Chocolate Rose Bouquet
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Chocolate Roses

Roses are red, usually. But not chocolate roses. Chocolate roses are brown. But they have strawberries inside them, which are red, so they’re still kind of red. But you know what? They are also delicious and romantic and a perfect gift for a first anniversary.

Time Capsule
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Time Capsule

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?

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Wedding Anniversary Flip Flops

Take a trip to the beach and leave a trail of your love in the sand for everyone to read with the custom flip flops. Your names and wedding date will be temporarily stamped into the ground for complete strangers to puzzle over!

Three Nights Wine Box
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Three Nights Wine Box

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.

Your Personalized Love Story
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Your Personalized Love Story

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.

Paper Wedding Silhouette Wall Art
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Paper Wedding Silhouette Wall Art

Wedding photos are expensive, no doubt, but there’s always a way to spend a little more. We can’t think of a more lovely way to do just that than by getting a custom, hand-cut silhouette of your favorite wedding picture made for your first anniversary.

Custom Printed Coupons
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Custom Printed Love Coupons

Remember when you were a kid and couldn’t figure out what to get your mom so you made a bunch of coupons she would never use? Well, this is that, except these are professionally printed and bound, and it’s not obvious at all that you were out of ideas!

Flatterbox
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Flatterbox

Why just say it yourself when you can get everyone else to say it too? Flatterbox lets you and all your friends and family write nice things about your beloved that are each printed on cards that are packed into a custom box. Let them know it’s not just you who loves them, but everyone else too.

1st Anniversary Paper Rose
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1st Anniversary Paper Rose

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.

I Love You Bean
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I Love You Bean

The idea here is that you give them a seed some time before the big day, and tell them to plant it. They do, and they keep it watered, and eventually it sprouts. Then the bean pops out, and, if you’ve got the timing right, they notice that it says “I love you,” on the bean on the day of your anniversary. Probably buy a few to practice with first.

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Grow Old With Me Sundial

If you know how to use a sundial you’re probably already pretty old, we reckon, so Robert Browning’s beloved poem with the lines “Grow old along with me, the best is yet to be,” may lose some punch. That said, this will look lovely in your garden no matter your age.

Bronze Couple Sculpture
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Bronze Couple Sculpture

Bronze casting, like marriage, is an ancient tradition. Now you can combine the two with one of these lovely sculptures depicting couples in love. With proper care, a marriage should last forever. A bronze sculpture should as well, with even less care.

In Home Dinner With Private Chef
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In Home Dinner With Private Chef

Having a gourmet dinner on your first anniversary 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.

Heart Shaped Live Plant
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Heart Shaped Live Plant

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 rare cases grow in the shape of a heart. The rare first anniversary gift that can outlive a marriage.

3D Anniversary Portrait
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3D Anniversary Portrait

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.

Rose Gold Anatomical Heart Pendant
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Rose Gold Anatomical Heart Pendant

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.

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Anniversary Photo Book

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?

24k Gold Dipped Natural Rose
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24k Gold Dipped Rose

Here’s a perfectly good rose, picked at the peak of freshness, totally ruined by being dipped into (molten, presumably) 24K gold. I guess people like that sort of thing. Whatever. Wait… this is for me??? Oh my God! Thank you! This is the most beautiful gift I’ve ever received! I LOVE IT!!!

Picnic Backpack With Cooler
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Picnic Backpack With Cooler

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.

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Major Scale Musical Wine Glasses

This set of lead-free crystal wine glasses are marked in the notes of the major scale. Simply fill each to the demarcated lines and play a love song to your spouse before getting sloshed. Make sure to practice first!

Preserved Rose
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Preserved Rose

Like your love, this rose bud will not wither and die. Give it to your love as a symbol of your eternal devotion, mounted, like your love, in a silver box. Remember too that it should not be watered, touched, or exposed to direct sunlight. Just like your love.

Giant Gummy Bear
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Giant Gummy Bear

Married couples have a tendency to let themselves go a bit. Why fight it? Help your favorite newlyweds embrace the urge to stop worrying about their waistline with this giant five pound gummy bear! They won’t know why you got it for them, but they’ll definitely eat it.

Where We Met Puzzle
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Where We Met Puzzle

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.

The Love Game
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The Love Game

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!