For your first wedding anniversary, the traditional gift is paper. The modern gift is clocks, apparently. I totally didn't know this until I checked about.com. I knew the paper one, but not the clocks. It looks like all of the modern gifts are way more expensive than the traditional gifts. Haha! Uh... the modern gift for the 4th anniversary is "appliances"!? Whaaa....?
So, I've been brainstorming some paper gifts that I could give Brendan for our anniversary. Here are some of the most awesome gifts I found.
I love this coupon book, sold by I Love It All. Colorful & creative!
I think this bookmark totally can count, since books have paper, and the book mark would.. uh, mark your page. I really like this one by Snappin Engraving.
This is just plain cool. You could use cards you got at your wedding. Or cards or notes that you've given one another, or even a picture from your wedding! So many possibilities with this one from Caladon Home.
This one is a hint for Brendan :) Every girl likes jewelry. Julie Dye Craft creates tons of different accessories from paper. These earrings are so pretty!
Here's a custom anniversary gift for those who like to travel. Sweet Musings Paperie creates these pieces of art according to your specifications.
Journals are full of paper, and they can be used for many different things. Address books, journals, remembering important dates (like anniversaries!) notes for school or work, grocery lists, whatever! This is a great gender-neutral option by Renewed Upon a Dream.
And lastly, for those who can't think of anything & just want to get a gift card, you can make it more exciting or pretty by putting it in a great little paper envelope by Susie's Tablefare.
Do you follow the traditional or modern anniversary gift suggestions? Or do you just get whatever they want & don't take the the suggestions into consideration at all? What did you do for your very first wedding anniversary?
If you'd like to pin any of these items to Pinterest, please please please click the link & do so from their shop!!! The sellers would really appreciate it! Thank you!