So you’ve made it this far. The important thing is that you’re here, which means you didn’t forget your first anniversary, but don’t go and screw up the execution now. You still want to find a gift that truly reflects your feelings, one that will be remembered for years. Are you feeling the pressure yet? Hey, don’t blame us; this is what commitment is all about. You’re going to have to do this every year for a long time, so get used to it. We’re here to hold your hand through this one.
Every now and then, you may get the urge to ship your mate off to Siberia. It’s a much better idea to redirect those frustrations and draft an itinerary for a joint excursion that the two of you can enjoy … together! Whether it’s a grand adventure to a distant continent or a simpler road trip perusing local haunts and treasured nooks, embarking on a commemorative journey will breathe new life into your relationship and help remind you why you’re together!
For centuries people have been asking for the key to a happy marriage. It’s a wonder that it took so long for someone to finally make it. Judging by the demand, they’re going to make a killing off of this. And though we have not yet held the product in our own hands, visually it fits the bill: elegant, simple, and to the point, with just a touch of sentimentality. This is the key that opens the most impenetrable of doors, the door to the human heart.
Your anniversary is a wonderful opportunity to stop fighting for a whole day and express your love anew (unless one of you forgets, and then it’s World War III). But as sweet as anniversaries are, they only take up one three-hundred-sixty-fifth of your time together. Imagine if you could extend that for a whole month. Well, now you can. This romantic jar contains 31 love-soaked messages, so the good feelings just keep on coming.Choose from ready-made sets with messages already included, blank cards that you can fill in yourself, or Kindnotes will custom print your personalized set and jar.
We like to say that every new experience is another chapter in our own book of life. Some of those you may want to rip out and burn, but others you’ll be sorry if you don’t properly record. We’re sincerely hoping all of your anniversaries fall in the second category. And since we’re confident they will, we’d like to point you in the direction of this gorgeous journal that will some day be a cherished heirloom. Go ahead, fill it up with love.
This nifty first anniversary gift idea can double as a fiftieth anniversary gift as well! Fill it with romantic keepsakes of your first year, then bury it in the backyard. If you can remember where you put it, come back when you are old and gray to dig it back up! What could be more romantic than that?
Take a trip to the beach and leave a trail of your love in the sand for everyone to read with these custom flip flops. Your names and wedding date will be temporarily stamped into the ground for complete strangers to puzzle over!
Celebrate your first anniversary by getting plastered, but do it the classy way! This lovely keepsake box made from Aspen and Baltic birch wood fits three bottles of your choice of wine in separate compartments. Theoretically, you would drink these on three different occasions, but… well. You know how things go.
Matching t-shirts and twin bracelets are cute, but they don’t send quite the same message of togetherness that a committed couple should be aiming for. Take yourself off the market definitively with some appearance-altering skin ink. The latest in relationship branding, these companion tattoos add a whole new degree of permanence to the relationship. Be brave and go bold, but make hay while the sun shines, lovebirds—body art looks best on young, supple skin!
You know what you love about them, but be honest - without a few prompts you would have a hard time remembering on the spot. Thanks to the geniuses behind this fill-in-the-blank devotional book, you can say everything you want without having to be Shakespeare. In all honesty, half of the work is done for you, but you still get to do the important half as well as take all the credit. It’s sort of like Mad Libs, but with love instead of ridicule.
Want to know if your love is real? Here’s what you do: make them a customized book all about your relationship. Personalize the pictures to look like you and your beloved, choose pictures and pages that reflect your lives together. If they don’t run away, your love is real.
It’s your first anniversary, so it’s time to make some f@*!ng art! After all, you don’t just want a bunch of creative works by total strangers populating your walls. This kit redefines the idea of visceral art…or you could say it takes a new approach to building a body of work…or that it’s a labor of love… But one thing we know for sure is that no matter how much of an art lover you are, you’ve never had this much fun painting.
The questions in this game may seem like trivialities to some, but we all know that the devil is in the details. You better find this stuff out fast and learn how to use it to your advantage, because learning the ins and outs of your spouse’s behaviors and preferences is one of the keys to keeping the peace over the long term. So don’t say we didn’t warn you. Here’s your chance to get the intel you need to win at this crazy marriage game.
The traditional first anniversary gift material is paper, so this paper rose is both beautiful and appropriate. You won’t want to water this one, and be careful because paper cuts are way worse than rose thorn pricks, but this rose will never wilt.
