The 8 Best Wedding Anniversary Gift Ideas
Firstly, congratulations on your upcoming wedding anniversary. Marking another 365 days around the sun with your new life partner is a momentous occasion! It is super exciting and we hope you have the most stunning flowers and a bottle of the best champagne ready to pop open to celebrate.
Now, we need to talk about gift ideas. You may be having a hard time trying to figure out the best wedding anniversary gifts ideas, which is why we have compiled 8 of the best anniversary gift ideas--4 for her and 4 for him. No matter who you are buying for, we are sure there is the perfect gift for them:
The key to nailing the perfect anniversary gift for her is proving that you know her. Get sentimental and remind her that you listen to her interests and enjoy spending every single day together. Be romantic, get a little cheesy, and do everything you can to make this day extra special for her.
It has been a long and happy time since you officially tied the knot. By now you would have your wedding photos digitally, and she might have already been one step ahead to print weddings photos. But have you thought about getting a talented artist to recreate some of those wedding photos for you to decorate your house with? Etsy is an awesome site to support independent artists and coordinate a unique gift. Getting her a custom wedding portrait is a beautiful way of immortalising the day.
If you're celebrating your first wedding anniversary, the traditional gift theme for that is paper. If you haven’t looked at your vows since you spoke them on your wedding day, what better way to give them the attention they deserve than in a decorative manner? Once again, Etsy provides a beautiful option for a unique wedding anniversary gift for her, with the added beauty of being homemade. Florigami is a Parisian origami store, which accepts custom orders for their unique style of home decor. Pick an animal or object that resonates with your relationship, and organise your vows to be printed on paper and turned into a symbolic origami piece she can decorate her space with for the rest of eternity.
Your wedding anniversary is one of those days that you never want to forget, with the stunning dress complimented by the perfect flowers captured in every photo. While the dress is everlasting, those flowers are unfortunately more than likely a little bit worse for wear a year after the occasion, so why not bring them back in an immortal way? Paper wedding bouquet replicas are a sweet way to tie in the theme of paper directly with your wedding memories. To go the extra mile, compliment the paper bouquet with a real bouquet of flowers that are so gorgeous you can decorate the table for your romantic anniversary dinner. She’ll be telling all her friends about this one.
- Tickets to a show
Did the lockdown have her talking about that very specific show that she really want to see for way too long now? Why don’t you surprise her with tickets for the two of you to go see that show together? It’s the perfect surprise gift on the day of your wedding anniversary and will make for a beautiful date when you attend. Even if she’s into musical theatre and you’re more of a rock fan, it’s going to be a fun event for the both of you to bond over a passion. Plus, you can totally get creative by framing the ticket and program to immortalise the event for years to come.
Buying a gift for men can be hard, but even more so on a monumental occasion such as your wedding anniversary. Keep it sentimental and you'll be fine - We recommend opting for a unique gift for men to help your gift offer the element of surprise and nail the brief.
You know that old saying “when the stars align”? There’s no better way to describe the absolutely incredible way that you two crossed paths at the perfect time for each other. While astrology is a typically feminine interest, this beautiful way of immortalising the day you tied the knot is gender-neutral and sure to make him smile. A custom star map printed and framed will help you decorate your home and act as a constant reminder that you are in this big thing called life together.
- Make it fun with a couple’s bucket list game
You’re years into marriage and more than likely a few years into being a couple, so there’s a good chance he’s running out of clever date ideas. Well what better anniversary gift for him than a fun set of paper prompts. From romantic dates to funny life goals, this couple’s bucket list prompts you to step outside your usual relationship routine and create new memories.
- Your Vows as a Letterpress Art Print
Minimalist and memorable - that’s what you want for a gift for him. Getting your vows as a letterpress art print is perfectly sentimental without being cringe. You could choose to print only your own vows to remind him of your promises, or you could pair both of them together in complementary colours to decorate your house with. Minted offers a beautiful variety of coloured themes and frames options to help you tailor the overall aesthetic to nail his style.
- Your first dance song immortalised in a custom print
The song you chose as your first dance as newlyweds had deep meaning to both of you. So, make it a strong memory with a physical reminder of the special song. This beautiful first dance song custom print made by a husband and wife team is a unique first anniversary wedding gift as it ties in the traditional theme of paper with a distinctly romantic wedding memory for the both of you.
Plus, the star and constellation pattern in the centre of the poster is based on your specific date and location, which ties in idea number one in a sophisticated and subtle way!
If you're not sure which of these gifts to get your special someone, why not go with the classic roses & champagne?