Wedding Wednesdays: First Wedding Anniversary Gift Ideas – Podcast Anniversary Episode [Episode 53]


The Wedding Wednesdays podcast turns one! To celebrate, we’re talking about First Wedding Anniversaries. Grab some Prosecco and take a listen to these fabulous gift ideas (both traditional and modern).

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It’s been an awesome year and we’ve got so much more to come!!


Let’s talk about first wedding anniversaries

It’s a great opportunity to reflect on your relationship and the first year of marriage. Being able to refer to your partner as your husband or wife is huge! 

How you celebrate will set the tone for future anniversaries. I’m a believer in going big on celebrations. It doesn’t always have to be expensive or over the top, but marriage is worth celebrating!!! 

Take some time to celebrate!

  • Meal out
  • Look at your wedding photos
  • Watch your wedding video
  • Eat the top tier of your wedding cake
  • Bust out some prosecco
  • Go on an overnight trip
  • Eat at your wedding venue

And of course, exchange gifts! 


1 Year Anniversary

Traditional: Paper

The symbolism here is that paper is fragile, just like the first year of marriage. But, if taken care of properly, it can last a lifetime! Paper also represents a blank sheet full of possibilities.

Modern: Clocks

Time is precious! Clocks represent the passing of time and all the changes and challenges that come with it.


First anniversary gift ideas:


  • Plane tickets
  • Scratch card world map
  • Printed photos / wedding album [view suppliers here]
  • Your vows printed and framed
  • The lyrics to your wedding song printed and framed
  • An illustration or piece of art
  • A couple’s cookbook
  • Personalised diary or planner
  • A special book or a reading subscription
  • Tickets to a special experience


  • A personalised clock with your names & wedding date
  • A clock with your wedding venue inscribed on it
  • Origami wall clock (both paper and clock)
  • Feeling fancy? A special watch