Experiences Are The Best Gifts
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.
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?
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.
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?
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.
Exchanging wedding rings was symbolic of your never-ending love for each other and while it’s a nice tradition, it’s not really something that captures how unique and special your spouse is to you. Custom made jewelry will do just that and serve as a reminder of how special your first year was for you both through a gift that will last a lifetime.
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!
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.
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.