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!!!
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!
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.
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.
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.
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?
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.
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.
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.