First Anniversary Gift Ideas - Inspiration for a Memorable Present
Need some inspirational first anniversary gift ideas?
The gift theme for a first anniversary is paper or a clock, the paper representing the interwoven threads of the joining together of two people, and the clock, well as Henry Van Dyke wrote, "For those who love, time is eternity."
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It is fairly easy to create your own gifts for this theme without having to spend oodles of money, and just some creativity and a push in the right direction will do it.
Oftentimes, we get caught up in keeping to a routine and forget about the little things that make relationships work, such as appreciation, love and respect. Designing a "365 days of Appreciation" box is the answer to this problem.
For this first anniversary gift idea, take a small box, wrap it in yellow wrapping paper, glue a photograph on the outside, and then write 365 things that you appreciate about your loved one on small cards. That way, every day they take out a new card and read it, they feel appreciated. The same can be done for love and respect.
Everyone knows the saying "If I had a dollar for every time I heard that", well putting that into action for first anniversary gift ideas is perfect. Slip 365 one dollar bills into a personalized card explaining the meaning behind it, then add a photograph to the envelope and you are sure to get a great chuckle.
Another great idea is to use all the memorabilia, post cards and photos collected on your first weekend getaway or vacation, which are now stored in a box in the attic, to create a conversation piece for the sitting room. You can really bring out those scrapbooking talents here by lining a sturdy box with interesting paper and then creating a 3D tour with all the memorabilia.
In keeping with the conversation piece idea, you could use any photographs or collection of dried flowers, love poems or letters to create a full color coffee table book of memories - these are further first anniversary gift ideas. Basically, anything that is in paper format can be used in combination with the multitude of scrapbooking trinkets available to make the book look interesting and exciting. If you are not the scrapbooking type, you could get a local graphic artist to design the book electronically and have it professionally printed.
We often remember doing special things on our birthdays, but we don't often remember what we did on our anniversaries. An anniversary journal is a perfect first anniversary gift idea - it is made of paper, it also represents time, and can be used not only for photos but for thoughts and feelings too. This book will be kept over a long period of time, so make sure it is sturdy, perhaps made of leather or a hard covering. You can personalize the book with a photo of the couple you are giving the gift to and add some hints and tips on what to write inside.
These great first anniversary gift ideas will hopefully help you give the perfect first anniversary gift with thought, feeling and appreciation. More first anniversary ideas can be found on the rest of this website.
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