Putting some extra thought and symbolism into a one-year anniversary gift isn’t a bad idea.
For Virginia it runs 0, so def not a cheap idea, but that is the cost for about 6 ½ years of annual licenses, so it will be a big save in the long run. My husband gave me the most amazing paper first anniversary gift.
The traditional gift theme for the first wedding anniversary is paper. But, as usual, I’m only going to cover the traditional gifts. TICKETS (airline, concert, sports event, museum, musical, etc.) For our first wedding anniversary, I gave Brad (and myself) Zac Brown Band concert tickets.
It’s one of Brad’s favorite bands, and the concert was a couple weeks after our anniversary so it worked out perfectly. If you want to have at least one surprise, give him/her another paper gift mentioned in this post.
That’s in part why paper has been the traditional gift for the first anniversary for well over 100 years.
Paper is both fragile and withstanding, just like the early years of your marriage.
Perhaps you’re still paying off your wedding while you are searching for a first anniversary gift–that doesn’t mean you should skip the occasion.