First anniversary gift?

posted 6 years ago in Relationships
Post # 3
241 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

…….we bought a gun, jointly……

Post # 4
3525 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: December 2010

We have no idea what we’re going to get each other. I just asked Darling Husband: “I dunno.” And then he asked me, and I said the same thing: “I dunno.” Eh, we have about two months to figure it out. 

Post # 5
4824 posts
Honey bee

How about instead of something, you join the total funds and do something.

A great concert, a B&B for a night or two, hire a chef to come to the house to serve a gourmet meal, couples massages, a cooking class together, a wine tasting class etc.

Post # 6
46256 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

Traditionally, the first anniversary gift is paper- modern is a clock.

Bakerella did framed pics made of maps:

First year wedding anniversary gift ideas? :  wedding anniversary present paper Anniversary Map

Here’s her tutorial:

Here’s another idea I liked- printing the lyrics to “your song” on paper doves

wedding anniversary gift 1st Anniversary

other ideas:

tickets to something he would like to see or attend

a scrapbook of your first year of married life

if he’s really into any particular team you can get an interesting gift here:




Post # 7
11395 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2010

Our’s is in December! I have already been tinking about this alot, actually. 😛

I want to get him a tungsten bracelet. (His wedding band is tungsten.) & I also want to play into the paper tradition for the 1 year anniversary. I have been thinking of a couple different things. One was trying to find a signed photo or book or something from Dale Jr in nascar. Maybe nascar tickets. I also thought about writing a letter. I know some bee’s have bought cook books & certain things their husband’s are into for the paper gift. 🙂 

Post # 8
1110 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

Sexy pictures! those are paper!

Happy anniversary

Post # 9
5984 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: January 1999

Since photo albums are made of paper, I decided to do a boudoir photoshoot for my hubby!  HE was shocked and absolutely LOVED it!!!  I bought pretty/sexy lingerie from clearance racks for about $30 total, purchased a pair of sexy stiletto’s (which I returned after the shoot), found a photographer and makeup artist that did it for about $200, then made the photobook with a coupon on Shutterfly for about $30.  It might be a bit over your budget, but I’m sure your hubby will be amazed! 

Post # 11
3697 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

We took a trip together to see the Indy500.  We’re big race fans and I’ve always wanted to go, so I pretty much insisted.  🙂  It was tons of fun!  He’s big on experiences instead of things, and I just make him buy me some kitchy souvenier while we’re there.  Win-win.  All in all, it didn’t cost that much – we spent one night at a hotel, an evening out (tapas, wine bar), race tickets, and food (we’re close enough to drive – so gas).


Post # 12
2965 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

I think what we are going to do is take pics at the venue we got married at in casual attire. I saw a great inspiration photo that made me want to do this. The couple were posed with a sign in the bottom corner that said “happily ever after startED here” I think she’s actually on the Bee. Afterwards we’re going to a nice dinner at a very fancy restaurant (we may rent a limo for awhile) and exchaning cards.


Post # 12
4 posts
  • Wedding: August 2014

Check out My Dreamlines as they can sketch your gown and his suit.  Lovely piece of art and perfect for the paper anniversary! My brother gave this to his wife.  

Post # 13
121 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: March 2015

bellaanne:  I have one of their sketches.  Love. Love. Love. 

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