First wedding anniversary gifts: Top ten paper presents

by Charlotte.Barnes on April 29, 2012

We’ve found ourselves thinking back to last April when William and Kate got married. We can’t believe it’s been a whole year!

Traditionally gifts of paper were given to the happy couple on their first wedding anniversary so, to celebrate their first 12 months together, we thought we’d bring you some of the best first wedding anniversary gifts.

Map letters

The Letteroom creates fantastic letters from old maps. Each one is handmade and one of a kind. Get two of these in yours and your partners first initials and display them on the mantelpiece for a pretty reminder of your first year together. Priced at £45 each.

Recycled paper brooch

This hare brooch would make a thoughtful and attractive gift, especially during the spring and summer months. It’s made from a mixture of materials including recycled paper and a Swarovski crystal. £12 from Gift Wrapped & Gorgeous.

Here comes the sun

This paper print has words from The Beatles’ popular song ‘Here Comes The Sun’. This would be a great gift for any music lover. It’s one of 100 limited edition laser cut prints available at From the Wilde, priced at £25.

Divine Elegance Gift Box

Divinge Elegance Box

This gorgeous gift box is perfect for an indulgent evening or weekend in where you and you partner can celebrate your first year together. It includes elderflower vodka liqueur, chocolate truffles and much more – all presented in a luxurious gift box. £80 from Interflora.

British Bulldog

This paperweight from Treat Him is quirky and would look great on any desk. It features a brilliant Union Jack design that would fit perfectly into any dog-loving family. Priced at £8.99.

Illustrated writing paper

This writing paper would make a lovely gift for anyone who loves to write or, indeed, for anyone who prefers snail mail over email. It’s handmade in Cornwall, comes with matching envelopes and is all presented in a beautiful gift box. £98 from Honey Tree Bespoke.

How sweet it is to be loved by you

This paper cut wall art would look great on any room in the home. It’s the ideal fit for a first anniversary gift and comes in various colours, so why not choose your partner’s favourite. £50 from Ant Design Gifts.

I’m going to change the world…

This notebook would be great for a partner with grand dreams. A place where they really can write down how they are going to change with world, it would also make the beautiful beginnings of a scrapbook or diary. £7 from Lily and Lime.

Letter rack

This lovely letter rack is as practical as it is beautiful. If you live in a house where there are always letters and unpaid bills floating around then this could be the answer to your problems. It would make a gorgeous gift for anyone who loves to see things neatly organised. £10.95 from Gifts from Handpicked.

Leather journal

This journal would be a lovely anniversary present for anyone who loves writing down their thoughts. It would make a stunning diary and the leather cover just adds a touch of luxury. £19.99 from Ganesha

What did you get on your first wedding anniversary? Do let us know in the comments.

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Elizabeth 28 Aug 2012 at 2:01 pm

What a great list! Love the map initial!
Another cute first paper wedding anniversary gift? Couples really like discussing how they met and what first attracted them to each other and they will be amazed how accurately this is all captured in their LoveStars report at

Jon 18 Nov 2012 at 6:26 pm

A great article, we have lots of friends 1st wedding anniversaries coming up so some great ideas in here. We had our 1st anniversary recently and we have a small personalised gift print company but we couldn’t give our own products to each other (a bit cheap!) so ended up with homemade cards which are always a nice personal touch! Personalised or hand made gifts are always well received!

Marjha 16 Apr 2013 at 1:03 pm

Thank you for this great piece – the minefield of buying an anniversary gift, especially for your husband, has been answered by this blog – THANK YOU!

chlo81 25 Oct 2013 at 3:52 pm

Great ideas for a paper anniversary !
I order a gift from Etsy with uses maps of your favourite/important locations.. I chose hearts but they also do butterflies I think.
So lovely!

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