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.
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.
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.
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?
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.
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.
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.
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.