Life is becoming almost infinitely customizable, so why should jewelry be any different? Think of this as your iJewelry store. Diamond rings don’t exactly come cheap, so why should you have to choose between one ring that has your favorite setting and one that has your favorite diamond? Now you get to tell them which parts to put together, just like at Burger King. The only way you’re going to get more DIY is if you grab a pickax and head out for the mines. And we all know you don’t have time for that.
All birds do better when they have a welcoming environment to grow old in, and that includes lovebirds. Some day in the future, you’ll be able to imprison a living, feeling hologram of yourself in a virtual terrarium so that people can look in on your marriage thousands of years later and see the two of you frolicking or arguing or whatever. For now, you’ll have to represent yourselves with handcrafted figurines. But they’re adorable, unique, and there are no ethical questions. It’s basically a perfect gift.
Commemorate your wedding sci-fi style with this amazing 3D laser sculpted portrait. Just pick your favorite wedding photo and have these wizards turn it into a crystal encased hologram-style portrait. It’ll be just the thing to put on the bookshelf of your spaceship someday.
The heart-shaped heart is kinda played out, don’t you think? An anatomically correct heart, though, that’s cool. And one made of rose gold, hung on a necklace is actually sweetly romantic. Any biologically inclined bride will treasure this lovely gift.
You have a book of wedding pictures, but it’s that first year of marital bliss that is really worth remembering. Collect all your favorites and have them printed and bound in a lovely little book. So much more fun than looking at stressed out and drunk pictures of yourself, right?
A picnic basket is a promise. You can’t just let it sit around collecting dust. No. You’ve gotta fill it with food on a regular basis and take it places. It doesn’t always have to be wine and risotto. Sandwiches and soft drinks are fine, too. But you’ve got to use it.
When date night comes around and both of you have empty pockets, an argument is bound to start about where all the money is going. With this beautiful date night savings bank, you’ll always have a pile of cash on hand, so you don’t have to scour the credit card statements and make accusations. Isn’t household harmony worth a few dollars here and there?
In truth, we’ve all got a jar of romantic memories in our brains, though they’re not always the most reliable (just ask anyone who’s ever forgotten an anniversary). So it’s always better to make sure you’ve got the hard copy. And in a digital world, real life gifts like this can feel even more special and thoughtful. There’s no limit to what you can scribble down on your memory tickets, so when the jar fills up and you go digging through this thing, expect a few surprises.
Bigger is not necessarily better and one exquisite bloom proves, hands down, that less really is more. What better way to express your eternal adoration for the love of your life than with this delicate, yet fiery rose, gently tucked into its own little keepsake box. A tender and poetic gesture of unwavering loyalty, this unforgettable present could start a whole new love story.
If you’ve got all kinds of questions that you’ve always wanted to ask but couldn’t, then let this game ask them for you. And ask it will. At your first anniversary, you feel like you know each other pretty well, but there’s still room to be surprised. Add some racy questions and some NSFW dares to the equation and see what happens. Who knows, you might even surprise each other. Definitely a game for the adventurous at heart.
We have been informed that there couples in existence out there who met each other in beautiful, romantic places and not in the dingy back hallway of the local dive bar while waiting to pee. This first anniversary gift would be perfect for them.
This game was designed by an actual scientist who claims that if two people go through all 36 questions together in a single hour they will fall in love. He says the questions are able to kindle the sort of closeness that it takes regular couples years to attain. It’s a perfect way to save your arranged marriage!
It doesn’t matter whether you’re opera aficionados or just enjoy letting your hair down and rocking out, getting two tickets to see one of your favorite bands, orchestras or really anything you both love is a brilliant way to mark your one year anniversary together and see out your first year of married life making more priceless memories.
You know that your romantic history is of epic significance. If only you had the hardware to prove it. Now you can immortalize your love story in the form of a big, fat, campy adventure romance novel. The world always has a gross shortage of heroes, and if somebody has to fill the void, it might as well be you. Here is your chance to fill it with style and sexiness. Enter yourself in the great pantheon of timeless erotic literature, where you’ve always known you belong.
Your first year of marriage will have been an experience within itself for the good, the not so good and probably the downright mundane things you will have gone through together. Top it off with something extraordinary that they’ll never forget and something that will reflect how exciting your first year together has been.
