividers and Sheet Protectors, W x 9.5\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\'\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\' H, 9.5\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\" x 9.5\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\"
Home Cooking Family Memory Book
  • Includes (1) ring-bound kitchen recipe memory book, (60) recipe journal pages, (8) pocket dividers, (8) splash guard sheets, and (8) magnetic photo pages
  • Features a padded cover with home style sketches
$9.99 USD

Keep your cherished family memories and recipes organized and beautifully displayed with this C. R. Gibson ”home cooking” family recipe book. It’s the perfect first anniversary gift for home chefs and bakers!

Avocado Goods Reasons Why I Love You Hardcover Linen Journal Book for Boyfriend or Girlfriend, Husband or Wife, Bride & Groom, or Couples Gifts Notebook
‘Reasons I Love You’ Journal
  • Linen-wrapped hardback cover
  • Contains 50 sheets/100 pages
  • Pages are lined single-sided
  • Size: 5″ x 7″
$16.99 USD

For best results, take the time to fill the pages of this journal with thoughtful messages, letters, photos, and other meaningful memories. Then surprise her with this first anniversary gift from your heart and know the joy of telling your wife all of the reasons why you love her.

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