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One Year Anniversary Gift Ideas

Ashwini Kulkarni Sule Mar 10, 2020
They say that the first year is the toughest. The first anniversary brings with it not just the happiness of surviving a tough year together, but also a time to celebrate the good times that you shared. The occasion calls for a private little celebration - in a way - to remind the couple of all the love that they share.
Spending one year of togetherness, be it completion of the first year of marriage or a relationship, definitely calls for celebration.

An anniversary is a great time to show your loved one how much you love him/her, by doing something special that the two of you will remember for life.
Traditionally, paper has been associated with one year wedding anniversary gifts. There are number of ways in which you can make use of paper to make creative first anniversary gifts such as:

- Make a lovely anniversary card, and jot down your feelings.
- Buy some beautiful paper roses and gift them.
- Take a decorative jar and fill it with 100 reasons for 'why I love you'.
- Write a romantic poem for him/her.
Plan a one-day trip to a picturesque place, away from the city, where the two of you can spend some quality time with each other. It need not be some place far away, or expensive!
It can even be a place that's special to the two of you, some place that has fond memories of your relationship. The idea is to leave the humdrum of your busy lives behind and enjoy the completion of the one year journey.
What other way of celebrating a year of togetherness than spending a romantic evening in each other's company.
How about having a candlelight dinner in one of those rooftop restaurants or a lovely sunset dinner at the beach?! If your budget allows it, dress in your best outfits and head straight to the most luxurious restaurant in the city. You could also propose to her once again to make the day even more romantic.
If your partner's a shopaholic, then take her on a surprise shopping spree and let her shop to her heart's content. This gift is sure to be loved by a shopaholic.
You could take him/her to an expensive store and get her/him something really special. The two of you could also buy something together to mark one year of togetherness, like buying premium watches, etc. However, make sure you have the budget for it, or else this gift can turn into a disaster.
Who doesn't look forward to a day of pampering at the spa! After all, we all need a day to relax and rejuvenate, and what better day than the anniversary to sit back, relax, and remember the year gone by.
Get hold of some spa vouchers for the two of you and relax away. It would be great to take your spouse/partner to a resort with a spa so the two of you can have a lovely, relaxing, and indulgent holiday.
Exclusive jewelry is always appreciated by women, irrespective of how many they already have. Gorgeous romantic theme necklaces, stylish bracelets, rings, etc., make great gifts for your love on this special day.
To make the day even more special, the two of you can go to the jewelry store and choose two rings to mark the milestone in your lives. Premium tiepins, cufflinks, etc., make great gifts for men.
Gadgets and gizmos are ideal gifts for guys or even some tech-savvy girls. You can consider gifting him/her the latest iPhone or iPad. To make the gift even more special, download his/her favorite music onto the gadget.
You could also transfer various photos of the two of you to the gadget. This will add a personal touch. The two of you can also get a camera to celebrate the past year and capture new memories of the upcoming year.
If the two of you belong to the adventurous category and wish to make the day memorable by doing something new, try adventure sports.
Choose an adventure sport the two of you haven't tried out. Be it parachuting, skiing, bungee jumping, or no matter what else, pick anyone and make memories that you will remember all your life. However, make sure the sport you choose is something your spouse/partner would be willing to try out.
Looking for a gift that will excite your man? Well, tickets to his favorite game would be something that will thrill him.
Find out the dates of big matches of the teams he likes or supports, and book the tickets in advance. For example, if he's crazy about F1, get tickets for the nearest F1 race and accompany him. Your man is sure to thank you with all his heart for this lovely gift.
Personalized gifts and collages are great ways of capturing sweet moments you spent with your loved one. Adding sweet tag lines and romantic love quotes will make them even more nostalgic.
You could also have the collage made into a wall hanging, which can be hung in your bedroom. Such gifts have eternal value, and are loved by all because they are good reminders of the lovely times gone by.
There is really no dearth of one year anniversary gift ideas. It all depends on your personality and interests. Be creative and imaginative, and come up with something that will truly touch the heart of your loved one. Your partner will truly appreciate all the effort you have put in to make the day special.