If you’ve ever wanted to put your mutual knowledge and understanding to the test, here’s your chance. The Quiz Book for Couples is not just a way to learn some new things about your partner (and teach them a few things about yourself), it’s a chance to prove once and for all that you pay more attention than than they do. And that your emotional intelligence is higher. That you’re more intuitive. That you’re pretty much the one carrying this relationship. Yeah, there’s some competitiveness here.
This is a beautiful gift to document the journeys that you’ve taken together during your first year of marriage or the journeys you’re planning as you travel through life side-by-side. Whether you’re established explorers or on the verge of venturing on a grand voyage, you can map out your most magical moments together as well as where you’re going to make your future memories.
Your first year of marriage will no doubt be busy as you settle into married life together. As wonderful as you both think it is, even if you don’t want to admit it, you could probably do with sitting down and relaxing with a glass of wine, or perhaps even the bottle. It looks like a thoughtful gift for them, but really, it’s a present for both of you. Marriage is about sharing after all, isn’t it?
Traditionally the first anniversary gift should be something made of paper and we think that this deck of cards is one of the best paper based gifts we’ve come across. The Marital Bliss Game makes the little things a little bit more fun. We bet neither of you thought that you’d be battling to do the dishes but a little competition never hurt anyone, gets the dishes done and besides, there’s always laundry as a consolation prize.
Your relationship is truly unique and there’ll be no other couple in the world that share the same love that you do. We think that commissioning a piece of art to capture that sentiment is one of the most romantic gifts money can buy. Of course, it all depends on what you choose to put on it…
There’s always room for a little nostalgia while swilling back a cold one or savoring another glass of wine. Personalized, hand-engraved couples glasses remind you of when you met that special someone who you’re now metaphysically fused with, for better or for worse. Celebrate the passage of time with every sip.
If you’re a little bit puzzled when looking for a gift, they’ll know you’ve put your head as well as your heart into finding this one. We think this is the perfect thing to give someone who doesn’t mind a bit of a brainteaser but appreciates a token of your affection every now and again. Once they’ve solved the puzzle and read your romantic writings, they’ll be in no doubt that you love them to pieces.
Extend the celebration of your love for weeks, months even, with these personalized devotion vouchers. Your soul mate will revel in the chance to squeeze as much attention out of you as they possibly can—they might even try to double or triple their bounty if the rules allow for it—and you can earn extended reward points for being such a generous partner. Send your sweetheart on a shopping spree through the romance department where expiration dates never apply!
We imagine you had some beautiful photographs taken on your wedding day a year ago and it may seem like the perfect way to capture the moment for your first anniversary too but we think, and we think you’ll agree, it’s not the most original idea. Anniversary Bobbleheads are a token trinket that will capture your young love in all its 3D glory. Much more interesting than a photo, nod your head if you agree...
Being in love can make you feel like you’re floating amongst the clouds, on top of the world. What better way to celebrate that feeling than with a hot air balloon ride to watch the sunrise or the sunset together, floating amongst the clouds, on top of the world, quite literally. The perfect end to a perfect first year and a magical beginning to many more to come.
If you’re considering going with gift as common as flowers, you might consider stepping it up a few dozen notches by dipping them in 24k gold. Just gather up all your extra gold, melt it in your crucible, and toss in your plants. Or just buy this Eternity Rose instead. Actually, it’s probably electro-plated not really dipped in molten metal, but you get the point.
Your first year of marriage will have been one of the most memorable years of your life and a trip back to where your journey together started will mark just how far you’ve come. This place will hold a lot of meaning for you both, so what better way to pay tribute to the place where you found your soulmate than to make even more memories there.
The first year of your marriage may have been an absolute dream and you can rest assured that all the years to come will be too as long as you follow the golden rule to never go to sleep on an argument. Luckily, if times are tough (or if someone forgot to put the toilet seat down, gentlemen?), these pillowcases will serve to remind you to tell each other, ‘I love you’.
These personalized wedding posters done up in a classic art style are unique, eye catching, and full of charm. A wedding is a one of a kind event, so why commemorate it the same way everyone else does? Hark to the past and celebrate the present at the same time.
If you’re ever stuck for conversation over dinner, maybe after a long day at work, make it a thing of the past with TableTopics that will provide you both with thought-provoking topics designed to prompt long conversations about everything and anything imaginable. Some of the questions serve as a fantastic tool to reminisce over memories made during your first year as a married couple, too.
It probably felt like the stars aligned on the day you finally found ‘the one’ and this gift will help you to remember that moment forever. Even if you were too busy gazing into each other’s eyes to look up at the night sky, the beautiful image will always remind you of that beautiful day…even if it was raining.
