Reaching your first year as a married couple is a huge milestone – congratulations! If you want to mark the occasion by giving your wife or husband a traditional gift, go for something paper based. Stuck for ideas? Here are some of our favourite paper based present ideas.
If your partner loves to read, why not buy him or her a book to devour? You could purchase some fiction they’ve been meaning to read for ages. For more practical minded folk, pick up a non-fiction book about something they love, whether it’s politics or Peru! Alternatively, why not get your hands on a copy of their favourite childhood read and treat them to a trip down memory lane?
Journaling has been linked with improved mental health and happiness, so why not give your love the gift of a journal and pen? It doesn’t have to be used for deep thoughts or reflections – perhaps they simply love a good list! Either way, a beautiful journal or notepad makes a lovely and very useful gift.
Is there a band your partner loves? Find out if they have a gig around the time of your anniversary and surprise your love with tickets to it. You could also look into comedy nights, art exhibitions, theatre shows or…well, anything that involves buying a ticket! If you’ve got a bigger budget you could even treat them to a getaway. Why not come back to Lower Barns for a weekend of celebrating where it all began? Talk about romantic.
Typography art is very popular at the moment. Why not use this to your advantage and choose or make a meaningful piece of typography art? You could have your first dance lyrics printed or a mantra that means the world to both of you.

Scratch Card
If you’re feeling lucky why not pop a scratch card in your anniversary card? Who knows…
Paper crafts
If you’re feeling crafty why not whip up some sweet paper crafts? Seasoned pros could try out origami. If you’re not that crafty, here is a sweet idea that involves just post-it notes and a pen. Write all the things you love about your partner on individual sticky notes and then place them in a heart shape over your bed or in a mirror.
If time is on your side, why not make a scrapbook of your first year of marriage? It could even turn into a sweet annual tradition and just imagine looking back on it in old age. N’aww!
Make your own paper book of coupons that your loved one can redeem throughout the year. This is a great low-cost option that’s full of sentimental meaning.
How are you planning to celebrate your first year anniversary? We’d love to know!

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