1st Wedding Anniversary

At Yourcounty we have been publishing gift features with present suggestions for over a decade. This page is our first or paper present advice and help, this link for our main gift page. The traditional gift is paper themed, the modern alternative is a clock, the flower associated with this occasion is the Carnation and the Latin term is annual.

Paper Gifts And Presents

The traditional present is something made out of paper, literally or symbolically. At one time this could simply be a card or even some flowers. In more affluent times the paper gift started to gain more substance; books, prints and pictures. Today paper is open to the widest possible interpretation, if it contains paper you can regard it as fitting within the tradition as long as........you avoid conflicting with other anniversary themes. For example painting are the modern gift theme for the 26th, so that might be one gift to steer clear of for the first anniversary.

The Perfect First Gift

One of the ideas behind present themes is to create a framework within which the relationship is celebrated with presents that reflect the deepening commitment and length of the relationship; a progression in gifts. So whilst the paper theme can be used as an opportunity to give a very expensive treat, the spirit of the occasion might be to find an interesting and creative gift that is really of paper. It is of course all about personal choice. A great gift is one that balances the wishes of the receiver and the resources of the giver. If you do a little research you'll find it much easier to get the right present

And so, on to the suggestions, we have a few below with links to products at the John Lewis store. In addition you might like to think about: origami related products, gift vouchers, paper crafts sets, paper mache gifts, a newspaper from the day of the wedding as a keep sake and even a first day cover (postage stamps) from the day/week of the wedding,

First (Paper) Presents

Beauty Gift Sets From John Lewis

Beauty Gift Sets

Skin Care Sets, Bath & Body Sets, Hair Care, Fragrance Sets for him and her.

Beauty Gift Sets

Jigsaws & Puzzles

Over 50 jigsaws and logic puzzles, prices start at £5.

Jigsaws & Puzzles

Photo Albums

Some beautiful albums, prices start at £8 and rise to £160 for a top of the range model.

Photo Albums

Board Games

Board games are so diverse that there is something for almost everyone; Texas Hold'em Poker, Wooden Chess Set, Dominoes, London Ludo, Mah Jong, Backgammon Set, Great British Trivia Game, Chess and Draughts Set, Large Print Scrabble Board, Hasbro Vintage Cluedo, QI Board Game.

Board Games

Holidays with British Airways

Holidays with British Airways

Books

Books

Gift Experiences

Gift Experiences

Paintings

Paintings

Tickets for London Musicals, Plays & Attractions

Tickets for London Musicals, Plays & Attractions

Posters

Posters

eBooks & Kindle

eBooks & Kindle

Gift Vouchers

Gift Vouchers

The modern first wedding anniversary gift is a clock or watch. Watches are now probably one of the most popular 1st anniversary presents particularly from partners to each other.

Watches From John Lewis

Women's Watches

Women's Watches

Men's Watches

Men's Watches

Clocks

Clocks

Weather & Time Clocks

eather & Time Clocks

For any anniversary there are some essential gifts that make every anniversary gifts

Cards

Cards

Flowers - Carnation

Flowers - Carnation

Chocolates

Chocolates

Gift Vouchers

Gift Vouchers

Your Feedback & Comments

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