Your one year anniversary is a cause for celebration and what better way to get into the celebratory party spirit than with their very own personalized whiskey barrel. Some things really do get better with age and while marriage can sometimes be one of them, whiskey is always. If they don’t appreciate it now, wait until your five-year anniversary when they’ll be pouring themselves some seriously luxurious liquor.
You’ve managed to waltz your way through love so far, so make sure you’re keeping to the right rhythm as you foxtrot into your future together. Whether you’re practicing a smooth samba or a sexy salsa, dancing lessons are a fantastic way to make sure you’re in perfect sync and you don’t miss a beat.
You’ve done so many amazing things together that you might be hard pressed for an novel idea on the next date night. Don’t panic, we’ve found the perfect solution with this gift. 52 new ideas that are sure to keep things interesting. The best part? They’ll love it so much they won’t even realize that you may have bought it with yourself in mind. We won’t tell if you won’t…
With a loaded title like this, you know he’ll be intrigued. A survival guide of basic information he’s much better off hearing from someone else rather than learning the hard way himself, written by someone with over a decade of experience on the inside. Like anything else important in life, marriage is a skill. And time might prove him to be a natural, but do you really want to take a chance on that? Better to make sure he’s equipped with the important fundamentals going forward.
Once you’ve been together a while, you’ll probably want to inject a little creativity into your date nights. This is a great way to do that, using the prompts provided, albeit with parameters that you set yourself by filling out your own specific date night activities, instead of leaving it up to someone you’ve never met and whose mental state you can’t realistically vet. You’re in this for the long haul - don’t let date night become another boring ritual.
Cooking for date night is a whole different ballgame. You can’t just bust out your regular frozen pizza, microwaved tofu burgers, or spaghetti and hot dogs. That’s a one-way ticket to Singlesville. But to do it right, it’s critical to have the right guidance. The delicious recipes in the Date Night Cookbook will make you a kitchen master, and the high-quality photography will ensure you know what it should look like when you’re done. This is the cookbook for people who don’t just want to avoid culinary disaster, but really knock date night dinners out of the park.
If you’re looking for a truly one of a kind gift, you might consider commissioning a local artist to create a unique piece of jewelry. It will not only be cherished by the lucky recipient, but it’s also a gift to the starving artist, so it will mean a lot to everyone. Remember to plan in advance for this one, custom made artwork is not created overnight.
You will have made so many memories during the first year of your marriage and this personalized frame will help you remember them all. You can choose which photos to include together or just choose the ones you want to include within your own name, which is a great idea unless one of you has a much longer name than the other, in which case we encourage a celeb-style blended moniker. Think, ‘Brangelina’ or, ‘Bennifer’.
Serenade your partner with this set of musical wine glasses and then get completely sloshed. The glasses need to have liquid in them to work, so, what are you going to do, just throw all that wine away? No, instead you will make beautiful music together until all the "inspiration" is gone.
If you’ve got one tiny little romantic bone in your body, there has to be a place in your heart for the old fashioned love letter, even if it’s the kind that makes you circle yes or no. Because really, it’s the thought that counts, and anyone who takes the time to put their feelings down on paper has to be a keeper. But paper gets lost, is easily damaged, and isn’t very convenient to carry around with you. A gold or silver love letter necklace takes that old tradition and makes it last.
Give the gift of beautiful views, bucket-list achievements, and especially if they’re afraid of heights, hours of entertainment for you. It veers away from cruel since it’s completely safe, but you’ll definitely get your money’s worth watching them rotate between admiring the splendor and clutching the basket while praying in four languages. Especially since they only speak one.
A business suit is meant to signal power, competence, and trustworthiness. But now, thanks to these love letter cufflinks, it can be made to carry around little secret messages of devotion and appreciation too. Just pop open the miniature envelope, and out comes a tiny bronze letter engraved with a personalized message reminding them what really matters. Just the moral support they’ll need while watching their boss foam at the mouth about missing TPS reports for the seventh month in a row.
Most of the time, we don’t exactly chronicle our relationships. We let the day-to-day fluctuations in our feelings, beliefs, and attitudes recede into the hazy distance of memory. Sometimes this works just fine, because if you need ammo for an argument you can just make things up, and sometimes the other person believes you, and then you win. Sort of. But not really. This journal provides daily questions for both partners to fill out over the course of three years, ranging from simple and straightforward to deeply introspective. A great way to look back and see how your thoughts and feelings have actually changed.
