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First Anniversary Gifts for Him and for Her

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One Year Down...

A year goes by so quickly, doesn't it? Take some time to celebrate your first anniversary and the life you're building with a gift that says "I love you." Whether you're in search of a traditional gift of paper or gold, or seeking a more contemporary take, you're sure to find something that will make your first-anniversary celebration one to remember.


Note: Prices and availability are subject to change.



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Dainty Custom Roman Numeral Bar Bracelet
Etsy

Dainty Custom Roman Numeral Bar Bracelet

$42 from Etsy

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Etch that special date — birthday, wedding anniversary, the day you met — in Roman numerals with this personalized engraved bracelet. It's available in sterling silver or 14-karat yellow or rose gold.


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Hello… Will You?... I Do! Print
Etsy

Hello… Will You?... I Do! Print

$25 and up from Etsy

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Turn those three special moments in your lives — the day you two met, the date of your engagement, and of course, the wedding itself — and turn it into art. Available in a range of sizes from desktop to wall-sized, printed on paper or canvas.


Paper Culture Photo Book
Paper Culture

Paper Culture Photo Book

$28 and up from Paper Culture

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Commemorate your first year together by creating a photo book at this site. It has lots of themes, colors, and two sizes available and instructions will walk you through the process. 


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The Anniversary Journal
Uncommon Goods

The Anniversary Journal

$85 from Uncommon Goods

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You have already begun writing your story together. With this journal, you two can record your favorite moments and memories of the year past, as well as goals and dreams for the years ahead. Blank pages are included for every anniversary from 1st to 60th, with room to stash special mementos.


Double Hug Brown Leather Braid Bracelet
Unicef Market

Double Hug Brown Leather Braid Bracelet

$38 from Unicef Market

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Buying gifts via the Unicef Market supports artisans all over the world directly. We love the simplicity of this men's bracelet, which symbolizes your tight bond, but there are many other products to choose from. You can also send a gift in a loved one's name in the form of "lifesaving supplies … to children and communities around the world."


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Retro Video Game Shirt
Etsy

Retro Video Game Shirt

$15 and up from Etsy

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The couple that games together stays together. Celebrate your first year together with matching T-shirts that will let everyone at the arcade or online know how much you two love video games. Available in black, navy, and blue, in sizes from small to 5XL.


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The Adventure Challenge
The Adventure Challenge

The Adventure Challenge Couples Edition

$40 from The Adventure Challenge

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This book provides 50 scratch-off date-night challenges for the adventurous couple and gives them a time and cost indicator to help guide them toward the mystery adventure that works best at any particular time. Each spot has a place to include a photo, so …


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Paper Roses
Etsy

Paper Roses

$40 from Etsy

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These paper flowers are a fun take on the traditional first-anniversary gift of paper and they will never wilt — just like your love. Each bloom is handcrafted in the U.K. from a vintage paper map and affixed to a wooden stem. (Bonus: No thorns!)


Medallion and Diamond Necklace by Kimberly Doyle
AhaLife

Medallion and Diamond Necklace by Kimberly Doyle

$300 and up from AhaLife

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A special occasion deserves a special gift like this diamond-accented, 14-karat gold necklace. The medallion can be engraved with an initial, and you can add up to four additional blank gold discs to the 14-karat gold chain. Available in yellow, white, or rose gold.


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New York Times Custom Front Page Puzzle
Uncommon Goods

New York Times Custom Front Page Puzzle

$50 from Etsy

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Life is a puzzle to be figured out together. Celebrate your wedding anniversary, the date of your engagement, or any other special day in your lives with this jigsaw puzzle depicting the front page of The New York Times from that special day gone past.


Invisawear
InvisaWear

InvisaWear Jewelry

$119 and up from InvisaWear

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While a piece of jewelry might not seem all that unusual, this one has a secret weapon. InvisaWear's pieces and accessories have built-in safety alerts — technology that will share a location, send a message to emergency contacts, call 911, and more if she's in trouble.


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Leather Photo Keychain
Etsy

Leather Photo Keychain

$25 and up from Etsy

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These leather fobs conceal a metal dog tag that can be customized with a photo, a message, or both. Oh yes, and the leather gets the personalization treatment, too, with a monogram. Available in seven colors.


Custom Stationery
Paper Source

Custom Stationery

Price varies from Paper Source

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Celebrate your paper anniversary by giving them the gift of custom stationery. Choose personalized notepads, cards, address labels, and envelopes in scores of designs from traditional to whimsical.


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The Bouqs Co.
The Bouqs Co.

The Bouqs Co. Flower Subscription

$36/month and up from The Bouqs Co.

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A bouquet of flowers is always appreciated, no special occasion required. Fresh flowers delivered monthly are even better. Send your loved one a subscription flower arrangement from one of four collections: farmer's market, classics, roses, or seasonal.


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Clock
Etsy

Personalized Dual Time Zone Clock

$79 and up from Etsy

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Here's one for those of you in a long-distance relationship. This sleek modern clock will always let you know what time it is over there — and clocks are a contemporary take on the traditional gift for a first anniversary. This concrete clock measures just over 5 inches in length and is available with or without custom text.


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Paper Anniversary Custom Wedding Art
Etsy

Paper Anniversary Custom Wedding Art

$98 and up from Etsy

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Celebrate your wedding date with this framed custom paper silhouette set against a hand painted watercolor background. The 11-by-14-inch frame is available in white, brown, or black.


Hand Heart Desktop Sculpture
Uncommon Goods
Diamond Accent Tilted Heart Pendant
Zales

Diamond Accent Tilted Heart Pendant

$30 from Zales

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Sometimes, simple is best. This sterling silver pendant is set with a mix of white, blue, or black accent diamonds and hangs from an 18-inch chain. 


Embroidered 1st Anniversary Toilet Paper
Etsy

Embroidered 1st Anniversary Toilet Paper

$9 from Etsy

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Are you married to a prankster, someone who just cannot get enough of gag gifts? Then give 'em something unique to remember their paper anniversary… and just maybe, come in handy during the next toilet paper shortage. (Just kidding! This is an Etsy bestseller.)