No matter how much you love each other, you know that sometimes you need a little outside help to keep things running smoothly. The Activity Book for Couples is basically a book of prompts designed to get you and your partner to talk about things you’ve probably never even considered, and have a good laugh while doing it. If your idea of “together time” has turned into watching three hours of Netflix on the same couch, this might be just the thing for you.
Marimos are little fluffy balls of aquatic moss native to Japan (because of course they are) that you can keep as a pet. They can live a long time if properly cared for - like 100 years - and in some cases grow in the shape of a heart. Give the rare gift that can outlive both of you.
The first year of marriage is said to be the hardest but if it wasn’t enough of a rollercoaster for their liking, make up for it with a trip to an amusement park for your first anniversary. If you’re struggling to find a present to take their breath away, we’re pretty sure this is it.
Work your way through the alphabet describing your love and admiration with 26 prompts, one for each letter. If you’re looking for a way to express your feelings in a heartfelt, personalized gift but need a little push in the right direction, this book is a godsend. The prompts may be prewritten, but this book is sure to be filled with your own personality by the time you complete it.
The classic game of forbidden questions and actions, adapted for lovebirds (and married folk). This palm-sized portable card game is perfect for Valentine’s Day, anniversaries, or any time you want to inject a little bit of excitement into your night. Best of all, it’s great for couples at any stage, from starry-eyed newly in love to “trying not to be sick of each other,” and everything in between. Forget dessert. This is the only after dinner amusement you’re going to need.
Couples that have been together a while have a tendency to let themselves go a bit. Why fight it? Behold the undisputed King of the Gummy Bears. Give your sweetheart this 5 pound calorific treat and watch as they slowly devour him, one body part at a time, in a kind of perverse, reverse Build-A-Bear scenario.
It’s never too early to spread the love. And with this heart-shaped waffle maker, all they have to do is spread the batter, and all the love symbolism comes popping out by itself, like magic. Alas, these delicious creations are destined to be just as fleeting.
It’s easy to see why old romantic gestures are getting less and less common now in the digital age of social media, it’s quicker to text than it is to phone and more convenient to email than to write. We think that makes a love letter all the more special. We bet there’s not an emoji to capture how delighted they’ll be to receive such a loving and thoughtful gift.
Celebrating with a gourmet dinner is always a solid plan, but things can get rather awkward in a crowded restaurant when the happy couple starts playing footsie and getting handsy. No need to “get a room!” if the chef comes to you, however.
This game is hours of fun that we expect will end up holding some sentimental value to you after the first time you play it. Your first anniversary is the perfect time to reflect on your journey through married life so far but the Rememory Game is also the perfect game to play for many anniversaries to come too.
Shaking the 8-ball might suffice when you’re fifteen, but mature folks like yourselves need a soothsayer with a tad more wisdom under their belt. Mark this year’s anniversary with a bagful of prophetic goodies that will reveal some delightful predictions and quirky forecasts of your future together. Deliciously convincing, these classic fortune tellers will add a crunchy sprinkle of fun and uncertainty to this momentous occasion!
A single red rose is a token gesture when you’re trying to win someone’s heart. Now you have that, it’s time to upgrade your flower game and we think this does the job. This crystal rose is not only beautiful, unlike a living rose it will be just as beautiful next year, and the year after that, so you never have to buy flowers again.
Relationships are sometimes described as a long journey that you take with each other through life, and while you both have each other to guide you, sometimes you could do with a little assistance. This outdoor sign is a beautiful and unique gift, designed to give you a little direction through the highs and lows and the fasts and slows of your love.
This Zimbabwean kissing lovers sculpture is like a yin-yang for people who really like to get it on. Two lovers’ faces encapsulated in stone for eternity, gazing into each other’s soul, for one brief moment not thinking about whose fault it is that the garbage never got taken out. Yes, the gods have smiled kindly upon these lovers, freezing them in a moment of carefree bliss from which they never have to descend back into the mundane world inhabited by us poor mortals.
There’s not many gifts that scream, ‘I love you’ more than chocolate covered strawberries. They’re an old classic, one of the ultimate recipes for romance and they make a particularly perfect present for anyone with a sweet tooth (who deserves to be spoiled but who also wants to stay healthy on the inside, just like these delicious little delicacies themselves).